Waiver Wire

Each week throughout the NFL season, scoutPRO will identify our top waiver wire targets on Tuesdays. This Insider Information is available only to scoutPRO subscribers. 

Now keep in mind that without knowing how deep or shallow your league is I can't possibly list every waiver wire player that comes to mind that MIGHT be available. This list includes names of players that for the most part have not been picked up yet in your league. Not every player is a Must-Add and really depends what player you're dropping.

Anyone with a Projector or Professional subscription can always email me specific questions asknelson@scoutpro.com about who to drop and pickup depending on the makeup of your team. Also, the defenses I have listed are for streaming purposes based on matchup

 

Week 16:

Waiver Wire:  

Quarterback 

1. P. Rivers
2. T. Taylor
 

Running Back   

1. K. Farrow
2. R. Mathews
3. A. Hunt
 
 
Wide Receiver 
 
1. R. Anderson
2. JJ. Nelson
3. C. Meredith
4. T. Lockett
 
 
Tight End
 
1. C. Clay
2. R. Griffin/Fiedorowicz
 
 
Defense
 
1. Chiefs
2. Patriots
3. Packers

 

 

 

Week 15:

Waiver Wire:  

Keep in kind there might be better options out there on your waiver wire.....

Quarterback 

1. K. Cousins
2. T. Taylor
3. P. Rivers
 

Running Back   

1. B. Powell
2. TJ Yeldon
3. K. Farrow
4. D. Washington
5. C. Sims
6. C. West
7. J. Forsett
8. K. Dixon
9. R. Mathews
 
 
Wide Receiver 
 
1. A. Jeffery
2. AJ. Green
3. D. Inman
4. D. Parker
5. C. Hogan
6. JJ. Nelson
 
 
Tight End
 
1. L. Green
2. T. Burton
3. H. Henry 
 
 
Defense
 
1. Bills
2. Falcons
3. Patriots
4. Dolphins
 
 

 

Week 14:

Waiver Wire:  

Here are some players that you will want to have on your teams in the Playoffs that might be available. Please email me if you have specific questions for your team

Quarterback 

1. M. Stafford
2. R. Wilson
3. J. Winston
4. P. Rivers

Running Back   

1. J. Stewart
2. M. Gillislee
3. C. Sims
4. A. Blue
5. R. Burkhead
 
Wide Receiver 
 
1. W. Fuller
2. D. Parker
3. M. Floyd
4. D. Inman
5. C. Meredith
6. R. Shepard
7. T. Gabriel
 
Tight End
 
1. C. Brate
2. K. Rudolph
3. Z. Ertz
4. CJ. Fiedorowicz
5. V. McDonald
 
Defense
 
1. Chiefs
2. Patriots
3. Redskins
4. Falcons
5. Titans
6. Dolphins
 

Week 13:

Waiver Wire:   

Quarterback 

1. T. Taylor
2. C. Kaepernick

Running Back  

1. TJ. Yeldon (Ivory hurt)
2. S. Vereen (Stash in case he comes back for playoffs)
3. A. Hunt (Let's see what happens with Miller)
4. M. Gillislee (Handcuff McCoy)
5. A. Ellington (Handcuff DJ)
6. D. Williams (Both! DeAngelo & Damian to handcuff Bell & Ajayi)
7. C. West (Handcuff West)
8. A. Abdullah (Maybe he comes back, maybe not. Stash)
9. C. Sims (See Vereen)
 
Wide Receiver 
 
1. T. Hill (Don't think he should be available, but never know)
2. M. Lee
3. M. Wilson (See last week's WW list)
4. D. Inman
5. M. Mitchell
 
Tight End
 
1. V. Davis (Handcuff Reed)
2. V. McDonald
3. H. Henry
 
Kickers
 
1. B. McManus
2. M. Prater
3. G. Gano
4. C. Sturgis
 
Defense
 
Fantasy defenses with best match-ups weeks 14-16
 
1. Falcons
2. Patriots
3. Raiders
4. Texans
5. Saints
6. Redskins

 

Week 12:

Waiver Wire:   

Quarterback

Nothing sticks out, so depends on case by case basis

Running Back 

1. C. Ivory (In case he's still available in shallow leagues)
2. W. Smallwood (Mathews & Sproles went down)
3. K. Barner
4. D. Robinson (Could emerge if Yeldon out long)
5. A. Collins (Handcuff to Rawls)
6. A. Hunt (Blue dealing with injury so Hunt looks to be hancuff to Miller)
7. R. Burkhead (Deep league add. Should play on passing downs with Gio out)
 
