Week 11 Waiver Wire (Fantasy Football)
Week 11 Waivers are here! Below is a list of the players to target if you need a Week 11 pickup. Listen or watch today’s Week 11 Waivers episode of The Fantasy Footballers podcast for a full breakdown of these waiver adds, plus players to consider dropping!
If the Bears WR Darnell Mooney is somehow available coming off of a bye, swoop him up. QB Justin Fields has been playing better and better as each week goes by with him as the starter. In Week 9, Mooney had six targets, three receptions, 41 yards, and a touchdown and even rushed once for 15 yards and a touchdown. At 58% rostered, it’s unlikely he’s available, but it’s worth checking. His schedule isn’t awesome, but Fields looks his way for big plays. Considering their fledgling offense will continue to play from behind down the stretch, Mooney should be getting involved to put touchdowns on the board.
Another receiver who might be rostered is Robby Anderson. He has been sorely disappointing so far this season, but I think it’s safe to say that most of that can rest on the shoulders of the injured Sam Darnold. In case you missed it, Cam Newton is “baaaaack” and with that comes some fresh opportunity in the offense. He is likely to get the nod as the starter playing against the beleaguered Washington defense and his former head coach, Ron Rivera. It’s important to note that in Newton’s post-game press conference, Anderson was with him and they seemed like jolly best friends. Newton may look his way more often than Darnold could moving forward.
With Henry Ruggs gone from the Raiders offense, the Raiders need to fill a void quickly. Bryan Edwards finally posted a good game in their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The volume isn’t great since Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller will be the ones who Derek Carr looks to the most, but Edwards had the red zone and deep play looks. He caught three of his four targets for 88 yards and touchdown and the next three weeks are juicy matchups against the Bengals, Cowboys, and Washington.
Listen or watch today’s Week 11 Waivers episode to hear how The Fantasy Footballers are prioritizing these wideouts and who you can drop to pick them up!
Fantasy managers are pretty lucky this week when it comes to the normally arid running back options on the waiver wire. In fact, there three names that should see significant touches, at least in the short term.
First up is Rhamondre Stevenson of the New England Patriots. He is somehow only 39% rostered, which may be due to the allergy we all have against rostering Patriots running backs. Nevertheless, Stevenson has carved out a significant role for himself in a normally murky backfield. In Week 9, he rushed 10 times for 62 yards and caught both of his targets for 44 yards in just three quarters before he left the game with a head injury and with Damien Harris on the field with him as well. Without Harris in Week 10, Stevenson logged a whopping 20 carries for 100 yards and two touchdowns with two receptions on five targets for 14 yards in the Patriots walloping on the Cleveland Browns. The workload will likely diminish when Harris returns from concussion protocol, but with a Thursday night game, Stevenson could get the start again. They will face Atlanta, Tennessee, and Buffalo over the next three weeks.
Foreman finally has the opportunity to get some work done in a starting capacity in the NFL with Derrick Henry out for the remainder of the season. Adrian Peterson will be that go-to back first, but Jeremy McNichols is the favored “pass-catching” back and has been largely unproductive in both real and fantasy football. That opened the door for Foreman to see 11 carries for 30 yards and catch two passes on two targets for 48 yards. He also passed that “eyeball” test on Sunday and will continue to have serious FLEX appeal behind Peterson. The Titans know what’s on the line at the top of their division and they will face Houston, New England, and Jacksonville over the next three weeks.
Is this the year for throwback players, or what? Gallman has been the perennial backup for the Giants and saw production when Saquon Barkley dealt with injuries in past seasons. He was largely ineffective since being signed by the Falcons, until Atlanta realized that the Mike Davis experiment was over and Cordarrelle Patterson sprained his ankle. Davis was benched halfway through their atrocious loss to Dan Quinn and the Cowboys, but Gallman logged 15 carries for 55 yards and hauled in a reception on two targets for 21 yards. A touchdown would have made his overall stat line explosive. Their matchup this week against New England is tough, but then the Falcons will face Jacksonville and Tampa Bay in Weeks 12 and 13.
Get the full breakdown and how much FAAB to spend on these RBs on today’s Week 11 Waivers episode.
For some reason, I just cannot get excited about the Jaguars TE Dan Arnold. It could be his postman name or the fact he plays for Jacksonville. Either way, he has been productive for his new team seeing seven targets in both of his last two games and saw 10 targets in the week before. He caught five of those targets in Week 10 for 67 yards and even scored a two-point conversion. The schedule is not good for the Jaguars over the next three weeks against the 49ers, Falcons, and then the Rams.
Tyler Conklin produced on Sunday against the Chargers who are surprisingly weak against the tight end position. Great matchups are worthless if the player cannot capitalize and Conklin certainly made your fantasy day if you started him. He scored two touchdowns on five targets and QB Kirk Cousins looked his way as a safety valve and also to move the chains. Defenses will be keyed in on both Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen, not to mention trying to stop Dalvin Cook, so Conklin could continue to see opportunity in a packed offense.
I want to give an honorable, and perhaps sneaky, nod to Cole Kmet of the Bears. Coming off of a bye and missing explosive games, Kmet has been quietly productive since Fields has started to get his NFL legs underneath him. In Week 9, he saw eight targets, six receptions, and 87 yards against the Steelers and they will face the Baltimore Ravens this week. That may sound intimidating, but the Ravens are surprisingly bad against the TE position. While Mooney and hopefully Allen Robinson will be worked in the offense, Kmet will still be there as Fields’ security blanket.
If you’re doing the TE dumpster dive this week, listen/watch The Fantasy Footballers discuss these options on today’s Week 11 Waivers show.
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