Week 11 IDP Waiver Wire

IDP Waiver Wire

Derek Barnett and the Eagles look to be the next beneficiary of playing against Cowboys LT Chaz Green.

 

Before we start off with this week’s top IDP waiver wire adds, let’s look at some players featured in previous weeks’ waiver wire articles. In week 8, I suggested Eric Reid, who over the past two weeks has made two turnovers and included 13 total tackles after filling in for Jaquiski Tartt at strong safety. In week 9’s article, T.J. McDonald and Denzel Perryman were suggested, and both players made their 2017 debut this past week of action. Perryman recorded eight solo tackles and an assist against the Jaguars while McDonald tallied seven solos and two assists on Monday night against the Panthers. Last week was a bit of a downer, as two of my top suggestions, Will Compton and Adrian Colbert, both suffered injuries during play and are expected to miss time moving forward. Compton was the victim of a Lisfranc sprain while Colbert broke his thumb, adding to the 49ers injury problems at safety.

 

Here are each week’s previous installments of IDP Waiver Wire:

Week 10 | Week 9 | Week 8 | Week 7

 

Now let’s move on to our top IDP waiver wire pickups for week 11!


 

Derek Barnett (DE, PHI)

We’ve all heard by now what an insane performance Adrian Clayborn had against the Cowboys in week 10, but instead of targeting Clayborn to continue his success, I am targeting a pass rusher from the Cowboys’ next opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles. First-round rookie selection Derek Barnett has yet to live up to his high draft pedigree thus far into the season, but Barnett still sees a healthy portion of snaps every game. The Eagles use a four-man rotation of defensive ends, but its Barnett who I expect to see the most success if Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith is unavailable to play once again.

Aaron Wallace (ILB, TEN)

Tennessee Titans linebacker Aaron Wallace has been on injured reserve since week 2 this season, but the second-year player out of UCLA looks to be fully healthy and ready to make his return soon. Wallace will compete for playing time with Brian Orakpo, Erik Walden, and Derrick Morgan, and I believe he should be able to slide right in and be a meaningful presence. Tennessee coaches have talked highly of Wallace and are awaiting his return, hoping he can play right next to his former college teammate Jayon Brown.

Jaylon Smith (WLB, DAL)

In a series of events that has left no one surprised, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee is hurt once again and looking at being out for a few weeks with a strained hamstring. During Sean Lee’s last absence this season, it was Jaylon Smith who stepped up and saw increased tackle numbers and I expect the same thing to happen this time around. Smith will play next to Anthony Hitchens until Lee is ready to go once again.

Martrell Spaight (ILB, WAS)

In last week’s IDP Waiver Wire article, I suggested Will Compton was a great add after Mason Foster landed on season-ending injured reserve, but Compton didn’t last too long though as he suffered a Lisfranc sprain on Sunday and was removed from the Redskins game. Next man up is Martrell Spaight who should see close to 100% of snaps next to Zach Brown for Washington.

Budda Baker (SS, ARI)

Cardinals safety Tyvon Branch had been one of the top defensive backs in all fantasy formats in the first half of the NFL season, but after tearing his ACL in the Arizona’s week 10 game against Seattle on Thursday night, it looks like rookie Budda Baker will get his chance to take over. The second-round selection out of Washington recorded nine total tackles over 44 snaps after coming in to replace Branch.

Coty Sensabaugh (CB, PIT)

Another waiver wire replacement who is replacing an injured veteran is Steelers cornerback Coty Sensabaugh. Sensabaugh is now filling in for Joe Haden, who fractured his fibula in the Steelers win over the Colts. Sensabaugh played 48 out of 49 snaps after Haden was injured, and should be a solid every week option in cornerback required leagues.

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