1. Jared Cook, Tennessee Titans
There are few tight ends with the potential of Cook, but he has yet to reach that potential in the 2012 season.
With that said, Cook is still playing quality football, averaging four receptions and 50 yards per game. Now those numbers aren't spectacular, but what makes Cook such a solid waiver-wire addition is the fact that he can break any play for a huge gain.
The return of Kenny Britt to full strength is a little worrisome for Cook's fantasy value, but it could also open up the field for him to make huge plays down the seam. He may never become a top-tier player, but if you need help at tight end, Cook is the best addition this week.
2. Brandon Myers, Oakland Raiders
Myers is quietly having a productive season for the struggling Raiders in 2012. He's had at least five receptions in three of his five games and has been a popular target of Carson Palmer.
The only problem with Myers is that he has yet to score a touchdown this season. If he can become a better target in the red zone, he could become a must-start tight end rather quickly.
3. Tom Crabtree, Green Bay Packers
There is definitely some risk involved with picking up a player like Crabtree, especially since he is the No. 2 tight end on his own roster.
However, it appears as if Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are becoming more and more fed up with Jermichael Finley and his knack for dropping passes. Crabtree, on the other hand, is exactly what Green Bay loves in a player and could continue to see a good amount of playing time in the upcoming weeks.
There may be some games in which Crabtree puts up very little points, but he also has the potential to have games like last week in which he recorded 62 yards and a touchdown.
4. Dustin Keller, New York Jets
Now that Keller is completely healthy, he should return to being one of Mark Sanchez's favorite targets.
While that statement may scare away some individuals, just remember that Keller recorded 65 receptions, 815 yards and five touchdowns last season. There will certainly be some weeks when he misses in reaching his potential points, but there will likely be more weeks that he is outscoring his projected points.
5. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts
Despite the Colts coming off a horrible offensive performance, Allen still has plenty of potential as a waiver-wire pickup.
Indianapolis plays the Cleveland Browns this week and neither defense has much to brag about. Both teams could end up putting points on the board this week, and if that happens, Allen could certainly be in for a solid game.