It’s not all about Keaton Mitchell this week, as now we have Ty Chandler, Noah Brown and Devin Singletary as intriguing waiver wire pickups. While Week 11 fantasy football waivers might not be exceptionally exciting, there are options to help step in for more byes and injuries.
- Players must be under 60% rostered on Yahoo
- Listed in order of preference — I’ll often prioritize potential upside over immediate middling production
- No FAB suggestions: It varies wildly by league tendencies and is always relative (ex: if you lost your RB1 to injury and there is a clear backup, you’re going to be more aggressive)
- Streaming QB and TE are grouped together — weekly ranking can change once projections/ranks run — DST could shift a bit too
** WEEK 11 BYES: ATL, IND, NE, NO **
WORRY REPORT (1 to 5)
More Ducks (and Eggs) = More Concern
- Trevor Lawrence, JAX 🦆🦆🦆🦆 — Lawrence has only two games with two touchdowns… and just as many games with zero. The other six games? 1 TD each. The Jaguars’ offense and Lawrence haven’t taken the step forward many hoped this year, and he needs a favorable matchup for Top 10 upside. Fortunately, the Jaguars have the Titans and Texans next, but then the Bengals, Browns, Ravens and Buccaneers before the Panthers in Week 17. I’d make other plans for Weeks 13-16.
- Tony Pollard, DAL 🦆🦆🦆 — Pollard has one double-digit game since Week 3 and continued his streak of zero touchdown games. Rico Dowdle scored in the blowout, and even though it’s partly due to the volatility of their games (blowouts galore), Pollard isn’t an RB1.
- Saquon Barkley, NYG 🦆🦆🥚 — Even with the broken offense, Barkley had double-digits in every game since Week 1, when he faced the Cowboys. The Giants face the Commanders and Patriots before their bye and then GB, NO, PHI, LAR to finish out the year. Barkley will find it tough to carry RB1 value.
- Terry McLaurin, WSH 🦆🥚 — McLaurin had a decent – not great – game against the Patriots and then was quiet against the Seahawks. With the Giants up next, McLaurin can rebound, but the Cowboys are after that with Jalen Ramsey on tap in Week 13 before their bye. The Commanders get LAR, NYJ, SF to finish things out, meaning McLaurin has one of the toughest remaining schedules for receivers. Jahan Dotson with a healthy Curtis Samuel gets the inglorious Infinity Duck!
Emojis and Acronyms to Know
- 😤 = I Tried to Tell Ya — players included for several weeks (not much more to add if you don’t want them)
- 🔍 = Check if Dropped — players whose managers might have cut for other need or impatient
- 🎯 = Long-Term Target — players with starter+ upside who require patience (stash picks)
- = Backup/Next Man Up — players who have almost no value but starter+ upside if injury ahead of them
- RBTouch% — RB touch percentage — percent of team total RB touches that player had
- TmTGT% — Team target percentage — percent of team total targets going to that player
- G2G and GL — Goal-to-Go (inside the 10-yard line) and Goal-Line (inside the 5-yard line)
- TmAirYD% — Team Air Yard percentage — percent of team total air yards going to that player
WAIVER WIRE RUNNING BACK RANKS
- Khalil Herbert, CHI — 🔍 Up to 66% on Yahoo, but some might have dropped or not picked him up after Herbert didn’t return in Week 10. D’Onta Foreman isn’t going to fade into obscurity, but Herbert could split 50/50 immediately.
- Keaton Mitchell, BAL — Mitchell had just four touches, but (as we saw), it doesn’t take any more than that for him to have an RB1 ceiling.
- Devin Singletary, HOU — Who saw that coming? Even if Dameon Pierce returns, Singletary is worth holding to see how DeMeco Ryans splits up the work. If we knew he would keep the lead, Singletary would be in the No. 1 spot conversation.
- Antonio Gibson, WSH — Was in Unbreak My Heart last week, and with options getting thinner, Gibson is in the RB3 conversation. Hey, if you’re considering Tyler Allgeier or Ezekiel Elliott as Flex starters, Gibson should be in there, too.
- Ty Chandler, MIN — For one game, Chandler is in play as an RB2/3, as Alexander Mattison is likely to miss Week 11 with a concussion. For one week only, Chandler would be tops, but he’s here for longer, as he’s still next up behind Mattison if anything happens again. I don’t expect Chandler to seize the lead role, as the Vikings were clearly not satisfied with his play, as they traded for Cam Akers before giving Chandler more work.
