Featuring several WRs that can salvage your season along with RBs that will produce at a decently high level. These are the best waivers analyzing each of the situations of the 32 teams:
Important note: Only those waivers that are available in more than 50% of normal NFL Fantasy leagues (12 players) will be included in this article. In the deep leagues section, Sleeper’s is used in the EF Bowl:
WAN’DALE ROBINSON (AVAILABLE IN 97%)
Wan’Dale Robinson’s utilization was utterly elite worthy of an upside WR2, and had it not been for the injury he suffered midway through the game, his Fantasy Football numbers would have been even greater. 24% route targets run and 25% target share are numbers from someone you can confidently line up so Robinson is the top target on waivers this week. Remember that in college in 2021, only Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Jacob Cowing had more yards rushing than this talented WR who had more than Draft stars like Drake London, Skyy Moore and Garrett Wilson.
GUS EDWARDS (AVAILABLE AT 92%)
“Gus The Bus” is back and that means one of the most talented players in his position he leads the backfield of one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL. His utilization was very poor with only 36% of the snaps, but we must consider that it was his first relevant game since the beginning of 2021 so it was expected that he would play limited. With Dobbins coming back from the ACL and carrying an injury, we could see a full blown out of who was statistically on the same level as Derrick Henry in 2020 averaging 3.28 yards after contact per carry.
RACHAAD WHITE (AVAILABLE IN 97%)
The Leonard Fournette debacle continues to happen as this time he averaged 2 yards after contact per carry and didn’t have a single carry for more than 15 yards. Rachaad White’s role is already over 40% of the snaps and I wouldn’t be surprised if in another bad Fournette game, White takes the entire role on offense because of his explosiveness and how much he improves the Buccaneers’ passing game. Add to your waivers now this player who can’t go free when the starting RB is the second-worst RB in the NFL in yards after contact on the run.
EVAN ENGRAM (AVAILABLE IN 74%)
Despite being an elite waiver for the second week in a row, Engram is still available in most of the run-of-the-mill leagues and that can’t be possible for a TE with consecutive weeks running over 80% routes and a nice 18% target share. If Njoku is out on your team, Engram is the perfect replacement and a must on your waivers.
GREG DULCICH (AVAILABLE AT 98%)
He still does not exceed the barrier of 80% of routes run, but Dulcich is a very important part of Hackett’s offense since this week with a ridiculous percentage of 26% of targets per route run and 20% of target share, which are numbers similar to those of any of the Top 5 of the position.
CHUBA HUBBARD (AVAILABLE IN 86%)
He looked incredibly explosive last game and dominated the Panthers’ backfield with 61% of the snaps until before his injury sidelined him for the entire fourth quarter and made the backfield look more even. Take this RB as a priority in your waivers, because if he is healthy he is the favorite of the Panthers and dominates with all the aerial game snaps.
PARRIS CAMPBELL (AVAILABLE AT 99%)
In the last edition of this article we talked about how Campbell had run 100% of the routes and had driven with a decent target share so it was worth adding him in case you needed a WR even above the acclaimed Alec Pierce. This week, Campbell not only had a decent utilization but one worthy of a WR2 that he can start with full confidence. 23% targets per route run and team leader in targets with an amazing 29% target share indicate that this is one of the best WRs you can add this week because of his high potential.
TYLER ALLGEIER (AVAILABLE IN 82%)
One of the few stable things about the Falcons’ shaky offense is the use of Allgeier without Cordarrelle Patterson as he leads the backfield in commanding distance with 62% snaps and a decent 61% rush. He remains nothing more than a running RB with no passing upside who has to be considered Top 24 on a weekly basis for how he leads the backfield of a primarily run offense.
MARQUISE GOODWIN (99% AVAILABLE)
Sadly DK Metcalf’s injury looks dire and Goodwin is a very good fit for all Fantasy Football GMs desperately looking for a WR. This is because he was always a player who demanded targets with few snaps and when these increased he used a WR3 with upside. He ran 73% of the routes, commanded 20% of the team’s target share and averaged 23% targets per route run as Geno Smith’s second favorite target. One of the best WRs available on waivers.
HARRISON BRYANT (AVAILABLE AT 98%)
Without David Njoku, Harrison Bryant will command the same elite role that this TE had because he is someone who knows the system very well and who in previous seasons shared it equally with David Njoku and Austin Hooper. This player is incredibly talented and in slightly deeper leagues where neither of the two TEs above are available, he’s very worthwhile as a temporary solution.
ZAY JONES (AVAILABLE IN 93%)
The Jaguars situation where Zay Jones is the WR1B keeps happening and people are hesitant to buy because this vertical weapon hasn’t done much with his run routes and has been a decent, average WR so far. However with his talent this may change as this week he once again commanded over 18% target share and ran 100% of the routes. If you want someone who has a guaranteed production, Jones is the one to look for on waivers.
DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES (AVAILABLE AT 97%)
This player was now not only an important part of the offense but he was the Browns’ WR1 with 25% (!) target share and 19% running route targets. I have been recommending adding him on waivers for consecutive weeks and it is already essential to trust this player who continues to use a worthy WR3 with upside and that his production will arrive soon.
POTENTIAL WITH UNSTABLE GROUND
NOAH BROWN (AVAILABLE IN 84%)
Even with Gallup around, this WR is still the WR2 all the way, even on raced roads. Commanding the team with 28% target share and 29% targets per route run is a great bet that doesn’t have a high sky because CeeDee Lamb is one of the NFL leaders in target share.
TERRACE MARSHALL (AVAILABLE IN 100%)
In this new Panthers offense, Marshall’s utilization was very good and he was PJ Walker’s clear second choice through the air. With 98% of routes run he will have opportunities and that is more than enough to add him exclusively in deep leagues and with a lot of skepticism.
DARTS DEEP LEAGUES
- Olamide Zaccheaus (96%): This WR continues to be one of the favorites not only of Mariota but also of Arthur Smith, being the second option of the offense practically always. With 28% route targets and 36% target share, in a game where the Falcons pass more than 11 times, Zaccheaus will be a great option in your lineup full of injuries or bye players.
- Marcus Johnson (98%): Although Wan’Dale is the player we should all be looking for, Johnson is still the team’s WR1 on running routes and with his level up slightly, Johnson should be relevant in deep leagues.
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