The 2019 NFL season is now 10 weeks old and time is running out to start picking up people from your fantasy football waiver wire. Every year a no name blows up in Week 1 and ends up being a top-20 fantasy football player over the remainder of the season. So, instead of letting your competition beat you to the punch, use your fantasy football waiver wire to find the next big thing.
Let’s get things started by taking a look at some fantasy football waiver wire tight ends for Week 11.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings
Rudolph made the highlight reel with his first touchdown catch against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday night, as he finished with two touchdowns on four catches along with a two-point conversion. He has scored in back-to-games and in three of the last four, with at least five targets in three of the last four games coinciding with the absence of wide receiver Adam Thielen (hamstring). Going back over the last five games, Rudolph has posted more than six fantasy points (full-point PPR) four times in that span.
A Week 11 matchup against the Denver Broncos looks mediocre at best. But Denver has allowed solid games lately to Travis Kelce in Week 7 (six catches for 44 yards) and Jack Doyle in Week 8 (four catches for 61 yards), and back in Week 1 Darren Waller had seven grabs for 70 yards. So the Broncos have allowed above average tight ends to produce against them, and Rudolph is at least in that group.
It’s worth keeping an eye on Thielen’ status, since his availability next Sunday will sap some of Rudolph’s upside. But tight end being as hard as it is to fill, Rudolph will at least be worth a look as a touchdown-driven streamer for Week 11.
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