Here is the time of the week when it is essential to target players on waivers in a football pool, in order to continue the successes or to renew with it.
Here are six athletes who could well experience success in the weeks to come.
– Cam Newton, quarterback (available in 83% of Yahoo! leagues)
On his return to the Carolina Panthers last week, Newton was the source of two touchdowns, without seeing much of the field. Head coach Matt Rhule has confirmed he will be the starter against the Washington football team. Surrounded by talented receivers and running backs, the MVP of the 2015 season could pay a lot.
– Onta Foreman, running back (available in 95% of Yahoo! leagues)
Since Derrick Henry’s injury, Foreman has been the most used backer for the Tennessee Titans. If he continues to do well when handed the ball to him, it wouldn’t be surprising if his coach ditched the use of multiple running backs and the 25-year-old took up all of his backfield.
– Wayne Gallman Jr., running back (available in 99% of Yahoo! leagues)
As in Foreman’s case, Gallman Jr. takes advantage of an injury to make a name for himself. Last Sunday, when Cordarrelle Patterson fell in battle, he ran with the ball 15 times for 55 yards. He should be number 1 for the Atlanta Falcons when they face the New England Patriots.
– Robby Anderson, wide receiver (available in 61% of Yahoo! leagues)
Abandoned by many poolers since the start of the season, Anderson has seen a new lease of life in the absence of Sam Darnold behind the Panthers center. There seems to be a natural connection between him and Newton. It remains to be seen if this will allow him to collect points in the coming weeks.
– Donovan Peoples-Jones, wide receiver (available in 72% of Yahoo! leagues)
Peoples-Jones delivered their worst performance in a long time last week. However, he had amassed at least 70 yards in his three previous outings. The Cincinnati Bengals color-bearer also registered three touchdowns in his three duels. Facing the weak Detroit Lions on Sunday, the receiver will have a great opportunity to bounce back.
– Dan Arnold, tight end (available in 73% of Yahoo! leagues)
While the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offense isn’t the most exciting, the fact that Arnold is consistently targeted makes him very interesting for poolers. In his last five games, he has been targeted at least five times per game. The fourth-year player has also amassed 60 yards or more in four of his five games.