The 2017 NFL season is 15 weeks old and while many might think it’s premature to start picking up people from their fantasy football waiver wire, they are wrong. Every year a no name blows up in Week 1 and ends up being a top-20 fantasy football player over the remainder of the season. So, instead of letting your competition beat you to the punch, use your fantasy football waiver wire to find the next big thing.
Detroit Lions, D/ST
ESPN Ownership: 60.2%
Yahoo! Ownership: 59%
Over their last two games, the Lions have five sacks with a total of eight takeaways. In four of their last six games, they have put up double-digit fantasy points (Yahoo! scoring).
The Cincinnati Bengals have scored just 14 points over their last two games, as injuries have piled up and the team appears to have quit on the season. Quarterback Andy Dalton has topped 250 yards through the air just once in his last nine games.
The Lions’ defense stretches the criteria for a fantasy waiver wire. But there’s room to add the unit, and their availability is absolutely worth checking on.