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Doug Coutts

Doug has been with Fantasysharks.com since the very beginning. He is a Senior Fantasy Football Staff Writer and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer Association (FSWA). Way back when, there was the Dynasty Den, Just Thinking Out Loud, and the Weekly Wrap-up. Along the way were television appearances on the local cable affiliate, and various other contributions. His weekly "Waiver Wire Wonders" column appears on Tuesdays.

WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 15

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Another country heard from! For the second week in a row, he hauled in four passes but this week in Buffalo one of those went for a touchdown. The Jets are going to be passing the ball in each of their remaining games, so look for Anderson to be making more fantasy noise down the stretch.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 14

RB Jeffery Wilson SF

With nothing to lose, San Francisco has been throwing caution in the wind. For the second week in a row, Jeff Wilson has not only been active, but has been a key component of the game plan, getting several touches on the field.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 13

WR Antonio Callaway and RB Carlos Hyde CLE

The Cleveland offense is on the rise, as Baker Mayfield has been very strong and Cleveland is winning games. As a result of the passing game improvement, we have Antonio Callaway as a waiver wire wonder this week.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 12

WR Keke Coutee HOU

Short week this week, short list of players. We have a six pack worth taking a look at this week, but beyond those six now is the time to think about shoring things up for the fantasy playoff run. Some ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 11

RB Rashaad Penny SEA

Coach Pete Carroll continues to confound the fantasy owner, shuffling players in and out as he is constantly looking for the hot hand to carry the ball. This week’s back du jour was Rashaad Penny, as he lit up the Los Angeles Rams for 108 yards and a touchdown on just 12 carries.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 9

WR David Moore SEA

David Moore has been hot for Seattle, once again finding the end zone for the third consecutive week. He tallied 97 yards receiving on four catches against Detroit, numbers good enough to make him one of the top considerations to add off waivers this week.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 8

RB Raheem Mostert SF

The injuries to Matt Breida the last couple of weeks has opened the door for Raheem Mostert to see the field, and he has opened more than a few eyes with his skills... San Francisco clearly likes what its sees, so look for Mostert to continue to see the ball regardless of the health of the rest of the San Francisco ball carriers.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 7

QB Sam Darnold NYJ

A week after throwing three touchdown passes against Denver, Darnold lit up Indianap0lis to the tune of 280 yards and two touchdowns (against only one interception). The Jets offense is on a roll, making Sam Darnold an attractive fantasy backup.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 6

WR Keke Coutee HOU

Building upon a performance that had him in last week’s story, Keke Coutee did not disappoint those that took an early flyer on him. He caught six passes for 51 yards against Dallas, making a statement that he is here to stay. Look for these type of numbers to continue in the near and long term.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 5

WR Keke Coutee HOU

This week’s top recommended add is a rookie that made his NFL debut this past week. My close to namesake, Keke Coutee. On a day where he was targeted a whopping 15 times, Coutee hauled in 11 of those passes on his way to 109 yards in receiving.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 4

WR Tyler Boyd CIN

Last week, Tyler Boyd was “On The Radar,” and this week he jumps to the top of the list of waiver wire wonders. Just his stats alone warrant a strong look, as he caught six passes for 132 yards and a touchdown last week against Carolina.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 3

WR Antonio Callaway and RB Carlos Hyde CLE

We will talk about a baker’s dozen this week. Players from all the skill positions to help keep your fantasy team up and running at top speed. Several players in this week’s story get a category promotion from last week, ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 2

RB Phillip Lindsay DEN

Phillip Lindsay finished the day rushing for 71 yards on 15 carries, and though he did not factor into the passing game, this writer has seen enough to make him one of the top waiver adds this week. If nothing else, he and Freeman are the clear 1 and 1A over Devontae Booker.

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2017 All-Waiver Wire Wonder Team

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What a strange journey it has been! The 2017 fantasy football season has long been put to rest, making now the perfect time to look back and reflect on the season that was. We hope that along the way this ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 17

QB Jimmy Garoppolo SF

All he does is win. He has taken the winning attitude from New England, and has brought San Francisco out of the doldrums to a point where there is hope and excitement. Along the way, he is putting up some pretty good numbers, and did so this week against a stingy Jacksonville defense. San Francisco is in it to win, look for Garoppolo to have another nice game in the finale at the Los Angeles Rams.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 16

WR Keenan Cole JAC

Keelan Cole scored again on his way to posting a line that featured seven catches for 186 yards. He will be active again this week against San Francisco, and we easily have him as our top selection off waivers this week.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 15

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A bit of a reach, but with the pickings a little slim, we have to dig to find some gems this week. With Russell Wilson coming alive especially in the fourth quarter, Lockett ended the day with four catches for 90 yards and a score. Seattle does not have a lot in front of Lockett on the depth chart.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 14

