Frey’s Fantasy Focus: Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 11

Nov 7, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Camryn Bynum (43) celebrates with outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) after intercepting Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (not pictured) during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

You guys know the drill by now. It’s week 11, and we need to find a few players to help make one more postseason push to get to the fantasy football playoffs. Last week, we had a decent performance, hitting on two of the four selections. Mark Ingram and Dan Arnold both showed out, while Matt Ryan and KJ Osborn could not quite live up to the hype laid out for them ahead of their matchups. This week, I have three more selections to choose from.

TE Dan Arnold (33.6%)

That’s right, we’re dipping into the Dan Arnold well at least one more time until people figure it out. Arnold has earned himself 7+ targets in each of the Jags last three games and four of their last five. In all of those games, he’s also eclipsed 60 yards receiving.

This week, Arnold has another favorable matchup against a 49ers defense that has given up the ninth-most fantasy points to TEs. It looks to be another high usage game for one of Trevor Lawrence’s favorite targets, so if you need a streaming option at the position, he is once again a great play.

WR Bryan Edwards (15.7%)

After posting a zero in the receptions column in week 9, Bryan Edwards bounced back to put up 88 yards and a touchdown against the Chiefs. The touchdown was his second in the last three games as well. With the Raiders short at the wide receiver position for obvious reasons, Edwards looks to continue to be one of Derek Carr’s more consistent targets in the passing game.

The Raiders also get a nice matchup against a Cincinnati defense that has been in a steady decline over recent weeks. If you remember, they are the team that made it seem like there could be a QB controversy in New York over Zach Wilson vs. Mike White. Then last week White threw four interceptions. The Bengals are coming off a bye, but this is a good opportunity to snag a solid wide receiver off the wire.

Vikings D/ST (15.3%)

Let’s get a little crazy, huh? Aaron Rodgers made his return from COVID last week against the Seahawks, and despite Green Bay’s 17-0 win, the Packers QB looked less than stellar in his first game back. Of course, you could probably chalk a lot of this up to not practicing for nearly two weeks, so he is undoubtedly rusty. However, Rodgers also missed Wednesday’s practice with a toe injury and is currently listed as questionable. While it seems inevitable that he will play, perhaps the veteran is not 100% going into this game.

On top of all that, the Packers will likely be without top RB, Aaron Jones, this week with an MCL strain. AJ Dillon is certainly a good replacement, but he is not the caliber of back that Jones is. The Vikings return home this week in much more dire need of a win than the Packers, so maybe the defense can help steal one from this Green Bay group.