November 12, 2019 by squish
Written by Gerry Leung
Playoffs are right around the corner and owners know that finding the right waiver wire player will be the difference between winning the league or going home empty handed. We have a couple of notable injuries this week with Freeman suffering an ankle injury, Ty Johnson left with a concussion while Stafford missed the game with a broken back. With so many injuries this week, I’ll highlight some players we can cop or drop for Week 11.
Andy Dalton, LeSean McCoy, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Chris Herndon
Despite the loss to the Ravens this week, Finley actually looked solid and way better than Andy Dalton. I’ve watched a lot of Dalton games and he looks horrible. Considering their record, it’s best for Dalton to sit the rest of the season. Finley should be the primary Quarterback going forward for this 0-9 Bengals team.
McCoy was inactive last week due to “load management” purposes. As we get closer towards the end of the season it looks like Reid will be taking it easy with the veteran. This does make Damien Williams come back into play if McCoy does sit out the next few games. Regardless this backfield does look like a mess right now and the only fantasy relevant players on the Chiefs should be the pass catchers.
Marquez just isn’t seeing the volume or usage he should be. Even while Adams was injured he had mediocre stat lines. It appears that it’s the Aaron Jones show in Green Bay as he’s been red hot these past couple of weeks. When they do attack through the air it will very likely be through Davante Adams who returned last week and picked up right where he left off with 7 catches for 118 yards.
This is terrible news for Herndon who just came back from a suspension. Reports are saying that Herndon suffered broken ribs and will miss extended time. He showed a lot of upside in his first year with the Jets but can’t manage to stay healthy. Even if he does return this year he will likely be playing limited snaps.
Nick Foles, Brian Hill, Devante Parker, Jack Doyle
Minshew mania was fun while it lasted. Foles will regain his starting position at Quarterback this week and he has some appeal over the next several weeks. The Jaguars have the 4th easiest schedule in weeks 11-16 as they get to take on the Colts, Titans, Bucs, Chargers, Raiders, and Falcons.
Freeman is expected to miss 2 weeks and Hill slides right into that starting position, making him the number one add this week. After Freeman left, Hill turned 21 touches into 71 yards and a touchdown. Ito Smith is also on IR and the only other backup is Kenjon Barner who saw one carry last week. Hill gets to face Carolina who just allowed a total of 156 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns last week.
Devante filled in nicely last week follow Preston Williams’ injury. He posted 5 catches on 10 targets for 69 yards. He lead the team in snaps and targets and was clearly Fitzpatrick’s go to target. Without Preston, expect Parker to be the #1 receiver in Miami. He’s also posted 22 catches for 269 yards and 4 touchdowns over his past five games. Finally, healthy, things are pointing up for the former first-round pick.
Streaming Tight Ends get thin towards this part of the season. Doyle is serviceable against a Jaguars defense that is no longer as good as they once were. He has scored 10 or more PPR points in 4 of his last 6 games and brings a decent floor this week. His ceiling is capped as long as Ebron is there but the Colts are thin at receiver given all their injuries.
As a reminder, the drop list are the players who are no longer must haves on rosters. The cop list consists of players who are worth a roster spot. Check back next week for the latest edition of cop or drop. Good luck this week and feel free to hit me up on twitter with any questions @GK_Leung.