Another week in the books and we as fantasy football players must do our due diligence on the waiver wire. Who should we add to or drop from our rosters, and who should we monitor going forward?
Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks – Lockett is the wide receiver to own in Seattle right now with Doug Baldwin out with an injury.
Phillip Lindsay, RB, Denver Broncos – The Broncos starting running back is Royce Freeman, but Lindsay continues to eat into Freeman’s workload. He is a solid FLEX right now, but could escalate to RB2 if promoted to a higher workload.
Giovanni Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals – This is purely a short-term add until Joe Mixon returns in 1-2 weeks. Bernard is probably a best add in PPR leagues but can be slotted into the FLEX in standard.
Matt Brieda, RB, San Francisco 49ers – Brieda is taking over as the starting running back in San Francisco. With Jimmy G out for the season, the 49ers may rely on Brieda more.
Geronimo Allison, WR, Green Bay Packers – Allison is the third wideout on the Packers, but right now is playing like the second-best. He is getting targeted frequently in the Packers’ pass-heavy offense. I think he can rise up to be their WR2 by mid-late season. He can be a very good backup/FLEX option going forward.
Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns – Mayfield can be a good add. He was slinging it against the Jets. He’d be my backup right now until he shows he can ball out consistently.
Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons- After a three-touchdown game in week three, Ridley has now emerged as the number two option for Matt Ryan.
OJ Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers(promoted from the monitor list) – Howard is legit, and with the Bucs passing a ton, he will continue to strive.
Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (promoted from the monitor list) – He’s been scoring touchdowns, getting targeted frequently and is a solid FLEX right now, with the potential to be a WR2 in upcoming games.
Antonio Callaway, WR, Cleveland Browns (promoted from the monitor list) – Callaway and Mayfield have obvious chemistry that should continue, especially with Josh Gordon in New England now.
Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals – Boyd has been excellent these past few weeks. The Pittsburgh product has the trust of Andy Dalton, who isn’t playing bad. AJ Green is banged up right now, so Boyd is a big name add.
Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers – Williams is tapping into his potential and proving to be the number two receiver for Phillip Rivers. He has big play ability.
Cameron Meredith, WR, New Orleans Saints – Meredith had a touchdown to go with his yards and this was his first game active. He can surely emerge as the number two receiver (number three if you count Kamara) in NOLA.
Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks – It seems the Seahawks finally picked their running back and stuck with him. If it continues, you can scoop up Carson.
Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins – This is a negative in terms of monitoring. Bench Drake until he shows he is the man in Miami.
Duke Johnson Jr., RB, Cleveland Browns – Even in PPR, Johnson has been abysmal. Too many running backs in that backfield.
Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – He’s the RB to own in Tampa Bay, but they don’t run the ball. That offense is pass-first and goes through Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago Bears – Cohen should be a beast, but the Bears aren’t utilizing him yet. He could come on mid-late season, but right now I’d just drop him since I am impatient.
Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets – Sam Darnold just isn’t throwing deep or using Anderson much.
Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots – Sony Michel is the guy in New England now. Burkhead is also banged up, again.
Chris Hogan, WR, New England Patriots – Hogan has been a huge disappointment and Edelman is due to return from his suspension soon.
Saints D/ST – They’re officially bad.
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