Well Rush Nation, it’s Monday morning and it’s time for another Waiver Wire. This time next week, a quarter of the season will have passed us by, in the blinking of an eye. However, regardless of whether you are 3-0, or 0-3, or anything in between, you need to pay attention to this week’s Waiver Wire as there are some game-changers on here.
So, let’s take a look at the players you need to pick up this week, who are 30% owned or less according to ESPN.com.
Nick Foles came in and won the game for the 3-0 Bears on Sunday, throwing 3 Touchdowns as the Falcons capitulated at the death for the second week in a row. Foles isn’t going to be a top 20 play going forward very often. However, if you are struggling for a Quarterback, Foles is your man to help you get through some bye weeks.
The other option is Ryan Fitzpatrick. He had a very controlled outing last time out. The one thing we know about Ryan Fitzpatrick is that he likes to be the underdog and show up the big teams. He’s made a career doing that. He takes on the 3-0 Seahawks this week, whose defense has not shown up at all. With the exception of Jamaal Adams. Fitz could eat in a losing effort this week. The best of the rest on the Waiver Wire for sure.
Sexy Rexy really had the best game of his career on Sunday. A lot of this is due to the absence of James White in the backfield. However, some of it is due to the fact he is finally healthy. 3 Touchdowns and 98 yards! You better buy him now whilst you can. He’s a good short term solution off of the Waiver Wire this week.
Hyde didn’t do a lot in Week 3. However, Chris Carson went down with a very nasty looking knee injury towards the end of the Seahawks win over Dallas on Sunday. If Carson is out, Hyde will get a very healthy workload vs Miami in Week 4, as well as in the future, depending on the outlook of Carson’s knee.
Welcome to the NFL Justin Jefferson. He absolutely ate on Sunday to the tune of 7 Receptions for 175 Yards and a score. The Vikings defense looks terrible and will struggle going forward. This will mean the Vikings offense will be required to sling it going forward. The arrow is pointing upwards for Jefferson. Don’t miss the boat and nab him off the Waiver Wire now.
100 scrimmage yards for Aiyuk on Sunday capped off an impressive performance. The 49ers are really banged up, meaning they might not have a meaningful Tight End next week. This will mean more volume for Aiyuk, who will be rewarded for this performance with even more volume next week.
Jimmy Graham has 3 Touchdowns this season, averaging 1 Touchdown a game. However, now Nick Foles has the job it seems in Chicago, Graham is a massive arrow up moving forward. Foles loves to target Tight Ends at a high rate. He also appreciates veteran pass catchers. Graham could be a top 15 Tight End for the rest of the season.
I’m still on the Logan Thomas train. He might not have scored in Week 2 or Week 3. However, he has seen 16 targets combined in those two weeks. Once Haskins throws with a bit more accuracy, Thomas will start to see Touchdown production. He is going to have a very big game very soon. The signs and numbers all point to it. Don’t miss out.
Stephen Gostkowski- Tennessee Titans- 3.9% Owned vs. PIT Week 4
The Stephen Gostkowski redemption story has been completed. Within 3 weeks, he has gone from missing 3 kicks vs. Broncos, to making all 9 vs. Vikings and winning the game. Against the Steelers this week, he should see more Field Goal attempts than extra-point attempts.
L.A Rams- 20.5% Owned vs. Giants Week 4
The Rams defence can make plays. And the Giants look like they can’t right now. As a result, in what is a thin Waiver Wire for streaming this week, I’d be loading up on the Rams as the streaming option this week. If the Cardinals, Broncos, Bills are there instead (all over 30% owned on ESPN.com) then I would go with one of these options instead.
That will do it for the Waiver Wire this week. I look forward to seeing all your claims and talking you through them on the matchup shows this week.
However, until then Rush Nation, Keep Rushing!