2020 Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire

by Jonathan Chan
2020 Fantasy Football Week 11

Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire, where injuries continue to happen. But this week I want to focus on the positives.

What an incredible end to a great game between the Bills and Cardinals. DeAndre Hopkins and Kyler Murray showed why they are one of the most dangerous duos in the league, while the latter continued to build his case for MVP. Murray will have to keep up his ridiculous numbers to beat Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson but he has made as strong a case as anyone through 10 weeks.

More good news for Arizona, Kenyan Drake returned from his ankle injury and played his second best game of the season, taking 16 carries for 100 yards. More bad news for Chase Edmonds owners, Drake was clearly the RB1 in his return, doubling Edmonds in carries. So, for the moment, Drake will continue getting the majority of the carries while Edmonds goes back to being an efficient change of pace runner.

The 2020 Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire will try to focus on players rostered in under 35% of Yahoo leagues. Players listed in the “other options” section are between 35 and 50 percent rostered.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire

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Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1% Rostered)

Drew Brees did not play the second half of Sunday's game against the 49ers after taking a big hit in the second quarter. The future Hall of Famer did not return and is now questionable for next week.

Winston took over in relief of Brees, completing 6-of-10 passes for 63 yards. With a prime matchup against the Falcons on tap, Winston is a must-add for managers needing to replace Brees or need a fill-in for josh Allen's bye.

The former No.1 overall pick comes with plenty of risk but has matching upside against an Atlanta defense that has allowed 310.3 passing yards per game.

Alex Smith, Washington Football Team (5% Rostered)

Smith made his first start in 728 days on Sunday and played well in the loss, completing 38-of-55 passes for 390 yards. Washington fell behind early and it forced the veteran to throw early and often.

Smith has now surpassed 300 yards in each of his last two games and could see similar success this week against the Bengals. Cincinnati ranks 25th in DVOA against the pass so the matchup is easier than it appears on the surface.

Smith won't make many big plays but his propensity to check down helps him to limit mistakes and maintain a safe floor. The veteran is worth a flier in superflex and 2QB leagues.

Other Options: P.J. Walker (0% Rostered)

Running Backs

Salvon Ahmed, Miami Dolphins (6% Rostered)

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Ahmed came out of nowhere and did not disappoint as the Dolphins' lead running back. Matt Breida was out with a hamstring injury and Jordan Howard has been waived, putting the 21-year-old in line for a heavy workload.

Taking 84 percent of Miami's rushing attempts, Ahmed ran for 85 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Chargers. Myles Gaskin is not eligible to return until Week 12 so Ahmed will have at least one more week as the starter.

Miami will visit Denver in Week 11 where he has a good chance to build off his career game. The Broncos allowed over 200 rushing yards (over 5.0 YPC) against the Raiders last week. Josh Jacobs and former Bronco Devontae Booker combined for four touchdowns on the ground. If Ahmed gets similar volume in Week 11, it should be enough to put him firmly in RB2 territory.

Kalen Ballage, Los Angeles Chargers (19% Rostered)

Playing for his second team this season, Ballage established himself as the Chargers' main running back. With Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson dealing with an injury, the former Dolphin took the lead for a second straight week.

In a loss to his former team, Ballage led the team in snaps (73%) and touches. While not terribly efficient, he turned 23 total touches (18 carries, five receptions) into 102 total yards.

Ballage is clearly ahead of Joshua Kelley and will be in line for another starter's complement of touches should Jackson miss his second straight game due to injury.

Wide Receivers

Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles (26% Rostered)

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Reagor caught the first touchdown of his career last week and followed up with another career-high in Week 11. Despite the emergence of Travis Fulgham and the return of Alshon Jeffrey, Reagor led the team with seven targets. He was on the field for 88 percent of team snaps, tied for the lead among WR with Fulgham.

The Eagles clearly want to get the ball into their rookies' hands, targeting him 13 times since he returned from a thumb injury in Week 9. Reagor has worked through multiple injuries to this point in the season and should continue to improve as he builds rapport with Carson Wentz.

More consistent production should be coming and managers should scoop up the 21-year-old while he continues to slip under the radar.

Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts (10% Rostered)

Pittman put himself on the radar last week, catching four passes for 56 yards against the Ravens. Pittman has since established himself as one of the Colts top weapons after catching seven passes for 101 yards in Week 11. He also took one carry for 21 yards.

Pittman easily led all Colts' receivers with eight targets and looked like Philip Rivers' top option in the passing game. Indianapolis has had an inconsistent offense through 10 weeks but Pittman seems like he could see heavy usage moving forward.

Other Options: Tim Patrick (24% Rostered), Keelan Cole (23% Rostered), Brashad Perriman (8% Rostered)

Tight Ends

Jordan Reed, San Francisco 49ers (19% Rostered)

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Reed is healthy again and will continue to produce as long as he stays on the field. The oft-injured tight end was second on the team in targets and played the second-highest snap count (44 percent) of the season this past week against the Saints.

Reed has always been a talented receiver and will continue to play a big part in the passing game until the rest of the San Francisco receiving corps gets healthy. The 49ers have a bye in Week 11 which should make it easier for owners to grab Reed without spending much, or any, of their remaining FAAB.

Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team (35% Rostered)

Last call on Thomas, whose role should only grow with Smith at the helm. The former wide receiver now has 60 yards or a touchdown in three of his last four games played. For the second straight week, Thomas saw six targets which put him third on the team behind J.D. McKissic and Terry McLaurin.

Tight end has been an absolute wasteland thus far and anyone who sees consistent targets should be considered a borderline TE1.

Deep League Special

Cam Sims, Washington Football Team (0% Rostered)

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Another Washington pass-catcher has emerged with the change at QB. Over the last three weeks, Sims' playing time has skyrocketed. He did not play more than 10 percent of snaps from Weeks 1-6. In Washington's three games since, Sims has played 88, 74, and 94 percent of snaps.

Over his last two games, Sims has caught 7-of-9 passes for 164 yards. He is fourth on the depth chart for targets behind McLaurin, McKissic, and Thomas but could continue to be the No.2 receiver, provided he continues to outplay Steven Sims.

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