With ten weeks of the NFL season in the books, it is time to prepare for a potential playoff push. As each fantasy matchup becomes more and more important, it is time to find some potential saviors on the waiver wire. However, opposing managers have the exact same mindset. Therefore, this article will be a guide about which players you should target for Week 11 with your FAAB balance.
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FAAB Waiver Wire Week 11 Guide
Potential Gems (10-20% of FAAB)
If you are looking for a temporary RB2, then you should be targeting Rhamondre Stevenson. After being a nonfactor for the first nine weeks, Stevenson given a spot start in Week 10 and he played extremely well. While starting running back Damien Harris dealt with a concussion, Rhamondre Stevenson recorded 100 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. While Harris’ status is still uncertain for next week, Stevenson should have earned himself a much bigger role moving forward. Use 15% of your Week 11 FAAB to acquire him.
Rhamondre Stevenson gets in the end zone and the Patriots take the lead. (PS: watch N’Keal Harry take Myles Garrett out of the play.) Video via @BenBrownPL
— Pats Buzz (@PatsBuzz) November 14, 2021
While most NFL teams have a clear QB1 on the depth chart, the Carolina Panthers is an exception. Quarterback Sam Darnold is out for the season with a shoulder injury so Carolina still has some questions to address. Last week, Phillip Walker filled in but he was quickly overshadowed by backup quarterback Cam Newton. In limited action, Newton recorded one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown. Now, rumors are circulating that he will be the starting quarterback moving forward. Due to his elite rushing ability, he can be a fantasy gem in the second half of the regular season. Use 12% of your Week 11 FAAB to acquire him.
Risky But Potentially Rewarding (5-10% of FAAB)
While the tight end position can be extremely volatile, Dan Arnold has been extremely consistent every since he was traded from Carolina to Jacksonville. Arnold has recorded at least 60 receiving yards in four of his last six games as he has become a security blanket for rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Plus, Jacksonville is usually playing from behind so garbage time has allowed him to get more targets. Even though Dan Arnold is not a household name, he is definitely capable of being a steady fantasy option on your roster. Use 10% of your Week 11 FAAB to acquire him before somebody else does.
Dan Arnold's weekly target shares since DJ Chark's season-ending injury (which coincides with Arnold playing as the full-time starter):
24.2%, 12.2%, 19.6%, 25.9%, 20.0%.
He continues to be a TE1.
— JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) November 15, 2021
Throughout the entire season, the Tennessee Titans have been looking for a reliable WR2. It was supposed to be Julio Jones but he has battled injuries all season long. Now, it appears that Marcus Johnson might be the answer. Last week, he recorded a team-high five receptions for a team-high 100 receiving yards. However, he is still relatively unknown as he is on less than 1% of fantasy rosters. If Jones’ hamstring injury does not resolve itself soon, then Johnson could be a serious fantasy gem. Use 7% of your Week 11 FAAB to acquire him.
Since most quality running backs are unavailable, it might be time to start gambling on potential running backs who might get a bigger workload during the second half of the regular season. Wayne Gallman is a prime example as he was utilized frequently in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys. In that game, Gallman played in 43% of the offensive snaps which led all Atlanta running backs. Plus, he made the most of that opportunity since he recorded 76 total yards. While it might seem a bit premature, it does appear that Mike Davis will be getting less playing time moving forward. Plus, Cordarrelle Patterson sprained his ankle and is questionable for Week 11. Risking 5% of your Week 11 FAAB to acquire him definitely has some merit.
#Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson is still having his sprained ankle evaluated, but it doesn’t sound optimistic for Thursday night against the #Patriots, per source. Could be a couple weeks for one of this season’s most electric players.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 15, 2021
Pat Freiermuth – 8% of FAAB
Jordan Howard – 8% of FAAB
Tyler Conklin – 7% of FAAB
D’Onta Foreman – 5% of FAAB
Spot Starters (1-2% of FAAB)
After the entire San Francisco fanbase was calling for him to be benched, Jimmy Garoppolo rose to the occasion in Week 10 as he recorded two passing touchdowns. Now, in Week 11, he gets a great matchup against Jacksonville’s defense which is allowing 260.4 passing yards per game. With weapons like Deebo Samuel and George Kittle at his disposal, Jimmy G has the potential to be a serious sleeper at the quarterback position. Use 2% of your Week 11 FAAB to acquire him if you desperately need a QB.
