After three weeks of the NFL season, players are now starting to establish themselves as key performers or duds for their teams. At this point you’ve also likely noticed what areas need to be fixed on your fantasy team. Check out who you need to claim on waivers to fill those holes.
Carlos Hyde, RB, Seattle Seahawks
9.8 percent rostered
Last Week: 5 touches; 23 yards
Myles Gaskin, RB, Miami Dolphins
45.8 percent rostered
Last Week: 27 touches; 95 yards
Gaskin had a surge in touches last week against the Jaguars, and it appears he’s taken over as the primary running back in Miami. While he’s a highly rostered back, there is still time to add him to your squad.
Jeff Wilson Jr, RB, San Francisco 49ers
14.5 percent rostered
Last Week: 15 touches; 69 yards; 1 touchdown
The 49ers running back unit was decimated by injuries, and you likely already missed out on Jerick McKinnon. The 49ers love using multiple running backs, so you can expect Wilson to receive decent production of you need a spot starter.
Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
33.5 percent rostered
Last Week: 7 receptions; 9 targets; 175 yards; 1 touchdown
Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson exploded onto the scene with a huge statistical performance of 175 receiving yards. While Jefferson might not do this on a week to week basis, it’s still worth investing in him to see how he pans out.
Brandon Aiyuk, WR, San Francisco 49ers
16.6 percent rostered
Last Week: 5 receptions; 8 targets; 70 yards; 1 rush touchdown
With multiple skill position players out for the 49ers, they reverted to interesting ways to scheme yards on offense. Aiyuk picked up decent yardage through the air, but he also had a number of big carries on jet sweeps, including a touchdown.
Allen Lazard, WR, Green Bay Packers
39.0 percent rostered
Last Week: 6 receptions; 8 targets; 145 yards 1 touchdown
If there is any Packers receiver still available in your fantasy league, you need to claim them. Lazard is the latest skill player on the Packers to blow up for a huge game. Green Bay is clearly exploding offensively, and many of their players are eating because of it.
Dalton Schultz, TE, Dallas Cowboys
24.1 percent rostered
Last Week: 4 receptions; 6 targets; 48 yards
If you didn’t pick up Schultz last week, there is still plenty of time to do so. Still fairly un-rostered, Schultz is establishing himself as the Cowboys starting tight end.
Nick Foles, QB, Chicago Bears
0.9 percent rostered
Last Week: 188 passing yards; 3 touchdowns
For anyone in desperate need ofr a quarterback, Nick Foles could be the perfect option. Foles will be the Bears starting going forward, and if they continue to succeed it will be because of Foles navigating the offense efficiently.