Waiver Wire: Week 11

The waiver wire article is set up to help give you the best possible players that may still be available on your league’s waivers. The following players are all rostered in under 50% based on ESPN’s leagues. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me on Twitter @JGalt93.  


Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers (46.6 % Rostered)

    Jimmy isn’t the kind of QB that will win you a week all by himself but he certainly won’t make you lose your matchup either. Every week he offers a decently safe floor and in good matchups, he offers a nice ceiling considering you can get him off your waiver wire. Jimmy has a good matchup this week against the Arizona Cardinals and should be a solid streaming option. He is a high-end QB2 in week 11. 

Marcus Mariota, QB, Atlanta Falcons  (37.6 % Rostered)

    I am never confident in starting Mariota and for good reason when I am confident he usually performs poorly. This past week he had a good matchup and performed well for a change. This week he finds himself in another good matchup against the Chicago Bears. The Bears have been playing at a high rate, which means that there is a good chance that the Falcons will be playing from behind for a good part of the game. If you are in need of another high-upside play from a streaming option this week, you could do worse than Mariota this week. Mariota is a mid-tier QB2 with an upside. 

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans (7.5 % Rostered)

     Tannehill is no longer the solid high-end QB2/low-end QB1 that loved starting in previous seasons but he still has enough in the tank to be a viable streaming option. This week the Titans will be playing against Green Bay, whose opposing QBs have been able to put up points on and have decent production. Tannehill will offer a safe floor and decent upside this week against the Packers. He is a low-end QB2 with an upside in week 11. 

Running Back

Rachaad White, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (24.4 % Rostered)

 White is easily the top RB option off the waiver wire and it is for two main reasons. The first being Leonard Fournette was injured at the end of the game this past Sunday. Now the reports are saying that Fournette will be fine to come back post the bye week but that is something we will truly have to wait and see if it happens. The second is that White’s usage has steadily been increasing on a weekly basis. Whether Fournette comes back healthy or not doesn’t matter, White is going to continue to have a large role on the offense. The Bucs are on bye this week, so White is going to be a stash. If you can afford to do so, I believe it will pay off handsomely. White is a solid flex option going forward.

Jaylen Warren, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (11.7 % Rostered)

 It seems like it is finally time to get serious about Warren. He has consistently looked like the best RB on the Steelers and he has continued to receive a workload to match it. He is no longer just a top-tier backup, as I believe he will continue to have flex appeal on a weekly basis. The Steelers are finally using a 2 back approach and it is working. Adding Warren is a savvy move whether you are planning on starting this week or not. If Harris gets hurt, you have an RB2 on your team, If he doesn’t you still have a mid-tier flex option on your roster. 

Kenyan Drake, RB, Baltimore Ravens (45.8 % Rostered)

 Drake looked like his old self in week 9 and it should be interesting to see what the RB situation looks like in week 11 for the Ravens. I would add Drake onto my roster purely for the mere chance that he still has the lead-back job. Even if he doesn’t, he will still be a top-tier backup with low-end flex appeal going forward. If Drake is the lead back on Sunday, he is a mid-tier RB2 against the Panthers. 

** Adding top-tier running backs back-ups is never a bad decision if you have the space to do so.**


Honorable Mention(s): 

  • Chuba Hubbard, RB, Carolina Panthers
  • Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jerick Mckinnon, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Samaje Perine, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Isiah Pacheco, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

Wide Receiver

Christian Watson,  WR, Green Bay Packers (5.8 % Rostered)

What a game! The Packers looked like they had nothing right going for them heading into Sunday against the Cowboys and they were happy to prove their haters wrong. The Packers defeat of the Cowboys was nothing short of amazing and Watson was one of the key members involved. The Packers have dealt with their fair share of injuries, especially at the wide receiver position. As long as Watson is healthy, he should continue to be a viable flex option with an upside going forward. 

Parris Campbell, WR, Indianapolis Colts (23% Rostered)

     Campbell is back to being a worthy flex option with the return of Matt Ryan as the starting QB for the Colts. If you are in need of a safe floor option with a massive ceiling, I would add Campbell this week. We have already seen the kind of connection that he has had with Ryan in the past and that should continue as long as Ryan keeps the starting position. Campbell is a mid-tier flex with upside this week against the Eagles.

Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cleveland Browns (21.9%Rostered)

    DPJ has to be the most reliable wide receiver still on the waiver wire. His target share has been extremely consistent as of late and there’s no reason it should stop anytime soon. DPJ is exactly what you would want from your flex/ WR streaming option as he offers you a floor of 8 and a ceiling of 10-12, which is perfect. If you are in need of some stability at the WR/Flex, I would highly recommend adding DPJ this week. He is a mid-tier flex with an upside against the Buffalo Bills this week. 

Honorable Mention(s): 

  • Kadarius Toney, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
  • MVS, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Mack Hollins, WR, Las Vegas Raiders
  • Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants
  • Van Jefferson, WR, Los Angeles Rams

Tight Ends

Cole Kmet, TE, Chicago Bears (38.8%  Rostered)

    Kmet is dealing with an injury, so please keep that in mind. That being said Kmet and the Bears have been insanely good the last two weeks and that shouldn’t change this week against the Detroit Lions. If Kmet is alright, he is automatically in the low-end TE1 conversation with as high of a ceiling as you can get at the TE position in fantasy football. If you lost Ertz this week or just need a bye-week fill-in, Kmet would be my top add at the TE position.  

Juwan Johnson, TE, New Orleans (8.2 % Rostered)

    Johnson is looking more and more like a starting-worthy tight end, as he continues to find the end zone. The Saints offense is a bit of a mess but that doesn’t deter me from taking a chance on Johnson going forward. The TE position as a whole has been extremely irritating and I would take any chance I can get on a somewhat reliable option. If you need a TE streamer this week, Johnson should fit the bill against the Rams. He is a mid-tier TE2 with a TD upside in week 11. 

Foster Moreau, TE, Las Vegas Raiders(12.3% Rostered)

    Moreau has shown his worth in years past when Waller has been out due to injury and it looks like that is going to continue this season as well. Moreau will be utilized by Carr and the Raiders because they will need him to move the ball down the field, especially in short-yardage situations. He will also have a large presence in the red zone due to his size and ability. If you are dealing with an injury/bye week, Moreau looks like he will be a worthy streaming option this week against the Denver Broncos. Moreau is a mid-tier TE2 with an upside this week. 

Honorable Mention(s):

  • Isaiah Likely, TE, Baltimore Ravens
  • Harrison Bryant, TE, Cleveland Browns