It’s often easy to find yourself overwhelmed each week as you look at the waiver wire, wondering which player—or players, mind you—you should be adding to your fantasy football roster and spending your precious FAAB money on. All I hope with this article is that I can help you step away from the crippling panic you may find yourself in, and offer some clarity as to who deserves your FAAB money and attention this week on waivers.
Here are my top five waiver prioritize, in order, along with what percentage of your FAAB I think you should be directing towards them (percent rostered in Yahoo leagues, under 50% rostered).
Honorable mention: Justin Jackson (50% rostered, 25% FAAB budget)
Jackson was my number two add last week but I’m pinging you all again to make sure he is on your roster before Week 7. Jackson led the Chargers backfield in the absence of Austin Ekeler back in Week 5 and now gets to play the Jaguars. The Jaguars, in case you haven’t noticed, are terrible at stopping the run. Jackson and this entire Chargers offense should have a field day come Sunday.
1. Boston Scott (15% rostered, 20% FAAB budget)
With the Eagles bye coming in Week 9, it’s very likely Miles Sanders will be out the next two weeks to give him plenty of time to heal up before the rest of the season. This opens the door for two potential breakout games for Scott as the Eagles play the Giants on Thursday Night and then the Cowboys in Week 8. Both teams do not have good defenses which offers tantalizing matchups for Scott. He easily should be your top waiver add this week.
2. Keelan Cole (29% rostered, 20% FAAB budget)
Here are a bunch of fun Keelan Cole stats for ya:
keelan cole should be rostered in way more than 30% of leagues— pètë wėãr å dámn mäšk røgęrś (@petemrogers) October 19, 2020
leads #DUUUVAL in targets, catches, yards & tds. averaging 6 tgts/4.5 rec/60 yds/.5 td per game this season. currently WR26 in .5PPR.
next 7 games: LAC, HOU, GB, PIT, CLE, MIN, TEN
get him on your squad ASAP pic.twitter.com/7CQzXgMDCq
On Tuesday’s RB1 Podcast we had an actual debate about which Jaguars receiver you’d rather have for the rest of the season between Cole and D.J. Chark and IT’S A REAL ACTUAL DEBATE! Cole has been as solid as they come through the first six weeks of the season and should be rostered everywhere right now.
3. Travis Fulgham (46% rostered, 15% FAAB budget)
Honestly, Fulgham probably deserves to be higher on this list or at least worth more of your FAAB budget. He’s scored a touchdown in each game he’s played this season and has seen 10+ targets in each of his last two games. With all the injures hitting Philly’s offense, you’d think a No. 1 receiver would be a top priority. I’m still very skeptical of this Eagles passing attack and how reliable it is, especially with Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson flirting with taking the field each week and Jalen Reagor set to come off IR this week. Obviously you can’t ignore the production Fulgham has put forward so far and he should be rostered, but I’m not sold he’s going to be even a reliable WR2 moving forward. Prove me wrong Travis (but mainly Carson Wentz and the Eagles’ offensive line).
4. Tim Patrick (18% rostered, 15% FAAB budget)
I watched Tim Patrick torch the Patriots secondary on multiple occasions Sunday and now I just can’t get enough of him. He’s gone over 100 yards in each of his last two games and seems to be the perfect downfield receiver for Drew Lock who loves nothing more than just to toss 50/50 balls up to his 6-foot-4 receiver. There’s obviously worry that Patrick’s target share will decrease big time when Noah Fant returns to the field but given what I’ve seen from the young receiver so far, I’m betting that he’ll have a reliable role in Denver’s offense for the rest of the year.
5. Dallas Goedert (41% rostered, 15% FAAB budget)
Despite my lack of faith in the Eagles passing game, they are getting quite a bit of love from me this week. Goedert is eligible to come off IR this week but it remains to see whether or not he’s actually healthy enough to take the field Thursday night. That being said, Zach Ertz is out for three to four weeks with an ankle injury and let’s not forget Goedert started the season with 17 targets, 12 catches, 131 yards and a touchdown across his first two games. He’s the future at the position for the Eagles and I fully expect once he’s healthy, for him to return to being a vital cog in Philly’s passing game.