Random operating backs have been dominating the waiver wire in latest weeks, and we would have our most random batch amongst our prime Week 11 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent provides. The Giants’ Wayne Gallman has been a staple of this listing (are you all lastly prepared to select him up?), however Salvon Ahmed and Alex Collins have been shock leaders of their respective backfields (similar to Kalen Ballage was final week) whereas Cam Akers lastly received an opportunity to make good on all of his rookie promise. The long-term worth of those backs varies — as does the worth of breakout WRs Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jakobi Meyers, and Josh Reynolds and backup QB Jameis Winston — however they’re not less than on the pickup radar this week. 

Our full free agent listing is filled with gamers who’re leftovers from the earlier weeks and are nonetheless price contemplating. Guys like Malcolm Brown, Rex Burkhead, Cole Beasley, Sterling Shepard, Logan Thomas, and Tua Tagovailoa are obtainable in not less than 50 p.c of Yahoo leagues, and all have sufficient upside to advantage bench spots, on the very least. We additionally have our standard Week 11 streaming suggestions at QB, TE, and D/ST, which could be discovered on the finish of this listing.

WEEK 11 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Operating again | Broad receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

It is robust to advocate utilizing a excessive waiver declare on any of the backs talked about above. Gallman can have some near-term worth, however with the Giants on bye in Week 11, he will not be capable of assist subsequent week. Collins is probably going nothing greater than a one-week marvel with Chris Carson (foot) due again subsequent week. Ballage and Ahmed are additionally on borrowed time, however they may each be lots helpful for not less than yet one more week. In case you’re determined in Week 11, they’re price greater than Gallman. It is doable a receiver like Beasley, Shepard, Meyers, or MVS has extra worth to plenty of homeowners, however they both have medium ceilings or, in Valdes-Scantling’s case, a low ground.

WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Operating again | Broad receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Winston is perhaps the hardest name, as most fantasy homeowners do not want a QB. Nevertheless, with the Falcons on faucet in Week 11, Winston may very well be a top-six QB if Drew Brees is out. Is that price a waiver declare? It may very well be relying in your QB state of affairs. — Matt Lutovsky

Except in any other case famous, solely gamers owned in fewer than 50 p.c of Yahoo leagues thought of.

  • Gallman has been working as New York’s lead again for 3 weeks now, however he is nonetheless simply 49-percent owned in Yahoo leagues. After an enormous Week 10 (18 carries, 53 yards, two TDs) and information that Devonta Freeman (ankle) will miss not less than the subsequent three video games, Gallman is poised to be a difference-maker down the stretch. He had 10 extra carries than Alfred Morris towards the Eagles, together with some key carries across the aim line, so whereas Morris shall be concerned, that is clearly Gallam’s backfield. New York has a bye subsequent week, however a matchup towards Cincinnati in Week 12 shall be one other probability for Gallman to place up large factors. —Matt Lutovsky

  • Ahmed quietly led the Dolphins backfield final week, however heading into this week, many anticipated Matt Breida (hamstring), Lynn Bowden, or DeAndre Washington to be extra concerned. As an alternative, Breida remained injured and Jordan Howard and Bowden have been wholesome scratches, leaving Ahmed to dominate carries. He rushed 21instances for 85 yards and a rating, seemingly cementing himself as Miami’s lead again till Myles Gaskin (knee) returns. In fact, if Breida is again subsequent week, issues may change, however Ahmed continues to be price choosing up given his workload this week. — ML

  • Hines was the star of the Colts’ Thursday Evening Soccer win over the Titans. He was the group’s main rusher (12 carries, 70 yards) and second-leading receiver (5 catches, 45 yards), and he totaled two TDson the day. The Colts have a three-headed monster within the backfield, so it is robust to know if this carry break up will proceed, however with the Colts taking up the Packers and their bottom-five run protection in Week 11, Hines can have an opportunity to be a playmaker. He must be owned as a possible customary flex possibility and presumably higher in PPR. —Jacob Camenker

  • Even with Troymaine Pope again, Ballage was the clear chief within the Chargers backfield in Week 10, speeding 18 instances for 68 yards and catching five-of-six targets for 34 yards. Ballage’s ascension is mildly unimaginable given how unhealthy he regarded relationship again to final season, however the Chargers have clearly discovered one thing they likeand Ballage ought to proceed getting a dozen-plus touches each week till Austin Ekeler (hamstring) comes again, which may very well be a number of weeks from now. —ML

