Week 11 TE Waiver Pickups & Adds: Jordan Reed Coming Off A Double-Digit Fantasy Point Game
The number of names available is getting thinner and thinner now that Mike Gesicki, Dallas Goedert, and Austin Hooper were picked up this week. However, there are a few options still out there that have the potential for double-digit fantasy points on occasion each week. It isn’t really a heavy bye week for tight ends, as the Bills, Bears, Giants, and 49ers are all having their rest week. Although if Jimmy Graham or Evan Engram get dropped, you should grab them and get them ready for the playoff run. Zach Ertz was also on IR and is likely to return this week or next, so if a league doesn’t have and IR settings, which would be crazy this year, see if he is out there. Otherwise, we are running into some of the bottom of the barrel picks for the next few weeks.
Week 11 TE Waiver Wire Pickups
|Player||Team||Week 11 Opponent||Rostered %||FAAB%|
|Jordan Reed||San Francisco 49ers||BYE||23%||10%|
|Logan Thomas||Washington Football Team||CIN||30%||7%|
|Dalton Schultz||Dallas Cowboys||@MIN||22%||5%|
|Tyler Higbee||Los Angeles Rams||@TB||44%||5%|
Jordan Reed – San Francisco 49ers
There are a few reasons why Jordan Reed hasn’t really been picked up over the last few weeks. In the game he returned off IR he saw just two targets and that is not going to be appealing to anybody, myself included. In the Saints game, he had six targets, catching five of them for 62 yards. Now with the bye week here in Week 11 there is no rush to grab him other than maybe a team that is willing to hold onto him for a week and has that extra bench spot. Otherwise, you might have a chance to grab him early next week. He has some games coming up where we could see a lot funneled down to him with games against the Rams, Bills, and Washington. Dallas and Arizona are also plus matchups in Weeks 15 and 16. Reed has a good remaining schedule and there should be no Kittle for the rest of the season which means as long as Reed is healthy, he will be their leading tight end.
Logan Thomas – Washington Football Team
Now we get into a tier where there will be a lot of range of outcomes each week. However, I do like Logan Thomas more with Alex Smith under center. Smith is a far better quarterback than Haskins and Allen. In the last two games, Thomas has 12 targets and 94 yards on seven catches. He has put up double-digit fantasy points in three of his last four games and has a fairly soft schedule outside of Pittsburgh over the next seven games. Thomas should continue to be in the 5-6 target range and potentially more if they are trailing in some games which they should in some of the upcoming matchups against better offenses. Thomas should also be relatively cheap in FAAB leagues and you can pry him away even after the waiver wires run as well. This is a good matchup this week alone if you just need to stream as Washington gets the Bengals, who have allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to tight ends on the season.
Dalton Schultz – Dallas Cowboys
Dalton Schultz currently ranks TE13 on the season in PPR scoring and is on the outskirts with a lot of names that have been up and down this season. The positive continues to be the number of targets for Schultz as he ranks 6th among tight ends in targets this season. He has a 35-382-2 line averaging 9.5 fantasy points per game. Dallas is getting Andy Dalton back this week and that should be a positive for the Cowboys, but certainly no promises. There will be some on and off matchups for Dallas moving forward. Cincinnati and Washington are on the schedule and the Bengals are allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to tight ends and Washington is allowing the 7th most. In Week 16 he also faces the Eagles, who have allowed the 6th most. So it is not a bad remaining schedule.
Tyler Higbee – Los Angeles Rams
Tyler Higbee is coming off a game worthy of popping up on the fantasy radar. Despite being listed as a top-ten tight end before this season started, it has not turned out that way. There are a lot of targets up for grabs in this offense and with Gerald Everett getting snaps and targets as well, there is no consistency. Higbee played 84% of the snaps this week and had a season-high in targets (6). The Rams take on the Buccaneers this week, who have allowed the 11th most fantasy points per game. The Rams also face the Jets, who are allowing the 9th most. There will be a few strong matchups to at least take a chance on Higbee.
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