The 2017 NFL season is 13 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.
Jermaine Kearse, WR, New York Jets
ESPN Ownership: 39%
Yahoo! Ownership: 45%
After a nine-catch (on 10 targets), 157-yard effort against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Kearse now has 16 receptions (21 targets) for 262 yards and a touchdown over the last two games.
Josh McCown has made Robby Anderson into a viable fantasy receiver over the course of this season, and Kearse has not been too far behind. He has at least three receptions in nine of 12 games now, with a touchdown in one of the games he did not reach that catch total.
Of the Jets’ final four opponents, including the Denver Broncos in Week 14, only the Los Angeles Chargers (Week 16) looks particularly challenging for the passing game right now. So Kearse should be able to keep his recent roll going, and he is a virtual must-add as a WR2/WR3 in all formats right now. - Brad Berreman
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