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We're more than halfway through the season, which means you have a pretty good idea how your fantasy team is doing. Whether you're already looking at fittings for your fantasy football crown thanks to your dominance or already counting the days until next year's draft, there's still plenty of season left to play. With a few more weeks before the playoffs, there's always room for improvement on the wire.
Here are this week's fantasy football waiver wire pickups you should snag.
8. D'onta Foreman, RB, Houston Texans
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This is a stash pick that could end up being huge for a playoff run. Foreman is finally coming off the IR after a brutal Achilles injury sidelined him for the past year. When he was healthy last season, he averaged 4.2 yards per carry and added two scores. Foreman is the future of the Texans backfield when healthy and could receive a ton of work when he returns. He isn't expected to play until Week 11 at the earliest, but his return to practice is enough of a reason to store him on your IR slot for a week.
7. Nick Mullens, QB, San Francisco 49ers
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Are we buying into the hype a little bit early? It's certainly possible, as your mailman can probably succeed against the Raiders' defense, but Mullen's game was hard to ignore. If you're in a two-QB league, he's worth the risk with Joe Flacco, Kirk Cousins, and Deshaun Watson heading into a bye week. You might want to wait another week before starting him, but another big day might make him the most highly-coveted fantasy option around.
6. Kapri Bibbs, RB, Washington Redskins
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Bibbs found success this week against the Falcons, but not the way you would've thought. He had only one catch on one target, which is extremely low as Chris Thompson was out with a rib injury. The fact that he maintained fantasy relevance is good news as they trust him as the change-of-pace back for Adrian Peterson. If Thompson is out once again, he'll remain a solid play.
5. Antonio Callaway, WR, Cleveland Browns
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We're buying into the Browns new offense now that they've cleaned house and Callaway is one player who can benefit from it. His three catches for 51 yards may not be the the explosive performance you were looking to invest in, but it's his second solid game in a row. As Baker Mayfield continues to air it out, these balls will drop in the direction of the deep-threat rookie.
4. Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts
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Don't let Doyle's recent bye week make you forget how great his returning performance was. After missing five-straight games, the tight end reintroduced himself in a big way for the Colts. Even though Eric Ebron gets a ton of goal-line looks and is one of the best fantasy options at his position, Doyle remains relevant. He had more catches, targets, and yards than his teammate and proved he's back to being the fantasy threat we thought he would be at the beginning of the season.
3. Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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It doesn't matter who's playing quarterback for the Buccaneers as Humphries has had success no matter who's throwing him the ball. With 15 catches on 18 targets for 158 yards and two touchdowns over the past two weeks, there are very few wideouts who have had the same kind of fantasy production. This Buccaneers team will usually be trailing and will have to chuck the ball early and often, making Humphries a player who can always put up a productive day.
2. Mike Davis, RB, Seattle Seahawks
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It's hard to get a starting running back this late in the season and you may have one here in Davis. When Chris Carson is out, he's the top dog for the Seahawks, as he showed by outplaying Rashaad Penny this Sunday. Carson re-aggravated his hip injury, which opened the door for Davis to put up 62 yards on the ground and 45 more in the air on seven catches. No matter what, you should pick up Davis as someone with an extremely high ceiling when given the opportunity.
1. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers
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It's always nice to have a wideout that gets to play with Aaron Rodgers and MVS has enjoyed the love from his MVP quarterback. He's had four-straight games with 10 fantasy points or more, which is the kind of consistency you love to see. The rookie is second in the league with yards per catch and with Geronimo Allison out for the season, the Packers will have more targets to go around.
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