Wide Receiver 
 
1. B. LaFell
2. T. Boyd
3. Q. Patton (Best WR in SF & they have great schedule moving forward)
4. P. Harvin (Defacto #1 if Woods out long )
4. M. Wilson (Could be on the come with Jeffery out)
5. D. Funchess (Looks like best player in Carolina, but needs more playing time)
6. R. Shepard (Back in the mix again after being injured )
 
Tight End
 
1. J. Cook
2. W. Tye
 
Defense
 
1. Patriots
2. Bills
3. Falcons
4. Giants
5. Chargers
 

Week 11:

Waiver Wire:  

Quarterback 

1. M. Stafford
2. C. Kaepernick
3. T. Taylor

Running Back 

1. CJ Prosise
2. R. Mathews (Who knows what the heck is going on with this coach & backfield)
3. D. Lewis
4. Damian Williams (High upside handcuff to Ajayi)
5. A. Blue (Handcuff to Miller)
6. J. Langford
 
Wide Receiver
 
1. C. Meredith
2. E. Rogers
3. C. Hamilton (Only in deep leagues)
 
Tight End
 
1. M. Bennett
2. C. Brate
2. V. McDonald
3. C. Clay
 
Defense
 
1. Raiders
2. Steelers
3. Giants 
4. Lions

 

Week 10:

Waiver Wire:  

Quarterback

 

1. J. Flacco
2. J. Cutler
3. T. Siemian 

Running Back 

1. P. Perkins ( Upside to take control of whole backfield)
2. R. Kelley
3. K. Bibbs
4. Du. Harris
5. J. Starks
6. Dw. Washington 
7. M. James (Martin & Rodgers both no timetable to come back)
8. R. Hillman (Looks like best back in Minnesota)
 
Wide Receiver 
 
1. T. Hill (Maclin could be out a while)
2. C. Conley (See above)
3. R. Matthews
4. E. Rogers
 
Tight End
 
1. Z. Ertz (Saw him dropped in a bunch of leagues)
2. M. Bennett
 
Defense
 
1. Ravens
2. Rams
3. Chargers
4. Redskins

 

Week 9:

We have our second big Bye week in week 9 with 6 teams off. My recommendation is to continue to pickup & stash high upside guys, but also very important to make sure that your Starting Lineup is not compromised. My focus this week will be a mixture of stashes and guys that you could possibly plug in your lineup for week 9. If you are in a shallow league, it's possible there will be much better pickups than the guys I recommend below. If you have a a "Projector or Professional" subscription please feel free to email me about any specific questions you have about your teams. 

Waiver Wire:  

Quarterback

1. R. Tannehill
2. S. Bradford
3. J. McCown

Running Back

1. C. West
2. P. Barber/A. Smith (Rodgers left game with foot issue. If serious one of these guys could be starting week 9)
3. T. Hightower
4. CJ. Prosise (Looked good & has passing down role)
5. D. Williams (Looks to be backup to Ajayi. Tends to get nicked up)
6. K. Dixon (Backfield is a mess & they use the FB often)
 
Wide Receiver
 
1. JJ Nelson
2. J. Janis (Playing alot of snaps & has the talent. Just needs the targets)
3. S. Watkins (If you can afford to stash in deeper leagues)
4. B. Perriman (Let's see coming off bye if he gets more involved)
5. DGB (Snaps starting to rise & could emerge if they don't make a trade for WR)
6. D. Inman
 
Tight End
 
1. A. Hooper (Tamme left game with what looked like a forearm injury)
2. V. McDonald
3. L. Kendricks
 
Defense
 
1. Panthers
2. Dolphins
3. Chargers
4. Ravens

 

 

Week 8:

Waiver Wire:  

 

Quarterback

1. J. Winston (Please tell me you plucked him off waivers last week like I told you so)
2. R. Fitzpatrick
3. A. Smith
4. B. Osweiler (Damn it! I'm committing Fantasy suicide by recommending this guy to you, but the bastard has a great match-up)
5. S. Bradford

Running Back
 
1. M. Gillislee (I know I know.... But hopefully Rex comes to his senses & rests McCoy)
2. M. Asiata
3. R. Kelley (Could be starter soon)
4. Dw. Washington
5. A. Blue

