It was a quiet week for our waiver wire adds. Mostly due to the fact that many of them were not playing. Zach Mettenberger, Scott Chandler and Theo Riddick were on a bye and our long shot Charles Sims was held out for one more week. We will revisit with him next week. Travaris Cadet didn’t do much on Thursday night either. Our WRs played very well once again. Brandon Lafell caught six passes for 53 yards and a TD, while Martavis Bryant caught two more TDs. Hopefully you scooped these WRs up. If you didn’t, they’re probably already gone.
QB Mark Sanchez, PHI
So it has come to this. If you are looking for a QB at this time of the season, you are most likely in desperation mode. Well, desperate times call for desperate measures. Sanchez may be the best option left, especially in deep leagues. It looks like Nick Foles may be out for the season or at least the fantasy season with a broken clavicle. Sanchez played well this week when he replaced him. With a full weeks practice he could have value in Chip Kelly’s offense.
RB Alfred Blue, HOU
Arian Foster hobbled off the field and slammed his helmet down on Sunday. He reportedly has a groin injury. The extent of the injury is still unknown to this point. It is believed to be more on the serious side. However, much of that is speculation based on his reaction to the injury. Nonetheless, if Foster is out Blue immediately becomes a viable starter every week. They have a bye week coming up so scoop him before anybody else does. He will be well worth the roster spot.
RB Marion Grice, ARZ
With Stepfan Taylor sidelined with a calf injury, Grice is the RB2 and will handle much of the goal line duty. Remember Andre Ellington also isn’t exactly the picture of health. You can pick him up as a handcuff for a RB with a history of injury and hope he punches in some TDs in the meanwhile.
WR Taylor Gabriel, CLE
Gabriel is quietly becoming one of Brian Hoyer’s favorite targets. He is being targeted more than five times a game in the past five games. He is coming off a game in which he caught five passes for 87 yards and a TD. He is beginning to emerge as a decent flex option if you’re a bit desperate.
WR Jordan Matthews, PHI
The rookie is now the WR2 in Philly as he has passed Riley Cooper in targets. He also appeared to have some good chemistry with Sanchez. He may be a nice option down the stretch. The new QB is a huge question mark but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. He is definitely worth a stash at the very least.
TE Charles Clay, MIA
With Ryan Tannehill playing very well, Clay may be in for a resurgence for the second half of the season. He has been very disappointing this season. Part of the reason is a knee injury that had been hindering him. Clay has been playing better of late. Now he just needs some consistency.
Long Shot of the Week
RB Daniel Thomas, MIA
Thomas has been getting some playing time lately. He gets touches both on the ground, through the air and on the goal line. Lamar Miller now has a sprained AC joint. This could lead to Thomas seeing a significant increase in touches. If Miller is forced to miss time, expect Thomas to see the feature back touches.