The number in red next to a waiver wire gem indicated the percentage of a "blind bid" budget used in some leagues to award free-agent pickups. If your league does not use blind bid waivers, consider the number a way to rank the quality of waiver wire additions.
- QB Justin Fields, CHI (waiver wire: 25-50%)
- QB Cam Newton, CAR (waiver wire: 25-50%)
- QB Taysom Hill, NO (waiver wire: 20-40%)
- QB Josh Allen, BUF
- QB Patrick Mahomes, KC
- QB Tua Tagovailoa, MIA (waiver wire: 12-25%)
- QB Mac Jones, NE (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- QB Zach Wilson, NYJ (waiver wire: 3-5%/10-20% in Superflex/2QB)
- QB David Blough, DET (waiver wire: 1% in very deep/2QB/Superflex)
- QB Mason Rudolph, PIT (waiver wire: 1% in very deep/2QB/Superflex)
- QB Mike White, NYJ
- QB Teddy Bridgewater, DEN (waiver wire: DROP IN 1QB, HOLD IN 2QB/SUPERFLEX)
- QB Matt Ryan, ATL (waiver wire: DROP IN 1QB, HOLD IN 2QB/SUPERFLEX)
- QB Tom Brady, TB
- QB Baker Mayfield, CLE (waiver wire: DROP IN 1QB, HOLD IN 2QB/SUPERFLEX)
- QB Ben Roethlisberger, PIT (waiver wire: HOLD IN 2QB/SUPERFLEX)
- QB Carson Wentz, IND (waiver wire: HOLD)
- QB Russell Wilson, SEA
- RB Rhamondre Stevenson, NE (waiver wire: 50+%)
- RB A.J. Dillon, GB
- RB DOnta Foreman, TEN (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- RB Matt Breida, BUF (waiver wire: 7-15%)
- RB Antonio Gibson, WAS
- RB Adrian Peterson, TEN (waiver wire: 5-10%)
- RB DAndre Swift, DET
- RB DErnest Johnson, CLE
- RB Mike Davis, ATL (waiver wire: 1%)
- RB Wayne Gallman, ATL (waiver wire: 1%)
- RB Darrel Williams, KC
- RB Aaron Jones, GB
- RB LeVeon Bell, BAL (waiver wire: DROP)
- RB Damien Harris, NE
- RB Mark Ingram, NO
- RB Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL
- RB Jeremy McNichols, TEN (waiver wire: DROP)
- RB Zack Moss, BUF
- RB Devin Singletary, BUF
- RB Nyheim Hines, IND (waiver wire: DROP IN SHORT BENCH LEAGUES)
- WR Darnell Mooney, CHI (waiver wire: 25-50%)
- WR Michael Gallup, DAL (waiver wire: 20-40%)
- WR Gabriel Davis, BUF (waiver wire: 15-30%)
- WR Jamal Agnew, JAX (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- WR CeeDee Lamb, DAL
- WR Robby Anderson, CAR (waiver wire: 5-10%)
- WR Corey Davis, NYJ (waiver wire: 5-10%)
- WR Stefon Diggs, BUF
- WR Bryan Edwards, LV (waiver wire: 5-10%)
- WR Tyreek Hill, KC
- WR DeVonta Smith, PHI
- WR Marcus Johnson, TEN (waiver wire: 3-5%)
- WR Ray-Ray McCloud, PIT (waiver wire: 1%)
- WR Jarvis Landry, CLE (waiver wire: DROP)
- WR A.J. Brown, TEN
- WR Tyler Johnson, TB (waiver wire: DROP FOR 5-10% OR HIGHER)
- WR Courtland Sutton, DEN (waiver wire: DROP FOR 20-40% OR HIGHER)
- TE Darren Waller, LV
- TE Dalton Schultz, DAL (waiver wire: HOLD)
- TE Ricky Seals-Jones, WAS (waiver wire: DROP)
- TE Dawson Knox, BUF (waiver wire: HOLD)
QB Josh Allen, BUF - Allen had an easy bounceback game against the hapless Jets defense and faces the not so imposing Colts defense this week. Everything is going to be ok.
