This may be your last chance to find a gem; after the 1st month of the season the chances of landing a game changing player off the waiver wire rapidly diminish. Here are the Best Available Waiver Wire Players with the Biggest Upside:
Based on Standard Scoring 12-Team League, players must be 30% or less Yahoo Owned
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Kolb finally looks like he has taken the helm in Arizona and has weapons to make him a possible top 10 fantasy QB. Throwing to players like Larry Fitzgerald and the emerging Andre Roberts has to have him feeling good about life again. The Cards are 3-0 and Kolb has thrown 4 TD’s to zero INT’s with a 108.6 QB rating.
#2 Russell Wilson, Seahawks (25% Owned)
Wilson will now be known for the crazy Hail Mary play to end the MNF game in week 3. He has thrown for 4 TD’s to 1 INT on the young season without throwing the ball much. In his last two games he only threw the ball an average of 20.5 times, however with increased confidence from his coaching staff he should get increased opportunities to shine. The “It” factor is strong for this mature rookie QB.
#3 Christian Ponder, Vikings (14% Owned)
Ponder has shown steady growth through his short career and has put three solid games in a row together. In his last two games the 2nd year QB has thrown for 4 TD’s and zero INT’s, with a healthy AP and the Vikings playing from behind he could be a diamond in the rough.
The Patriots love Danny Woodhead and are intent on using him in several packages. The Pats made Benjarvis Green-Ellis look like a million bucks for two seasons (he scored 10+ TD’s both years) and can do the same for Woodhead. Steven Ridley is far from a sure thing and Woodhead got 6, 8, and 15 carries in the first 3 weeks. #Trend.
#2 Javon Ringer/Darius Reynaud, Titans (2% Owned)
If you haven’t been paying attention Chris Johnson has been stinking it up for the Titans…again. CJ is averaging 15 yards a game and has yet to find the endzone. The Titans cannot afford to stick with him if he continues to struggle, they will likely turn to Javon Ringor. Ringor played well in Chris Johnson’s stead in the past and has shown flashes of brilliance. Ringor had an infected elbow which kept him off the field and off fantasy rosters the last two games, but may return this week. Reynaud is an electric return man who may get some runs if Ringer doesn’t come back healthy.
#3 Bernard Pierce, Ravens (1% Owned)
Bernard Pierce is the backup to Ray Rice, who happens to be one of the best in the business. If you are a Ray Rice owner he is a must handcuff, and if you’re not he is the perfect type of back to stash on your roster. Pierce is big, fast, and agile and would be used in much the same way as Rice in Baltimore’s flourishing offense.