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2019 Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire: Big Nick Energy

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Welcome to the Lamar Jackson show! I mean the 2019 Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire.

There were a ton of great games and great plays in Week 10 but Jackson’s insane touchdown run trumped them all.

The Ravens‘ QB has quickly moved into “Fantasy cheat-code” territory alongside Christian McCaffrey.

For a look at what else went on this week, check out the Week 10 Trends article.

The 2019 Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire will try to focus on players owned in under 35% of Yahoo leagues. Players listed in the “other options” section are between 35 and 50 percent owned.

2019 Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire

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Quarterbacks

Nick Foles, Jacksonville Jaguars (19% owned)

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The Super Bowl LII MVP will return in Week 11 after breaking his collarbone after throwing just eight passes in Week 1. Foles looked good with those eight passes, racking up 75 yards and a touchdown.

Jacksonville’s first three matchups will come on the road against Indianapolis and Tennessee, followed by a home date with the Buccaneers. The Colts are a middle of the road matchup and will give a good indication of whether or not Foles is worth streaming against the tougher Titans defense.

Minshew Mania was fun over the last 10 weeks, but it’s time that the Jags $88 million man takes back the reigns.

Sam Darnold, New York Jets (22% owned)

This is Darnold’s 329th time on this list, but with other quarterbacks on BYE or too highly owned, Darnold makes another appearance.

The former USC Trojan finally took advantage of his easy schedule, passing for 230 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 25 yards and another touchdown.

Darnold has struggled with turnovers and he managed to get through the game without an interception the first time since Week 1. The Redskins are up next on the schedule, giving him another easy matchup. According to Pro Football Focus, Washington has the 27th ranked pass rush (64.0 grade) and is ranked 23rd at covering wide receivers (58.8 grade).

Other Options: Kyle Allen (15% owned)

Running Backs

Brian Hill, Atlanta Falcons (2% owned)

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Devonta Freeman left Sunday’s game with a foot injury, opening the door for Hill to establish himself. Before exiting the game, Freeman was having another pedestrian day, rushing for just 38 yards on 10 carries.

After Freeman was ruled out, Hill came in and immediately received bell-cow touches. The 2017 fifth-round pick was given 20 carries, taking them for 60 yards and catching one pass for 10 yards and a touchdown. It wasn’t the most efficient performance on the ground, but it showed that Dan Quinn has trust in HIll to shoulder the load if Freeman is out.

The Falcons will take on the Panthers next week, who have given up the sixth-most Fantasy points to running backs this season. If Freeman is out, Hill gives owners a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 option in Week 11.

J.D. McKissic, Detroit Lions (21% owned)

McKissic was a semi-popular add after Kerryon Johnson went down but has quickly the number one option in Detroit. Ty Johnson suffered a concussion on Sunday, giving McKissic the lead role for the Lions.

The former-Seahawk took 10 carries and caught six passes for a total of 55 yards. A matchup against the Bears is partially to blame for his poor efficiency. If Johnson misses next week, McKissic is likely to lead the backfield in snaps once again.

His true strength comes in the passing game and makes him a much better pickup in PPR formats.

Bonus: Derrius Guice, Washington Redskins (36% owned)

Guice was activated off IR this week and will play in Week 11 when the Redskins take on the Jets. New York actually held Saquon Barkley to one yard on 13 carries so it may not be an easy matchup.


Bill Callahan has been all about running the ball as head coach and Guice should pick up as the lead RB once he gets up to speed.

Other Options: Peyton Barber (27% owned)

Wide Receivers

Darius Slayton, New York Giants (10% owned)

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Slayton has played Jekyll and Hyde over the last three weeks. The rookie has sandwiched a one-catch, six-yard performance between two separate two-touchdown performances.

Week 10 may have been his true breakout game. In the high scoring game against the Jets, Slayton saw a team-high 14 targets, catching 10 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns. He has shown good chemistry with fellow rookie Daniel Jones and should continue to have a big role if Sterling Shepard remains out with his concussion issues.

The Giants’ Week 11 BYE may give owners a chance to pick up the fifth-round pick without too much of a bidding war. However, owners needing a WR shouldn’t be shy about using their FAAB or waiver priority.

Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills (32% owned)

Beasley is not a high ceiling option but has shown PPR consistency over the last four weeks. Since Week 7, the Bills WR has not scored fewer than 8.30 points in 0.5 PPR formats, catching touchdowns in three of those contests.

The Bills’ offense is inconsistent but Beasley has been a steady fixture in the game plan as has seen at least six targets in three of his last four games. Most recently, the former-Cowboy caught 4-of-6 passes for 74 yards in Buffalo’s Week 10 loss to the Browns.

Owners who need a BYE week fill-in or injury replacement should look into Beasley, just don’t expect a huge ceiling.

Other Options: James Washington (6% owned), Diontae Johnson (18% owned), Hunter Renfrow (10% owned), Deebo Samuel (15% owned)

Tight Ends

O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (40% owned)

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Do my eyes deceive me? Did Howard positively contribute to someone’s Fantasy week? After weeks of crippling disappointment, the Bucs’ tight end finally broke through, catching four passes for 47 yards and a touchdown.

Howard set a season-high with seven targets and matched a season-high with his four receptions. The touchdown was also his first of the season. Granted, the Cardinals terrible against tight-ends but it’s a step in the right direction.

Next week’s game against the Saints will be much more difficult, as New Orleans has allowed just two touchdowns to tight ends all season. If you’re struggling at the position, there are (probably) worse options on the wire.

Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles (17% owned)

In the four weeks prior to the BYE week, Goedert had picked up his production, catching 16 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns. Over the first three weeks of the season, Goedert caught just four passes for 32 yards so his usage is going in the right direction.

Coming out of the BYE Goedert will be up against the Patriots defence, who are also coming offa BYE and have allowed the third-fewest points to tight ends. Since 2003 the Patriots are 24-4 coming off a BYE and 47-9 coming off a loss which could make the matchup even more difficult for Goedert.

With DeSean Jackson on IR and Nelson Agholor not playing well, Goedert will continue to play a large role in the Eagles’ offense.

Other Options: Jonnu Smith (32% owned), Darren Fells (43% owned), Kyle Rudolph (34% owned)

Deep League Special

Andy Isabella, WR, Arizona Cardinals (1% owned)

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Isabella had a bit of preseason hype behind him, but it was derailed thanks to an early knee injury. The second-round pick did not do anything of note until Week 9 when he took his only target 88 yards for a touchdown.

The rookie followed up his performance by catching all three of his targets for 78 yards against Tampa. Isabella once again showed his after-catch skills, taking a short pass and avoiding multiple defenders on-route to a 55-yard gain.


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As Kliff Kingsbury starts to use Isabella more often, expect more big plays from the Massachusetts product.


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Winning fantasy leagues since 2004. Losing them for much longer. Follow Jonathan on twitter @jchan_811 and he'll be ready for all your questions!

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