A whopping six teams are on a bye this week. (Six!)
Add that in with the massive amount of injuries that took place last week and you’re team may need some outside help. What if you have some Indianapolis Colts and you can’t afford to sit them this week when they play Denver? Luckily there are some good waiver wire adds out there this week.
QB: Jameis Winston
Winston has steadily improved each week and dramatically cut down on his turnovers. He’s had 19 points in back to back weeks after his bye and looked a whole lot more comfortable. This week he faces a Giant’s defense that just allowed seven TD passes.
QB: Tyrod Taylor
Taylor is back after battling that sprained MCL and ready to continue to be one of the top fantasy QBs. The Dolphins defense is greatly improved since their coaching change, but Taylor should rack up enough yards with his legs to increase his point total.
RB: DeAngelo Williams
Williams filled in very effectivly for Le’veon Bell at the start of they year, even leading the NFL in rushing after two weeks. Last week after Bell was out he also looked good with a 55-yard run. Chances are he continues that pace and is one of the better backs in fantasy.
RB: Jeremy Langford
Filling in for the injured Matt Forte, Langford will get his share of touches and they will all come this Monday night against an injury-depleted Charger’s team. He’s not as much as a threat to catch passes as Forte but he is a big back and one that will see all the goal-line work.
WR: Malcom Floyd
I’m going with Floyd over Stevie Johnson simply based on his big-play tendencies he’s had the last few weeks. Either way, each will see a dramatic increase in targets with Keenan Allen out for the season. Floyd gets more red-zone targets than Jonson does though. They are also playing the Bears who are prone to giving up passing TDs.
WR: Willie Snead
Snead caught two of Brees’ seven touchdown passes last week and was second on the team in targets. Brandon Cooks has had a disappointing year but Snead is becoming a favorite of Drew Brees. This week against the Titans he should get his chances.
TE: Benjamin Watson
The same goes for Watson against the Titans. Two out of his last three games have been over 18 points and the one in the middle he did haul in 50 yards. He is for real in the Saint’s offense and will be a big part of it throughout the season.
QB: Andrew Luck
Luck is going through a tumultuous season that is probably going to get rougher going against the number one defense in the NFL. The Broncos defense held Aaron Rodgers to an incredible 77 passing yards last Sunday. Not much else needs to be said.
QB: Teddy Bridgewater
Bridgewater only has two games over 15 points this season. Against a Ram’s defense that’s also one of the best in the NFL that’s not likely to change.
RB: Frank Gore
Not only does the Broncos defense shut down passing games, they stuff the run just as well. Gore hasn’t had a really great fantasy year, although he’s racked up some yards recently he only has two games over ten points.
RB: Eddie Lacy
Lacy is in a complete timeshare in the Green Bay backfield with James Starks at this point in the season. It’s somewhat of a surprise given his production over the past two seasons but those didn’t carry over to this season at all. The Panthers are solid against the run so he faces another touch matchup as well.
WR: Allen Robinson
Last week Revis faced up against Amari Cooper and held him in check (even though Crabtree had a big game across from him), this week he will likely be faced with Allen Robinson. The Jets still haven’t allowed 300 yards total all year to teams opposing number one receivers. Some Jags may put up stats but it’s not likely Robinson will.
WR: T.Y. Hilton
Hilton is the third Colt to make the sit em’ side, and for good reason. It’s very hard to imagine the Colts turning themselves around against a defense as good as the Broncos.