Waiver Favors™: 2021 Week 11 Fantasy Football Pickups

By Ha Kung Wong  Week 11 Fantasy Football Pickups

Twitter: @FBGarbageTime

As I do every year over the last 9 years, I’m here to help with waiver wire adds via my weekly Waiver Favors™ article!  And I’m assuming if you’re reader right now, you won your fantasy football playoffs last year, so congratulations!

I’ll make a couple suggestions for after Week 11 of the 2021 fantasy football season that hopefully will keep your team running.  You’re welcome.  Again.

As usual, all pickups are available in at least 50% of Yahoo standard fantasy football leagues (with some minor exceptions) as of Sunday evening.

Players I’ve suggested before that deserve a look again this week include:

And here are some new players I’m recommending this week:

Cam Newton

QB – Carolina Panthers – 51% Owned

He’s baaack!!!  Cam Newton returned to the Panthers in Week 10, but had his first start this season with his old team in Week 11 and completed 20 of 25 passes for 189 yards and 2 passing TDs, adding 46 rushing yards and a rushing TD.  He matched Christian McCaffrey with ten rushing attempts, which I don’t think is an aberration. With the rushing yards floor and TD upside, Newton is worth a pickup in all 12-team leagues or deeper.

Cam Newton Passing Stats
Year Tm G Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int
2011* CAR 16 310 517 60.0 4051 21 17
2012 CAR 16 280 485 57.7 3869 19 12
2013* CAR 16 292 473 61.7 3379 24 13
2014 CAR 14 262 448 58.5 3127 18 12
2015*+ CAR 16 296 495 59.8 3837 35 10
2016 CAR 15 270 510 52.9 3509 19 14
2017 CAR 16 291 492 59.1 3302 22 16
2018 CAR 14 320 471 67.9 3395 24 13
2019 CAR 2 50 89 56.2 572 0 1
2020 NWE 15 242 368 65.8 2657 8 10
2021 CAR 1 3 4 75.0 8 1 0
Care 141 2616 4352 60.1 31706 191 118
10 y CAR 126 2374 3984 59.6 29049 183 108
1 yr NWE 15 242 368 65.8 2657 8 10

Tyrod Taylor

QB – Houston Texans – 5% Owned

I wasn’t convinced when he returned in the last start, but Tyrod Taylor looked shockingly effective against the once hot Titans defense and completed 14 of 24 passes for 107 yards, adding six carries for 28 yards and two TDs.  The rain derailed what looked to be a banner day for Taylor, but he still led the Texans to a surprising win, only their second of the season.  He has a couple easier matchups down the road, so he’s worth a look as a bye week replacement 14-team leagues or deeper or all two QB leagues.

Dontrell Hilliard

RB – Tennessee Titans – 0% Owned

Yeah, I’m sick of this too.  Every time you think you’ve figured out who’s the primary ball handler in the Titans’ backfield post-Henry, someone else pops out of the woodwork.  And in Week 11, after we all thought it was going to be D’Onta Foreman, Dontrell Hilliard got back from injury and had 7 carries for 35 yards, catching 8 of 10 targets for 47 yards.  Who knows it this will continue, but if Jeremy McNichols remains out, Hilliard may start to get consistent work, which makes him an interesting stash in 14-team leagues or deeper.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine

WR – Tennessee Titans – 0% Owned

With Julio Jones on IR and AJ Brown dinged up, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine is starting to get more opportunities, including in Week 1 when he caught 7 of 8 targets for 107 yards.  If Brown is limited, Westbrook-Ikine is an interesting stash in 14-team leagues or deeper.

Adam Trautman

TE – New Orleans Saints – 7% Owned

Adam Trautman has become Trevor Siemian‘s favorite target piling up 27 targets over the last 4 games.  In Week 11, Trautman caught 5 of 8 targets for 58 yards and a TD, continuing his significant target share.  The TE position has been a wasteland this year, so Trautman is definitely worth your consideration in 12-team leagues or deeper, particularly in PPR.

UPDATE for Monday Night Football

Check back for updates!

And here’s who I’ve recommended in previous weeks that I still think deserve a look.  I’ve highlighted in Orange the previous pickups that stood out again in Week 10:

10-Team Leagues

WR – Darnell Mooney

TE – Dawson Knox

12-Team Leagues

RB – Michael Carter, Alex Collins, Devonta Freeman, Eli Mitchell, Rhamondre Stevenson

WR – Rashod Bateman, Cole Beasley (PPR), Odell Beckham Jr., Marquez Callaway, Van Jefferson, Elijah Moore, Hunter Renfrow (PPR)

TE – Pat Freiermuth

14-Team Leagues

QB – Mac Jones, Justin Fields, Taylor Heinicke, Trevor Siemian

RB – Adrian Peterson, Brandon Bolden (PPR), Samaje Perine, D’Onta Foreman, Derrick Gore, Khalil Herbert, D’Ernest Johnson, Ty Johnson

WR – Jamal Agnew, Randall Cobb, Jamison Crowder (PPR), Deonte Harris, Christian Kirk, Rondale Moore, Tim Patrick, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Kalif Raymond, Jalen Reagor, Darius Slayton (PPR), Amon-Ra St. Brown, Kadarius Toney

TE – Dan Arnold, Tyler Conklin, Gerald Everett, Ricky Seals-Jones, C.J. Uzomah

16-Team Leagues

RB – Devontae Booker, Kenneth Gainwell, Jordan Howard, Chuba Hubbard, Boston Scott, Alexander Mattison

WR – Russell Gage, T.Y. Hilton, K.J. Osborn, Zach Pascal, Tajae Sharpe

TE – Ryan Griffin

Check back every week for more Waiver Favors!

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