Not much on the waiver wire this week even in shallower leagues. I’m probably keeping my powder dry for future weeks but a couple of interesting names to add. So let’s dive into this week’s additions (ownership percentages are from Sleeper):
Adam Trautman – TE – New Orleans Saints – 64%
I’ve been a fairly vocal critic of Trautman. I think we overhype young Tight Ends that haven’t done anything and just hope for some form of relevancy. Early in the season Trautman wasn’t doing much and wasn’t commanding much volume despite not having any great competition for targets. Well, this last Sunday Trautman played almost 90% of snaps and commanded a 16.7% target share. Trautman could sneak into the world of TE relevancy and is worth a claim in shallower leagues.
Jacoby Brissett – QB – Miami Dolphins – 40%
In my usual weekly QuarterBack add we’re back to the Jacoby Brissett well. Quite a surprise on Sunday was the news that Tua had a fractured finger and wasn’t going to play. This is the type of injury that can linger a couple of weeks meaning Brissett could be a spot starter for a couple of weeks again. Brissett is never going to be a stud but with some reasonable matchups against the Ravens and Jets on deck, he could help get you past a couple of bye weeks.
Colt McCoy – QB – Arizona Cardinals – 24%
Another potential Qb play this week is Colt McCoy. He performed admirably deputising for Kyler on Sunday. McCoy finished as the QB13 on Sunday and with a juicy matchup against the reeling Panthers. McCoy could once again provide some relevancy. Even in Shallower leagues, McCoy should be rostered if you’re having to start two QBs.
Zay Jones – WR – Las Vegas Raiders – 43%
With the Henry Ruggs situation, it was suggested Zay Jones could be the biggest beneficiary. Well on Sunday Jones played 95.7% of snaps. He only commanded an 8.7% target share on Sunday but that will only increase given the playing time. Zay Jones is never going to set any fantasy records but he’s worth a speculative add given the lack of elite talent in the Raiders receiving corp.
Eno Benjamin – RB – Arizona Cardinals – 29%
This is purely a deep league add. Chase Edmonds got injured and James Conner went ballistic! However, Benjamin saw 9 rushing attempts on nearly 25% of snaps. With Edmonds potentially out for up to 5 weeks, Benjamin could offer some flex appeal in a reduced workload role alongside Conner.
Malik Turner – WR – Dallas Cowboys – 0%
Now I pride myself on my knowledge of deep plays on most NFL depth charts. However, Malik Turner being on the Cowboys again this season was a surprise to me. I want to caveat this by saying that I wouldn’t spend a single penny or drop anybody to add Malik Turner. But after seeing a 17.9% target share on Sunday and catching two TD’s Malik Turner could potentially carve out a role moving forward. It is unlikely to ever come to anything whilst behind Lamb, Cooper, Gallup, and Wilson on the depth chart. But I want any receiver on this offence and should e see two or maybe three injuries he could be flex worthy.
Don’t waste your FAAB
DeSean Jackson – WR – Las Vegas Raiders – 38%
DeSean Jackson got his wish to be released from the Rams and landed in Vegas. I think the days of DeSean Jackson being a fantasy-relevant player are long gone and I wouldn’t be wasting the roster spot on him even in the deepest of leagues.