Listen, if you read this blog, you know we know our stuff. Go back and look at our track record. We have called out waiver wire picks weeks before those “other sites.” We do not state the obvious. We do the work and you get the results.
The wire is thin as usual at this time of the year, but there are always opportunities. Even if you are out of it, pick up a player to screw a playoff bound owner. Play Spoiler, remember fantasy football is supposed to be fun!
WR Tiquan Underwood – Last week’s game came out of nowhere as Underwood had games of 8, 6 and 2 points the past three weeks since Mike Williams has gone down. I am not really sure how much you can expect out of him moving forward, but he is a pick up that can fill out the back end of your roster for the play off push. Hopefully his 3 catch 108 yard and 2 TD performance spurs him on to bigger and better games.
RB Dennis Johnson – Ben Tate has been banged up and last week those injuries may have caught up with him. He ran only 7 times for a whopping one yard. Johnson’s 87 all-purpose yards and 15 touches last week should get him more carries moving forward. Who knows, with a little luck, maybe he carries your team into the playoffs. As of now, he is a low level Flex, but watch him.
QB Mike Glennon – I am always leery of adding rookie QB’s to my fantasy rosters. They are wildly inconsistent and I don’t like dealing with their ups and downs. However, Glennon is bucking that trend. He has played remarkably consistent and is giving solid production. He is viable QB2 in most leagues and even worth a spot start moving forward.
WR Michael Crabtree – I have no idea what he is going to provide you moving forward. He is all the way back from that Achilles injury? Will he and Kaepernick have the same chemistry as last year? I know none of this. I do know that he is active and he is returning to a WR needy team. He is worth the risk to pick up. Hopefully you grabbed him already if not grab him now and sit him. Wait a week. If he looked good, you can evaluate him based off of that.
WR Julian Edleman – Buyer beware here. I am only recommending this as a desperation pick up. He is too inconsistent to be relied upon week to week, but he has the ability to blow up. He is a boom or bust play every week.
RB Benny Cunningham – I can’t help but think of the show “Happy Days” when I hear Benny’s name. However, Ron Howard, Tom Bosley and Henry Winkler cannot carry the ball as well as Benny Cunningham has. Mike has been on him all offseason as an undrafted rookie out of Middle Tennessee State. Zac Stacy went down and Benny stepped up. 13 carries and 107 yards. Impressive, but it was against the horrendous Bears run defense. If he gets the start for Stacy, he is a flex start depending on match ups. If he is a backup, he is worth rostering, but carries substantially less value. If he starts, it will be happy days for you as an owner.