There weren’t many injuries in Week 9, so this week’s waiver pool is a little thin. I try not to repeat players too often, so remember to check out our previous weeks‘ versions for players your leagues may have missed on.
Jason Witten, Dal TE
The Canton Great shocked the fantasy world last week by putting up 100+ yards for the first time since 2013. With consecutive games of at least one touchdown and increased chemistry with Dak Prescott, Witten is back in the TE 1 conversation despite a tough matchup against the Steelers. Expect his value to climb even higher if the Cowboys are smart enough to bring back (and START) longtime best friend Tony Romo around Thanksgiving.
DuJuan Harris, SF RB
If you ignore the fact that everybody has looked good running against the Saints this year, then Harris looks like a great pickup. The garbage time potential when the Niners get blown out again makes Harris a speculative add with Hyde still sidelined. He also wears a Batman shirt under his jersey every game, so that’s… good…?
Kapri Bibbs, Den RB
Devontae Booker ran well with C.J. Anderson taking snaps in front of him, has averaged less than 3 yards per carry as the lead back. With numbers like that, Bibbs is now doing to Booker what Booker did to Anderson. Bibbs hasn’t had very many carries, but did take a reception for a 69 yard touchdown last week, earning praise and promises for more playing time from the coaching staff. A looming shootout with the Saints will give both backs a chance to score some points.
J.J. Nelson, Ari WR
The Niners aren’t playing defense this season. J.J. feels good for at least ten points without PPR scoring. This is the third time we’ve featured him here so if he’s still available in your league go get him!
Rishard Matthews, Ten WR
The Titans offense isn’t that bad. They’re constantly playing from behind and having to throw it a ton. Matthews is establishing himself as a top receiving option, catching 21 balls for 240 yards and 5 touchdowns over the last 5 games. The Titans have a great schedule ahead with the Packers, Colts, and Bears.
Taylor Gabriel, Atl WR
The Eagles Defense is currently ranked 6th best against the pass, but that is due largely to the dismantling of the Bears, Steelers, and Vikings. Matt Ryan is having a career year and has plenty of time to throw the ball to any of his receivers. Julio Jones attracts so much attention that the rest of the offense looks great. Gabriel isn’t worth adding 12 team leagues yet, but looks solid for deeper leagues.
Devontae Booker, Den RB
Booker hasn’t looked good with soft matchups against the Chargers and Raiders these past two weeks. Part of it may be lingering injuries and defenses daring the Broncos to beat them through the air, giving way to Kapri Bibbs earning more touches. You should feel great about grabbing Booker if he’s available, but now it’s time to grab Bibbs just in case for the playoff run.
Jeremy Maclin, KC WR
It pains me to say Maclin just hasn’t looked like himself this year. He’s been serviceable in full point PPR leagues and lackluster in just about every other scoring format. With a groin injury and an increasingly anemic Chiefs offense, Maclin is bordering on droppable/benched in smaller leagues.