Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: TE - Week 11

by Tim Heaney on November 16, 2011 @ 15:20:34 PDT


If you are serious about winning your fantasy league football championship, stay on top of your fantasy football team throughout the year.

Each week during the NFL fantasy football season, KFFL brings you its Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, which breaks down players to pick up. Be aggressive when picking up fantasy football free agents. Even if you do not need a player, you can tuck him away for depth or block others from adding him to their fantasy football team.

Note: Percentage of polled leagues in which player is available in parentheses

Fantasy football free agents: Look to acquire

The following players will have greater significance in deep fantasy football leagues. In shallow fantasy football leagues, they are not as high of a priority but should be considered based on your fantasy football team's needs.

Jermaine Gresham, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
Steady looks to rely on

Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals (48 percent)

Just a reminder that he returned in Week 10 from a three-week hamstring-induced absence; while not outstanding, his 4-23-1 line on five targets shows how useful he can be as a low-end TE1, especially in PPR formats. He hasn't seen fewer than five looks in a game all season.

In this final week of byes, someone with Gresham's involvement could do wonders replacing the likes of Jimmy Graham, Owen Daniels and Heath Miller, for you deep players. Andy Dalton had a rough time versus the Pittsburgh Steelers' D on Sunday and could lean on Gresham more often against the equally tough Baltimore Ravens in Week 11, even if A.J. Green (knee) suits up.

Fantasy football free agents: One-week plays

The following fantasy football pickups are for those who need injury or bye week replacements. They are not players you immediately acquire - unless your team is in dire straights. Some have, however, shown some life and should be followed in case they materialize as options beyond their temporary use.

Benjamin Watson, Cleveland Browns

Watson's five looks in Week 10 marked his highest total since his eight from Week 6. The Browns' passing game has scuffled all season as not even high target totals have produced attractive stat lines for their catchers. Evan Moore often steals targets from Watson, too.

With some heavy hitters at the position on vacation in Week 11, Watson might fill a deep-league need. Cleveland tangles with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who, while having an underrated D, have yielded 6.33 catches, 63.3 yards and 0.33 touchdowns per game in their last three contests to TEs from the Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts. This is a desperation play, but against a pass D that just lost cornerback Rashean Mathis (knee) to Injured Reserve, it's not a bad chance to take.

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