2018 Fantasy Football - Waiver-Wire Targets









By Chet Gresham - @ChetGresham
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Published Sept. 18, 2018.


Running Backs



Giovani Bernard, Bengals (28 percent)
Bernard played well last year when Joe Mixon was injured toward the end of the season and should pick up where he left off now that Mixon is out again. Mixon's knee trouble is from his injury last season, and there is a chance it lingers or pops up again at some point, so Bernard could find himself as the lead back for more than just a week or two.

Corey Clement, Eagles (22 percent)
Clement had a good game against Tampa Bay with Darren Sproles out and Jay Ajayi missing time due to a back injury. Clement is clearly the best option after Ajayi, and Ajayi is set up for injuries with his bruising style and past knee problems, plus, Philadelphia's running back rotation should keep Clement in the loop, especially after putting up 85 yards and a touchdown on 11 touches.





Austin Ekeler, Chargers (44 percent)
Ekeler is never going to have the workload we want from an every-week starter, but he continues to do a lot with the touches he gets. He's had 10 and 14 touches in his first two games for 224 yards and a touchdown and has consistently put up startable fantasy numbers with just 10 touches a game.

Javorius Allen, Ravens (8 percent)
Allen hasn't shown great talent, but he's been serviceable and doesn't fumble, which has pushed him into goal-line duties after Alex Collins fumbled Week 1. Allen has also been getting passing-down work exclusively with Kenneth Dixon out.

Jordan Wilkins, Colts (31 percent)
Wilkins split time with Marlon Mack in Mack's first game back from his injury, but Wilkins outplayed him on a per-touch basis and was called upon to help ice the game. I expect we'll still see a committee, but Wilkins has the lead now.



Wide Receivers

DeSean Jackson (50 percent) and Chris Godwin (35 percent), Bucs
Ryan Fitzpatrick and company can't keep up this pace, but there is no doubt that Jackson and Godwin are on fire, and they get the Steelers poor pass defense this week. Both are streamable in this matchup.

Geronimo Allison, Packers (31 percent)
Allison continues to hold value despite coming in third or fourth in team targets because he has Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball. As long as that continues, he's worth a spot on most teams.

John Brown,Ravens (25 percent)
I still like Michael Crabtree, but as long as Brown is healthy, he'll have the most upside for big games in this Baltimore offense. He's shown well so far and shouldn't be on waiver wires.





Keelan Cole, Jaguars (49 percent)
Jacksonville's receivers are tough to find consistency from, but Cole is the real deal and should continue to come out on top more often than not.

Calvin Ridley, Falcons (22 percent)
Ridley went reception-less Week 1, but turned things around Week 2 with four receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown. He also out-targeted Mohamed Sanu by three and could be on his way to the No. 2 receiver position. If that happens, Ridley will likely have consistent fantasy value.

Tyler Boyd, Bengals (2 percent)
Boyd has been the No. 2 target in Cincinnati this season and put up a big game against a good Ravens defense last week. He's clearly ahead of John Ross and should have fantasy value as long as he can stay a top-2 target.



Tight Ends

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jaguars (32 percent)
There aren't many tight ends I'm clamoring for this week, and Seferian-Jenkins is barely getting there for me, but he has been a presence in the red zone so far and I expect that to continue.

Eric Ebron, Colts (52 percent)
Ebron is way behind Jack Doyle in snaps this season, but he's also caught two touchdowns. We can't count on the touchdowns, but with his success should come more work and his upside is higher than Doyle's if he can start seeing similar targets.



Quarterback

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bucs (23 percent)
There is a chance that Fitzpatrick holds onto the job after Jameis Winston returns, but the real reason to grab him this week is to start him against a bad Pittsburgh pass defense at home.

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