Waiver Favors: 2017 Week 11 Fantasy Football Pickups
By Ha Kung Wong Fantasy Football Pickups
Twitter: @FBGarbageTimeAs I mentioned last week, I like nothing more than helping all of you make solid waiver pickups in your Fantasy Football league and have some part in your championship run. That’s just the type of guy I am. You’re welcome. Again.
So let’s get on with it with fantasy football pickups for Week 11!
As usual, all pickups are available in at least 50% of Yahoo standard fantasy football leagues (with some minor exceptions) as of Sunday evening.
QB – Arizona Cardinals – 3% Owned
Yeah, it’s tough to get excited about Blaine Gabbert. But with Drew Stanton getting injured, Gabberts was tabbed the Week 11 starter, and didn’t disappoint, managing to complete 22 of 34 passes for 257 yards, 3 TDs and 2 INTs.
— NFL (@NFL) November 19, 2017
Both INTs came at the end of the 4th Quarter as Gabbert tried to engineer a comeback, so it’s tough to hold it against him. Sounds like he’ll keep managing the offense for the time being, so if you need a QB in a two QB league, he’s worth your consideration.
RB – Washington Redskins – 32% Owned
I already mentioned Samaje Perine all the way back in my Week 2 Fantasy Football Pickups column, but with Chris Thompson out for an extended period due to a broken leg and Rob Kelley on IR, Perine is now likely to get all the touches he can handle. In Week 11 without Thompson for most of the game, Perine rushed 23 times for 117 yards and a TD, adding a 9 yard reception. He’s well worth a a pickup in all 12-team leagues or deeper.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 19, 2017
RB – Denver Broncos – 8% Owned
CJ Anderson has been a major bust fantasy teams this year, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t scavenge up some help from the Broncos backfield. In Week 11, Devontae Booker managed to rushed for 44 yards on 14 carries while grabbing 5 of 6 targets for 54 yards. Booker managed to out-touch Anderson 19-15 and also played 18 more snaps. Much of that was in the second half with Denver trying to catch up, but it all counts the same in the end, plus I can’t imagine being behind will be an unusual situation for the Broncos rounding out the season. With bye weeks behind us, you’re going to have to be pretty desperate to play Booker or Anderson, but Booker is worth your consideration as a FLEX or RB3 in 14-team leagues or deeper.
WR – Cleveland Browns – 31% Owned
I also already discussed Corey Coleman in my Week 9 Fantasy Football Pickups column, but if you didn’t stash him then, it’s time to do it in all 12-team leagues and deeper.
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) November 17, 2017
Predictably, Coleman started opposite Ricardo Louis, and lead the team with 11 targets. He managed to snag 6 of them for 80 yards. At least as long as DeShone Kizer remains the starter, Coleman should be one of the most heavily targeted players in Cleveland. He’s worth stashing in 12-team leagues and deeper.
TE – Chicago Bears – 0% Owned
Perhaps you don’t know about Adam Shaheen. That wouldn’t be a surprise. He played at Ashland University, a DII school, but managed to amass 867 yards and 16 TDs in his last year prior to being drafted in the second round by the Bears. Sure, making the leap to the pros might take time, but it looks like Shaheen is starting to get there. In Week 10, he managed to catch both of his targets for 39 yards, and in Week 11 he caught all 4 of his targets for 41 yards and his first NFL TD.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) November 19, 2017
The Bears have nothing to lose at this point and they might as well figure out what they got our of their draft class, so I wouldn’t be surprised to eventually see Shaheen get 3-6 looks per game, which can be plenty in light of the fact that the Bears are likely to be behind a lot this year. Maybe he doesn’t get much this year, but he’s worth a stash in all keeper and dynasty leagues, as well as a potential TE2 in 16-team leagues or deeper.
TE – Arizona Cardinals – 0% Owned
And if you’re going even deeper at TE, then perhaps you consider Ricky Seals-Jones. With Gabbert taking over, it was Seals-Jones, not Jermaine Gresham, that got the bulk of TE targets. Seals-Jones was an undrafted rooked out of Texas A&M, and came into the game without any pro stats. But that all changed when he grabbed 3 of 5 targets for 54 yards and 2 TDs in Week 11.
Before today: 0 career catches
Today: 2 TD grabs
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) November 19, 2017
He looked incredibly solid, and it’s hard to think that the Cardinals won’t give they’re potential playmakers a chance with their season quickly circling the drain, so if you’re looking for a lottery ticket in a 16-team league or deeper, you could probably do worse.
And here are previous pickups I’ve mentioned that are still worthy of your consideration:
10-Team Leagues or Deeper
Alvin Kamara, Alex Smith
12-Team Leagues or Deeper
Nelson Agholor, Robby Anderson, Jamison Crowder, Corey Coleman, Orleans Darkwa, Devin Funchess, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, Dion Lewis, Tyler Lockett, Jerick McKinnon, Latavius Murray, Samaje Perine, Paul Richardson, Mohamed Sanu, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chris Thompson, Jamaal Williams
14-Team Leagues or Deeper
Javorius “Buck” Allen, Jacoby Brissett, Rex Burkhead, Alex Collins, Tarik Cohen, Jared Cook, Ed Dickson, Josh Doctson, Kenyan Drake, Jared Goff, Marquise Goodwin, Brett Hundley, Dontrelle Inman, Duke Johnson Jr., Aaron Jones, Jermaine Kearse, Tyler Kroft, Cooper Kupp, Marlon Mack, Josh McCown, Elijah McGuire, Adrian Peterson, Kenny Stills, Damien Williams, Danny Woodhead
16-Team Leagues or Deeper
C.J. Beathard, Austin Ekeler, Will Fuller, Eddie Lacy, Wayne Gallman, Jordan Matthews, Thomas Rawls, Chester Rogers, Tom Savage, Tavarres King, Ben Watson, Terrance Williams
Pickups Planning for the Future
Teddy Bridgewater, Josh Gordon
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