The Waiver Wire is full of options this week. But Once the big names are in your queue, what should you do? Below are 4 sleeper targets that may just have some value later on in the season.
The 49ers are being decimated by the injury bug. While most will spend their FAAB on Jerick McKinnon, keep an eye out on JaMycal Hasty, the practice squad RB for the 49ers. Despite being released two weeks ago, Hasty seems like he will play a role on this team as the 49ers recently protected him from being signed by another team. With Raheem Mostert down for multiple weeks and Tevin Coleman set to join him, Hasty could find himself with a tole on the 49ers sooner rather than later.
J.K Dobbins is the future in Baltimore, that doesn’t need to be said. However, Edwards opened some eyes on Sunday by rushing for 73 yards on 10 carries. For those counting at home, that’s a pretty solid 7.3 YPC. Edwards doesn’t have a clear path to playing time at the moment, but he plays for one of the most dynamic rushing teams in the league. While his stats don’t jump off the screen (his highest rank is in speed score, in which he ranked in the 79th percentile) he has proven multiple times he can be reliably called upon for a good performance. With injuries ravaging every team in the NFL, it may only be a matter of time before the talented back receives an opportunity. Whether that’s for the Ravens or someone else remains to be seen.
Steelers and drafting wide receivers go well together. Claypool has fared extremely well since the season started and he scored an explosive 84-yard touchdown last week. His big-play potential makes him a valuable commodity and he should be rostered in all leagues. Don’t believe me? His speed score ranked in the 99th percentile, his 4.42 40 ranked in the 89th percentile, and his burst score was in the 92nd percentile. Claypool is built to be a big-play machine and, with the Steelers looking like the Steelers of old, he is well worth a shot in the dark.
The Colts passing game has to come to life at some point, right? With injuries once again decimating the receiving group of the Indianapolis Colts, Pascal is likely to see more action than initially projected. Michael Pittman Jr is still a rookie, T.Y Hilton has been ineffective, and it’s yet to be seen how this passing game will play out. He’s worth a shot as a WR5 with the potential to be a bye-week fill in.