Last week, Roid Rage boldly told you to start Blake Bortles, and he had some justifiable reasons besides his girlfriend is super hot. Blake turned in a solid performance, throwing for over 250 yards, 1 td and 2 picks. Roid Rage sure knows his football, which is funny because he’s a Bills fan. Anywho, here are our top waiver wire pickups.
Devin Hester, WR ATL (27% owned in Yahoo! leagues)
With Harry Douglas still hurt, Hester steps in as a solid WR3 for the pass-happy Falcons. Plus, if you’re in a league that gives return yards, he makes even more sense, as the Giants special teams continues to be…well…special. Most of the attention (and rightly so) will be paid to Julio Jones and Roddy White, which leaves the underneath slot open for Hester.
Eric Ebron, TE DET (11%)
Erbon notched his first NFL td last week, and is starting to look a bit more comfortable on the field. With Megatron still not 100%, and with Detroit playing the Bills, Ebron’s targets should increase this week. If you’re in a pinch, say you’re a Vernon Davis owner and need a fill in this week, Ebron’s a nice pickup.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB Houston (14%)
Through the first 4 games of the season, Fitzmagic has averaged over 225 yards a 1+ tds per game. He’s thrown for more yards and touchdowns than Tom Brady (suck it, Boston). Against a soft Dallas D, we like Fitz’s chances this week…he should be north of 250 yards, with at least a td or two.
Odell Beckham, Jr., WR NYG (6%)
If you got a spot on your bench, make room for Odell. Sure, he hasn’t played a game, or really practiced, in a Giant’s uniform, but he’s on pace to play a few snaps this week. With Eli Manning looking like the elite quarterback we all know and love, a healthy Beckham provides another weapon. There’s a lot of upside with ODB, although it may take a couple weeks for him to pan out. Better to grab him now while you can.