Week 10 of the 2022 fantasy football season is nearly in the books! And it’s time to improve our rosters on the Week 11 waiver wire. Let’s take a look at the top Week 11 waiver wire pickups and targets that fantasy managers should consider adding to their rosters, which include Rachaad White and Nico Collins.
Note: All roster percentages are from Yahoo, and players are listed by position in order of priority.
Waiver Wire Pickups To Target in Week 11
Deshaun Watson, QB, Cleveland Browns (37% Rostered)
This one doesn’t require much explanation. Deshaun Watson will miss two more weeks before returning and taking over as the Browns’ starting quarterback.
While fantasy managers should temper expectations for the quarterback who hasn’t played football in nearly two years, Watson has elite QB1 upside. It’s time to pick him up.
Rachaad White (44% Rostered) and Ke’Shawn Vaughn (0% Rostered), RBs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Leonard Fournette left the game in the second half with a hip flexor strain. It was not the way I wanted to win Fournette’s rushing + receiving yardage lower on Underdog Fantasy. Hip injuries are tricky. He could play next week, but he could also be done for the season.
I am stunned that Rachaad White is available in this many leagues. He and Fournette were already splitting time prior to his injury.
White wound up playing 64% of the snaps on Sunday. I expect that number to be around 70% weekly for as long as Fournette is out. Ke’Shawn Vaughn will get a series or two each half, but this is going to be White’s backfield.
White had his first career 100-yard rushing game this week. He looked fantastic running the ball. If this offense can build upon what it did in Munich, White could be an RB1. If he’s still out there in your league, he is literally worth all the FAAB you have left.
After Fournette went down, it wasn’t White out there for the next series; it was Ke’Shawn Vaughn. It’s clear Vaughn is now the RB2 behind White.
Vaughn probably doesn’t have much standalone value, but he has RB2 upside in the event of a White injury. He’s at least worth a 3-5% FAAB bid.
Isiah Pacheco (24% Rostered) and Jerick McKinnon (16% Rostered), RBs, Kansas City Chiefs
It is officially over for Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The former first-round pick played just four snaps against the Jaguars. Isiah Pacheco played 55% of the snaps, and Jerick McKinnon played 38% of the snaps.
Having pieces of the Chiefs’ explosive offense is never a bad idea. McKinnon was primarily used as a receiver. He caught six of eight targets for 56 yards but had just one carry.
Pacheco, on the other hand, was purely a runner, carrying the ball 16 times for 82 yards. He did not see a single target. It is noteworthy, though, that Pacheco ran just two fewer routes than McKinnon.
Given that this backfield is now a two-man timeshare, both need to be rostered, if for no other reason than to just see how it plays out. Pacheco is the better bet to score. McKinnon has the higher floor due to his receiving. I would be willing to spend 10-15% of my FAAB on either.
Christian Watson, WR, Green Bay Packers (5% Rostered)
I will take the shot on any WR1 in the Packers’ offense. As of this week, that man sure looks like Christian Watson. Amidst a number of injuries to the Packers’ receiving corps, Watson had his breakout game of the season, catching four of eight targets for 107 yards and three touchdowns.
Obviously, Watson won’t score on 75% of his receptions probably ever again, but he’s certainly earned Aaron Rodgers’ trust. He’s out there everywhere, and I’d be willing to take a pretty big shot on him. A 12-15% FAAB bid seems reasonable, but you may have to go more to secure him.
Parris Campbell, WR, Indianapolis Colts (18% Rostered)
Despite claiming Sam Ehlinger would remain the starter, Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday gradually came to his senses throughout the week.
Saturday correctly acknowledged that Ehlinger has no business starting an NFL game and reinstalled Matt Ryan as the starter. Ryan rewarded Saturday by earning him his first career win as a head coach.
Ryan’s return puts Parris Campbell back on the menu, as Ryan is actually capable of completing passes. On Sunday, Campbell caught seven of nine targets for 76 yards and a touchdown.
Ryan can support multiple fantasy-relevant receivers. Campbell is now averaging 20 PPR fantasy points per game in his last three games with Ryan. If you dropped him because of the Ehlinger days, bring him back. Unfortunately, it may take 12-15% of your FAAB.
Kadarius Toney, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (51% Rostered)
Kadarius Toney caught four of five targets for 57 yards and a touchdown. He also added two carries for 33 yards. It felt like Toney was far more involved than he actually was, though. Toney played just 44% of the snaps.
Nevertheless, Toney’s usage when on the field was encouraging. He played well enough to earn more playing time. And the Chiefs are going to need him with Mecole Hardman having missed this game and JuJu Smith-Schuster in the concussion protocol.
Toney’s upside is massive in the Chiefs’ offense. He only ran 17 routes but saw a target on 29% of them. He’s worth a 15-20% FAAB bid.
Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cleveland Browns (35% Rostered)
I never bought into Donovan Peoples-Jones. But I must resist the urge to take a look. DPJ has proven more than enough over the past couple of weeks. Against the Dolphins, Peoples-Jones led the Browns in snaps, routes run, and targets. He caught five passes for 99 yards.
Watson is back in three weeks, and that will only increase DPJ’s upside. Even with Jacoby Brissett, he’s a weekly WR3. I would throw an 8-12% FAAB bid on him.
Nico Collins, WR, Houston Texans (13% Rostered)
The Texans did not have their wide receivers on the field for every snap. But when they did, Nico Collins was actually out there more than Brandin Cooks. He played 78% of the snaps, catching five of his 10 targets for 49 yards and a touchdown.
Cooks may still technically be the WR1, but this is more of a 1A/1B situation. With the Texans likely to face negative game script, Collins has plenty of WR3 appeal. He’s worth an 8-10% FAAB bid.
Zay Jones, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (22% Rostered)
It’s amazing how many times Zay Jones’ name has appeared on this list. He’s so unexciting but also useful. On Sunday, Jones played 92% of the snaps, ran 46 routes, and saw 10 targets, catching eight for 68 yards.
The snaps and routes run were identical to Christian Kirk. They are the clear top two receivers on the team.
The Jaguars are on bye next week, so Jones will likely be ignored by most. But if you need a passable WR3/4, you can do worse. You can probably get Jones for 3-5% of your FAAB.
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, WR, Tennessee Titans (0% Rostered)
Despite Treylon Burks’ return, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine remained the WR2 behind Robert Woods. Westbrook-Ikhine played the second-most snaps but ran the same number of routes as Burks. Westbrook-Ikhine caught five of eight targets for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
This spike game was a complete surprise, to say the least. It was especially surprising to see it against a quality pass defense.
The big game notwithstanding, I have no interest in NWI. Ryan Tannehill’s return helped, but he’s not going to attempt 36 passes most weeks. This is still a run-heavy offense and Westbrook-Ikhine literally has fewer fantasy points over the first nine weeks than he did in Week 10. I’m not buying it. Pass.
Foster Moreau, TE, Las Vegas Raiders (16% Rostered)
With Darren Waller on IR, Foster Moreau is the Raiders’ TE1. He only saw four targets on Sunday, but he caught three of them for 43 yards and a touchdown.
The tight end position is a disaster, so any tight end playing starter snaps works for me. You can probably get him for 5-7% of your FAAB.