There are no blockbuster names on the waiver wire report for this week but there are some legitimate roster fillers. I think both Eddie Royal and Knowshon Moreno (if Moreno still happens to be on the wire in your league) are good guys to have for the purposes of plugging roster holes or adding depth. If your team is already strong then you might want to keep your FAAB powder dry and wait for a better opportunity.
I have notes on the guys that could be on the wire in your league below. As always, whether you pick a guy up and how much you spend on him is situation dependent. If you have any specific questions be sure to leave them in the comments and I’ll try to get to everyone.
|Royal, Eddie WR SD||At this point you’re getting a guy that has done well thus far and should see increased targets with Malcom Floyd out. I’d probably spend around 15-20% of a FAAB to get him in a PPR format. That’s roughly what Julian Edelman ended up going for in most leagues and the opportunity for Royal is roughly similar to Edelman’s opportunity.||1 – High|
|Moreno, Knowshon RB DEN||If Moreno is somehow not owned in your league then he should be. He’s a starting RB at this point. For how long? Who knows? Nobody thought he’d be the starter in week 3, so these things are tough to predict sometimes.||1 – High|
|Hopkins, DeAndre WR HOU||This is just here on the off chance that he’s not owned in your league (he should be owned, but you never know)||1 – High|
|Myers, Brandon TE NYG||Myers should be owned in every league just based on opportunity.||1 – High|
|Starks, James RB GB||Eddie Lacy’s head injury seems like a 1 or 2 week thing, so Starks’ window of opportunity might not be open long. I also don’t rate the odds of the Packers sticking with Starks as being very high. Remember that the Packers have already had a pretty good look at Starks and they were ready to start Lacy despite his relative inexperience.||2 – Medium|
|Clay, Charles TE MIA||Decent pick-up if you’re TE needy.||2 – Medium|
|Todman, Jordan RB JAX||This is a straight gamble of a WW claim. You don’t know how long MJD will be out and then you don’t know exactly how Todman will perform in a grease fire offense anyway. I like Todman’s explosiveness if he does get a prolonged chance so I’ll probably be a little more aggressive than most in trying to pick him up.||2 – Medium|
|Snelling, Jason RB ATL||If Steven Jackson is out for any amount of time (it looks like 2-4 weeks) I’d actually expect the backfield to be a timeshare between Snelling and Quizz Rodgers. I guess you might be needy enough at RB to pick one up but I wouldn’t pay a lot to get either guy.||2 – Medium|
|Rodgers, Jacquizz RB ATL||If Steven Jackson is out for any amount of time (it looks like 2-4 weeks) I’d actually expect the backfield to be a timeshare between Snelling and Quizz Rodgers. I guess you might be needy enough at RB to pick one up but I wouldn’t pay a lot to get either guy.||2 – Medium|
|Graham, Garrett TE HOU||Graham has seen a few high value targets and the TE2 in HOU is the TE equivalent of Jerome Bettis every year||2 – Medium|
|Scott, Da’Rel RB NYG||The Giants backfield is a mess and while Scott has outperformed expectations by the largest amount (because those expectations were zero) I don’t think he’s ownable right now unless you have a really deep roster.||3 – Low|
|Ellington, Andre RB ARI||I still think Mendenhall will get the most high value looks but Ellington is more of a guy to just pay attention to.||3 – Low|
|Pettis, Austin WR STL||I wouldn’t pick up Pettis based on what he’s done this season but he did see a number of targets on Sunday. He’s more of a name to keep on your radar.||3 – Low|