Week 6 continued to be full of surprises, including how legitimate the Cowboys look. Also the Chargers kept pace out west, and we saw our first tie of the season. Surely, fantasy owners will need an upgrade after the fallout of this week including what to do after Victor Cruz, Eddie Royal, Stevan Ridley, Darren Sproles were knocked out of their respected games, while Calvin Johnson and A.J. Green continue to wrestle with his nagging injuries. Let’s also not forget the need to upgrade a position due to underperforming stars or players stuck in slumps.
In either case, it’s rare to have a team that can’t be improved by taking advantage of the 2014 fantasy football waiver wire to help strengthen and repair your teams. We’re here to highlight the essential waiver wire adds that need to be on fantasy rosters.
Clay Harbor, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars
% Owned: Fleaflicker - 17% | Yahoo - 3% | ESPN - 5.4%
Week 6 Stats: 3 receptions (off of 4 targets) for 91 yards and 1 touchdown
—In the tight end field, it would be wise not to overreact over one big performance. There are a lot of tight ends out there that are regularly posting TE2 numbers that scored touchdowns this week with little else in the box score. Is Harbor one of them?
—We don’t think so, we’ve been monitoring his progress since Marcedes Lewis went down with severe high ankle sprain and he’s taken this opportunity to show off his athleticism.
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—Lewis is expected to be out at least until Week 12 and the team’s bye is in Week 11, so Harbor’s on-field tryout is happening as we speak, and if he can save rookie Blake Bortles’ hide, then expect to see more of him as the season persists.
—Harbor faces the Browns this week and they’ve given up the 13th most fantasy points to tight ends, due in large part Jimmy Graham in Week 2. It’s not an easy matchup, but it’s not a bad play either. Upcoming favorable match ups include the Dolphins (Week 8), Bengals (Week 9) and Cowboys (Week 10).
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