Waiver Wire: Week 11
Here at Fighting Chance Fantasy, we will have a collective effort to bring some options to improve your team. Leo Grandio (@smooth1074) will cover quarterbacks, tight ends, and defense streamers, Michael Chasco (@ChascoFCF) will cover running backs, and Matt Miles (@DirtyAirFC) will cover wide receivers. Seth Quinn (@SethFQuinn) will hopefully return next week.
Quarterbacks (Leo Grandio)
Check if these quarterbacks are available to add first: Joshua Dobbs 53% Rostered, Baker Mayfield 51% Rostered, and Will Levis 49% Rostered.
Jordan Love | Packers
Yahoo! Roster Ownership: 43%
The pickings are very slim this week at quarterback. Of the ones that are under 50% rostered the highest priority should be Jordan Love. Last week against a tough defense Love threw for 289 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Now this week he gets a juicy match-up against the Chargers who are allowing the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season and just got lit up by Jared Goff for 300 yards and two touchdowns.
Russell Wilson | Broncos
Yahoo! Roster Ownership: 46%
Russell Wilson is another quarterback to target on the waiver wire as he and Sean Payton seem to be getting on the same page. Wilson has scored 20-plus fantasy points over the last two weeks and might have a chance to make some noise against the Vikings this week. The Broncos are trying to get Marvin Mims Jr. more involved in the offense which would help to open up the offense going forward.
Running Backs (Michael Chasco)
Keaton Mitchell | Ravens
Yahoo! Roster Ownership: 48%
If you were reading last week you might've seen our love for Keaton Mitchell. The UDFA broke out in Week 9 with over 100 yards and a touchdown in limited opportunities. Mitchell appeared on the Ravens injury report midweek with a hamstring injury, which might have explained his low usage once again. Baltimore started Week 10 with a two-man rotation with Mitchell and Gus Edwards, while Justice Hill saw a reduction of playing time. Edwards played nine first-quarter snaps, while Mitchell took advantage of his six snaps with an explosive 39-yard touchdown and a 32-yard reception. Mitchell played just seven of the 39 snaps for the rest of the game for Baltimore, so it'll be interesting if Baltimore continues to expand his role in this offense.
Ty Chandler | Vikings
Yahoo! Roster Ownership: 9%
When the Vikings lost Cam Akers with a season-ending Achilles tear in Week 9, many assumed a rebirth for Alexander Mattison's fantasy outlook. Mattison, who began the season as Minnesota's primary starting back, shared duties once Akers was acquired from the Rams. Surprisingly, the Vikings offense used Ty Chandler to mix in with Mattison in an evenly split. Before Mattison was ruled out with a concussion last week, both backs received eight carries each through three-quarters Sunday. Mattison's status for Week 11 is up in the air this early in the week, and it would be surprising if he could make it back on the field in time for Sunday's matchup with Denver. Without Mattison in the lineup, Chandler should be one of the most popular pickups of the week and worthy of your waiver priority or remaining FAAB dollars. If Chandler can provide much-needed juice for this suddenly surging Vikings offense, could we see an expanded role for the second year back?
Rico Dowdle | Cowboys
Yahoo! Roster Ownership: 4%
Someone should do an in-depth research paper on the Bazaar fantasy season of Tony Pollard. There are several reasons why Pollard is having a down season, from being a year removed from a season-ending injury to the bad game scripts from this Dallas season. Pollard once again didn't play in the fourth quarter in the blowout win against the Giants. With the Cowboys lighting up the scoreboard, fantasy managers were left underwhelmed once again. The opportunities are there for Pollard, but after Sunday's thrashing of New York, he is now 2-for-12 in goalline carries for the season. With Pollard's struggles, Rico Dowdle is the best handcuff in fantasy football that remains in single-digit ownership. Dowdle should start appearing on fantasy benches very soon just in case he expands his role in the Dallas rushing attack.
Wide Receivers (Matt Miles)
Check if these tight ends are available to add first: Rashee Rice 64% Rostered, Jaxon Smith-Njigba 66% Rostered, and Jahan Dotson 73% Rostered.
Noah Brown | Texans
Yahoo! Roster Ownership: 26%
Cowboys fans are lamenting another cast-off going off in the past two weeks' Performance by Noah Brown, who has the third most fantasy points of ANY WR over the past three games. It's safe to say the Texans have their quarterback in C.J. Stroud, and Stroud has a friend in Brown in the Brandin Cooks role in the slot. Last call for a piece of an upward-trending offense before we roll toward the Fantasy Playoffs in 2023.
Jayden Reed | Packers
Yahoo! Roster Ownership: 21%
I mentioned Jayden Reed in this spot last week, and he responded with five targets, five catches, 84 yards, and a touchdown. Now Reed faces the Chargers, who just let Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions light them up for 41 points. The Chargers are the eighth-best matchup for fantasy receivers, and you could do far worse this week chasing unknowns versus solid underlying metrics that Reed offers.
Darnell Mooney | Bears
Yahoo! Roster Ownership: 14%
Last week, I mentioned Darnell Mooney's time for the evergreen blurb. The speedy deep threat had a soft game against the Carolina Panthers, but Detroit just got lit up by Keenan Allen last week. With Justin Fields possibly returning, get ahead of the Mooney movement. The Bears are certainly trying to use Mooney, and he's worth a grab for the weeks ahead.
Tight Ends (Leo Grandio
Check if these tight ends are available to add first: Trey McBride 59% Rostered and Logan Thomas 58% Rostered
Pat Freiermuth | Pittsburg Steelers
Yahoo! Roster Ownership: 36%
Pat Freiermuth is nearing his return from Injured Reserve. Freiermuth suffered a hamstring injury back in Week 4 and was placed on IR before Week 7. The talented tight end should be returning to practice this week with the hope of being activated for Week 11. If you are in need of tight end help add Freiermuth before your league-mates notice he is about to return.
Luke Musgrave | Green Bay Packers
Yahoo! Roster Ownership: 24%
A week after catching his first career touchdown, Luke Musgrave set a career-high in yards in a game with 64 yards. Although Musgrave was just targeted four times in Week 10, he made the most of it by bringing in a couple of receptions. What also makes Musgrave intriguing is his match-up this week as he will be facing the Chargers who are allowing the third-most fantasy points to tight ends this season.
Tyler Conklin | New York Jets
Yahoo! Roster Ownership: 11%
In three of his last four games, Tyler Conklin has scored double-digit fantasy points. In Week 10 Conklin had a season high in catches and yards by totaling seven receptions for 70 yards. If you are in a deeper league and desperate at tight end you may want to add Conklin this week for assistance at the most volatile position in fantasy.
Miami Dolphins Defense 42% Rostered faces the Raiders at home who are allowing the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses this season.
Washington Commanders Defense 24% Rostered tangle with their divisional rival the Giants who have Tommy DeVito behind center and allow the most fantasy points to opposing defenses.
Detroit Lions Defense 32% Rostered battle the Bears who allow the third-most fantasy points to opposing defenses.
What players are you looking to pick up this week? If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us on X at @FCFantasySports.