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Fantasy Football Week 12: Waiver Wire Adds, Drops and More

The fantasy football playoffs are suddenly just a few short weeks away. So you’ll need to be extra proactive in picking up players off of waivers – for Week 12 and beyond.

And, of course, as the waiver wire gets ever so thinner, I’ll be adding additional info, such as drops and stashes. Consider it an early holiday gift!

As always, this waivers column is geared toward PPR leagues unless otherwise noted. All players included are rostered in fewer than 50% of leagues, per FantasyPros’ rostership data. All stats are credited to TruMedia unless otherwise noted.

Quarterbacks

You can officially drop Russell Wilson.

  • Rostered in 64.9% of leagues.
  • I said last week you can drop Wilson unless you’re desperate for a quarterback to stream.
  • Wilson rewarded those poor souls with 10.7 fantasy points.
  • It doesn’t matter who Denver plays. Cut Wilson if you haven’t already.
  • That’s all you need to know about one of the season’s biggest disappointments.

It’s past time to stash Deshaun Watson.

  • Rostered in 40% of leagues.
  • There are almost no inspiring quarterbacks left on waivers.
  • Watson began practicing last week and is set to return in Week 13.
  • He gets a good offensive line, a good backfield and a good WR1 in Amari Cooper.
  • While Watson could be rusty, his upside in fantasy is too great to ignore.
  • Although, Watson’s next two opponents are top-eight in fewest fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks: Houston and Cincinnati.
  • He’s still a must-add for any team with a roster spot to fill.

Running Backs

Samaje Perine is a top pickup, but be cautious.

  • Rostered in 4.3% of leagues.
  • Perine filled in for Joe Mixon, who left in the first half with a concussion.
  • He scored 30.2 fantasy points, including three touchdowns on four targets.
  • Perine only ran for 30 rushing yards on 11 carries.
  • Even if Mixon is available for Week 12, Perine’s upside warrants a roster spot.
  • The Bengals face the Titans in Tennessee, who has allowed just one rushing touchdown to running backs.
  • They’ve also allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to running backs.
  • So Perine isn’t a must-start, but the sheer volatility of the running back position in fantasy could vault Perine into RB2 status.
  • And that, again, assumes Mixon doesn’t play.

Latavius Murray is the top running back on waivers.

  • Rostered in 28.4% of leagues.
  • In Week 12, Murray had a season-high—and game-high—17 carries for 49 rushing yards and a touchdown.
  • He also caught all four targets for 23 yards.
  • Murray ran just four fewer routes than Melvin Gordon.
  • Denver cut Melvin Gordon Monday.
  • Chase Edmonds will miss multiple weeks with an ankle injury.
  • The Broncos face the Panthers in Week 12, who have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs.

Don’t cut Tyler Allgeier yet.

  • Rostered in 49.2% of leagues.
  • With Cordarrelle Patterson back in the rotation, Allgeier has 3.3 and 7.4 fantasy points in the last two games, respectively.
  • He had just eight carries in each game, too.
  • Still, Allgeier and Patterson each saw 8+ carries and ran 10 routes.
  • They also saw a nearly identical snap count and target share.
  • Just don’t start Allgeier, especially in Week 12.
  • The Falcons face the Commanders, who have allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to running backs.

But you can probably cut Darrell Henderson.

Note: Henderson was waived Tuesday, so you can definitely cut him.

  • Rostered in 57.9% of leagues.
  • The Rams “starting” running back has hit 10 fantasy points just once since Week 6.
  • That one game? Week 10, when Henderson scored on six carries and 21 rushing yards.
  • I say “starting” because Henderson played just four snaps after starting in Week 11.
  • Cam Akers was Los Angeles’ primary back, with Kyren Williams as the main receiving back.
  • The Rams offense has failed to score 20+ points since Week 6.
  • Henderson is a bad running back in a bad situation on a bad offense.

Don’t expect much from any Rams running back.

  • Cam Akers is rostered in 35.4% of leagues.
  • Kyren Williams is rostered in 19.8% of leagues.
  • The Rams’ rushing offense has been horrendous.

  • In the last two games, Akers has scored 2.2 and 6.1 fantasy points, respectively.
  • In his only two full games–both coming in the last two weeks–Williams has scored 6.9 and 5.4 fantasy points, respectively.
  • Akers is the early-down back, while Williams is the passing back.
  • We haven’t seen enough from either running back to warrant a roster spot.

