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Fantasy Focus: Players to pluck from the waiver wire

Depending on the depth of your league, you likely already know the importance of working the waiver wire, especially early on in the season.

Every single year we see players who were unheralded, underappreciate, underrepresented on draft day come out of the shoot hot and pay dividends for those who were fast enough to scoop them up. Some of those players fall back down to earth and end up back in the heap for anyone to take a stab at. Others continue to defy preseason expectations and turn into tangible pieces capable of helping your team charge toward the fantasy playoffs.

This week, I'll explore some early candidates that as owned in fewer than half of Fantrax leagues at the time of writing. I'll also provide my confidence in them continuing to be rosterable. Remember, these are players who were not supposed to have big seasons, so even a confidence level of 30 percent should be considered strong in this situation.

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