  • Drew Brees took a tough hit within the second quarter on Sunday, however after ending the half, he was relegated to the sidelines within the second half. Winston got here in and accomplished six-of-10 passes for 60 yards, however extra necessary is his upcoming Week 11 matchup towards Atlanta’s 31st-ranked move protection. If Brees continues to be out, Winston can be price beginning in all codecs, and whereas it is robust to justify utilizing a waiver declare on it, he is perhaps price it given his excessive ceiling in that sport. Taysom Hill can even be within the combine at quarterback, however Winston would nonetheless have essentially the most upside. —ML

    (Replace: Brees is anticipated to overlook a number of video games, which means Winston may have worth past this week. New Orleans performs two extra fantasy-friendly matchups for QBs in Weeks 12, Denver, and 13, Atlanta.)

  • Beasley and the Payments receivers had sport towards the Cardinals’ protection, and he ended up with a team-high 13 targets, 11 catches, 109 yards, and a TD. Josh Allen cherished throwing to him in check-down alternatives, however he additionally regarded for him deep on a number of performs. With video games upcoming towards the Chargers, 49ers, and Steelers, Beasley ought to have an opportunity to be a productive flex play and WR3 in PPR. Seize him now if he is obtainable — he is owned in precisely 50 p.c of Yahoo leagues in the intervening time. —JC

  • Meyers managed to catch five-of-seven targets for 60 yards on Sunday (all group highs), and he added a 24-yard landing move, too. Meyers has emerged as New England’s undisputed prime goal, and he ought to proceed to provide in favorable matchups await towards the Texans, Cardinals, and Chargers in coming weeks. —ML

  • Darius Slayton led the Giants in receiving towards the Eagles, however Shepard noticed only one fewer goal than Slayton. Shepard caught all six of his targets for 47 yards, giving him not less than six catches in all 5 of his full video games this 12 months. Shepard ought to proceed to get plenty of consideration from Daniel Jones shifting ahead and has a few good matchups upcoming towards the Bengals and the Seahawks. —JC

  • Fantasy homeowners have been eagerly anticipating the activation of Allen Lazard (core) off the IR, however it seems MVS might need been the actual WR2 for Inexperienced Bay all alongside. After disapointing performances early within the season, Valdes-Scantling has turned it up these days, catching two TDs in Week 9 and 4 passes for 149 yards and a TD in Week 10. Lazard shall be again subsequent week — andtough matchups towards Indianapolis and Chicago within the subsequent two weeks will restrict the worth of all non-Davante Adams WRs — however MVS has confirmed he belongs on fantasy benches as potential boom-or-bust WR3.–ML

  • Snead hauled five-of-seven targets for 64 yards and two scores on Sunday night time. It was the second time prior to now three video games he is caught five-of-seven targets, and over his previous three contests, he is averaged 4.7 catches, six targets, and 69 yards whereas scoring twice. Snead is not a high-ceiling participant — that boom-or-bust position nonetheless belongs to Marquise Brown — however he is displaying he has a dependable ground, not less than in PPR leagues. Subsequent week towards Tennessee’s porous move protection, he is in play as a WR3 or flex, and after a Week 12 date with Pittsburgh (technically a positive matchup for WRs), issues actually open up with the Cowboys, Browns, Jaguars, and Giants on the schedule. Stash him now. —ML

  • Reagor noticed seven targets for the Eagles on Sunday, good for the group lead. He turned them into 4 catches and 47 yards regardless of taking part in towards James Bradberry, who has been top-of-the-line cornerbacks within the NFL this season. The primary-round choose will proceed to see targets as a prime possibility throughout from Travis Fulgham. The Eagles are taking part in the Browns, Seahawks, and Packers the subsequent few weeks, so Reagor must be a strong flex play with deep-threat potential in these contests. —JC

  • Lazard (core) was thought to have an opportunity to play towards the Jaguars, however the Packers as soon as once more exercised excessive warning with him and elected to take a seat him for yet one more week. He nearly actually will return towards the Colts in Week 11, and whereas that matchup is probably not an amazing one, Lazard continues to be a possible flex play contemplating that he scored in two of his first three video games this 12 months. —JC

