Week 11 Waiver Wire

We are closing in one week closer to the fantasy football playoffs and the end of the fantasy football season. Given the severity of the pandemic, who would have thought we would make it 10 weeks into the season?

Your team may be out of playoff contention, but why stop the fun here. Keep it going and let’s get you back on the winning end of Week 11!

As usual, my waiver-wire targets are taken from CBS leagues and are owned in 60% or less.

Jameis Winston, QB, New Orleans Saints (4% owned)

Drew Brees didn’t play in the second half of the Saints/49ers game as he was out with a rib injury. I’m no medical professional, but at the age of 41, I have a feeling that Brees will be out at least 1-2 weeks. Winston would be a top add, especially if you need a quarterback or were using Brees as your starter. As long as Brees is out for Week 11, Winston gets a juicy matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.

Andy Dalton, QB, Dallas Cowboys (13% owned)

Coming off a bye week, Andy Dalton should get the starting job back for the Cowboys. Hopefully this is a get-right kind of week for the Cowboys as they get the Minnesota Vikings.

Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings (45% owned)

Same game, just the other side. Kirk Cousins has been on here before, and once again makes an appearance for Week 11 as a streamer. The Dallas secondary as we all know is weak, so if there’s a potential for scoring, I would feel safe with Cousins starting for me.

Alex Smith, QB, Washington FT (13% owned)

The dust has finally settled and what Alex Smith has done for the last two weeks is insane. Putting up 715 passing yards in two games with one passing touchdown is pretty impressive considering this Washington team. Late-round QB players out there might be grasping at straws. Take a chance with Smith.

P.J. Walker, QB, Carolina Panthers (available everywhere!!)

Teddy Bridgewater went down with a knee injury, but it appears that the MRI results came back negative (Well apparently in the medicine community, negative means ‘good.’ Which makes absolutely no sense. In the real world community that would be chaos – Michael Scott) and Bridgewater might have a chance to play. The Carolina Panthers season is already over, so why rush Bridgewater back? I want to see what the dual-threat Walker can do. Walker could be a solid QB2 in superflex.

Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts (48% owned)

In a backfield we are all struggling with, it continues to be Nyheim Hines that looks the best. So many question marks here week to week. Is it Jordan Wilkins, or Jonathan Taylor living up to the hype, or do the Colts stay with the hot hand? From what I saw Thursday night, Hines looked to be the best option and should be added in all leagues.

Salvon Ahmed, RB, Miami Dolphins (6% owned)

With Salvon Ahmed coming off a seven-carry, 38-yard week against the Cardinals, everyone was a bit hesitant last week to pick up Ahmed with Jordan Howard still in the mix (he’s since been cut) and Matt Breida potentially returning from injury. Ahmed proceeded to turn into the “bell-cow” back getting an astonishing 21 carries for 85 yards and a rushing touchdown, along with a reception for five yards. As long as Myles Gaskin is out, Ahmed is your guy as he should be a low-end RB2 till Gaskin returns.

Kalen Ballage, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (60% owned)

Going into Sunday we didn’t know how to handle Ballage as he was sent back to the practice squad at the beginning of the week. Then at the end of the week, he was promoted back to the 53-man roster, and for the second week he performed well producing over 100 total yards. He will be good until Austin Ekeler comes back, but if you need someone now, he is the back to go after.

Jakobi Meyers, WR, New England Patriots (57% owned)

Last week I was told I should of had Meyers in here last week but I just didn’t want to add him knowing that he was going up against the Baltimore Ravens. He is the new #1 receiver in New England and even had a solid touchdown pass to Rex Burkhead. He could be as good as a WR2 next week, but I would love to get him and start him as a FLEX as he gets the Houston Texans.

Michael Pittman Jr., WR, Indianapolis Colts (10% owned)

Another rookie wide receiver to break out this year and it’s a name that none of us should take as a surprise in the fantasy community. Michael Pittman Jr. broke out for seven catches for 101 yards last week while looking healthy and strong. Move over T.Y. Hilton, there is a new #1 in town.

Jalen Reagor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (37% owned)

The next rookie wideout to break out will be Jalen Reagor. I’ve been a huge fan of his since his days at TCU. This past Sunday, the Eagles offense wasn’t much to brag about, but Reagor lead the team with seven targets. The breakout is coming soon, you have my word. If it’s not this coming week against Cleveland, it will for sure happen next week against the Seahawks.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers (28% owned)

The big boom/bust player on your fantasy team that you are always watching go off on your bench just to be put into your starting lineup the following week and give you five fantasy points. The past two weeks Aaron Rodgers has connected with MVS on deep touchdown passes. Let’s hope he can make it three weeks in a row.

Logan Thomas, TE, Washington FT (40% owned)

The tight end position this season has been a disaster outside of Travis Kelce. It’s almost to the point that if you catch a touchdown, or go over 50 yards receiving, you’ll finish the week as a TE1. Thomas gets the Cincinnati Bengals that have been a bottom-five team against the tight end. Easy start this week.

Did I miss anyone? Anyone you want to know about in deeper leagues? Discuss in the comments below!!

Ryan Miner is a featured blogger for the Loaded Box Podcast. Check out his article archive and find more from the Loaded Box on Twitter & Facebook

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