By Angel Maldonado
Another wild week in the 2019 NFL Season has come and gone. If you have Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews, Aaron Jones, Amari Cooper, or Michael Thomas on your team chances are you woke up in a good mood on Monday morning. If you had Cooper Kupp, Jared Goff, Drew Brees, or Ezekiel Elliott, you’ve probably had better Monday mornings. If you’re one of those people who needs a pick me up after a rough Sunday slate, what better way to rebound than by winning the waiver wire this weekend? And if you’re one of those people who has a strong Week 10, why not continue your dominance by winning this week’s waiver wire? Let’s take a look at who you should target this weekend in order to keep your playoff push strong.
Top Priority: Brian Hill
We don’t yet know the extent of Freeman’s injury, but this is an easy choice for our Top Priority slot. Ito Smith is on IR and the Falcons have no other competent backs on the roster. Hill had 20 carries for 61 yards and a receiving touchdown in his workhorse role on Sunday, an unimpressive statline but one that shows the lack of RB depth the Falcons currently possess. Things should get easier for him this week as he faces a Panthers run defense that let up 7.2 YPC and 3 touchdowns against Aaron Jones and the Packers. Hill should be your waiver priority this week and he should remain a low end RB2 as long as Freeman is out.
Guice has become something of a forgotten man in fantasy football. After entering the year with tons of hype, he proceeded to average 1.6 YPC before suffering an injury that landed him back on IR. Still, he’s set to return for the latter half of the year and with the Redskins out of the playoff chase(again) it would be beneficial for them to see what they truly have in the 2018 second round pick. If Guice attains a workhorse role he could be a valuable addition to any contending team for their playoff push and is worth a speculative add.
He’s baaaaaaack. After missing 9 weeks, Nick Foles is back and hopefully better than ever. He’s coming back at a perfect time for fantasy owners as well as Matthew Stafford owners scramble to fill the void left behind. Foles returns in a difficult AFC South matchup against the suddenly desperate Indianapolis Colts. The important matchups to note are his matchups Week 13-16. He faces Tampa Bay, Oakland, and Atlanta for 3 of those matchups and he should be on your fantasy radar as an extremely valuable stream for the end of the season.
For some reason Jamison Crowder is available in more than 70% of NFL leagues. That should change this week after another solid outing with Sam Darnold. The chemistry between the two is evident as Crowder has been a High End WR2 with Darnld under center. Regardless of ghosts, Darnold has targeted Crowder approximately 7 times per game, giving the slot wide receiver plenty of opportunity to thrive. The best part? Week 11 brings a matchup against the Washington Redskins. Not only are the Redskins an absolute joke but it’s time for Crowder’s… REVENGE GAME! Add him, put him in your starting lineup, and prosper.
Who has 4 more TDs than Odell Beckham Jr this year? Darius Slayton that’s who! The 5th round pick has shown a strong rapport with Daniel Jones, one that led to 34.10 PPR points in Week 10. He won’t be anything more than a risky flex but with 5 teams on bye this week, Slayton is worth a pick up and has the potential to perform well if Engram continues to sit out with his injury.
Oakland Raiders Defense
Normally we wouldn’t suggest adding the Raiders defense. Ut when your upcoming matchup is a Greenless, Ryan finley led Bengals squad, an exception is made. Finley didn’t look great in his season debut and should struggle again in his first away game against the Raiders. That makes Oakland a solid stream this week.
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