This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.
A number of last week's mentions are among the current hottest waiver wire options, exemplifying why it's such an edge to stay one step ahead of the curve in fantasy. Amid what seems like a ridiculous plethora of hurdles this season - injuries, bye weeks and schedule changes all stand out - keeping one close eye on the waiver wire is as important than ever.
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The list below includes players rostered in no more than 50 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.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (21 percent) - After an abysmal start to the season, Fitzpatrick has now put up 28, 29, 23 and 34 fantasy points and has looked outstanding doing so. With Preston Williams finally looking like his pre-ACL tear self and both DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki already established as lethal downfield weapons, the stage looks set for Fitzpatrick to dissect the Jets' feeble secondary in Week 6. On the other hand, Fitzpatrick is known for disappearing just as he's finally fully instilled confidence.
Baker Mayfield (39 percent) - Mayfield enjoyed his