Well, this week is a funky one. We just lost another star quarterback to injury (Joe Burrow), and the bevy of backups thrown into action around the league is really starting to hurt other fantasy position players, as well. Plus, in addition to the guys hurt by questionable quarterback play, we also have guys who are just straight up hurt. (Looking at you, De’Von Achane and Cooper Kupp ... again.)
All that said, this week's waiver wire offers a couple of potential league-winners at running back and a veritable hailstorm of interesting WR3s. That's what this column is for: Finding pickups with the potential to plug those critical holes in your lineup heading toward the playoffs. So, let's get to 'em.
As always, these are the most intriguing players who are rostered in less than 60 percent of NFL.com leagues. If you have questions, my DMs are open: @MattOkada on Twitter ... or X ... or whatever it is.
NOTE: Both Devin Singletary and Khalil Herbert are available in more than 30 percent of leagues, but not quite enough to qualify for this column. The new RB1 in Houston, Singletary is a must-add and solid start moving forward. Herbert had 19 opportunities in his first game off injured reserve and should be added, as well.
GUYS TO 'STACHE: I know Keaton Mitchell was one of the biggest disappointments of Week 11 -- I started him in a league and regret it to this day. The rookie is still incredibly explosive and should (by all logic and reason) get more opportunities moving forward. In the Rams' 17-16 win over the Seahawks, Darrell Henderson got the goal-line touchdown and all the receiving work, but Royce Freeman dominated the rushing attack with 17 carries for 73 yards. Both are 'stacheable in case Kyren Williams isn't ready toRead on nfl.com