Week 10 of the NFL season brought fans more of the same, with tons of injury news and breakout performances that could shake up the fantasy football landscape. But if you're running out of FAB or sitting low in waiver priority, you may need to find some less-expensive alternatives.
Thankfully, there are plenty of under-the-radar names that should be available on the waiver wire. That's where these three fantasy football sleepers come into play.
Fantasy Football Sleepers Week 11
3. Jameis Winston, QB, New Orleans Saints (3% Rostered)
Jameis Winston is probably too big of a name to qualify for this list, but he's only rostered in 3% of Yahoo! leagues, so he's almost certainly available in yours. And if you need to beef up at QB for a postseason push, Winston might be your man. Given the nature of Drew Brees' injury, it's fair to assume he's going to miss around four weeks. That opens the door for Winston to dominate. Three of his next four games are against bottom-eight scoring defenses, and two of those three are against the Atlanta Falcons, who allow a league-high 26.02 fantasy points per game to QBs. He should be a no-doubt QB1 with a massive weekly ceiling while Brees is on the shelf. Don't forget, this guy was fantasy's QB6 last year.
2. Denzel Mims, WR, New York Jets (5% Rostered)
The New York Jets' offense is not exactly conducive to fantasy production, but that hasn't stopped Denzel Mims from impressing. Since making his NFL debut in Week 7, the rookie is averaging 6.0 targets per game for 48.7 receiving yards. Known as one of the most explosive athletes in the 2020 WR class, Mims could be a mini-breakout candidate down the stretch – especially once Sam Darnold gets back.
1. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, Indianapolis Colts (10% Rostered)
Michael Pittman Jr. was generating a ton of buzz earlier in the year, but injuries derailed his rookie campaign, forcing him to sit out Weeks 4-7 and play a limited role in Week 8. Since re-establishing himself as a starter for the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9, though, Pittman has been tremendous. Over that two-game span he's turning 7.5 targets into 5.5 catches for 78.5 receiving yards per contest, adding another 21 yards on his lone carry. With T.Y. Hilton's well-documented struggles, there's a real void atop the Colts' passing game, and Pittman certainly seems like the likeliest candidate to fill it. He's got legitimate breakout potential down the stretch and is only rostered in 10% of Yahoo! leagues, making him an excellent under-the-radar add.
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