James Cook is simply just Devin Singletary’s handcuff.

  • Rostered in 18.9% of leagues.
  • Cook scored 8.6 fantasy points on 11 carries.
  • He ran for 86 rushing yards. 
  • He was targeted twice but had no receptions.
  • The Bills were playing from ahead most of the game.
  • Do not expect much from Cook as long as Singletary plays.

Wide Receivers

If you didn’t listen last week, pick up Donovan Peoples-Jones and Darius Slayton immediately.

  • Both are rostered in fewer than 42% of leagues.
  • Not to toot my own horn again, but I also said both could be in your Week 11 lineups.
  • Peoples-Jones scored 17.1 fantasy points and Slayton scored 13.6.
  • Over the last four games, Peoples-Jones is averaging 13.6 fantasy points and Slayton is averaging 14.6.
  • They’re worth the waiver capital if they’re still somehow available.

Treylon Burks could be here to stay.

  • Rostered in 20.9% of leagues.
  • Burks scored 18.1 fantasy points in his second game back from a six-week injury hiatus.
  • He led the Titans with eight targets, which led to 111 receiving yards and no touchdowns.
  • Green Bay had previously held opposing fantasy wide receivers to the ninth-fewest fantasy points.
  • Tennessee had previously averaged the third-fewest pass attempts per game with 24.1. 
  • Ryan Tannehill was pretty sharp; he went 22-for-27 for 333 passing yards and two scores.
  • Don’t expect this type of performance due to Tennessee’s affinity for running the ball.
  • Still, the door is wide open for Burks to emerge as a reliable WR1 for the Titans.

Skyy Moore’s upside makes him worth a roster spot, again.

  • Rostered in 11.2% of leagues.
  • Moore was actually the Chiefs’ WR3 in usage behind Justin Watson and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
  • He still led all Kansas City wide receivers with six targets and 11.3 fantasy points.
    Kadarius Toney left the game with a hamstring injury.
  • With JuJu Smith-Schuster slated to return in Week 12, don’t expect anything great from Moore.
  • If you add him, you’re banking on Moore solidifying himself as Kanas City’s second-best passing option.

Demarcus Robinson is a fine waiver pickup.

  • Rostered in 2.3% of leagues.
  • Robinson balled out in Week 12 with 21.8 fantasy points.
  • He caught all nine of his targets for 128 receiving yards.
  • He and Mark Andrews were the only Ravens to see more than four targets.
  • Robinson and Devin Duvernay were far and away Baltimore’s top two wide receivers, tho Duvernay had a few more snaps and routes.
  • Excluding a Week 13 matchup against Denver, Baltimore’s next six opponents have allowed the sixth-most or more fantasy points to wide receivers.
  • That includes Jacksonville in Week 12, who have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to the position.
  • The Ravens still rank in the bottom six of pass attempts, but this was Robinson’s second game in his last three with 8+ targets.
  • He can become a steady flex play. 

Kendall Hinton doesn’t offer much upside.

  • Rostered in 0.6% of leagues.
  • Hinton had 10.2 fantasy points in Week 10 and 8.7 fantasy points in Week 11.
  • He was Denver’s WR2… because only two Broncos wide receivers were targeted: Hinton and Courtland Sutton.
  • Russell Wilson only threw 31 times.
  • The Raiders had previously allowed the 12th-most fantasy points to wide receivers.
  • The Broncos face the Panthers next week, who have allowed the 8th-most fantasy points to wide receivers.
  • He’s a good pickup if you need 8-10 fantasy points.
  • Just don’t expect a league-winning performance, even if Sutton gets injured.

Greg Dortch is rosterable… if Rondale Moore misses time.

  • Rostered in fewer than 1% of leagues.
  • Moore left Monday night’s game with a groin injury.
  • Dortch stepped in and caught nine of his ten targets for 103 yards.
  • Remember, Dortch scored 13+ fantasy points in the first three weeks when Moore and Hopkins weren’t playing.
  • He saw nearly identical usage to DeAndre Hopkins, and was clearly Arizona’s WR2.
  • Marquise Brown is slated to come back in Week 12 and could eat into Dortch’s workload.
  • Don’t spend too much waiver capital on Dortch.

Tight Ends

Juwan Johnson is the hottest target on waivers.

