Zero Dollar Bidding: Waiver Wire Look Ahead Week 11

Zero Dollar Bidding: Waiver Wire Look Ahead Week 11
by Alan Seslowsky

Each week this column will provide you with sneaky zero dollar pickups you can add to your roster today, after the first run of waivers is executed. The second run of the waiver wire is often how you can gain an edge. Not only the players that your leaguemates missed but players that were cut from your leaguemate’s rosters.


Heading into week 11 of the fantasy football season, waiver wire strategy dramatically changes. We need to load up our benches with players that fall into two categories:

1-High yield handcuffs. Players that will walk right into a lead market share of touches if the starter goes down. This applies mostly to running backs. 

2- Players that have literal league-winning upside. The term “league winner” is over-used in fantasy circles (self included) but “league winner” needs to be applied starting now. 


Jalen Hurts (QB Eagles, 1% rostered)

The Eagles surprised most when they drafted rookie QB, Jalen Hurts, in the second round of the real NFL draft. Usually, a second-round pick is a player that teams expect to make an immediate contribution. Current Eagles QB, Carson Wentz, is in his prime so the pick raised some eyebrows. Saturday players that are dominant don’t always translate well into dominant Sunday players. However, the magnitude of Hurts’ college production, specifically as a runner, is intriguing from a fantasy football standpoint. Hurts’ last year at Oklahoma he threw for a respectable 3850 yards with 32 TDs and 8 INTs and was a Heisman finalist like the two OU QBs before him under Lincoln Riley. The upside in fantasy comes from QBs that run, and Hurts rushed for an eye-popping 1298 yards and 20 rushing TDs. Carson Wentz has an injury history and has not been playing his best football consistently this season – even in Week 11 with virtually all of his weapons available. There is a path where Hurts makes starts this year. There is QB1 overall upside with Jalen Hurts, and that is reason enough to find a roster spot for him even in one QB leagues. 

D’Onta Foreman (RB Tennesee Titans 1% rostered) 

We told you to consider Foreman as a zero dollar bid last week. He is still only 1% rostered so he belongs in this column once again. Foreman mixed in for snaps in place of Derrick Henry on the team’s first offensive possession and was left wide open on a rollout by Ryan Tannehill to score a TD. Foreman’s role continues to grow slightly each week. In 2019 Derrick Henry missed week 16. If Henry is held out or “saved” for the playoffs, Foreman, a Doak Walker Award-winning college RB, is in a good spot to be a part of your championship run. Foreman may not yield any reliable production until he is called upon, or maybe never at all, but he is one of the high upside “league-winning” type of players you should keep on your roster for a zero dollar bid. 


Devin Singletary (RB Buffalo Bills, 75% rostered)

You may be asking yourself how can a player like Singletary be on a waiver wire list , much less a zero dollar bid list. His ownership is nearly 80%! As we mentioned earlier, the best zero bid players are not always the ones who are left in the scrap heap after your waiver wire runs. Often the gold can be mined from the players that are dropped by frustrated owners. Singletary has been a disappointment for fantasy this season, especially over the last six weeks where he scored double-digit fantasy points only once. The Bills are headed into a bye, so keep an eye out to see if he gets dropped in your league. The case for Singletary is we still believe he is a good player on a good offense. As the weather turns cold, the Bills are built to run more. Should co-starting RB, Zack Moss, suffer an injury during your fantasy playoffs, Singletary would be worthy of a top 15 RB ranking that week in a high-powered Bills offense. 


  1. Trade question.

    12 team .5ppr 5-5 record

    Been offered S Diggs for my A Ekeler.

    My Rbs- A Jones, J Robinson, N Chubb, Gio and Mostart and Ekeler on IR

    WRs- Godwin, Woods, Evans, Dionte Johnson, Aiyuk and Hollywood Brown.

    We start 2 RBs, 2WRs, 1TE and a Flex. I think I could use an upgrade ar WR. What do you think?

    Thanks for your assistance.

    1. Would probably do it

  2. PPR

    Drake or Hyde (If Carson sits). Have Ahmed too

    Flex: Whoever doesn’t start at RB or Pittman.

    Question really is, does it matter if Alexander plays or not for GB, does he shadow and shut down Pittman? I know I really don’t have the luxury of waiting since Hyde and Drake both play tonight. Thanks for the help.

    1. Post By Alan Seslowsky

      I still like Drake. they are going to need him tonight. I like the idea of playing Pittman to see if they continue to feature him. To clarify I like Ahmed more than Drake.

  3. Post By John Hunsberger

    Need to sit two .5 ppr

    Kirk , Jefferson , KG, Pittman , MT

    I’m leaning sittin KG and Pittman .. thoughts ?

    1. Post By Alan Seslowsky

      I’m with you on your choices. Pittman might go off on your bench, but you have great options.

  4. Need Input,

    First off thanks for helping me grind out of an 0-3 hole. In a 5 way tie for 2nd place.
    12 team, full point ppr. I need 2 rbs and a flex.

    -Edmonds and/or Drake (my biggest headache with tonight’s game)
    -Ahmed (MIA)

    -Corey Davis
    -Michael Pittman
    -Sammy Watkins (currently in IR so if I use him I have to drop someone above to activate)

    Thank you

    1. Post By Alan Seslowsky

      Drake had the heavier touch share and 100+ yards last week. The problem is no passing game work. Drake has a better floor Edmonds the higher theoretical ceiling. I’d go Drake, but it is literally 50/50.

      Connor has not produced 3 weeks in a row to our expectations, but I’m still rolling with him. Amed a nice choice but I’m sure we would all like to see it again before we blindly start him.

      If you can start a 3rd RB then I’d choose him

      1. Yes I can do 3 rbs so drake, edmonds, and conner. THANK YOU

  5. Post By

    Thanks for all the help last few years!
    Must-win week lineup help (standard scoring)—-i need 3 from these (Julio and Mike Thomas being my other two starters)…

    DJ Chark

    1. I would play Mixon if he goes, if not it’s Gibson, Drake(?) and I think Chark. Very tough, all project within a point of one another outside of Gibson and Mixon if he goes.

  6. Trade offer: 12 team .5 ppr
    Give up: Mixon, DK Metcalf, Hyde
    Receive: E Elliott, Antonio Brown, D Parker

    My team:
    QB: Murray
    RB: Henry, Connor, Mixon, G Bernard, Snell and Hyde
    WR: DK Metcalf, A Robinson, T McLaurin and C Kirk
    TE: Fant, Schultz and Taysom Hill

    Due to bad luck my record is 5-5 and need to win out to make playoffs. I like match ups better for Brown and Elliott than Mixon and Metcalf over the next 3 weeks. Any thoughts?

  7. I think the trade is fair, mostly because I’m beginning to become super worried about Mixon.

  8. 0.5 PPR

    Need to start 1 out of RoJo, Edmonds, Perine or Fournette. I’m leaning RoJo, but what do y’all think?


    1. Just saw the Swift news, should I pick up AP for Perine or start any of the guys above? Worth mentioning my FLEX is Diontae Johnson atm.

      1. This is shaping up to be an AP run fest. I’d take a roll with him

  9. In a 2 QB league. How should I prioritize these guys? (I have them all)

    Staffed, Daniels, Bridgewater, PJ Walker, Winston, Taysom Hill.

    Lots of injuries. Which back ups are the best, and is Winston better than Stafford or Teddy?

    1. Taysom Hill now that he is starting has a ton of upside. Unknown floor. Will Jameis get some playing time?

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