Week eleven of the 2023 NFL season is over and some of our seasons ended before Sunday. A tragedy in three parts. Part one: You draft Mark Andrews to make sure you don’t have to worry about tight ends. Part two: You draft Joe Burrow to lock in an elite talent at the position that scores the most points. Part three: THEY ALL DIE BECAUSE HUMANS WERE NOT MEANT TO PLAY FOOTBALL ON 3 DAYS REST!!! We are late enough in the season that even the waiver wire can only do so much, but I will keep playing the waiver wire to spite teams with healthier rosters if for no other reason. 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 Twelve Waiver Wire QBs
Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (54% rostered)
If tapioca pudding is too spicy for you, let me recommend a mild Russell Wilson. In week 11, Wilson had 259 passing yards, 1 touchdown, and 0 interceptions. This pickup is the definition of boring. Wilson has had over 20 points just twice this fantasy season, but he has also had under 10 points just once. You pick up Russell Wilson if he is available because all the good choices are taken and he is the most likely candidate remaining to do the least amount of damage to your fantasy team.
Week Twelve Waiver Wire RBs
Zach Charbonnet, Seattle Seahawks (37% rostered)
I have been waiting for weeks to talk about Zach Charbonnet. I have been holding him in multiple redraft leagues because I believed he would be a league winner. Over the last three weeks, Charbonnet has been leading the Seahawks backfield in snap share. In week 11, Charbonnet had 69 all-purpose yards (NICE!) on 21 touches. With his usage steadily increasing and Kenneth Walker dealing with an oblique injury, Zach Charbonnet has to be the number one waiver priority of week 12.
Ty Chandler, Minnesota Vikings (40% rostered)
Last week, I was very down on Ty Chandler, but this week I think Chandler might hold some long-term value. In week 11, Chandler had 110 all-purpose yards and looked considerably better than Alexander Mattison. I would not burn a waiver on him, but once he clears if you need running back help, Chandler is probably the best non-Charbonnet flyer you will find.
Week Twelve Waiver Wire WRs
Odell Beckham Jr., Baltimore Ravens (20% rostered)
BECKHAM IS BACK, BABY! Well, not really, but he is a very interesting fantasy receiver. Over the last three weeks, Beckham has 10 catches for 212 yards and 2 touchdowns. In week 11, Beckham had 4 catches for 116 yards. With Mark Andrews out for the season, Beckham could potentially see his role increase. Or at the very least, he should stay the low-end WR2 he has been the last few weeks.
Jayden Reed, Green Bay Packers (29% rostered)
Jayden Reed has been very exciting the last few weeks and in week 11, was second on the team in routes run. Jayden Reed was also the WR11 of the week with 92 all-purpose yards and 1 touchdown. This is the time of year to target rookies who are starting to emerge and Reed fits the profile.
Jameson Williams, Detroit Lions (28% rostered)
I will preface this by saying I am very high on Jameson Williams. Although he has had a rocky start to his career, he was also one of the first receivers taken in one of the deepest receiver classes in NFL history. Over the last few weeks, Jameson Williams has seen an increase in his routes run. In week 11, Jameson had 2 catches for 44 yards and 1 touchdown. Williams also ran only 5 fewer routes than Josh Reynolds, which is his highest usage of the season. If his usage keeps going up, Williams has the potential to be a game-breaker on one of the highest-scoring offenses in football.
Week Twelve Waiver Wire TEs
Isaiah Likely, Baltimore Ravens (2% rostered)
Mark Andrew is dead and his backup is the best option on the waiver wire. I’m not saying it is a good one, but it is week twelve of the waiver wire and all tight ends are bad. At least take the replacement part on one of the best teams in football.