QB David Blough, DET - (waiver wire: 1% in very deep/2QB/Superflex) - Jared Goff is hurt and the Lions don't have any confidence in their passing game. Blough could get a start sooner or later and could have value in 2QB/Superflex.
QB Justin Fields, CHI - (waiver wire: 25-50%) - Fields came alive as a downfield passer before the bye, so the Bears hopefully spent some time over the bye implementing more of that in the offense, which in turn will open up more running opportunities for him. There's a chance that Fields is a fantasy QB1 going forward, and even a strong one if he continues to improve.
QB Taysom Hill, NO - (waiver wire: 20-40%) - Trevor Siemian wasn't the reason the Saints lost, but the pattern of slow starts and furious failed comeback attempts is becoming clear. The Saints could turn to Hill as a starter at any time, and at that time he would become a fantasy QB1.
QB Mac Jones, NE - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - Mac Jones showed unusual mastery of the offense for a rookie and made the Browns defense that just checkmated Joe Burrow look helpless to stop the Patriots. Jones doesn't have a high weekly ceiling, but his floor should be high enough to consider streaming him against the Falcons this Thursday.
QB Patrick Mahomes, KC - Mahomes had the kind of huge fantasy game that we were wondering if we were going to see again this year. An assist has to be given to Gus Bradley's incoherent approach to defending Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, leaving them in single coverage, but the confidence from this performance should follow the team into Week 11 against Dallas.
QB Cam Newton, CAR - (waiver wire: 25-50%) - Newton literally announced he was back in the win over the Cardinals with a scoring run and a touchdown pass in special goal-line package plays. He'll start in Week 11 against his old coach Ron Rivera and the Washington Football Team.
QB Mason Rudolph, PIT - (waiver wire: 1% in very deep/2QB/Superflex) - Rudolph had to battle the conditions, but he somehow threw for only 242 yards on 50 attempts and 30 completions against the lowly Lions pass defense. He'll be a desperation play in Week 11 if Ben Roethlisberger is still on the covid list.
QB Tua Tagovailoa, MIA - (waiver wire: 12-25%) - Tagovailoa curiously did not start, but once Jacoby Brissett got hurt, he finished the win over the Ravens and finished it well. His upside against the ineffective Jets defense makes him worth a streaming consideration this week.
QB Zach Wilson, NYJ - (waiver wire: 3-5%/10-20% in Superflex/2QB) - Wilson should be installed as the starter again next week for the game against the Dolphins after Mike White crashed and burned against the Bills this week. The Dolphins just made Lamar Jackson uncomfortable, so Wilson will face a stiff challenge, but hopefully learned something watching White and Josh Johnson put up numbers in his absence.
QB Tom Brady, TB - Brady got off to a cold start and didn't do enough to make up the deficit his two interceptions created. He'll get Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown back soon, but it was a shock to see him unable to move the ball against a poor Washington pass defense that lost Chase Young for the year during the game.
QB Teddy Bridgewater, DEN - (waiver wire: DROP IN 1QB, HOLD IN 2QB/SUPERFLEX) - One week after he was triumphant against Dallas, Bridgewater was terrible against the Eagles, including a non-effort to tackle Darius Slay on a fumble return that won't be forgotten soon. The calls for Drew Lock are going to increase during the bye week.
QB Baker Mayfield, CLE - (waiver wire: DROP IN 1QB, HOLD IN 2QB/SUPERFLEX) - Mayfield left with a knee injury, but there was no damage and he should be able to play in Week 11 against the Lions. He has some spot start value if you're desperate this week, but really is only rosterable in 2QB/Superflex.
QB Ben Roethlisberger, PIT - (waiver wire: HOLD IN 2QB/SUPERFLEX) - Roethlisberger could miss Week 11 after missing Week 10 because he is on the covid list.