  • Burkhead continued his late-season surge, racking up 66 complete yards and two TDs on 10 touches towards a troublesome Ravens protection on Sunday night time. Damien Harris seems to be like he is solidified his position as lead again and Sony Michel (quad) figures to return quickly, however Burkhead does sufficient as a runner and receiver to have flex worth in PPR leagues. With Harris a mainstay on the harm report, Burkhead may discover himself seeing 12-plus touches quickly. —ML

  • After being largely an afterthought throughout the first half of the Rams’ season, Akers dealt with a team-high 10 carries for the Rams and totaled 38 speeding yards, good for essentially the most on the group. Whereas the group’s three speeding TDs went to Malcolm Brown (2) and Darrell Henderson (1), Akers nonetheless established that he is part of this group’s backfield rotation. He is probably not a starter for fantasy groups straight away, but when the second-round rookie can proceed to earn extra work, he may finally grow to be a flex play in later-season matchups towards the Patriots (Week 14) and Jets (Week 15). —JC

  • Brown solely noticed six carries in Week 10, which ranked third out of the Rams’ three RBs. Nevertheless, Brown performed an enormous position within the pink zone and scored twice. He additionally caught two passes for 18 yards, which was greater than each Darrell Henderson and Cam Akers. Brown would not have the contact ground of a few of the different gamers on this listing, however he does have the TD-upside of a speculative flex play. If he can earn extra carries once more or additional set up himself because the goal-line again, he shall be price contemplating as a flex play shifting ahead. —JC

  • Wilkins did not have an enormous sport towards the Titans, and he didn’t convert a receiving alternative within the pink zone and could not discover the tip zone on a carry from the two-yard line. That stated, he was second on the group in carries (8) and out-gained Jonathan Taylor (seven carries) 28-12. Wilkins will in all probability proceed to be the lead between-the-tackles again for the Colts till Taylor improves or overcomes the rookie wall. With a matchup on deck towards the Packers, Wilkins must be added and regarded a possible flex play in that contest. —JC

  • Edwards noticed his landing streak snapped at three video games in Week 10, however he nonetheless led Ravens RBs in carries (7) and speeding yards (42) and added a 31-yard reception. He is each bit as helpful as Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins, who’re owned in 60 and 72 p.c of Yahoo leagues, respectively. Edwards being owned in simply 36 p.c of leagues would not make sense. —ML

  • With Preston Williams (foot) on IR, the Dolphins wanted somebody to step up because the No. 2 receiver throughout from DeVante Parker. That ended up being Grant. Whereas Tua Tagovailoa unfold the ball round fairly a bit, Grant was ready to herald four-of-five targets for 43 yards and a TD. Grant is an elusive pace menace, and with the Dolphins dealing with the Broncos, Jets, and Bengals within the coming weeks, he may find yourself being a strong flex play. —JC

  • Effectively, it seems to be like Philip Rivers could have a brand new favourite receiver. Pittman had a breakout sport towards the Titans, placing up 101 receiving yards on seven catches and including 21 yards on a run. The second-round rookie ought to get higher because the season goes alongside, and if he continues to be the group chief in targets (he had eight on Thursday), he ought to have an opportunity to place up some strong numbers. The Colts are taking up the Packers, Titans, Raiders, and Texans within the subsequent 4 weeks, so Pittman ought to have an opportunity to do some injury towards these models. —JC

  • Cole had 5 catches for 47 yards in Week 11, which is respectable sufficient, however it was his two TDs that makes him worthy of being added. He had one as a receiver and one on a 91-yard punt return TD and showcased his versatility. Cole was second on the group in targets (7) and may proceed to get seems to be downfield so long as Jake Luton is beginning. The Jaguars are taking part in the Steelers, Browns, and Vikings within the coming weeks, and all three defenses rank prime 9 in fantasy factors per sport (FPPG) allowed to WRs. That’ll make Cole a pleasant WR3/flex sleeper possibility. —JC

  • Patrick was as soon as once more a top-two receiver for the Broncos. He racked up 4 catches for 61 yards on six targets whereas Jerry Jeudy outdid him by simply six yards throughout the contest. Patrick has had not less than 4 targets in every of his outings this 12 months, so that provides him an honest ground, and his dimension offers him TD upside. The Broncos have a troublesome matchup with the Dolphins in Week 11, however after that, they play the Saints and the Chiefs. Patrick could be flexed in these matchups, as these defenses will possible concentrate on slowing down the explosive Jeudy. —JC