  • Rostered in 23.6% of leagues.
  • Johnson has 12+ fantasy points in four of his last five games.
  • He’s scored at least once in each of those games.
  • He’s also seen 4+ targets or 40+ receiving yards in three of those four games.
  • Four of his touchdowns have come inside the red zone.
  • Johnson led all Saints in routes run in Week 11.
  • The Rams had previously allowed the second-fewest fantasy points to tight ends.
  • New Orleans plays San Francisco in Week 12, who have allowed the eighth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends.
  • Clearly, Johnson is touchdown-dependent, so there’s some risk with starting him.
  • With how poorly most tight ends are playing, you may need to buy into Johnson’s upside.

Austin Hooper is creeping into late-season TE1 territory.

  • Rostered in 9.1% of leagues.
  • That says more about the state of the tight end position than Hooper’s skillset.
  • He scored a whopping 19.6 fantasy points, including two touchdowns on four targets.
  • Hooper also scored 9.1 fantasy points in Week 10 on seven targets.
  • The Titans face the Bengals in Week 12, who allow the fifth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends.
  • Hooper isn’t a must-start, but his usage is becoming something of value.
  • One more good week from him, and he could be firmly in the low-end TE1 discussion.
  • With the playoffs looming, it may be wise to buy Hooper early.

Logan Thomas doesn’t offer much fantasy value, yet.

  • Rostered in 6.3% of leagues.
  • Thomas scored 11.5 fantasy points in Week 11.
  • He caught five of his six targets for 65 receiving yards.
  • It’s the first time since before his Week 4 injury that Thomas saw six targets.
  • He’s scored double-digit fantasy points just twice in his eight games played.
  • However, Thomas was essentially just as involved as Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel and Jahan Dotson.
  • All four players saw 40+ snaps and ran 19+ routes.
  • Thomas and McLaurin led the Commanders with six targets.
  • It’s just one game, but if Thomas stays this involved, he can become a low-end TE1.
  • He has moderately easy upcoming matchups against the Giants and Falcons.
  • Washington has a bye in Week 14.
  • He’s worth a stash if you have a roster spot to spare.

There is no need to roster Hunter Henry, Tyler Conklin nor Robert Tonyan anymore.

  • Henry and Conklin are rostered in about 27% of leagues.
  • Tonyan is rostered in 40.4% of leagues.
  • Henry has one game of 4+ fantasy points since Week 6.
  • Conklin has one game of 7+ fantasy points since Week 5.
  • Tonyan has one game of 7+ fantasy points since Week 6.
  • The three tight ends have a combined 22.9 points over their last two games.
  • That’s an average of 3.8 fantasy points per game.
  • And that includes Henry’s 9-point game in Week 9.
  • Seriously, they haven’t been good.
  • You’re way better off with Juwan Johnson or Logan Thomas.

 

WATCH MORE: Week 11 Fantasy Recap 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 11: Waiver Wire Adds, Drops and More

Need some waiver wire help for Week 11? For the first time in a few weeks, the fantasy football gods have smiled down on waivers… except for quarterbacks.

So, as I’ve done in the last few editions of this column, I’ll also include some tidbits on players you should avoid or drop altogether.

But of course, the main focus remains the top waiver targets for Week 11.

As always, this column is geared toward PPR leagues unless otherwise noted. All players included are rostered in fewer than 50% of leagues, per FantasyPros’ rostership data. All stats are credited to TruMedia unless stated otherwise. 

Quarterbacks

Only keep Russell Wilson if you have Tua Tagovailoa, Geno Smith, Trevor Lawrence, or, for some reason, Tom Brady.

  • Rostered in 59.5% of leagues
  • Those are the four quarterbacks on byes in Week 11.
  • I told you a couple of weeks ago to drop Wilson.
  • Yet he’s now a good streaming candidate in Week 11.
  • The Broncos face the Raiders, who have allowed the most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.
  • Wilson scored 27.5 fantasy points in Las Vegas in Week 4.
  • That is the only time he scored 15+ points since Week 1.
  • There aren’t many other intriguing quarterbacks available in most leagues.
  • If you don’t need him for Week 11, cut him.
  • Wilson scored between 13.7 and 14.3 points in each of his last three games.
  • No team has scored fewer points per game than Denver.
  • I can not stress enough how dire your situation must be to pivot to Wilson.

Daniel Jones is a risky streaming target in Week 11.

