10 players to grab off fantasy waivers now

August 24th, 2017

Could your fantasy team use more power? What about steals, runs, RBIs or wins?
Regardless of your holes, the fantasy waiver wire has a plug or long-term fix to pick up today. Check the following 10 players -- all sitting in waivers in many leagues, and all ready to help you win.
, first baseman/outfielder, Phillies
With eight homers through 15 games, Hoskins needed little time to flash his potent power stroke in the Majors. And with nine whiffs and 10 walks, the rookie is showing outstanding control of the strike zone. In addition to his power production, Hoskins should provide a high batting mark when he experiences better batted-ball luck (.167 BABIP entering play Thursday).
Consider in: 10-team mixed leagues
, shortstop, White Sox
A popular breakout pick in 2017 drafts, Anderson sputtered to start the season and owned a .235/.257/.351 slash line at the end of July. But for those who are looking for help at a shallow shortstop position, the 24-year-old is hitting .258 with five homers across 89 at-bats this month and is set to face a steady diet of the ineffective pitching staffs for the rest of August.
Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues

, outfielder, Rays
Before landing on the disabled list, Kiermaier was emerging as a likely source of 15 homers and 25 steals (seven homers, 10 swipes across 262 plate appearances). Now back on the active roster, he should be added by those who need a multicategory asset in hopes that he can repeat late-season dominance from a year ago (five homers, eight steals, .302 average across 109 plate appearances in September).
Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues
, outfielder, Dodgers
Dropped in most mixed leagues when he hit .128 during April, Granderson has hit .258 with 20 homers and a .948 OPS across 322 plate appearances since May 1. Now occupying a premium spot in a Dodgers lineup that ranks sixth in the Majors with 635 runs scored, the 36-year-old could be a solid source of homers and runs scored down the stretch.
Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues

, outfielder, Brewers
One of the biggest boom-or-bust players in the Majors, Broxton is booming once again. After hitting .067 in July and spending time in Triple-A, the 27-year-old has hit .281 with six homers across 64 at-bats since being recalled on Aug. 1. Just one steal away from being the first player to reach the 20-20 plateau this year, Broxton should be on the team of any owner who can live with a mediocre batting mark.
Consider in: 10-team mixed leagues
Matt Moore, left-handed starter, Giants
Despite owning a 5.54 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP this season, Moore deserves some attention from owners who are looking for a potential impact arm down the stretch. The left-hander -- who owns a solid lifetime 8.2 K/9 rate -- enjoys the benefits of a pitcher-friendly home park and has allowed five runs across 20 1/3 innings during his past three starts.
Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues

, right-handed starter, Cardinals
Set to take over 's rotation spot for an extended stretch, Weaver should be the No. 1 priority for owners who need to add a starter. The right-hander went 10-2 with a 2.55 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League this season, and he has produced a solid 2.31 ERA across six appearances (three starts) with the Cards this year. He also has a favorable upcoming schedule that should help to maximize his short-term effectiveness.
Consider in: 10-team mixed leagues
, left-handed starter, D-backs
After an inconsistent start to the season, Corbin has turned things around of late. The left-hander has logged a 2.93 ERA across his past 13 starts, while also showing excellent swing-and-miss skills (9.5 K/9 rate). And Corbin has proven he can tame his hitter-friendly home park by posting a 2.87 ERA at Chase Field this season.
Consider in: 10-team mixed leagues

Mike Montgomery, left-handed starter/reliever, Cubs
While Montgomery has been inconsistent as a starter this season (5.13 ERA), he should be considered in many formats while filling in for injured lefty . The 28-year-old posted a 2.52 ERA across 49 appearances (seven starts) last season, and he has excelled out of the bullpen this year (2.57 ERA). Additionally, he could enjoy plentiful run support from a Cubs squad that leads the Majors with 211 runs scored since the All-Star break.
Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues
, right-handed reliever, Cardinals
While he will likely be on a short leash, Oh should get an opportunity to replace injured reliever and recover the closer's role he held earlier this season. And with a 2.13 ERA across 12 2/3 innings since July 19, the right-hander is showing signs of recapturing the skills that resulted in spectacular statistics (1.92 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 11.6 K/9 rate) a year ago.
Consider in: 12-team mixed leagues