Fantasy Football: Week 11 Best Waiver-wire Pickups

The NFL season is approaching its final third, the fantasy football trade deadline is a week away and teams are gearing up for the fantasy playoff push.

With that in mind, here’s who you should be looking for on the waiver wires this week.

Wide Receiver

John RossCincinnati Bengals (4.3 fantasy points on average, owned by 17.6 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

With A.J. Green potentially out until next month, Ross will see his volume increase. The Bengals wideout scored a touchdown in Week 10 but hauled in just two of his six targets for 39 yards. Nevertheless, he’s worth a punt.

Anthony MillerChicago Bears (9.2 fantasy points on average, owned by 13.3 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Miller had his best game of the season against the Lions in Week 10, recording five receptions for 122 yards and a score. The rookie has averaged 6.5 targets per game over the last month and has had at least one red zone target in six of the eight games he has played this season.

Willie SneadBaltimore Ravens (10.8 fantasy points on average, owned by 20.4 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Snead has only one touchdown this season but has totaled at least 10 points in PPR scoring in seven of his nine games. With the Ravens set to face a Bengals defense that just became the first team in NFL history to allow 500 yards of offense in three straight games, expect Snead to extend his run.


Dak PrescottDallas Cowboys (16.5 fantasy points on average, owned by 30.2 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Prescott has thrown for over 270 yards in two of his last three games and looked back to his best against the Eagles. In Week 11 he faces a Falcons defense that has allowed the third-most yards of offense in the league.

Marcus MariotaTennesee Titans (12.5 fantasy points on average, owned by 15.5 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Mariota has thrown for over 200 yards and two touchdowns in his last two games. With Tom Brady on a bye in Week 11, the Titan is worth adding to your roster.

Lamar JacksonBaltimore Ravens (3 fantasy points on average, owned by 5.1 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

With Joe Flacco nursing a hip injury, Jackson could make his debut in Week 11. That he might get to do so against the worst defense in the league makes him a player to keep into consideration.

Running Back

Rashaad PennySeattle Seahawks (5.3 fantasy points on average, owned by 13 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

The rookie had his best game of the season in Week 10, rushing for 108 yards and a touchdown. Penny is a shrewd addition, particularly if Chris Carson fails to return for Thursday night’s game against the Packers.

GettyImages-1060363048 Rashaad Penny #20 of the Seattle Seahawks gets around inside linebacker Cory Littleton #58 of the Los Angeles Rams to score a touchdown in the first quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 11 in Los Angeles, California. John McCoy/Getty Images

Ito SmithAtlanta Falcons (7.9 fantasy points on average, owned by 46 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

While not a starter, Smith has racked up a combined 156 yards from scrimmage in his last four games, averaging 10.5 touches per game. The Falcons share the ball a fair bit and he is a good flex option.

Josh AdamsPhiladelphia Eagles (1.9 fantasy points on average, owned by 5.9 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

He might have only played 24 percent of snaps in the last three games, but Adams is the Eagles’ joint-leader in carries over the same period. Philly travels to New Orleans on Sunday and while the Saints have allowed the NFL’s lowest average yards per carry, Adams is a good stash option.

Tight End

Jonnu SmithTennessee Titans (3.8 fantasy points on average, owned by 0.6 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Smith has had at least one red zone target in the last three straight games, even though he’s only averaged 29.7 yards over the same period. He has reasonable potential for teams lacking depth at tight end.

Gerald EverettLos Angeles Rams (3.9 fantasy points on average, owned by 1.4 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

With Cooper Kupp out for the season, expect the Rams to tweak their offense a little, which could mean more volume for the likes of Everett.

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