  • Rostered in 60.7% of leagues… so Jones may already be snatched up.
  • The Lions have allowed the third-most fantasy points to quarterbacks.
  • However, four quarterbacks have scored 24+ fantasy points against the Lions.
  • While three of the last five quarterbacks to face Detroit failed to reach 14 fantasy points, including Aaron Rodgers and Dak Prescott.
  • Jones has three games with 16+ fantasy points and two with 21+ fantasy points.
  • Jones has one game below 12 fantasy points.
  • Jones has four games between 12-14 fantasy points.
  • He’s thrown just two interceptions this season.
  • His fantasy upside clearly comes from his rushing ability.
  • The potential variance here is wild and mostly shrouded by the numbers.
  • You could do much worse than Jones as your starting quarterback in Week 11.

Running Backs

Rachaad White Can Be a League-Winner, Says Josh Larky.

Rostered in 33.1% of leagues.

Jerick McKinnon is a risky start, yet a worthy addition.

  • Rostered in 19.2% of leagues.
  • McKinnon’s only seen four total carries over the last two games.
  • But he caught six balls on eight targets in each.
  • He also reached 40+ receiving yards and 10+ fantasy points in each of those two games.
  • He did that despite a positive game script the entire game in Week 10.
  • McKinnon is clearly the best pass-catching back in Kansas City.
  • The Chiefs throw the ball at the third-highest rate in the league.

Jaylen Warren is a prime stash off waivers.

  • Rostered in 17.2% of leagues.
  • Beat reporters warned us that Warren would see more work starting in Week 10.
  • He’s seen more work over his last two games than any two-game stretch this season.
  • He saw six and nine carries in the last two games, respectively.
  • Warren also has 10+ fantasy points in each of the games.
  • His involvement in the passing game — three catches on three targets in each game — is a big reason why.
  • Warren doesn’t offer much for your starting lineups, but the position is so barren that you might as well take a flier on him.
  • He’s not a must-add… unless something happens to Najee Harris.

Wide Receivers

Kadarius Toney is a Top Waiver Target, Per Tank Williams.

Rostered in 49.4% of leagues.

Darius Slayton shouldn’t be this available.

  • Rostered in 5.3% of leagues.
  • Slayton has 11+ fantasy points in four of his last five games, including each in his last three games.
  • He only has two touchdowns in that span.
  • Slayton led the Giants in routes run and targets…
  • …though he was the only Giant to see more than two targets.
  • Slayton leads New York in targets since Week 5.
  • Only three teams have attempted fewer passes per game than the Giants.
  • He’s a middling flex play with the upside to become a low-end WR2.

Donovan Peoples-Jones is a sneaky flex play.

  • Rostered in 26.6% of leagues.
  • Peoples-Jones has 11+ fantasy points in five of his last six games, including each of his last four games.
  • He has to yet to score a touchdown, either.
  • He has 50+ receiving yards in all but two games this season.
  • He has 70+ receiving yards in each of the last four games.
  • He’s also seen between four and nine targets in all but two games.
  • Those two games I keep referencing: Weeks 2 and 3.
  • Deshaun Watson returns soon, which should boost the passing offense.

Parris Campbell is a top waiver target again.

  • Rostered in 20.3% of leagues.
  • Campbell had 11+ targets, 50+ receiving yards and 18+ fantasy points in each of Week 6 and Week 7.
  • Campbell had 7 targets, 58 receiving yards and 12.7 fantasy points combined in Week 8 and Week 9.
  • Campbell had 9 targets, 76 receiving yards and 20.6 fantasy points combined in Week 10.
  • Matt Ryan did not play in Week 8 and Week 9.
  • With Ryan back in Week 10, Campbell was second on the team in snaps, routes run and targets.
  • He and Michael Pittman Jr. both led the team with nine targets
  • Tight end Kylen Granson was third in targets with four.
  • Clearly, Ryan is a big boost to Campbell’s fantasy value.
  • The Colts get a tough Week 11 matchup against the Eagles, but Campbell can still be a low-end flex play based on his usage.

Don’t spend too much waiver capital on Christian Watson… yet.

  • Rostered in 6.9% of leagues
  • Watson was finally healthy when other Packers receivers were not.
  • Romeo Doubs and Randall Cobb will likely remain out.
  • Watson caught four balls for 107 yards and *checks notes* three touchdowns.
  • He led Green Bay in targets with eight.
  • No other Packer saw more than four.
  • Watson and Allen Lazard more than doubled the snaps and routes runs by all Green Bay wideouts.
  • Watson is definitely worth a roster spot, just don’t expect a performance like this again.
  • He and Campbell are still top wide receiver targets.

