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Fantasy Waiver Wire Targets- NFL Week 11 2020


Well Rush Nation, we are closing in on the end of the fantasy regular season. Within a couple of short weeks, the playoffs will begin. Are you ready? If the answer is anything other than “I’ve got no hope of making them in any of my leagues” then you need this fantasy Waiver Wire NFL Week 11 column. 

This is where I use ESPN ownership figures to give you the best picks off the Waiver Wire for those with an ownership of under 30%. 

So without further ado, here are my Waiver Wire picks for Week Eleven.


Kirk Cousins- 13.7% Owned vs. DAL Week 11 

Kirk Cousins hasn’t been great this season. He’s yet to play in Week Ten. However, in Week 11 he has Dallas and their historically bad defense. This looks like a week where he can use his weapons to exploit that defense and put up a respectable score.


Jameis Winston- 0.6% Owned vs ATL Week 11

Winston looks like he might be trending towards a start in Week 11 after an injury to Drew Brees. If that’s the case, Winston becomes fantasy relevant instantly. And he couldn’t ask for a better matchup than being at home to the Atlanta Falcons, a team he knows well. Winston could be a massive Waiver Wire bargain depending on Drew Brees’ injury.


Running Backs

Salvon Ahmed- 0.4% Owned @DEN Week 11

Many expected Brieda or Lynn Bowden to be getting workload from this backfield. However, it was Salvon Ahmed who carried the rock 21 times for 85 yards and a Touchdown. He is a short term option as I expect Gaskin to resume his role when fit in a couple weeks. However, until then, Ahmed has RB2 upside with the volume.


Wayne Gallman- 28.3% Owned BYE Week 11

Another 2 TDs for Gallman who is looking better every week. He’s started three on the bounce now and in his last four games has an average of 15.9 PPR points, with no busts in there. People might not go for him now as he’s on a bye. But if you have space, I’ld snap him up. He’s a Waiver Wire bargain.


Kalen Ballage- 25.8% Owned vs. NYJ Week 11

The butt of my jokes last season with a YPC of under 2. Yet, when escaping from the claws of Adam Gase, looks usable. Ballage had 23 touches yesterday for over 100 scrimmage yards. Despite Pope and Kelley being available, Ballage is getting the work. Therefore, get in now and stash him. Never did I expect to put Ballage’s name in a Waiver Wire column.


Wide Receivers

Jakobi Meyers- 22.3% Owned @HOU Week 11

Jakobi Meyers is the new number one in New England and has even taken over Edelman’s role of throwing Touchdowns on gadget players. The 24 yard bomb also went along with leading the team in targets, catches and yards. He has WR2 upside but consider him more a WR3/Flex option most weeks.


Michael Pittman Jr. 5% Owned vs. GB Week 11

Pittman Jr. returned from IR a little over a week ago and finally showcased his skill set with a 7/101/0 performance. He led the team in targets and yards and looked explosive. I liked him as a prospect and think he will continue to get better now he seems to be finally healthy.


Tight Ends

Logan Thomas- 18.9% Owned vs. CIN Week 11

Thomas didn’t find the end zone. However, what was a low scoring week for Tight Ends, he did manage to catch 4 balls for 66 yards. This would be good enough for the TE6 this week in PPR with just Monday Night Football to go. Considering the bar is so low, Thomas’ volume is key to keep him in the TE1 conversation, as I’ve said many times this season.


Jordan Reed- 15.6% Owned vs BYE Week 11

I said this last week. However, it became true this Sunday. Reed will win the TE job and earn the targets. He was the most targeting player for the 49ers and returned 5/62/0. He will get the targets from Mullen’s and has the ability to break one off for a Touchdown. He has TE1 upside every week he plays, if he is healthy.



Dan Bailey- 4% Owned vs. DAL Week 11 

Not an easy choice this week considering the amount of kickers over 30% owned. Bailey plays at home, and should have plenty of opportunities to kick points as the Vikings play the Cowboys at home in a dome.



Cleveland Browns- 16% Owned vs PHI Week 11 

Cleveland restricted Deshaun Watson to one Touchdown Sunday. This week they play an Eagles team that is turning over the ball at an alarming rate. Expect the Browns to get to Wentz, rack up the sacks and get him to throw a pick or two. The Browns also have the Jags in Week Twelve, so they are good for a couple weeks here.

That’s it for the Waiver Wire this week. Don’t forget to check out the Waiver Wire Podcast out later today to hear some more picks. Navigate the Waiver Wire well and you will win more games.

So, until next time Rush Nation, Keep Rushing!

– Murf (@Murf_NFL)

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