There are a few wide receivers widely available that either have good matchups heading into Week 11, or had successful Week 9 performances, or could benefit from an injury. With that in mind, here are six wide receivers with under 50% rostership in traditional fantasy football leagues that managers can consider picking up for Week 9.
Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills (50 percent)
Next up — BYE, LAC, @SF, PIT, @DEN
Beasley has flown under the radar playing behind the most targeted wideout in the NFL, but Allen is the NFL’s passing leader through 10 Weeks. He’s bound to have some strong ceiling games from time in this dynamic passing attack. The oft-injured John Brown could give Beasley plenty of opportunities to be quality flex play against weaker secondaries. He’s proven that by posting three 100-yard games this season. He’s worth stashing for a Week 12 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Jakobi Meyers, New England Patriots (23 percent)
Next up — @HOU, ARI, @LAC, @LAR, @MIA
Meyers was the only wideout who caught a pass for the Patriots in their Week 10 win over the Baltimore Ravens. N’Keal harry wasn’t even targeted in the run-heavy game. New England doesn’t have much passing upside at this point but Meyers has led the Patriots in targets, catches, and receiving yards for four straight games.
Keelan Cole, Jacksonville Jaguars (23 percent)
Next up — PIT, CLE, @MIN, TEN, @BAL
Cole found the end zone twice in Week 10. While one of his touchdowns on Sunday was a return score, he’s also been a solid playmaker when split out wide. He only trails D.J. Chark in receptions, targets, and receiving yards but is even with the WR1 in touchdown receptions.
Josh Reynolds, Los Angeles Rams (5 percent)
Next up — @TB, SF, @ARI, NE, NYJ
Reynolds has managed to establish himself as a threat over the past few weeks despite having to compete with Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. He notched career highs in receptions (8) and receiving yards (94) against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10 and has been targeted at least eight times in three straight weeks. It’s rare that Kupp and Woods get going in the same game so Reynolds could continue to be featured more and more as the regular season winds down.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers (17 percent)
Next up — @IND, CHI, PHI, @DET, CAR
MVS tends to let fantasy managers down when they need him most but the Packers wideout boomed in Weeks 9 and 10. He’s caught two touchdown passes in his last two games. While Allen Lazard is working toward making a return from the IR in Week 11, MVS could use his momentum to continue making big plays.
Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts (10 percent)
Next up — GB, TEN, @HOU, LV, HOU
Pittman led all Colts receivers with 57 snaps in Week 10 and ended up posting career-highs in receptions (8) and receiving yards (110). Indianapolis needs to find players capable of making up for T.Y. Hilton’s lack of production, and Pittman seems to be the answer for now. He has a 75 percent catch rate on the year and is gaining traction fast.
Willie Snead IV, Baltimore Ravens (1 percent)
Next up — TEN, @PIT, DAL, @CLE, JAX
Snead’s two touchdowns in Week 10 helped him put together his best fantasy performance of the season. He’s caught at least four passes in each of his last three games and has hauled in 14 of his last 18 targets. Someone has to show up out wide if Marquise Brown doesn’t, and Snead has answered the call to lift one of the worst passing attacks in the NFL.
KJ Hamler, Denver Broncos (4 percent)
Next up — MIA, NO, @KC, @CAR, BUF
Jerry Jeudy has stolen the thunder from other Broncos receivers in recent weeks, but Hamler is another rookie worth keeping an eye on. He’s notched 10 targets in two straight games and Denver loves to throw the long ball. He’s tallied at least 50 receiving yards in each of his last two games and is fast enough to turn short catches into big plays. He’s more of a deep-league play than the other options listed above him.