  • Higgins led the Browns in receiving towards the Texans. Although the group operated a ground-dominant assault with every Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt getting 19 carries and going for over 100 yards, Higgins put up respectable numbers (three catches, 48 yards) and noticed 4 targets, good for the second-most on the group, regardless of horrible climate circumstances. The Browns’ matchups will not at all times skew this run-heavy, so Higgins has upside shifting ahead, particularly in an amazing Week 11 matchup towards a weak Eagles secondary. —JC

  • The Jets had their full WR corps obtainable for the primary time towards the Patriots in Week 9, and the returns have been glorious for Perriman. He noticed the second-most targets (7) and racked up 101 yards and two TDs on 5 catches. Perriman ought to proceed to be the highest deep menace for the Jets, and so long as Jamison Crowder and Denzel Mims are there to take consideration away from him in Week 11 towards a Chargers protection that has struggled to include passing assaults this 12 months, he’s price contemplating as a flex possibility. —JC

  • Collins was the Seahawks’ lead rusher on Sunday with Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde out as soon as once more. Collins totaled 43 yards on 11 carries and managed to seek out the tip zone. He is price including in case Carson or Hyde cannot go on a brief week towards the Cardinals, however it’s price noting that it looks as if Carson shall be again. Nonetheless, Collins is an efficient handcuff/rotational again, that are at all times necessary in Seattle. —JC

  • Michel (quad/COVID) is ready to return from IR quickly, and when he is again, he may take away some carries from Damien Harris and Rex Burkhead. His first sport again shall be towards the Texans, a group that has allowed extra speeding yards to RBs than any group within the league, so if he returns, he is price contemplating as a flex possibility, as he may discover the tip zone even when he has just some touches. —JC

  • Pollard has began to earn extra touches within the Cowboys’ offense. In his previous 4 video games, he has averaged 10 touches per sport for 46 yards. With Ezekiel Elliott being outgained on the bottom by Pollard in Week 9 and coping with a minor hamstring harm, Pollard must be saved round as he may get an opportunity to be the Cowboys’ lead again if Elliott aggravates his harm once more. —JC

  • Reed was in a position to catch 5-of-6 targets for 62 yards towards the Saints because the group’s prime tight finish goal. The 49ers are on bye subsequent week, however after that, they tackle the Rams after which get two favorable matchups towards the Payments and Washington, each groups which have had bother towards TEs this 12 months. He could be scooped by TE-needy groups as a possible streamer within the weeks main as much as the fantasy playoffs. —JC

  • In Week 11, Thomas is taking up a Bengals group that had allowed the second-most FPPG to TEs this 12 months (11.8) earlier than their Week 10 matchup towards the Steelers. Thomas has averaged 5.Eight targets per sport this season and has discovered the tip zone thrice. He is coming off a four-catch, 66-yard outing towards he Lions, and he may put up equally strong numbers towards Cincinnati this week. —JC

  • Schultz ranks 10th amongst TEs in targets per sport (6.1), and in two video games earlier than the Cowboys’ bye, he logged 15 targets, 10 catches, and 101 yards regardless of taking part in with Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert at quarterback. With Andy Dalton more likely to return and the Cowboys taking up a Vikings protection that has been middle-of-the-pack towards tight ends, Schultz could be trusted. —JC

  • Hill is barely TE-eligible in ESPN leagues, however he may very well be price a flier in the event you’re determined for TE assist this week. His opponent, the Falcons, have allowed a league-high 12 FPPG to TEs this 12 months and whereas that would profit Jared Cook dinner, it could additionally assist Hill. The Saints use Hill in a wide range of roles, so he has an honest speeding ground and will rack up some catches towards Atlanta. He had 54 speeding yards, 21 receiving yards, and 48 passing yards towards the Bucs, so if he can publish even half of these numbers towards a weaker protection, he’ll be a worthwhile streamer. Drew Brees’s Week 10 harm may imply extra time at QB for Hill, too, which supplies him much more potential worth. —JC

  • The Vikings are taking up the Cowboys and their weak protection in Week 11. It stands to cause that one in every of their tight ends can have a strong day towards the Cowboys, particularly contemplating their dedication to the run sport and play motion within the pink zone. Irv Smith had two TDs towards the Lions in Week 9, however he’s out Week 10 with a groin harm. If he is wholesome, Smith shall be price contemplating as a streamer. If not, it will be Kyle Rudolph, who has two 40-yard video games in his previous three outings. —JC

