The Waiver Wire list is loooooong this week. There are some wide receivers coming on, and living up to their draft position, while some running backs are carving out a role in some explosive offenses. Here’s who to target this week.
Edmonds led the league with 3 rushing touchdowns against the Giants. David Johnson is dealing with an ankle injury, but Cliff Kingsbury said after the game in New York that Johnson did not further aggravate the injury. It's hard to deny a guy coming off 126 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns touches, so even when Johnson is fully healthy, Edmonds has carved out a role in this offense.
Hunt gets to return to the field in a couple of weeks from his 8-game suspension. Nick Chubb has been the best player on the Browns offense this season, but the Browns went out and got Hunt this offseason. He will be worked into the offense slowly, but could be a nice addition to your team come the playoffs.
Kerryon Johnson left last week's game with a knee injury, then returned to the sidelines with a knee brace. Ty will be the lead back until Kerryon comes back, as he took 64% of the snaps last week.
Will Fuller left last week's game early with a hamstring injury that should sideline him for a couple of weeks. Stills will assume his role as the deep threat in the Texans offense, and he could steal that role as Fuller had 3 drops 2 weeks ago.
Johnson is seeing 63% of Pittsburgh's offense snaps since week 3, and looks like he has taken over as the WR2 opposite JuJu. His number's haven't been overly impressive, but he is seeing enough field time to warrant a roster spot. He has a favorable matchup this week going up against the Dolphins.
Pascal is seeing volume; 19 targets over his last 4 games, and has scored 3 touchdowns. Pascal is a flex play moving forward.
The Pats gave up a 2nd rounder for him, and Adam Schefter is reporting that Belichick has wanted him dating back to the draft. I've got to think giving up a 2nd round pick means he is in their plans moving forward.
Ryan Tannehill is the difference... that should scare Marcus Mariota. It's good news for Davis though. In Tannehill's first start C.D. had 6 receptions for 80 yards and 1 TD on 8 targets. This is unbelievable to type, but with Ryan Tannehill in, Corey davis has real value moving forward.
Is he finally starting to show is potential in Miami? He has found the endzone in 3 consecutive games. He's putting up decent numbers, and since the Dolphins figure to be trailing for most of the season, he should see plenty of action.
Goedert has seen 12 targets over the past 2 games, and has converted that into 9 receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown. Goedert is seeing plenty of field time, even if he is the #2 tight end behind Zach Ertz in Philly.
This is the guy who the Vikings thought they were guaranteeing $84 million to. Over the last 3 games Cousins has 10 touchdowns and thrown for at least 306 yards. Time to believe... YOU LIKE THAT!