It’s Waiver Wire Wednesday! It’s that special time of the week that can make (or break) your seasons. Nothing is more satisfying than landing that up-and-comer, that injury replacement, or that breakout stud from the previous week. Conversely, nothing is more infuriating than the team immediately ahead of you on the waiver wire list snagging that player you had your eyes on. Here at DailyRotoHelp.com, we’ll give you the tools you need to own the waiver wire and your daily/season-long leagues.
Colin Kaepernick – As reluctant as I am to suggest rostering a quarterback that couldn’t outplay Blaine Gabbert, Kaepernick’s run/pass ability may open him up to a roster spot. He performed well Sunday against a tough Bills defense on the road, but lacks the upside or consistency you’re looking for in a starter. He threw for 187 yards and a touchdown to Torrie Smith, which should happen so long as Kaep is QB1, and added 66 on the ground. If you’re desperate in season-long or want to take a flyer on a QB in a DFS GPP, there are worse starting options than Kaep.
Landry Jones – Roethlisberger is down with what appears to be a multi-month knee injury. This throws the doors wide open for Landry Jones to step in and quarterback one of the most potent, high-octane passing offenses in the NFL. He’s got an elite running back and an elite wide receiver at his disposal and will likely be in a shootout with Tom Brady and the Patriots. Get him rostered.
James White – We called it last week and we’ll send it out again: James White’s value will continue to rise until Dion Lewis returns, if Dion Lewis returns. Tom Brady gets the ball out of his hands quicker than nearly every other quarterback in football. Because of this, the running back position is utilized heavily in the Patriots passing game. White caught two touchdown passes Sunday against the Bengals and is a locked in RB1 in PPR formats.
Jay Ajayi – Ajayi reached season-highs in every category Sunday against the Steelers, generating a 25-205-2 line. I have a difficult time believing that Ajayi will ever reproduce these numbers, but he’s apparently the lead-dog in what was a 4-man RBBC just 3 weeks ago. If you need help at the RB position, Ajayi is a safe add.
Rashad Jennings – After missing three games with a thumb injury, Jennings returned for the Giants and led all G-Men running backs with nine carries and four receptions. He didn’t make a big splash but did show he is healthy enough to carry the load. His value is trending up while Bobby Rainey and Orleans Darkwa are trending down.
Bilal Powell – Powell has assumed the passing-back role in the Jets offense. Neither he nor Matt Forte is setting the world on fire, but Powell’s usage is approaching a 50/50 split with Forte.
Donte Moncrief – According to coach Chuck Pagano, Moncrief is getting very close to getting back on the field. His ownership has dropped to below 50% and, with a lack of firepower in the Colts offense, needs to be owned in all formats.
Kendall Wright – Wright has been dealing with a hamstring issue for most of the offseason and even cost him the first three weeks of 2016. The Titans have been easing him back into action as he hasn’t seen over 33 snaps in any of the three contests he’s played in. However, Sunday, he turned his 33 snaps into an 8-133-1 line in what was the best game from a Titans WR so far this season. He’s available in nearly 95% of leagues. Take advantage!
Cameron Meredith – We identified Cam Meredith 3 weeks ago as our top waiver wire option and he hasn’t disappointed. Over the last 2 games since he’s been named the starter, Meredith has put up a ridiculous 20-243-1 line against the Colts and Jags, and should see tons of work moving forward. Get him in your lineups!
Vernon Davis – Jordan Reed is dealing with his 5th documented concussion brings the veteran TE Vernon Davis back into play for the Redskins. Reed is questionable this week, but his chances of playing are slim. Davis only secured two catches Sunday against the Eagles, but one of them went for 6. Davis is a safe add until Reed returns.
C.J. Fiedorowicz – Over the last three weeks, Fiedorowicz has been the most productive tight end not named Reed, Gronk or Olsen. He’s caught at least four balls in each of the last three and scored a touchdown in two of those. The Texans are in Denver for a Monday night showdown with the Broncos. Fiedorowicz will be in play as the Broncos pass rush will force Osweiller to check it down to their tight end.
Jack Doyle – Doyle is already off to a great start to his young career, but things could take off starting Sunday. Dwayne Allen is down with an ankle injury, potentially opening up the door for TE1 usage for Doyle. If Allen is forced to miss extended time, Doyle is a must-play.
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