Fantasy football has one of the fastest turnover rates. Every week there are new players bursting on to the scene. Which is why paying attention to your waiver wire is critical and adding these players could be the difference between your team being average and a champion. Here are a few players to add off the waiver wire that could help your team.
NFL Players To Add off the Fantasy Waiver Wire
Tyrod Taylor: Taylor was signed in the off season by the Bills. During training camp, he won the job and never looked back. In his first five games this season he has posted 1,097 passing yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Taylor also gives you a boost with his legs. Taylor has ran for 187 yards and two touchdowns. He is averaging 19 points per game and is currently ranked 5th at his position.
Note: Taylor is not likely to play this Sunday against Cincinnati as he recovers from an MCL injury suffered last week against Tennessee. Nevertheless, he’s a definite option for the remainder of the season as he’s unlikely to lose the starting job to E.J. Manuel anytime soon.
Next Best Quarterbacks
Josh McCown: McCown is averaging 25 fantasy points in the last three games. With the Browns’ defense not living up to what many thought it was going to be, they will be in plenty of shoot outs.
Blake Bortles: Bortles has some of the youngest and most talented skill position players in the NFL and it is starting to show. The Jags quarterback is averaging 18 points per game and is ranked 11th at his position.
Duke Johnson: In college, Duke Johnson set the record for the most yards at “The U”. Johnson is currently seeing mostly third down and passing down work, but is starting to cut into Isaiah Crowell’s work load. He has the opportunity too be the lead back for Cleveland.
Next Best Running Backs
Kansas City running back: With Charles out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, Charcandrick West and Knile Davis need to be added. West is currently leading in touches, however when Davis got his chance last season he proved he could produce.
Chris Thompson: The Washington running backs have been a mess this season. Thompson is getting the third down work and passing down work. With the Redskins defense struggling he will get plenty of opportunists to produce.
Willie Snead: In the offseason the Saints lost several pass catchers. Reports were that Brandon Cooks was going to be the one to break out, but so far its been Willie Snead. Snead was 381 yards and one touchdown through five games and is averaging nine points per week.
Next Best Wide Receivers
Rishard Matthews: Matthews has been one of the best receivers in Miami. He has recorded 278 yards, three touchdowns and is averaging 11.45 points per game. He is currently ranked 20th at his position.
Leonard Hankerson: Hankerson seems to be taking over the wide receiver two role behind Julio Jones in Atlanta. He has posted 254 yards and two touchdowns and has the opportunity to post solid numbers this season.
Gary Barnidge: The Browns offense is on the up and up and Barnidge is leading the way. Through the first five games he has posted 374 yards and three TD. He is being targeted early and often, and is currently ranked third at his position.
Next Best Tight Ends
Jordan Reed: Reed is one of the most talented tight ends in the NFL. When he has been healthy he has tallied solid numbers. He has 278 yards and one touchdowns.
Eric Ebron: The Detroit offense is a mess this season but Ebron is putting up solid numbers with 180 yards and two touchdowns.