On a week where late night (and early morning!) baseball games dominated the airwaves the last few days, as we turn our attention to the weekly waiver wonders we find that the pendulum has once again swung in the direction of a weak crop of options. We will be avoiding the quarterback situation in Tampa Bay, where it seems that things have swung back in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick. Tampa Bay is like several other teams including Cleveland, the New York Giants and Buffalo, where their offense is shall we say, less than desirable. We do our best to find some desirable options out on waivers, but all of our selections this week qualify as “On The Radar.” On to the weekly wonders!
On The Radar
WR David Moore, Seattle
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.
WR Keke Coutee, Houston
The Houston youngster is coming off injury, and even if he’s not back this week, he is worth a pickup. Houston will be without starter Will Fuller, so Coutee will be asked to step up and be a consistent performer in the offense.
RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Atlanta
The loss of Ronald Jones will elevate Rodgers into the backup role for Atlanta, and more importantly it will translate into more targets in the passing game. Atlanta’s offense is on the rise, and Rodgers is worth a look for those in need at the position.
WR Tre’Quan Smith, New Orleans
This is a speculative add, as Smith has been very quiet so far for New Orleans. With Ted Ginn gone for the season and Cameron Meredith being unimpressive, Smith’s numbers can only go up. New Orleans is another offense that is worth getting involved in as Drew Brees has the potential to go off for a big game at any time.
WR Courtland Sutton, Denver
Trade rumors are circulating, with several wide receivers around the league being discussed including Denver starters Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. Should either be dealt, that will open the door for Sutton to assume a bigger role in the offense. This past week against Kansas City he caught three passes for 78 yards. He is worth keeping an eye on as the trade deadline approaches.
WR Josh Reynolds, Los Angeles Rams
As teams begin to sell out to slow down Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods, Jared Goff has not had a problem tossing the ball to Josh Reynolds. He has especially excelled in the red zone, as he made the most of his three catches finding the endzone twice for the Rams. The Rams are another offensive machine, and though there are many mouths to feed, Reynolds is worth a speculative add in deep leagues.
WR Chris Conley, Kansas City
Kansas City is concerned about the groin injury to Tyreek Hill, and should he miss any time, then Chris Conley will see more playing time. The Kansas City offense is hot, so picking up Conley is not a bad idea as we await news on Hill’s injury.