These players that you can insert into your lineup directly from the waiver wire are rostered in less than 50% of leagues and are based on half-point PPR scoring.

Editor's note: I know it's hard to believe, but some of us have other responsibilities outside of fantasy football. This week Ben had some higher than usual demands on his time outside fantasy football and couldn't do his usual write up, but these are his recommendations and are as sound as usual.


Justin Fields, Bears v. Vikings (Yahoo 19%, ESPN 15%, Sleeper 33%)

Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers v. Falcons (Yahoo 30%, ESPN 14%, Sleeper 35%)

Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins v. Jets (Yahoo 34%, ESPN 38%, Sleeper 41%)


Rashaad Penny, Seahawks @ Rams (Yahoo 22%, ESPN 8%, Sleeper 23%)

D'Ernest Johnson*, Browns v. Raiders (Yahoo 14%, ESPN 22%, Sleeper 17%)

*If no, Kareem Hunt

Royce Freeman, Texans @ Jaguars (Yahoo 0%, ESPN 0%, Sleeper 0%)


DeVante Parker, Dolphins v. Jets (Yahoo 46%, ESPN 50%, Sleeper 59%)

K.J. Osborn, Vikings @ Bears (Yahoo 38%, ESPN 26%, Sleeper 47%)

Gabriel Davis, Bills v. Panthers (Yahoo 3%, ESPN 2%, Sleeper 10%)

Kadarius Toney*, Giants v. Cowboys (Yahoo 28%, ESPN 29%, Sleeper 44%)

*If back from COVID

Sterling Shepard*, Giants v. Cowboys (Yahoo 26%, ESPN 42%, Sleeper 43%)

*If Daniel Jones somehow returns, these two have chemistry

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Tyler Conklin, Vikings @ Bears  (Yahoo 47%, ESPN 46%, Sleeper 50%)

Austin Hooper, Browns v. Raiders (Yahoo 41%, ESPN 38%, Sleeper 39%)


Dolphins v. Jets (Yahoo 49%, ESPN 43%, Sleeper 35%)


Michael Badgley, Colts v. Patriots (Yahoo 14%, ESPN 00%, Sleeper 00%)

Brandon McManus, Broncos v. Bengals (Yahoo 42%, ESPN 6%, Sleeper 23%)

Questions, comments, and other feedback is always welcome. Follow me on twitter @b_muell for my mildly depressing -- occasionally delusional -- Washington (RedWolves?), O’s, Caps and Terps takes.