Hopefully, you don’t need backup for next week because ours top pickup wire waiver fantasy week 11 and free agent additions it is a rather rude group. Of course, there are a couple of potential factors that make a difference in RB (Rhamondre Stevenson, D’Onta Foreman, Wayne Gallman), albeit for a week, and an old QB favorite (Cam Newton) that could go back a few games. Overall, however, most of this week’s pickups will be targeted as free agents nach waivers cancel around 4-5 am ET on Wednesday mornings in Yahoo and ESPN leagues.
Our full list of free agents features some interesting depth pieces, such as WRs Rashod Bateman, Jamal Agnew, Van Jefferson, or Marcus Johnson, TEs Dan Arnold or Tyler Conklin, or handcuff RB like Chuba Hubbard or Jeff Wilson Jr. While none are “must-have”, they may come in handy in the future. This includes the immediate future, which is why we also have loads of tips for Week 11 streamers on QB, WR, TE, and D / ST. As always, they can be found at end of this list. If you’re one of those weirdos who like to look at kicker lists, check out ours Kicker of the week 11 standings.
OTHER WEEK 11: Full list of exemptions
Last week, we saw a couple of developments (COVID positive Nick Chubb, news of Alvin Kamara’s knee injury) change the landscape of exemption cables until Tuesday afternoon. Watch out for similar situations this week. Right now, there are no net pickups worth claiming. Stevenson loses value if Damien Harris (concussion) is due to return, and possible committee members like Jordan Howard, Foreman and Gallman have limited limits. If you don’t need an RB this week, then you probably better save your high claim for the inevitable future injuries or major streamers.
Best Fantasy Football Wire Pickups for Week 11
Unless otherwise noted, only players owned by less than 50% of Yahoo leagues are considered.
Cam Newton, QB, Panthers. Newton recorded two short TDs in week 10 and proudly announced that he is “back”. This could also be true for fantasy purposes. We won’t ignore how bad it was to watch Newton sometimes with the Patriots last year, but last year he ran 592 yards and 12 TDs in 15 starts. That part of his game remains a constant. With improved receivers around him, it’s possible for Newton to return to a borderline high-rise QB1 every week. He will be taking most of the first team’s reps in practice this week, indicating that he will likely start in week 11 against a Washington defense that allows the most fantasy points per game at the QBs. Newton is a high-rise streamer with a lot of potential future value.
Wayne Gallman, RB, Falcons. Cordarrelle Patterson retouched his ankle in week 10, opening the door for Gallman to work on a committee with Mike Davis against the Patriots on Thursday night. Gallman had 15 carries for 55 yards and a catch for 21 yards against the Cowboys in week 10, though his workload may have been more a reflection of Atlanta exhaustion. We would still expect Davis to be the “back” in week 11, but if Patterson is out multiple weeks, Gallman could definitely have value in week 12 against Jacksonville.
OTHER WEEK 11: Full list of exemptions
Van Jefferson, WR, Rams. Jefferson was second over the Rams in goals (7) and yards received (54) on Monday night. It wasn’t a flag play, but he dropped what should have been an easy touchdown that would really boost his outlook in the post-Robert Woods (knee) era. While we can expect Odell Beckham Jr. to receive more goals next time around, Jefferson could easily still be the No. 2 large receiver. Even though the Rams’ onslaught has exploded lately, that role will yield a steady amount of fantasy points after the Los Angeles week 11 farewell.
Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, 49ers. JWJ was active in week 10 but didn’t get a touch. In week 11, it was clearly no. 2 behind Elijah Mitchell, running 10 times. He only gained 28 yards, but Wilson Jr. is a priority throttle for the long run. Not only will it be very valuable if Mitchell were to lose time again, it could also have autonomous flex value in the right pairings, like next week against Jacksonville or week 13 against Seattle.
Logan Thomas, TE, Washington. We thought Thomas (hamstring) would play last week, but he wasn’t ready to take the field. With Ricky Seals-Jones injuring his hip last week, it’s possible Washington is putting emphasis on Thomas’ recovery this week against Carolina. Either way, Thomas will have value when he comes back, so if he’s available on your thread, get him right away. If for now any other reason, you don’t want me to land on the future opponent.
For more free agent exemptions / suggestions, including Rhamondre Stevenson, D’Onta Foreman, Rashod Batemanand other streamers, check out ours complete list of week 11.