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.

 

 

Honorable Mention: Jimmy Garoppolo (SF, 65% rostered), Mac Jones (NE, 16% rostered), Zach Wilson (NYJ, 8% rostered),

 

 

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.

 

Honorable Mention: Tyler Allgeier (ATL, 59% rostered), Kenneth Gainwell (PHI, 16% rostered), Ameer Abdullah (LVR, 2% rostered)

 

 

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.

 

Honorable Mentions: Michael Gallup (DAL, 42% rostered), Terrace Marshall Jr. (CAR, 19% rostered) Nico Collins (HOU, 13% rostered)

 

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.

 

Honorable Mention:  Isaiah Likely (BAL, 22% rostered), Foster Moreau (LVR, 17% rostered), Juwan Johnson (NO, 12% rostered)

 

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!

 

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sportivetricks
sportivetricks
2 months ago

I think I can quietly pick up Rachaad White while he’s on the bye, but I’d have to decide between ditching Cordarelle Patterson or Jaylen Warren.

I am having a real hard time with it because both of those backfields look pretty murky right now, and ATL is more crowded, but PIT looks weaker overall. (I actually have Warren as a cuff for Harris, so I’d still have a dog in that hunt if I drop him. I’ve also got two other FLEX-y RBs and a cuff for my #1, so there’s not much wiggle room.

Got any thoughts on this angstful matter?

The Harrow
The Harrow
2 months ago
Reply to  Mitch Staniger

i wouldn’t care if r.white is “the guy” or not, drop warren for him. r.white is performing for weeks in limited touches anyway, and those were going up and he played over fournette prior to injury last week. only way this looks bad is if harris is actually injured enough to be out. you might be able to wait on that news too with TB on bye.

Water Boy
Water Boy
2 months ago

Howdy Mitch!

Full ppr/ 10 tm , 9/10 on waiver order

Who should I prioritize: Pacheco or Christian Watson? I kinda want both though.

Here’s what I’m thinking

1.) drop kyren Williams, add Pacheco

2.) drop OBJ, add Christian Watson

3.) drop obj, add Jarvis Landry

4..) drop obj , add Darius slayton

5.) drop obj, add skowronek or van Jefferson

Other available WRs: nico Collins, MVS, DuVarney, Tyquan Thornton

My RBs are Dalvin cook, zeke Elliot, Dameon Pierce, pollard, miles sanders, Mostert , mattison & kyren Williams. Houston just signed eno Benjamin not sure if that hurts Pierce

My WRs are Justin Jefferson, davante adams, courtland Sutton, Gallup, Pickens , obj . We start 3 WRs + we have one flex

TE Kittle

Is Gallup a hold? Or drop?

Thanks man!

Water Boy
Water Boy
2 months ago
Reply to  Mitch Staniger

Thanks man!

I have philly D, are they set it & forget it ROS or would it be wise to add another and play matchups if philly D falls off a cliff?

Available D’s
* commanders:
Matchups
Week 11 @ Houston
Week 12 vs falcons
Week 13 @ giants
Week 14 bye
Week 15 vs giants
Week 16 @ SF
Week 17 vs browns

* jets D
Matchups
Week 11 @ pats
Week 12 vs browns
Week 13 @ Minnesota
Week 14 @ Buffalo
Week 15 vs lions
Week 16 vs jags
Week 17 @ Seattle

* broncos D
Matchups
Week 11 vs raiders
Week 12 @ Carolina
Week 13 @ Baltimore
Week 14 vs chiefs
Week 15 vs cardinals
Week 16 @ rams
Week 17 @ JC

* Seattle D
Matchups
Week 11 bye
Week 12 vs raiders
Week 13 @ rams
Week 14 vs panthers
Week 15 vs Niners
Week 16 @ KC
Week 17 vs jets

* Steelers D
Matchups
Week 11 vs bengals
Week 12 @ Indy
Week 13 @ ATL
Week 14 vs ravens
Week 15 @ Carolina
Week 16 vs raiders
Week 17 @ Baltimore

