Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles
Week 11 of the NFL season has 4 teams off on a “Bye”, Atlanta, Denver, NY Jets and San Diego. We did not have a rash of disappointing injuries in Week 10, thankfully, but that also means that there are not a lot new players on the waiver wire, filling in around the NFL. If players on the “Bye’ week is hurting your fantasy football roster in Week 11, I am afraid the pickin’s are slim.
Week 11 Byes: Atlanta, Denver, NY Jets and San Diego.
Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks
WASH QB Kirk Cousins (vs GB)- Cousins has thrown at least 1 TD pass in every game since Week 1. Cousins is still only only owned in 73% of Yahoo leagues. At less than 100%, TENN QB M Mariots easily threw all over the Packers in Week 10.
TB QB Jameis Winston ( at Kansas City )- Winston is only owned in 83% of Yahoo leagues. Averaging 2 1/2 TDs last 4 games. Rough match up in Week 11, as KC DEF is playing well.
BALT QB Joe Flacco ( at DAL )- Tougher match up than he had in Week 10, but Flacco is a quality fill in for a quarterback on a “Bye” in Week 11.
Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs
TB RB Doug Martin ( at KC )- Doug Martin was eased into the game in Week 10, but did score a TD. He should be picked up in every format.
WASH RB Rob Kelley (vs GB)- In Week 10, Kelley went 22 for 97 yards, but 0 TDs unfortunately. With 43 carries the last two games, Kelley will be a back-end RB2 against the Packers. Only owned in 48% of Yahoo leagues.
GB RB James Starks ( at TENN)- In Week 10, James Starks played 55/78 snaps against the Titans. WR/RB Ty Montgomery was barely in the game, so it’s Starks show for the rest of the season if he can stay healthy. Only owned in 27% of Yahoo leagues.
DET RB Theo Riddick (vs JACK )– He’s the running back to own in Detroit when he’s healthy. May have been dropped due to the Week 10 “Bye” week, which I am sure did him well in his recover. Theo Riddick rushed 14 times for 70 yards and caught 1/3 targets for 6 yards in Week 9. Good match up Week 11. Only owned in 82% of Yahoo leagues.
BALT RB Terrance West ( at DAL )- Still available in 86% of Yahoo leagues.
Other possible RB candidates- deeper leagues OAK RBs Jaelen Richard ( vs HOU)- Back from the Week 10 “Bye” week.
Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers
CHI WR Cameron Meredith ( at NYG)- Back on the waiver wire radar with 50 yards and 1 TD in Week 10 and WR Alshon Jeffery’s 4 game suspension. Now likely the #1 receiver for the Bears.
PITT WR Eli Rogers ( at CLEV )- An UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 10 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATION…Eli Rogers hauled in 4/5 targets for 42 yards and a TD Sunday in Week 10 vs the Cowboys. Only owned in 10% of Yahoo leagues.
TENN WR Rishard Matthews ( at IND)- 6 touchdowns in the past 6 games. Another UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 10 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATION
KC WR Tyreek Hill ( vs TB )- WR Hill has the most receptions of any Chief’s player in 2016.
CAR WR Devin Funchess ( vs NO)- Too big to ignore forever ( 6’4″- 225 lbs) Funchess caught 3/4 targets for 56 yards and 1 TD in Week 10 vs the Chiefs. Great match up week 11.
NYG WR Sterling Shepard ( vs CHI)- TD receptions 2 straight weeks and caught 5/7 targets for 42 yards and 1 TD in the Giants’ Week 10 win over the Bengals.
BALT WR Beshad Perriman ( at DAL)- Tough match up but slowing getting involved in the Raven’s offense. Perriman had 3/4 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown Thursday in the Ravens’ Week 10 win over the Browns.
Also consider MIA WR DeVante Parker( at LA Rams)- Parker had a good week of practice before catching five passes for 103 yards against the Chargers.
Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends
Also consider SF TE Vance McDonald ( vs NE )- Vance McDonald has 12 targets past 2 games for 134 yards total and 1 TD.
See if SD Te A Gates is available ( owned in 88% of Yahoo leagues.) 37 targets past 4 games.
More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 11 coming as the week progresses.