Seven weeks of the 2015 NFL season are in the books which means that for most fantasy football leagues we are at or just past the half-way point. 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.
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There are almost always some good options on the waiver wire if you know where to look. Players value is constantly rising and falling, and keeping up with who is emerging as options can be key to your success. As teams go through bye weeks, fantasy football owners need to keep their roster fluid to ensure that the best possible lineup is on the field each week. This week, the Jaguars, Bills, Eagles, and Washington are on a bye week, so if you normally start players from those teams check out some alternative options.
To help you find the top pickups, each Tuesday on Fansided I list my top 10 fantasy football waiver wire targets. Before diving in to this week’s top ten, let me remind you of a couple things. First, I only highlight players who are available in over 50% of ESPN leagues (ownership percentages as of Monday night included in parentheses). Players like Duke Johnson, Ryan Tannehill, and Michael Crabtree may be available in your league and make good pickups, but I can’t include them in this post since they are too owned.
Secondly, each week I highlight at least one quarterback, one running back, one wide receiver, on tight end, and one team defense. To see deep league pickups or “honorable mentions” for my top ten, scroll to the final slide of this post. Last week’s picks fared pretty well overall, and there are a few back on my list for the second week in a row
If you’re not sure which move to make, you can always ask me on Twitter @FansidedFantasy where I do my best to answer as many questions as I can. You can also find more coverage, rankings, sleepers, and previews throughout the rest of the week on our Fantasy Football hub.
This week, there are some pickups with long term potential as well as some immediate band-aid options that can serve as one-week fill-ins. To find the options I like best from the fantasy football waiver wire, click through the slides or use your arrows to navigate my top ten.
Next: My top pickup for the week