I don’t need to tell you to add Carson Wentz, Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams or Mohamed Sanu because you already know that. Hopefully, in Waiver Wire Bigfoot Hunting, we’re able to uncover a few more obscure targets to help you on your long road to a fantasy championship.
The word is pretty much out on Kerley after an 11-target week one performance, but I’m sure a lot of people are down on him because Blaine Gabbert is his quarterback.
Honestly, that really shouldn’t matter because it’s not like Gabbert can accurately throw the ball more than 20-yards down the field, and Kerley operates mostly out of the slot.
There’s a lot to like about Kerley going forward simply because there’s not much else going on in the San Fran passing game to take targets away from him. On a side note, I’m not really concerned about Kerley against Carolina, I’d have no problem starting him if need be.
Inman is basically the contrarian add to those that missed out on Tyrell Williams so you need to talk yourself into Inman being the better add.
It’s believed that Inman is going to be playing in the slot, and if the targets are there, he has a decent shot at value going forward. In deep leagues, he isn’t someone that should be sitting on the waiver wire.
Also, Inman did have some success in 2015 with a 13 target, eight catch, 82 yards, and one touchdown game in week 15.
The Redskins looked horrible in week one, and Matt Jones was certainly part of the problem.
With Jones struggling, Thompson was only afforded six touches, but he did score a touchdown and is the Redskins best receiving back. If Jones continues to look mediocre, and the Redskins continue to play from behind, Thompson could be seeing the field more often than not.
I’m really surprised Agholor is only owned in 12 percent of Yahoo leagues. In week one, Carson Wentz was a revelation and while you can’t assume he’ll be consistent, Agholor is the clear number two receiver. I’d pass on Agholor for Kerley, but don’t be surprised if he carves out a decent role going forward.
5. Seth Roberts
I brought up in the FanDuel Fortune Finder, and he could be a decent play for those in dire needs of a receiver. He’s carved out the slot-receiver/third receiver role for the Raiders, and that resulted in 60 snaps and one touchdown in week one.
Tight ends were horrible in week two, for the most part, and that trend seems like it will continue. One of the lone bright sports was Zach Ertz, but it looks like he’ll be out week one.
Someone is going to have to step up in his absence on Monday night, and Burton is definitely the more exciting option of the two.
7. Chris Conley
It’s hard to recommend Conley because Alex Smith and the Chiefs offense simply can’t sustain two fantasy receivers, but Conley needs to be on your radar based on measurables alone.
He’s 6’2″, 205 pounds with 4.35 speed and was targeted seven times in week one. Jeremy Maclin is always an injury concern, and Conley has can’t-miss big play ability barring Alex Smith is willing to take a shot down the field.