Last Sunday saw some big injuries, including Devonta Freeman and Austin Hooper. The Seahawks-49ers game added to the carnage, with regular fantasy starters Emmanuel Sanders, Tyler Lockett, and Matt Breida all exiting early. Not every injury creates an obvious waiver wire opportunity, but these three do, at least indirectly. Deebo Samuel, Jacob Hollister, and Raheem Mostert all saw extra work because of the aforementioned absences and will be among the top Week 11 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent adds. Even if the actual waivers period is quiet in your league this week, you can bet there will be plenty of activity after waivers clear around 4-5 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning in ESPN and Yahoo leagues leagues.
Our full free agent list has plenty of streaming suggestions for the upcoming week, which features three notable fantasy offenses (Packers, Seahawks, Giants) and the Titans on bye. There are also more than a few injury replacements (Brian Hill, J.D. McKissic) and potential late-season breakouts (Derrius Guice, Nick Foles, Kalen Ballage, Darius Slayton). The QB, TE, and D/ST sleepers are at the end of the list. You can also check out our Week 11 kicker rankings if you need new kicker or just want to spice up your horrible life with some variety.
WEEK 11: Full waiver list
Hill looks like the only player who’s worth a high waiver claim. He figures to be Atlanta’s starting RB for the next few games (including a highly favorable matchup next week against Carolina). You can make cases for other players depending on your team needs and position in the standings, but there are enough similar options that you should be able to find what you need in free agency and move up the claims order.
WEEK 11 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker
Top fantasy football waiver wire pickups and free agent adds for Week 11
Unless otherwise noted, only players owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues considered.
Deebo Samuel, WR, 49ers. A ribs injury knocked Emmanuel Sanders out of Monday night’s game in the first quarter, and Samuel picked up the slack. He led the Niners in catches (8), targets (11), and yards (112). Samuel has always gotten a lot of snaps, but an early-season injury slowed him down and his production never matched his time on the field. With Sanders out, Samuel will be the 49ers No. 1 wide receiver, and he has even more upside as long as George Kittle is out, too. The 49ers like to use him in creative ways, and he has big-play upside every time he takes the field. The 49ers have a favorable matchup against the Cardinals next week, so Samuel will work as a WR3.
Jacob Hollister, TE, Seahawks. Hollister was a nice story when he caught two touchdowns in Week 9, but fantasy owners have to take notice after he posted eight catches (10 targets), 62 yards, and a touchdown against the 49ers on Monday night. Clearly, Seattle has found its Will Dissly replacement. Hollister has now received 14 targets in his past two games, and while he’s mainly used on short passes, as long as he’s getting frequent targets and looks around the goal line, fantasy owners will take it, especially in PPR leagues. Seattle has a bye in Week 11, so you might not have to use a waiver claim on him this week, but he’s definitely worth a free agent add.
MORE WEEK 11: Waiver pickups | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOS
Raheem Mostert, RB, 49ers. It was only a matter of time before Matt Breida got dinged up again, and sure enough, he played sparingly in the second half and overtime on Monday night after aggravating his ankle injury. Mostert filled in, totaling seven touches and 35 yards when Tevin Coleman needed a break. If Breida can’t go next week against Arizona, Mostert will be in line for around a dozen touches and have FLEX value.
WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end
Brian Hill, RB, Falcons. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Devonta Freeman could miss “about” two weeks as he deals with a foot injury. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he’s “confident” Hill could handle the lead back job, and after 21 touches last week, it’s obvious he means it. Hill responded with 71 total yards and a score, and he’ll be an RB2 in Week 11 against Carolina’s poor run defense and a FLEX in a tough matchup against Tampa in Week 12. Week 11 features several notable committee backs in tough matchups, so there’s a good chance Hill is better than your current RB2 and certainly your FLEX.
Check our full Week 11 waiver list for more waiver wire and free agent ideas, including a host of Week 11 streamer suggestions.