Week 11 Waiver Thread Replays: Rachaad White League Winner
Week 10 of 2022 fantasy football the season is almost in the books! And it’s time to improve our lists on the Week 11 waiver thread. Let’s take a look at the top Week 11 waiver thread pickups and goals fantasy managers should consider adding to their rosters, which include Rachaad White and Nico Collins.
Note: All percentages in the list are from yahooand players are ranked by position in order of priority.
Waiving Wire Pickups to Target in Week 11
Deshaun Watson, QB, Cleveland Browns (37% registrants)
This one doesn’t require much explanation. Deshaun Watson will miss another two weeks before returning and taking over as the Browns’ starting quarterback.
While fantasy managers should temper expectations of the quarterback who hasn’t played football in almost two years, Watson has the elite QB1 in mind. It’s time to pick it up.
Rachaad White (44% rosters) and Ke’Shawn Vaughn (0% rosters), RBs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Leonard Fournette left the game in the second half with a sprained hip flexor. Wasn’t how I wanted to win the Fournette race + reception yardage further down on Underdog Fantasy. Hip injuries are tricky. He could play next week, but he could also be made for the season.
I’m amazed that Rachaad White is available in so many leagues. He and Fournette were already sharing time before his injury.
White ended up playing 64% of snaps on Sunday. I expect that number to be around 70% per week while Fournette is out. Ke’Shawn Vaughn will get a series or two each half, but it will be White’s backfield.
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White played his first career 100-yard rushing game this week. He looked fantastic running the ball. If this attack can build on what it did in Munich, White could be an RB1. If he’s still out there in your league, he’s literally worth it all. FAAB you left.
After Fournette fell, it wasn’t White there for the next series; it was Ke’Shawn Vaughn. Clearly Vaughn is now the RB2 behind White.
Vaughn probably doesn’t have much stand-alone value, but he has RB2 upside down if White gets injured. It is worth at least a 3-5% FAAB offer.
Isiah Pacheco (24% on roster) and Jerick McKinnon (16% on roster), RBs, Kansas City Chiefs
It’s officially over for Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The former first-round pick had just four snaps against the Jaguars. Isiah Pacheco played 55% of snaps and Jerick McKinnon played 38% of snaps.
Having pieces of the Chiefs’ explosive offense is never a bad idea. McKinnon was primarily used as a receiver. He caught six of eight targets for 56 yards but had only one carry.
Pacheco, on the other hand, was purely a runner, carrying the ball 16 times for 82 yards. He didn’t see a single target. It should be noted, however, that Pacheco ran only two fewer routes than McKinnon.
Since this backfield is now a two-man timeshare, both need to be signed up, if only to see how it goes. Pacheco is the best bet to score. McKinnon has the top floor due to its reception. I would be willing to spend 10-15% of my FAAB on either.
Christian Watson, WR, Green Bay Packers (5% registered)
I’ll take the hit on any WR1 in the Packers offense. Since this week, this man really looks like Christian Watson. Amid a number of injuries to the Packers receiving body, Watson had his breakthrough game of the season, catching four of eight targets for 107 yards and three touchdowns.
Obviously, Watson will probably never score on 75% of his receptions again, but he’s certainly earned Aaron Rodgers’ trust. He’s everywhere, and I’d be ready to shoot him. A FAAB offer of 12-15% seems reasonable, but you may need to do more to secure it.
Parris Campbell, WR, Indianapolis Colts (18% rosters)
Although he claimed Sam Ehlinger would remain the starter, Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday gradually came to his senses throughout the week.
Saturday correctly acknowledged that Ehlinger had nothing to do to start an NFL game and reinstated Matt Ryan as the starter. Ryan rewarded Saturday by earning him his first career victory as a head coach.
Ryan’s return puts Parris Campbell back on the menu, as Ryan is actually capable of completing passes. On Sunday, Campbell caught seven of nine targets for 76 yards and a touchdown.
Ryan can support multiple fantasy-relevant receivers. Campbell is now averaging a fantastic 20 PPR points per game in his last three games with Ryan. If you gave it up because of the Ehlinger era, bring it back. Unfortunately, this can take 12-15% of your FAAB.
Kadarius Toney, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (51% rosters)
Kadarius Toney caught four of five targets for 57 yards and a touchdown. He also added two carries for 33 yards. It was as if Toney was much more involved than he actually was. Toney only played 44% of the snaps.
Nonetheless, Toney’s use on the pitch was encouraging. He’s played well enough to earn more playing time. And the Chiefs are going to need him with Mecole Hardman missing that game and JuJu Smith-Schuster on concussion protocol.
Toney’s advantage is huge on the Chiefs’ offense. He only ran 17 routes but saw a target on 29% of them. It is worth a FAAB offer of 15 to 20%.
Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cleveland Browns (35% registered)
I never bought Donovan Peoples-Jones. But I have to resist the urge to take a look. DPJ has proven to be more than adequate over the past two weeks. Against the Dolphins, Peoples-Jones led the Browns in snaps, runs and targets. He caught five passes for 99 yards.
Watson is back in three weeks, and that will only increase DPJ’s advantage. Even with Jacoby Brissett, he’s a weekly WR3. I would throw an 8-12% FAAB offer on him.
Nico Collins, WR, Houston Texans (13% registrants)
The Texans didn’t have their wide receivers on the field for every snap. But when they did, Nico Collins was actually more present than Brandin Cooks. He played 78% of snaps, catching five of 10 targets for 49 yards and a touchdown.
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Cooks can still technically be the WR1, but it’s more of a 1A/1B situation. With the Texans likely to face a negative play scenario, Collins has plenty of appeal for WR3. It is worth a FAAB offer of 8 to 10%.
Zay Jones, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (22% registered)
It’s amazing how many times Zay Jones’ name has appeared on this list. It is so unexciting but also useful. On Sunday, Jones played 92% of snaps, went 46 lanes and saw 10 targets, catching eight for 68 yards.
The shots and routes run were identical to Christian Kirk. They are clearly the two best receivers on the team.
The Jaguars are goodbye next week, so Jones will likely be ignored by most. But if you need a passable WR3/4, you can do worse. You can probably get Jones for 3-5% of your FAAB.
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, WR, Tennessee Titans (0% registered)
Despite the return of Treylon Burks, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine remained the WR2 behind Robert Woods. Westbrook-Ikhine played the second most snaps but ran the same number of routes as Burks. Westbrook-Ikhine caught five of eight targets for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
This cutting-edge game was a total surprise, to say the least. It was especially surprising to see him against a quality pass defense.
Despite the big game, I have no interest in NWI. The return of Ryan Tannehill has helped, but he won’t attempt 36 passes most weeks. It’s still a heavy attack and Westbrook-Ikhine has literally fewer fantasy points in the first nine weeks than he had in week 10. I’m not buying it. Pass.
Foster Moreau, TE, Las Vegas Raiders (16% registered)
Along with Darren Waller on IR, Foster Moreau is the Raiders’ TE1. He only saw four targets on Sunday, but he caught three for 43 yards and a touchdown.
Tight end position is a disaster, so any tight tee shot works for me. You can probably get it for 5-7% of your FAAB.
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