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Jakeem Grant: Early waiver wire option in Week 11

Jakeem Grant stood out in Sunday’s contest as a potential early waiver wire option in Week 11.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant (19) runs a punt return for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium.  Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins might’ve found themselves another weapon at wide receiver to help them make a late-season push towards the playoffs and a potential AFC East title.

Heading into their Week 10 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, the Miami Dolphins were hoping that either tight end Mike Gesicki or someone from their wide receiver unit would step up to replace the production of second-year wide receiver Preston Williams.

Williams suffered a knee injury in last week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals and was consequently placed on injured reserve. Luckily for the Dolphins, they got a major boost from speedy wide receiver Jakeem Grant. The 5-foot-7 Grant recorded a team-high four receptions (five targets) for 43 yards and a touchdown in Miami’s 29-21 victory over the Chargers.

Sunday’s performance marked the second-straight week that Grant had five targets, which is good sign that he is emerging as a viable option in the Dolphins’ offense. Out of all their wide receivers on the active roster, Grant is only who provides that game-breaking speed and ability to create explosive plays. If he continues to get consistent targets going forward, the former Texas Tech Red Raider may be a good FLEX play going forward in both standard fantasy football and DFS. Grant is rostered in only five percent of Yahoo fantasy leagues.

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