Fantasy Football 2015: Week 11 Key Matchups
Taking a Look at the Week 11 Favorable Matchups and Waiver Wire Trends
November 18, 2015
It’s Wednesday once again, and around here that means it’s time for us fantasy football owners to check out the favorable matchups in the upcoming round of games. Week 11 features a few interesting waiver-wire-level plays who could come up big this weekend, so let’s take a closer look at the stats and see if anyone looks like a good add for your team.
Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots: We’ve already featured Amendola as a waiver wire pickup this week, and he’ll work as a matchup play as well. He’s coming off 10 receptions on 11 targets against the Giants, resulting in 79 yards.
Now that Julian Edelman is gone, Amendola gets an up-tick in fantasy value. He’s also getting a nice matchup against Buffalo this week; the Bills are giving up over 250 passing yards per game.
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Jacob Tamme, TE, Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons have hit the skids in their recent games, going 1-3 in the last four. Still, there’s some value in Tamme, who has 22 targets with 16 catches in his last two appearances. That’s resulted in 164 yards and a score for him.
Making Tamme even more appealing coming out of the bye is the fact that he’s going up against the Colts, who have been shredded by tight ends over their past couple of games. He’s on the low-end starter radar.
Tennessee Titans Defense: If you’re looking to stream a defense this week, Tennessee looks like a nice play. They’ve only hit double-digit fantasy scoring once this year, but have scored at least eight in two of their last four games.
Most importantly, the Titans get a Thursday-night matchup against the Jaguars this week. Jacksonville has been hemorrhaging fantasy points to opposing defenses, and this figures to be a sloppy offensive game all around.
Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami Dolphins: Ajayi enters the sleeper radar in fantasy this week thanks to a couple of solid games and a nice matchup in store. He had six carries against Philly in Week 10, gaining 48 yards--which was more than Lamar Miller had, and Miller out-touched him.
Ajayi should see around 8-10 touches this weekend, and with his explosive game-breaking capabilities he could turn those into a solid line against the woeful Cowboys run defense.
Richard Rodgers, TE, Green Bay Packers: Rodgers has gained some pretty good fantasy appeal this year as a TE2, and there’s no reason to think he won’t keep it going. He logged five grabs on five targets against Detroit, posting 32 yards and his third touchdown in the past two games.
Rodgers won’t post huge yardage numbers, of course, but he’s one of the biggest red-zone threats the Packers have. They’ll be looking to prove themselves in another divisional game against the Vikings this week, following a home loss to the Lions.
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