If you are in need of a kicker for Week 11, then Zane Gonzalez is a “must-add” for your fantasy team. Carolina has settled for a bunch of field goals recently as Gonzales has made four field goals in two of his last three games. Now, he faces off against a Washington defense that is allowing 2.0 field goal attempts per game which ranks tied for 17th in the league. Use 2% of your FAAB to acquire him if you hate being disappointed by your kicker.
Zane Gonzalez has now made 16-consecutive field goals.
He has not missed a field goal attempt since Week 4 at Dallas (10/3/21).
— Will Kunkel (@WillKunkelFOX) November 15, 2021
If you are looking for an extremely cheap quarterback, then acquiring Tua Tagovailoa makes sense. After not starting in Week 10, Tagovailoa came in off the bench and led Miami to a victory against Baltimore. In that game, he recorded 158 passing yards and one rushing touchdown. Now, backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett is dealing with a knee injury so it is safe to assume that Tua Tagovailoa will be the starting quarterback moving forward. Luckily, in Week 11, he gets to face off against New York’s defense which is allowing the second-most passing yards per game. Use 1% of your FAAB to acquire him.
Elijah Moore – 2% of FAAB
Miami Defense – 2% of FAAB
Gerald Everett – 1% of FAAB
No Bid/Free Agency Targets (0% FAAB)
If you want to add a quarterback that might be available for free, then acquiring Trevor Siemian makes sense. Despite being an average NFL quarterback, Siemian has been putting up some respectable numbers. Ever since he became New Orleans’ starting quarterback he has been respectable. In each of the last two games, he has recorded at least 249 passing yards and two passing touchdowns. Now, he faced off against a Philadelphia defense that is allowing 1.6 passing touchdowns per game which ranks tied for 16th in the league.
Trevor Siemian was clutch on this touchdown pic.twitter.com/wJqP2IOxGb
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 14, 2021
After being an afterthought within Buffalo’s offense for the majority of the season, Gabriel Davis finally broke out in Week 10. In that game, he recorded three receptions for 105 yards. Plus, he was on the field for 52% of the offensive snaps which was the third-most of all wide receivers on Buffalo depth chart. If he is able to maintain that level of playing time, then he should be able to duplicate that performance.
If you are looking for a cheap defense, then San Francisco Defense is an interesting choice for Week 11. After getting embarrassed by Colt McCoy in Week 9, San Francisco’s defense bounced back in Week 10 and held Los Angeles’ offense to just ten points. In that game, the 49ers recorded two sacks and two interceptions. Now, San Francisco faces off against Jacksonville’s offense which is averaging the second-fewest points per game.
If you are looking for a tight end that will get a lot more targets in the future, then Cole Kmet is an intriguing option. Despite being a part of Chicago’s inept offense, he has been targeted at least five times in each of the last four games as he has remained a focal point of the passing attack. Now, he faces off against a Baltimore defense that is allowing 283.3 passing yards per game which is the most in the league.
Highest TE receiving grades in Week 9 (min. 20 receiving snaps):
1. Cole Kmet – 89.9%
2. Pat Freiermuth – 84.1%
3. George Kittle – 82.5 % pic.twitter.com/IL157cZOBC
— PFF CHI Bears (@PFF_Bears) November 11, 2021
Ray-Ray McCloud – He recorded nine catches last week as he continues to become more involved in Pittsburgh’s offense.
Logan Thomas – He is one of the most reliable tight ends in the league when healthy and he is expected to return from IR this week.
Tre’Quan Smith- He was on the field for 91% of New Orleans’ offensive snaps so he is the WR1 on the depth chart.
Mecole Hardman – He is the number two wide receiver on a Kansas City offense that might have gotten itself back on track last week.