The Waiver Wire

 

This week and every week going forward we’ll bring you several recommendations for players you should look to add to your fantasy squad. We’ll mainly be targeting lower-owned guys who should be available in all but the deepest leagues and new for this year, we’re also going to give you some IDP suggestions as well. Although we’ll be primarily focusing on guys who can help you this week and the rest of this season, as a primarily dynasty site, on occasion we will mention guys that you should consider stashing as long term dynasty players as well.

Good luck on your waiver claims and good luck the rest of the season. Hopefully, some of these players can not only lead you to a win this week but a championship and the end of the season! Be sure to check out all of our in season content right here.

John D. Recommends:

Tanner Gentry, Chicago Bears, WR

After seeing the gruesome injury to Cam Meredith it’s clear he’s going to be out for a very long time. Next man up! In this case look no further than UDFA Tanner Gentry out of Wyoming. More of a deep ball specialist, he might be better suited in best ball formats, but he was the player getting targets and touchdowns after Meredith went down.

C.J. Spiller,CJ Spiller, Kansas City Chiefs, RB

He just won’t die. After the apparent loss of Spencer Ware for the year, rookie Kareem Hunt has been handed the role of lead back in KC. Leaving Spiller to compete with Charcandrick West for the backup role. Chiefs staffers have been raving about him during the off-season and combing Ware’s injury with Tyreek Hill’s reduced role on special teams Spiller is worth an add in deep leagues where you get points for kick and punt returns.

Dwayne Allen & Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots, TE & RB

Julian Edelman is rumored to have a complete tear of his ACL is expected to miss the entire season. The immediate reaction from the fantasy football community and the Twitterverse seems to be to anoint Chris Hogan as the heir to the throne, but I’m not so sure. The Patriots buck conventional wisdom all the time, so while everybody else zigs and grabs Hogan, I’m going to Zag and grab Allen & Burkhead. Two of the newer weapons at Bill Belichick’s disposal and the least predictable… that sounds like the Patriot move to me.

@DFF_Shane

 

Charcandrick West, Kansas City Chiefs RB

John already noted that Spencer Ware has been lost for the season. The starting RB role belongs to Kareem Hunt, for now. C. West took over starting duties two seasons ago when Jamaal Charles went down to an injury. He acquitted himself pretty well. He has three down ability due to his pass catching skills. If Hunt falters or himself gets injured West is a plug and play option.

Kendall Wright, Chicago Bears WR

With Cam Meredith going down to a gruesome knee injury I fully expect Kendall Wright to put up very respectable numbers all season. I see Wright being old reliable for Mitch Trubisky all season long. Wright is still only 27 years old and his a WR20 finish in his recent past, so we know he has the ability. Now he has the opportunity.

Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders 

Some of us play in leagues with team defenses. With the season approaching quickly it’s time to start thinking about setting your starting lineups. I think we can all agree the Jets are going to be terrible. We want to stream any defense that gets to play the Jets. Week 1 the Bills get the Jets and in Week 2 it’s the Raiders. Playing the Jets could lead to 20-25 points out of your defense.

Deep Dynasty Stashes:

Kasen Williams, Seattle Seahawks WR

He’s following the path of many Seahawk wideouts from undrafted free agent, to standout on special team. The next step in his progression, if history is any indicator, is starting wide receiver for the team. It might take a while, but he’s a guy who just might reward your patience if you have a place to stash him for a year or three.

 

Thanks for reading and we’ll be back next week!

 

jdibari

Chicagoan living in Las Vegas. Fantasy Football writer & Director of In-Season Analysis for Dynasty Football Factory, blogger for USFantasy and contributor to TheFakeHockey. Member FSWA.

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