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Trashman’s Fantasy Fallout Going Into Week 11

Trashman HeaderTrashman’s Fantasy Fallout going into Week 11

There was a lot of injury upheaval in Week 10, so there are a lot of personnel changes coming for week 11. Get you waiver adds ready as we delve into the fallout…

Bengals vs Titans


  • Joe Mixon only got 9 carries on the day and was again saved by a TD. He did out-snap Gio Bernard 30 to 21 though, in a game where the Bengals fell behind, so he still has a hold on the job. His ceiling is just severely limited in this offense, as his best game all year has been 51 yards and a TD.


  • Brandon LaFell led the team in targets with 10 and came away with 95 yards and a TD. That being said, the Bengals face the Broncos this week, so don’t bank on another stellar performance. He’s not a must add in any format.


  • Corey Davis had 10 targets on the day to lead the Titans and would have had a good day if not for losing the ball as it crossed the endzone. He’s still owned in less than half of Yahoo leagues, so pick him up.


Browns vs Lions


  • Deshone Kizer had arguably his best game of the season against the Lions, but there is still no rhyme or reason to this offense. TE Seth DeValve led in targets(6) and 70 yards, but he hadn’t reached 30 yards in 6 games prior to the that. Kizer does give me some hope that Corey Coleman, and perhaps Josh Gordon, will be of some value when they return.


  • Isaiah Crowell is finally hitting a stride with his 2nd 50+ 1 TD game in a row, but it may all be for naught as the Browns face the Jaguars this week. I can’t advocate starting anyone but maybe Duke Johnson in this one.


  • Marvin Jones Jr’s value left as soon as Kenny Golladay stepped on the field Sunday. Golladay needs to be added where you can get him and Jones returns to shaky WR3 status.


Chargers vs Jaguars


  • Philip Rivers had a good day in large part due to rookie Austin Ekeler‘s 2 TD catch and runs. Ekeler has been sneaky productive over the last month or so and should be added in PPR formats.


  • Leonard Fournette couldn’t get anything going on 17 carries against a usually soft Chargers front. He’ll have another tough matchup this week against the Browns, who actually defend the run very well.


  • WR Keelan Cole continues to see significant snaps in the Jaguars offense. If DeDe Westbrook is inactive again this week, Cole makes for an interesting deep league flier against the Browns.


Jets vs Buccaneers


  • The Jets vs Bucs was not the offensive slugfest I imagined, but it was interesting to see that Elijah McGuire out-touched and out-targeted Bilal Powell. He’ll be a hold going into Week 12 after the bye.


  • Robby Anderson is the no.5 WR in fantasy on the season, and he’s still available in %20 of leagues.


  • Rookie WR Chris Godwin was targeted 10 times on the way to a 68 yard day. He’ll fall back in the pecking order with Mike Evans returning to the fold this week, but he should be added in dynasty formats and will push Adam Humphries for snaps.


Packers vs Bears


  • Jamaal Williams is looking likely to start against the Ravens in week 11 after both Aaron Jones(3-6 weeks) and Ty Montgomery went down to injury on Sunday. Williams’ YPC has been underwhelming, but he could see 20+ carries this week.


  • Brett Hundley strung together a decent game against the Bears that was absent of turnovers and included a couple of pretty passes to Davante Adams that even made Aaron Rodgers smirk. He’s not a strong start versus the Ravens but I have hope that Adams, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb may be useful going forward.


  • Mitch Trubisky is finally starting to look like an NFl QB, but I still don’t have much faith in his receivers. Dontrell Inman came into his first game as a Bear and garnished 8 targets and 88 yards though, so perhaps he will have some respectable value moving forward. I’m still skeptical.


  • Benny Cunningham played ahead of a fading Tarik Cohen on Sunday, playing on 28 of 60 snaps. He didn’t do much with it, but it appears that Cunningham is the passing back of choice in Chicago right now.


Saints vs Bills


  • The Saints showed that they’re for real on Sunday, smashing the Bills over the head with a47 point sledgehammer. It was the Ingram, Kamara and Thomas show all day, and it’s proven to be a winning formula. All other pieces of the offense are luxuries, so don’t expect consistency from Ginn, Coleman, or Snead – who played 47% of snaps on Sunday and did not register a target.


  • Rookie QB Nate Peterman entered the game when it was well out of hand, so don’t expect a QB change going into Week 11. Tyrod Taylor is still the starter.


  • Kelvin Benjamin led Bills pass catchers with 6 targets on the day, his first game for Buffalo. He’ll maintain WR2 status, but I don’t think Charles Clay is going to move forward as a TE1 like he was before he got injured. The Bills run the ball too much, and Benjamin is the top dog.


