The Week 11 waiver wire is like every other week at the tight end position: There just isn’t much out there. Waiver adds at TE are very much an exercise in chasing your tail and hoping to catch it just once. With that in mind, here are some potential targets for fantasy football managers on the wire this week.
Top TE Waiver Wire Targets in Week 11
Trey McBride, Arizona Cardinals (58% Rostered)
I know I broke the roster percentage rules for this one, but there really isn’t much out there that is appealing. Trey McBride, however, is very appealing.
If you’re in one of the 42% of leagues where he’s still available, the arrow continues to point up now that Kyler Murray is back.
McBride caught eight of nine targets for 131 yards against the Falcons. He now has 28 targets over his last three games. That type of volume is enough to chase for any player, let alone a tight end. He’s a clear top-12 option for the rest of the season.
FAAB Recommendation: 15-25%
Cade Otton, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (22% Rostered)
This is a carryover from last week’s waiver wire column. As I mentioned then, Cade Otton was likely to go back to being an afterthought in the Bucs offense. He did just that with two catches for 10 yards. But he still posted a 6-70-2 line two weeks ago. We know he has that in him. There are certainly worse TEs you can throw a dart at.
FAAB Recommendation: 0-5%
Which TEs Should You Roster in Fantasy Football?
Should You Roster Trey McBride or David Njoku?
It was a rough start to the season for David Njoku. Fortunately, he’s really turned things around since the Browns bye week.
Over the past four weeks, Njoku has hit double-digit fantasy points in every game. After seeing more than four targets just once over his first five games, Njoku has been targeted at least six times in every game since.
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I am definitely more bullish on Njoku than I was a month ago. However, McBride looks to be on another level.
With Kyler Murray back and the Cardinals lacking a clear second option behind Marquise Brown, McBride could continue to see significant volume. Njoku may have more touchdown upside, but give me the bankable volume of McBride for the rest of the season.
Should You Roster Cade Otton or Luke Musgrave?
Over the past three weeks, Luke Musgrave has not seen more than four targets in a game. His snap share remains strong, and he’s running plenty of routes (31 last week), but Jordan Love just can’t sustain all of his pass catchers.
The Packers have two competent receivers, plus Christian Watson. Aaron Jones is also heavily involved in the passing game. There’s just not enough to go around for Musgrave to be a consistent producer.
With that said, Otton has the same problems. He’s got Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Rachaad White to contend with. Basically, he’s Musgrave with a better QB but also stiffer competition for targets.
I’m not particularly excited about either of these guys going forward. But if forced to start one, I would go with Musgrave, as he’s shown to have a little bit more of a weekly floor.
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