Let's take a quick look at a few linebackers, defensive linemen, and defensive backs who are either good grab-and-stash types or those you should target in trades. Hope you enjoy the article and that it opens your eyes to some of the gems that can be found on your leagues' waiver wires!
David Mayo (WAS): In this case, you don't want to hold the mayo. Mayo will be filling in for the injured Cody Barton, who will be nursing an ankle injury for the next few weeks. After Barton's injury eight defensive snaps into this past Sunday's game, Mayo came in and finished with 41 snaps (60% share) but had a whopping nine combined tackles. Jamin Davis will hang around and siphon some production, but Mayo could be a super-cheap source of volume tackles for the next few weeks.
Tony Fields II (CLE): Bit of a deeper dive here, but Fields has shown a few flashes over the past couple of years for the Browns. And now he's likely to see a little more playing time with Sione Takitaki likely shelved for the foreseeable future. He may be third in the linebacker pecking order behind Anthony Walker, Jr. and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah but with only 32 snaps last week, he logged six total stops and recovered a fumble for a score. Worth looking at, especially in deeper formats.
Oren Burks (SFO): I typically try not to repeat recommendations here if I can manage it, but in this case, it bears mentioning that even with Dre Greenlaw back, Burks put up double-figure fantasy points yet again. Should Greenlaw (or fellow stud linebacker Fred Warner) go out with a significant injury, Burks' stock would skyrocket—a nice speculative add for the savvy owner in bigger formats.
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