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Fantasy football waiver wire advice: Quarterback rankings for Week 11

The waiver wire begins late Tuesday, so it is time to figure out your best options. We’ve got rankings for all four major positions: QB | RB | WR | TE

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Week 10 of the 2017 regular season is just about coming to a close with the Monday Night Football game remaining. Most fantasy football leagues will run their waiver wires late Tuesday or early Wednesday, but we are here to help you get a jump on the best options to consider.

We will be ranking the top five players likely to be available in your league at each of the four major positions. Some weeks there might not be five good options available, but we’ll scour for the best we can find. Additionally, throughout the week, we will update each of these articles as ownership percentages change and news arrives. The following ownership percentages come via CBS Sportsline entering Week 10.

Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars (57 percent owned)

On a team built on its defense and running game, Bortles remains something of a secondary option for fantasy players (think Trent Dilfer, 2001 Ravens). But Bortles has been fairly consistent, producing about 18 fantasy points per game over the past three weeks, including Sunday’s wild win over the Chargers. He has a safe, steady floor, without huge upside. Sometimes, that’s enough to win you a league, especially if you had been all-in with Aaron Rodgers or DeShaun Watson.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (36)

The Buccaneers say Jameis Winston is going to miss several weeks to let his shoulder heal, and you wonder if at some point they just shut him down for good. Fitzpatrick was not super exciting against the Jets on Sunday — 187 yards, one TD, one interception — but his next few opponents are middle of the road against QBs, giving him a chance to put up better stats, especially with Mike Evans back on the field.

Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings (14)

Bridgewater was active on Sunday, which is a tremendous accomplishment all by itself considering the severity of his knee injury back in 2016. Now the question is, when does he get his job back? Case Keenum is doing all he can to stave off the inevitable, throwing four TD passes on Sunday. But he also had two picks, so stashing Bridgewater will probably pay off sooner rather than later.

Drew Stanton, Arizona Cardinals (9)

We’ll have to check his status during the week after injuring his knee last Thursday against the Seahawks – and he hasn’t exactly lit the world on fire in his two starts – but like Bortles, he’s been consistent. In two starts, Stanton has 16 and 18 fantasy points. Another decent floor, with perhaps more upside because of the weapons around him.

C.J. Beathard, San Francisco 49ers (8)

We don’t know for sure when Jimmy Garoppolo is going to take over the starting job – it’s possible it’s Week 12, it’s possible it’s later than that. But as long as Beathard has the job, he has potential for games like Sunday, when he passed and ran all over the Giants. Keep an eye on news out of Santa Clara during the bye week to see who faces the Sherman-less Seahawks in Week 12


Top waiver wire targets for Week 11