* Miami D
Week 11 bye
Week 12 vs Texans
Week 13 @ SF
Week 14 @ Chargers
Week 15 @ Buffalo
Week 16 vs packers
Week 17 Pats

Philly D
Week 11 @ Indy
Week 12 vs packers
Week 13 vs titans
Week 14 @ giants
Week 15 @ bears
Week 16 @ dallas
Week 17 vs saints

JC
JC
2 months ago

Hey Mitch:

Couple of issues I need another opinion sir
DST
Start Jets or Titans/ or drop one for Commanders @Houston

QB 1 Week streamer
Heinicke
Mariotta
Carr
Pickett

I also need a Flex off wire: (I have Warren)
Available
Watson
Eli Mitchell
M Gordon
R Moore
C Samuel
London

How would you rank order for wire & would you use Warren in place any of the above. 🙌

cable
cable
2 months ago

Mitch….need to drop one of these TE’s with the understanding when I do he’s going to get picked up ….D Schultz,D Knox,Higbee

The Harrow
The Harrow
2 months ago
Reply to  cable

knox drop. schultz is finally healthy again and only reason many didn’t jump at waivering him weeks ago is DAL for some stupid reason didn’t IR him when he was going to either miss or barely play over more than 4 weeks in a row. higbee’s targets might be really good here shortly too.

DoIDoit?
DoIDoit?
2 months ago

Mitch!

thanks for another write up! Agree on your QB pick ups. With the red rifle sputtering and rumblings of a QB change, do I drop Dalton for Heinicke this week as a geno smith fill in? (I also have carson wentz on IR, owning both washington QB’s could gurantee me a starter? I play in a superflex league so starting 2 qb’s/week is desireable).

Also…. I’ve been trying to shop Hockensen all year, but he’s looking pretty good with Minnesota in a small sample size. However, with the Dallas Goedert injury another trade window has opened. Would you:
Give: TJ Hockensen, Jamaal Williams for Alvin Kamara, Dallas Goedert?

Thanks!

DoIDoit?
DoIDoit?
2 months ago
Reply to  DoIDoit?

I should mention my TE fill ins would be Dulchich and/or Conklin before Goedert comes back.

The Harrow
The Harrow
2 months ago
Reply to  DoIDoit?

i’d just hold here, goedert will be out at least a good chunk of ROS (even if that turns into 1 week, that’s 25% of the remaining regular season. and it’s entirely possible he’s say “back” week 12 but plays less snaps but you don’t get to know that in advance and thus start him to a lesser output). if your RB’s are really thin i could see doing this and play one of those others till goedert is back. unknown % chance swift finally gets used properly lessening j-will’s value. if you don’t already have to start j-will though definitely don’t do this.

and i’d grab heinicke over dalton even if dalton starts anyway. i’d say this even if you didn’t already have wentz, but that makes it more slam dunk.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
2 months ago

DPJ should’ve been added as at least a depth WR long ago even in 12’ers. some are speculating for no real reason (watson’s never played with DPJ yet) that DPJ’s uptick has only to do with brissett and won’t continue with somebody else. doesn’t seem to make sense to me, i felt myself lucky to add him like 3 weeks or so ago in a 12’er that starts only 2 WR with 2 flexes (he almost certainly wouldn’t have been obtainable in a 3 WR league even 2-3 weeks ago).

Cable
Cable
2 months ago

Anyone hear anything about J Chase ?

Cable
Cable
2 months ago

I drafted this group of RB’s to go with (WR) Lamb & Chase and will never be able to do this again ….

Javonte Williams
B Hall
K Walker
ETN
Rac White
J Warren
T Allgeier

Cable
Cable
2 months ago

Anyone have any news on J Chase ?

The Harrow
The Harrow
2 months ago
Reply to  Cable

“hoping for week 12” was a today update. obviously that doesn’t mean anything till he’s actually practicing.

Sport
Sport
2 months ago

Regular 10 team .5 ppr and I have Tua on a bye. You rolling with Heinicke or Russell Wilson this week?

Thank you!

P.S. Drake droppable at this point with Gus coming back. I’m pretty loaded at RB and need to add Pacheco who was not claimed this morning.

