Another week another chance to scour the waiver wire for more potential gold. A good chunk of this week’s pick-ups come from injuries to other players ahead of them on the depth chart. Let’s get started.
Branden Oliver- He had a monster game against the Jets, 2 TD’s and 182 total yards of offense. Donald Brown suffered a concussion during the game and his status is in question for this week’s game against the Raiders, and you want him to miss this game so Oliver can get the start. He probably won’t be a long term solution for your team at running back, but if he gets the start here he will be a good play for this week.
Andre Williams- Rashad Jennings went down here in this game and is expected some time. Williams came in and played well for the second straight week, rushing for at least 60 yards and a score. His two match-ups before the Giants have their bye are against the Eagles and Cowboys so if he plays strong match-up shouldn’t be a problem for him. If you handcuffed Jennings to him great, if not see if you can pick him up and play him for at least the next two weeks
Antone Smith- He did it again, another game and another long TD for Smith. I don’t know how long he can pull that off or if he can secure more playing time in Atlanta’s crowded backfield but if you are desperate at running back Smith is the kind of high risk/high reward player you might want to take a chance on
Brian Quick- It’s unbelievable to me that he still isn’t universally owned. I wrote about him in Week 3. Quick is averaging about 8 targets and 80 yards a game. He has also scored 3 TD’s in his last two games and more should keep coming. He should be the first pick-up in your league if he is available.
Reuben Randle- 37 targets in his last 4 games and 30 in his last 3 games speak for themselves. He has gotten some red-zone looks from Eli Manning and with Victor Cruz having a disappointing start to the season I think Randle has room to consistently score 7-11 fantasy points a game. Randle has good match-ups in the next two weeks against the Eagles and Cowboys and should be grabbed if you need receiver help.
Brian Hoyer- He is doing his best impersonation of Alex Smith this season in fantasy football, high floor low ceiling. If you need a QB, are playing the match-ups or just want someone to keep your eye on consider Hoyer. He has a 6:1 touchdown to interception ration and has a pretty nice schedule ahead of him(Pittsburgh, Jacksonville, Oakland and Tampa Bay are his next four opponents).
Dwayne Allen- As long as the touchdowns keep flowing he is definitely worth your time and worth a roster spot. He is clearly the Colts tight end you want anyway.
Travis Kelce, Eli Manning- Did you read what I wrote last week?