• Will Harris

Good W.I.L.L Hunting - Week 11 Waiver Wire


Every Tuesday, @TrueNorthFFB's very own Will Harris @itsharristime will be providing you with his W.I.L.L (Weekly Insights to Lead Your League). He’ll provide an in-depth positional look at the top waiver wire adds of theweek that are rostered on less than 40% of Yahoo leagues. @itsharristime will also give you three Professor Lambeau Picks just in case you cannot get the recommended waiver add for each position. How Bout Dem’ Apples looks at the stat lines of last week’s waiver wire insights and how @itsharristime fared.

QUARTERBACK

Kirk Cousins- rostered @ 29%, Minnesota Vikings


You can’t always get what you want...but you find sometime, you might just find, you get what you need” - The Rolling Stones


Kirk Cousins is exactly what you need right now if you are making a push for the playoffs and have been streaming the likes of Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock (both now injured) for the duration of the season.


Why Cousins? It’s simple. He plays Dallas in Week 11.


Dallas has given up the 14th most points to opposing QBs, and, more importantly, the 4th most fantasy points to WRs. With the Vikings, there is not just one #1 WR, but two in veteran Adam Thielen and rookie Justin Jefferson. Look at what they did against one of, if not the toughest secondary in the league in Week 10 vs Chicago:

Adam Thielen - 4 rec/43 yds/2 TD/20.30 f/pts

Justin Jefferson - 8 rec/135 yds/21.50 f/pts


The beauty of this is that someone has to get these the WRs the ball, and that person just happens to be Kirk Cousins. Cousins and the Vikings also have plus matchups against Carolina and Jacksonville after Week 11.


Professor Lambeau’s Picks

  • Tua Tagovailoa, 45%, Miami Dolphins

  • Derek Carr, 37%, Las Vegas Raiders

  • Jameis Winston, 3% - New Orleans Saints

RUNNING BACK


Salvon Ahmed- rostered @7%, Miami Dolphins


It isn’t too often that a starting RB emerges in Week 10. What was shaping up to be a very ambiguous and confusing running back situation in Miami, cleared itself up after Week 10.

Salvon Ahmed played well showing incredible burst and vision when handling the ball. His performance (21 carries, 85 Yds, 1 TD) confirmed what the Miami Dolphins must have already been thinking: Jordan Howard is dust.

Howard was cut by the team on Monday, and with Miles Gaskin’s return uncertain, and Matt Breida still hurt, the RB1 role falls to Ahmed.


With a tough matchup against Denver in Week 11, I’m not too concerned about Ahmed’s fantasy production as long as he continues to see the volume (76% of snaps) he did in Week 10.

With JoHo gone, things are shaping up for undrafted free agent Salvon Ahmed to be a league winner.

Professor Lambeau’s Picks

  • Kalen Ballage- 20%, Los Angeles Chargers

  • Rex Burkhead, 24%, New England Patriots

  • Malcolm Brown- 25%, Los Angeles Rams

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WIDE RECEIVER


Jakeem Grant - rostered @ 5%, Miami Dolphins

All season long we’ve been blessed with WR production on the waiver wire. This is in part to the incredibly deep WR draft classes of 2019-2020. The talent is nothing like we’ve experienced before, and it has allowed fantasy footballers the luxury of drafting RBs early and often over the past two seasons knowing that you can wait on WR.


This week, there are many “flash” names that you’ll see people adding such as Keelan Cole, Marques-Valdez Scantling and Josh Reynolds.


Each of the above names are firmly entrenched as the #2 or #3 receiving option on their respective team. Cole plays behind D.J Chark and Laviska Shenault (when healthy), MVS behind Davante Adams, and Josh Reynolds behind Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. These are just the receivers they play behind, but on each team, you can argue that the teams RBs and TEs have more priority in the passing game than the third WR.


That’s why I like Grant. The top job in Miami is open after Preston Williams went down in Week 8. DeVante Parker has not looked like his 2019 league winning self, and has just narrowly been out targeting Grant.


Grant has quietly built a fantasy and target floor since Week 6, and if you saw Grant’s 1st quarter TD versus the Chargers this week, you will know that there is clear chemistry with rookie QB Tua Tagoviola.


You won’t need to use waiver priority on Grant; use that for Ahmed and if you still need a solid floor play at WR, snap up Grant while everyone else goes crazy for the flash fantasy pickups.

Professor Lambeau’s Picks

  • Josh Reynolds - 5%, Los Angeles Rams

  • Marques Valdez-Scantling - 17%, Green Bay Packers

  • Michael Pittman Jr.- 19%, Indianapolis Colts

TIGHT END


Logan Thomas- rostered @35%, Washington Football Team

We’ve all been through some trying and downright desperate times at the TE position over the past few years. Have things ever looked as dismal as Week 10 where 13.1 PPR points finishes as the TE1?


Let’s admit it: if you don’t have Travis Kelce on your team, your TE is just as good as the next team’s.


With that being said, it’s surprising that Logan Thomas is still available in over 60% of leagues as he currently sits as the TE16 on the year. Thomas consistently has volume (minimum of 4 targets in every game), plays primarily out of the slot (#1 in the league), has decent YAC ability and sees valuable targets in the redzone. Then why the low rostership numbers?


Thomas plays for the ultra unsexy Washington Football Team. Thomas is as close to a plug and play option at TE that you can ask for and with Cincinnati up next (they give up the 2nd most fantasy points to TEs), Thomas can be your hero in Week 10. Thomas should be rostered in all leagues.


Professor Lambeau’s Picks

  • Dalton Schultz - 16%, Dallas Cowboys

  • Trey Burton - 18%, Indianapolis Colts

  • Jordan Reed. - 19%, San Francisco 49ers

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HOW ABOUT DEM' APPLES

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Miami Dolphins- 14.66 f/pts, 169 Yds, 2 TDs


Duke Johnson Jr., RB, Houston Texans- 5.4 f/pts, 54 Yds


Jakobi Meyers, WR, New England Patriots - 15.86 f/pts, 59 Yds, 5 receptions


Irv Smith Jr., TE, Minnesota Vikings- INJURED

Thank you for reading my waiver wire article. Make sure to come back next week and please leave a comment or message me on Twitter @itsharristime

Editor: Joe Simonetti (@joesimonetti77)

Graphic work: Dan Made Graphics (@DanMadeGraphics)