  • In 5 of his previous seven video games, Bridgewater has logged not less than two passing TDs. On the 12 months, he’s averaging 268.Four passing yards per sport earlier than his Week 10 assembly with the Buccaneers. The Panthers are taking up a Lions group that has allowed the 12th-most FPPG to QBs this season, so so long as Bridgewater (knee) is wholesome, he must be a strong begin towards that protection. —JC

  • In seven of his final eight video games, Carr has logged a number of TDs and is averaging over 250 passing yards per sport since Week 2. Carr will get an opportunity to proceed his regular play in Week 10 towards the Chiefs in what must be a high-scoring matchup through which Carr must throw rather a lot. —JC

  • After a mediocre first begin on the NFL stage, Tagovailoa discovered much more success towards the Cardinals and their weaker protection. He totaled 248 passing yards and two TDs, and he confirmed off his mobility with 35 yards on the bottom. Towards the Chargers, he had one other two-TD effort by means of the air. He is a high-end streamer and towards the Broncos, a group that had allowed the 10th-most FPPG to QBs coming into Week 10. —JC

  • Dalton (concussion, COVID) ought to have an opportunity to return for the Cowboys after lacking the 2 video games earlier than their Week 10 bye. Popping out of the bye, the Cowboys are taking part in the Vikings, a group that entered Week 10 permitting the seventh-most fantasy factors per sport to QBs (21.7) and has had some points on the cornerback spot. Dalton, if wholesome, ought to be capable of benefit from this matchup and work his approach into streamer territory because of the strong offensive weaponry that’s surrounding him. —JC

  • The Jets are taking up the Chargers popping out of their Week 10 bye. Joe Flacco will begin towards a Chargers protection that has been within the prime 5 of fantasy factors allowed to QBs nearly all season. Flacco regarded good together with his full complement of receivers (Denzel Mims, Breshad Perriman, Jamison Crowder) obtainable in Week 9 and may very well be a worthwhile streamer this week. —JC

  • The Chargers are taking up the Jets in Week 11, which is able to make them the very best defensive streamer in fantasy. The Jets are averaging a league-low 13.Four factors per sport and solely 266 yards per sport. The Chargers have had their share of points on protection this 12 months, but when they Joey Bosa (concussion) again for this sport, they need to have an opportunity to pressure the Jets into plenty of errors. Belief them even regardless of their subpar numbers towards QBs this 12 months. —JC

  • Washington has been a strong defensive unit this season, as that they had allowed the fifth-fewest yards per sport coming into Week 10 (314.3) and so they additionally have been averaging the third-most sacks per sport (3.4). They get to tackle a Bengals group that has struggled to guard Joe Burrow this season. He had been sacked 28 instances earlier than Week 10 and had a turnover in 4 of his earlier 5 video games. If Washington’s defensive position reveals up, they need to be a strong play in a positive matchup. — JC

  • No quarterback had thrown extra picks (12) or been sacked extra instances (32) than Carson Wentz earlier than his Week 10 sport towards the Giants. The Browns get the pleasure of taking up the Eagles in Week 11 after they did nicely to restrict a extra highly effective Texans offense. Myles Garrett ought to be capable of dominate a decimated Eagles offensive line, so he may create sufficient performs to make the opportunistic Browns protection a worthwhile play. —JC

  • The Vikings are taking up a Cowboys group that has scored 19 or fewer factors of their previous 4 video games and have began three totally different QBs. The Vikings protection hasn’t been constant this 12 months, however they may have an opportunity to be a streamer given the Cowboys’ penchant for turning the ball over (they lead the league with a whopping 20 giveaways on the season). —JC

  • Washington is averaging the third-fewest yards per sport (306.4) and third-fewest factors (19.1). The Bengals protection not too long ago restricted the Titans and their high-flying offense to 20 factors, so they need to have an opportunity to work their approach into the streamer class in a positive matchup towards Alex Smith. —JC

  • With Jameis Winston more likely to begin rather than Drew Brees (ribs) in Week 11, some could query if the Falcons protection is playable due to Winston’s penchant for turnovers. They’re going to quit yards and factors, however additionally they have main upside for takeaways. That is perhaps sufficient to make them price streaming relying in your state of affairs. —JC