Calvin Ridley, Baker Mayfield and other top fantasy NFL pickups for this week

Jay Asser 01:00 25/09/2018
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Here are five players to target on the waiver wire this week, who could be useful in your starting lineup going forward.

Baker Mayfield

It’s Baker Mayfield time in Cleveland, with head coach Hue Jackson naming the rookie the starting quarterback for Week 4.

The number one overall draft pick already validated a strong preseason with his relief appearance this past week, when he completed 17-of-23 passes for 201 yards for a passer rating of 100.1.

He’s not worth a starting spot in one QB leagues just yet, but he’s worth adding as a back-up with upside.

Javorius Allen

He’s clearly second in the pecking order behind starting running back Alex Collins, but Allen has value as a low-end flex play, especially in PPR leagues.

While he’s received six or fewer carries in all three games this season, Allen does have 13 catches and four total touchdowns, with the Ravens unafraid to use him in the red zone.

And if Collins were to ever go down, Allen would be a must-start player.

Calvin Ridley

This is stating the obvious, but you should probably try to pick up a player who just went for 146 yards and three touchdowns.

The rookie wideout probably won’t have a better week this season, but it seems like he’ll definitely be one of Matt Ryan’s favourite targets in the red zone, especially with defences so fixated on Julio Jones.

The opportunities will be there for Ridley in Atlanta’s high-powered attack.

Tyler Boyd

John Ross is the wide receiver many expected to be Andy Dalton’s second option after A.J. Green this season, but Boyd could be seizing that role.

He did in Week 3 at least as he totaled 132 yards and a touchdown, showing why the Bengals used a second-round pick on him 2016.

If Green misses time next week due to his groin injury, Boyd would be a sneaky play in all leagues.

Ricky Seals-Jones

If you’re diving around in the bargain bin for a tight end, Seals-Jones could be worth a look.

Before his end-zone visit on Sunday, his production this season was hardly inspiring, but if Josh Rosen takes over the starting quarterback role, Seals-Jones should get more looks in a Cardinals attack that can’t get much worse.

He’ll probably be touchdown dependent, but many of the tight ends not in the top tier are.

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