Wide Receiver
 
1. D. Adams
2. M. Floyd (Is he available by chance?)
3. M. Lee (Looks better than ARob & Hurns)
4. C. Patterson
5. J. Huinter (Locked into every down roll)
6. R. Shepard (Looked good last week. Could start getting more snaps)

 
Tight End
 
1. C. Brate
2. J. Doyle
3. V. Davis
4. L. Green
5. CJ. Fiedorowicz
6. A. Gates
7. J. Tamme
 
Defense
 
1. Chiefs
2. Titans
3. Lions
4. Redskins

 

 

Week 7:

Waiver Wire:  

Quarterback

1. J. Winston
2. A. Smith
3. C. Kaepernick 

Running Back

1. Mike Davis
2. D. Booker (Should be owned already but just in case)
3. J. Rodgers
4. K. Davis (Not sure yet on his role on short week, but Lacy ain't playing)
5. K. Carey
 
Wide Receiver
 
1. K. Britt
2. Ty Montgomery
3. Chester Rogers
4. A. Humphries
5. K. Wright
6. J. Janis
7. L. Murphy
 
Tight End
 
1. C. Brate
2. J. Doyle
3. V. Davis
4. L. Green
 
Defense
 
1. Patriots
2. Ravens
3. Bengals
4. Falcons

 

Week 6:

Waiver Wire: 

Quarterback

1. Marcus Mariota
2. Tyrod Taylor
3. Brian Hoyer
 

Running Back

1. James Starks
2. James White (depends on injury to Forte)
3. Bobby Rainey (depends on injury to Washington)
4. Robert Kelley
5. Dion Lewis
6. C.J. Spiller
 
Wide Receiver
 
1. Cameron Meredith
2. Jeremy Kerley
3. Breshad Perriman
4. Chris Conley
5. Cordarrelle Patterson
6. Marqise Lee
 
Tight End
 
1. Virgil Green
2. Vance McDonald
3. C.J. Fiedoworwicz
 
Defense
 
1. Bills
2. Titans
3. Texans
4. Lions 

  

Week 5:

Waiver Wire: 

Quarterback

1. Ryan Tannehill
2. Carson Wentz
3. Joe Flacco
 

Running Back

1. Terrance West
2. Billal Powell (depends on injury to Forte)
3. Zach Zenner (depends on injury to Washington)
4. Wendell Smallwood
5. Mike Gillislee
6. Andre Ellington
 
Wide Receiver
 
1. Eddie Royal
2. Dontrelle Inman
3. Robert Woods
4. Robby Anderson
 
Tight End
 
1. Cameron Brate
2. Charles Clay
 
Defense
 
1. Patriots
2. Ravens
3. Dolphins
4. 49ers
 
 

Week 4:

Waiver Wire: 

Quarterback

1. Trevor Siemian
2. Joe Flacco
3. Dak Prescott
 

Running Back

1. Jordan Howard
2. Orleans Darkwa
3. Kenneth Dixon
4. C.J. Prosise
5. Bobby Rainey
 
Wide Receiver
 
1. Terrelle Pryor
2. Sammie Coates
3. Jamison Crowder
4. Kenny Britt
 
Tight End
 
1. Jimmy Graham
2. Jack Doyle
 
Defense
 
1. Bengals
2. Lions
3. Colts

 

Week 3:

Waiver Wire: 

Quarterback

1. Ryan Tannehill
2. Blaine Gabbert
 

Running Back

1. Jerrick McKinnon (Top Priority)
2. Matt Asiata
3. Dwayne Washington
4. Kenneth Farrow
5. Fozzy Whittaker
6. Kenyan Drake
7. Cameron Artis-Payne
 
Wide Receiver
 
1. Phillip Dorsett (Top Priority)
2. Victor Cruz (Should be owned in all leagues)
3. Quincy Enunwa
 
Tight End
 
1. Kyle Rudolph
2. Jacob Tamme
 
 Defense
 
1. Dolphins
2. Giants
3. Buccaneers
 

Week 2:

Waiver Wire:

Quarterback


1. Joe Flacco
2. Brock Osweiler
3. Carson Wentz

Running Back


1. Chris Thompson
2. Charchandrick West
3. Shaun Draughn
4. Kenjon Barner
5. Jalen Richard

Wide Receiver


1. Eli Rogers
2. Quintin Patton
3. Tyrell Williams
4. Brandon LaFell
5. Dontelle Inman 

Tight End


1. Virgil Green
2. Dennis Pitta 

Defense


1. Lions
2. Ravens