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2018-09-17T19:30:49+00:00 September 17th, 2018|


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waiver wire week to top pickups and fantasy football targets heavy calm with weak to slowing drawing closer to wrapping up the fantasy football waiver wire targets are beginning to take form while you may have built a juggernaut fantasy roster through the draft but whether it’s due to injuries or simply the need for depth waivers will always be vital to overall success it’s been a bit of a strange start to the season for a variety of reasons for starters a highly touted fantasy player in Cleveland Browns white out Josh Gordon was released just ahead of week two leading to many players locking and on finding a replacement for him the Gordon news was only the start and we’re going to look at a few of the top waiver wire targets for the coming week this list will be updated as the week of NFL action wraps up but there’s no better place to start than with a player who impressed while replacing the aforementioned Browns wideout note all ownership numbers are based on Yahoo fantasy football WR Antonio Callaway Cleveland Browns 6% owned as excited as I am about Antonio Callaway subside after Gordon’s release it’s likely he’ll be brought along somewhat slowly this makes Roush Hart Higgins also a potential target but I think call aways ceiling and a long-term outlook are better he only saw four targets in the week to start but turned it into three catches for 81 yards and one touchdown Callaway has big play potential and if he’s able to build his rapport with Tyrod Taylor Moore he’ll be primed for quite a bit of success while lining up Hopson Jarvis Landry RB Giovanni Bernard Cincinnati Bengals 27% owned with Bengals starter Joe Mixon set to miss multiple weeks the workload should fall on Giovanni Bernard who’s an exceptional pass catcher even if Bernard can’t dominate on the ground in mix-ins absence he’ll be a focal point of the passing attack while working as a safety blanket for Andy Dalton Mixon didn’t miss much of Cincinnati’s week two game but Bernard still finished with six rushing attempts 27 yards and four catches I like his upside and he’s the perfect pickup for fantasy football owners who love Mixon on their roster we you are John Brown Baltimore Ravens 25 percent owned after two weeks of action we can safely say that John Brown is one of Joe Flacco’s favorite targets in the passing game after totaling a modest three catches on four targets for 44 yards and one touchdown in the opener Brown took it up a notch in week 2 during a tough Thursday night football matchup with the rival Cincinnati Bengals Brown sought and targets and hauled in four of them for 92 yards and one score Browns big play potential is something for fantasy football owners to get excited about and he’s a great option if available on waivers QB Tyrod Taylor Cleveland Browns 31% owned Tyrod Taylor isn’t the greatest NFL quarterback he’s not bad but he’s not an exceptional player but in fantasy leagues he makes for a great option in specific matchups or even as a bye week filler I debated placing Derek Carr above Taylor but the latter’s mediocre games are still solid from a fantasy perspective in week one Taylor completed an atrocious 37.5% of his passes largely due to weather but still had a fine day for owners thanks to his 77 rushing yards and two total scores his ability to take off and run and the intriguing weapons on Cleveland’s roster make him a fine opt I in WR to roll Pryor New York Jets four percent owned note from the group below I like aquiline Colt and DeSean Jackson more than Pryor but their ownership means they aren’t available in many fantasy leagues you’ll see below there are quite a few names I consider as better option central Pryor but I wanted to make sure to offer another loaned option for players in bigger leagues the Jets wideout is also likely available in leagues with deep benches where you have a player you will never use holding a roster spot what stood out about Pryor and the Jets as a whole is how the games have gone in terms of targets and opportunities for wide receivers expected no one wideout Robbie Anderson saw just one target in the team’s opener while Quincy and none wha have proven to be rookie some darn olds go to option prior receive the second most targets eight from the quarterback and week two it resulted in a stat line of four catches for 84 yards and offered optimism for Pryor’s future other targets by position will touch on each position below by offering a few names who may have slightly higher ownership but if they’re on your waiver wire are certainly worth considering for go back Derek Carr Oakland Raiders 43% honed Case Keenum Denver Broncos 39 percent owned Blake bortles Jacksonville Jaguars twenty-eight percent owned running back Austin Eagle er Los Angeles chargers 44 percent owned JVs Allen Baltimore Ravens 8 percent owned wide receiver killin coal Jacksonville Jaguars 48 percent owned DeSean Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48 percent owned Phillip Dorsett New England Patriots 24 percent owned Tyler void Cincinnati Bengals 2 percent owns tight end Eric Ebron Indianapolis Colts 55 percent owned Austin Hooper Atlanta Falcons 16 percent owned