Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups: Antonio Brown, Chase Edmonds, More Targets
Michael Hickey/Getty Images. Pictured: Chase Edmonds
Sean Koerner — the No. 1 in-season fantasy football ranker in three of the past five seasons, as awarded by FantasyPros — highlights three players to target on the waiver wire heading into Week 8.
Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups
Chase Edmonds, RB, Cardinals
If Chase Edmonds is available in your league, go in and put the maximum Free Agent Acquisition Budget bid and/or use your No. 1 waiver claim (if you have it). Hopefully, though, you’ve already read my countless articles and used my Backup Upside Ratings to have him already stashed on your bench.
He’s going to be a low-end RB1 while Kenyan Drake is out with an ankle injury. It’s also possible that Edmonds can run away with the starting job, and Drake ends up backing Edmonds up once Drake returns.
Antonio Brown, WR, Buccaneers
AB will join the Bucs in Week 9, and there’s a chance Chris Godwin will be out with a fractured finger. Brown would offer potential WR2 value whenever Godwin or Mike Evans miss time. However, I consider Brown more as a WR3/4 in this offense as long as everyone is healthy.
Scotty Miller is coming off a 6/109/1 performance, so it’ll be challenging for the Bucs to phase him out for AB.
I liked stashing AB for free last week after the news broke that he was set to return from suspension. It’s tough to recommend a significant bid on AB just because there’s quite a bit of risk involved. He does offer league-winning upside, so if you’re in a situation in which it makes sense to shoot for the moon, go for it.
Dallas Goedert, TE, Eagles
Goedert was one of my favorite late-round draft targets because I felt he offered low-end TE1 value with Zach Ertz healthy and a top-five value when Ertz is out. Goedert looked like the better TE in the first two games before suffering an ankle injury. There’s a chance he’ll be able to return after the Eagles’ Week 9 bye, and Ertz will likely still be sidelined after suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 6.
You can likely get Goedert for free right now as a potential top-five TE bench stash. I would do this if you can afford the bench depth as his price will start to go up significantly the closer we get to Week 10.