With just Monday Night Football still to happen, now is that glorious time of the week when we turn our attention to Week 11 and attack the fantasy football waiver wire.
Quickly, shoutout to Jonathan Taylor who returned from the dead in a big way. I like to think I gave him the motivation he needed when I said it was time to give up on him in fantasy. You’re welcome Taylor managers.
To be as helpful as possible to you dear readers, I’ve ranked my top 5 players at each position, ranging from a little over 50% rostered in Sleeper leagues to well under the 30% mark. No matter your league size, there’s someone in here for you.
1. Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers (62% rostered)
2. Daniel Jones, New York Giants (64%)
3. Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers (21%): Pickett is coming off his best fantasy finish of the year, with 250 total yards and 1 touchdown. The Steelers have one of the easiest pass defense strength of schedules rest of the season.
4. Jared Goff, Detroit Lions (60%): Goff ranks top-10 in passing yards (2,277), touchdowns (15), and PER rating (0.45 through Week 9) this season, all with the offense dealing with a myriad of injuries.
5. Marcus Mariota, Atlanta Falcons (44%)
1. Rachaad White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (56%): White has officially taken over the Bucs’ backfield, playing over 60% of team snaps. He racked up 105 yards on 22 carries while Leonard Fournette had 57 yards on 14 carries and played just 29% of snaps. Fournette did leave the game with a hip injury. The Bucs head into their bye now but White is worth stashing as the Bucs have the easiest remaining run defense schedule.
2. Jaylen Warren, Pittsburgh Steelers (36%): Warren finished with 12 touches Sunday, just eight fewer than Najee Harris. Warren’s role in the offense is expanding especially in the passing game where he’s seen at least three targets in back-to-back games.
3. Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens (53%)
4. Jerick McKinnon, Kansas City Chiefs (25%): McKinnon is a must-add in PRR leagues as he’s had eight targets and six catches in back-to-back games.
5. Kyren Williams, Los Angeles Rams (40%)
1. Kadarius Toney, Chiefs (60%): Toney led the Chiefs’ WRs in targets catching 4-of-5 for 57 yards and a touchdown. He also added 33 yards rushing. No. 1 target if he’s available in your league.
2. Christian Watson, Green Bay Packers (17%): Finally healthy and on the field, Watson was Aaron Rodgers’ No. 1 target Sunday, catching 4-of-8 for 107 yards and 3 touchdowns. A performance like that is sure to give confidence to both Watson and Rodgers, especially with the WR position banged up in Green Bay. He’s got WR2 upside rest of season.
3. Donovan Peoples-Jones, Cleveland Browns (49%): DPJ has gone over 70 yards receiving in each of his last four games. The Browns have two more games of Jacoby Brissett before Deshaun Watson returns from suspension. DPJ is firmly Cleveland’s WR2 behind Amari Cooper and his target share with a QB upgrade makes him fantasy viable.
4. Darius Slayton, New York Giants (9%)
5. Parris Campbell, Indianapolis Colts (27%)
1. Cole Kmet, Chicago Bears (53%): Back-to-back weeks with two touchdowns. The Justin Fields emergence has brought along the Kmet-aissance.
2. Foster Moreau, Las Vegas Raiders (31%): The Raiders placed Darren Waller on IR making Moreau the TE1 in Las Vegas. He caught 3-of-4 targets Sunday for 43 yards and a score. For a team that loves to target tight ends, Moreau as TE1 value rest of season.
3. Trey McBride, Arizona Cardinals (5%): Zach Ertz is expected to miss multiple weeks with a knee injury. This thrusts McBride into the TE1 role.
4. Tyler Conklin, New York Jets (17%)
5. Juan Johnson, New Orleans Saints (17%)