QB Jimmy Garoppolo SF

Perhaps pressed into service sooner than the coaching staff would have liked, we see Garoppolo as a viable fantasy backup that is in line to be on the field for the rest of this season. He has favorable matchups down the stretch, including a date with Houston this upcoming week, with Tennessee to follow.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 13

TE Ricky Seals-Jones ARI

We mentioned Seals-Jones in last week’s story as the last player on our list, and this week he makes the leap to one notch away from our top recommendation. He and Blaine Gabbert have something going on that can no longer be considered a fluke.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 12

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Corey Coleman ended the day catching six passes for 80 yards and was clearly the top option in the air for Cleveland. The quarterback situation is obviously an issue, but from the looks of things, Coleman is looking like someone who will be an immediate fantasy contributor.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 11

RB Elijah McGuire NYJ

With Matt Forte on the sideline for a few weeks, the Jets will be relying on McGuire and Bilal Powell to carry the load. Against Tampa Bay this past week, McGuire was active in the passing game, hauling in four passes for 36 yards. Look for the split to continue, but with McGuire getting more looks in the air.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 10

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After taking that ugly hit a couple of weeks ago, Flacco was quickly cleared and back on the field this week in Tennessee. He wasted no time getting the passing game going, and he ended the day throwing for 261 yards to go along with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 9

TE Austin Hooper ATL

After a quiet week against New England, Austin Hooper was once again heavily used this past week against the New York Jets. He caught four passes for 47 yards, and one of those was good for a score.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 8

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Another receiver who has put together a nice two game stretch is Marqise Lee. Prior to this week’s game, he was good for five catches and 83 yards against the Los Angeles Rams. This week he continued to be active and hauled in four passes for 72 yards.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 7

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We had previously been talking about Dion Lewis, as he was lurking in the shadows while slowly seeing an increase in his time on the field. This week he opened up as the lead back on New England’s first drive, and even got himself a goal line carry.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 6

TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins NYJ

After sitting out the first few weeks, the numbers continue to rise from week-to-week for Seferian-Jenkins. Last week against the Browns, on a day where he tallied six catches for 29 yards, we saw him visit the endzone for the first time this season. Look for him to continue to be involved in the Jets passing game this week against New England.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 5

RB Alex Collins BAL

With big names Dalvin Cook and Chris Carson out for the season, this week’s story turns to the position of running back as those owners look to find replacements. We have several to talk about, but none are elevated into ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 4

The injury to Darren Sproles opens the door for a pass-catching player out of the Philadelphia backfield. LeGarrette Blount will continue to handle things on the ground, at least as far as the goal line goes, look for Smallwood to take over the third down role for Philadelphia.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 3

RB Chris Carson SEA

Stealing the show, and the majority of the playing time, was Chris Carson. He lit up San Francisco to the tune of 93 yards on 20 carries, and he was clearly the better back for Seattle. There is the possibility that Rawls is still getting up to speed, but for now, Carson is the back to own in Seattle.

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 2

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The important thing to remember, is that it has only been one week. You never want to fall too far behind, but even if the sky has fallen in on your world, know that you are only 0-1 with the ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 1

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Welcome one and all to the Waiver Wire Wonders!! I look forward to once again organizing the weekly wonders for consideration to be picked up off your waiver wire. Thank you and welcome back to our regular readers and also ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 17

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It’s Week 17 and time for the final Waiver Wire Wonders of the season. Thanks for your continued patronage. We will put a bow on the season next week with our annual “All Waiver Wire” team, a celebration of those ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 16

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While there may have been problems in Houston, there are none here as the Waiver Wire Wonders continue to roll! Bill O’Brien finally fell on his own sword, removing the savagely bad Brock Osweiler in favor of Tom Savage, a ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 15

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The main event last week was the Le’Veon Bell show. As if scoring a trio of touchdowns was not enough, he accounts for just a smidge under three-hundred yards (300!!). Of other note last week, the cold wintry weather is ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 14

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As we turn the calendar into December, the weather in many areas is starting to get frightful. Last week, there were two games in the snow, and there are bound to be more in the future. Double check the weather ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 13

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Happy post-Turkey Day to all! What a great weekend it was, with exciting games being spread out over five glorious days. Just when you thought there would only be scraps left on the carcass that is the waiver wire, we ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 12

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The season marches on, though it will march on without several key players that were lost to injury in Week 11. The loss of a star player opens up opportunity for those further down on the depth chart, and we ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 11

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A great week of NFL football is in the books, a week that saw some incredible comebacks and improbable finishes. That kind of excitement will be hard to duplicate in this week’s column, but we have enough players to mention ...

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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 10

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The bye weeks continue, though we are now back to a more reasonable four teams taking the week off both this week and next. We have a small list this week, as we condense an eight pack of players into ...

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