QB Matt Ryan, ATL - (waiver wire: DROP IN 1QB, HOLD IN 2QB/SUPERFLEX) - Ryan and the whole Falcons offense looked morose against a Cowboys defense that was out for blood after a poor performance against the Broncos in Week 9. He'll face Bill Belichick on Thursday, rendering him a desperation play across formats.
QB Carson Wentz, IND - (waiver wire: HOLD) - Wentz and the passing game took a back seat to Jonathan Taylor as the special teams also helped build a big lead early that barely held up at the end. He'll shuffle off to Buffalo this week and probably shouldn't be regarded as a fantasy QB1 for Week 11.
QB Mike White, NYJ - White turned back into a pumpkin against the Bills and should go back to the bench for the Week 11 game against the Dolphins.
QB Russell Wilson, SEA - Wilson didn't look ready to play coming back from a finger injury in a place where he hasn't been very good so far in his career - Lambeau Field. He'll face the Cardinals this week but maybe should not be trusted in fantasy lineups until he goes off on our benches.
Running Back Upgrade
RB Matt Breida, BUF - (waiver wire: 7-15%) - Breida got a large opportunity early against the Jets and made the most of it, scoring twice. It's unclear if this will turn the Bills backfield into a trio, but you couldn't have asked him to do much more with his chance to make his mark.
RB Mike Davis, ATL - (waiver wire: 1%) - Davis took a back seat to Wayne Gallman in the second half after Cordarrelle Patterson sat, but he should still be worth a desperation play as long as Patterson is out.
RB A.J. Dillon, GB - It doesn't look like Aaron Jones will go on injured reserve or miss more than two weeks, but Dillon will get his chance to put his stamp on this backfield and season against defenses that have a half-season or more of wear and tear already. He'll be a must-start as long as Jones is out.
RB DOnta Foreman, TEN - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - The Titans backfield may remain a three-headed monster, but Foreman is the only one showing the potential to tilt games with his power/burst combination. He could eventually emerge as the most valuable back on the team down the stretch.
RB Wayne Gallman, ATL - (waiver wire: 1%) - Gallman got the work in the second half after the Falcons were down big to the Cowboys, and could be used more with Cordarrelle Patterson likely out for at least Week 11.
RB Antonio Gibson, WAS - Gibson ran with conviction and scored twice in the win over the usually impenetrable Bucs run defense. He has confidence and maybe a little more burst coming out of the bye with the Panthers up next.
RB DErnest Johnson, CLE - Nick Chubb could return for Week 11 against Detroit, but Johnson again put up good numbers in his absence and could have flex or emergency RB2 value against the Lions with no imminent sign of Kareem Hunt's return from a calf injury.
RB Adrian Peterson, TEN - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - Peterson still got about 1/3 of the snaps and had an opportunity to score, but his upside appears to be capped by the addition of D'Onta Foreman, who has more burst and power than the future hall of famer at this late point in his career.
RB Rhamondre Stevenson, NE - (waiver wire: 50+%) - Stevenson didn't practice and still got the workhorse load, scoring twice and breaking the 100-yard mark against the Browns. He probably forced a committee when Damien Harris returns, which might not be in Week 11 since the team plays the Falcons on Thursday.
RB DAndre Swift, DET - Swift showed that he can be a true workhorse, even if it was by necessity after Jermar Jefferson went down. The second and third-string backs aren't healthy right now, so Swift's big workload could persist into Week 11 against Cleveland.
RB Darrel Williams, KC - Williams had his best game as the starter for the Chiefs just as Clyde Edwards-Helaire is poised to return to the lineup. Williams might have done enough, especially as a receiver, to increase his role from what it was when Edwards-Helaire went out.
Running Back Downgrade
RB LeVeon Bell, BAL - (waiver wire: DROP) - There was hope that Bell's role could increase as the year went on, but he only touched the ball three times despite being in for 42% of the snaps. Latavius Murray should be back soon, so Bell's window is closing.
