NFL Waiver Wire: Players Under the Radar
NFL Waiver Wire: Players Under the Radar

This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.

Welcome back to another season of "Working the Wire." While most drafts have yet to take place, many leagues have already drafted and will be running the first wave of waivers soon. If you haven't had your draft yet, this can also be used as a list of late-round flyers to consider. This article will run a couple of more times between now and Week 1. 

This column is geared toward "standard" 12-team leagues and based upon a $100 free-agent budget. Please, please adjust for your league based on both the number of teams (I'm in a 24-team league, for example) and budget.

QUARTERBACK

Dwayne Haskins, WAS - There's plenty of time for Haskins to win the starting job, and Case Keenum shouldn't be too tough to beat out. While Haskins doesn't have the greatest receiving corps to target, defenses likely will key on stopping Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson, and Chris Thompson is one of the best pass-catching backs in the game. He's an easy drop in standard leagues if Keenum wins the job; just be ready to pick him off of waivers when he eventually gets his shot. There's more upside in taking Haskins than someone like Nick Foles or Eli Manning. FAAB: FCFS 

RUNNING BACK

Alexander Mattison, MIN - Mattison appears to be in line to back up Dalvin Cook to start the season and has widely gone overlooked by fantasy owners. Mattison showed he's capable of handling a full workload while at

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