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3 Players to Target On the Waiver Wire Immediately Following Your Fantasy Football Draft

Max Staley
Bryan Edwards is an excellent sleeper target this offseason.
Bryan Edwards is an excellent sleeper target this offseason. / Mike Comer/Getty Images
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It's pretty much impossible to have a perfect fantasy football draft, regardless of what your one league mate always claims. There's almost always value on the waiver wire after drafts conclude, so fantasy managers should never get too attached to the players they've drafted.

With that in mind, here are three high-upside options, currently rostered in fewer than 60 percent of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues, to target on the waiver wire.

3. Chris Herndon, TE, New York Jets (53% Rostered)

Chris Herndon fantasy outlook makes him a great sleeper candidate.
Chris Herndon fantasy outlook makes him a great sleeper candidate. / Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Chris Herndon has a real chance to be a top-12 TE this year. The New York Jets' receiving corps has already been decimated by injuries, and it's not like it was too talented to begin with. With Denzel Mims and Breshad Perriman both looking iffy for Week 1, Herndon should serve as the team's No. 1 or No. 2 option in the passing game. Fantasy managers have forgotten how talented this guy is because he missed most of 2019, but Herndon is one of three rookie tight ends since 2000 to rack up 500 receiving yards on 9.0 yards per target. The other two are Rob Gronkowski and Mark Andrews. If Herndon is on your waiver wire, he's an excellent target.

2. Cordarrelle Patterson, RB/WR, Chicago Bears (6% Rostered)

Cordarrelle Patterson could be a great target in Week 1.
Cordarrelle Patterson could be a great target in Week 1. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Undoubtedly the most exciting name on this list, Cordarrelle Patterson is reportedly working as a running back for the Chicago Bears. While RB1 Cordarrelle Patterson initially seemed like little more than a pipe dream, Chicago's starting RB David Montgomery is potentially in danger of missing Week 1. If you drafted an injured player like Deebo Samuel to start in the FLEX, think about taking a chance on Patterson if Montgomery is out. If he gets RB1 volume, he might dominate a Detroit Lions' defense that surrendered the fifth-most points to opposing RBs in 2019.

1. Bryan Edwards, WR, Las Vegas Raiders (1% Rostered)

Bryan Edwards fantasy outlook makes him a great sleeper.
Bryan Edwards fantasy outlook makes him a great sleeper. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Bryan Edwards is going to take a lot of people by surprise this year. With Tyrell Williams out for the season, Edwards has taken over the X receiver role for the Las Vegas Raiders. He's also reportedly been tearing up the team's training camp and blown away his QB Derek Carr. There's a real chance he sees more volume than any other rookie wideout this year. Rostered in fewer than 1 percent of leagues, Edwards is an incredible value right now.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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