Steelers vs Colts


  • Even with the Steelers making a concerted effort to include Martavis Bryant in the offense, Big Ben targeted JuJu Smith-Schuster 7 times, as many targets as Antonio Brown got on the day. JuJu is here to stay as a WR2 in Pittsburgh. Bryant is more WR4 material.


  • Chester Rogers caught all 6 of his team leading targets on Sunday for a 104 yard 1 TD monster. I see it more as a product of gameflow as the Steelers corners shut down everyone else, and Rogers just wasn’t a major priority. That being said, no one is really stepping up behind T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle so Rogers might have earned himself some more playing time.


  • We might have sneezed and missed Marlon Mack‘s Colts backfield dominance. Frank Gore has out-snapped and out-produced him over the last few weeks, and it will be difficult to forecast his usage moving ahead.


Vikings vs Redskins


  • Case Keenum is fighting for his job over Teddy Bridgewater, going tit-for-tat with “franchise” QB Kirk Cousins and winning. He’s done enough to keep him under center for Week 11 against the Rams, which should be a high-scoring affair.


  • Jerick McKinnon out-snapped Latavius Murray 31 to 30, but didn’t do as well on the stat sheet, as he wasn’t used as much. It’s going to be difficult to rely on either of these backs as more than flex plays as long as this true timeshare is going on.


  • Rob Kelley is out for “multiple games”, meaning that Samaje Perine has a chance to establish himself as the first two-down back in Washington and should be added in most formats. Chris Thompson is going to benefit the most though, as usual.


  • The Redskins seem intent on getting Jamison Crowder the ball, as he’s lead them in targets the last 2 weeks(24). He needs to be owned in more than 50% of leagues by now.


Texans vs Rams


  • Tom Savage was terrible in an embarrassing loss to the Rams, but he did at least air the ball out a lot. DeAndre Hopkins remained relevant due to sheer target hogging, but Bruce Ellington wasn’t too far behind, compared to the rest of the WRs. Ellington could see more action this week, as Will Fuller will likely miss the game with cracked ribs, and Patrick Peterson will aim to shut down Hopkins.


  • The same can be said for C.J. Fiedorowicz, who saw his first action since Week 1. C.J. got 6 targets and makes for a fair streamer against Arizona.


  • I’ve said it for weeks now, but Robert Woods is the Rams’ go-to receiver and needs to be owned and started in all formats. Cooper Kupp should be owned in most, as he leads the league in end-zone looks, according to Alex.


Cowboys vs Falcons


  • Most say that the Cowboys lost their advantage when they lost Zeke Elliott to suspension, but I think they may have actually lost it when LT Tyron Smith was injured. The Falcons had no trouble pressuring the Cowboys, sacking Dak Prescott 6 times on the day. Smith is doubtful again this week, so be wary about starting your Cowboys against a swarming Philly defense.


  • Alfred Morris was the lead runner on Sunday with 11 carries. The Cowboys had to abandon the run as the Falcons pulled away so, he wasn’t used much in the second half.The game script could be very similar this week.


  • Rod Smith played ahead of Darren McFadden, still only getting 6 carries. He did get 6 targets on the day though, so he may be useful in PPR formats. He could come in handy in a game against Philly in which the Cowboys are likely to trail early.


  • Devonta Freeman left the game early with his 2nd concussion of the season. The Falcons are likely to ease him back slowly so Tevin coleman is in line for heavy usage for the foreseeable future. Terron Ward should be added where possible, as he receiver 9 carries to Coleman’s 20 on Sunday.


Giants vs 49ers


  • RB Orleans Darkwa is the undisputed leader in the Giants Backfield, out-touching all other Giants backs by close to double-digits. Surprisingly, he’s still available in about 25% of leagues.


  • RB Matt Breida is getting enough action in San Fran’s playmaker starved offense to warrant flex consideration in deep leagues.


  • Marquise Goodwin had an excellent stat line with 83 yards and a TD, but it all came on one catch. He’s hard to trust going into a nightmare matchup against the Seahawks.


Patriots vs Broncos


  • James White saved his day with a TD, but Rex Burkhead seriously ate into his snaps, getting 36 on Sunday night. Dion Lewis and Rex seem to be the frontrunners in the Pats backfield for the time being.



  • The three main backs in Denver saw almost even snaps on Sunday night. C.J. Anderson still carries the most value though, as the snaps he’s in on are almost always running plays.



  1. Last week after listening to the show Saturday and watching Woods go off had me thinking, what glue does the trash man sniff in the garbage to hit these sleepers? Thanks to you I picked up Woods and Goff to have my first game that compared to when I had Watson/fuller going. #neverforget

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    In a standard scoring 12 team league is Keenan Allen a viable flex option moving forward?

