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2021 Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire: Rhamondre Stevenson, Cam Newton Are High-Upside Pickups

Welcome to the Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire: Start, Stash, Stream, where we break down the fantasy football free-agent landscape and give you the best picks for the short and long haul.

Let’s look back at Week 10 and see our future prospects for the fantasy football Week 11 waiver wire.

Note: Roster % based on Yahoo and should hover around 50% or less

WEEK 11 WAIVER WIRE PICKUPS

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  1. Rhamondre Stevenson, RB New England Patriots (32% rostered)
  2. Rashod Bateman, WR Baltimore Ravens (50%)
  3. Elijah Moore, WR New York Jets (51%)
  4. Dan Arnold, TE Jacksonville Jaguars (26%)

Helped immensely by a positive game script and an injury to Damien Harris, Rhamondre Stevenson had himself one hell of a day going for 100 yards and two scores on the ground. He also caught four balls on five targets, so he’s making himself useful in all areas of the offense. The rookie is a towering and imposing figure with his size, which was on display against a tough Browns’ front-seven. New England has been a run-first team, and it’s hard to imagine they’ll pull back on Stevenson’s reigns. Even if Harris returns this week, he should get enough touches against a putrid Falcons’ defense.

The Ravens rookie is trending upwards at the moment and despite the team’s struggles scoring only 10 points on TNF, Rashod Bateman led the team with a 6-80 stat line on eight targets. He’s right up there with Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews in terms of target share and production while Baltimore has struggled to get much going on the ground. Bateman should play a more significant role going forward and have WR2 upside each week.

Despite seeing fewer snaps this week after the return of Corey Davis, Elijah Moore made the most of his work and picked up another touchdown, finishing with 3-44-1 on six targets. Davis and Jamison Crowder played the most out-wide this week, but it’s no secret that Moore is a star in the making and should be out there more. There’s a solid chance he supplants Crowder as the WR2 and should have his playmaking skills utilized more. The Jets will continue to find themselves in pass-happy game scripts.

Another game, another week of Dan Arnold leading the Jaguars in receiving. It’s really baffling but Arnold continued to produce with five receptions for 67 yards on seven targets this week. While Jacksonville struggles, in general, to move the ball through the air, when they do it’s generally Arnold that has been there to produce. He’s got a relatively high floor at a very thin position.

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  1. Cam Newton, QB Carolina Panthers (16% rostered)
  2. Robby Anderson, WR Carolina Panthers (39%)
  3. Michael Gallup, WR Dallas Cowboys (53%)
  4. D’Onta Foreman, RB Tennessee Titans (4%)
  5. Kendrick Bourne, WR New England Patriots (7%)
  6. Marcus Johnson, WR Tennessee Titans (1%)
  7. Mac Jones, QB New England Patriots (28%)

As he told us on Sunday, Cam Newton is back, folks. Patriots fans probably puked when they saw him behind center for the Panthers, but he rushed in a goal-line touchdown and threw another. His arm will never be what it was, yet the Konami upside ranks up there with the best of them. Matt Rhule already said Newton will take most of the first-team snaps this week, which signals he’ll get the Week 11 start. The former MVP has been a life-long fantasy QB1 and even finished QB16 overall last year with JV weapons at his disposal. He’s a must-add at this point of the season.

In a bizarre turn of events, Newton found himself under center for some plays in Carolina’s offense and found Robby Anderson for a touchdown on the goal line. Anderson finished with 4-37-1 on six targets. If Robby can stay involved and command a similar target share to DJ Moore, maybe his season isn’t completely lost after all.

In his first game back from injury, Michael Gallup finished third on the team in targets behind only CeeDee Lamb and Tony Pollard with five. Most importantly, he played the second-most receiver snaps behind Amari Cooper. The Cowboys’ offense has generally been very good this season, and Dak has shown the ability to spread the ball around to multiple guys. Gallup showed early last year he can be a factor in this offense, and they will certainly be putting up points for the remainder of the season.

It hasn’t been pretty in the Titans backfield after the loss of Derrick Henry, but D’Onta Foreman was the leading rusher this week out-carrying Adrian Peterson, 11 to eight. Foreman looked more spry and agile than the 500-year-old AP and led the running back group in snaps. Although he’s been inconsistent, he is talented and should continue to separate himself from Peterson and McNichols to lead this critical ground pie.

The Patriots’ offense is waking up and Mac Jones is starting to deal in the passing game. Kendrick Bourne has been a huge part of that, catching balls all over the field. He only caught four balls this week, but totaled 98 yards with a gorgeous touchdown. While his reception numbers might be low, when he does get his hands on the ball it’s usually a chunk play. He’s even utilized somewhat on the ground with reverses. Bourne’s stock is climbing along with this Patriots’ offense.

Julio Jones has been an absolute bust for the Titans and just landed on IR with another soft tissue injury. Marcus Johnson balled out in his place, putting up 100 yards on five receptions (six targets). Johnson led the team in targets, receptions, and target share and should be rostered in deeper leagues as Julio’s replacement. Other sites may have Johnson a little higher, but it’s hard to trust a guy who only had four receptions entering Week 10.

Mac Jones and the Patriots’ offense are humming and outside of two dates with the Bills, he has a favorable schedule for the remainder of the season. Jones gets the Falcons, Titans, Bills (x2), Colts, and Jaguars to finish the fantasy season. Not only could you stream Jones this week, but he could be viable for the stretch run outside of the two matchups with Buffalo.

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  1. Wayne Gallman, RB Atlanta Falcons (0% rostered)
  2. Tua Tagovailoa, QB Miami Dolphins (23%)
  3. Daniel Jones, QB New York Giants (30%)
  4. Ray-Ray McCloud, WR Pittsburgh Steelers (0%)
  5. Carolina Panthers D/ST (30%)

The Quad Monster Mike Davis was supplanted as the Falcons RB this week as Wayne Gallman ran the ball 15 times to Davis’ four. With Cordarrelle Patterson likely out for some time with an ankle injury, Gallman could be in line for a big bump in usage. He filled in admirably last season for Saquon Barkley and the Falcons’ have a quick turnaround on TNF against the red hot Patriots.

Tua Tagovailoa, our favorite match-up-based quarterback streamer, will continue to land in this article until he stops performing. When he’s healthy, he eats up bad defenses, and he gets the Jets this week. Enough said.

The matchup against a pissed-off Buccaneers squad isn’t ideal for the Giants on Monday Night Football. But, Daniel Jones should be able to take advantage of their secondary, and if the team falls behind early, expect him to air it out. Hopefully, he gets his weapons back in the lineup after having a bye week.

Seemingly out of nowhere, Ray-Ray McCloud (possible relation to Fox) had a huge game with Mason Rudolph under center, racking up 63 yards on nine receptions and 12 targets. The absence of Chase Claypool was a huge factor in that, but McCloud has great speed so maybe he could deliver until Claypool returns from injury.

The Panthers were able to bounce back in a big way and shut down Colt McCoy and the Cardinals offense a week after the 49ers were somehow unable to. The Panthers welcome Washington next week in a decent D/ST streaming matchup.

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