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!
Kyle Allen, QB, Carolina Panthers- 10.2% Owned
Allen hasn’t been amazing, but he has been a solid streaming option when needed. This week he plays a beatable Falcons defense, who I believe just used up all their mojo in the Saints game. Allen should be a decent streamer this week, who should offer a solid floor and a reasonable upside. He is a mid-tier QB2 with upside.
Nick Foles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars- 9.7% Owned
Foles would have been my top QB option, but it is hard to know what Foles we are going to get in this game. I believe Foles will offer a solid floor, but limited upside. He does not have the flexibility that Minshew has but still has the ability to perform. This week he plays against a Colts defense that was just beat by the MIAMI DOLPHINS! He should be a decent streamer/ bye week fill in.
Ryan Finley, QB, Cincinnati Bengals- 2.6% Owned
Finley did not look great in his first game, but I can’t blame him. The Ravens defense is no joke. This week he plays the Oakland Raiders, so things may be a little easier for him. This is for the deepest of deep leagues. Finley will not win you your league, but he should be able to put enough numbers to be a solid play this week. He is a low-end QB2.
Brian Hill, RB, Atlanta Falcons- 1.1% Owned
It is all about opportunity, and HIll may be the starting running back for the Falcons this week. That alone gives him enough value to be a flex play this week. Nobody really knows what he is capable of, but I would like to roll the dice on him and find out. Hill should be an RB3/flex with an upside.
Derrius Guice, RB, Washington Redskins-38.5% Owned
Guice would be my top running back waiver pick if you didn’t need him this week. We do not know what Guice will be bringing to the table just yet. But if he is healthy, he could turn into a league winner down the stretch. Guice is a low-end flex this week against the Jets.
Kallen Ballage, RB, Miami Dolphins- 27.6% Owned
Ballage is on this list for the second week, mainly due to opportunity. He received a ton of carries this past week, and although it didn’t turn into much he still offers value. This week they play the Bills, and if the Bills are weak at one thing its against the run. Ballage is for those who are extremely RB needy. He is a low-end flex with upside this week.
At this point, it will always be a cuffing season. If the backup to the main running back(s) is available, I would add them. As long as you have the roster room, and your spot is not needed for any other position.
Cole Beasley, WR, Buffalo Bills- 26.4% Owned
Beasley is at the top of the WR section mainly because of his floor. He is not a high upside play, but he has consistently been a solid flex play the past few weeks. This week he plays the Dolphins. Beasley either will get a solid amount of targets or a TD in this game. He is a flex play/WR3 with upside.
Randall Cobb, WR, Dallas Cowboys, 26.4% Owned
Cobb has been nonexistent in fantasy for most of this year. But over the last two weeks, he has had over 12 targets and is building a rapport with Dak. Cobb is a boom/ bust on a weekly basis at this point. If you need the upside play, he would be who I would look towards. He is a low-end flex-pay with upside if his play continues.
Demaryius Thomas, WR, New York Jets- 4.5% Owned
Thomas is no longer the Thomas we have known over most of his career, and we have seen that since last year. But it does seem like he is making the most of his opportunity in New York. This week he plays a beatable Washington Defense. If you are desperate and want a solid floor, You could do worse than Thomas. He is a low-end flex this week.
Jacob Hollister, TE, Seattle Seahawks - 3.8% Owned
Hollister is the only player in this article who does not play this week. But he has the highest upside at the position of all listed. Hollister’s target share over the last two weeks is crazy for a tight end. I do not see why that would end. He could very well be a TE1 with how week the position is.
Darren Fells, TE, Houston Texans- 26% Owned
Fells is not a high upside play. But he almost certainly has the upside of falling into the endzone. TD’s are what make players valuable at the tight end position. If I were a betting man, I would roll the dice that he does get in the end zone or gets enough targets to be worthwhile this week.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings, 35.2% Owned
Just typing this is gross. But like the player above, Rudolph has been a touchdown maniac over the last couple of games. Would I really want to play him this week? Heck no! But if I was in a really tight spot, I would most definitely take the chance that the touchdowns continue.
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