Week ten of the 2023 NFL season is over and time is a flat circle. The Vikings are without the best receiver in football, lost their starting quarterback, and haven’t lost a game without them. Variance be damned. Our new God is Chaos! Even my waiver wire article is just the same guys as last week, only now more people know about them! We are late enough in the season that even the waiver wire can only do so much. If you were not active before, it may be too little, too late. I’m going to provide you with the best options available. If I don’t mention someone whom you think I should be talking about, just know there are many reasons why I overlooked them. Maybe they are owned in most leagues. Maybe they are so bad I don’t even consider them. Maybe it’s because your opinions cannot be trusted. After all, you are here. So let us examine who our best week eleven waiver wire players for your championship run are…
Week Eleven Waiver Wire QBs
Joshua Dobbs, Minnesota Vikings (45% rostered)
The Passtronaut is probably the best story of the 2023 NFL season. The Vikings are perhaps the hottest team in football and they’ve done it without two of their best players. In the midst of all of this, Joshua Dobbs has been one of the hottest quarterbacks in fantasy football. Over the last four weeks, the Pocket Scientist has been the QB3. In week 10, Dobbs had 312 all-purpose yards and 2 touchdowns. If you need quarterback help, Dobbs has one of the softest remaining schedules and the strongest supporting casts, making him one of the best waiver wire options available.
Week Eleven Waiver Wire RBs
Keaton Mitchell, Baltimore Ravens (30% rostered)
For the second week in a row, Keaton Mitchell’s name is creeping up on the waiver wire. In week 10, Mitchell had 66 all-purpose yards and 1 touchdown. I am torn on Mitchell. On the one hand, his usage sucks. On the other hand, when he has the ball in his hands, he is making big plays. With how bad the waiver wire is at running back, if you need help, Mitchell is probably the only guy who could potentially blow up and be a game-changer. Assuming he ever sees more than a 22% snap share.
Devin Singletary, Houston Texans (43% rostered)
In week 10, Devin Singletary had 30 carries for 150 yards and 1 touchdown, making him the RB3 for week 10. It is worth noting that the Bengals give up 4.5 yards per carry to opposing running backs, so Singletary had a good match-up. It is also worth noting that once Dameon Pierce is healthy, he won’t have as clear a hold on the lead-back role as he does now. Perhaps the most noteworthy thing about Singletary is he hasn’t been good this year. If you need a running back, I get it. But Devin Singletary is only a band-aid solution in an offense that would much rather throw the football.
Ty Chandler, Minnesota Vikings (4% rostered)
With Alexander Mattison out with a concussion, Ty Chandler had 15 carries for 45 yards and 1 touchdown. If he didn’t fall into the endzone, we wouldn’t be talking about him. But I’m talking about him now. When Mattison comes back, Chandler will likely go back to being fantasy-irrelevant. Buyer beware!
Week Eleven Waiver Wire WRs
Noah Brown, Houston Texans (20% rostered)
With Nico Collins out in week ten, Noah Brown made his presence known with 7 catches for 172 yards and one of the best game-winning receptions I have seen all year. Over his last two games, Brown has 14 targets, 13 catches, and 325 yards. With the way C.J. Stroud is slinging the football, I want as many shares of this passing game as I can get my hands on.
Quentin Johnston, Los Angeles Chargers (32% rostered)
For the last two weeks, I have been telling you that Quentin Johnson is a guy worth stashing. Over the last four weeks, QJ is second in routes run only to Keenan Allen on the Chargers. In week 10, QJ had 4 targets, 4 catches, 34 yards, and 1 touchdown. The Chargers are the 8th best-scoring offense in football and have the 3rd most passing touchdowns. I prefer having receivers from offenses I can trust, so I want Quentin Johnson shares for a potential playoff run.
Demario Douglas, New England Patriots (28% rostered)
Speaking of passing offenses I can trust, now that Bailey Zappe is the guy, the New England Patriots are finally going to turn things around! Not really, but regardless of the situation, Demario Douglas is a dawg. In week 10, Douglas had 9 targets, 6 catches, and 84 yards. He didn’t have a touchdown because he plays for the Patriots, but since Kendrick Bourne was put on season-ending Injured Reserve, Douglas leads the Patriots in routes run, targets per route run, and yards per route run. If you need a floor play at wide receiver, Demario Douglas is a safe bet.
Week Eleven Waiver Wire TEs
Trey McBride, Arizona Cardinals (49% rostered)
Because of my well-documented hatred of tight ends for fantasy football, I always reach for one of the top guys in auction drafts so I do not have to worry about the position. When you have Hock or Mark Andrews, I can just sit back and drink the tears of my enemies. Because of this, I have failed to recognize that Trey McBride is looking interesting. In week 10, McBride had 9 targets, 8 catches, and 131 yards. In two of the last three weeks, McBride has been a top-three fantasy producer at the position. Coupled with the draft capital Arizona invested in drafting him last year and the return of Kyler Murray, Trey McBride has the rare honor of being a tight end I would put a waiver claim on. I think his upside could win you your league if you don’t have one of the few good tight ends. Hell, McBride might be one of the few good tight ends.
Pat Freiermuth, Pittsburgh Steelers (35% rostered)
If you are not able to get Trey McBride and are desperate for a tight end, there is always Pat Freiermuth. I would not burn a waiver on him, but once he clears I would put in a claim if I’m desperate. Freiermuth is a good tight end and is about to be activated from Injured Reserve.