This list just doesn’t feel the same without Alshon Jeffery on it, but he’s finally over the 60% owned mark after his 10 catch, 218 yard game on Sunday. Weekly regulars Woodhead and Blackmon are gone as well, but there is still plenty of talent left on this week’s waiver list. I’ll also list players owned in over 60% of leagues that I would feel comfortable dropping for the next Alshon or Woodhead.
Top 10 Waiver Pick-ups:
Zac Stacy RB (19%): The Rams running game has been brutal this year, but Stacy showed signs of life in week 5 with 14 carries for 78 yards (5.6 YPC). It’s the first time this season that a Rams RB has averaged over 4 YPC and should be enough for Stacy to get another shot at the starting gig. If he holds on to the starting job, Stacy is worth owning in all formats.
Max FAAB: $25
Michael Floyd WR (59%): Floyd had a mediocre week 6 (5-61-0), but still led the team in targets for the 2nd week in a row. The Cards offense is a mess, but Floyd has gained Carson Palmer’s trust and is leading the team in targets over the last 4 weeks. He has a breakout game coming soon and I’m guessing this is the last week he’s eligible for this list. If he’s still available in your league, go get him.
Max FAAB: $20
Willis McGahee RB (48%): Old Willie got in the end-zone in week 5 and had a decent game on the ground with 71 yards. He also got the red zone carries and should for the rest of the season. McGahee is a decent flex option the rest of the way.
Max FAAB: $15
Andre Ellington RB (24%): Ellington out-gained starter Mendenhall by 9 yards despite getting 10 less carries and also added 4 catches for 31 yards. Mendenhall averaged a pathetic 2.5 YPC, which is actually an improvement from the 1.8 YPC he averaged in week 4. For some reason the Cards keep giving him the ball, but his lack of production will put him on the bench eventually and open up more carries for Ellington.
Max FAAB: $12
Harry Douglas WR (4%): Julio Jones is out for the year and Roddy White is still banged up. Somebody has to catch the ball in Atlanta’s pass first offense. Douglass is worth a flyer, but don’t go crazy. He’s nowhere near as talented as Julio Jones.
Max FAAB: $12