Week 10: Waiver Wire Pickups
Long-time fantasy owners are probably familiar with Kenny 'Brittle,' who has flashed potential for years while failing to develop any consistency. He's now a part of the Rams, and with Brian Quickout for the year with a shoulder injury, it looks as though Britt could be in line for a more consistent role in their offense. He was targeted only four times on Sunday in San Francisco, but the Rams threw only 24 times, and QB Austin Davis played the worst game of his season. However, he was able to find Britt for a 21-yard score. Britt is 6-foot-3 and could become the Rams' favored red-zone target. His upside is fairly low due to St. Louis' QB troubles, and he should be considered a WR4 at best. However, desperate owners in deep leagues may want to see if he can now blossom into the team's new No. 1 WR.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
Gabriel has very quietly become the Browns' second-leading receiver. His 404 yards ranks behind only Andrew Hawkins' 504. On Sunday, Gabriel finally found the end zone and ended with five catches on six targets for 87 yards. Brian Hoyer spreads the ball around a lot, which makes Gabriel a serious boom-or-bust proposition. But desperate fantasy owners looking for upside should give Gabriel some consideration. He ran a blistering 4.28 40-yard dash at his pro day, and that speed has allowed him to become the Browns' best deep-ball receiver. He should have his chances to create some more chunk plays this Thursday when the Browns battle the Bengals. Since Week 4, Cincinnati has allowed about 31 points per game.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
The Packers were on bye in Week 9, but back in Week 8, Green Bay's other Rodgers had an impressive showing. The 6-foot-4 rookie caught four of his five targets for 58 yards. By comparison, teammate and fellow tight end Andrew Quarlesssnagged two passes for 19 yards. It's been a while since Green Bay has had a serious receiving threat at TE, but given the prolific quality of QB Aaron Rodgers' recent play, it's possible that Richard Rodgers could carve out a very lucrative role for himself in this potent offense. He's a speculative add at this point given his relative newness to the team's passing attack, but his potential upside is high.