Week 10 is almost behind us and some of you are starting to appreciate that this is a passing league. Yet you can’t help but wonder why you are not allowed to pass on picking a tight end. Some of you didn’t believe Eric Ebron was elite. And you were wrong. Some of you thought Rob Gronkowski couldn’t stay hurt forever. And you were wrong. Some of you thought fantasy football could be fun. And oh boy were you wrong. If you have read my waiver wire articles before, you know I don’t believe in burning your waiver priority on tight ends. They are the hardest position to predict. But if you insist on wasting everyone’s time, there are plenty of waiver wire tight end options available to disappoint you in new and exciting ways. If I don’t mention someone whom you think I should be talking about, just know there are many reasons why I overlooked them. Maybe they are owned in most leagues. Maybe they are so bad I don’t even consider them. Maybe it’s because your opinions cannot be trusted. After all, you are here. So let us examine what our best week 11 waiver wire TEs are…
Week 11 Waiver Wire TEs
Should I Pick up Ricky Seals-Jones? – Owned in 15% of leagues – In week 10, Ricky Seals-Jones had 5 catches for 51 yards. He was targeted 9 times in the Cardinal’s offense, tied for second-most on the team. While Ricky Seals-Jones has been a disappointment thus far this season, with the coaching change in the Cardinal’s offense, Ricky Seals-Jones is definitely worth monitoring. So should I pick up Ricky Seals-Jones? He has a favorable schedule down the stretch and is probably the most talented of all week 11 waiver wire TEs.
Should I Pick up Jonnu Smith? – Owned in 1% of leagues – For the second week in a row, Jonnu Smith has scored a touchdown. In week ten, he has 3 catches for 45 yards and 1 touchdown. None of this changes the fact that he plays on the Tennessee Titans and I am incapable of trusting that offense to produce consistently. Should I pick up Jonnu Smith? I would not burn my waiver on him.
Should I Pick up Chris Herndon? – Owned in 12% of leagues – I’m going to keep talking about Herndon, because there are very few options when it comes to tight ends. While Herndon had a down week, only catching 3 passes for 34 yards in week ten, he did lead the Jets in targets. As pathetic as that statistic is, there is no denying that he is going to get opportunities as a tight end. That is more than you can say about all the other week 11 waiver wire TEs out there. Should I pick up Chris Hendron? Yes.
ABSURDITY CHECK (AKA Maybe This Guy Will Be Good Because That Guy Got Hurt?)
Should I pick up Gerald Everett? – Owned in 1% of leagues. – With Cooper Kupp out for the season, Gerald Everett might be worth monitoring. In week ten, he had 2 catches for 15 yards and 1 touchdown. Coming out of college, Everett was being compared to Jordan Reed. At this point in his career, he has definitely looked like a modern Jordan Reed, since you never seem to see him on a football field. However, the Rams did draft him in the second round last year and Cooper Kupp’s targets have to go somewhere. Should I pick up Gerald Everett? I wouldn’t burn a waiver on Gerald Everett, but I would monitor him to see if his usage increases.