Can you believe we are in Week 10 of the NFL season? This week's topic is geared more towards those in deeper leagues with 12+ teams and 20+ roster spots. Some comments and thoughts will still apply to others who don't specifically fit those criteria, but for the most part, this is for those who have limited choices on the waiver wire.
This week I want to focus on some proactive waiver wire claims that could propel your team forward if one or more of these pickups hit. We often see a waiver gem help teams in the playoffs and this year should be no different. Keep in mind, a proactive waiver claim isn't intended to be a quick solution, but more of a shark move that has the potential to give your lineup a boost. Examples of proactive waiver pickups from this year include Gardner Minshew, A.J. Brown, D.J. Chark Jr, Jamaal Williams, Mohamed Sanu, Darren Fells, among others. Last year, Latavius Murray, Curtis Samuel and Adam Humphries fit these criteria and were instrumental in helping many fantasy rosters in the stretch run. These waiver pickups weren't expected to amount to much when picked up, but the potential for success was there. Making good on such moves can fix or strengthen your team and/or your season. Here's a look at some players to target at each position.
PROACTIVE & REACTIVE WAIVER PICKUPS
Ryan Tannehill, TEN - Since being named the starter in Week 7, Tannehill has topped 300 yards twice, with a combined 7 touchdowns (6 pass, 1 rush).