Your fantasy league isn’t only won on draft day, it’s won on those crucial days when you pick up that great waiver wire free agent before anyone else thinks of nabbing him. That’s why we here at Raiders Tribune will be helping you out and giving you the scoop on the best guys to pick up to turn your fantasy team into a championship contender.
The Arizona Cardinals have quietly won four straight games to put themselves right in the thick of the NFC playoff race. Even more quietly, Carson Palmer has been on fire the last few weeks.
Finally generating some chemistry between himself and star receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Palmer has thrown two touchdowns in each of the last four games. In the last two weeks, Palmer has completed 71 percent of his passes for 733 yards and four touchdowns.
Some quarterbacks like Colin Kaepernick and Eli Manning have been extremely disappointing this season. Others, like Aaron Rodgers and Michael Vick have simply been injured. At any rate, if you need a plug in to ensure your team makes the playoffs, there are few options out there that are better than Palmer.
Matt McGloin has thrived so far since becoming the starter at quarterback for the Raiders. But with Denarius Moore injured right now, Rod Streater steps up to the top spot in the Raiders receiving corps and Streater stepped up totaling 93 yards on five catches against the Titans.
The Raiders have allowed McGloin to air out the ball a little more than Terrelle Pryor and as long as Moore is sidelined, Streater figures to be targeted frequently as he is the most consistent receiver left on the team. He may not get huge numbers, but as a last minute flex or WR3 in a deep league, Streater is capable of giving you decent points.
His name is difficult to pronounce, but his production is not difficult to see. There is an obvious lack of depth at running back this season and the Browns in particular have employed a running back by committee since trading Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts.
Ogbonnaya won’t get a lot of rushes, but he takes adavantage of the touches he gets and is a consistent target in the passing game. He has had at least four targets in each of the last five games including 12 in two of those games. He has failed to get in the end zone so far, which lowers his ceiling, but in a PPR league, he can be a huge addition to your playoff push.