Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Watch Week 11: Christian Watson's Historic Day Highlights Waivers
As a refresher, The Drop List consists of players who are rostered in at least 50% of Yahoo leagues and are no longer must-have assets, recommended additions are available in over 50% of Yahoo leagues, the Watch List contains in-depth notes on fringe waiver adds, and Deep Cuts includes player notes on those rostered in 5% or fewer of Yahoo and FFPC leagues.
The Drop List
Matthew Stafford has attempted 60 passes following Los Angeles’ Week 7 bye, averaging 9.8 yards per attempt when targeting Cooper Kupp (“expected to miss some time”) compared to 3.7 YPA when throwing to anyone else. Even if Stafford (concussion) returns to the field this week against New Orleans, no Kupp equates to having no reason to roster Stafford.
Against Tennessee’s run-funnel defense permitting the fourth-most fantasy points per game to enemy quarterbacks, Russell Wilson completed 50% of his passes for a single touchdown as the QB21 on the week. His lone top-15 performance this year occurred back in Week 4 against the Raiders as the Broncos remain stone last in points per game (14.6).
Placed on injured reserve for the next four games, Khalil Herbert (hip) will be sidelined at minimum through Week 15 and, best-case scenario, return in an impossible matchup against Buffalo on Christmas Eve. There is no reason to keep him rostered given the number of hoops he'd have to jump to be successful for fantasy through the rest of the year.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s share of backfield touches has dipped in five consecutive games leading to Sunday’s four-snap, zero-touch performance. There is no need to stash him ahead of the fantasy playoffs outside of 10-man benches.
J.K. Dobbins is expected to miss “4-6 weeks” following arthroscopic knee surgery. Already limited in his first attempt to return to the field, there’s no need to envision Dobbins as a viable fantasy asset for the rest of the year since his timeline keeps him sidelined through fantasy playoffs.
Cooper Kupp will undergo a "tightrope surgery" on his ankle and be placed on injured reserve. Sean McVay did not rule him out for the rest of the year, but we know how this story ends for a 3-6 Rams squad.
Initially thought to receive a usage bump in his second game with Chicago’s playbook, Chase Claypool ran fewer routes (8, 29.6%) than Darnell Mooney, Equanimeous St. Brown, Dante Pettis, and Byron Pringle against Detroit. Justin Fields’ 23.8 pass attempts averaged over his soul-stealing five-game stretch is not enough to support three receivers, especially the low man on that totem pole.
Darren Waller has not played since Week 5 and reportedly aggravated his hamstring injury prior to Week 10. Slapped on injured reserve for a pitiful 2-7 team, best guess is Waller does not return at any point this year.
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