The Arizona Cardinals have shown the first four weeks of the season that they will battle in every game.
However, the team is currently 1-3 and definitely appears on its way to a high draft pick next year. The Cardinals are playing a lot of young players, and this is giving some of those guys great opportunities to show what kind of players they are.
One of those players is wide receiver Michael Wilson, a rookie who was drafted in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
He has been solid early in the year, but should fantasy football managers take a waiver wire chance on Wilson?
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Should Michael Wilson Be a Fantasy Waiver Wire Add in Week 5?
There are going to be plenty of opportunities for Michael Wilson, who is showing that he is earning the trust of quarterback Joshua Dobbs. He has been targeted 10 times in the past three weeks, and he has caught all 10 of those passes. On the season, he has caught 12 of his 14 targets, showing he is capable of making the catch when thrown to.
The game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday was a breakout game of sorts, as he had seven catches for 76 yards and two touchdowns.
The Cardinals’ other top two wide receivers (Hollywood Brown and Rondale Moore) are both small, fast receivers. At 6-foot-2, 213 pounds, he has very good size that makes him tough to guard. He is a receiver the Cardinals didn’t have and absolutely has a solid role on the team.
It has been a weird year at the receiver position, as guys like Ja’Marr Chase, A.J. Brown, and DeVonta Smith are all outside the top 20 in receiving yards. Meanwhile, there have absolutely been guys under the radar who are off to great starts. Guys like Tutu Atwell, Puka Nacua, and Nico Collins are all in the top 15.
So, even though he has a solid role on the Cardinals, is it still worth using some money on the waiver wire for him?
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For the right price, yes, he is. Don’t get crazy and put a ton of money out there to get Wilson. It is hard to see the Cardinals offense putting up enough points and statistics to make him a major player moving forward. However, if you have a bye issue, then he absolutely could be a solid fill-in for a week.
He was able to put up those seven catches for 76 yards and two touchdowns against arguably the best defense in the NFL, the 49ers. So, don’t make that bid too crazy, but don’t be scared to put a bid in.
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