Here's my top recommended waiver wire and streaming targets ahead of the coming week. Waiver Wire targets are designed to be multi-week roster-worthy options while streaming options are designed to be one-week lineup options based on matchup, injuries, and/or situation. To be eligible as a waiver wire or streaming option, the player must be available in over 50% of Yahoo leagues.
Top Waiver Wire Targets of the Week:
Rashee Rice (WR - Kansas City Chiefs) - Rashee Rice has gradually become more and more involved as the season has progressed, now hitting 11+ points in three of his last four games. He leads all Chiefs' WRs in target share, yards, and TDs, and more specifically, has been the definitive go-to target (not named Kelce) for Mahomes over the last four weeks. Rice is a VERY high priority target, especially given the fact that the Chiefs' offense has been rather pedestrian to start the season.
Curtis Samuel (WR - Washington Commanders) - Samuel has established himself as a rather reliable option thus far in 2023, whether it be via volume (5+ catches in 3 games) or via the endzone (3 TDs), now having posted 50+ yards, a TD, and 14+ points in each of his last three games. He's thrived in Bieniemy's offense and between Sam Howell's recent emergence & the very favorable upcoming schedule for Washington (NYG, PHI, SEA, NYG within the next 5 weeks), Samuel should be a FLEX option for the foreseeable future.
Tyjae Spears (RB - Tennessee Titans) - RB is a very scarce position, especially right now. If Spears is somehow still on your waiver wire, he shouldn't be after this week. He's proven to be a very efficient RB, averaging 5.5 YPC this season and posting 7+ points in each of his last three games, even alongside Derrick Henry. You're not getting a lead back, but you are getting a solid depth option with extremely high potential should Henry miss any time.
Quentin Johnston (WR - Los Angeles Chargers) - Johnston hasn't played yet this week, there's nothing new in LA, and he's still available in over 50% of leagues. My analysis still stands from last week. He should be owned.
Jameson Williams (WR - Detroit Lions) - My point still stands on Jameson Williams - he is the definition of boom or bust. In Week 5, he had just 2 yards & 2.2 points. In Week 6, he had 53 and a TD (13.3 points). He's a big-play threat on any given week and offers very little security but is a must-stash given his talent and potential. The only question is how involved he will be by season's end.
Jonnu Smith (TE - Atlanta Falcons) - Arthur Smith's offensive scheme, while the death to many other weapons, continues to prove VERY profitable for a traditional TE. Jonnu Smith has now established a fairly solid floor in an otherwise insecure position, drawing 5+ targets, 4+ catches, and 8+ points in five straight games, including three straight of double-digit points. For those who don't have a top TE (or even a secure TE1 in general), I'd strongly encourage grabbing Smith off the waiver wire.
Josh Downs (WR - Indianapolis Colts)
Sam Howell (QB - Washington Commanders)
Keontay Ingram (RB - Arizona Cardinals)
Kareem Hunt (RB - Cleveland Browns)
Top Streaming Options of the Week:
Sam Howell (at New York Giants)
Daniel Jones (vs Washington Commanders)
Derek Carr (vs Jacksonville Jaguars)
Elijah Mitchell (at Minnesota Vikings)
Keontay Ingram (at Seattle Seahawks)
Kareem Hunt (at Indianapolis Colts)
Curtis Samuel (at New York Giants)
Rashee Rice (vs Los Angeles Chargers)
Josh Downs (vs Cleveland Browns)
Jonnu Smith (at Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Luke Musgrave (at Denver Broncos)
Gerald Everett (at Kansas City Chiefs)
Green Bay Packers (at Denver Broncos)
Los Angeles Rams (vs Pittsburgh Steelers)
Washington Commanders (at New York Giants)
Chris Boswell (at Los Angeles Rams)
Brett Maher (vs Pittsburgh Steelers)
Jason Myers (at Arizona Cardinals)