I want to highlight players that are still available on fantasy football waiver wires. I will only look at players with an ownership percentage of under 60%.
This late in the week, you probably have a good idea of what your roster needs are. I'm hopeful you have addressed those needs. However, if you haven't, here are some guys that might tickle your fancy
Tyrod Taylor (QB, Buf).
I getting tired of writing about this guy, PICK HIM UP ALREADY! He has a high floor due to rushing yards and can very easily finish the season as a top-12 fantasy quarterback. He is currently sitting as the 5th best QB in standard scoring leagues. Please do me and yourself a favor and add him
Lance Dunbar (RB, Dal).
Brandon Weedon isn't going to win many QB controversies, but he's competent. That helps Dunbar. He will be looking to make the safe play, at least for the first couple weeks. Dunbar should get plenty of catches in the near future. He's a good start in PPR leagues and should be good the next few weeks in standard
Duke Johnson (RB, Cle).
Duke isn't getting the praise some other rookie backs are getting. He isn't even the top ranked rookie running back named Johnson-that would be David. Duke is going to have a role in the Browns' offense. That's nothing special since it's Cleveland. However, they are committed to the run. They have Josh McCown starting. Who wouldn't be? Duke is also going to be more involved in the passing game. He's a desperation start, but he will get work. Twelve carries last week proved that.
Michael Crabtree (WR, Oak).
Crabtree is leading the Raiders in targets and receptions. That's interesting since Amari Cooper has been good as well. He's going to get plenty of targets and catches. He's a good flex option and could creep into WR2 territory this week.
Rishard Matthews (WR, Mia).
Matthews has 10 catches on 13 targets. That may not sound like a lot in two games, but he's also scored. He is the second option in the passing game if Cameron is out. He also has the lowest depth of target on the team, and that means lots of easy catches.
Kyle Rudolph (TE, Min).
Rudolph is in the mess of third tier tight ends. He has a great matchup against the Chargers. He should be added and started in most leagues. If you're still looking for a long term play, I would go with Ebron. If you need someone for this week, however, Rudolph is your guy
This week was a weird one. A lot of guys were ruled out or put on the injury list. A lot of others on the injury report we had no idea were hurt, or that got hurt in practice. Keep a close eye Sunday on the injury news. Peter wrote earlier in the week that you should follow ESPN's Stephania Bell on twitter. That's a great suggestion to help you stay current on the latest injury news.
Like I said, if you haven't added these guys, do it. Happy Hunting.