We are halfway through most fantasy leagues’ regular seasons, and the time is now to make your move to grab that illustrious playoff spot.
Of course, with new guys stepping up in place of injured players, the waiver wire is a great place to look to find the missing piece or pieces for your championship run. Here are some guys worth grabbing in all leagues.
Shonn Greene [RB, New York Jets] – Greene had 144 yards and two touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders yesterday. Was this Greene’s coming out game? Possibly.
Up until this game, Greene was buried on the depth chart behind Thomas Jones and Leon Washington. However, Washington went down with a broken fibula and is going to be out for the remainder of the season.
Expect Jones to still see the lion’s share of the carries with Greene seeing about 10-15 touches per game.
Alex Smith [QB, San Francisco 49ers]- The former first round pick came in during the second half to replace Shaun Hill, then went on to complete 15-of-22 passes for 206 yards and 3 TDs (all to Vernon Davis).
While we cannot forget Smith’s ineffectiveness is year’s past, another performance like yesterday’s could yield him the starting job back for good.
Mike Wallace [WR, Pittsburgh Steelers] - The ex-Ole Miss standout has now reeled in 174 yards and 2 touchdowns in his last three games. Typically rookie wideouts are not the best fantasy options, but Wallace has clearly solidified his big-play ability in this Steelers offense.
New Orleans Saints [DST] – As much talk as the Saints get for their offense, the defense is just as deserving. The 34 points Miami scored on the Saints was very misleading, as the defense was put on a short field on several occasions.
However, the two interceptions returned for touchdowns cannot be denied. If for some reason the Saints’ D is still on the waiver wire, scoop them up immediately.