Week 11 Waiver Wire

We are getting closer to end of fantasy football season, unfortunately. Some may be coasting to the playoffs at this point, others are watching as their fantasy playoffs hopes continue to dwindle and some are still in the thick of things. No matter your situation, I'm going to walk you through each step and get you the best information to propel you to the playoffs.

Teams on bye: Broncos, Rams

Quarterbacks

  • Mac Jones @ ATL (28% rostered)
  • Justin Fields vs BLT (25% rostered)

Alright - I can't be the only one who didn't expect Mac Jones to throw for 3 TDs, granted only for 198 yards - this is due to Rhamondre running all over the Browns. Mac has finally got this team on the right track and they are in legitimate contention to lead the division, a matchup with an Atlanta team that got obliterated by the Cowboys last week is an excellent hit week for Mac Jones - he'll be a borderline QB1 in this matchup. Justin Fields had a great couple outings prior to his bye. We saw vast improvements from Fields - and is slowly making this offense click, not yet an every week starter in my eyes, but he's definitely making his way here. He does have a QB/TE friendly matchup against the Ravens - we should see breakouts from him and Kmet (who'll talk about later) this game; an excellent bye week plug-in with high rest of season upside.

Others to consider: Cam Newton (16% rostered)
Players to avoid: Baker Mayfield, Matt Ryan
Droppable: PJ Walker, Mike White


Runningbacks

  • Rhamondre Stevenson @ ATL (32% rostered)
  • D'Onta Foreman vs HST (4% rostered)
  • Ty Johnson vs MIA (19% rostered)

I spoke on Stevenson as it affected Mac, but Stevenson was a great fill-in for Damien Harris. He went for 100 yards and 2 touchdowns on 20 attempts; adding in 4 catches for 14. This is what we collectively agreed on, that Stevenson could easily be a starter - however, Damien Harris' continued excellence is why Stevenson has not taken over this backfield. On a short week, it's very possible that Damien Harris may not pass concussion protocols and forced to sit leaving Stevenson in a good spot to have another big performance. D'Onta Foreman, I'm sure there's a level of bias for Foreman as a UT alum but I really liked what I've seen from Foreman - albeit, small sample size - he seemed to be the most efficient runner of the trio of backs deployed by the Titans. Regardless, Houston is up next, if you're really struggling for a change in RB - deciphering who the Eagles will use or lost Patterson; he'd be an interesting pivot. Ty Johnson, I'd like to preface this, again, by saying this is Michael Carter's backfield - he's the most complete back the Jets have. That said, Ty is still a producing RB for fantasy purposes - he's my Tim Patrick for this year, while he did miss out on continuing his streak of double digits this week, he still is a strong PPR FLEX play moving forward.

Others to consider: Wayne Gallman (1% rostered)
If they are still there: Devonta Freeman (58% rostered)
Drop Candidates: Jeremy McNichols (Production) Chuba Hubbard (Role Change)
Players I'm avoiding: Cordarrelle Patterson (Injury; maybe droppable) Khalil Herbert (Role Change)

Wide Receivers

  • Marcus Johnson vs HST (1% rostered)
  • Deonte Harris @ PHI (19% rostered)
  • Jamal Agnew vs SF (9% rostered)

There's not much to see here, in all honesty, but I'll be touching on some of the WRs that are trending up and offer high upside. Marcus Johnson's out-of-pocket performance, finally, provides us a look at what was raved about during camp. Julio is on IR for the next few weeks and with AJ Brown drawing most of the attention, Johnson stands to benefit and can continue his breakout. Deonte is due for a bad performance soon especially with a few tough matchups coming up. That said, he's doing well enough to gain boom-bust FLEX consideration against the Eagles. I do like that Urban Meyer has done something right in this offense by getting Agnew involved - even though this has been a determent to Shenault's production - just being on a bad team doesn't help him. That said, hitting double digit fantasy points in 4 of the last 5 games has definitely caught my attention in terms of fantasy similar to Ty Johnson. As long as they figure out a way to get him the ball, he should hold FLEX consideration. 

Others to consider: Robby Anderson (39% rostered) 
If they're still there: Rashod Bateman (50% rostered), Corey Davis
Players I'm avoiding: Tyler Boyd, Kenny Golladay, Michael Gallup
Drop Candidates: Robert Woods (Injury; Redraft), AJ Green (missed opportunity)

Tight Ends

  • Dan Arnold vs SF (26% rostered)
  • Cole Kmet vs BAL (18% rostered)

How is Arnold still on more over 70% waivers? He's Trevor Lawrence's favorite target in this offense and he's been an every week starter since being traded to Jacksonville, he's been a top 10 TE since their bye. To put it simply, if you're streaming TEs or holding onto a TE with frustrating production - go ahead and shift to Dan Arnold as your TE1. Here's my Kmet plug, I love everything that this guy brings to the table and I'm happy that he's been given more opportunity this season that he did not get last year. He's now trending in the right direction - he's had the increase in snaps, he's slowly being provided the opportunities to show his athleticism and ball skills, and coming off his best performance of the year, we should begin to see this offense open a little bit more, provided Fields continues to play with competency he's shown in the last few outings.

Drop Candidates: Jared Cook

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