“In the Scope” is a unique weekly article that won’t solely focus on giving readers mainstream fantasy football waiver wire pickups. Instead, we aim to recommend the top free agents to acquire after waivers run. These players may be the top pickups next week, saving you Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB) and waiver priority. So whether you’re trying to grab the leftover mainstream fantasy football waiver wire Week 11 pickups or the longer-ranged free agents, below are some options to consider.
Rostership percentages are based on ESPN Points Per Reception (PPR) redraft fantasy football leagues as of Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Check Your Waivers: Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 11 Pickups
• Jared Goff (QB, Detroit Lions) | 35.3 Percent
• Rachaad White (RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) | 31.9 Percent
• Christian Watson (WR, Green Bay Packers) | 41.4 Percent
• Kadarius Toney (WR, Kansas City Chiefs) | 53.7 Percent
• Nico Collins (WR, Houston Texans) | 8.5 Percent
• Donovan Peoples-Jones (WR, Cleveland Browns) | 29.4 Percent
• Juwan Johnson (TE, New Orleans Saints) | 12.4 Percent
• Foster Moreau (TE, Las Vegas Raiders) | 16.2 Percent
• Isaiah Likely (TE, Baltimore Ravens) | 20.1 Percent
• Trey McBride (TE, Arizona Cardinals) | 2.6 Percent
In the Scope Targets: Top Fantasy Football Free Agent Week 11 Finds
Corey Davis (WR, New York Jets) | 7.5 Percent
We haven’t seen Corey Davis since Week 7. However, if you remove his last game out, where he ran just 22 percent of snaps before getting injured, he was averaging 11 PPR points per game. That’s more than the likes of D.J. Moore, Diontae Johnson and Jerry Jeudy.
Historically a favorite target of Zach Wilson, Davis remains day-to-day with his knee injury and has a chance to play this week against New England. Davis has been relatively efficient this season, averaging 1.94 fantasy points per target. The Jets could use Davis’s big-play ability back. I would be intrigued to start him as early as Week 12 against a Chicago defense that has allowed 38 points per game to opposing teams over their last three. – Seth Woolcock
Keaontay Ingram (RB, Arizona Cardinals) | 1 Percent
With the surprising release of running back Eno Benjamin, the Arizona Cardinals have signaled that they believe rookie ball carrier Keaontay Ingram is a more than capable backup to running back James Conner. While Ingram hasn’t seen much work, he showed flashes of what he is capable of in Week 7. His rushing stats were not the most impressive (nine carries for 14 yards), but he scored a touchdown. He also caught both of his targets for 23 receiving yards.
Finding any value on the waiver wire can be difficult at this point in the fantasy football season. Ingram is admittedly a dart throw, but one with high potential upside. Ingram will now be the change-of-pace back with Benjamin gone. Should Conner get injured and miss any time, Ingram becomes the de facto RB1 in Arizona. The best part is Ingram likely isn’t on your league mates’ radar. Get him rostered now following the run of the waiver wire in Week 11 for free before his price goes up considerably over the coming weeks. – Nate Polvogt
Jerick McKinnon (RB, Kansas City Chiefs) | 22.5 Percent
Jerick McKinnon has meandered in and out of fantasy relevance during the 2022 NFL season. One indicator to pay attention to is what a team does following their bye week. The Chiefs’ bye fell in Week 8, and in the two games since, McKinnon is trending positively in PPR leagues. Seeing eight targets in each of the last two games, McKinnon seems locked into the RB pass-catching role in Kansas City.
Concurrently, Clyde Edwards-Helaire‘s role has decreased sharply. He saw 17 percent and six percent of the Chiefs’ snaps over the last two games, respectively, down from his 40-plus percent average before the bye. The Chiefs have a favorable remaining schedule for pass-catching RBs, and with three bye weeks still to go, McKinnon is a sneaky PPR FLEX option moving forward. – Scott Rinear