While time is running out for fantasy owners pushing to make the playoffs, others are in position to play for a better seed. No matter the case, the waiver wire is still going to play an important role in deciding the remainder of the season, so here are three early options to consider adding:
Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota Vikings – 43 percent owned
Coming out of the Vikings Week 9 bye, Murray continued to be a thorn in the side of Jerick McKinnon owners. Since Week 7, Murray has been the team’s preferred rusher, averaging 18 totes over his past three contests compared to just shy of 13 per game forMcKinnon. In Week 10, Murray managed 68 yards and a score on 17 carries.
Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers – 3 percent
The Packers’ backfield got hit hard on Sunday, losing Aaron Jones (knee) and Ty Montgomery (rib) to injuries. In their stead, Williams notched 21 touches. Owned in just 3 percent of Yahoo leagues, the rookie will see an expanded role if either of the other two backs miss time, which it appears at least Jones will.
Dontrelle Inman, WR, Chicago Bears – 1 percent
Recently added to the Bears roster, Inman emerged as Chicago’s top receiver. Tied with Kendall Wright for the most team targets, Inman converted 6 of 8 for 88 yards. He showed solid chemistry with Mitchell Trubisky, who completed 21 of 35 attempts.