Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles (7) looks for a receiver during his opening drive of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles (7) looks for a receiver during his opening drive of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (Gary Lloyd McCullough/The Florida Times-Union/TNS)

Each week I'll list the best widely available free agents for fantasy football - I define "widely available" as being owned in around half of all ESPN or Yahoo leagues - and some guys who are probably better off in the free-agent pool than collecting dust on your roster.

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Here are my best bets off the waiver wire for Week 11:



RB Derrius Guice, Redskins (ESPN: 38%; Yahoo: 37%): After announcing rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins will start the rest of the season, Washington is officially playing for the future. The talented Guice could pay dividends down the stretch, assuming Haskins is at least serviceable.

WR Darius Slayton, Giants (ESPN: 13%; Yahoo: 10%): I've been writing about Slayton's big-play potential and his rapport with Daniel Jones for weeks. The combination is beginning to bear fruit (two multiple-touchdown performances over the past three games). Stash him while you still can.

RB Brian Hill, Falcons (ESPN: 1%; Yahoo: 5%): Hill is the presumptive starter if Devonta Freeman misses time with a foot injury and would have RB2/flex upside against Carolina.

QB Nick Foles, Jaguars (ESPN: 10%; Yahoo: 21%): In need of quarterback down the stretch? Foles is your guy. Remember, he started the season off hot (5 for 8 for 75 yards and a touchdown) before suffering a broken collarbone. He's surrounded by talented receivers, a good run game and has a favorable schedule ahead.

WR Deebo Samuel, 49ers (ESPN: 10%; Yahoo: 15%): A rib injury knocked Emmanuel Sanders out of Monday night's epic game against Seattle. The rookie playmaker stepped up with eight receptions (on 11 targets) and 112 yards. Samuel has WR3 upside with Sanders and George Kittle potentially sidelined against Arizona this week.

BONUS: WR Will Fuller, Texans (ESPN: 55%; Yahoo: 54%): Fuller returned to practice Monday after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury. He may not play this week, but he's clearly close and you may want to jump the gun if he's available in your league.

BONUS: TE O.J. Howard, Buccaneers (ESPN: 45%; Yahoo: 40%): I just can't quit you, O.J. Howard. Perhaps Howard is the high-upside replacement who can step in for Austin Hooper (MCL sprain) if he's sidelined. Regardless, I don't expect Cameron Brate to impact his targets going forward.

BONUS: WR Cole Beasley, Bills (ESPN: 26%; Yahoo: 32%): Beasley has at least four receptions, 74 yards or a touchdown in six of the last eight games and should provide a high floor against Miami this week.

BONUS: D/ST Browns (ESPN: 38%; Yahoo: 57%): This is essentially an early jump on adding them for their matchup against Miami next week, but they may also have value in a short week at home against Pittsburgh. Cincinnati and Arizona are also on the upcoming schedule.

BONUS: QB Derek Carr, Raiders (ESPN: 37%; Yahoo: 45%): Carr is a premium streaming option at home against Cincinnati with at least 285 passing yards and multiple touchdowns in three of the last four games.



QB Matthew Stafford, Lions: I admire Stafford for wanting to play through the pain of having broken bones in his back. I also admire Detroit's organization for stopping him. He's officially week-to-week, but I can't imagine he'll play anytime soon.

RB Frank Gore, Bills: I can't find it in myself to say anything disparaging about Gore. So I won't. But the future Hall of Famer is touchdown-dependent at this point and I expect Devin Singletary to get a majority of the touches going forward.

WR Robby Anderson, Jets: Anderson is officially a boom-or-bust option in fantasy (emphasis on bust most weeks). It's even hard to trust him with premium matchups (he only had one reception for 11 yards against the Giants). He's essentially a lottery ticket at this point.

WR DeSean Jackson, Eagles: Jackson had surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle last week and is likely done for the fantasy season, at least.

WR Sterling Shepard, Giants: New York is on a bye and his concussion situation doesn't appear to be improving.

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