Julio Jones is too touchdown dependent to trust in lineups.

  • Rostered in 20.1% of leagues
  • In two games back from another injury, Jones has two games with 10+ fantasy points.
  • He scored in each of those games.
  • He also has yet to see more than five targets in those games.
  • Jones posted a nearly identical stat line in Week 9 as he did in Week 8, yet a touchdown boosted his fantasy score in Week 8.
  • He scored 4.8 points in Week 9.
  • Jones still saw a heavy route-run rate in Week 10.
  • Despite playing 17 fewer snaps than Mike Evans, Jones only ran five fewer routes and saw one fewer target.
  • Tampa Bay has its bye in Week 11.
  • Jones is involved enough to be worth a roster spot, but his production just isn’t sustainable.

Tight Ends

Cole Kmet is finally worth a waiver claim.

  • Rostered in 48% of leagues.
  • Kmet has five touchdowns in the last three games.
  • He has back-to-back games of 22+ fantasy points.
  • He just scored 23.4 points on two touchdowns and 74 receiving yards.
  • Kmet led all Bears in targets in Week 10.
  • As with running backs, tight end is a thin position to maneuver.
  • You may just need to ride the hot hand, though you should start him with caution.
  • The Bears face the Falcons in Week 11, who are a below-average matchup in allowing fantasy points to opposing tight ends.
  • Kmet is still a volatile starting option because we can’t expect him to keep scoring at this rate.

Drop Taysom Hill.

  • Rostered in 55.9% of leagues.
  • Hill has scored a whopping 1.22 points combined over the last two weeks.
  • He’s hit 10+ fantasy points just once since Week 5… when he scored 10.12 points in Week 7.
  • Hill is just no longer a part of this offense.
  • The Saints have scored 13 and 10 points against the Ravens and Steelers over the last two weeks, respectively.
  • So Hill’s no longer a part of this *bad* offense.
  • The Saints’ upcoming schedule: vs. the Rams, at the 49ers, at the Buccaneers.

You can also send Cade Otton back to the waivers. 

  • Rostered in 15% of leagues.
  • Otton had previously scored 10+ fantasy points in three of his last five games.
  • His production fell back to Earth with Cameron Brate’s return. 
  • Otton played 12 more snaps than Brate.
  • But Brate ran 15 routes to Otton’s nine routes.
  • Neither of them saw more than three targets.
  • The Buccaneers’ wide receiver trio (Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Julio Jones) combined for a 65% target share.
  • Tampa Bay has its bye in Week 11.
  • Unless Brate gets hurt again, Otton just looks like a blocking tight end.
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Fantasy Football: Week 10 Waiver Wire Adds, Drops and More

If you had Joe Mixon in Week 9, then congratulations! For the rest of you, let’s take a look back at Week 9 and see how you can improve your fantasy football team for Week 10.

Since the waiver wire has run especially thin at this time in the season, I’ve started including players you can also drop. I’ll ignore my rostership threshold to talk about them. Just last week, I said you can cut bait on Russell Wilson. This week, I have a couple more familiar names you should drop.

As always, this report is geared toward PPR leagues unless otherwise noted. All players included are rostered in fewer than 50% of leagues, per FantasyPros’ rostership data. And all stats are credited to TruMedia unless stated otherwise.

Quarterbacks

I’m not wasting any more time on Justin Fields.

  • Rostered in 56.7% of leagues.
  • After last week’s plea for Fields, followed by a historic Week 9 performance, he should be on rosters in every league.
  • Fields is now the QB1 over the last five weeks.
  • His rushing production has cemented him as matchup-proof.
  • There isn’t much more to be said.

Jimmy Garoppolo is still a steady, high-floor option.

  • Rostered in 28.9% of leagues.
  • He’s averaging 15.4 fantasy points.
  • Remove Week 3 and Week 4, and he’s scored between 16.3 and 18.02 fantasy points in his other five games.
  • Garoppolo has a loaded arsenal of weapons to throw to—when everyone’s healthy.
  • The 49ers just had their bye in Week 9.
  • San Francisco now has one of the easiest remaining schedules for fantasy quarterbacks.
  • That includes upcoming matchups with the Chargers (Week 10), Arizona (Week 11), New Orleans (Week 12) and Miami (Week 13).
  • The Cardinals and Dolphins are bottom-ten teams in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks.
  • Garoppolo is a much better option than Aaron Rodgers.

