Well hopefully your fantasy day yesterday was better than mine, and you are still in the hunt for fantasy gold! If that is the case for you than you probably have a stacked team that needs no maintenance from the waiver wire. But if for some reason or another you are on your way to the finals AND need help from the waiver wire I’ve got this weeks top selections outlined for you!
*All percentages refer to percent of leagues that player is owned in on NFL.com*
Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins 8.7%
Cousins is an up and down quarterback, and after his performance yesterday you got to give it up to him. If you need a quarterback Cousins is the obvious top choice out of people who are likely on the waiver wire. Next week Cousins has an extremely favorable match up against the Eagles, who allow the third most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.
Sam Bradford, Philadelphia Eagles 15.8%
Bradford is owned in more leagues than Cousins, but there is still a solid chance he is on the waiver wire for you this week. If you need a quarterback than Bradford could be worth a shot, as he has looked a lot more comfortable in the Eagles offense recently. Last night Bradford scored around 16 points against an incredible Cardinals defense, and he should score more points next week when the Eagles take on the Redskins.
Christine Michael, Seattle Seahawks 2.8%
So it looks like Christine Michael is the guy in Seattle to take over the top running back spot. With how well the Seahawks are throwing the football it is going to be tough for defenses to contain the young Michael. Next week the Seahawks take on the Rams who just gave up a lot of fantasy points to Doug Martin last week, and the Rams give up the 10th most fantasy points to running backs this season.
James White, New England Patriots 19.9%
In my opinion White is now the second best playmaker on the Patriots offense. With all of the injuries to the Patriots receiving core I imagine the top notch Jets secondary will easily cover them up all day. The Jets will undoubtedly be focused on stopping Gronkowski, and White will benefit greatly from all of this. White will be an RB2 or flex player depending on the depth of your league.
Eddie Royal, Chicago Bears 1.6%
If Alshon misses next weeks contest against the Buc’s than Royal is the top receiver to target on the waiver wire. Cutler and the Bears are in the business of slinging the football, and although Royals season stats have been largely unimpressive, if he has a chance to play in place of Jeffrey than he will definitely be in a strong position to succeed. The Bucs give up the ninth most fantasy points to wide receivers, which is another strong sign for Royal.
Dorial Green-Beckham, Tennessee Titans 39.4%
DGB has had some good performances over the last three weeks, and is finally showing everyone what his hype was about. Titans QB Marcus Mariota is out for the season, but that really doesn’t hurt DGB’s fantasy value to be honest. Mettenberger is a capable backup, and showed that this past weekend, as he was the quarterback responsible for the majority of DGB’s production. DGB is likely taken up in your fantasy league but if he is by some miracle still out on the waiver wire you definitely want to take him.
Will Tye, New York Giants 0.7%
Tye has now scored touchdowns in back to back weeks, and that simply cannot be ignored. I think this is the point in the season where the Giants are going to need other players to step up in order for them to make it to the post season, and one of those key players is going to be Will Tye. If you are streaming tight ends than Tye is the player for you this week.