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NFL Week 11 fantasy football waiver wire targets

2T5HRFX Baltimore Ravens running back Keaton Mitchell (34) runs from Seattle Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Keaton Mitchell continues to make big plays: Mitchell was underutilized on Sunday but made a bigger impact than the Baltimore Ravens’ other running backs.

Demario Douglas leads the New England Patriots despite being injured: Douglas was limited all week with an ankle injury, but he still managed six receptions for 84 yards.

Monitor players who were dropped: Players like Brandin Cooks, Josh Downs and Trey McBride were cut in several leagues. Like any week, some of the top players available might be those dropped in your league within the last few days.

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes


Week 10 of the 2023 NFL season is just about in the books. Here are the players you should target in your fantasy football leagues, including targets in smaller and deeper leagues, as well as players to avoid.

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Quarterback

Joshua Dobbs, Minnesota Vikings (Rostered in 38.5% of leagues on ESPN)

Dobbs racked up 268 passing yards and 44 rushing yards, scoring a touchdown on the ground and in the air in the Vikings' victory over the New Orleans Saints.

  • He had scored the 10th-most fantasy points on the season heading into the week but was overlooked in Arizona because we knew Kyler Murray would return.
  • Dobbs was the only quarterback available in at least 60% of ESPN leagues who had a good game in Week 10.
  • He also put together his strong performance despite missing two of the Vikings' top three receivers in Justin Jefferson and K.J. Osborn. Both players could be back as soon as next week, and they could help Dobbs remain a top-10 quarterback over the rest of the season.
  • The Vikings also have a good matchup against the Denver Broncos next week. Not many teams should be looking for one-week replacements, considering the players on bye weeks, but Dobbs is also the top option for someone wanting a quarterback this week.

Derek Carr, New Orleans Saints (29.3%)

Carr scored the ninth-most fantasy points from Week 5 to Week 9.

  • Carr got off to a fine start against the Minnesota Vikings, completing 13-of-18 passes for 110 yards before suffering a concussion and a shoulder injury.
  • He reportedly avoided serious injury and hopes to return after the Saints' Week 11 bye.
  • He is someone to consider, based on his good play in October and early November and because of the schedule over the rest of the season.
  • According to our strength of schedule tool, the Saints have the second-most favorable schedule for quarterbacks during the fantasy playoffs. They face only one more team with a winning record in the Detroit Lions, and the Lions have allowed plenty of fantasy points to quarterbacks.
  • Carr probably won’t have many weeks as a top-five fantasy quarterback and doesn’t have the rushing floor that other quarterbacks have, but he could easily be a top-10 fantasy quarterback from Week 12 to Week 17.

Gardner Minshew, Indianapolis Colts (9.0%)

Minshew completed 18 of his 28 passes for 194 yards and an interception in the Colts’ victory over the New England Patriots in Germany.

  • While this was not a good week for him, he scored the 11th-most fantasy points at his position from Week 6 to Week 9.
  • The Colts took on a New England Patriots team that has allowed a lot of fantasy points to quarterbacks.
  • The Colts were also dealing with a lot of injuries. Josh Downs was limited, Alec Pierce was questionable coming into the game and tight end Andrew Ogletree was inactive.
  • The Colts have their bye this week, so he’s not a good option for someone looking for a Week 11 replacement.
  • The week off should be enough time for the Colts receivers to return to full health.
  • The big reason to add Minshew is the Colts have the best schedule for fantasy quarterbacks over the rest of the season.

Running Back

Keaton Mitchell, Baltimore Ravens (23.3%)

Mitchell led the Ravens running backs in rushing yards and receiving yards despite playing a limited role.

  • Mitchell broke out in a big way last week, producing over 100 rushing yards and a touchdown, but he appeared on the injury report in the middle of the week due to a hamstring injury.
  • This game began with a two-man rotation between Gus Edwards and Mitchell. Edwards played nine first-quarter snaps, while Mitchell played six.
  • Mitchell ran for a 39-yard touchdown and caught a 32-yard pass in those six snaps, which is more rushing yards and more receiving yards than the other Ravens running backs gained all game combined.
  • Mitchell played only seven of the 39 snaps over the rest of the game, presumably due to his hamstring injury.
  • Mitchell remains the top waiver-wire option at running back in leagues where he is still available. He was playing ahead of Justice Hill to begin this game and very well could the rest of the season.
  • Edwards averaged 2.2 yards per carry, so Mitchell may play ahead of Edwards sooner rather than later.

Devin Singletary, Houston Texans (49.8%)

Singletary made his second consecutive start with Dameon Pierce out with an ankle injury.

  • Singletary’s usage was similar to last week, where he dominated all early-down and short-yardage situations while Mike Boone took most passing situations.
  • He ran 30 times for 150 yards and a touchdown and also caught an 11-yard pass.
  • This was the best statistical performance by a Texans running back all season.
  • He averaged 3.0 yards after contact per carry. Singletary has averaged 3,0 yards after contact per carry or more in four games this season, while Pierce has hit that mark just once.
  • Singletary was already cutting into Pierce’s playing time on early downs in the weeks leading up to Pierce’s injury. It wouldn’t be surprising if Singletary remains the starter, at least in the short term, while Pierce is eased back into action.
  • He is unlikely to be available in most of your leagues, but he was still worth mentioning for the smaller leagues where he might still be available.

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