This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.
I'm always open to suggestions as to how to attack this piece each week. And, in fact, the format and content has been shaped over the years in large part through reader feedback. If there's a specific player I've overlooked or someone you're interested in, feel free to inquire in the comments section and I'll happily give my take. Let's get to this week's waiver wire.
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.
Derek Carr, OAK - Carr is still available in 55 percent of Yahoo leagues. The schedule for him couldn't be much better; the toughest game he has is Week 17 against the Broncos. Other than that he has Cincinnati (think Lamar Jackson Sunday), the Jets (think Daniel Jones Sunday) and the Chiefs (think Ryan Tannehill) for the next three games. He has a solid floor, and, as tough as it might be to admit, Jon Gruden has done a really good job with this team. FAAB: $10-$15
Nick Foles, JAC - I'm not sure Gardner Minshew should be benched, but that's what will happen with Foles having an $88 million contract. Foles has a nice schedule ahead of him: the Colts, Titans and Buccaneers. Those are not matchups from which to shy away. The receiving corps is competent and defenses will