Below are players I'll be targeting on the waiver wire this week. As usual I'm using the 50%(ish) ownership threshold at Yahoo to determine who is allowed on the list.
Players are listed in the order I would assign waiver priority. A need at one position could trump that priority.
Ty Montgomery, WR, Packers (60 percent)
Montgomery was off the charts on Pro Football Focus' elusive scale last week as he ran all over the Bears. This week, he gets a tougher test against the Vikings, but we know he can catch passes, and he should continue to have good upside now that the Packers have started using him well.
Dion Lewis, RB, Patriots (48 percent)
It's hard to know how much work Lewis will get, but he looked great against a tough Denver defense last week and should continue to get work as the Patriots gear up for the playoffs.
Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks (43 percent)
Lockett has started seeing more work of late, and this week, he gets a Cardinals team that was just roasted by speedster Brandin Cooks.
Dontrelle Inman, WR, Chargers (36 percent)
Inman continues to be a safe play, and this week, his upside should be higher due to a matchup with the lowly Cleveland Browns.
Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Patriots (51 percent)
Tom Brady can't stop talking about Mitchell, and this week, the Patriots take on the pitiful secondary of the Jets. Mitchell should have a touchdown dialed up.
Cameron Meredith, WR, Bears (33 percent)
Matt Barkley and Meredith seem to have a connection going, as Meredith caught 9-of-13 targets for 104 yards last week and led the team in targets. Josh Norman will likely see a lot of Alshon Jeffery, giving Meredith an easier time.
Ted Ginn, WR, Panthers (27 percent)
Ginn will always be a boom-or-bust receiver, but he gets a great matchup at home against Atlanta this week and has good upside, especially if you are in a two-week championship game and are trailing.
Tim Hightower, RB, Saints (51 percent)
Hightower scored two touchdowns near the goal line against the Cardinals and could be used similarly against the Buccaneers this week. His upside will be low, but the touchdown potential is there.
Charles Clay, TE, Bills (12 percent)
Clay has scored his first two touchdowns of the season in the last two weeks and appears to be on track, especially this week against his old team.
Kenneth Farrow (57 percent) and
Ronnie Hillman (3 percent), RBs, Chargers
Kenneth Farrow laid a big egg against the Raiders, and Ronnie Hillman actually played a bit better than him statistically. But if Melvin Gordon can't return this week, the matchup for Farrow and Hillman is too good against the Browns. Keep an eye on the news to see who might be getting the start this week.
Paul Perkins, RB, Giants (13 percent)
Perkins has fresher legs and is probably better than Rashad Jennings at this point. Jennings is still the lead back, but Perkins should continue to see more work as we move forward.
Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens (29 percent)
The Ravens will have trouble running the ball in Pittsburgh, and the Steelers should be able to score on them enough to get Flacco passing, which is the Steelers' weakness, defensively.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, 49ers (33 percent)
Kaepernick looked better last week, but still has a poor supporting cast to work with. Thankfully, his rushing yards will continue to buoy his stats. The Rams' defense is falling apart like the rest of the team and can be beat.
Matt Barkley, QB, Bears (3 percent)
Barkley has Alshon Jeffery back and has developed chemistry with Cameron Meredith to a point that I think we can look at Barkley as a streaming target against Washington.
Matt Moore, QB, Dolphins (1 percent)
Moore only threw 18 passes against the Jets, but four of those went for touchdowns. He may have a tougher time in Buffalo, but he still should have upside if the weather isn't horrid.
Tom Savage, QB, Texans (0 percent)
Savage was a noticeable upgrade over Brock Osweiler and gets another start this week at home against the Bengals, who are now out of the playoff hunt. Savage targeted DeAndre Hopkins 17 times last week, and that is a good idea if you want to complete passes.