Another week of fantasy football has passed us by and that means it’s time once again to scour the waiver wire to try and help your team. If your league is anything like mine then your waiver wire period begins tonight at midnight.
In order to get you ready to put your claim in on time I’m once again going to provide you with a list of players to target. Now, none of the players I’m going to recommend are going to win you a championship but they will keep you in the mix. Plus, if you’re looking to the waiver wire to keep your team afloat it’s probably not in that great of shape.
Carson Palmer. If you haven’t heard the Oakland Raiders have traded their 2012 1st round pick and a conditional 2nd round pick in 2013 that could turn into another first round pick to the Bengals for Palmer. Yeah, the Raiders are all in this year. Carson Palmer might not have played a single down this season yet but supposedly he has been training and staying in game day shape and let’s face it he’s going to be better than Kyle Boller. He has the weapons around him to make him look good. His arm strength isn’t what it used to be so look for the Raiders to probably stick with their run game. If your league starts two quarterbacks or your starting quarating back is on bye Palmer might be worth taking a risk on.
DeMarco Murray. Felix Jones is going to be out anywhere from 2-4 weeks and that means more opportunities for the Cowboys’ backups to produce. There were rumors before the Jones injury that Tashard Choice was on the trading block so I think Murray is in line to get the bulk of the carries. I’d pick him up over Choice but that doesn’t mean Choice won’t cut into Murray’s carries during their game against St. Louis.
Torrey Smith, Ravens. Lee Evans is still battling an ankle injury and might not be back yet for the Ravens this week who take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. If nobody bit on Torrey Smith after his 3 touchdown game against the Rams you might want to go pick him if you need some WR3 help or as a bye week fill-in. He has been averaging just over 6 targets per game so Flacco is looking for him.
Demaryius Thomas. With Brandon Lloyd being shipped out to the St. Louis Rams earlier this week there is now a spot open on the Broncos’ wide receiver depth chart and look for Thomas to fill it. A first round pick last year we know Thomas has the skills to produce. He had a welcome to the NFL game in week 2 of last year hauling 8 catches for 97 yards and scoring a touchdown to boot. He does have a history of injury problems though so he might not do much for your team if he sees the field but with the opportunity of being the second guy on the depth chart behind Eric Decker you should consider him if you need a wide receiver.
Fred Davis. Chris Cooley is going to be out for a while and whoever ends up throwing the ball for the Redskins will look to Fred Davis. Davis led the team with 6 catches for 95 yards with 11 targets against their loss to Philly so you know he’s going to get the looks. He may not be getting touchdowns this year but he’s getting touches and yards and that equals points in fantasy football.
Dallas Cowboys. Why? Because they play the St. Louis Rams this week. Simple as that. The Rams offense sucks and even with Llyod now in the mix it’s not going to get amazing overnight.The Cowboys did a pretty good job keeping the Patriots in check last week. Plus Sam Bradford is the most sacked QB in the league and the Rams have the lowest points scored per game average at 9.8.