Welcome to the Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire pickups, where we give you the players to start immediately, stash at the end of your bench, and stream for a week or two.
Last week, we told you to add Tank Dell, Noah Brown, Keaton Mitchell, and D’Onta Foreman. This week, you’ll see some familiar faces that we’ve highlighted over the past few weeks and some new faces, as well.
Let’s look back at Week 10 and dissect the top prospects for the Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire.
Week 10 Bye Weeks: Colts, Falcons, Patriots, Saints
Note: Roster % based on Yahoo leagues and should have roughly 50% ownership
WEEK 11 WAIVER WIRE PICKUPS
- Joshua Dobbs, QB Minnesota Vikings (53%)
- Devin Singletary, RB Buffalo Bills (50%)
- Noah Brown, WR Houston Texans (25%)
- Brandin Cooks, WR Dallas Cowboys (38%)
When Joshua Dobbs landed in Minnesota, The Wolf declared that Dobbs had “league-winning upside” in the Vikings offense. Well, after putting up 50 total fantasy points over his first seven quarters with his new team, the declaration could be on point. In fact, that’s back-to-back-to-back games with 25 points for Dobbs. With the Broncos and Bears up before the Vikings’ bye week, Dobbs has a chance to really heat up before the fantasy playoffs. Oh, and the best receiver on the planet returns this week.
The Texans’ passing offense has been one of the main storylines in fantasy football this season, but if they can get their anemic ground game going, they’ll be borderline unstoppable. With Dameon Pierce out of the lineup for the second straight week, Devin Singletary finally did something with the workhorse role, racking up 150 yards on 30 carries. Pierce will cut into some carries when he returns, but this new coaching staff is not married to the second-year back, and it appears he’s lost a step from his rookie season. This backfield could be Singletary’s from here on out.
Following a career-high 153 receiving yards in Week 9, Noah Brown out-did himself again by racking up seven receptions for 172 yards on eight targets in Week 10. Sure, he benefitted from Nico Collins’ absence, but the Buckeye connection is alive and well between Brown and CJ Stroud. When Collins returns, three-receiver sets will likely be Collins, Brown, and Tank Dell, meaning you should be able to trust all three of them in your starting lineup — and even more if one is out injured.
Welcome to the 2023 season, Brandin Cooks! It took 10 weeks, but Dak Prescott finally started to target the 1,000-yard man. Looking for a reliable WR2 alongside CeeDee Lamb, Prescott peppered Cooks 10 times and the vet snagged nine of those for 173 yards and a touchdown. Cooks is finally starting to wake up, scoring three touchdowns over the last four weeks. He looks to build the momentum with a favorable next four games against the Panthers, Commanders, Seahawks, and Eagles.
- Keaton Mitchell, RB Baltimore Ravens (48%)
- Leonard Fournette, RB Buffalo Bills (24%)
- Zach Charbonnet, RB Seattle Seahawks (45%)
- Demario Douglas, WR New England Patriots (36%)
- Rasheed Shaheed, WR New Orleans Saints (51%)
- Tyjae Spears, RB Tennessee Titans (40%)
- Quentin Johnston, WR LA Chargers (29%)
- Jalen Guyton, WR LA Chargers (0%)
- Michael Mayer, TE Las Vegas Raiders (10%)
John Harbaugh should be arrested after limiting Keaton Mitchell to just four total touches after he got loose for a 39-yard touchdown early in the first quarter. Gus Edwards’ is still finding the end zone at a high clip, but his efficiency is dwindling on a weekly basis, and Justice Hill might be RB3 now. The upside is massive for Mitchell, who looks like the Ravens’ version of De’Von Achane, because Harbaugh alluded to increasing Mitchell’s usage for the Week 11 game plan.
Leonard Fournette has yet to touch the field for the Bills, but it will likely come soon, with the offense needing a spark. (Fantasy) Playoff Lenny is still a top stash because the touchdown upside is tremendous, and James Cook entered Sean McDermott’s dog house for a bit after fumbling on Monday Night Football. Latavius Murray cannot buy a touchdown at this point, and they need Fournette’s physicality to wake this team up.
The game script has favored Zach Charbonnet over the last few weeks over Kenneth Walker. However, Walker still looks good and won’t give up this backfield as long as he’s healthy. Charbonnet had 44 yards on only six carries and caught four of five targets on the afternoon. Still, Charbonnet is an injury away from locked-in RB2 status and could be startable right now.
Demario Douglas would be in the ‘start’ category if he weren’t on the bye this week. The little slot maven has seen 23 targets over his last three games and is useful in PPR leagues. He’s yet to score a touchdown, but it could be coming against the Giants out of the bye. Stash Douglas this week in hopes of using the Patriots WR1 over their next three games against the Giants, Chargers, and Steelers.
Michael Thomas hurt his knee on Sunday, opening up more snaps for Rashid Shaheed and rookie A.T. Perry. We aren’t desperate enough to put Perry on this list (unless you’re in dynasty or a very deep league), so we’ll roll with Shaheed for yet another week in this article. With Thomas out and Jameis Winston entering the game in the second half, Shaheed saw nine targets. We don’t typically see that type of target share, so take advantage of it with Thomas out.
I’m sorry to say it, but it appears Derrick Henry is washed. We all knew he would fall off the cliff one day, which might be now for the 29-year-old. Tyjae Spears is electric with the ball in his hands and only sees real work on third down. However, Spears may get more of a shot with the TItans sliding down the standings. Would it surprise anyone if the team shuts Henry down at the slightest hint of injury, handing the keys to Spears?
Someone had to step up in place of Mike Williams and Josh Palmer, and rookie Quentin Johnston finally found paydirt for the first time this season. To be fair, he’d be higher up on the list if he caught a touchdown pass that he was interfered with, but it fell to the ground. The target share (four) was blah with the number of routes he ran. The Wolf is still high on the rookie but miss me on QJ, who is a player that I did not love pre-draft.
Speedster Jaylen Guyton returned from IR in Week 9 and immediately out-targeted Quentin Johnston six to four during the Week 10 shootout against Detroit. Justin Herbert threaded the needle to Guyton in the third quarter for a touchdown and finished with four receptions for 41 yards. Guyton’s skill-set makes him more streamable than Johnston and honestly, I would feel better with him in the lineup than the rookie.
With our guy Trey McBride no longer available on waivers, the tight end market has officially dried up. The position is surprisingly deeper than usual, but our old friend Michael Mayer popped up last week with a touchdown grab against the Jets. He saw five targets and corralled three for only 19 yards, which is not impressive. It is what it is, though, for the tight end spot.
- Ty Chandler, RB Minnesota Vikings (8%)
- Romeo Doubs, WR Green Bay Packers (53%)
- Jordan Love, QB Green Bay Packers (43%)
- Jayden Reed, WR Green Bay Packers (21%)
- Week 11 DST Steamers
Ty Chandler might not be the answer in the Minnesota backfield. But with Alex Mattison exiting with a concussion and Chandler getting work alongside Mattison with Cam Akers done for the season, he’s in for some serious volume against a soft Broncos’ run defense this week. He has an intriguing athletic profile that could allow him to make some plays if given the opportunity– which may come this week.
The Packers’ offense sucks, but three of their players make the streamer list this week, with them facing off against the Chargers’ leaky secondary. All Romeo Doubs does is score random touchdowns, and Jayden Reed is more reliable than Christian Watson at this point. Both wideouts, plus Jordan Love, are streamable this week, even though the offense as a whole is a mess. The 32nd-ranked passing defense is too juicy to pass up.