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Amid a long list of impressive fantasy football performances this week, some managers are in shock after injuries to key players.
Most notably, Los Angeles Rams star receiver Cooper Kupp fell with an ankle injury in Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals and did not return. Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was carried off the field in the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans after also hurting his ankle.
If Kupp were to miss a lot of time, it would be a blow to fantasy football managers. Luckily for them, B/R is there to provide receivers who should be targeted on the waiver wire as potential injury replacements.
The wide receiver who should be at the top of everyone’s target list is Green Bay Packers rookie Christian Watson, who had a stellar performance Sunday with four receptions for 107 yards and three touchdowns in a overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Watson, who entered the game with 10 catches for 88 yards and no touchdowns this season, is fielded in less than 7% of leagues, according to FantasyPros. If Sunday’s performance was any indication, it looks like he’s finally developed a connection with star quarterback Aaron Rodgers that’s needed for major fantasy production.
The Titans got a boost for their passing offense when rookie rookie Treylon Burks revenue to the roster after spending time on injured reserve with a turf toe suffered in Week 4. However, he finished with just three catches for 24 yards in a 17-10 win over the Broncos . But there is another Titans receiver who made a name for himself on Sunday.
Third-year pro Nick Westbrook-Ikhine had the game of his career with five catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns. While Burks and Robert Woods are the focal points of Tennessee’s passing offense, Westbrook-Ikhine led the team with eight targets against Denver. Fantasy managers looking for a player with “boom” potential should consider signing up the Indiana product.
The Indianapolis Colts pulled off a shock victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, thanks in part to first-time head coach Jeff Saturday, starting veteran Matt Ryan, over sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger. Ryan’s presence under center has done wonders for receiver Parris Campbell.
The 25-year-old had seven passes for 76 yards and a touchdown on nine targets, which tied Michael Pittman Jr. for the team lead. In his previous two games, Campbell had recorded just four catches for 58 yards on seven targets combined. If Campbell is available in your league, it would be wise to give him a look on the waiver wire.