Sport
Sport
2 months ago
Reply to  Mitch Staniger

I have been reading everything g you guys put out! With byes and easy matchups it’s taken my guess work out of it. The good team I have is on a roll (even though I lost Goddert). The Tua team start out 2-5 but now I’m 4-5 and only one game out being tied for the 4th spot. Funny league.

Thanks for all you guys do!

William Trill Cauley-Stein
William Trill Cauley-Stein
2 months ago

Mitch! I hope you are doing well. I am in a ten team 0.5 ppr league with big play bonuses. Could you please help me figure out who to pick start for week 11? Thank you!

***QB: J. Hurts/D. Prescott

***WR1: C. Kirk/B. Aiyuk/J. Waddle/A. Brown

***WR2: C. Kirk/B. Aiyuk/J. Waddle/A. Brown

***RB1: J. Taylor/D. Henderson/D. Forman/J. Robinson/K. Walker/E. Mitchell/G. Edwards

***RB2: J. Taylor/D. Henderson/D. Forman/J. Robinson/K. Walker/E. Mitchell/G. Edwards

TE: C. Kmet

***F: B. Aiyuk/J. Waddle C. Kirk/D. Foreman/K. Walker/J. Robinson/J. Taylor/A. Brown/E. Mitchell/G. Edwards/C. Kmet

***D: Dallas OR NYJ OR NYG OR NO? (I would have to drop someone)

K: G. Gano

*Would you drop anyone for: NYJ defense, Damien Harris, Raccad White, NO defense, C. Akers, D. Henderson, M. Gordon or M. Gallup?*

Thank you!

qbranks
qbranks
2 months ago

Where are we on Stafford ROS? Rams were dysfunctional with kupp, now he has the concussion bug sans kupp… do we like Heinicke over Stafford ROS?

Dude
Dude
2 months ago

ROS Hollywood Brown or Jeudy?

Dude
Dude
2 months ago
Reply to  Dude

Or Robinson with the Kupp injury?

Sport
Sport
2 months ago

Hey Mitch, me again. The hardest thing about my best team is trying to place the right guys in for the week and the right ones on the bench. It’s a good problem to have!

This week I have Amon-Ra St. Brown and Hopkins at WR and CMC/Chub at RB. Pitts fills in at TE with Goedert out. So my choice for the flex basically is between Cordarelle Patterson and Olave. Pittmans is also an option but seems less likely with the matchup against the Eagles.

You rolling with Olave since Patterson’s workload is still not certain?

Thank you!

llango1250
llango1250
2 months ago

Made it through the guillotine cut! down to 9 teams.
my roster has hit a big bye week this week. Need your help. Next cut is week 13.
Current Roster
QB Murray
WR Theilen
WR Moore
RB Swift
RB Elliot
TE Hockerson
Flex A. Gibson
Bench
Mostert
Waddle
Tyreek
DK
lots of question marks here – Do i trade Tyreek Hill for Fields and Stevenson? or Allen Deboo? Maybe Allen Stevenson?

llango1250
llango1250
2 months ago
Reply to  Mitch Staniger

Nope he wont trade for Murray. So today he says J.allen, Deboo, Stevenson for Tyrek Mostert. Thoughts?

then my roster “Healthy” would look like
QB Allen
WR Deboo
WR Waddle
RB Swift
RB Elliot
TE Hockerson
Flex Stevenson

Bench
DK
Gibson
Moore

Dropp Theilen

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
2 months ago

Would you drop any of DJ Moore or DeVonta Smith for Toney?

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
2 months ago

Something else.. start Higbee or Dulcich this week?

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
2 months ago
Reply to  Mitch Staniger

Thanks Mitch!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
2 months ago

Hello Mitch. Thanks for the Waiver info. Got a TE question for you in our Yahoo 12 Team Points League with full PPR.

I lost Ertz and added Njoku, but I’m not feeling great about his chances to play. Would you add Dulcich over him? He is the only real TE available. And whoever it is would need to be my TE for probably the remainder of the season barring a trade.

Thanks much Mitch and Happy Thanksgiving!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
2 months ago
Reply to  Mitch Staniger

Cool! Thanks much Mitch.