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Week 11 waiver wire adds fantasy football


Published: 11/14/22
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Come one, come all. This is your chance to make some statement adds just weeks out from the fantasy football playoffs. Here are some of our favorite waiver wire adds ahead of Week 11.

Teams on bye in Week 11: Buccaneers, Dolphins, Jaguars, Seahawks

Top Week 11 waiver wire adds

RB Rachaad White (Buccaneers)

He's got a Week 11 bye, so fantasy managers will need to be patient. However, Week 10 marked a change of tide for the Bucs, as the team elected to give him his first career start over veteran Leonard Fournette. Fournette has been less than efficient this season, averaging under 3.5 yards per carry, and suffered a hip injury that he'll need to manage over the bye. Regardless of his status, White's looked like the better back, and he's clearly gaining favor in an offense that feels like it's trending in the right direction.

White is available in 75.7% of ESPN leagues and 55% of Yahoo! leagues.

WR Donovan Peoples-Jones (Browns)

Donovan Peoples-Jones has been quietly underrated this season, perhaps thanks to the public perception that Jacoby Brissett can't support a passing attack. He's had six-straight games with 50 or more receiving yards — just two games all season where he hasn't hit that mark. The biggest issue with DPJ has been the lack of touchdowns, but a certain Cleveland quarterback does return to practice this week. With that, it stands to reason those touchdowns could be on the way soon.

Peoples-Jones is available in 79.2% of ESPN leagues and 65% of Yahoo! leagues.

WR Christian Watson (Packers)

Who's to say no to Christian Watson after that three-touchdown performance? The Packers have been in need of playmakers, and with injuries to WRs Randall Cobb and Romeo Doubs, this man stepped up. Despite struggling with health to start his rookie season, his ability to stretch the field gives him weekly WR2 upside (albeit quite a low floor). Consider him a boom or bust WR2 moving forward.

Watson is available in 91.8% of ESPN leagues and 91% of Yahoo! leagues.

TE Juwan Johnson (Saints)

If you're in need of some help at tight end, you could do worse than Juwan Johnson. Over the past two weeks, he's run the 10th-most routes among NFL tight ends, posting 7/86/2 for a passer rating of 146.1 when targeted. As the Saints continue to look for answers in the passing game (with a potential change at quarterback in order), Johnson's a decent flyer rest-of-season at fantasy football's most volatile position. Why not?

Johnson is available in 94.2% of ESPN leagues and 91% of Yahoo! leagues.

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WR Kadarius Toney (Chiefs)

Kadarius Toney's young career has been marked by injury, but he showed all the naysayers in Week 10 that they shouldn't have any concerns... at least for now. The Chiefs have spread the ball this season, but with JuJu Smith-Schuster in concussion protocol and Mecole Hardman managing an abdominal injury, there could be a lot more opportunity headed his way. Toney managed 90 scrimmage yards and a score on 44% of offensive snaps — a nice hint at the production to come should he see more playing time.

Toney is available in 52.2% of ESPN leagues and 49% of Yahoo! leagues.

RB Elijah Mitchell (49ers)

Kyle Shanahan is always pulling some Shanahan-igans. This week, he gave Mitchell one more carry than Christian McCaffrey. Why donate all of those draft picks to the Panthers rebuild just to lean into your sixth-round pick? Nobody knows. But if it continues, he'll be a weekly flex play with upside.

Mitchell is available in 48.3% of ESPN leagues and 42% of Yahoo! leagues.

TE Cole Kmet (Bears)

Five touchdowns over the last three weeks? Yes, please. The Bears' offense has been red-hot, with Cole Kmet at the forefront of that hotness. Double check waivers for some of that touchdown upside.

Kmet is available in 62.5% of ESPN leagues and 41% of Yahoo! leagues.

Who's droppable?

RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (Chiefs)

It's Isiah Pacheco's world; CEH is just living in it. Zero carries in Week 10. ZERO. 😭

TE Zach Ertz (Cardinals)

Ertz is done for the season. So are the Cardinals' chances at the playoffs, probably. Cut the cord.