The Waiver system is one of the most important parts of fantasy. How you use the waivers can make or break your team. The following players are based on the available players owned in less than 50% in a 10 man .5 PPR format. Good luck this week!
Gardner Minshew II, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars- 18.7% owned
The man, the myth, the legend. Minshew has been the picture of consistency over the last 5 weeks. Currently, he is the 11th ranked QB in fantasy football. I don’t see him failing us now. He has a solid matchup against the New Orleans Saints. He won’t necessarily win your matchup this week, but if you’re looking for a solid floor with plenty of upside. Minshew is your man. He is a High end QB2 with upside.
Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions- 44.2 % owned
Stafford has been up and down this year, but I think he will have serviceable value. Green Bays defense has been decent this year but has shown weaknesses. I think Stafford has enough talent around him to exploit the Packers enough to put up a solid day. Stafford is a decent injury/bye week fill in. He is a QB2 this week, that could surprise people.
Honorable mention: Teddy Bridgewater vs Jacksonville
Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots- 33.8% owned
Burkhead was out last week with an injury, so we did not get to see how he continues to be played for the Patriots. The Patriots play on Thursday this week, so we don’t know if he will be playing this week or not. But if Burkhead does play, I believe he will have flex value in what should be a slaughter against the Giants. Burkhead is a decent bye week fill-in/ flex this week.
Jonathan Hilliman, RB, New York Giants- 1% owned
Now on the other side of the ball, we have Hilliman. A no-name in the fantasy world, but now has an opportunity to be the starting RB for the Giants this week. It is not a good matchup, but Hilliman should get the touches to put up an okay stat line. Hilliman is a desperate flex/ bye week fill in for those who are in a tough spot.
Chase Edmonds, RB, Arizona Cardinals-2.9% owned
Edmonds is more of a stash than a start this week. That is unless David Johnson's injury is more severe than we believe it is. Edmonds is one the better handcuffs out there on the waiver wire right now. Not only does he have handcuff appeal, but he could very well continue to have success on his own in this new Arizona offense. If you have the bench space, adding Edmonds is a solid long term investment.
Honorable Mentions: Ito Smith Vs Arizona, Gus Edwards Vs Cincinnati, Tony Pollard Vs New York Jets
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons- 43.3% owned
I can tell you this much, Sanu shouldn’t be in this article next week. Sanu has been the picture of consistency, and I do not see that stopping this week against the Cardinals. If you need a bye week fill-in/ or solid flex, then I would add Sanu this week. He may not win you your week, but he will be a solid cog in your lineup.
Preston Williams, WR, Miami Dolphins- 4.7% owned
Williams was a preseason stud, but unfortunately, he started his
career on one of the worst teams in the NFL. If there was ever a week to start Williams, this would be the week. This week the Dolphins face the Washingtons Redskins, who are one of the only other teams that are competing to be the worst in the NFL. If you are in a desperate need for a WR, you could do a lot worse than Williams this week.
Auden Tate, WR, Cincinnati Bengals, 13.7% owned
Tate’s week was salvaged by a touchdown last week luckily. This week the Bengals are playing the Ravens, which might seem like a tough opponent but I say otherwise. The Ravens have been pretty weak against the Wide Receiver position lately. Tate is for those who are desperate for an upside play. If you want to roll the dice, Tate offers enough upside this week to be a decent flex/ bye week fill in.
Honorable Mentions: Diontae Johnson Vs Chargers, Darius Slayton Vs Patriots, Devante Parker Vs Redskins
Gerald Everett, TE, LA Rams-3.4% owned
In a world where good tight ends are hard to come by, it is impressive how under the radar Everett was. Everyone looked at his 5-44-1 stat line against Tampa Bay as a once and done. But I believe there is more in store for Everett, especially this week. If it was just two targets, and a touchdown I wouldn’t be writing about him. Everett had 11 targets this past week, and secured 7 of them for 136 yards! This is his second-week posting TE1 numbers, and I see him doing it again this week against the 49ers. If your tight end is on bye or just horrible than you need to get Everett. Being on one of the best offenses in the NFL, if Everett were to keep it up he could end up being a starter at the tight end position week in and week out.
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