The waiver wire offers an opportunity at every position. Lurking in the murky waters of fantasy free agents are the gems that can transform a roster with a lowly record to a fantasy champion. Below is a list of seven players (in waiver priority) you may want to jump on before the rest of your league does.
|1||DeVante Parker||WR||Miami Dolphins|
|2||Derrius Guice||RB||Washington Redskins|
|3||Ronald Jones||RB||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|4||Zach Pascal||WR||Indianapolis Colts|
|5||Jacob Hollister||TE||Seattle Seahawks|
|6||A.J. Brown||WR||Tennessee Titans|
|7||Kalen Ballage||RB||Miami Dolphins|
Yes, I know you are probably sick of hearing about Parker. After all, we have waited five long years for his breakout season. However, it appears that 2019 may finally be his time. Parker has notched four touchdowns over the Dolphins’ last five games and has averaged a cool 14.58 points per outing in PPR leagues. Those numbers are good enough to make him the no. 21 wide receiver in fantasy over that span. What’s more impressive is he has been holding his own against some of the league’s toughest cornerbacks (Casey Heyward, Josh Norman, and Tre’Davious White) on a team that just recorded their first win last Sunday against the Jets. He should remain a solid bye week fill-in against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10.
Guice’s career has gotten off to a rocky start, with two major knee injuries within his first two seasons. He’s only taken the field for 10 professional carries. Yet, head coach Bill Callahan has said that Guice is on track to make his return from Injured Reserve against the Jets following Washington’s Week 10 bye. It’s worth noting that Guice received the start over Adrian Peterson in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a powerful runner and has looked good in the limited action he has managed to stay healthy for. He’s worth a look for owners who have seen their running back corps ravaged by injuries.
With T.Y. Hilton sidelined, Pascal looked every bit a no. 1 wide receiver against the Steelers, hauling in five of his six targets for 76 yards and a touchdown. He showed off a good rapport with backup quarterback Brian Hoyer after Jacoby Brissett left the game with a knee injury, and his 66 snaps on Sunday led the Colts’ wide receivers. Pascal also gets a juicy matchup against the Miami Dolphins in Week 10. His Week 7 performance, where Pascal recorded a season-high 28.60 PPR fantasy points, proves the second-year wideout isn’t a one-trick pony and can punish poor secondaries that underestimate his abilities.
Hollister is mostly on this list due to how dry the tight end position is this year, but former Will Dissly owners may be interested after Sunday’s performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hollister scored two red-zone touchdowns in a career game for the Seahawks, including the game-winner with 6:27 to play in overtime. He was thrust into the game following Luke Willson’s rib injury. All in all, Hollister is a largely unproven but intriguing option in one of the best fantasy football offenses. If you’re streaming tight ends, he just popped up on your radar.