You can finally drop Aaron Rodgers.

  • Rostered in 87.3% of leagues
  • Rodgers is averaging 14 fantasy points — the 26th-most among quarterbacks.
  • He has yet to eclipse 17 fantasy points.
  • Rodgers is also averaging 232.3 passing yards — the 22nd-most in the league.
  • He just scored 13.7 points against Detroit, who have allowed the third-most fantasy points to the position this season.
  • The Packers face the Cowboys in Week 10 and the Eagles in Week 12.
  • Dallas has allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks, while Philadelphia has allowed the fewest.
  • Green Bay has their bye in Week 14.
  • Forget Rodgers’ name value.
  • He lost most of his fantasy upside and should no longer be on most rosters.

Running Backs

It’s time to add Jeff Wilson back to fantasy rosters.

  • Rostered in 48% of leagues.
  • Wilson scored 16.2 fantasy points in a good debut for Miami.
  • That includes a 10-yard receiving touchdown.
  • Wilson and Raheem Mostert both had nine carries.
  • He ran for nearly double the amount of rushing yards (51) than Mostert did (26). 
  • He also caught all three of his targets, while Mostert couldn’t catch his two targets.
  • Wilson has a juicy upcoming schedule.
  • Three of the Dolphins’ next four opponents are bottom-five in fantasy points allowed to running backs: Browns, Texans, Chargers.

You can cut AJ Dillon only IF Aaron Jones misses Week 10.

  • Dillon’s averaged 8.1 fantasy points this season.
  • That includes 20.1 points in Week 1.
  • That does not include a double-digit performance since then.
  • Dillon has looked really bad.
  • Green Bay’s offensive woes haven’t helped, and neither will their upcoming schedule.
  • The Packers face the Cowboys and Titans next.
  • Both teams are top-five in fantasy points allowed to running backs.
  • Aaron Jones left Week 9’s shocking loss early.
  • He was spotted with a walking boot on his left foot.
  • Dillon becomes a flex play if Jones misses any time.
  • So keep Dillon until we get official word on Jones’ status moving forward.

Rachaad White is an upside stash only.

  • Rostered in 27% of leagues.
  • White has seen 3+ targets in five of his last six games.
  • After seeing similar involvement in the passing game for two weeks, White saw four fewer targets than Leonard Fournette in Week 9.
  • Fournette had 12+ carries in five of his first six games.
  • He saw fewer than 10 in each of his last three.
  • While this doesn’t signal a changing of the guard yet, Fournette is no longer a bellcow in Tampa Bay’s offense.
  • The Buccaneers play the Seahawks in Week 10, have a bye in Week 11 and play at the Browns in Week 12.
  • The Browns and Seahawks are both in the bottom 12 of fantasy points allowed to running backs.
  • White is only a handcuff and is not a must-add.

Wide Receivers

If you’re desperate, hold out hope for Odell Beckham Jr.

  • Rostered in 20.5% of leagues.
  • Beckham will reportedly be cleared to practice within the next week or so, per Jay Glazer.
  • Beckham obviously possesses some upside.
  • We have no clue how he’ll play.
  • We have no clue if he’ll be slotted into a good situation.
  • It’s just as likely Beckham balls out as it is that he sputters.
  • He scored 10+ fantasy points in five of his final seven regular-season games in 2021.
  • That included five touchdowns in that span.
  • He’s a 30-year-old wide receiver coming off an ACL tear.
  • If you severely need a wide receiver, you may just need to take a chance on Beckham’s upside.

Terrace Marshall is the best of a bland bunch.

  • Rostered in 6.5% of leagues.
  • I use the term “best” very loosely here.
  • Marshall has 12+ fantasy points and 6+ in each of the last two games.
  • He and DJ Moore led Carolina with six targets in Week 9.
  • The second-year wideout scored his first career touchdown in Week 9.
  • It came down 35 points in the fourth quarter.
  • PJ Walker and the departure of Robbie Anderson have helped Marshall see more production.
  • Still, Carolina’s passing offense is one of the worst in the league.
  • Marshall is nothing more than a risky flex play for now.

Drake London should’ve been dropped weeks ago.

