If we’re being honest, there’s not a lot out there that looks appetizing on the waiver wire, but key injuries and no-name talents allow for a much needed boost this coming week. Let’s look at possible pick ups that are available in most leagues.
Who would have thought that halfway through the season Jared Goff and Josh McCown would be viable starters while Tom Brady and Eli Manning are struggling put up points. That’s the NFL. McCown isn’t anything special but New York has found a way to utilize his abilities and an underrated receiving corps to string together a few wins. He has an average at best Tampa Bay defense in week 10.
Brissett is making strides at his position and put up his best numbers of the season last week. The Steelers are a tall order for the inexperienced quarterback, but he could be match up fodder throughout the season.
Robby Anderson is a name many hadn’t heard until the Jets put an unexpected beat down on Buffalo in prime time. Anderson is becoming the lead target in New York and holding the position nicely. For a steady diet of double digit performances, Anderson is an overlooked, undervalued receiver.
The Seahawks are hit or miss this season but even throughout the struggles Paul Richardson has maintained a pretty even output. He’s not setting the world on fire but he can replace disappointing receivers who haven’t lived up to expectations so far.
Robert Woods had a big game this week and looks to see an increase in his targets going forward. Taking advantage of quarterback bias, many have steered clear of the receiver who might come out the woodwork as one of the better options down the stretch.
To say that the New York Giants have any possibility of being competitive is a joke at this point but the running back that stole duties from Shane Vereen is is worth a look when the timing is right. The 49ers have been a great matchup for opposing running backs so far this season.
Doyle has a way of coming from nowhere and having a big game. Last season he pulled in 3 touchdowns in prime time to ruin the hopes of many fantasy teams. Last week he had another good outing. On a little bit of a roll, the Steelers are a tough contest but Doyle still has value.
Clay lead the Bills in receptions before going out to an extended injury. Scheduled to return soon, picking up Clay before the rush for a reliable tight end sets in is a good long term play.
Olsen returned to practice this week and is expected to rejoin the team following the Week 11 bye. With the loss of Kelvin Benjamin and a lackluster offense, Olsen is just the boost the Panthers, and perhaps a fantasy team, needs.
Catanzaro scored two field goals this week and faces Tampa Bay on Sunday. A somewhat underrated kicker, Catanzaro has the potential to net a few desperately needed points each week
By now fewer people are sleeping on the Bears but they still remain available on a weekly basis. Definitely match up dependent, the Bears defense has turned in league leading numbers more than once this season.
New York Jets
The Jets are underappreciated on defense. The team that was written off early managed to make the Bills look incompetent and sluggish. The Jets are a great bye week filler or a low end starter for needy teams.