If you didn’t grab one of this week’s popular waiver wire players it’s okay. There are still plenty of players who can help you as you move forward in the fantasy playoffs.
All players listed are under 40 percent owned in Yahoo and ESPN leagues
Disclaimer: I cannot in good faith suggest adding any running backs that are currently under 40 percent owned. Check and see if Dion Lewis (Yahoo – 50 percent owned, ESPN – 44 percent owned) is available in your league if you are in need of a running back. If he is unavailable then look for Mike Gillislee (Yahoo – 25 percent owned, ESPN – 28.5 percent owned)who vultures a touchdown last week, or Rex Burkhead (Yahoo – 6 percent owned, ESPN – 7.8 percent owned) who has taken over the Giovani Bernard role for the Bengals. Jeremy Hill did not practice on Wednesday, so there is an outside chance Burkhead could gain more touches.
Cameron Meredith, Wide Receiver, Chicago Bears (Yahoo – 33 percent owned, ESPN – 25.3 percent owned)
So it seems like Matt Barkley really likes Cameron Meredith.
Meredith has received a massive 21 targets over the last two games and converted them for 176 yards and a touchdown. He has averaged 8.5 targets since Barkley stepped in as the signal caller (week 12).
Cameron Meredith will face the Redskins next week. He could get the same amount of volume as Josh Norman will likely be shadowing Alshon Jeffery.
Hunter Henry, Tight End, San Diego Chargers (Yahoo – 22 percent owned, ESPN – 31.4 percent owned)
Hunter Henry has quietly scored a touchdown in three of his last four games. He will face the Cleveland Browns this week. They happen to have allowed the most fantasy points to tight ends this year.
There’s a decent chance he will score another one this week.
For those in deeper leagues
Robby Anderson, Wide Receiver, New York Jets
Bryce Petty cannot stop feeding Robby Anderson the ball. Anderson caught 4-of-6 targets for 80 yards and a touchdown this past week. The Jets will face the New England Patriots this week. There’s a good chance they’ll be playing catchup.
Dion Sims, Tight End, Miami Dolphins (Yahoo – 0 percent owned, .7 percent owned)
Sims comes with a lot of risk, but there are only so many reliable tight ends these days.
He has managed to score four touchdowns in his last four games. Backup quarterback Matt Moore used Sims in the redzone twice, and his could very well look to him again this week.