Early Waiver Wire Targets and Biggest Rise / Drop in Fantasy Football After NFL Week 11 | Fantasy Football news, rankings and screenings
Alone Monday night football stay on the 2021 NFL Week 11 roster, so most fantasy football managers will now look to week 12 to try and gain an advantage in their fantastic leagues.
It is important not to overreact to individual stat lines. For example, some players have scored two touchdowns this week but probably won’t do so again this season, while other players have seen the pitch for most of their team’s snaps but couldn’t reach the end zone.
Remember: keep using, not score the box.
Here are some early waiver wire targets, as well as the biggest lifters and cutters of NFL Week 11. For a more detailed view of the 32 teams of the week, including the number of snaps, see the Fantasy Football week 11 full recap.
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Waiver Thread Targets
RB Rex Burkhead, Houston Texans: The Texans backfield was to be avoided because the team has always used four players. However, Mark Ingram II is no longer with Houston, Scottie phillips is in the casualty reserve and Philippe lindsay is anything but an afterthought, which makes it a two-man committee going forward.
Burkhead led the team in reach and was the team’s most impressive runner last week. He gained 40 yards on 18 carries and avoided four tackles. It is better rated than David johnson on the season and show better numbers on Sunday.
It’s still not an ideal situation due to the offensive line, but very few drop wire targets have the advantage of more than 15 ranges.
RB Tevin coleman, New York Jets: Rookie back Michael carter had become a staple of the week, but injured his ankle in the third quarter on Sunday and did not return. Coleman took over as the main rusher in his absence, while Ty johnson played most of the snaps as the Jets went by to catch up. Coleman ran five times for 16 yards and caught a pass.
If the injury is serious, both Coleman and Johnson are worth the wireless mics. The Jets have one of the easiest hours remaining, which should get Coleman to see double-digit carryovers in most games Carter is out.
WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers: The Packers wide receiver has been a big disappointment this season, but he had his best game of the campaign in Week 11. He recorded season highs in targets (10), receptions (4) and yards (123). and he scored his second touchdown of the year.
Broad companion Allen Lazard was inactive this week, which partly explains the rise in MVS usage. It’ll be too early to put him in the starting XI, but it’s still worth seeing if he can keep that momentum going.
YOU Adam trautman, Saints of New Orleans: The tight end of second year has been a limit waiver thread target since Trevor Siemian took over as a starting quarterback. On the bright side, he landed his first touchdown of the season and had his fourth straight game with at least six targets. He finished Sunday’s game with five receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown.
On the other hand, his playing time has considerably decreased because Nick vannett played his first game of the season. The decrease in playing time would worry me about throwing him, but he sees so many targets and plays well enough that maybe it doesn’t matter.
The biggest elevators
WR Elie Moore, New York Jets: Moore has excited fantastic managers over the previous two weeks by scoring three touchdowns in that short span. The only problem was that he played less than 60% of the offensive snaps each week while still sharing his time with Keelan cole.
Yesterday he saw his highest snap percentage in a game as all the top receivers were in good health. He caught eight passes for 65 yards and a touchdown.
Moore’s Week 11 game saw the best statistical performance of his NFL career. His great game was predictable, and playing time and goals are reasons to believe he could remain a go-to player.
WR Brandon Aïyuk, San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers ran the ball throughout the game, but threw at Aiyuk when they needed to pass. The sophomore gap was targeted on 29% of his passing routes and ended the game with seven receptions for 85 yards and one touchdown.
The former Arizona State receiver has racked up at least seven targets in three of the past four weeks, playing at least 88% of the team’s offensive snaps during that span. It’s officially time to put the drama of the first third of the season aside and focus on the recent success.
YOU Dawson knox, Bison Tickets: Knox was one of fantasy football’s biggest surprises in the first third of the season, but a broken bone in his hand derailed his year.
Knox returned a week ago after a three-week absence, but only caught one pass for 17 yards. However, the former Mississippi tight end was back to his old self on Sunday, playing all but one offensive snaps and capturing six of 10 passes for 80 yards. He hasn’t scored a touchdown, but those will come as long as the Bills’ offense can get back on track.
The biggest slaughterers
RB Darrel williams, Kansas City Chiefs: Clyde Edwards-Helaire returned after a stint in the casualty reserve and was elevated to the top of the depth chart. Edwards-Helaire handled most of Kansas City’s transportation while Darrel williams took over as the main recipient.
Jerick mckinnon got injured early in the game on a special team, so that backfield could get even more crowded once he’s healthy. Derrick gore was also inactive for this match.
Williams led the team in the offensive shots because he’s covered most of the routes in the passing game, but it wouldn’t be surprising if his shots diminish with a healthy McKinnon. It would be similar to his role earlier in the season. Williams ran five times for 15 yards and caught an 11-yard pass on Sunday.
RB Latavius murray, Baltimore Ravens: Murray missed the previous four weeks with an ankle injury. His early return led the Ravens to release Le’Veon Bell, leaving the Ravens with a backfield two for the first half, the two fullbacks having seen exactly 18 carries. Freeman dominated Murray during halftime, as he has all season. This led to Freeman winning 70% of offensive snaps in the second half. This is good news for Freeman and bad news for Murray in the future.
WR Jamal Agnew, Jacksonville Jaguars: Agnew suffered a hip injury early in the fourth quarter and did not return. Even before the injury, Agnew was not getting the playing time he had in recent weeks. Laviska Shenault Jr. spent the previous five games as an outside receiver but returned to playing primarily in the slot machine yesterday. Laquon Treadwell took over as an outdoor receiver in the three-receiver sets.
Even though Agnew is in good health for his next game, he probably shouldn’t be in the starting lineup.