It seems like the waiver wire is pretty bare this week. While there were definitely some injuries around the league which shook up some depth charts and even a trade involving an upper-mid level talent, there seem to be fewer breakout players on the defensive side of the ball than usual.
Here are the players I’m looking to acquire this week.
Kendell Beckwith, LB TB
Beckwith broke his ankle in a car accident back in April and has been rehabbing ever since. Last week, when asked when he would be able to return to the field, he responded: “sooner than anyone thinks”. With Kwon Alexander and Jack Cichy both going on injured reserve with ACL injuries, the Bucs will need that to be very soon.
When Alexander missed time last season, Beckwith put up consistent LB1 numbers in his absence. While he might be a week or two away from returning, he is better than any of the other fill-in options currently on the Bucs’ roster, including Adarius Taylor and the newly signed Kevin Minter.
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