This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.
This is our secondary Waiver Wire article for the week. The primary Waiver Wire article runs Tuesdays throughout the season, while this version run Thursdays. The purpose of this edition is to provide a deep dive into the free-agent pool. Most of the players listed have limited fantasy value, but they will be useful to fantasy managers who need to plug holes or have bench space to stash upside plays. DFS enthusiasts will also find it useful as a broad overview of under-the-radar potential producers.
The list below includes players rostered in no more than 50-55 percent of Yahoo leagues and is listed in order of preference based on half-point per reception scoring and a 12-team league. Depending on your league's scoring and roster settings, certain players might warrant higher consideration than what is listed. Each player's listed roster percentage is based on Tuesday's Yahoo statistics, to give a general sense of availability for a given week.
Gardner Minshew, Jaguars (30 percent) - Fresh off dismantling a much-hyped Colts defense, it's clear that Minshew didn't get the "tank for Trevor" memo. The Titans offer another tough matchup, but if Minshew puts forth another strong showing, he'll enter the mix as a season-long starter.
Teddy Bridgewater, Panthers (22 percent) - His Panthers debut would have looked better had D.J. Moore not dropped a catchable TD pass, but Bridgewater still salvaged his fantasy day with a deep TD to Robby Anderson and modest rushing totals. He looks like an