Welcome back to the place for all your waiver wire needs. If you have high priority on the wire at this time of the season that means you probably need to turn things around in a hurry if you want to make your fantasy playoffs! Lucky for you this advice should help you out. SIX teams are on bye this week; Ravens, Rams, Dolphins, Giants, Steelers and 49ers. Good luck!
Note: all waiver picks listed here will have only been owned in 50% or less of Yahoo leagues at the time of publication.
Alex Smith (KC) - 38% owned - Three weeks in a row of Alex Smith as the Chiefs keep drawing plus matchups. This week he faces the Colts who are allowing 281 yards per game to opposing quarterbacks so far this season. Smith was the #11 QB in standard scoring last week against the Saints and I expect him to be around that position again this week which is all you can ask for with a bye-week fill-in.
Honorable mention: Brock Osweiler (HOU) - 14% owned
Devontae Booker (DEN) - 36% owned - Hopefully you've been paying attention to this article and already have picked up Booker because it might be too late after his MNF breakout performance rushing for 83 yards and one touchdown while playing more snaps than CJ Anderson. The two backs should be considered an even timeshare in a run heavy offense at the moment, but if Anderson falters in the upcoming games we should see Booker taking more of a lead role.
Matt Asiata (MIN) - 21% owned - There's a chance Jerick McKinnon will be out for week 8 after he suffered an ankle injury which would make Asiata a great play as an every down back against the Bears. Somewhat speculative but a good payout if McKinnon does sit out.
Honorable mentions: Zach Zenner (DET) - 8% owned, Chris Thompson (WAS) - 13% owned
Davante Adams (GB) - 19% owned - Adams is coming off a monster game on TNF catching 13 of 16 targets for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Expect games like this from him to be possible in the Packers offense, it will just be hard to predict when they will come as he has some pretty talented receivers ahead of him on the depth chart that will usually be soaking up targets.
Jamison Crowder (WAS) - 37% owned - Crowder has been a solid fantasy producer all season long and had his highest yardage last week catching 7 of 9 targets for 108 yards. He's currently the #21 WR in standard scoring so you might want to put him into consideration.
Honorable mentions: Brandon LaFell (CIN) - 13% owned, Quincy Enunwa (NYJ) - 33% owned
Jack Doyle (IND) - 31% owned - With Dwayne Allen out last week with a high ankle sprain, Doyle took full advantage and grabbed 9 of 10 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown against the Titans. Allen should be out again this week which means Doyle should against see a decent amount of targets thrown his way.
Honorable mention: Cameron Brate (TB) - 31% owned
Tennessee Titans (TEN) - 39% owned - Not many streaming options for defense available this week, but I do look the Titans playing against the Jaguars on Thursday night. The Jags are averaging 2 turnovers per game and the Thursday night games have a tendency to be sloppier than usual.