Week 11 Waiver Wire Add of the Week: WR: Christian Watson (GB; 9% rostered) – My Week 10 Waiver Wire Add of the Week decided not to play in Week 10. Thanks for nothing Mecole Hardman. Stat tuned for more about him below. For now, let’s try to catch lightning in a bottle just little rookie WR Christian Watson did on Sunday afternoon.
Our guy had two brutal drops in the first quarter when my Packers needed him to step up. I was screaming at the television so frustrated that we finally add offense for Aaron Rodgers, and none have lived up to their draft slot outside of the now injured Romeo Doubs. Then it happened. The bomb that should have happened in Week 1 versus the Vikings happened against the Cowboys. Then another TD followed by the game tying TD for the trifecta.
One thing I know about the Packers is they have Aaron Rodgers, so they are never out of any game…until this year as both Rodgers and the offense have seemed out of sorts. Some might even say they look disinterested. For now, Rodgers appears to trust Watson, so we should trust him as well. We know Doubs is out another 4-5 weeks and Sammy Watkins is not a thing, so Rodgers has the two RBs, Lazard, and Watson. At this point in the season, you are looking for a league winner and though one week does a league winner make, you just never…Watson might be that guy.
Keep reading to find some additional names to help you through the injury bug and Week 11 byes.
NOTE: Rostered percentages and scoring system is based on Yahoo! PPR league scoring.
QB: Taylor Heinicke (WAS, 13% rostered) – We are scraping the bottom here folks. The closest thing you will find to new-school Brett Favre is Heinicke who is not afraid to chuck it. After the MNF match-up with the Eagles, Heinicke has a couple of nice matchups if you need a filler (@ HOU, vs ATL). We know he’s going to throw so I place him at the top of the QB list this week based on volume alone. You will have to be extremely thin at QB to consider any of our names and I hope you are not in need of a QB. If you are, you can do worse than adding Heinicke for two weeks.
QB: Colt McCoy (ARI, 2% rostered) – Let’s get crazy! Colt McCoy subbed in for the injured Kyler Murray and put up decent numbers in a win over the Stafford-less Rams. McCoy was not awesome…let’s just get that straight. He appeared to be effective and there are rumblings out of Glendale the fans want him in for Week 11 over Murray. I am not sure that is the best idea, but can get behind it after watching Murray cry and complain on the sidelines this season. Keep an eye on the Murray injury situation because you just never know what can happen in this crazy league.
RB: Isiah Pacheco (KC; 24% rostered) – I recommended Pacheco last week and rostered percentage dropped from 30% to 24%. I also mentioned him being relatively ineffective against the stout TEN rush defense in Week 9. Well, what did we learn? We learned CEH may not be a thing at this point as is indicative by his four…FOUR plays on Sunday. Read that again! Not four carries…FOUR plays (no carries). Stay focused and understand Pacheco will come off the field during most obvious passing situations, but make no mistake, he is the guy in KC at this point. He is going to prove to be most valuable in standard leagues and must be rostered in all leagues with that format. I like, not love, him in PPR leagues.
RB: Alexander Mattison (MIN, 40% rostered) – Another name I recommended in the Week 10 article is here again in Week 11. Mattison also dropped (5%) between weeks and I am here to beg you, especially all Dalvin Cook owners to get this guy as your handcuff or as a stash. The Vikings found a way to go into Orchard Park and beat the Bills. Mattison looked OK in a straight back-up role, but know he immediately becomes a RB1 league winning type of player if Cook goes down with an injury. Be smart here and add that name now just in case.
WR: Kadarius Toney (KC; 51% rostered) – This name is much more about the JuJu Smith-Schuster concussion and the Chiefs offense than it is about Toney. If JuJu is trending out during the week, then Toney could be a significant addition to your squad. JuJu had been trending up in recent weeks and I am confident those targets will fall in the lap of Toney should JuJu be ruled out due to the concussion protocols. This is a splash add if you have roster space. Do not overpay for one good game.
WR: Donovan Peoples-Jones (CLE; 35% rostered) – Since Week 4, our guy DPJ is averaging double-digit points in a full PPR format with his best performance in Week 10 (9 targets, 5 receptions, 99 yards). Not that I am a fan of Deshaun Watson, but if he comes back and is anything like he was pre-suspension, DPJ will probably see his numbers increase. I still prefer Amari Cooper over DPJ, but this is a waiver article and 65% of leagues show he is available.
TE: Cole Kmet (CHI; 59% rostered) – Similar to Christian Watson, I think is time play the hot hand with Kmet. During a season where TEs are atrocious, Kmet is available in almost half of leagues and carries a two-game stretch of 20+ PPR points into a golden matchup at Atlanta. Justin Fields and Kmet have a connection and you should find a way to connect with Kmet and hope for the same results.
Last night, the Commanders proved anything can happen in the NFL and with fantasy football. Let last night be a lesson to you. There is a lot of fantasy football season remaining and you need to keep at it and tighten up your roster through the Week 11 byes while keeping an eye on the future schedule. Cut fat where it exists. Stash where you have space. Add depth just in case. You are still here so might as well make a run!
Best of luck heading into Week 10 and may the wire be with you!