Fantasy football last-minute pickups for Week 11: Why Cole Kmet, Isiah Pacheco are game-changers

Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet has caught four red zone touchdowns over his past three games. Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

Need a last-minute pickup to round out your Week 11 roster? We're going to identify fantasy football pickups specifically for those of you seeking streaming options in deeper leagues. These are players that were available in a majority of ESPN Fantasy leagues (ahead of the standard waiver window on Tuesday night) -- and who could still be as of Friday morning -- and who have enticing matchups that make them worthy of consideration for your lineups.

While you might notice some overlap with Eric Moody's pickup column that publishes on Mondays, an important distinction is that the options mentioned in this column are focused solely on this week's matchup and not the players' values for the remainder of the season.

With the Dolphins, Buccaneers, Seahawks all on byes this week, we need to look at some streaming options at quarterback and find some pass-catchers to pick up. Marcus Mariota is an option this week in a matchup against a Bears defense that hasn't produced many impact plays. There's also another signal caller this week that has a higher fantasy floor and faces a defensive unit that outschemed. We'll also hit on the running backs, tight ends, plus a defense producing high-end sack numbers.

So, let's look at Mariota's matchup against the Bears' defense to get this thing started for the Week 11 NFL schedule.

The roster percentages for this column are updated every Friday morning, and any players from Thursday's Titans-Packers game have been taken out.