The waiver wire could be wild this week in your fantasy league.
After a probably season-ending shoulder injury to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and minor but lingering injuries to fantasy studs Jameis Winston (Buccaneers quarterback) and Leonard Fournette (Jaguars running back), many fantasy teams are in need of reinforcements.
Here are a few names to target ASAP when the waiver wire madness begins mid-week:
Need a running back? Try…
Dion Lewis, Patriots
As always seems to happen, there is a new favorite — for now — in New England and it’s the speedy Lewis. Mike Gillislee has been average at best and is losing his share of the workload. Lewis’ continues to rise.
Alex Collins, Ravens
Who is Alex Collins? Well, he’s the guy leading Baltimore in carries with Terrance West hurt. He’s available in more than 70 percent of leagues (according to ESPN).
Need a wide receiver? Try…
Bennie Fowler III, Broncos
With Emmanuel Sanders’ fate unknown, Fowler has already shown to be a useful slot receiver — a personal favorite of quarterback Trevor Siemian. If Sanders is hurt his production will only improve.
Nelson Agholor, Eagles
Agholor is the best reciever right now on Philly’s roster. If you can’t get your hands on Carson Wentz or Zach Ertz, Agholor is the third most valuable Eagles’ player fantasy-wise.
Need a quarterback? Try…
Andy Dalton, Bengals
The Bengals will be fresh off a bye next week and with almost 70 percent of leagues absent Dalton on a roster, he’s probably the best of the rest.
Brett Hundley, Packers
Unless you want to take a chance on Hundley. He’s filling in for the injured Rodgers and wasn’t great last week, throwing three interceptions and one touchdown, but with a full slate of weapons ranging from Jordy Nelson to Ty Montgomery, he has high upside.