Working the Wire: Ryan Matthews is Back!

Eagles Ryan Mathews

Week 10 of the NFL season is all but over and it is now when we start to thinking about next weeks matchups. Now is the time to get prepped with who you should be adding via this weeks Waiver Wire. The re-emergence of Ryan Mathews can give a legit starter to some owners. If he is owned in your leagues don’t fret C.J. Prosise and Rob Kelley are here to help as well. Who else should you target this week? Ive got you covered!

Ryan Mathews | RB | Philadelphia Eagles
(73% owned on Yahoo)

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Clearly some owners became frustrated with the lack of touches and the coach speak when it came to Ryan Mathews. He rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday against the Falcons. If he is floating around in your league I am putting a waiver claim in this week. A strong running game makes a rookie quarterback look much better just ask Dak Prescott. If Doug Pederson can continue to lean on Mathews, there can be a ton of fantasy production in the coming weeks. It’s a risk i am willing to assume down the stretch.

Robert Kelley | RB | Washington Redskins
(47% owned on Yahoo)

Robert Kelley is a starting running back in the NFL and is somehow only half owned. He has had back to back 20 plus carry performances for Washington. This week against the Vikings he put up almost 100 yards. Kelley should be owned in every league.

C.J. Prosise | RB | Seattle Seahawks
(33% owned on Yahoo)

C.J. Prosise is the starting running back for the Seattle Seahawks. He had 66 yards on 17 carries and added seven catches for 87 yards. Prosise is proving to be a player that can be utilized on all three downs which gives him ever more value in PPR leagues. This could be a player that makes a real difference down the stretch and decides fantasy football leagues.

Jeremy Langford | RB | Chicago Bears
(26% owned on Yahoo)

Reports are swirling the Chicago Bears starting running back Jordan Howard is dealing with ankle or Achilles soreness. If he misses any time Jeremy Langford would become a must add especially if you need running back help. Stash him if you have room at the end of your bench. It could be a move that pays off big time.

Cardinals Michael Floyd

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Michael Floyd | WR | Arizona Cardinals
(45% owned on Yahoo)

A week after J.J. Nelson was named the starter it was Michael Floyd who made an impact across from Larry Fitzgerald. He had six targets on Sunday catching five of them for 101 yards. It was the second game in a row where Floyd received six or more targets. Cardinals are on the road the next two weeks to face a collapsing Vikings squad followed by a Falcons team that can be thrown on. Pick up Floyd if you need WR help down the stretch.

Rishard Matthews | WR | Tennessee Titans
(53% owned on Yahoo)

Another week and another touchdown for Rishard Matthews, who has been on fire since Andre Johnson decided to retire. He has four touchdowns in the last three weeks and is clearly building a nice rapport with Marcus Mariota. Pick him up if you need WR down the stretch.


Tyreek Hill | WR | Kansas City Chiefs
(16% owned on Yahoo)

It was Tyreek Hill who stepped up Sunday with Jeremy Maclin inactive catching 10 of his 13 targets. However Hill has flashed recently even with Maclin active producing 98 yards two weeks ago and found the endzone the week prior to that. Kansas City will face the abysmal Tampa Bay secondary next week and HIll should have a good opportunity to build on this week.

Cameron Brate | TE | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
(52% owned on Yahoo)

Tight end has been a tough situation to deal with for most of us this season. Cameron Brate has emerged as a guy fantasy owners can rely on, finding the endzone each of the past three weeks. Brates targets, catches, and yards have all increased over the past three weeks. If you need TE help over the next few weeks look Brate’s way.

Lance Kendricks | TE | Los Angeles Rams
(18% owned on Yahoo)

This week was a major bummer for those that used Lance Kendricks in both season long and daily formats. However coming into this week Kendricks had been a target monster, getting 29 over the past three weeks. He had been productive with the work and looking to be a big part of what the Rams did on offense. With the Dolphins and Saints coming weeks, Kendricks is worth a look.

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