(WTNH)–If you’re like me, you probably haven’t been paying a lot of attention to fantasy football over the past couple of days.
But we’re here—for a brief moment at least, to stop you from stressing out about the election and to get you to instead stress out about your fantasy team.
Because if there’s one thing that brings people together, it’s fantasy football. OK, maybe not. But still–here are the waiver wire pickups you’re going to want to make if you want to beat the pants off of your co-workers and friends.
Kapri Bibbs, Denver Broncos.
According to some reports, Bibbs is expected to be the lead back for the Broncos this week against the Saints. If that’s the case, he’ll have a chance to put up terrific numbers, as New Orleans is downright dreadful against the run.
San Francisco’s Dujuan Harris came out of nowhere to get the start and post 22 points for Kels Dayton’s fantasy team last week, so you better believe that Kels Dayton picked up Bibbs on Thursday, with the hope that he will do the same. If you’re desperate for a running back and need to swing for the fences, give Bibbs a chance.
Robert Kelley, Washington Redskins.
The rookie out of Tulane has been named the starter in Washington after carrying the ball 21 times and delivering 87 yards and a touchdown against the Bengals in London last week. He’s got a difficult matchup this week against the Vikings, and faces Green Bay, Dallas, Arizona and Philly in his next four games after that, so we’ll see how effective he can be. But unless you’re playing in a league with 10 teams or less, starting running backs are very hard to come by.
Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs.
Hill is the Chiefs’ touchdown leader, and his targets have continued to increase even with Nick Foles replacing Alex Smith, who missed last week thanks to a concussion. The Chiefs face a beleaguered Panthers secondary on Sunday, and have several favorable matchups going forward, including Tampa Bay, Atlanta, and Oakland.
Robert Woods, Buffalo Bills.
OK, so the Bills are on a bye this week, but if you are in need of wideout help down the road, you might want to take a flyer on Woods. He caught 10 of 13 passes for 162 yards in Buffalo’s loss at Seattle on Monday night, both of which were career-highs. He’s taken on a larger role with the Bills in the absence of Sammy Watkins, leading the team in targets on Monday. If you need wideout help, he’s worth grabbing.
Gary Barnidge, Cleveland Browns.
With six teams on byes over the last two weeks, it’s likely that a lot of quality TE1’s have been dropped by other teams in your league, just to get them through the week. If Barnidge, the Ravens’ Dennis Pitta, or the Eagles’ Zach Ertz are available and you don’t have a solid tight end on your roster, you should snap one of them up.
Kansas City Chiefs
Again, someone in your league probably dropped one of these defenses because they recently went on a bye. This is your opportunity to grab them off of the waiver wire, and then not have to think about picking up a new ‘D’ each week, as you should be set for the rest of the season.
Kicker: Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons.
Bryant has been nasty over the last three weeks, scoring 12, 10 and 16 respectively. He recenlty took the lead on Adam Vinatieri as the leading fantasy kicker in the game. If he’s available, grab him.