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Players to Drop in Fantasy Football for Week 11 Waiver Pickups

Jason Schandl
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As important as it is to find the top fantasy football waiver pickups for Week 11, adding those players comes at a cost. In order to make those additions, you'll also need to find players on your team to drop.

It's not always as simple as dropping the players who put up the lowest fantasy scores either, as a deeper look at workload and matchups could reveal them to be bounce-back candidates moving forward.

With that in mind, let's look at four players, owned in at least 50 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, that should prove safe to drop this week in order to make room for waiver wire pickups.

1. Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets (63% Owned)

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Robby Anderson is a boom-or-bust fantasy play at the best of times, but even that upside has been seriously capped lately. Over the last four games, he is fourth on the New York Jets with just 21 targets, catching eight of those for 97 yards. This isn't a high-powered offense to start with, and sitting behind two other WRs and one RB in the pecking order leaves Anderson fighting for scraps. His 83 percent snap share and three targets in Week 10 are both his worst marks since Week 5 (when he set season-lows in both), and even with a soft schedule coming up, Anderson still isn't someone to rely on in fantasy.

2. Adrian Peterson, RB, Washington Redskins (53% Owned)

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A volume-reliant producer in an anemic Washington Redskins' offense, Adrian Peterson's fantasy football value is set to disappear with Derrius Guice activated from IR. Peterson was a healthy scratch with Guice starting in Week 1, and even if that's not the case moving forward, AP will have a hard time getting work. Guice saw 10 carries and three targets in just 23 snaps in Week 1, and Peterson has only racked up 10 total targets on the season. More versatile and younger, Guice serving as the lead back will completely tank Peterson's fantasy outlook for the remainder of the 2019 season.

3. Jimmy Graham, TE, Green Bay Packers (64% Owned)

Even with tight end offering very few consistent fantasy options in 2019, Jimmy Graham ranks 19th at the position, with an average of 4.9 fantasy points per game. He can still be a viable streaming option in the right matchup, but the Green Bay Packers are on bye in Week 11 and then have a Week 12 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers, a team that has allowed the league's fewest fantasy points per game to tight ends. Graham is nowhere near valuable enough to be worth stashing for multiple weeks and, even if you like his late-season outlook, chances are he will still be available on the waiver wire to pick back up after Week 12.

4. Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers (81% Owned)

Philip Rivers' situation is similar to Graham's. He's QB23 on a per-game basis (averaging 14.7 fantasy points), and doesn't have many great matchups in the near future. He's startable in Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but if you have any other viable options at QB, then it's worth cutting ties with Rivers now, ahead of his Week 12 bye. In Week 13, the Chargers play the Denver Broncos, who are holding opposing QBs to bottom-three fantasy numbers, likely taking Rivers out of starting lineups again that week. By Week 14, the veteran quarterback should slot in as a streaming option, but that's something that owners shouldn't worry about then making waiver wire pickups this week.

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