Week 8 is in the books and fantasy players are combing the waiver wire looking for injury and bye week replacements. We bring you the list of top 5 players who could be waiver wire duds.
WR Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints (12% owned)
Saints wideout Kenny Stills is a hot commodity on the waiver wire but color me skeptical he can consistently put up a good stat line. Sunday Stills caught 3 passes for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns but with Jimmy Graham back he should return to being the 4th receiving target in the Saints prolific offense. On the year, Stills has 13 catches on 23 targets for 327 yards and 3 touchdowns.
TE Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts (38% owned)
Colts tight end Coby Fleener still has positive fantasy buzz despite being the model of inconsistency two years running. On the year, Fleener has 22 receptions on 33 targets for 235 yards and 3 touchdowns. The season ending injury to Reggie Wayne does increase his value a bit but he has to be more consistent before I deem him a viable fantasy option.
QB Terrelle Pryor, Oakland Raiders (37% owned)
Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor had one of the most exciting plays by a quarterback in NFL history Sunday when he faked a handoff to running back Darren McFadden on a read option play and took it 93 yards to the house setting an NFL record for longest run ever by a quarterback and also setting a team rushing record. Pryor is a dual threat quarterback but he isn't putting up consistently good numbers in the passing game. He threw two interceptions in Sunday's game as well. On the year, Pryor has thrown for 1149 yards, 5 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. He has rushed for 391 yards and a touchdown.
WR Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans (32% owned)
Titans wideout Kendall Wright is getting some positive fantasy buzz right now. I like Wright he is talented and he makes plays for the Titans. Head coach Mike Munchak recently said Wright was probably the Titans best receiver right now but the stats need to get better before I anoint him a solid start. Wright is second to Nate Washington in receiving yards and touchdowns while having 8 more targets. With quarterback Jake Locker back his value does increase and he is worth a bench stash if not a low end start.
RB Andre Brown, New York Giants (21% owned)
Giants running back Andre Brown looks set to return in Week 10 from a fractured left leg he sustained during the preseason which is good news for the Giants who need a boost in their run game. Still, the Giants woeful run game isn't entirely on the running backs as the Giants have major issues along their offensive line and just put center David Baas on injured reserve. Collectively, the Giants running backs are averaging 3.0 yards per carry and they only have 5 rushing touchdowns on the year. They rank 29th in the league in rushing yards per game averaging only 69.9 yards.