You have reached the witching hour, where playoffs become misses, and misses become playoffs. (credits to Scott Hansen)
We are reaching the point in the season where seasons become a success or fail. For that reason, it is critical to be fluent on the waiver wire so your team can get its final push into the postseason. With that, here is the Week 11 Waiver Wire.
Note: Teams on bye include Jaguars, Seahawks, Buccaneers, Dolphins
*Owned % are in terms of the Yahoo platform at the time of writing
Week 11 Waiver Wire – Worth a Look (over 50% owned)
Allen Robinson II, LAR- WR (62%)
I know, I know. I too am one of the fantasy owners suffering from A-Rob’s underwhelming production. However, Allen Robinson might finally have his chance to light up the football field.
With superstar wideout Cooper Kupp reportedly dealing with a high-ankle sprain, Robinson is next in line to take the bulk of the targets. As much as it scares me to say it, start Allen Robinson if Kupp does not play.
Rondale Moore, ARI- WR (73%)
13 targets. 9 catches. There really isn’t much more to say. As long as Hollywood Brown is sidelined, Rondale Moore seems like a sure thing in the Cardinals offense, whether or not Kyler Murray is playing. Moore is more than startable at this point in the season and should be rostered in all leagues.
Cole Kmet, CHI- TE (60%)
5 touchdowns in 3 weeks, eh? Cole Kmet looks to be a key factor in the recent transformation of Justin Fields as his primary red zone target. The odds of Kmet keeping up this pace of two touchdowns per week are very low, although now we do know what he can do when given the opportunity. Kmet should be rostered in all leagues at this point, and while he may be touchdown-dependent, touchdowns will be coming often.
Kadarius Toney, KC- WR (51%)
Kadarius Toney has fit right into his new team, and the Chiefs are already using him creatively. With a few plays of trickery, including a touchdown down the sideline, Toney seems to be a fixture in the Chiefs offense moving forward.
In addition, JuJu Smith-Schuster looks to be out with a concussion this week, meaning that Toney will get extra snaps as the WR1. The question now becomes, can Kadarius Toney single-handedly take care of the likes of Derwin James and Asante Samuel next week against the Chargers?
Week 11 Waiver Wire (under 50% owned)
Trey McBride, ARI- TE (0%)
Starting tight end Zach Ertz is done for the year with a knee injury, meaning rookie Trey McBride should be thrust into the TE1 role on the Cardinals. McBride was the consensus best tight end in the draft back in April, and Arizona selected him in the second round. It should come as no surprise that McBride will use his talent as an excellent fill-in for Ertz for the remainder of the season.
In dynasty leagues, McBride could reach an extremely high point of value if he were to prove his effectiveness over the next few weeks and permanently take Arizona’s TE job.
Jahan Dotson, WAS- WR (22%)
Jahan Dotson had a quiet return from the hamstring injury that has held him out since Week 4, but don’t let this fool you. Dotson was most likely on a snap count in an effort not to rush him back from his injury, and I would expect his usage to only increase moving forward.
We saw early on in the season that the team was intent on using Dotson, so there is no reason why they shouldn’t return to that soon. Dotson won’t be a top-priority waiver pick this week, but it’s certainly worthwhile to keep his name in mind.
Christian Watson, GB- WR (10%)
Anyone care to explain the Green Bay passing game? No one is able to get it right. The Packers offense had a bounce-back game against the Cowboys, largely on the back of Christian Watson. The highly praised rookie has been dealing with many injuries thus far into the season, but one cannot ignore his 8 targets, 107 yards, and 3 touchdowns.
You have to hope that Green Bay has found some offensive stability through Watson, who now makes for an interesting acquisition.
Rachaad White, TB- RB (45%)
The waiting game is not very fun. Rachaad White has patiently waited behind Leonard Fournette in Tampa, and fantasy owners have anticipated his snap increase for weeks. That wait may have come to an end.
Fournette went down with a knee injury this past week, and White was immediately put in a position to prove himself. Unfortunately, the Bucs are going into a bye this week, so we won’t be able to see what White can do, but if Fournette stays sidelined until Week 12, White is an instant starter.
Odell Beckham Jr., FA- WR (45%)
The news just keeps coming with OBJ. Beckham has begun the process of free agency and has decided to take roughly two weeks to get into football shape before returning to the field. Assuming he goes to a competitive team that has a high-powered offense, OBJ will be an instant starter upon his return.
Right now we are likely looking at OBJ coming back just in time for the fantasy playoffs, but if you have the extra roster spot and want a postseason boost, Beckham is a great choice.