Week 11 Waiver Wire Top Pickups & Adds: Wayne Gallman Continues To Put Up Points

It was a clean week for injuries, although some quarterbacks might need to be watched this week as Teddy Bridgewater, Drew Brees, and Matthew Stafford left their games banged up. Running backs have dried up quite a bit, however, Wayne Gallman was not picked up this week and this should be the last week to do so. As we get into crunch time, playoff schedules will begin to take shape and you can start looking at players who have a strong playoff schedule. It is also wise to start looking at some handcuff players so you don’t get caught off guard now with injuries and covid. Tune into our Week 11 fantasy football rankings & projections to help guide you throughout the week with any decisions.

Running Backs

Wayne Gallman – New York Giants

Average % Rostered: 28%, FAAB: 10%

It was another strong week for Wayne Gallman, who now has 16, 13, 14, and 19 fantasy point games in his last four outings. While the Giants will head out on bye, Gallman still has a strong role moving forward and has been the better back since Saquon Barkley went down, even though it took a few weeks for this to shake out. After the bye, the Giants have Cincinnati, Seattle, and Arizona. These are three defenses Gallman can continue to have success against.

Miami DolphinsSalvon Ahmed – Miami Dolphins

Average % Rostered: 1%, FAAB: 3%

Miami’s run game has a new name mixed in while Myles Gaskin is on the IR. There were a few coaches ‘ decisions this week that led to Ahmed being a lead back and he certainly delivered. Ahmed saw 22 touches last week, going for 90 all-purpose yards and a touchdown. Gaskin will have a chance to return Week 12 against the Jets, but time will tell if that is truly when he can suit up. In the meantime, we can at least use Ahmed for this week ahead against Denver, who were just gashed by Las Vegas on the ground.

Nyheim Hines – Indianapolis Colts

Average % Rostered: 41%, FAAB: 10%

With Jonathan Taylor’s usage trending downward, it is no surprise to see Nyheim Hines popping off a couple of big games. While the Colts usage is still frustrating, Hines has had the highest upside and that is what I will be targeting. Over the next few weeks, the Colts running backs have a tremendous schedule ahead of them. They face the Packers, Titans, Texans, Raiders, and Texans. All of these are excellent spots for fantasy running backs. Hines getting 12-13 touches a game could easily pay off here.

Wide Receivers

Tim Patrick – Denver Broncos

Average % Rostered: 15%, FAAB: 5%

Tim Patrick could have been headed for a bigger day but was ejected at the beginning of the fourth quarter and failed to get in on some of the garbage time action Drew Lock loves so much. Either way, Patrick still managed to put up another double-digit PPR day. He has five in the last six healthy games and did leave against Kansas City where he did suffer the hamstring injury. Denver will keep being down and the targets will continue to be there.

Philadelphia EaglesJalen Reagor – Philadelphia Eagles

Average % Rostered: 14%, FAAB: 7%

Since returning from injury, Jalen Reagor has seen 13 targets and has 21.9 fantasy points. He gets Cleveland and Seattle over the next two weeks, which are very positive matchups for fantasy wide receivers. Philadelphia was disappointing even with healthy bodies returning. Reagor is certainly worthy of a pickup given he is one of the talented rookies from this class and the Eagles desperately need someone to step up.

Jakobi Meyers – New England Patriots

Average % Rostered: 22%, FAAB: 5%

I wasn’t big on picking up Jakobi Meyers this week and it seems nobody else was either despite a couple of big games. The Ravens matchup was a tough matchup which was why I waited. The 30 targets since Week 7 are a big reason why he is on this list and his schedule will open up after the Baltimore game with Houston, Arizona, and the Chargers.

Darnell Mooney – Chicago Bears

Average % Rostered: 18%, FAAB: 5%

Both Anthony Miller and Darnell Mooney are intriguing options for the rest of the way. Weirdly the targets have been there for them and Allen Robinson, and given this offense isn’t one that stands out for their passing numbers, you might be questioning me here. This is before the Minnesota game but Mooney has 7, 6, and 11 targets over the last three games. Miller has had 5, 11, and 8. Over the next few weeks, they will have a bye and Green Bay mixed in, but Detroit, Houston, Minnesota, and Jacksonville is a very favorable pass schedule if they can take advantage of it.

Indianpolis ColtsMichael Pittman Jr. – Indianapolis Colts

Average % Rostered: 5%, FAAB: 5%

Michael Pittman was on the list wast week after going 4-56-0 on seven targets against a stingy Baltimore defense. He followed it up with a 7-101-0 line on eight targets against Tennessee. He had eight targets and also a 21-yard rush. Pittman is starting to establish himself in this offense. As mentioned above the Colts remaining schedule is pretty light outside of Green Bay and Pittsburgh. Other than those two matchups. Pittman will face bottom-third pass defenses.

Tight Ends

Jordan Reed – San Francisco 49ers

Average % Rostered: 16%, FAAB: 15%

After the two-target game against Green Bay, it seems that Jordan Reed needed a game under his belt to get going. He bounced back with a five-catch game against the Saints, going for 62 yards. He had six targets and I expect him to be in this range moving forward. With George Kittle out and Deebo Samuel still banged up, Reed’s targets are fairly safe. Reed should get a bit more looks off the waiver wire this week.

Logan Thomas – Washington Football Team

Average % Rostered: 19%, FAAB: 5%

This Washington team has seemed a bit better with Alex Smith under center. In the last two games, Logan Thomas has six targets in each game and has caught seven of them. Certainly, a lot better conversion compared to Haskins or Allen under center. Thomas is worth a look given the matchups upcoming are favorable. They face Dallas and Cincinnati over the next two weeks. Thomas isn’t the worst option out there in deeper leagues.

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