Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups 2021: Fantasy Football Players You Need to Add

Week 11 waiver wire pickups 2021: fantasy football players you need to add.
Week 11 waiver wire pickups 2021: fantasy football players you need to add. / Adam Glanzman/GettyImages

It's never too late to turn around your season. And sometimes, even the smallest of fantasy football moves can make the biggest difference.

Here are the top waiver wire pickups for fantasy football heading into Week 11 (pending Monday Night Football).

Week 11 Waiver Wire

Note: Only players rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues are eligible for this list.

5. Marcus Johnson, WR, Tennessee Titans (0% Rostered)

With Julio Jones on injured reserve, Marcus Johnson is working as the Tennessee Titans' No. 2 wide receiver. That's a very valuable role now that the offense has become more pass-heavy since Derrick Henry hurt his foot. Johnson turned 6 targets into 5 receptions for 100 yards against the New Orleans Saints last week. As long as Julio is sidelined, Johnson should have some WR3 or FLEX value.

4. Dan Arnold, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars (26% Rostered)

Not only is Dan Arnold the Jacksonville Jaguars' No. 1 tight end, he might be their No. 1 receiving option, full stop. Arnold has seen 8.0 targets per game over his last three, seeing at least 7 targets in four of his last five outings. He has turned that into 5.7 receptions for 65.0 receiving yards per game over his last three. That's more than double the yardage Marvin Jones Jr. is averaging over his last three (30.3). Arnold has legit top-eight TE upside the rest of the way.

3. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers (16% Rostered)

Even in one of least productive seasons he's ever had, Cam Newton still finished as the QB15 in 2020. Part of the reason for that decline was his lackluster supporting cast with the New England Patriots. Now he'll go from that group to throwing to studs like D.J. Moore, Christian McCaffrey, Robby Anderson and Terrace Marshall. Thanks to his rushing upside (39.5 rushing yards per game, 12 TDs in 2020), Newton is always going to have QB1 potential. But now that he's throwing to an improved skill-position group, Newton should have legit top-10 upside the rest of the way.

2. D'Onta Foreman, RB, Tennessee Titans (4% Rostered)

D'Onta Foreman looks like he's going to be the Tennessee Titans lead back, not Adrian Peterson. Foreman turned 11 carries into 30 rushing yards on Sunday, adding 2 receptions for 48 yards on 2 targets. Peterson, meanwhile, turned his 9 opportunities into 20 yards from scrimmage. Neither player is going to turn into Derrick Henry anytime soon, but Foreman should be a nice FLEX play moving forward, especially if he can continue expanding his role in the passing game.

1. Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, New England Patriots (32% Rostered)

Rhamondre Stevenson has more upside than anyone else mentioned in this article. He put that on full display in Week 11, turning 25 opportunities (carries plus targets) into 114 yards from scrimmage and 2 touchdowns. His role obviously expanded because Damien Harris was out. If Harris remains on the shelf in Week 11, Stevenson would be a low-end RB1 or a high-end RB2. And with the Patriots playing on Thursday Night Football, Harris could be fighting an uphill battle to get cleared ahead of the game. Even if Harris goes, Stevenson is probably seeing enough work to be worth a FLEX start. And he'd have legit league-winning upside if Harris went down for any extended period of time.

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