Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups
By Michael Visconti November 15th, 2016
What a week! There were a ton of big scores this week with running backs leading the way. There were 6 RB’s that had multiple TDs this week while 11 of them had 19 carries or more. What is this 2002?
We are now entering in to the final regular season week in many of the high-stakes format leagues, and with the final big week of byes it is imperative to sharpen up our roster before heading into the playoffs. Here are the Week 11 byes:
New York Jets
Week 13 byes:
At this stage of the year rather than suggesting a rest of the way Quarterback pickup we will be offering our best streamers in order of our weekly standard rankings. Here are the stream options for Week 11:
Marcus Mariota TEN @ IND
Kirk Cousins WAS vs. GB
Eli Manning NYG vs. CHI
Matthew Stafford DET vs JAX
Rob Kelley WAS – Well as I discussed on my podcast before the season started fumbles finally did Matt Jones in. Jay Gruden claims he is not totally on the outs, but we know what that means, it means this is UDFA Kelley’s job now, if he is still available in your league pick him up.
James White NE – I have found James on the waiver wire in a couple of 12 team leagues. Clearly Dion Lewis’ comeback plus the play of LaGarette Blount have resulted in his drop, I guess? They play the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday which is an obvious lopsided match as the Patriots enter the game coming off a home loss. Ya’ll better get out the way!
Wendell Smallwood PHI – Oh him again. I would not go and invest too much into his success, but this is simply an addition in case Ryan Mathews goes down or again falls out of favor with the coaching staff. Still Smallwood ran well when giving the opportunity. He carried the ball 13 times for 70 yards for a 5.4 YPC.
Kenneth Dixon BAL – Terrance West led the backfield with 21 carries to Dixon’s 6, but it’s what they did with them. Kenneth had a 6.3 YPC while Terrance West carried a 3.1 YPC. Dixon also hauled in 4 receptions on 7 targets for 42 yards to West’s 1 catch on 2 targets for 12 yards. Dixon is much more versatile and explosive and will be the RB to own in this backfield down the stretch.
CJ Prosise SEA – CJ is the man. If he is available in any of your leagues pick him up now. He is a difference maker especially in PPR formats. With Thomas Rawls possible come back this week it is possible that he has some value as a bench stash. Christine Michael is clearly out of favor and looks to be out of gas too.
Watch List – Jalen Richard OAK, Dwayne Washington DET, Jeremy Langford CHI
Rishard Mathews TEN – Another game another TD. That makes 6 in 6 games. I would caution that he is not getting a lot of targets but when he continues to find the end zone week in week out, who cares?
Eli Rogers PIT – Sammie Coates is apparently not going to miss time with two broken fingers, but it has cleared a path for Eli Rogers to be the clear-cut #2 WR in Pittsburgh. Eli is a must own in all formats.
Tyreek Hill KC – 13 targets! Wow! He caught 10 of them for 89 yards too. If Maclin comes back this week look for these targets to go way down, but if he does not play expect Tyreek to get a heavy workload.
Devante Parker MIA – Right about this time last year is when Parker began turning it up in his rookie campaign that gave him a ton of preseason hype. People grew frustrated and eventually dropped him in a ton of leagues. Staying consistent with the timing Parker catches 5 of 8 targets for 103 yards. Here is to him stringing together a bunch of good games late in the season, again.
Cameron Meredith CHI – This guy could have been a top 15 WR had Hoyer stayed healthy. When Cutler came back it was like he didn’t even know who Meredith was. Now with Alshon Jeffery out for 4 weeks with a PED suspension maybe Cameron will introduce himself to Jay. Jay meet Cameron, Cameron meet Jay. Jay, he is the best WR on your sweet football team.
Michael Floyd ARI – Everything I said about Devante Parker pretty much applies here. After being demoted publicly it seemed to have lit a spark under Floyd. He played well on Sunday doing what we thought he would do in the preseason going up and grabbing balls out of the sky using his big body to haul in the deep ball. Floyd ended up catching 5 of 6 targets for 101 yards.
Watch List – Tyler Lockett SEA, Brian Quick STL, Dontrelle Inman SD, Taylor Gabriel ATL
LaDarius Green PIT – had only 3 catches for 30 yards but the storyline is he is back in the league. His return was not guaranteed, but it looks like he is back and he landed in a perfect situation for a tight end. He is an excellent bet to score in the top 5 at the tight end position from now until the end of the season. Excellent add.
Cameron Brate TB – Some of you were smart enough to pick him up last week. He’s still available in a ton of leagues and proves to be a target monster in this offense. Brate caught all 7 of his targets for 84 yards and a TD.
Watch List – Will Tye NYG, Vance McDonald SF, Richard Rodgers GB