Week 10 of the NFL season is in the rearview mirror. Now, we look to Thursday Night Football between the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals. This past week, we saw players like Taylor Heinicke, Gerald Everett, Alexander Mattison, and Derek Carr injured and left their matchup.
Below, we'll touch on this week's top waiver wire pickups using the Yahoo! Sports fantasy football player pool. The player must be owned in 50% or less of leagues to meet the requirements.
- Aaron Rodgers, New York Jets (16% owned): Before the Jets Sunday Night Football showdown against the Las Vegas Raiders, Rodgers told Melissa Stark he's eying a mid-December return. However, the Jets are now 4-5, so it's unclear how motivated Rodgers would be to get back if they weren't in the playoff hunt. Mid-December would be right around Week 15 or so. He's worth an IR stash if you have the available spot.
- Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers (43% owned): If you're in need of a bye-week fill-in or a Carr replacement, consider Love. In Week 10, he threw for over 280 yards and two touchdowns. In Week 11, he'll take on the Chargers, who allow 315 passing yards and 1.56 touchdowns per game to the position.
From The Insiders on #NFLPlus: #Jets QB Aaron Rodgers told @melissastark that he's targeting a mid-December return. No one knows for sure if he can do it. But no one is doubting him, either. pic.twitter.com/cS3hE9KeRO
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 2023
- Brandin Cooks, Dallas Cowboys (38% owned): The Cowboys roster is loaded with wide receivers, but Cooks are getting a lot of action. Over his last four games, he's caught a touchdown in three of them. He's coming off a massive ten-target, nine-catch day. He had 173 yards and a score. Before this game, though, he saw more than four targets in just one game. Still, he has plenty of excellent matchups with Washington, Seattle, and even Philadelphia.
- Quentin Johnston, Los Angeles Chargers (29% owned): With Mike Williams and Josh Palmer sidelined, it was only a matter of time before Johnston performed. In Week 10, he caught four passes for 34 yards and a score. He also drew two long pass interference calls. He's had double-digit fantasy points in two of his last three games in PPR leagues. He'll look to build off this performance in Week 11 against the Green Bay Packers.
- Noah Brown, Houston Texans (25% owned): Noah Brown did it again in Week 10. He caught seven passes on eight targets for 172 yards. In Week 9, he had 153 yards and a score on six catches. Plenty of beatable opponents are coming up, even if Nico Collins makes it back into the lineup.
- Keaton Mitchell, Baltimore Ravens (47% owned): After breaking out in Week 9 with 138 rushing yards and a score, Mitchell built off that with another touchdown. He had three carries but remains the most explosive player on the roster. He's still under 50%, so make a move before he's gone in your league. Down the stretch, expect more opportunities for the rookie back.
- Ty Chandler, Minnesota Vikings (8% owned): With Cam Akers hitting IR and Mattison dealing with a concussion, Ty Chandler expects to have a bigger role moving forward. In Week 10, he had 15 carries for 45 yards and a score. He might draw the start against the Broncos in Week 11, who allow an average of 130 rushing yards and a touchdown per game to opposing running backs.
- Luke Musgrave, Green Bay Packers (23% owned): Musgrave averages just over four targets per game and will face the Chargers and Lions over the next two weeks. The Chargers allow more than 68 yards per game to the position, and the Lions allow 55. He's worth an add for a bye-week flier.
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