Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups -
1. WR Allen Hurns, JAC:
Allen Hurns went off, going for 7-112-2, in Jacksonville's loss to the Bengals. The 22-year-old had his first huge game since Week 1, but this may help to get him more involved in the Jaguars offense. With rookie QB Blake Bortles still adjusting to the way of the NFL, Hurns may be someone he will start to rely on moving forward. Though Hurns has had some awfully bad ripped passes, Bortles has made some terrible throws, but they have both shown big-play ability when they are on the same page. Allen Hurns is the Jags most explosive WR, and he should continue to develop into one of his quarterback's top targets. Hurns' value is as a risky WR3, with major value in keeper leagues.
2. QB Mark Sanchez, PHI:
Mark Sanchez took over for the injured Nick Foles, and led the Eagles to a 31-21 win over the Houston Texans. The former Jets QB threw for 202 yards, 2 TDs and 2 interceptions in less than 3 quarters of action. Sanchez will most likely be the Eagles' starting quarterback for the rest of the regular season, and could thrive given this opportunity. Though he has not proven himself as an NFL quarterback, Chip Kelly's offense is putting him in a position to succeed. With Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy, Jordan Matthews and Riley Cooper at his disposal, Sanchez can be expected to put up high-end QB2 numbers in standard fantasy formats.
3. RB Charles Sims, TB:
Charles Sims is a must-add at this point, as he could be the feature back in Tampa Bay as soon as next week. It's difficult to gauge his value, as the third-round-rookie has yet to play an NFL game, but the hype surrounding the young tailback is difficult to ignore. Former Bucs feature back Doug Martin has already taken a backseat to Bobby Rainey, and Sims could definitely come in and lead that RB committee almost immediately. His running style, in addition to his pass-catching ability, will allow him to get a decent amount of touches against the Falcons Week 10, and they should increase tremendously going forward. Sims is worth a start at RB3 immediately, with a high ceiling of high RB2 status.
4. WR Kenny Britt, STL:
Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt came down with a line of 2-32-1 on 4 targets, as the Rams beat the 49ers on Sunday. Britt has immediately benefitted from the season-ending shoulder injury to Rams WR1 Brian Quick, and he should be expected to be QB Austin Davis' number one target in Quick's absence. Britt's upside is high as he has proven in years past with his ability to make big plays, which is exactly what St. Louis needs. Britt could easily take off in the latter half of this season, leading the team in targets, catches, yards and/or receiving TDs. Kenny Britt should be added as an immediate WR3 with the ability to shoot up to a high-end WR2.
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