Unlike other weeks this season, this week of waiver wire pickups is not that promising. Typically around this time of year, we start to see major injuries or breakout players start to emerge. However, this week has been a little lackluster on both fronts. These 5 players are only worth having if you have completely lost faith in certain players on your roster. These players will not be a week in, week out starter for you, but they could help you win a couple of games as your bye week fill-ins.
Herbert looked like a complete stud on Sunday with 157 yards on 20 carries and 2 TDs after Montgomery left with an injury. Additionally, he had 2 catches for 12 yards. His play time is still limited with Montgomery being the RB1 in Chicago, but he looks to be the best handcuff in the NFL right now with potential to take over more carries regularly.
Role: Bench / Handcuff to Montgomery
Romeo Doubs came out Sunday and was phenomenal. Since losing Adams in the offseason, Rodgers has struggled to find a WR on the Packers to really click with. However, Doubs came out in a big way with 8 catches on 8 targets, racking up 73 yards and a TD. This was huge in helping the Packers defeat Brady and The Bucs on the road. Granted, Doubs benefitted from both Watkins and Watson being injured, but it is fair to say a lot of trust was built between Doubs and Rodgers this past weekend.
Role: Fringe WR2 / Occasional Starter
At the begin of the season, most people believed Parker would be the Patriot’s go to receiver. But after the first two weeks, almost everyone had lost faith. That is great news for you as owner because that most likely means he is on the waiver wire. Last week he came out with 5 receptions and over 150 receiving yards. He is a must add and a potential starter for your team.
Role: WR3 / Occasional Starter
Mack Hollins has been on a journey to find a place to call home and it is great to see Las Vegas might be that place. He use to be a special teams guy in Miami before heading to Vegas, and in that short amount of time, he has already been named captain. Although he is not the best athlete out there, this guy has a lot of heart and is starting to get noticed more and more as the season wears on. He is worth the roster spot, especially as he develops more of a rapport with Carr.
Role: Flex / Occasional Starter
Zay Jones might have just become the luckiest man in the NFL. The definition of in the right place at the right time. He is a journeyman who landed in Jacksonville right when the former top college QB prospect, Lawrence, started to get comfortable, and former Super Bowl winning coach, Peterson, took over as head coach. Jones caught 10 out of 11 targets for 85 yards and a TD. He might be the team’s favorite WR, making him a potential viable threat.
Although Gage is talented, there is a lot more talent ahead of him on the depth chart. Mike Evans, the WR leader on the team, was out this game for suspension. And Godwin and Jones are frequently injured. If Gage does get another shot, it is very possible he puts up another 20+ game. But just know you might have to stash him until certain weeks.
Role: Flex / Instant starter if Godwin and Evans are out
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