The usual suspect streaming options have largely been identified by this point in the season, so we’ll be going a bit more off the radar going forward. Season-long starters are few and far between on the waiver wire, but scooping up the right upside stash or one-week rental can be the difference between a win and a loss in fantasy football — especially when injuries, bye weeks, and wild-card factors like bad weather begin to pile up.
This Thursday article is our second waiver wire piece of the week, intended to give a broad overview of players worth fantasy consideration. Every Monday, Kevin Payne’s first edition of the Waiver Wire series summarizes the top names.
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The list below includes players rostered in no more than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues and is listed in order of preference based on half-point per reception scoring and a 12-team league. Depending on your league’s scoring and roster settings, certain players might warrant higher consideration than what is listed. Each player’s listed roster percentage is based on Tuesday’s Yahoo statistics, to give a general sense of availability for a given week.
Philip Rivers vs. Ravens (19 percent) – Rivers has now strung together two straight three-score games, surpassing his TD total through the first five games of the year. Baltimore’s defense would usually provide reason for pause, but All-Pro cornerback Marlon