Waiver Wire Roundup – Week 3
Moving into Week 4, there are still quite a few players worthy of fantasy consideration on your league’s waiver wire. In this week’s edition of the Waiver Wire Roundup, we will break down which players you should pick up and which you should avoid if you want to have the best shot at hitting the waiver wire jackpot.
Josh Gordon – Owned in 91.1%
Add: Josh Gordon made an immediate impact in his return from suspension. If he is available in your league you might break your computer trying to sprint to pick him up.
Jacquizz Rodgers – Owned in 82.8%
Add: With Steven Jackson sidelined with a thigh injury, this could be the big break Rodgers needs to become fantasy relevant. Scoop him up if you have a hole at RB2 or flex.
Bilal Powell – Owned in 60%
Add: An injury to Chris Ivory has similarly opened the door for Bilal Powell, who responded with 149 yards on 27 carries in a win over Buffalo. He’s a decent option at Flex or RB2 with bye weeks coming into play.
Kendall Wright – Owned in 49.9%
Avoid: The WR situation in Tennessee is a revolving door of mediocrity, with a different receiver seeming to get the most targets each week. There are better options lower on this list.
Jason Snelling – Owned in 15.4%
Avoid: Although Snelling did produce on Sunday, 111 total yards and 1 TD on 15 touches, he is still behind Jacquizz Rodgers on the depth chart. Stay away from Snelling for now.
Danny Woodhead – Owned in 13.1%
Add: While Ryan Matthews continues to be a non-factor in San Diego, Danny Woodhead is slowly reaping the benefits of a heavier workload. Woodhead is a few weeks away from becoming fantasy gold, so get on board early.
Santonio Holmes – Owned in 7.6%
Add: Holmes had a breakout performance on Sunday, with 5 receptions, 154 yards and 1 TD. Holmes looked like his former self, and he is worth a pickup moving forward.
Heath Miller – Owned in 6.4%
Avoid: Miller returned after a long recovery from a torn ACL injury. While he isn’t exactly fantasy relevant yet, he could be once he shakes off the rust of not playing for almost a year.
Donnie Avery – Owned in 4%
Avoid: Avery had a breakout performance on Thursday night, with 141 yards on 7 catches. Until he starts to garner more attention on offense, I would avoid Avery at all costs.
Stephen Hill – Owned in 2.8%
Avoid: Hill had another strong game on Sunday, but it appears that Santonio Holmes is on his way to becoming the number 1 option again in New York.
Brandon LaFell – Owned in 2.1%
Avoid: Brandon only caught 3 balls on Sunday, but 2 were for touchdowns. He isn’t even the most fantasy relevant receiver for the Panthers on the waiver wire this week.
LeGarrette Blount – Owned in 1.8%
Avoid: With 14 carries and 65 yards, Blount appears to be sharing carries with the struggling Stevan Ridley. Neither has much value in a backfield sharing carries.
Johnathan Franklin – Owned in 1.3%
Avoid: Franklin came out of nowhere, rushing for 103 yards and a touchdown against the Bengals. With Eddie Lacy returning from injury, I wouldn’t suspect Franklin will be a smart pickup moving forward.
Ted Ginn Jr. – Owned in 1.2%
Add: Brandon LaFell might’ve had a better game on Sunday, but Ted Ginn has scored a touchdown in 2 straight games, and his targets are increasing. Ginn has more upside at this point. He is worth taking a flier on if you need a temporary boost at WR.
Brian Hoyer – Owned in .7%
Add: Hoyer was a pleasant surprise on Sunday, filling in for the injured Brandon Weeden. With 321 yards and 3 TDs, Hoyer could be a decent fill-in in 2-QB leagues or in a bye week situation. Monitor his starting status before picking him up, though.
Brandon Bolden – Owned in .2%
Add: While LeGarrette Blount doesn’t have much value in the New England backfield, the same can’t be said for Bolden. Much like Danny Woodhead a few years ago, Brandon Bolden can have some fantasy value as a change of pace back that catches a few passes every week. He’s worth a pickup if Ridley continues to struggle.