Week 11 is rapidly approaching and so are the Fantasy football playoffs, which means making the right waiver wire decisions will be critical moving forward. Six teams come back from their bye this week, but Week 11 isn’t much better with four teams taking their required rest. The Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans and New York Giants will all be resting this week; here are your priority waiver wire pickups.
Matt Ioannidis, DE, Washington
Ioannidis should be refreshed returning from their bye week and couldn’t of asked for a better matchup this Sunday going up against the New York Jets who’ve given up the most fantasy points to opposing DE this season. Ioannidis is coming off a solid performance a couple of weeks ago registering four solo tackles and a sack against the Buffalo Bills, which brought his total up to 4.5 on the season. He’s on pace to exceed his career high in sacks this season and should have ample opportunity to get a couple more this week.
Notables: Jordan Phillips, DT, Buffalo Bills
Anthony Walker, LB, Indianapolis Colts
It was expected that Walker would lose snaps when Darius Leonard returned from his injury, but Walker has now played on more than 72% of the snaps in three straight games since Leonard has been back in the lineup. Walker’s IDP production has historically suffered with Leonard on the field, but this year Walker has produced more like he did against the Steelers a couple of weeks ago recording 10 combined tackles on 73% of the defensive snaps. He only recorded three tackle assists in their lost to the Dolphins last week, but both he and the Colts will look to bounce back at home against the Jaguars who give up the fourth most fantasy points to the Linebacker position.
Notables: Nicholas Morrow, Oakland Raiders,
D.J. Swearinger, S, Oakland Raiders
Karl Joseph was recently put on the injured reserved with a foot injury and D.J. Swearinger, who was cut by the Cardinals earlier this season, should take his place in the starting lineup moving forward. Swearinger failed to produce in Arizona, but was playing on 100% of the snaps, which is what we should expect in Oakland. It might take time to learn Paul Guenther’s scheme, but expect Swearinger to put up decent production against the Bengals who give up the 18th most fantasy points to safety position.
Notables: Justin Reid, S, Houston Texans