Wide Receivers Waiver Wire - Week 11 Pickups and Adds

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Three weeks. That's all that's left before most teams enter their fantasy playoffs. Because of the playoff implications that waiver wire pickups have at this stage of the game, I will break the below sections up into guys for teams who need help now versus guys who can be stashed for potential upside later.

There are not too many big names on bye this week, but players like Devin Funchess, T.Y. Hilton and Robby Anderson will be out.

If you are not exactly sure who you should add (or drop) from your teams, or have a question about your lineups, you can find me on twitter @ChrisMangano and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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Can Help Now and Later - Week 11 Waiver Wire Wide Receivers

Corey Davis (WR, TEN) - 48% owned (50% FAAB)

Davis has been a suggested add for weeks now but is still only 48% owned. On Sunday, Davis led the Titans in targets (10) and air yards (120). He also leads the team in targets since returning from injury in Week 9. He gets a tough matchup this week against the Steelers, but after that it's Colts, Texans, Cardinals, 49ers and Rams. Davis is emerging as the team's 1B and needs to be owned everywhere.

Corey Coleman (WR, CLE) - 22% owned (50% FAAB)

Coleman hasn't played since breaking his hand in Week 2, but coach Hue Jackson said he is ready to go and will play against the Jaguars. In the one full game he played this season he caught five passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. You probably want to sit him this week as he returns from injury and is playing the elite Jaguars defense, but after that his schedule gets much easier. He is going to be the clear number one option on this team and by far their best receiver. He needs to be owned in all leagues.

Dontrelle Inman (WR, CHI) - 2% owned (20% FAAB)

Inman made his debut with the Bears and did not disappoint, leading the team in targets, receptions and yards. This is a guy coming off a 58 catch, 810 yard, four touchdown season and is clearly the Bears best receiver. His schedule sets up nice as well as he gets Lions, Eagles, 49ers, Bengals, Lions again and then the Browns. Inman doesn't have huge upside in a lower-volume passing attack, but he is a solid weekly start for teams who need a WR3/WR4 and should offer a nice floor.

Tyler Lockett (WR, SEA) - 45% owned (20% FAAB)

Lockett struggled in Week 10 but that was a product of him seeing Patrick Peterson on the majority of his snaps. Over the last three weeks he ranks third on the Seahawks in targets, and in the previous two weeks only Doug Baldwin was targeted more and no Seahawks player had more air yards. Lockett has been trending towards a breakout and it could be coming as his schedule gets very easy with Jacksonville in Week 14 as his only tough matchup.

Bruce Ellington (WR, HOU) - 0% owned (5% FAAB)

Ellington has eight targets in each of the two games Tom Savage has started, and will likely see a bump with Will Fuller expected to miss a couple weeks with a rib injury. While he'll always be a distant second to DeAndre Hopkins, he could get a heavy workload in Week 11 as Hopkins will draw shadow coverage from Patrick Peterson. Ellington is a great short-term add and possibly longer if Fuller can't get healthy.

 

Can Help In A Pinch - Week 11 Waiver Wire Wide Receivers

Josh Doctson (WR, WAS) - 29% owned (15% FAAB)

Doctson's role is increasing each week, and even with shadow coverage from Xavier Rhodes, Doctson was targeted seven times. He only really has two more soft matchups which keeps him off the top tier, but in a pass-heavy offense with a good quarterback he has big time upside and needs to be owned.

Brandon LaFell (WR, CIN) - 3% owned (5% FAAB)

LaFell led the Bengals in targets on Sunday with 10 and had six catches for 95 yards and a touchdown. He is the clear number two option behind A.J. Green and has as many targets as Green over the last three games. His low aDot of 8.7 keeps him out of standard lineups, but he offers a nice floor in PPR leagues. If you need someone this week you could do worse.

Marquise Goodwin (WR, SF) - 15% owned (10% FAAB)

Goodwin only had two targets in Week 10, but he turned one into an 83 yard touchdown. This was a strange week where the 49ers won and didn't have to throw much, we'd expect Goodwin to see more looks from here on out. The 49ers are on a bye this week but after that they get the Seahawks without Richard Sherman, Bears, Texans, Titans and then the one tough matchup against the Jaguars Week 16. Goodwin isn't a must add but he can help desperate teams for the stretch run.

Jermaine Kearse (WR, NYJ) - 50% owned (2-3% FAAB)

With Jeremy Kerley suspended, Kearse moved back into the slot and saw eight targets, second only to Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and caught four passes for 35 yards. Going into the team's bye he will likely go under the radar but can help wide receiver needy teams down the stretch. He's an add in PPR formats only.

Dede Westbrook (WR, JAC) - 20% owned (10% FAAB)

Allen Hurns injured his ankle late in the Jaguars win over the Chargers and has already been ruled out for Sunday's game with the Browns, and it could be longer. That will almost certainly for the Jaguars to activate Westbrook off of IR. The rookie had a great preseason and could immediately slot in as the number two receiver. He offers potential upside moving forward as well though we wouldn't break the bank on him.

 

Stash and Hope - Week 11 Wide Receivers Waiver Wire

Kenny Golladay (WR, DET) - 7% owned (5% FAAB)

Golladay returned from injury and had two catches for 64 yards on three targets. He is the clear third option behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, but he's a dynamic player with great hands who could carve out a bigger role down the stretch. He's a great stash for teams who are locked into a playoff spot.

Brandon Coleman (WR, NO) - 5% owned (2-3% FAAB)

Coleman had four targets on Sunday but caught just one pass for 30 yards. He is clearly ahead of Snead as the slot receiver which in any other year would give him immediate value. The Saints of 2017, however, have morphed into a run-heavy team that relies on defense to win games. Their schedule gets much tougher down the stretch and it seems likely they will have to go more pass-heavy. If that happens Coleman will benefit. He's worth a stash in deeper PPR leagues.

Mike Williams (WR, LAC) - 4% owned (2-3% FAAB)

The rookie still hasn't passed Tyrell Williams as the team's number two, but it could happen and players in deeper leagues who have locked up a spot may want to take the chance it does. Williams is a big-bodied receiver that could emerge as a red-zone threat.

Russell Shepard (WR, CAR) - 1% owned (2-3% FAAB)

Shepard had six targets and will get a boost if Curtis Samuel misses any time. Samuel injured his ankle on an end zone throw and was unable to apply any weight to it as he was helped off the field. With Devin Funchess the clear number one receiver, Shepard could emerge as the team's number two.  His value will take a hit if Samuel is OK so don't break the bank for him.

 

Time To Say Goodbye

Terrelle Pryor (WR, WAS) - 44% owned

Pryor should have been dropped weeks ago but if you still aren't sure maybe this will help: on a day when Kirk Cousins had 45 pass attempts, Pryor had zero, ZERO, targets.

Tyrell Williams (WR, LAC) - 39% owned

Yes, Williams dropped a 47 yard touchdown, but prior to Week 10 Williams hadn't topped 30 yards in four straight games. With Mike Williams getting more playing time Tyrell Williams will likely never crack your starting lineups.

Eric Decker (WR, TEN) - 30% owned

Decker had just three targets in Week 10 and now has only seven over the last two games. With Corey Davis back healthy Decker is barely even the fourth option on this team and can be dropped.

 

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