3-0? 2-1? 1-2? 0-3? No matter what your record is, you always want to upgrade your fantasy football team. So what guys should you attack on the waiver wire this week?
Calvin Ridley WR, Atlanta Falcons- Everyone is going to be on the rookie from Alabama this week. After scoring 3 touchdowns in a week 3 win against the New Orleans Saints, Ridley looks like he will be the add of the week.
Now, we do have to take the performance with a grain of salt considering the Saints defense has more holes than a slice of Swiss cheese. But either way Ridley has looked good in the past two weeks. He has 5, and 8 targets in the last two games and has clearly become Matt Ryan’s number two target (behind Julio Jones). Ridley won’t be able to repeat a performance like this in 2018, but he is still worthy of a pickup with potential to be a flex play the rest of the year, especially if Atlanta’s offense keeps it up (Un-owned in 59.2% of ESPN leagues).
Antonio Callaway WR, Cleveland Browns- With Josh Gordon gone and Tyrod Taylor out as quarterback, Antonio Callaway’s stock is on the rise. Only owned in 16.5% of ESPN leagues, Callaway is now the official deep threat of Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns. The rookie Callaway is a talented player that fell in the draft due to character questions, but there is nothing to ask regarding his talent. You saw it week 2 against the Saints when he snatched a game-tying touchdown with his finger tips. And after seeing 10 targets in the game on Thursday night Callaway looks poised to be an impact player on Cleveland’s suddenly interesting offense.
Jared Goff QB, Los Angeles Rams- This is definitely the least sexy pick of the list. No offense to Goff, but no one pays attention to him. With the influx of star talent the spotlight is no where near the former number 1 pick out of California; and he has thrived. Goff is available in 39% of ESPN leagues, and with an offense that can score at any moment I think it is time that Goff gets scooped up. I mean, the last time he hasn’t thrown at least one touchdown was last year IN Minnesota on November 19th. He may not be a QB1 every week, but Goff has become a very safe option to start.
Aaron Jones RB, Green Bay Packers- Back from his suspension, Aaron Jones showed who the best Green Bay running back is. He took 6 carries for 42 yards in the loss to the Washington Redskins while other running backs of the committee (Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery) managed 10 carries for 45 yards. Jones is the most talented runner amongst them and there is no question by seasons end he will get a majority of the touches. He his available in a little less than half of ESPN leagues, but if you are in one of the leagues where he is sitting on waivers…PICK HIM UP!
-Jarrod Ribaudo (@Jribs53)
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