At this point of the fantasy football season, the playoff picture is starting to crystallize but there’s still time to make a move in the standings. With more unfortunate (but inevitable) injuries hitting rosters and an already-depleted waiver wire, the pickings are slim but there are still diamonds in the rough.
As usual, there are several players to consider during your weekly waiver wire run in fantasy football based on at least 60% availability. I also include adds for those in deeper league formats. If you have any questions or need any fantasy football waiver wire advice, feel free to hit me on Twitter @101chalk. You can also check out my Waiver Wire Rankings.
Rhamondre Stevenson – New England Patriots
70% availability on ESPN
68% availability on Yahoo
With Damien Harris shelved, the rookie built on his fantasy football success from last week and delivered a 100-yard outing capped with two scores. Stevenson ran through a tough Cleveland run defense and may have made a claim to ample playing time regardless of Harris’ status. After a number of inactives to begin the season, Stevenson’s production is making it hard for New England to not play him. We have also seen Belichick switch between backs and utilize committees so Stevenson has value and a floor going forward.
D’Onta Foreman – Tennessee Titans
98% availability on ESPN
96% availability on Yahoo
The Titans are maintaining their run heavy game plan without Derrick Henry and they are using a running back by committee approach to do it. Although Adrian Peterson and Jeremy McNichols led the Tennessee backfield a week ago, D’Onta Foreman led the team in carries and also caught two passes for 48 yards.
Since Henry was lost to injury, Foreman has seen 16 carries in the past two games. Fantasy football managers should keep an eye on Foreman to continue to take control of this rushing attack until Henry returns.
Jamal Agnew – Jacksonville Jaguars
81% availability on ESPN
81% availability on Yahoo
Agnew broke loose for a 66-yard touchdown on Sunday and has impressed not only Jacksonville coaches but fantasy football gamers. Preseason darling Laviska Shenault has been left in Agnew’s dust. The fact that Agnew didn’t catch a pass but still put up more points that Shenault says something. The Jaguars have favorable matchups in the next two weeks, making Agnew serviceable.
Bryan Edwards – Las Vegas Raiders
85% availability on ESPN
82% availability on Yahoo
Derek Carr has hyped up Bryan Edwards earlier this season and with the Ruggs situation, the Raiders have very few threats outside of Darren Waller in the passing game. Edwards posted three catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in Week 10. That makes him worth a look in fantasy football as the Raiders are depleted at wide receiver. This could be the Bryan Edwards many of us have been waiting for.
Tre’Quan Smith – New Orleans Saints
98% availability on ESPN
97% availability on Yahoo
Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is out for the rest of the season which has opened up targets and snaps for other players including Tre’Quan Smith. The oft-injured receiver is a playmaker when healthy and since Jameis Winston went down, Smith has scored a touchdown in two of the last three games with 10 receptions for 130 yards since Week 8. Keep an eye on Smith to continue to put up numbers with Siemian under center.
Dan Arnold – Jacksonville Jaguars
72% availability on ESPN
74% availability on Yahoo
Dan Arnold has been a mainstay in this column for weeks yet he’s still barely rostered in a quarter of fantasy football leagues. After another solid performance. Unless you have a stud at tight end, Arnold is worth a look.
Tyler Conklin – Minnesota Vikings
62% availability on ESPN
70% availability on Yahoo
Conklin is another tight end who I’m surprised isn’t rostered on more fantasy football teams. Kirk Cousins has an eye for Conklin, especially in the red zone. He had three red zone targets alone in Week 10. He may not be a solid TE1 but he’s one of the best options outside the top 10 on a weekly basis.