  • Rostered in 73.6% of leagues.
  • London has averaged about six fantasy points since Week 4.
  • He also hasn’t reached eight points since then.
  • Prior to Week 9, the Falcons threw the ball at the second-lowest rate in the NFL.
  • The Falcons face the Panthers in Week 10 and the Bears in Week 11.
  • Carolina is a fine fantasy matchup, but Chicago is top ten in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers.
  • Atlanta has their bye in Week 14.
  • Forget about whatever draft capital you spent on London.
  • It’s disappointing, but finally cutting him (if you haven’t yet) is a must.

Chris Moore only worth spot if Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins remain out

  • Rostered in fewer than 1% of leagues.
  • Moore scored 14.5 fantasy points on five targets.
  • That included a thirteen-yard touchdown. 
  • He and Phillip Dorsett led the Texans with five targets each.
  • Cooks and Collins missed Week 9.
  • As of now, Collins is expected to be back for Week 10 against the Giants. 
  • But Cooks is a mystery since he reportedly wanted a trade from Houston.
  • If either misses more time, Moore is a viable depth piece.
  • The Texans’ passing attack still isn’t too inspiring to boost Moore into starting lineups.

Tight Ends

Cade Otton is a top streaming candidate in Week 10.

  • Rostered in 7.9% of leagues.
  • The rookie scored a career-high 17.8 fantasy points in Week 9.
  • That included his first career touchdown to win the game.
  • The Rams had previously allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends.
  • Otton has three games of 10+ fantasy points in his last five games.
  • With Cameron Brate out, Otton also saw 5+ targets and over 80% of the team’s snaps in four of his last five games.
  • Even if Brate returns in Week 10, Otton looks like the better pass-catcher.
  • Tampa Bay faces Seattle in Week 10, who have allowed the most fantasy points to tight ends this season.
  • After that, Otton’s upcoming schedule isn’t pretty.
  • The Buccaneers have a bye in Week 11, which is followed by four straight games of teams in the top ten of fantasy points allowed to tight ends.
  • Tampa Bay’s offense has dealt with a ton of injuries over the last month.
  • If Otton keeps his role, he can be a matchup-based fantasy starter. 

Cole Kmet should probably stay on waivers.

  • Rostered in 24.7% of leagues.
  • Kmet scored a whopping 22 fantasy points in Week 9.
  • That included two touchdowns.
  • He also scored a touchdown in Week 8.
  • Those are his only scores this season.
  • His fantasy football average prior to Week 8 was 3.8 fantasy points.
  • Prior to Week 9, Miami had allowed the 11th-most fantasy points to tight ends.
  • This is likely just an outlier in Kmet’s season.
  • If anything, he’s worth a watchlist add in deeper leagues.

I once again implore you to not be fooled by Tyler Conklin.

  • Rostered in 30.3% of leagues.
  • He’s a top-10 tight end in fantasy points this season.
  • Last week, I explained why that’s a farce.
  • Conklin responded with 1.7 fantasy points on two targets.
  • This Jets’ passing offense continues to sputter.
  • Although, Conklin does play New England in Week 11.
  • He scored 25.9 fantasy points against them last week.
  • He’s only worth a roster spot in deep leagues as a streaming option.
  • The Jets have a bye in Week 10.

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Week 3 Waiver Wire Targets

Editor’s note: This page will be constantly updated throughout the day to reflect any new information from the games. It’s also geared toward 12-team PPR leagues unless otherwise noted. All players included are rostered in fewer than 40% of leagues, per FantasyPros’ rostership data.

Need waiver wire help in Week 3? These players have shown enough through the first two weeks of the NFL season to earn waiver consideration for your fantasy team(s).

Quarterback

Carson Wentz, WAS

Make fun of Wentz all you want, but the bottom line is he’s playing like a QB1. He’s scored just over 27 points in each of the first two games. Sure, he’ll have a couple of boneheaded mistakes here and there. Ultimately, a renewed receiving core and a hefty volume of passes seem to be keeping Wentz afloat. Rookie Jahan Dotson and veteran Curtis Samuel have done their fair share alongside Terry McLaurin. Wentz has thrown 40+ passes in each game. The Commanders also face the Eagles and Cowboys next. (Week 2 data to come in regards to each team’s passing defense.) Wentz is the top passing option if you need a new passer or just want some depth.

