Wide receiver help is usually not hard to find on the waiver wire especially if you know where to look. While they can be inconsistent, there are more receivers to choose from in general if your looking for fantasy production.
Here are the eight options I like the most for week 11 who are available in over half of ESPN leagues:
1. Riley Cooper-Philadelphia Eagles (31.3%)
Cooper has five touchdown catches in the last two weeks and has been over 75 yards in every Nick Foles start this season. Against Green Bay in week 10, he only caught three passes on five targets but two went for touchdowns. Cooper’s value has been tied to his finding the end zone, but he’s also racked up solid enough yardage and has been a frequent enough target for Foles in the Eagles offense. The Eagles are home next week as they take on their division-rivals the Redskins who allow sixth most points pre game to fantasy wide receivers. Cooper is a great play this week if you need a WR play off the waiver wire or you’re looking to build depth at the position.
2. Jarrett Boykin-Green Bay Packers (43.9%)
The most dropped player in fantasy football last week, Boykin fared just fine on Sunday leading the team in targets, catches, and yards as he finished with 112 yards on eight catches although he wasn’t able to get into the end zone. New Packers QB Scott Tolzien was forced to throw the ball 39 times and 13 of those throws went Boykin’s way. This week, he and the Pack travel to New York to face the Giants who have struggled at times this season. He’s risky, but has shown he can contribute regardless of the QB.
3. Nate Burleson-Detroit Lions (2.8%)
Burleson is scheduled to return week 11 after a broken arm has kept him sidelined since week 3. He had been a big part of the passing attack before his injury getting at least six catches in each game and showing himself to be a PPR monster. If you need a slot option who has a high floor but limited ceiling, Burleson makes a solid play as Detroit travels to Pittsburgh in week 11.
4. Aaron Dobson-New England Patriots (12.2%)
Dobson has been the New England rookie with the most staying power in the Pats offense and should continue to contribute as the outside option for Tom Brady going forward. The last two games for New England, Dobson has hauled in three touchdowns and 190 yards while being targeted 14 times. While Gronk and Amendola may get more targets, Dobson is the deep threat and should continue to find the end zone. This week, he’s in a tough matchup against the Panthers on Monday Night Football, but still can be used in a flex position.
5. Mario Manningham-San Francisco 49ers (3.3%)
Manningham led the team in targets with six in his first game back for the 49ers, but he only finished with three catches for 30 yards. The San Francisco passing game was horrible against Carolina, but the fact that he was often targeted could lead to bigger days in the future starting this week as San Fran takes on the Saints in New Orleans.
6. Rishard Matthews-Miami Dolphins (0.2%)
After being targeted just 19 times all season, Matthews was thrown 14 passes on Monday Night catching 11 for 120 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Dolphins passing attack has plenty of other options which could lead to inconsistent production, but Matthews will fill in for slot receiver Brandon Gibson for the rest of the season and should have some solid games along the way.
7. Mike Brown-Jacksonville Jaguars (0.9%)
Brown is also filling in for an absent receiver as he starts in place of the suspended Justin Blackmon. He had just two catches Sunday for 40 yards, but if Jacksonville falls behind and has to throw the ball more, he’ll be targeted enought to make him worth a look in deep leagues.
8. Kendall Wright-Tennessee Titans (38.2%)
Wright still hasn’t gotten to 100 yards receiving in any game, but he has been over 50 in every week since week 1. He had seven catches this past week for 78 yards and gets the catches and targets to make him PPR-league relevant. Wright has only one TD on the season, but he’s in a good matchup Thursday agains the Colts who have been beaten badly through the air in their last three games.
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