Week 11 QB Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds: The Return of Famous Jameis
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If he is available in your league, look no further than Ben Roethlisberger in week 11. In addition to his general higher-floor with over 37 pass attempts per game, Big Ben has a wonderful matchup against Jacksonville this week, who is giving up the third-most points per game to the quarterback position. Most recently, despite heavy winds, Aaron Rodgers dropped 325 yards and three total touchdowns against Jacksonville in week 10. In fact, over their past three games, Rodgers, Watson, and Herbert averaged 318 passing yards and three total touchdowns per game. While he’s one of the higher-owned quarterbacks on this list, Roethlisberger is still available in roughly 40-percent of leagues. Although he might be one of the more trusted streaming quarterback options, his remaining schedule is mixed. After this week, Roethlisberger’s next five weeks are as follows (with their rank against quarterbacks): Baltimore (10), Washington (11), Buffalo (26), Cincinnati (25), Indianapolis (1). There are worse options, but consider pairing Roethlisberger with another quarterback to optimize your matchups.
I wasn’t expecting to recommend Jameis Winston to anybody this year, but then again, are we surprised by anything at this point in 2020? Many of us will be picking up and starting Jameis Winston in week 11, and we might be rewarded for it. The big reason Jameis will be widely played this week is his opponent, Atlanta. The Falcons have once again reclaimed the highest fantasy points per game allowed to the quarterback position. It’s difficult to know how long of a leash Sean Payton will give Winston over this offense, but many signs point towards a solid fantasy start for Winston. First, you aim to start anybody playing against Atlanta. Second, Teddy Bridgewater posted a few solid fantasy games in Brees’ absence in 2019. Lastly, Jameis Winston threw for over 5000 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2019, finishing as one of the league’s best fantasy options despite his 30 interceptions. With well over two months to learn the offense, and one of the game’s best play-callers, expect Winston to be ready. If you are going to run with Jameis while Brees is out, consider holding on to him for a few weeks. His next three games (And their rank against quarterbacks) are as follows: Atlanta (32), Denver (17), Atlanta (32).
Despite a tattered reputation, Kirk Cousins finished 2019 as a fringe-QB1 in fantasy. This year, however, he’s well outside of that range. For starters, his week two negative-point clunker against Indianapolis is not helping his ranking. Additionally, he has thrown the ball less than 30 times in six of Minnesota’s eight games, limiting his upside in many of these contests. Despite this, Cousins still has three weeks of over 20 points, and a fourth just shy of that at 19.44. While Gary Kubiak may give Dalvin Cook every opportunity to score before he asks Cousins to punch it in, the efficiency of this Vikings’ offense is still creating scoring opportunities for Cousins (15 touchdown passes in 8 games). Those scoring opportunities will once again be there against Dallas, one of the league’s worst defenses. All it will take is a goal-line touchdown or two from Cousins to flip a big day from Dalvin Cook into a startable day for Kirk Cousins. You can consider hanging on to Cousins if you’re desperate, as he follows Dallas with games against the Panthers and the Jaguars. Weeks 14 and 15 however are against Tampa Bay and Chicago, two of the league’s tougher matchups against quarterbacks.
Teddy Bridgwater may be 2020’s Streaming Quarterback of the Year Award winner. Currently, he’s owned in approximately 40-percent of leagues, a number that has fluctuated greatly throughout the season for Teddy. Over the past four weeks, Bridgwater is averaging 19.64 points per game, despite tough matchups against the Chiefs, Buccaneers, and Saints. Ironically, his only weak game in that span of four weeks was against Atlanta. In each of the other three games, Bridgwater has thrown for at least two touchdowns, and ran one in on the ground in two of those games as well. In week 11, Bridgewater gets a favorable matchup against Detroit. Over the past three weeks, the Lions are yielding an average of 290 yards passing and two touchdowns in the air. Consider rostering Bridgwater for the next few weeks against Detroit and Minnesota before dropping him during their week 13 bye, as his matchups starting week 14 are much tougher.
Stafford has been difficult to recommend as a streaming option in 2020, but the confidence is growing. In three of the last four weeks, Stafford has scored at least 18 fantasy points, and overall has scored at least 15 points in seven of nine starts. Most recently, Stafford completed 24 of 33 passes for 276 yards and 3 touchdowns against a tough Washington opponent. Looking ahead to week 11, Stafford plays Carolina, a middle-of-the-pack matchup on paper. Most recently, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes have combined for 713 passing yards and 7 touchdowns against Carolina over the past two weeks. Overall, the matchup, with the potential return of Kenny Golladay, and recent play from Stafford make him a solid fantasy option in week 11.
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