Jimmy Garoppolo, SF

Trey Lance’s devastating ankle injury will sadly sideline him for the season. In Lance’s relief, Garoppolo scored a formidable 16.7 point. In 10-team leagues, Jimmy G is best suited in free agency rather than on a roster. However, he finished as QB17 in total points and as QB18 on average last season. He’ll probably never wow you with high-volume passing or impressive rushing stats. Instead, he can be a serviceable backup. Garoppolo scored fewer than 10 points just twice in 2021, and he left one of those games early due to an injury. Consistency is a powerful trait to have in fantasy football. Having versatile weapons to throw to helps, too. Garoppolo emphatically checks both boxes. He’s also a prime streaming option for those of you who thrive off waivers.

Running Back

J.D. McKissic, WAS

McKissic once again proved to be the preferred pass-catching back in Washington. He played six fewer snaps than Antonio Gibson, yet he saw seven targets to Gibson’s four. That was tied for second-most on the team behind Curtis Samuel, who saw eight targets. The difference? McKissic caught all of his passes. His longest reception was 13 yards. McKissic’s clearly still the safety blanket in the Commanders’ passing offense. He should be picked up in all PPR leagues.

Jerick McKinnon, KC

The Chiefs’ backfield hasn’t exactly been a fantasy manager’s friend this season. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Isiah Pacheco, and McKinnon have all seen valuable looks through the first two weeks. However, McKinnon did see the most snaps among the group in Week 2. While he only saw two more than Edwards-Helaire, it does muddy the backfield enough to make McKinnon worthy of a roster spot. The two vets ran the same amount of routes as well. Again, averaging about eight points in two contests isn’t the most attractive reason to scoop up McKinnon, but being one of the main backs on an explosive offense could be. McKinnon only has value in PPR leagues for now.

Darrel Williams/Eno Benjamin, ARI

James Conner left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury, which is really the only reason Williams and Benjamin make this waiver wire column. They essentially split work once Conner left the game. Williams may have the upperhand since he saw all eight of Arizona’s goal-line runs. Prioritize him over Benjamin. Both players saw three targets each, though Benjamin was the only other running back (aside from Conner) to get targets in Week 1. Still, Williams’ clear grasp on short-yardage downs makes him more valuable than Benjamin. Based on the depth of the position, Benjamin isn’t a bad pickup either if you’re lacking backup running backs.

Wide Receiver

Corey Davis, NYJ

Aside from a touchdown, Davis didn’t have the greatest week on paper. Still, that touchdown did boost him to 16.3 points. It’s the second-straight week where Davis had over 13 fantasy points. On top of that, Davis did play the second-most snaps among all Jets wide receivers. He won’t be a priority pickup or play, but his production is worthy of a roster spot. We’ll see if that continues once Zach Wilson returns from his injury.

Noah Brown, DAL

The Dak Prescott injury shook up everything for the Cowboys. You know that. You also may know that Brown had himself a day. A week after scoring 11.1 points on nine targets, Brown scored 20.1 points on five targets and a touchdown. What you may not know is that Brown has clearly entrenched himself as Dallas’ WR2. He’s seen the second-most targets on the team (behind CeeDee Lamb) each week while running the second-most routes among team wideouts. Brown’s fantasy value will almost certainly be higher when Dak Prescott returns mid-season, but until then, he’s been good enough to earn a roster spot on fantasy lineups.

Tight End

Gerald Everett, LAC

Without Keenan Allen in Week 2, Everett saw 10 targets — third-most on the team — while scoring 13.1 fantasy points. Even if that volume dips upon Allen’s return, Everett can carve out a nice role in the Chargers’ passing offense. Everett was tied for the highest target share on the team in Week 1. Looking at the horrid depth of the tight end position in fantasy, it’s hard to find any better options than Everett on waivers. He could be sneakily entering TE1 territory, even if Justin Herbert misses time with his rib injury.

Logan Thomas, WAS

Don’t look now, but Washington’s offense is quietly becoming a haven for fantasy points. I’m only half kidding. Thomas didn’t look as limited as he did in Week 1 — he missed the final five games of last season with an injury and seemed to be on somewhat of a snap count. Thomas saw more action in Week 2 to the tune of 12.7 points. Look, tight ends on the waiver will never be the prettiest situation to sort through. You have to follow the points, and Thomas through two weeks has 20.2 of them in PPR formats. You could do worse than Thomas as your backup tight end if you choose to roster one.

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