Fantasy football: Winston, Ahmed among best Week 11 add-drops

New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston prepares to throw a pass against the San Francisco 49ers defense Sunday in New Orleans after starter Drew Brees sustained a rib injury and left the game. Photo by AJ Sisco/UPI
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston prepares to throw a pass against the San Francisco 49ers defense Sunday in New Orleans after starter Drew Brees sustained a rib injury and left the game. Photo by AJ Sisco/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Bye weeks and injuries continue to impact the 2020 fantasy football season. Make sure to keep an eye on your league's waiver wire and continue to make constant efforts to improve your team.

I have picked out several players I like on this week's waiver wire. Some of my targets can improve your team right away, while others could provide value in the playoffs.


Four more teams on are a bye in Week 11, which likely impacts your roster and/or your opponent's roster. Make sure you have players with good matchups in your lineup.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Miami Dolphins running back Salvon Ahmed are among my top waiver wire priorities for Week 11.

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You also should target some backup running backs who have a shot to help you out down the road and check your league's free agent list for good players who might have been dropped due to Week 10 byes.

San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants, Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills players should be removed from all starting lineups, as those teams have Week 11 byes.

I have added more of my favorite players to target on this week's waiver wire and separated them by priority and position. The players I have listed ahead of Wednesday's waiver period have low ownership percentages in standard size leagues.

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Here are my top players to add and top players to drop for Week 11:


QB | Jameis Winston; RB | Salvon Ahmed, Nyheim Hines; WR | Jakobi Meyers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling; TE | Dalton Schultz; D/ST | Chargers; K | Rodrigo Blankenship

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QB | Alex Smith; RB | Wayne Gallman Jr.; WR | Jakeem Grant, Keelan Cole; TE | Trey Burton; D/ST | Panthers


QB | Nick Foles; RB | Jerick McKinnon; WR | Preston Williams, Scotty Miller; TE | Jordan Reed


New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sustained a rib injury in Week 10, which opens the door for backup quarterback Jameis Winston. Winston should be in line to start for the Saints in Week 11 and maybe for additional games.

I expect him to take advantage of the Saints' favorable schedule and the team's plethora of talented skill position players for as long as he takes snaps as the team's starter.

Add Winston to your roster immediately if you need a bye week replacement or a streaming starter. He could even help you make the playoffs if you are desperate at the position.


The Miami Dolphins appear to have found their top running back in Salvon Ahmed.


The rookie showed flashes of electricity in Week 9 before he came alive with 90 yards from scrimmage and a score in Week 10. I expect Ahmed to keep getting work in the Dolphins backfield. He should be an RB2 streamer or flex play for the rest of the season, based on matchup.


The New England Patriots have been on a quest to find a playmaker all season. It appears the team has found just that with wide receiver Jakobi Meyers.

Meyers has had at least four catches in each of his last four games. He had a career-best 12 catches for 169 yards in Week 9 and then displayed an even more dynamic skill set in Week 10.

Meyers -- a former high school quarterback -- threw a touchdown pass and had five catches for 59 yards on Sunday. I expect the Patriots to keeping giving him the ball down. He is a decent bye week fill in if you are in a league with at least 14 teams that requires three wide receivers in lineups.


Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz might have been dropped in your league due to his team's Week 10 bye. He is worth a waiver wire addition this week if your league requires starting tight ends and has at least 12 teams.


Schultz is a touchdown-or-bust play, but could provided value in Week 11 when the Cowboys face a Minnesota Vikings defense that has allowed the fifth-most receiving yards to tight ends.

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Minnesota Vikings' Tyler Conklin (L) is tackled by Chicago Bears' Roquan Smith at Soldier Field in Chicago on Monday, where the Vikings won 19-13. Photo by Mark Black/UPI | License Photo

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