The key to winning your fantasy football league is not how well you draft, but the players you add off waivers. This is extremely important because securing hidden talent could replace those late-round selections, even mid-rounders, that aren’t having the best season. Here at NFS, we provide the best picks for players you should grab off waivers now before it is too late. As always, both opportunity and performance are taken into consideration for these players. You can also make life easier by checking out our Consistency Rankings!
Dan Arnold, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars
After being traded from the Carolina Panthers for C.J. Henderson, Dan Arnold has been a quality pass-catching tight end for Trevor Lawernce’s development. Since the Jaguar’s bye week, Arnold has had no less than seven targets and no less than 60 yards in three games. He has yet to score a touchdown but that’ll come as the chemistry improves. He’ll continue to have high upside the rest of the season despite poor team performance. He should be the top target for a harder position to fill in fantasy.
Tyler Conklin, TE, Minnesota Vikings
Since Irv Smith Jr. went down with a season-ending injury, Tyler Conklin has been very consistent for the Minnesota Vikings, especially over the last four games.
Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, New England Patriots
After some massive preseason hype, Rhamondre Stevenson struggled to break into the running back committee. However, when Damien Harris went down with an injury, Stevenson filled his shoes perfectly. Stevenson exploded for 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns against a solid Cleveland Browns rushing defense. Even with the return of Harris at some point, Stevenson has proved that the two of them could work together as a talent backfield by committee. Nonetheless, his performance earns him as a quality waiver wire pickup, especially if Harris misses more games going forward.
Bryan Edwards, WR, Las Vegas Raiders
The release of Henry Ruggs prompted Bryan Edwards to be the new number one wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders. However, last week he laid an absolute dud against the New York Giants. But with no new additions to the wide receiver locker room, Edwards was still expected to produce wide receiver one numbers. He did exactly that this week against the Chiefs. He finished with three receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown. He should still be considered to have decent upside going despite inconsistent numbers throughout the season.
Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Since returning from injury, Rashod Bateman has been one of the more underrated rookie wide receivers this season. He’s had no less than 52 yards since Week 7 and has already brought in 14 receptions in the last three games. He hasn’t scored his first NFL touchdown but the excellent play from the Baltimore Ravens shouldn’t make that much of an issue at all. Bateman’s upside is easily the highest on this list as a consistent wide receiver two with an elite-level quarterback.