Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire Guide

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Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire Guide

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Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire Guide

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These players might have already been scooped up in your league. Still check to see if they are available because they won’t be here next week

Elijah Mitchell, RB, San Francisco 49ers (51% rostered on ESPN)

Elijah Mitchell is back! Christian McCaffery is the lead man in the 49ers backfield, but Mitchell still has a heavy role. He logged 18 carries in his first game back. Mitchell’s time on the injured reserve sent him to the waivers in nearly half of leagues, and now is the last opportunity to grab him. Mitchell also becomes a must-start player in the event that McCaffery, an injury-prone player, misses time.

Rachaad White, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (24.4% rostered on ESPN)

The Rachaad White breakout is upon us after Leonard Fournette exited early in the Buccaneers game on Sunday. White rushed for 105 yards on a whopping 22 carries. He has league-winning upside if Fournette’s health continues to be an issue. Tampa Bay is on a bye for week 11, meaning that White will be hiding in plain sight for savvy fantasy managers.

Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cleveland Browns (21.9% rostered on ESPN)

A staple of these lists, each week Donovan Peoples-Jones is added in more and more leagues yet still remains underrated. He has just one touchdown on the year, but has reached double-digits in six of nine games. Deshaun Watson is just a few weeks from returning, meaning that Peoples-Jones ceiling is still climbing.

Kadarius Toney, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (47.5% rostered on ESPN)

The Kansas City Chiefs are known for finding creative ways to get their receivers involved, and that is true for their new addition Kadarius Toney. Toney had six touches, 90 total yards and a touchdown in his first full game as a Chief. His upside is too high to ignore.

Cole Kmet, TE, Chicago Bears (38.8% rostered on ESPN)

Cole Kmet was a popular breakout pick at the beginning of the year, but a slow start caused many fantasy managers (including myself) to dump him to the waivers. The Bears offense is now operating at full strength thanks to Justin Fields, and Kmet is a staple of the passing game. He led all Chicago skill players in snaps against Detroit. Kmet is also coming off back-to-back two-touchdown games. That kind of redzone production will not be replicated every week but his 13 targets over the past two games suggest his role is here to stay.

Streamers:

Teams on bye in week 11: JAX, MIA, SEA, TB

These players at commonly streamed positions are likely to be available in your league and have favorable week 11 matchups. 

Quarterback

Best Option: Jimmy Garappolo, San Francisco 49ers, vs Arizona Cardinals (46.6% rostered on ESPN)

Jimmy Garappolo has quietly been Mr. Consistent this year for the 49ers, scoring 16 or more fantasy points in his last five starts. This week he faces an Arizona defense that is abysmal. This could be a game where Garappolo is forced to sling the ball and it could pay dividends for a team in need of a safe option.

Sleeper: Davis Mills, Houston Texans, vs. Washington Commanders (2.6% rostered on ESPN)

The Texans could be playing from behind against Washington who’s allowing 20 points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Davis Mills is a touchdown-dependent desperate start, but he is viable for deep-league teams in need of a one-week fill-in.

Tight End

Best Option: Robert Tonyan, Green Bay Packers, vs. Tennessee Titans (45.3% rostered on ESPN)

Tennessee is giving up the third-most targets per game to tight ends this year and now face a depleted Green Bay receiving corp. Expect Aaron Rodgers to rely on his experienced tight end this week.

Sleeper: Tanner Hudson, New York Giants, vs. Detroit Lions (0.2% rostered on ESPN)

The Lions have allowed the most touchdowns per game to tight ends this season and just gave up a monster game against Cole Kmet. Tanner Hudson is just-a-guy at best, but he has a good chance to find the endzone in week 11 and be worthwhile as a deep-league streamer.

Defense/Special Teams

Best Option: Cincinnati D/ST vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (35.5% rostered on ESPN)

Cincinnati is widely available thanks to their week 10 bye week, and they’re healing up. DJ Reader will return this week which should neutralize the Pittsburgh run game. Cincinnati’s pass rush could feast against a Steelers offense allowing three sacks a game. AFC North matchups are often defensive battles, and Cincinnati has the talent and motivation to have a big day in the divisional rematch.

Sleeper: New York Jets D/ST vs. New England Patriots (30.5% rostered on ESPN)

Why not another divisional matchup with the away team coming off of their bye? The Jets defense had six sacks the last time these two teams played and should be well-rested.

Players worth stashing:

Isiah Pacheco, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (23.1% rostered on ESPN)

Pacheco has fully taken over the early down duties in the Chiefs running game. He had 16 carries compared to Clyde Edwards-Helaire zero touches on Sunday. It’s never a sure-thing to bet on Andy Reid running backs, but Pacheco’s rest-of-season arrow is pointed up.

Christian Watson, WR, Green Bay Packers (5.8% rostered on ESPN)

Watson finished as a top-three wide receiver in week 10 thanks to three total touchdowns. His athletic ability finally flashed en route to a breakout performance. Watson is likely still dependent on his big play threat, but the rookie is in line for more work as Aaron Rodgers learns to trust him more with each passing week.  

Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants (4.6% rostered on ESPN)

Darius Slayton has now scored double digit fantasy points in four of his last five games. He is clearly Daniel Jones’ number one target and is available in nearly every league.

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Foster Moreau, TE, Las Vegas Raiders (12.3% rostered on ESPN)

Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow are now on the injured reserve pushing Foster Moreau into a larger role. Moreau has produced steadily this year, averaging 6.6 fantasy points per game. The Raiders offense has left a lot to be desired, but Moreau is one of the few tight ends on the waiver wire with significant upside.



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