Poor draft? Injuries? Or just trying to improve your roster? We got you with this week’s waiver wire targets.
Jameis Winston – 36% rostered – To replace Dak this is my top long-term option. Week 2 he draws the Bucs defense, so if your bench has the room, might be worth picking up 2 QBs.
Carson Wentz – 16.6% rostered – Week 2 he draws the Detroit Lions, who just gave up 455 total yards to the Eagles.
Rex Burkhead – 17.2% rostered – Well Lovie didn’t say it out loud but Sunday he basically said it, “Rex is our running back.” Even as we expect Dameon Pierce to get more work as it goes, a back who saw as much work as Burkhead did must be rostered in all leagues. 19 touches is top 30 RB upside. PPR especially, as he saw 8 targets and appears the heavy favorite for passing down work.
Jeff Wilson – 3.8% rostered – It’s always worthwhile rostering a RB in a Shanny system who sees double-digit touches per week. I would also take a flier on TDP and Jordan Mason.
Curtis Samuel – 8.7% rostered – Week to week he likely won’t see all those targets. But he added 4 carries on top of it. He could see enough to be worthy of a flex some weeks as the Commanders’ Deebo light.
Zay Jones – 1.1% rostered – 2nd in targets on Jacksonville with 9. He could see enough of a target share to provide some PPR flex scoring. Especially if Lawrence takes the next step this season.
Gerald Everett – 13.6% rostered – If you listened to me in my sleeper article then you would already have him. He ran the 2nd most routes for the Chargers in week 1 and scored a TD. Looks prime to take over the Cook role and he’s just more talented as you saw on that TD. Now with Keenan Allen banged up he might see a healthy dose of targets Thursday. Buy now, before it’s too late.
Tyler Higbee – 49.8% rostered – Admittedly, I didn’t have him in my ranks this year. Whether Stafford just didn’t go to him a lot last year, or too many mouths to feed again, I just liked a few other TE2s for free that late. Fast forward to Week 1. He saw 11 targets and that is a healthy dose that can’t be ignored. Back on my streaming radar.