RB Damien Harris, NE - Harris missed Week 10 with a concussion and might have seen his starting job turn into a timeshare with Rhamondre Stevenson. Harris is uncertain for Week 11 with a Thursday night game on tap.
RB Nyheim Hines, IND - (waiver wire: DROP IN SHORT BENCH LEAGUES) - Maybe it was the game script that staked the Colts to an early multi-score lead, but Hines was barely involved coming off of his best week of the year. Marlon Mack was inactive, so we can't blame him for the dud. Hines had 83 total yards in the playoff loss last year to the Week 11 opponent Buffalo, but only one reception.
RB Mark Ingram, NO - Ingram continued to make contributions as a receiver and ground out as much as he could in an ineffective ground game. Alvin Kamara could return soon, but Ingram will still have flex value, especially if Taysom Hill takes over to boost the rushing attack.
RB Aaron Jones, GB - Jones went out with an MCL sprain that will cost him a week or two, which is actually good news because Jones' reaction on the sidelines appeared to be the kind a player has to a season-ending injury.
RB Jeremy McNichols, TEN - (waiver wire: DROP) - McNichols snap share and touches dropped significantly from Week 9 in a sign that he's not going to be the Titans back to have on your fantasy roster - that is if there is one at all.
RB Zack Moss, BUF - Moss might have more company in an already crowded backfield that doesn't exactly create a big production pie to split up. He'll be a what-the-heck flex at best until further notice.
RB Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL - Patterson looked like he has all year on his early game touches, but wasn't heard from in the second half after suffering an ankle injury that will likely sideline him this Thursday against the Patriots, if not longer.
RB Devin Singletary, BUF - Singletary was able to score, like the other two Bills backs, but he has more company with the emergence of Matt Breida and is probably only an emergency play at this point.
Wide Receiver Upgrade
WR Jamal Agnew, JAX - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - Agnew had a long touchdown run on a jet sweep, but failed to catch any of his five targets. If he can put these two elements together in the same game, we will have a consistent fantasy force against the odds of a stunted growth Jaguars pass offense.
WR Robby Anderson, CAR - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - There's hope for value growth with Anderson after he caught a touchdown from Cam Newton, who will take over as the Panthers starting quarterback this week. With the woeful Washington pass defense up next, Anderson could build momentum in Week 11.
WR Corey Davis, NYJ - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - Davis was back on the field in Week 10 and put up solid numbers on the back of garbage time production. That should persist with the Jets reverting back to bottom-five form. Zach Wilson could also help Davis with his ability to extend plays and hopefully do more within the structure of the offense that he did before getting injured.
WR Gabriel Davis, BUF - (waiver wire: 15-30%) - Davis caught two deep balls on his way to a 105-yard game against the Jets. He had his highest snap share of the year as Cole Beasley might have been affected by the rib injury he was nursing. Davis's role could grow in the second half of the season if Beasley isn't 100%.
WR Stefon Diggs, BUF - Josh Allen found a matchup that the Jets couldn't solve and exploited it for most of the second half in the blowout win. Diggs is regaining his 2020 fantasy form just in time for the stretch run.
WR Bryan Edwards, LV - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - Edwards caught a touchdown to briefly tighten the game in the second half and looked strong after the catch in his best game of the year. The Raiders could look to get him more involved against the Bengals this week.
WR Michael Gallup, DAL - (waiver wire: 20-40%) - Gallup looked as good as ever against the Falcons. The Cowboys only needed to keep the foot on the gas for one half, so his numbers weren't impressive, and this is a deep pass offense on a team that loves offensive balance, but you shouldn't pass up a chance to add a good player in a good offense.
WR Tyreek Hill, KC - Hill had the big game his fantasy teams have been waiting a while for in Week 10. The Raiders defensive approach of putting single coverage on him was strange, but the confidence this game will build in the Chiefs offense is real.
WR Marcus Johnson, TEN - (waiver wire: 3-5%) - Johnson had the second-highest snap count among Titans wide receivers behind A.J. Brown and did a lot more damage than Brown did in the win over the Saints. He's worth a what-the-heck flex look against the Texans with Julio Jones landing on injured reserve.
