Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 11

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It's important to stay on top of the best waiver wire pickups in fantasy football every week. But sometimes you're stuck with a low waiver priority and miss out on the top options. Or maybe you find yourself in a deeper league with sharp players, which can leave the options on the waiver wire a lot less appealing than we tend see in standard leagues.

That's where these top fantasy football waiver wire sleepers for Week 11, owned in less than 30 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, come into play.

1. Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers (15% Owned)

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Emmanuel Sanders went down with a rib injury on Monday night, and Deebo Samuel stepped up as the San Francisco 49ers' top wideout. He led the position group with 70 snaps while no other 49ers WRs played even 60, and he caught eight of 11 targets for 112 yards — all season-highs. With a favorable matchup on tap in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals, Samuel will make for a solid option as a fantasy starter if Sanders sits.

2. Paul Perkins, RB, Detroit lions (0% Owned)

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Ty Johnson went down with a concussion on Sunday, leaving the Detroit Lions' backfield incredibly thin With Kerryon Johnson and Tra Carson already out. J.D. McKissic will step up as the lead back, but Perkins should also get plenty of early-down and short-yardage work. He had eight touches (seven carries and one reception) on just 15 snaps in Week 10, already pushing close to McKissic's season-high 10 carries from that game. Perkins' value will be held back by a limited snap count and lack of receiving work, but he has a good shot of seeing double-digit carries, and the potential for some goal line work gives him solid upside anyway.

3. Demaryius Thomas, WR, New York Jets (8% Owned)

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Demaryius Thomas saw nine targets in Week 10, making it the third time in 2019 that he has notched that many targets in a game. He's averaging 6.5 per game over the last four, quietly leading the team with a 21.1 percent share of the available looks in that time. He brings that volume into a mouth-watering stretch of the schedule now, with each of the New York Jets' next four opponents ranking 24th or worse against the pass in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA rankings.

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