Fantasy Football Week 11: Top 5 Waiver Wire Targets and Sleepers


Week 10 of fantasy football is officially in the books, and that means it’s time to look at your rosters and determine if you need to hit the waiver wire in week 11. Whether you need a quarterback, running back, tight end or defense, we’ve got you covered.

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Lets take a look at the top five waiver wire targets for week 11.

5. TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN)

Minnesota Vikings tight end, Kyle Rudolph hasn’t seen in-game action since week 3, but may play this week against the Chicago Bears. The Bears have allowed more FPPG to tight ends this season than any other team in the league.

If Rudolph is a go come Sunday, then he is worth the gamble vs. the Bears defense.

4. San Diego Chargers D/ST

The San Diego Chargers will be in desperation mode when the face SoCal rivals, the Oakland Raiders this Sunday. The Chargers are looking to snap a three-game losing streak and will need to do so if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Though Derek Carr has played well at times this season, at the end of the day he’s still a rookie. The Chargers will be playing to keep their season alive, and will turn Carr back to true rookie form in week 11.

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3. QB Josh McCown (TB)

The are three real options if you need a quarterback in week 11, Drew Stanton, Mark Sanchez and Josh McCown. I’m taking McCown over the other too simply because of the match up he faces this Sunday.

Stanton will face the Detroit Lions in Arizona and Sanchez will head to Lambeau Field will to take on the Green Bay Packers. The Lions defense is still ranked among the best in the league and the elements in Wisconsin in mid November will present a whole different ball game this week.

McCown however, faces the Washington Redskins who just so happen to be the third most generous team when it comes to opposing fantasy quarterbacks. He did throw two interceptions last week, but he was still 27-of-43 for 301 yards and two touchdowns.

2. WR Jordan Matthews (PHI)

In 2014, Jordan Matthews has shown flashes of his true potential and reminded us that he is related to NFL royalty in Jerry Rice. Now, with Mark Sanchez under center for the Philadelphia Eagles, Matthews has truly begun to show that he is the real deal opposite Jeremy Maclin.

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Last week, with Sanchez again filling in for starter Nick Foles, Matthews was targeted nine times. He was able to haul in seven of those passes and surpassed to 100-yard mark for the first time since week three. He also managed 19.7 yards per reception.

Owners beware: Matthews, Sanchez, and the rest of the Eagles will face a tough upcoming schedule. They face the Packers in Green Bay in week 11, the Tennessee Titans in week 12, then the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, and the Cowboys again in week 15. Coincidentally, that is also playoff time in the fantasy football world so keep a mental note.

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1. RB C.J. Anderson (DEN)

C.J. Anderson is at least temporarily the man at the running back position in Denver. If he keeps playing the way he did last week it could be a permanent role.

Last week, Anderson carried the ball 13 times for 90 yards rushing. He also added four receptions for 73 yards and averaged 6.9 yards per carry on the ground.

It appears the Ronnie Hillman will miss at least two to three weeks while recovering from a sprained foot. During that time I expect Anderson to receive the workload. If Monte Ball happens to be available in your league, a had-cuff may not be a bad idea as well.

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