Waiver Wire Targets for Week 11

There are a few gems this week as well (especially at WR), but I wanted to specifically call out a few breakout players before I get into things because I think they’re worth noting as you select the players for your stretch run:


  1. TE, Cole Kmet
  2. RB, Eli Mitchell
  3. WR, Kadarius Toney
  4. RB, Isiah Pacheco
  5. WR, George Pickens
  6. WR, Christian Watson

Players Probably On Rosters, but Available in 15%-30% of Leagues Out There:

  1. D’Onta Foreman – available in 20% of leagues.  He’s for real and needs to be rostered in 100% of leagues.
  2. RB, Jeff Wilson, Jr. – available in 23% of leagues.  Miami seems to like him more than Mostert, so he’s safe moving forward.
  3. WR, Garrett Wilson – available in 24% of leagues.  He’s consistent and getting better.
  4. TE, Dalton Schultz – available in 18% of leagues.  I know he had a bad start to the season, but he’s a different player w/Dak on the field.  If you look at his average when he plays with Dak, he’s a top 10 TE.  If you’re hurting at TE, snap him up.
  5. WR, Tyler Boyd – available in 17% of leagues.  Chase is still out, so Boyd will still score well for you. 
  6. RB, Kareen Hunt – available in 15% of leagues.  Once Watson comes back, I think the targets will increase and Hunt will be viable.  It wouldn’t hurt to try and trade for him if you need to bolster your flex spots.
  7. RB, Antonio Gibson – available in 15% of leagues.  It looks like Washington has settled on the use of Gibson now and he’s a safe play.
  8. QB, Kirk Cousins – available in 26% of leagues.  He has weapons across the board.  This is a very good scoring offense.
  9. QB, Aaron Rodgers – available in 23% of leagues.  I think they might have their mojo back.  If he can develop a back shoulder throw with Watson to close out the season, this can be a playoff team.


  1. Deshaun Watson – if you don’t care about the off field stuff, now is the time.  I personally can’t bring myself to do it, lol.
  2. Jimmy Garoppolo – Samuel, CMC and Kittle to throw to on the goal line.  If you are desparate, you could do worse.
  3. Daniel Jones – he’s getting some pass catchers back.  I don’t feel great about this recommendation.  QB is scarce.

Running Back

  1. Eli Mitchell – yep, he will have value and get touches.  You can grab him.  And hey, if CMC gets a high ankle sprain, you’ll have an elite back for a few weeks.
  2. Isiah Pacheco – the Chiefs really spread the ball around too much for me, but Pacheco definitely looks like the guy now.
  3. Khalil Herbert – grab him.
  4. Rachaad White – his value this season will be dictated more by Leonard Fournette’s health, but I really like him moving forward for keeper leagues.
  5. JK Dobbins – this is really a risky stash for your playoff run.  I like Dobbins, but he won’t be able to help you win for another month.
  6. Gus Edwards/Kenyan Drake – I still like Edwards when available, but those hamstring injuries could take a while.  Kenyan Drake, as we saw on Monday Night Football, will be a fine flex option as the lead back in Baltimore. 
  7. Kyren Williams – like all other Rams backs, he disappointed me.  He really only had opportunities on the last drive, but did get 3 catches.  I will wait and see for another week, but I’m not holding my breath that he’ll be a difference maker either. 
  8. For keeper players – any star back who is out for the year (like Breece Hall and Javonte Williams). 

Wide Receiver

  1. George Pickens – I thought we’d see more passing after the bye week.  Pickens is the best Steelers WR to have this season and I think it’s reasonable to assume there will be a new offensive system next year in Pittsburgh for you keeper players.  Grab him.
  2. Christian Watson – next game will tell the tale, but I think Watson is here to stay. 
  3. Parris Campbell – with the Ehlinger experiment over, Campbell should be a force in PPR formats for the rest of the season.
  4. Kadarius Toney – two games in and he’s making a big difference in KC.  He is likely to be the focal point of the WR passing attack next year (if not next week).  Get him if you can!
  5. Donovan Peoples-Jones – he’s putting up the vast majority of his points with receptions and yardage.  When Watson comes back, TDs will come.  He will be flex-ready for the playoff run.
  6. Treylon Burks – like Watson in Green Bay, Burks is the most talented receiver on the team.  I don’t think there’s chemistry between Burks and Tannehill, but it could develop.  

Tight End

  1. Cole Kmet – could the Fields/Kmet connection be similar to the LJax/Mark Andrews connection?  I think so.  I’m prioritizing Kmet in all formats.
  2. Greg Dulcich – all he needs is a better offense and he’ll score more, lol. 
  3. Isiah Likely – he did fine in terms of targets, but he fell flat last week.
  4. Robert Tonyan – this is more theory, but if Rodgers really is getting his mojo back, then Tonyan will be a factor.
  5. Evan Engram – he had an awful game, but I don’t care.  I like his target count.
  6. Hayden Hurst – I like him more with Chase out of the lineup.
  7. Taysom Hill – he either scores 1 point or 40 points.  There’s not a lot of in between.  I don’t really like him for my teams to be honest with you. 
  8. With the change in coaching in Indianapolis, I am keeping an eye on the Colts TEs.  I like Alie-Cox the most, but it wouldn’t shock me if Jelani Woods gets more emphasis. 

Defense/Special Teams

  1. NY Jets vs New England Patriots – the Jets defense consistently scores well
  2. Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers – I like the division matchup to be low scoring and Pittsburgh’s offense isn’t intimidating
  3. Washington Commanders vs Houston Texans – I expect a boost from Chase Young’s return. It’s a nice matchup for Washington too.

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