Waiver Wire Targets For Week 11
Only a few more weeks until the playoffs start so it’s now or never! It’s time to make that push to get your team on the round to contention. If you’re heading into Week 11 at 4-6 or even 3-7, there’s still hope but it becomes even more critical to ensure you have the right guys in your lineups. So here are a couple of options for you this week that you should be looking to add to the waiver wire this week.
Don’t forget that the roster percentages are taken from the NFL Fantasy system. I try to keep the guys I put on my waiver lists under 50% at least. Hopefully, some of these guys are still available in your fantasy leagues. And don’t mind the new format. Just trying to get a bit more organized for the future.
*TB, SEA, MIA, and JAX are all on byes for Week 11
My Top Five Targets
Christian Watson, WR, GB – Rostered 1.4%
Finally! He finally was used like he was supposed to be! Unfortunately, Watson’s big breakout game came at the expense of my Dallas Cowboys, it was long overdue. Watson has had to deal with poor usage and injuries throughout the start of his rookie season. Still, with fellow wide receiver Sammy Watkins underwhelming and Romeo Doubs on IR with an ankle injury, the pathway was clear for Watson to have a big game.
Watson finished as the WR3 for Week 10, smoking the Cowboys’ secondary for big plays. Watson was 4 of 8 for 107 yards and three touchdowns which got him 32.7 fantasy points on the week. Watson should be one of the biggest waiver wire adds.
Kadarius Toney, WR, KC – Rostered 38.5%
Toney, in his second game with the Kansas City Chiefs, saw an increase in his offensive snaps especially after Juju Smith-Schuster took a massive hit that knocked him out of the game. Toney’s 44% snap share and five targets (four catches for 57 yards and a touchdown) were the best numbers he’s posted this year as he was put on the shelf in New York with the Giants because of a hamstring injury. Fantasy managers will want more of this from Toney and if Juju Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman miss more time, that could very well be the case.
Rachaad White, RB, TB – Rostered 8.4%
Reports have been swirling from head coach Todd Bowles that they wanted to get rookie running back Rachaad White more involved in the offense and in this game, they could do just that. White put up great numbers on his 22 carries even after starter Leonard Fournette went down with a hip injury against Seattle. White rushed for 105 yards, averaging 4.8 y/a for 10.5 fantasy points. It would have been nice to see him get into the endzone but if he can continue to be involved in the Bucs’ offense, those will come.
Van Jefferson, WR, LAR – Rostered 8.4%
How the mighty have fallen. After winning the Super Bowl last season, the Los Angeles Rams are experiencing the worst of super bowl hangovers. Van Jefferson returned in his second game back this season after starting the year on injured reserve, scoring his first touchdown of the season with Matthew Sta… hold on John Wolford? With the Stafford, Allen Robinson connection still on the fritz and Cooper kupp landing on IR with a high-ankle sprain, Jefferson should be added as a priority among the wide receiver options sans Christian Watson.
Jefferson should see even more targets than the three he saw in Week 10 once Matthew Stafford returns from being in the league’s concussion protocol.
Cole Kmet, TE, CHI – Rostered 44%
I have to admit that I have been slacking on this one. Cole Kmet as well as the Bears’ new-look offense has been straight ballin’ over the last couple of weeks. From Week 8-10, Cole Kmet has been the TE1, averaging 18.2 fantasy points per game. The tight end situation has seen better days with guys like Darren Waller landing on injured reserve and now Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz is expected to miss the rest of the season and Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert is expected to miss time with a shoulder injury. Kmet needs to be on fantasy rosters for the final stretch.
Isiah Pacheco, RB, KC – Rostered 26.8%
There seems to be a changing of the guard in Kansas City as Isiah Pacheco has taken over the lead role in the Chiefs backfield. During Week 10’s game against the Jaguars, Pacheco saw not only the start but 16 rushing attempts, taking a large share of the workload and turning it into 82 yards on the ground. Pacheco took 57% snap share, ceding receiving work to Jerick Mckinnon who caught six catches on eight targets. Clyde Edwards-Helaire saw just four snaps the entire game.
Quarterback Troubles And More Tight End Options
It always seems like the bye week and injuries just happen at the wrong time. Especially if your team is on the verge of either making the playoffs or getting sunk with one more loss. There are a few options that are available. At the quarterback position, Carson Wentz is looking to make his return back to the starting role for the Washington Commanders but after Taylor Heinicke led the Commanders to hand the Philadelphia Eagles their first loss of the season, it may be tough to see the reigns change back.
The Commanders’ next three opponents are the Texans, Falcons, and Giants. Two of these teams are giving up just over 15 fantasy points per game to the quarterback position so there may be a way that Wentz can help fantasy managers looking for a quarterback to spare. Over the first six games of the season, Wentz was a top-10 fantasy quarterback. With recent reports stating that Wentz hasn’t been cleared by the Commander’s medical team, it’s a situation to monitor as we get closer to Thursday night football.
Another QB that may not have the distraction that Wentz is dealing with right now is Daniel Jones. Jones plays the Detroit Lions in Week 11, getting one of the worst defensive matchups of the week. Jones’s rushing ability could come in handy in a game where the Lions’ defense was utterly gashed by Bears quarterback Justin Fields, though Jones doesn’t run nearly as much. Jones is currently the QB14 and is averaging 16.3 fantasy points per game.
At the tight-end position, it gets a little more hectic with big names landing on the injury list. But there are some options available there too. I already mentioned Cole Kmet earlier in the article but Colts tight end Kylen Granson could be an option. In Week 10 with Matt Ryan back under center, the Colts finally got the tight end position involved in the offense. Granson saw four targets, catching all four for 57 yards. While it was a modest output, it was good to see Ryan target his tight ends. Granson could be the tight end that will be involved at least until Mo Alie-Cox works past his own ankle injury.
Another tight end option is Juwan Johnson from the New Orleans Saints. Johnson saw seven targets in Week 10, catching five for 44 yards and a touchdown. Johnson has been the better straight-up tight end out of the unit not named Taysom Hill. Johnson has caught four touchdowns over the last five games and with the lack of weapons at the wide receiver position and Alvin Kamara’s back-and-forth usage in the passing game, Johnson could be useful for fantasy managers.