In a 2020 season riddled with injuries, it is even more vital that we, as fantasy owners, ensure that in the case of an injury we have good depth. Picking up the right guys on the waiver wire can make you win your league. In 2017, picking up Alvin Kamara may have seemed crazy to some and yet he finished as the RB3. The waiver wire is where leagues are won and I am here to give suggestions on intriguing fantasy options. For every player on this list, the ownership is below 50% on ESPN. Depending on how active or knowledgable your league is, these players may or may not be available however I tried to put some guys that will definitely be on the waiver wire in your league. Now let’s dive into this week’s pick ups.
Running backs to target:
Zack Moss: 36% owned
Since coming back from injury, Moss has slowly gotten more and more touches. Last week he had seven rush attempts for 47 yards and three catches for 25 yards. Additionally, this past week Moss just had 14 rush attempts for 81 yards and two touchdowns. Moss is the goal-line back in this offense and offers the potential for flex value. I think he is a must pick-up at this point in the season especially given how Singletary has hardly been used in the red zone whereas Moss has plenty of redzone work this year with 13 touches compared to just 12 with Singletary who has played every game this year.
JK Dobbins: 49% owned
In a week of rookie running back breakouts, Dobbins finally played like the 2000+ yard rusher we saw at Ohio State last year. He had 15 carries for 113 yards and played 64% of the snap count which was significantly more than Gus Edward’s 36% of the snap count. With running back being as shallow as it is at this point in the season, he is a must pick-up similar to Moss. If the Ravens finally make the obvious decision to feed their talented rookie, then Dobbins could be an RB2 the rest of the way.
Damien Harris: 31% owned
Harris has been outstanding rushing the ball this year. He has had above 5.8 yards per carry in every game but one and has two one hundred yard rushing games in his four starts this year. Harris doesn’t offer much at all in passing game with only two receptions in four games but given how there aren’t many running back options on the waiver wire right now, Harris can offer good value and potentially be a part of a trade package for your team.
Jordan Wilkins: 1% owned
Wilkins had 20 rush attempts for 89 yards and a touchdown to pair with one reception for 24 yards. This performance came out of nowhere. Not sure he will repeat this at all given how Jonathan Taylor was reportedly hurt but he’s worth a bench spot because he can become the starter on this team.
Wide receiver to target:
Corey Davis: 37% owned
I have always been a huge Corey Davis fan and I am very glad he’s finally healthy and getting the opportunity to show how talented he can be. With 10+ targets each of the last two weeks, Davis had six receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown and eight receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown respectively. Davis has been nothing short of great as his 16 game pace is 93 receptions for 1181 yards and ten touchdowns. Pick him up while you still have the chance. This guy is good and plays for a very solid offense.
Curtis Samuel: 37% owned
Samuel had a bit of a breakout game this past week with five receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown as well as three rush attempts for 23 yards and a touchdown. Samuel’s usage as a running back shows that the Panthers want to get him more involved as a wide receiver. I think that he has the potential to be a very solid fantasy option if given the opportunity because his speed is so elite. He is most certainly worth a bench stash as of now.
Randall Cobb: 14% owned
Randall Cobb has become very underrated this year. He is on a 16 game pace for 69 receptions 850 yards and five touchdowns. Cobb had eight receptions for 95 yards this past week on ten targets and has been a solid option every week. I think it is safe to say that he offers weekly flex value and I would not be too worried about having to start him at all this year.
Hunter Renfrow: 15% owned
Renfrow has been the safe slot wide receiver we thought he could be this year. He has played this role very well. Thus far, he has 25 receptions for 309 yards and two touchdowns. Renfrow averages 3.6 receptions for 44 yards per game which puts him as a solid flex player. I think he is worth a bench spot as he provides great depth at a position where injuries happen quite a bit.
Darnell Mooney: 4% owned
I put Mooney here last week because I truly do believe in his talent. His route running is great and his speed to right up there as well. If Foles or Trubisky could hit a deep ball, Mooney would be a household name. He finally connected on a touchdown and had six receptions for 69 yards to go along with it. Mooney can be a great value at this point in the season.
Tight ends to target:
Dallas Goedert: 48% owned
Goedert only had one reception for 15 yards last week but Wentz played horribly and Goedert was coming off a long stint on the IR. Tight end is very, very shallow right now on the waiver wire so any upside should be picked up. Goedert is talented and should definitely be rostered right now.