Matt Lutovsky @MLutovsky Published on Nov. 28, 2018 Nov. 28, 2018 After a couple weeks of lackluster free agent adds and good games from players unworthy of waiver claims, the past two weeks have seen several important injuries (Melvin Gordon, Marlon Mack, Kerryon Johnson, Joe Flacco) and even more notable breakouts (Gus Edwards, Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, Josh Adams). This week we add a suspension (Leonard Fournette) and several more potential starting RBs, at least for one week (Carlos Hyde, Austin Ekeler/Justin Jackson, Nyheim Hines, LeGarrette Blount). All the aforementioned RBs will be among the top Week 13 fantasy waiver wire pickups, and several more sleepers with favorable fantasy playoff schedules will be on the free agent radar after waivers clear around 4-5 a.m. ET on Wednesday in ESPN and Yahoo leagues. Perhaps just as important q43 all the potential … [Read more...] about Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 13: Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson among worthwhile free agent pickups for fantasy playoffs
For most fantasy leagues, it's the last week of the regular season. For many in those leagues, it's just another week as you are already thinking keepers and have missed the playoffs — or it's meaningless as you've already clinched our postseason seed.For others, it's make or break. Here are some waiver wire pick ups that could help boost your chances of making the most of the regular season finale:QB: Baker Mayfield, BrownsMayfield has thrown for seven touchdowns over his last two games yet is only rostered in 45 percent of leagues (according to ESPN). The first round pick seems to be making a late push at rookie of the year, but will face a tougher match up against Houston's defense this coming week. Still, he's among the best free agent options readily available. Also consider: Chase Daniel, Bears, Jeff Driskel, BengalsRB: Justin Jackson, ChargersAside from Austin Ekeler, who is now L.A.'s starter, first-year running back Jackson is the main beneficiary of the unfortunate … [Read more...] about Fantasy football waiver wire: Ride the Baker Mayfield wave, pick up Justin Jackson ahead of Week 13
Sports Thanksgiving has come and gone and the NFL season has entered its final quarter. Meanwhile, in fantasy football world, the last-minute scramble for playoffs is well underway. Here’s who you should be looking for on the waiver wires this week to ensure you don’t miss out on that coveted playoff spot. Wide Receiver Tre’Quan Smith—New Orleans Saints (8.3 fantasy points on average, owned by 42.8 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams) Smith made this list ahead of Week 10 and is developing into one of the Saints’ main attacking weapons. In Week 11 he set a career-high in catches, targets and yards with 10, 13 and 157 respectively and should be fit again after sitting out Week 12 with an injury. Adam Humphries—Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9.8 fantasy points on average, owned by 32 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams) The former Clemson star hauled all of his six targets in Week 12 and has 19 receptions for 249 … [Read more...] about Fantasy Football: Week 13 Best Waiver-Wire Pickups
Sports With Week 13 of the NFL season rapidly approaching, it’s time to assess the latest injury updates and scout waiver wires in a bid to find those all-important pickups. Here is a roundup of the main injuries from Week 12 and their impact on your fantasy football roster. Wide Receiver Marvin Jones—Detroit Lions Jones missed the last two games with a knee injury and his season is now over after the Lions placed him on injured reserve. Waivers pickup: Adam Humphries—Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9.8 fantasy points on average, owned by 32 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams) A.J. Green—Cincinnati Bengals Green has missed the last four games with a toe injury and remains to be seen whether he will return in Week 13. Waivers pickup: John Ross—Cincinnati Bengals (5.6 fantasy points on average, owned by 18.5 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams) Tre’Quan Smith—New … [Read more...] about Fantasy Football: Week 13 Injury Update, Top Waiver-wire Pickups
The bye weeks are over, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t upgrades available on the waiver wire. And for anyone looking to get a boost at the running back position, good news! There are a few options available, including a new starting running back and a pass-catching back that are sure to be productive in any scoring system. Josh Adams, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (Available in 34 percent of fantasy leagues). The running back situation in Philadelphia is gaining some clarity. Wendell Smallwood, Corey Clement and Adams were all getting a chance with the football, but according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Eagles are planning to feature Adams, an undrafted free agent, as their starter going forward. He’s earned it. Heading into Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, he led the team in yards per carry after contact. He then finished Week 12 with 22 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown. Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens (50 percent). Edwards rushed for 115 … [Read more...] about Fantasy football week 13 waiver wire tips: A newly minted starting RB is available. Snag him.