Your fantasy league isn’t only won on draft day, it’s won on those crucial days when you pick up that great waiver wire free agent before anyone else thinks of nabbing him. That’s why we here at Raiders Tribune will be helping you out and giving you the scoop on the best guys to pick up to turn your fantasy team into a championship contender.
Justin Blackmon, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
I was tempted to put Blackmon on last week’s list as he was set to return from his four game suspension. The only reason I waited was because he did his best work last season when Chad Henne was under center and never seemed to develop a rapport with Blaine Gabbert.
Blackmon proceeded to crush any questions about chemistry with his quarterback as he turned in a five catch, 136 yard, one touchdown performance in his first game back. With upcoming games against the weak pass defenses of the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers, Blackmon could be in line for some more good games coming up. He’s a solid WR3 and possibly a WR2.
Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams
The Rams have struggled severely to establish any semblance of a running game this season, putting all the pressure on quarterback Sam Bradford to make something happen for this offense. Zac Stacy provided a glimmer of hope that both Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead have failed to do in the first four games of the season.
Head Coach Jeff Fisher has already said that Stacy will be the Rams starting RB for the immediate future. He has a couple of tough matchups, particularly next week against the Houston Texans, but he will get the carries for an offense looking to run the ball. At the least, Stacy is a decent flex option and is owned in only 19% of Yahoo! leagues so grab him while you can.
Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys
There is no getting around it, the Cowboys are going to throw the ball, a lot. Regardless of how many times they say they want to run it, Tony Romo has only one game this season with less than 36 pass attempts. All of those can’t go to Dez Bryant and Jason Witten, and with Miles Austin on his yearly hiatus due to hamstring issues, the next in line is rookie Terrance Williams.
Williams is still raw, but is a 6’2, 200 pound speedster who is capable of taking advantage of the targets that come his way, as his four catch, 151 yard, one TD performance against the Broncos showed. With Austin still having yet to practice, and the Cowboys looking at the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles the next two weeks, Williams has the potential to build on his breakout performance.