The waiver wire isn’t a friendly place to be in fantasy football leagues this week, with six teams on bye weeks and limited options to replace them. Newly appointed starters such as Denard Robinson and Tre Mason are likely owned already, leaving the likes of Jonas Gray and Martavis Bryant as free agency headliners.
Robinson has rushed for 100-plus yards in back-to-back games since making a surprising ascent to the Jaguars’ starting job. But there was a major difference that seemed to entrench Robinson in a starting role as Toby Gerhart returned in a backup role. If still available, the former college quarterback is well worth a gamble in standard fantasy leagues.
Gray showed promise in Week 8 when he got the bulk of the carries out of the Patriots’ backfield, but coach Bill Belichick has proven to be one of the most unpredictable coaches in the NFL, in terms of how he deploys his running backs. Gray has potential worth rostering in most leagues and is among the gems on the waiver wire this week, along with Charles Sims, Juwan Thompson and Lorenzo Taliaferro.
Rookie wide receivers have begun to make a big impact for their respective teams, which has created an exciting new wave of talent at the position in fantasy leagues. Jacksonville’s Allen Robinson and Pittsburgh’s Martavis Bryant are worth adding in most leagues, while Green Bay’s Davante Adams and Indianapolis’ Donte Moncrief, at the very least, are worth watching.
Those names and more were the subjects of this week’s fantasy football segment on the Keystone Sports Network with Bob Flounders, Jon Ritchie and Dustin Hockensmith. Check out the audio below and get plenty more on KeystoneSportsNetwork.com and by following @KSNSportsNet on Twitter.