Mining The 2QB Waiver Wire For Gold: Week 11
Every week I break down the 2QB waiver wire landscape with updated information and developments from the previous weeks. All starting quarterbacks need to be rostered in 2QB/Superflex fantasy football leagues, especially this time of year with bye weeks in full effect and owners fighting for playoff spots. Let’s take a look at some players to pick up immediately and others to monitor moving forward…
Week 11 Teams on Bye: Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, New York Jets, San Diego Chargers
Cody Kessler – Cleveland Browns
Despite being benched during last week’s game, head coach Hue Jackson confirmed Cody Kessler will start in Week 11. If you’re in need of a spot start this week, see if Kessler is available. The Browns are at home this week, and Kessler faces a Steelers defense giving up the 5th-most passing yards per game.
Bryce Petty – New York Jets
Jets coach Todd Bowles declined to name a starting quarterback on Monday. With the Jets season all but lost at this point, there’s a chance Bryce Petty remains the starter coming off of the Jets’ Week 11 bye. Petty only threw for 163 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in his first start, but pickings are slim on the waiver wire at this point in the season. Christian Hackenberg is also on the roster, but he was one of the more puzzling 2nd-round draft picks in recent memory. Bowles has already confirmed he is not an option at this point. If Petty does remain the starter, there’s a chance he could play out the rest of the year as the Jets evaluate him to see what they have moving forward.
Paxton Lynch – Denver Broncos
Trevor Siemian threw two more interceptions on Sunday and is reportedly dealing with “serious discomfort” in his shoulder. Siemian has two weeks to heal as the Broncos head into their bye. Still, there’s an outside chance Paxton Lynch is the Broncos Week 12 starter. He’s worth a speculative add off 2QB waiver wires if you have the roster space.
Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams
I haven’t written about Jared Goff in a few weeks since Jeff Fisher continues to do Jeff Fisher things by continuing to stand by Case Keenum. However, it sounds like that might be changing. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported over the weekend Goff could make his first NFL start as soon as Week 11 against the Dolphins. After Keenum was only able to muster 165 passing yards without any touchdowns against the Jets on Sunday, I wouldn’t be surprised.
Tom Savage – Houston Texans
While Brock Osweiler did throw 2 touchdowns on Sunday, he completed only 51.9% of his passes and managed only 99 passing yards. Osweiler is not good at football, and it seems blatantly obvious at this point the Texans made a horrendous decision investing in him. Tom Savage is the backup in Houston and was a fourth-round pick by the Texans just two years ago. There’s a chance Savage starts a few games before the end of the year if the Texans decide to give Osweiler an early start to his off-season.
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