The NFL is a business and fantasy football is comparable to buying and selling stock, meaning the waiver wire is a must for serious fantasy owners.
If most of your drafted team is still on your roster this deep in the season, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Being someone who doesn’t draft well, I’m someone that frequents the waiver wire and tries to pull off timely trades.
Here are three free agents you should rush to your computer for.
Damian Williams (Tennessee Titans WR)
The Tennessee Titans have been reeling since the loss of wide receiver Kenny Britt.
However, second-year receiver Damian Williams has provided some relief since the loss of Britt. In the Titans' last five games, he’s scored three times. The latest touchdown was the most impressive of all.
The downside to Williams is his tendency to disappear for entire games. In two games, he had two catches for nine yards. In the other three, he posted 14 catches for 160 yards and two TDs.
With the weak Carolina Panthers defense up next, Williams is worth a flex or third wide receiver start.
Tim Tebow (Denver Broncos QB)
If there are no Broncos fans in your fantasy league, Tim Tebow might be available.
Twitter is abuzz with Tebow.
Should you be?
Yes, he is scoring on a weekly basis. What he lacks in passing yards, he more than makes up for in rushing yards. If Tebow doesn’t fumble the ball three times, he’s scoring like an elite quarterback because of his legs.
The Kansas City Chiefs are not going to be the first team to stop Tebow from putting up fantasy numbers, as they just allowed Matt Moore to dominate them.
Eddie Royal burst onto the scene in 2008—his rookie season.
Back then, the quarterback was Jay Cutler, who is now a member of the Chicago Bears. Since Cutler’s departure, Royal has been an ineffective fantasy option.
Why should you believe that’s about to change?
On Sunday, Royal scored his first touchdown since Week 12 of the 2010 season. In Tebow’s three starts, Royal has 10 catches for 80 yards. Royal also returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown.
If there’s a spot on your roster you’re not happy with, take a shot on Royal.