This is a fairly boring week on waivers. There are a few interesting names, but I think you will have to pay up if you want to get them.
If you are in desperate need of a running back to fill in for Jerick McKinnon or the Buccaneers running back situation, you are out of luck for a good option unless Eddie Lacy is going to miss this week.
My overall strategy for this week would be to place a decent bid on Coates, but not go overboard and grab Dion Lewis as a cheap stash if that claim falls through, assuming you can afford a stash on your bench.
Keep an eye on who gets dropped this week. This is usually the time where people give up on their mid-round draft busts and you might be able to take a flier on someone like Arian Foster if an owner has given up on him.
All of these players are owned in 40 percent or less of ESPN leagues at the time of this writing. If someone in your league is unowned but wouldn’t qualify for this list, Terrance West for example, feel free to ask in the comment section below to find out what to do with that player.
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And like I said before, you know your league better than I do. Some of these bids might be far too high, some too low. Depth of the league and your roster construction has a lot to do with how much to bid as well.
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Sammie Coates – The only real league winning potential player on this week’s wire I think. He could also go back to nothing next week. Coates has terrible hands and he is going to drop a lot of passes. He has the ability in a great offense to take any fly route to the house when safeties, smartly, go to cover Brown.
Chris Hogan – I am interested, but not overly excited. I think Hogan will have some random big games like this, but he is, at best, the fourth passing option on this team and probably fifth when Dion Lewis returns.
James Starks – If Eddie Lacy has an injury that keeps him out a while or if he has a minor injury that isn’t expected to miss time, Starks value could change drastically. I was shocked to see he was under 10 percent owned.
Dion Lewis – He is here now above White because of his potential when he returns. You will likely need to wait until at least week eight to use him, but once he returns he should be a solid second running back every week.
Jeremy Kerley – He had a couple nice weeks in a row. I can’t trust him to have great games weekly when the quarterbacks aren’t going to throw for 200 yards.
Cameron Meredith – Big breakout game with Kevin White hurt. He is getting a ton of snaps and Hoyer refuses to look at his best receiver so the other guys benefit. He should be a WR3/4 with White out.
James White – I only really want him at this point if I need a running back to start in the next two weeks. Solid flex type play with Brady, but nothing more.
Alfred Morris – Look at what that offensive line is doing in Dallas. Morris could win some weeks if Elliott misses any time.
Devontae Booker – Slowly increasing his snaps every week since week one. I guess he is the passing downs back as well. He got work early in the game and a lot of work late in catchup mode.
Davante Adams – He is becoming what people wanted last year.
Brian Hoyer – I am not sure if he keeps the job when Cutler is healthy, but Hoyer has thrown for 300 yards in every game he has started this season.
Kenneth Dixon – He isn’t going to take the role unless West really falters, and he isn’t showing signs of that yet.
Matt Asiata – He could get 15 carries for 30 yards a lot of weeks. He might also take three of those carries at the one and get three touchdowns.
Jacquizz Rodgers – He is essentially the new Charles Sims. Don’t be fooled by this workload. They are heading into the bye and likely not going to need him so they worked him a ton.
Mike Wallace – He has been getting some nice target production the past two weeks. I think the offensive coordinator change helps the big play threat.
Deep league targets
Quarterback: Marcus Mariota (TEN), Colin Kaepernick (SF), Tony Romo (DAL)
Running Back: Mike Gillislee (BUF), Paul Perkins (NYG), Bobby Rainey (NYG), Andre Ellington (ARZ)
Wide Receiver: Corey Coleman (CLE), Anquan Boldin (DET), Cordarelle Patterson (MIN), Brandon LaFell (CIN)
Marcus Mariota vs. Browns – If you grab him now not only do you have a nice matchup with the Browns now, but the Colts, Jaguars, Chargers, Packers, Colts, and Bears are all in a row before the bye.
Brian Hoyer vs. Jaguars – Great matchup and he has been throwing for a lot of yards.
Colin Kaepernick @ Bills – Flier here if he is announced as the starter this week. He has the tantalizing running ability for the Chip Kelly offense that could make him a great fantasy option.
Steelers @ Dolphins – The Dolphins have been terrible, and even a beat up Steelers defense has been having success the past two weeks.
Titans vs. Browns – The Titans defense has player better than expected. Playing at home against the Browns should provide a nice fantasy day.
Ravens @ Giants – If you’re a little desperate, the Giants offense has looked putrid and the Ravens really haven’t been too bad on defense.
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