- Darrell Henderson, LAR — 🔍 Kyren Williams can’t return until Week 12, meaning Henderson is startable for one more week, as long as Matthew Stafford is under center. Like Ty Chandler, if one week only, he’d be second.
- Kenneth Gainwell, PHI — 😤
- Latavius Murray, BUF —
- Zach Charbonnet, SEA — Biggest bump yet, but Charbonnet still had half the touches of Kenneth Walker.
- Ezekiel Elliott, NE —
- Jaleel McLaughlin, DEN —
- Jerick McKinnon, KC— If anything happened to Isiah Pacheco, we saw last year that McKinnon can be an RB1 on a modest amount of touches.
- Joshua Kelley, LAC —
- Rico Dowdle, DAL —
- Tyjae Spears, TEN —
- Elijah Mitchell, SF —
- Jamaal Williams, NO —
- Matt Breida, NYG —
WAIVER WIRE WIDE RECEIVER RANKS
- Noah Brown, HOU — Brown has increased his receiving yards in every game, and while Nico Collins’ return will hurt Brown’s massive ceiling that he’s put on display the last two weeks, he’s still worthy of a WR3/4 play. Brown could be worth possibly more if his effectiveness has pushed him ahead of Tank Dell (not likely but the potential is worth chasing).
- Quentin Johnston, LAC — Johnston nabbed his first touchdown and has the talent to be a Mike Williams force in this offense, but he needs to show a bit more development to be trustworthy.
- Jalen Guyton, LAC — Ran as many routes as Johnston, and if Johnston continues to struggle — should have caught that pass he was interfered on and hasn’t had the best separation and routes — Guyton could be more usable. Johnston still has the higher ceiling, but Guyton might be the one to hit his for the rest of the season.
- Romeo Doubs, GB — 😤
- Demario Douglas, NE — 😤
- Michael Wilson, ARI — 😤
- Jayden Reed, GB — Christian Watson is still running as the No. 1 option and led in targets again, but Reed has been more productive and in sync with Jordan Love.
- Elijah Moore, CLE — This was Moore’s first game over 7.9 points. He still hasn’t eclipsed 59 yards. The schedule is hit-and-miss, but if Deshaun Watson is okay and getting on track, we might have a WR4 down the stretch.
- Jonathan Mingo, CAR — 42.9% of Mingo’s targets were off-target. He’s third in the NFL this season with 24.4% OFFTGT targets, only behind Odell Beckham and Jalin Hyatt (min 20 targets). Mingo is a Top 2 receiver for the Panthers now, but he’s extremely risky with Bryce Young’s play.
- A.T. Perry, NO — The Saints are on a bye, but Michael Thomas was injured in Week 10. Thomas might be out for Week 12 or longer, and if so, Perry would be a boom/bust WR4 with a higher ceiling than Rasheed Shaheed.
- Rashid Shaheed, NO — Shaheed would move up a few spots with Perry if Thomas is out for weeks.
- Darnell Mooney, CHI — Bears version of Shaheed, which means even more volatility.
- Odell Beckham, BAL — Back-to-back games with a touchdown, but just two targets and one reception in Week 10. It’s all or nothing these days.
- Kyle Phillips, TEN — It wasn’t a huge game, but it was serviceable (7.6 points), making Phillips a deep-league option for as long as Treylon Burks is out.
- Khalil Shakir, BUF — Snaps still there but value will depend on favorable matchups (and the Broncos actually haven’t been one since Week 5).
- Jameson Williams, DET — 🎯
- Brandin Cooks, DAL — It was only Cooks’ second game with more than four targets. It was also his first of the year over 49 yards. Complete Hail Mary any given week.
- Michael Gallup, DAL — Second double-digit score. First touchdown.
- Dyami Brown, WSH — Random touchdown week and nothing more.
STREAMING TIGHT ENDS
- DET vs CHI
- WSH vs NYG
- MIA vs LV
- JAX vs TEN
- LAC at GB
- DEN vs MIN
- DET vs GB
- NE at NYG
- MIA at NYJ
- TEN vs CAR
- CIN vs PIT
- MIN vs CHI
- DEN vs CLE
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