Working the Wire: Ty Montgomery is here to stay!

Packers Ty Montgomery

It’s time to hit the waiver wire again this week and the Green Bay Packers should have your primary focus with both Ty Montgomery and Davante Adams gaining steam. Miami Dolphins Jay Ajayi was impressive again and should be the top priority where available. There is plenty of other options at both wide receiver and running back if you need to look beyond these guys. Let’s scour the wire and find options to help you win in fantasy football.

Bye Weeks: San Francisco, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Miami, NY Giants, Pittsburgh

Ty Montgomery | WR | Green Bay Packers
(62% owned on Yahoo)

Ty Montgomery is going to be a fantasy football monster this season especially in PPR leagues. The Packers offense is transitioning from a taking consistent shots down the field to one that relies on short to intermediate throws. Montgomery is huge part of the pass attack with back to back double-digit catch performance. He also seems to be apart of the run game now after rushing for 60 yards on 9 carries. If he is still on your waiver wire, click that add button.

Davante Adams | WR | Green Bay Packers
(18% owned on Yahoo)

It was huge game for Davante Adams on Thursday against the Chicago Bears catching 13 of his 16 targets for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Adams has been consistently target by Aaron Rodgers this season including seven or more in four of their six games. While Adams is not a consistent pass catcher and can frustrate owners he has to be someone fantasy owners should look at if you are in need of wide receiver help.


Tyrell Williams | WR | San Diego Chargers
(63% owned on Yahoo)

Tyrell Williams had has second 100 yard plus performance in the last three weeks. Quarterback Philip Rivers continues to show his faith in the young receiver by funneling targets his way. Williams had 10 on Sunday against the Falcons. Next week’s matchup against the Broncos will likely be one to avoid but with games against the Titans, Dolphins, Raiders and Browns in the next few weeks Williams can be a reliable option as the fantasy playoffs approach.

Marqise Lee | WR | Jacksonville Jaguars
(2% owned on Yahoo)

Well it looks like Marqise Lee might finally be delivering on the promise he showed coming out of USC. He had his best game of the season catching seven passes for 107 yards. Sunday was the sixth straight week with Lee seeing six or more targets. He is quietly assuming the role that made Allen Hurns fantasy relevant last season. This kind of consistent workload and producing with it is something that should make fantasy owners stand up and take notice. If you need WR help in deeper formats look at Lee.

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Stash Away: Donte Moncrief and Corey Coleman

It’s often hard to stash players when your team is battling injuries or dealing with a massive slate of bye weeks. If you can however there are two players that are available because other owners in your league are dealing with similar issues. Donte Moncrief (60% owned on Yahoo) is looking very close to returning and was warming up with his team prior to today’s game. He is a legit game changer and could be back very soon. Corey Coleman (44% owned) is expected to practice this week and could play Sunday.

Drop: Michael Floyd, Tavon Austin, Tyler Lockette

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Rich Barnes – Getty Images

Jay Ajayi | RB | Miami Dolphins
(71% owned on Yahoo)

Well it seems Jay Ajayi might be legit. After rushing for over 200 yards a week ago, he backed it up again this week with another 200 yard performance. It’s clear he needs to be owned in 100% of fantasy leagues. While Ajayi has all the talent in the world he has been helped by two factors. FIrst the Dolphins offensive line is finally healthy and playing up to their abilities. Miami has also been in the last two games which allows them to stay committed to the rush attack. The Dolphins will be on the bye next week but have a relatively friendly schedule after that and Ajayi should remain a reliable fantasy producer.

Jacquizz Rodgers | RB | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
(73% owned on Yahoo)

Jacquizz Rodgers proved his worth again this week rushing for 154 yards. He has 255 yards over the last two games filling in for Doug Martin. As long as Martin continues miss games, Rodgers is a must play. Add him if you need a running back in the short-term.

Rashad Jennings | RB | New York Giants
(69% owned in Yahoo)

Well Rashad Jennings returned to action on Sunday and was underwhelming rushing for 25 yards on 13 carries, however he did find the end zone and salvaged his day. With this game being in London and this being Jennings first game back i’m willing to give him a little bit of a pass. With the Eagles, Bengals, Bears and Browns in the coming weeks Jennings should be solid fantasy contributor.

James White | RB | New England Patriots
(68% owned in Yahoo)

James White produced again for fantasy owners, even in a game where LeGarrette Blount went off. White didn’t have a massive catch game this week but he proved his worth in the red zone yet again catching a touchdown pass. Despite his underwhelming catch performance White has been reliable with 19 catches and in the past four weeks. Expect White to be reliable option in PPR leagues the rest of the season.

Knile Davis | RB | Green Bay Packers
(36% owned on Yahoo)

I’m all aboard the Ty Montgomery train for the rest of the fantasy football season and will see the majority of the passing game work. Knile Davis however has an opportunity to gain a role as the main ball carrier with short yardage and goal line carries. If the offense can utilize the quick passing game to get back on track, Davis could see scoring opportunities. With the need at the running back position if you can add a guy who could be reliable option you have to do it.

Drop: Duke Johnson, Eddie Lacy, T.J. Yeldon, Arian Foster

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