Welcome to the latest and greatest installment of Waiver Wire Wednesday.
Check out our top 5 players to target when you make your waiver claims tonight.
This week features a starting QB for the 6th ranked passing offense, the #1 WR on the 3rd ranked passing offense, two players that will be relied on to fill the roles of injured star players, and Brandon Jacobs (yay!). Plus, for the first time on AVS, there are GIF’s!
These picks aren’t in “priority” order, because I have no idea what your team needs, nor do I care what your team needs/how it is doing.
Nick Foles – QB, Philadelphia Eagles
- ESPN: 2.6%, Yahoo: 16%
- vs Cowboys
- Through 1.5 games as the starter for the Eagles, Foles has thrown for over just about 500 yards, 5 TD’s, and 0 INT’s. The Eagles are 2-0 in those games, and next week he gets Dallas’ 30th ranked pass D. He is a must own if you have Vick or Brees (on a bye), but should be considered by all owners who have questions about their QB.
Keenan Allen – WR, San Diego Chargers
- ESPN: 6.8%, Yahoo: 38%
- @ Jaguars
- He is a number 1 WR + 3rd ranked passing offense = must own in all formats. The entire Chargers team has been a surprise (3-3, fresh off a MNF victory over the red hot Colts), especially the offense. Rivers is having a renaissance type of season, and Allen is the main benefactor of his resurgence. He is a WR2 option. (Expect to have a similar reaction to Rivers if you get Allen)
Harry Douglas – WR, Atlanta Falcons
- ESPN: 7.5%, Yahoo: 37%
- vs Buccaneers
- Julio – OUT, Roddy – DNP today, means that Douglas could very well be the only viable WR for the desperate Matty Ice to throw to. With the season on the line, the Falcons passing attack, once arguable the best in the league, has been reduced to Harry Douglas and a retiring Tony G (who is still playing near the top of his abilities). Douglas has the 10+ target potential until Roddy returns, and even then, he is worth owning as a WR3.
Joseph Randle – RB, Dallas Cowboys
- ESPN: 1.4%, Yahoo: 10%
- @ Eagles
- Similar to Douglas, Randle enters a situation in which the TWO players ahead of him are out with injuries (DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar). Randle is now the “bell cow” back for the Cowboys, and with the extremely porous Eagles D up next, owners should expect a good amount of production. He is a low-end RB2 and FLEX option in all leagues.
Brandon Jacobs – RB, New York Giants
- ESPN: 2.1%, Yahoo: 26%
- vs Vikings
- BJ is back and ready to shoulder to load for the horrific New York Football Giants. He is going to get 20 touches, every week, until the Giants bring in an RB who is actually talented. Until then, go ahead, put a bid in for Brandon. Plus, when he scores, you can dance along with him at home!