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.
Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers
Philip Rivers has enjoyed a comeback season this season as the Chargers have surprised many with their play so far. Recently, one of Rivers’ favorite targets has been former Cal standout Keenan Allen. Season ending injuries to Malcolm Floyd and Danario Alexander have thrust Allen into a key role, and he has thrived.
Allen led the Chargers in targets in their Monday night victory over the Colts and has garnered at least 100 yards and a touchdown in each of the last two weeks. The Chargers have a dream matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars next week making Allen a prime target for waiver wires. Pick him up before one of your rivals do and drop him in your starting lineup immediately.
Josh Freeman, QB, Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings have one of the greatest running backs to ever play the game in Adrian Peterson, but have yet to give him a competent quarterback to take the pressure off him. Needless to say, the Vikings didn’t sign Josh Freeman so he can hold a clipboard all season.
You may have to wait a couple more weeks, but if you’re having some quarterback issues, tired of dealing with the weekly disappointment of Colin Kaepernick or Cam Newton, Freeman could be the solution to your problems.
Freeman is clearly the most talented of the three Viking quarterbacks as both Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder are extremely limited in what the can provide to a team. Freeman is owned in only ten percent of Yahoo! Leagues. Grab him now and reap the benefits later.
Joseph Randle, RB, Dallas Cowboys
With DeMarco Murray experiencing his yearly injury, rookie Joseph Randle is next in line and will undoubtedly be the starter for at least next week. Even if it’s just for next week, Randle has an ideal matchup against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that is dead last in yards against and is giving up nearly 30 points per game.
The Cowboys will almost definitely have to score a decent amount of points to keep up with the Eagles but they have proven capable of hanging with the best offenses in the league. While the Cowboys tend to favor the pass and consistently put the ball in the hands of Tony Romo, Randle is also capable as a receiver out of the backfield.
He is owned in only seven percent of Yahoo! Leagues so jump on him as a one week stopgap in case you have a RB on a bye, or stash him away in case the always injury prone Murray goes down again