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2018 Fantasy Football Week 11 IDP Waivers: Full Metal Krab Meme

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Full. Metal. Krab meme.

That’s me, and possibly you, after Week 10. A week that saw two 50 point offensive explosions and a whole lot of underperforming IDP studs gone dud.

Alas, there is a silver lining playbooks type scenario here: Week 10 was a good reminder that now is as good a time as any to start managing up.


Build your late season/playoff roster by stashing high upside guys over your run of the mill floor bore.

Don’t waste a second from Week 11 waivers forward living dazed and confused, no matter how legal the sticky icky is in your locality.

Take a long look at your squad tonight before you set them wavier bids/priorities; now is the time to swing for them fences.

Chicks dig the long ball, not the bunt single.

Step up your game; no one feels bad for the fantasy manager with the krab meme look on his/her face.

2018 Fantasy Football Week 11 IDP Waivers


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Week 10 Infirmary

  • Atlanta Falcon’s LB Deion Jones was activated off IR-R; if he’s out there in your league and you have an IR spot, he’s a potential league-winning stash. Also, if he’s still out there, your league sucks.
  • Things were going so well for Green Bay Packers DB Bashaud Breeland until he left with a groin injury. The Packers listed him as a “DNP” on Monday. It’s a short week as the Packers play on TNF; he’s a definite HOLD if you have the bench space and/or an IR spot that lets you slide player’s designated as O (out). Check out Peter Bukowski’s (SB Nation’s Acme Packing Co.) piece on how important Breeland could be down the stretch.
  • The Packer’s were roughed up on the defensive side of the ball Sunday as OLB Nick Perry left with a knee injury. With TNF only two days away, OLB Kyle Fackrell is worth a bye week flier if Perry can’t go; he had a sack Sunday and is tied for the team lead with 5 despite his part-time role.
  • San Diego Los Angeles Chargers thumper ILB Denzel Perryman is headed to the IR with an LCL injury. OLB Jatavis Brown is now a priority add if he’s available in your league.
  • Buffalo Bills Cookie/LB Matt Milano has a brain injury as the Bills enter the bye; make sure to monitor if he’s someone you have been relying on.
  • Philadelphia Eagles CB Ronald Darby tore his ACL. As we mentioned last week, CB Rasul Douglas remains an add for shallow leagues. The Eagles are in full krab meme mode defensively, but the offense should keep putting up points and their DBs should keep providing useful IDP numbers.

Week 11 IDP Waiver Wire Pickups

Jeff Heath, S, Dallas Cowboys, (Y! 14%, ESPN 2%)


Never in my life had I anticipated seeing so many “Jeff Heath is the GOAT” mentions in the Twitterverse; and yet here we are.

There were so many potential Jeff Heath videos and stats to share from Sunday Night Football, from his fake punt run to the game-saving tackle on Zach Ertz on fourth down.

But the video above of Jeff Heath getting burned is the most ideal for our purposes. Hot Hot Heath!

Heath has been overmatched for years, but he’s on the field for all of the Cowboy’s defensive snaps and DC Rod Marinelli doesn’t plan on changing that any time soon.

His rest of the season schedule (ROS) is the eighth best for safeties, and his fantasy playoff schedule (PHI, IND, TB) is third best. He’s a worth a shot in mid-deep leagues.

Bryce Callahan, CB, Chicago Bears (Y! 16%, ESPN 0%)


I feel like I could pick and choose any bears defensive players getting constant usage and sell them as a ROS IDP pickup.

But Bryce Callahan may be the belle of the underrated IDP ball(ers).

With the Bears pass rush back intact, thanks to Mack, we were quickly reminded how all members of the Bear’s defense have maximum opportunity for big plays.

Bears DC Vic Fangio has presided over some stellar IDP seasons for DBs dating back to his days as Jim Harbaugh’s DC with the 49ers.

Callahan had an INT and a sack this week (his second sack of the year) and has been lauded by teammates and local writers alike.

Peruse any of the following for solid incite on where his play has been through ten weeks this year:

Sun-Times

WGN

The Athletic

Callahan even took a snap on the offensive side of the ball on Sunday!!!

As a contract year player trying to cash in this offseason, the possibilities remain endless. The Bryce is right! (I stole this from an article above, but shoutout Bob Barker and please spay and neuter your Krabs)

Carl Nassib, DE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Y! 0%, ESPN 1%)


Lost, dazed and krab memed this offseason, Carl Nassib’s untimely departure from Hard Knocks and the Cleveland Browns organization was not what it seemed.

Nassib, a 2016 third round pick, was the odd man out in the Brown’s suddenly stacked pass rush arsenal.

The Bucs made the claim, and now it’s your turn to follow suit in Week 11.

With 2018 first rounder Vita Vea and Gerald McCoy getting healthier by the week, and JPP on the opposite side, Nassib has the opportunity and the shoulder chip to provide the kind of d-line numbers that IDPers covet.

Over the past four weeks, including his first three starts of the season, Nassib has totaled four sacks, six additional QB hits, seven solo tackles, five TFLs, and one PD.

A quick look at his snap count/usage does not provide adequate insight into his situation; the Bucs have stayed in games and despite their secondary constantly burning (outside of noodling Alex Smith), FitzMagic should keep them in games.

This should lead to pass rush opportunities with continuity for ROS.

Finally fully integrated into the Bucs scheme after a lost offseason and playing alongside a finally healthy defensive line, Nassib should emerge with this opportunity as a mid-range DL2 ROS.

Alex Anzalone, LB, New Orleans Saints (Y! 1%, ESPN 0%)


Over the past three weeks, the Saints have seen outstanding team play across major victories over the Vikings, Rams, and Bengals.

During those three weeks, LB Alex Anzalone has made his presence felt, be it stripping Adam Thielen, acrobatically intercepting Jared Goff, or sacking the Red Rifle (nobody likes you Andy Dalton).


A third-round pick last year, Anzalone has responded well to an increase in snap count and is an emerging leader on a defense with super bowl aspirations.

One of the highest motivating factors with regard to Anzalone is that Coach Sean Payton is a true gamer; if you perform on Sunday, he makes sure you see more time the next week out.

With his role expanding on a defense that is getting better week by week, Anzalone smells like a late-season waiver gem we rarely have an opportunity to snag.

Check out NOLA.com’s Christopher Dabe coming in hot with the pro-Anzalone hype as well.

The wire is getting shallower and shallower, be it offensively, IDP or stream city.

Don’t get caught trapped in living the krab meme lyfe; set you waivers with confidence, bid high to get your guy, and start planning for the weeks ahead with respect to your bench.

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And don’t set your waivers while on drugs. Drugs and waivers are bad. Mmmkay?


Check out the rest of our 2018 Fantasy Football content from our great team of writers.

About Samir Qurashi

Samir Qurashi is from the Bay. He thinks football is a good time. You can get at him with any fantasy football questions on the tweeter: @FSPsamir and by electronica: ssq.FSP@gmail.com. He remains unspooked.

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