Week 11 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire
If you had an off week in fantasy or got hit hard by a slew of injuries, week 11 may simply mean it’s back to the drawing board to fill some key positions. Let’s take a look at who should be on the waiver wire in your league, with our week 11 options that are out there in at least 51% of all standard leagues:
Carson Palmer, QB, Oakland Raiders (63%)
Palmer has really come around in Oakland’s offense, throwing for over 600 yards and five touchdowns the past two weeks. He’s only going ton get better and more comfortable, and with all of his explosive weapons, he could have a fairly high fantasy ceiling. He needs to be owned in all leagues.
Dexter McCluster, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (73%)
McCluster’s role in KC’s pathetic offense has been inconsistent (to say the least), but he finally got something going in week 10 with 93 total yards on 14 touches. If the Chiefs want to be less predictable and more effective on offense, this guy will need to get the ball more. After his last performance, he’s at least worth a stash for now.
Chris Ogbonnaya, RB, Cleveland Browns (75%)
Peyton Hillis could be back in week 11, but there is still no taking away Ogbonnaya’s solid 90-yard rushing outing in week 10. If for some reason Hillis is out another game this week, Ogbonnaya could retain solid value with his role in the offense.
Kendall Hunter, RB, San Francisco 49ers (81%)
Hunter was decent in week 10 with 44 total yards and a touchdown while Frank Gore was limited and nursed injuries. If for some reason Gore isn’t a go in week 11 and/or is nicked-up down the stretch, Hunter could have some nice value. If Gore owners haven’t hand-cuffed him already, they should now.
Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts (90%)
Brown is going to be at least slightly held back by a terrible Colts offense, but with nine points in most formats in week 10, he’s at least showing his ability and role can provide solid Flex value.
Lance Ball, RB, Denver Broncos (94%)
Ball rushed an insane 30 times for 96 yards in the wake of Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno injuries, and could have a big role again in week 11 if both guys remain down with injuries. If they’re out even longer, we know he’ll at least get a ton of carries.
Laurent Robinson, WR, Dallas Cowboys (51%)
Robinson is almost no longer a candidate for our waiver wire list due to his percentage owner, but there are still a lot of non-believers out there. With two scores in week 10, it’s time to believe. As long as Miles Austin remains out with his hamstring injury, Robinson is worth a start.
Early Doucet, WR, Arizona Cardinals (65%)
Doucet isn’t a big name and his quarterback play doesn’t instill a ton of confidence in fantasy owners, but there’s no denying the guy is getting it done. This is the third week we’ve said it, but this guy is a reliable WR3 for five weeks straight now.
Chad Ochocinco, WR, New England Patriots (75%)
It was only two catches for 63 yards, but it was against the Jets and it offered hope. He’s a pure stash add right now, but after hanging 37 points on New York, it looks like the Patriots high-scoring offense could be back. Believe it or not, there’s a chance Ochocinco could start being a part of that.
Damian Williams, WR, Tennessee Titans (94%)
Williams was a hit or miss option that was slowly rising the past few weeks, but now most fantasy owners should know who he is. Five catches for 107 yards and a touchdown in week 10 suggest he’s on his way to really breaking out in this offense.
Leonard Hankerson, WR, Washington Redskins (99%)
Hankerson isn’t the hottest name, but it’s pretty clear that Rex Grossman likes him. The rookie is explosive and put up results in week 10, catching eight balls for 106 yards. As long as Santana Moss remains out, his value should continue to rise.
Scratch that. Hankerson has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn labrum in his right hip.
Ed Dickson, WR, Baltimore Ravens (88%)
Dickson finally stepped up as Baltimore’s starting tight end in week 10, catching a career-high 10 catches, along with 79 yards and two scores. He’s finally taking the next step, and while you can’t expect numbers like this every week, his athleticism and potential at least make a line like this possible in any given week.
Jacob Tamme, TE, Indianapolis Colts (98%)
Tamme isn’t an athletic phenom and his offense stinks, but the guy is reliable and gets the job done. With Dallas Clark on the shelf at the moment and possibly for the season, Tamme is getting his name into pick-up conversations with six catches and over 70 yards in week 10. With so many weak tight end options out there, Tamme is one more decent one to consider.
Rob Bironas, K, Tennessee Titans (66%)
Bironas is always a solid option on his own, but his offense is also playing solid, balanced football lately. It’s leading to more opportunities and better stat lines. He’s worth using when good matchups present themselves.
Lawrence Tynes, K, New York Giants (93%)
Tynes wasn’t amazing in week 10 with the Giants on the road against the tough 49ers, but overall he’s easily one of the more reliable fantasy kickers out there on the waiver wire. And his availability is just disgusting. Go out there and grab him up if your kicker has been struggling.
Tennessee Titans Team Defense (80%)
The Titans have stepped it up on defense lately, but really got our attention by holding Cam Newton and a solid Panthers offense to just three points. They’re worth a matchup play in any given week.
Jacksonville Jaguars Team Defense (85%)
Another matchup play defense, the Jaguars made the Colts look even more like complete amateurs, as they allowed Curtis Painter and co. just three points, while forcing three turnovers and getting five sacks.