Injuries, injuries, and more injuries have riddled fantasy teams. If you can’t pull off a trade you’re in dire need to pluck away on the waiver wire to finalize an option. Here are some best pickups to grab before you’re waiver wire deadline.
Sure he is in the news for the wrong reasons today, but he was a catalyst for the Cowboys Sunday. His shoplifting incident will fade away and be an after thought in a few weeks. What won’t be is his role in the Cowboys offense. The Cowboys are running it well with Murray but will try to not wear Murray out fully by using Randle more.
With Stevan Ridley likely out for the season the Patriots will truly have a running back by committee with James White and Bolden. I’m not sold on either but the opportunity for carries is one fantasy owners in need of help at running back can’t ignore.
He may not have had a great game in his first start for the Jaguars, but he will get plenty more opportunities. The Jaguars progression with a rookie tailback and rookie quarterback will take some time, but results indicate that rookies tend to excel around the same time as fantasy playoffs.
On Monday night Mason looked to be the best option on the Rams offense against the 49ers. It was kind of surprising that they didn’t use the young tailback more as a threat to open up the offense more. In his limited carries he did well with forty yards on five carries.
Sanu was supposed to be the receiver that ran away with the wide receiver two position a few years ago. Setbacks with dropped balls caused him to get buried on the Bengals depth chart a bit. Now with AJ Green’s toe injury and Marvin Jones on IR, Sanu is forced into a starting spot.
Murphy is surprisingly becoming Mike Glennon’s favorite target at wide receiver. Shocking, considering the freak athletes and tall targets that Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans are. But one thing Murphy has going for him is his health. We can’t be exactly sure how healthy both Jackson or Evans are at this point.
Oakland has actually been a bit of a surprise for fantasy owners in the receiver department. James Jones has been a big catalyst for those that drafted him as their fourth or fifth fantasy wide receiver. Can Derek Carr and new head coach Tony Sporano keep things revved up for the Raiders offense? San Diego’s defense may not be the best indicator of future play for the Raiders. But Holmes numbers Sunday are too good to ignore.
Two weeks ago LaFell and the Patriots offense were left for dead. Buried by the media and fans across the globe based on one poor game against the Chiefs. Two games later and the Patriots have racked up 30 plus points and are a fantasy haven with multiple players once again.
The Jets had Vegas shaking a bit as it looked like the Jets would get the cover against the Broncos. In a span of a Geno Smith pick-six in the waning seconds, the Jets failed to beat the number. But there was a positive to the Jets play and it was led by a defense that harassed Peyton Manning and Jace Amaro having a big game with ten catches and a touchdown. Can Amaro’s stats transfer over to Mike Vick?