    1. I still consider him a WR2, he’s had the broncos and Jags in the last 3 weeks, plus an improved Pats def in Foxborough. He has a favourable playoff schedule.

    2. He should be a number 2 going forward. He does have some nice match ups coming up. He definitely is no longer a must start guy.

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        How is a #2 WR not a must start in a 12 man league? lol

  3. I’m dieing… 3-7, qb is killing me… Ifnyoj think Mariota can turn it around don’t read further as I’m looking to make a trade for stafford.

    Trade partner wants a wr 2 or flex
    My rbs- L Miller Drake Collins Abdullah
    Wrs- M Thomas Baldwin Cooks Anderson

    Would you trade Cooks Drake Collins Abdullah or Anderson for Stafford? Can you give me a 1 for 1 and 2 for 1?

    Thank you

    1. You could give up Robbie Anderson with abdullah or Collins for Stafford. Will he take Mariota back as part of the deal? If he will, maybe you can sell Drake coming off that long td last night as a 2 for 1.

    2. I don’t know if you should run up the white flag on Marriota yet. After this week his schedule is pretty premium. He’s running again. He has that young wideout back. There are a lot of reasons to be in the Marriota business at the end.

  4. PPR dynasty with position roster limits……..Would you cut Kelvin Benjamin for Woods, Funchess, or Emanuel Sanders? I won’t play any of them, but I am looking for the most long term value. I think it’s pretty close on these guys.

    1. I would keep both Funchess and Benjamin. Both are in new spots with some good upside moving forward. Woods has some good value moving forward too but I think this year ends up being one of his best years. He can not keep scoring on so many long plays…can he???

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    Would you trade Yimmy for TY? PPR. I’m hurting for WRs.

    1. Jimmy Graham? I wouldn’t trade him for Hilton.

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        Yea Yimmy Graham

    2. No way. Hilton isnt much help. Most weeks he will get less than 10 points

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    Thanks for sharing the insights. I made the mistake of rushing Charles Clay into my lineup (over ASJ). Now that ASJ is on bye I am weak at TE… stick with Clay, or switch to Fiedo, Witten, or julius Thomas?

    1. You can start Clay this week than go back to ASJ

  7. How does sending Dez for Thielen sound in 1PPR?

    1. Thielen is the better choice right now but I have to think that Dez is going to start going off with no Zeke.

      1. Thanks. Dez was getting fed on Sunday until the wheels fell off, which was early.

  8. Whats up RW Nation! I have a trade opportunity that I wanted to get your thoughts on. I will give up Joe Mixon and get Kenan Allen. PPR league 116 teams, 8-2 record. My other RBs are Gordon, Drake, and Perine. WRs are Amari, Doctson, Corey Davis, and Westbrook. Thoughts?

    1. i don’t mind that trade. i think allen may be slightly more valuable in a ppr

  9. PPR. I have ASefJenkins as my TE. Greg Olson available on waivers
    Should I drop ASF and pick up Greg Olson?

    1. you should find a way to get olsen, but i’m not crazy about the idea of dropping your only other tight end.

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    10 team dynasty league PPR

    I have Bell, going to miss the playoffs so I’m looking to sell high and I currently have three standing offers. Please vote on who you would rather have:

    a. Leveon bell
    b. Joe mixon and Doug Baldwin
    c. Devonta Freeman and Allen Robinson
    d. Michael Thomas and a guarunteed top 2 2018 rookie pick

    Glimpse of my current team:

    RBs : Bell, Howard, Henry, Dion Lewis, Chris Carson
    Wrs : Jordy, Funchess, Sanu, Agholor, Mike Williams, John Ross, both injured Bears WRs

    Appreciate any and all replies

    1. i don’t love any of those other options for the future, i suppose d is the closest.

  11. Who has the better match up this week? Roethlisberger or Carr??

  12. Is melvin gordon really in danger of losing significantly more touches to eckler?

    1. no, i think of ekeler as another wr

  13. Add Eli and subtract Jameis and Keenam, which QBs under 50% availability would you want for weeks 14, 15, and 16? Thanks as always! -MS

    1. aaron rodgers for 15,16

  14. Rivers (if cleared) v BUF or Cutler v. TB?

    non ppr (and this is horrible choice to make)

    Mercedes Lewis or Fedrowicz or Gresham or Ben Watson? Just need one and non ppr

    1. i think rivers showed that he can produce in tough conditions against the jags in week 10. i’d go with gresham

  15. gresham over kroft?

  16. Struggling at flex – PPR – Woodhead, Rod Smith, Corey Davis, or Marvin Jones? Or another flyer that might be on waivers – Ellington, Dede Westbrook, Corey Coleman? Thx!

  17. Would you suggest playing d adams or m jones in ppr this week? also would you play o darkwa or k drake in nppr?

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