Welcome to the Week 11 waiver wire, where I will be highlighting players that are available in less than 50-percent of leagues. These are the players you want to get on your team. There are mentions of radar guys as well. You shouldn’t pull the trigger now, but keep an eye on them. Percentages are based on ESPN leagues.
Week 11 Waiver Wire Quarterbacks
Cam Newton, CAR (12.6-percent)
Cam Newton was trying to find a home all season and finally latched back onto the Carolina Panthers. Newton was regulated to only four passes and three runs, but he scored twice. Looking at Week 11, Newton should take over the full-time role. The matchup is a tasty one for Newton as he faces the Washington Football team without Chase Young. He always has a safe floor due to his rushing ability.
Mac Jones, NE (14-percent)
Mac Jones was solid against the Browns as he threw for 198 yards and three touchdowns. The game marked the first time he threw for three scores. Jones was more than a game manager as he attacked defenses downfield, averaging 11.22 Adjusted Yards per Attempt—his highest on the season. The Patriots face the Falcons next week, one of the softest teams against the pass.
Week 11 Waiver Wire Running Backs
Wayne Gallman, ATL (0.7-percent)
The Falcons turned to Wayne Gallman in Week 10, and he carried the ball 15 times for 55 yards and a catch for another 21. In comparison, Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson only had five. Gallman got most of the carries while only playing 16% of the snaps compared to the 60% of Davis and Patterson. With Gallman’s performance, he could push Davis for playing time—at least until Patterson returns. He will have a nice matchup against the Patriots, who are in the lower half of stopping the run.
D’Onta Foreman, TEN (1.6-percent)
D’Onta Foreman led the Titans backfield as he got 11 carries to Adrian Peterson‘s eight and Jeremy McNichols‘s four. Foreman didn’t do much on the ground with 30-yards but added 48 in the air on two catches. He could also take over Peterson as the goal line back as he does look the best of the three. The Titans have a soft matchup against Houston, and there is plenty of points to be had.
Rhamondre Stevenson, NE (29.1-percent)
Rhamondre Stevenson took the lead back role with Damien Harris ruled out. He became a force to stop carrying the rock 20 times for 100-yards and two scores. He also caught four passes for another 14 yards. The Patriots have the Falcons on Thursday night, and Stevenson offers a solid flex option.
Week 11 Waiver Wire Wide Receivers
Deonta Harris, NO (4-percent)
Deonta Harris is an explosive playmaker but continues to get targets. Against Tennessee, he snared three of four passes for 84 yards, and in the three of the four games prior, he had at least seven targets. There is a nice matchup against the Eagles, who are soft against the pass, but Harris is a limited option.
Darnell Mooney, CHI (46.4-percent)
Darnell Mooney has been Justin Fields‘ favorite target, and as Fields has gotten better, Mooney has accumulated more points. Against Pittsburgh, Mooney caught two touchdowns and appeared to be the Bears’ number one receiver. Chicago does have a tough Baltimore defense, but Mooney can be in a position to exploit them with the improvement from Fields.
Jamal Agnew, JAX (9.4-percent)
Jamal Agnew is being used in the offense and has had five targets in five straight games. Unfortunately, Agnew didn’t catch a pass against Indianapolis but still seems to be Trevor Lawrence’s second-favorite receiver—outside of Dan Arnold. Agnew is also involved in the run game as he turned three carries into 79-yards and a score. Agnew’s usage is what many believed Laviska Shenault should have been. He has the 49ers and Falcons in the next two weeks, and he has solid fantasy value.
Week 11 Waiver Wire Tight Ends
Logan Thomas, WFT (49.5-percent)
Logan Thomas should come off the IR as soon as this week. However, Thomas has a tough matchup against Carolina. Thomas has been a weapon in the Washington offense. With the hip injury to Ricky Seals-Jones, view him as a top-five tight end moving forward as Taylor Heinicke favors the position.
Cole Kmet, CHI (10.8-percent)
Cole Kmet finally had passes go his way against Pittsburgh in Week 9. There is a chance he could continue to shine as a Fields safety blanket. Kmet will face the Ravens, who have a bottom-tier defense against tight ends. Although they held Gesicki without a catch in Week 10, he was still targeted seven times.
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