With Week 11 fantasy football waiver wires having processed in many leagues, there are still many medium-upside players and even some high-upside players available in many leagues. Which mostly un-rostered players should be added off the waiver wire ahead of Week 11?
Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire Targets | QB, RB
If you need fantasy help (as most of us do), here are some players with short- and longer-term value, many of whom might be available in your leagues. Roster share is based on ESPN fantasy league data.
Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers (87% available)
What more do we need to see? Cam Newton was the QB16 last year despite throwing to a bottom-five receiving corps, averaging about the same points per game as Joe Burrow, Drew Brees, and Matt Ryan. He is a gifted two-way quarterback with a strong offensive supporting cast. Cam is an extraordinary midseason get, especially in deeper leagues.
Carson Wentz, QB, Indianapolis Colts (38% available)
Bad game script undercut Carson Wentz’s Week 10 value. The Colts’ offense is clicking, thanks in large part to an elite running back and a top-20 receiver. As I wrote last week, this is all Wentz needs to produce streaming value and occasional top-five value. He’s exceeded 17 fantasy points in eight of 10 games this year. Trust in this offense, and trust that Wentz will continue to produce on balance.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Miami Dolphins (64% available)
Once he’s healthy, Tua Tagovailoa should be fine fantasy-wise. He posted 21.4 and 26.5 fantasy points, respectively, in his return to the field in Weeks 6 and 7. Then, he had one of the better QB performances you’ll see this year against the Bills, netting 15.2 fantasy points in Buffalo.
Miami next faces the Jets, Panthers, and Giants, followed by the Jets right after their Week 13 bye. At the very least, roster Tua so an opponent won’t be able to start this 25-point-upside QB against you.
Justin Fields, QB, Chicago Bears (82% available)
Justin Fields is actually more available than he was before the Bears’ Week 10 bye. A nice slate of upcoming matchups, combined with a demonstrably positive NFL learning curve, should make Fields no worse than a QB2 going forward, and his QB1 upside should be clear by now. He’s a special talent and potentially a 2022 top-eight QB if he continues to grow into the role.
Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, San Francisco 49ers (91% available)
What are you waiting for? The Niners rotate starting RBs continually, often taking a hot-hand approach based on who’s healthy and who’s producing. Jeff Wilson Jr. dominated in several starts last season. With Elijah Mitchell questionable for Sunday, Wilson could earn a spot start. At the very least, he’ll be a tandem back with RB3/4 potential. But his RB1 ceiling alone makes him worth rostering in every league.
Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints (34% available)
Mark Ingram’s receptions are the key. He probably won’t average 5 yards per carry anymore. But goal-line looks and catching a few passes should be enough to keep him streamable when Alvin Kamara is sidelined. Worst case, you have a weekly RB4/5 when Kamara is on the field, with a small chance at a 1- or 2-yard punch-in.
D’Onta Foreman, RB, Tennessee Titans (98% available)
I’ve written about D’Onta Foreman extensively in the past two weeks and have hyped him on PFN’s fantasy podcast. Foreman has the most upside of any Titans RB besides (obviously) Derrick Henry. Forget the post-prime Adrian Peterson, and Jeremy McNichols isn’t a high-volume option. Foreman is the best bet for RB3+ production, and he should be rostered in most leagues.
Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire Targets | WR, TE
Need help at the pass-catching positions? Here’s who you could look to add at WR and TE as we head into Week 11.
Van Jefferson, WR, Los Angeles Rams (46% available)
Odell Beckham Jr. has joined the team. Robert Woods is out for the year. At the very least, Van Jefferson will continue to be a streamer. At most, he’ll be more valuable in an offense that should sorely miss Woods. Beckham’s past greatness should not be confused with present greatness. His value remains a question mark. Jefferson has nowhere to go but sideways or up. That’s a gamble worth making.
Hunter Renfrow, WR, Las Vegas Raiders (23% available)
Hunter Renfrow should be rostered in every league. A top-30 fantasy wideout, Renfrow has 7 receptions in three straight games. He’s become a nearly automatic streamer with TD-dependent pop. If nothing else, add him and package him in a trade. But you might find Renfrow will be useful as a starter in your fantasy lineup going forward.
Robby Anderson, WR, Carolina Panthers (48% available)
A week ago, I was not expecting to write glowingly about Robby Anderson’s fantasy prospects. But with Newton expected to lead this passing attack the rest of the season, Anderson might be the biggest winner. He and Cam showed clear chemistry in Sunday’s huge win over the Cardinals.
Remember, Anderson earned 18 more targets than DJ Moore last year. If he can return to the player he was in 2020, Anderson will be one of the biggest second-half steals in fantasy.
Pat Freiermuth, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers (54% available)
Despite the down Week 10, nothing has changed. Pat Freiermuth remains a high-upside TE1 if things break right. Last week, Mason Rudolph was forced to start with Ben Roethlisberger on the COVID-19 list. When Big Ben returns, expect Freiermuth to benefit.
Geoff Swaim, TE, Tennessee Titans (100% available)
I wrote last weekend that I wouldn’t be surprised if Geoff Swaim outperformed Dawson Knox in Week 10. It had as much to do with my sell-high views concerning Knox as with my buy-low views concerning Swaim. It’s not that Swaim is a must-add. But if you’re in a very deep league, he offers nice TD-dependent upside as the No. 2 or No. 3 receiving option for the Titans, depending on Julio Jones’ availability. That’s not a bad find.