The Watchlist is a unique article we will be putting out every week here at Bruno Boys. It’s considered a sleeper piece of sorts that will tackle players who generally sport an ownership level of 50% or lower.
The goal is to seek out some deep sleepers who have been trending in a positive direction but flying under the radar in popular circles in the fantasy community. This will help get you introduced to players before your league mates and before these players potentially become a hot waiver wire add in coming weeks.
This will also help provide insight for those in deeper leagues or dynasty formats where rosters are much larger and content on lesser owned players is harder to come by. Here are a few names we are keeping a close eye on this week:
Cameron Meredith, WR, New Orleans Saints
After missing the first two weeks of the season, Cameron Meredith in slowly working his way into a role on the Saints offense. Meredith’s production has grown every week, topping out at 5 catches on 5 targets for 71 yards in Week 5. Meredith was outplayed and outsnapped last week by rookie Tre’Quan Smith, however.
With Ted Ginn sent to IR, both Meredith and Smith have a great shot to prove who deserves to be running as the team’s WR2 going forward.
Meredith was a promising talent for the Bears, totaling 888 yards and 4 TD’s in 2016 over a 14 game span. Injuries have sadly derailed his career. He has a tough matchup on paper against the Ravens this week but you have to figure Michael Thomas draws a lot of attention and with Mark Ingram back the Ravens will need to keep focused up front trying to keep the combo of Ingram and Kamara from running this game.
With Drew Brees playing as good as ever right now, Meredith would present WR3 value if he can become a mainstay on this offense. Watch Meredith’s involvement going forward and the battle that should go on with Smith. One of these guys should have a solid role on one of the best offenses in the league going forward.