He's already one of the top pass-catching running backs in football.
We'll start out on the RB stage this morning, as there are a few notable names atop the waiver wire chart. Darren McFadden looked good in relief, and Christine Michael's hype didn't translate into carries. For comparison's sake, Arian Foster did it eight times in 17 games running behind the same line. Diggs now has 19 receptions, 324 yards and a touchdown on the season and an outside shot to put up a 1,000-yard season, despite being inactive for the first three games. On Sunday, Joseph Randle left with an oblique injury, and McFadden put on a show. This may be the time to jump back on the bandwagon of Dallas' Darren McFadden. I'd be willing to empty my budget for McFadden if he were available in any of my leagues. If not, you had your chance last few weeks. Still, the McFadden optimism is justifiably high. Of course, MCL injuries are always tricky to handle, so keep an eye on Mariota's practice reports this week.
How many carries does a player need before we can say we know them? His fellow big-name offseason acquisition DeMarco Murray had 18 carries for 65 yards. Blue should be on the RB2/flex cusp this week, with Polk in lower flexville. It's a low-risk move that could come with a modest reward.
New Orleans' Khiry Robinson should be available (owned in 4 percent of Yahoo leagues) if you're desperate for a back.
The guy I told everyone to draft, but then Arian Foster recovered oh so quickly, and everyone dropped Blue.
New England's leading rusher against the New York Jets? Lamar Miller ran for 175 yards last week. He was really starting to round into shape and show us why he is - and has been - one of the best runners in all of football the last five years. Andrews and Bishop Sankey are caretakers provide what baseball teams refer to as organizational depth. They're better cast in an emergency role than anything else. Cobb, who ran for more than 1,600 yards at Minnesota past year, can be an impact player.
Question (via Twitter): What are good replacements for (Arian) Foster? It is best to leave Hoyer on the waiver wire unless the Texans figure out a way to turn back time and bring in Randy Moss. On Monday night, he caught three of four targets for 59 yards and another touchdown.
Orleans Darkwa becomes the latest to emerge in a crowded New York Giants backfield. The Giants visit the Saints next week, and they've allowed the 10th most points per game to run back this year. He is averaging nine targets per week so he is gaining the trust of his quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. However, if you continue to read our advice at Gridiron Experts and make smart claims every week, you might find the next best thing. These are the trickiest times of the year with the off weeks for clubs so here's a little help. It's a good time to step back and take stock of your team as you continue to battle your way through the bye weeks and see if there is any way to improve your team from the fantasy football waiver wire. He tallied six catches, 63 yards and scored on his eight targets.
He's touched the ball 10 times in his last two games and has either one or zero receptions in four of seven outings. If you're starting Bortles or Cousins without a bench option, you're either in a deep league or hurting badly. The Fins have been committed to running the football the past two weeks, which has helped both Matthews and Jarvis Landry in the passing game. Baltimore has given up the fourth-most pass yards and ranks 27th in pass yards allowed per game. "Wilson checks in at just 5'9", so he's not going to be a significant red-zone weapon for Alex Smith, but he has had a pair of 40-yard plays on just nine receptions this season. We'll usually focus more on the week immediately ahead than look down the road. The one game he didn't, he left with injury. When Ebron is on the field, he's getting chances to make plays and consistently capitalizing on those opportunities. They score often, and there are no signs of Andy Dalton and this team slowing down. Ebron is benefitting from that volume, and it's hard to see a turnaround coming from a backfield that is led by Ameer Abdullah and Joique Bell. Ebron isn't just a good waiver add this week.
Jacksonville Jaguarsdefense: I told people the Jaguarsdefense was a sleeper defense this week, but how many of them listened? I prefer Ebron for the rest of the season, but Seferian-Jenkins can help anyone in need.