It gets to be slim pickens on the waiver wire at this point unless somebody gets hurt. But with byes coming into play, you may have to look at one-week adds as an option, playing match-ups. If you haven’t secured a great defense, its probably the best way to go.
RB Le’Veon Bell, Steelers- While it’s doubtful he is available in your league, if he is, he should be the top waiver add as he may return this week, and will eventually, if not immediately, become the Pittsburgh starter.
RB Pierre Thomas, Saints- He’s probably owned, but if not, he should be. Mark Ingram might be done in New Orleans, making Thomas the bell-cow as far as carries are concerned the rest of the year. It won’t make him a RB2 option, but it will make him a possibility as a RB3 or flex.
RB Willis McGahee, Browns- He’s worth a look over somebody on your roster if you are holding on somebody who isn’t playing. He was probably added on the day of the Trent Richardson deal by grizzled owners, and might be dropped as quick this week based on his performance.
WR Stephen Hill and Santonio Holmes, Jets- Hill was on the radar a week ago, but now I’d put both him and Holmes as guys worth adding. Holmes looked fast, and not plagued by his foot injury. Hill is fast, and won’t be reliable, but you can do worse with your bye week fill-ins.
RB Brandon Bolden, Patriots- He played about a third of the snaps last week, and most importantly, was used as the third down back, meaning catches. So if you are in a PPR league, and need help at RB because of all these injuries across the league, Bolden should help until Shane Vereen returns in week 11.
RB Jason Snelling, Falcons- While most people added Quizz last week, Snelling may actually end up the best fantasy option until Steven Jackson returns. JaQuizz Rodgers will see more carries it appears, but Snelling will catch passes, get carries, and is more likely to cash in at the goal line.
WR Ryan Broyles, Lions- A week after I recommended Nate Burleson (you’re welcome), you can now drop him at the terrible news that he was in a car accident and broke his arm (sorry). Broyles is back to being an option, not just to own, but to put in your lineup because of the Lions pass heavy offense.
WR Donnie Avery, Chiefs- Not somebody I’d want to play, at least not yet, but he’s starting and last week’s outburst at least demands some attention. Dwayne Bowe won’t go 1 catch, 4 yards every week though, so he’s probably somebody just to monitor than to run and add.
QB Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins- Miami is more of a pass first offense, and will continue to lean that way as Tannehill gets better. He is likely already owned in 2QB leagues, but in 1QB leagues he could be looked at as a bye week fill-in.
TE Coby Fleener, Colts- Bad week against the Niners aside, he is the starting TE, and with Dwayne Allen out, he is going to be a big part of the offense and have a chance to finish as a top 10 guy this year because of opportunity.
TE Heath Miller, Steelers- He may have been scooped up the end of last week, but if not, he is worth a look if you TE situation is shaky. He can’t run, so you are simply counting on catches and touchdowns in the red zone.
Arizona Defense- They play Tampa Bay this weekend. A formula for success so far this year.
Tampa Bay Defense- They play Arizona this weekend who struggled protecting Carson Palmer last week, and in turn he made mistakes.