WR CeeDee Lamb, DAL - Lamb looked like the fastest player on the field against the Falcons and had an elite fantasy game in one half. Even with the balance on offense and wide target tree, Lamb is peaking heading into a matchup with the Chiefs.
WR Ray-Ray McCloud, PIT - (waiver wire: 1%) - McCloud got a ton of short targets and should have had a score against the Lions, but Mason Rudolph missed him on what should have been the game-winning score. With Ben Roethlisberger possibly out another week and Chase Claypool no sure thing for Week 11, McCloud has some PPR emergency play value.
WR Darnell Mooney, CHI - (waiver wire: 25-50%) - Mooney went roaring into the bye with two scores and might be an every-week start after the bye if the Bears can keep the downfield passing momentum going. Check to make sure he wasn't dropped during his bye.
WR DeVonta Smith, PHI - Smith had one of the best catches of the week on a contested ball with former college teammate and fellow first-round pick Patrick Surtain in the end zone and stayed hot in the Eagles' new run to set up the pass game plan. He should be in lineups against the Saints this week.
Wide Receiver Downgrade
WR A.J. Brown, TEN - Can Brown beat double teams or other schemes to slow him down as the only credible threat in the Titans passing game? The early returns against the Saints aren't promising. He's still a must-start and could go off against the Texans this week, but the floor games could be more common with Julio Jones out.
WR Tyler Johnson, TB - (waiver wire: DROP FOR 5-10% OR HIGHER) - Johnson was a dud along with the rest of the Bucs offense in the loss at Washington. Antonio Brown could be out for a few more weeks, so there's deep league value here, but that's about it.
WR Jarvis Landry, CLE - (waiver wire: DROP) - Landry wasn't able to muster fantasy-relevant numbers in a game that the Browns trailed most of the way. He's just not going to sustain fantasy value in this offense, even with Odell Beckham being traded away.
WR Courtland Sutton, DEN - (waiver wire: DROP FOR 20-40% OR HIGHER) - The best hope for Sutton's value to grow is a change to Drew Lock at quarterback after the bye, but Vic Fangio has already said Teddy Bridgewater is their quarterback.
Tight End Upgrade
TE Dan Arnold, JAX - (waiver wire: 15-30%) - It's hard to believe but Arnold is the one reliable piece of the Jaguars passing game. He has established himself as a high floor TE1 in PPR leagues and should be added if your league is slow to realize this.
TE Hunter Henry, NE - Henry caught two scores to make it seven in the last seven games. He clearly has Mac Jones' eye in the red zone and should be considered an every-week TE1 with Jonnu Smith banged up and not producing when he is in.
TE Travis Kelce, KC - It's hard to know how much of Kelce's get right game was a poor approach by Gus Bradley that often put him in single coverage, but his fantasy teams will take it either way. The Cowboys are up next in what could be a shootout.
Tight End Downgrade
TE Dawson Knox, BUF - (waiver wire: HOLD) - Knox was quiet in his return to the lineup, but opportunity presents itself in Cole Beasley missing snaps while he's banged up. Give Knox another shot this week, but be ready to move on if he continues to come up small.
TE Dalton Schultz, DAL - (waiver wire: HOLD) - Schultz was quiet in the romp over the Falcons, although the offense only had to try for one half. He's still a hold and even a start against the Chiefs, but if this trend continues you might have to find a different tight end for the stretch run.
TE Ricky Seals-Jones, WAS - (waiver wire: DROP) - Seals-Jones aggravated a nagging hip injury that ended his afternoon early after a solid start. He has a chance to play in Week 11 against Carolina, but his star is dimming with a Logan Thomas return on the horizon.
TE Darren Waller, LV - Waller did little in the loss to the Chiefs despite a play from behind game script that should have featured him. He has been a disappointment this year, but you have no choice but to stick with him as it's not a good time to sell low on him.