Another week in the books means more break-out players and unfortunately, more injuries. Let’s take a look at this week’s waiver wire targets.
Geno Smith – He has looked good. No doubt. Although, let’s pump the breaks just a tad here. If we look at his last 3 opponents, we will see Atlanta, Detroit, and NOLA. Two of them are giving up over 390 yards per game and one is middle of the pack. That is some nice sledding. Good news is, Zona doesn’t pose much of an issue either. They come in ranking 24th vs opposing QBs. Additionally, this is not the only reason why Geno is a streamer. While albeit playing well in the right matchups, his defense is the absolute worst in the NFL. This means he likely has to throw way more than the 25 times he did a week ago.
Carson Wentz – He is back on the streaming radar two weeks in a row. Bears’ defense has played no one outside of Rodgers and Cousins. Both of those QBs threw for over 270 yards a TD.
Jimmy Garoppolo – He has a capped ceiling but in the right matchups also the safest floor. In 3 of his 4 weeks, he has posted over 16 FPG. Week 6 he gets an Atlanta defense giving up almost 400 yards per game. I see plenty of scoring for the SF offense here.
Notables/Deeper Leagues – Zach Wilson – Wilson is 2-0. Breece Hall is becoming a monster and he has 3 very talented WR. Packers are not daunting.
Kenneth Walker III – Penny is sadly done for the year. This opens the door to the top 3 pick in dynasty rookie drafts. Walker is a legitimate RB2 now most weeks and flex at worst. This is the waiver wire pickup of the year so far. So use that FAAB or that top waiver you have been holding on to.
Mike Boone – Double-digit touches and 85 yards in his debut. Flex appeal is surely there, especially with Russ now banged up. A matchup vs the team giving up most points to opposing RBs in LAC makes Boone a sneaky flex play.
Notables/Deeper Leagues – Eno Benjamin – This is easy. Look for injury reports on Connor and Williams. If Eno is the last man standing he is a must must must start vs Seattle. Who ranks 31st vs opposing running backs.
George Pickens– Back to back 8 target weeks. Sure, the game had enough garbage time to make Oscar the Grouch happy. I get it. But, the rapport is growing and Pickens is now on the radar.
Rondale Moore – Early sleeper darling. Was much more involved last week. Appears to have taken the Greg Dortch role back over. With one more week before Hopkins is set to return Moore is a good flex play. Especially against one of the worst defenses in the NFL in Seattle.
Alec Pierce – Saw a career-high 9 targets in a bit of a messy game. He is only seeing 50% of the snaps but he’s being targeted when on them. He also is making the most of the targets as we said last week. If the role grows as we go, Pierce can be a clear flex option most weeks.
Notables/Deeper Leagues – Darius Slayton (maybe). Monitor the Giants’ receivers as he might be the only one standing. Nico Collins is back in the mix after back-to-back double-digit scoring weeks. Only a stash though.
Hayden Hurst and Taysom Hill. That’s it.