Finding Fulgham Travis Fulgham was a walk-on at Old Dominion. He was a 6th round pick for the Lions in 2019 eventually cut by the Lions and two other teams. He was claimed off waivers by the Eagles, cut and signed to the practice squad. With the Eagles WR corps decimated by injuries he was signed to the active Roster October 3rd. You can see his game winning catch against the 49ers on Sunday night football here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXXEcysTkG0. It is a thing of beauty that exemplifies how hard Fulgham has fought his entire career. This a great story by Dave Zangoro about Fulgham’s journey. https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/eagles/how-travis-fulgham-went-walk-old-dominion-eagles-hero
In my Superflex Dynasty league he was acquired with a $47 FAAB bid on October 15th. That crushed my bid of $25 dollars. In my defense, I only had $60 left after spending $40 to acquire Mike Davis. Constantly assessing the waiver wire and looking at what is happening around the NFL is how you can find these diamonds in the rough. Travis Fulgham’s don’t come along very often and it can be tough to find room on your roster to roll the dice on a long shot but this kind of activity leads to a strong dynasty team. This leads me my waiver wire pickups and stashes for week 10. Tyler Ervin, RB, Green Bay Packers Rostered in 14% Owned in MFL leagues. (up 14%) Ervin produced 72 yards from scrimmage last Thursday. Williams and Dillon were unable to play due to COVID. While his opportunity moving forward is uncertain, Ervin is behind Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams and even AJ Dillon on the depth chart, he is a special player spoken highly of within the Packers organization. The Packers and his teammates like what he can do. It reminds me what Eagles staff and teammates were saying about Boston Scott before he broke out.
Jason Wilde wrote an article detailing how WR Davante Adams and OC Nathaniel Hackett were not surprised with Ervin’s strong showing. “Tyler is a unique player because he can play wide receiver, he can play running back, he’s played both in games,” offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said. “We love being able to do so many different things with him. He’s a really smart guy that works hard. It’s something that we knew might happen at some point.”
Cam Sims, WR, Washington Football Team Rostered in 8% of MFL leagues. (Up 6%) Sims played 74% of offensive snaps and caught 3 of 4 targets for 110 yards this week. Sims may have less playing time as Washington’s WRs get healthier but he demonstrated potential with his production and chemistry with Alex Smith.
Olamide Zaccheau, WR Atlanta Falcons Rostered in 13% of MFL leagues. (Up 5%) Olamide Zaccheaus caught 4-of-6 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 9 win over Denver. The Falcons are on a bye this week and Ridley will probably be back week 11 but this is someone you need to have on your radar. You can probably pick him up for free now if you have a roster spot.
Troymaine Pope, RB, Los Angeles Chargers Rostered in 16% of MFL leagues. (Up 6%)
Kalen Ballage, RB, Los Angeles Chargers Rostered in 30% of MFL leagues. (up 30%)
These two are tied together in the crowded Los Angeles backfield. Austin Ekler will be back soon and we have seen Josh Kelley and Justin Jackson get extensive work. Pope scored 14 points in week 8 and looks more explosive. It was Ballage who led the backfield with a very serviceable 16 fantasy points in week 9 while Pope was out. Ballage has been recalled from the practice squad again for week 10 because Jackson remains out and Pope is questionable. RB2 numbers are not unreasonable to expect this week if Pope does not suit up. It’s a revenge game against his former team the Miami Dolphins. Ballage could be the latest player prove the Adam Gase effect.
Salvon Ahmed, RB, Miami Dolphins Rostered in 13% of MFL leagues. (Up 13%) Ahmed is an undrafted rookie who led all Dolphins RBs with 44% of the Dolphin’s snaps. With Gaskins out for a couple weeks there is some opportunity here.