Week 11 Waiver Wire 2020: Fantasy Football Pickups You Need to Add
By Max Staley
The Week 11 waiver wire is looking a whole lot more stacked than it did last week. Even if you're low on FAB or down the totem pole in terms priority, savvy fantasy managers should be able to find plenty of value this week.
If you need some help sorting through everything, The Duel is here to help. Here are our five favorite waiver wire targets, rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues, to target in Week 11.
Waiver Wire Pickups Week 11
6. Honorable Mentions
- Sammy Watkins, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (38% Rostered)
- Jalen Reagor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (26% Rostered)
- Michael Pittman, WR, Indianapolis Colts (10% Rostered)
5. Jameis Winston, QB, New Orleans Saints (1% Rostered)
Drew Brees went down with an injury to his ribs in Week 10 and Jameis Winston played well enough in relief. We've seen this guy put up monster fantasy numbers as recently as last year (QB5 in 2019), so he's a great add for any QB-needy team in Week 11. If Brees is unable to suit up on Sunday, Winston draws an insanely juicy matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta checks in as the league's sixth-worst pass defense, per Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics, and surrenders an NFL-high 26.02 fantasy points per game to opposing QBs. He's got massive upside in Week 11 and is a viable QB1 as long as Brees is on the shelf.
4. Salvon Ahmed, RB, Miami Dolphins (6% Rostered)
Salvon Ahmed probably won't offer the rest-of-season value that most of the other names on this list will, but he's a great target for any RB-needy team. He has led the Miami Dolphins in snaps in back-to-back weeks since Myles Gaskin went down, and he turned 21 carries into 85 yards and a score in Week 10. He'll take a significant hit once Gaskin is back, but he's going to be a solid FLEX option until then.
3. Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts (41% Rostered)
The Indianapolis Colts' backfield has been a mess for fantasy purposes this season. Nyheim Hines, Jonathan Taylor, Marlon Mack and Jordan Wilkins have all taken turns serving as the team's lead back. But it's becoming increasingly clear that Hines is Indianapolis' best option. With Taylor struggling, Hines turned 18 opportunities (carries plus targets) into 115 yards from scrimmage and 2 scores in Week 10. If he only maintains his role, he's got legitimate FLEX appeal in PPR leagues the rest of the way. But if he actually earns the lead-back role, Hines has a huge ceiling going forward.
2. Jakobi Meyers, WR, New England Patriots (48% Rostered)
Jakobi Meyers has essentially been the savior of the New England Patriots' otherwise-terrible passing game. The wideout took that to a whole new level this week, tossing a 24-yard touchdown that was actually New England's longest passing TD since linebacker Elandon Roberts scored on a screen in Week 17 last year. And he's not too shabby as a receiver, either. Since earning a real role in Week 7, Meyers is turning 9.3 targets into 6.8 catches for 86.5 receiving yards per game. Those are legitimate WR1 numbers. If he's still available, snatch him up immediately.
1. Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants (50% Rostered)
Wayne Gallman just barely meets the qualification for this list, but his rostered percentage is ridiculously low. Since starting in place of the injured Devonta Freeman in Week 8, Gallman is averaging 66.3 yards from scrimmage on 16.4 opportunities per game, scoring 4 TDs in that time. Two of those three games also came against a top-six defense by DVOA. With upcoming matchups against the Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks, things are about to get a whole lot easier for Giants' back. He's also significantly outperformed Freeman, so you have to think Gallman will retain the lead-back role even once Freeman gets right.
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