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Heading into the fantasy football stretch run, there are still some values to find. There may be some rookies looking at bigger roles in the second half of the NFL season, or veterans coming back from injuries, but that’s where value can be found when mining the waiver wire.

Here are some players to consider on the fantasy football waiver wire this week (players owned in fewer than 60% of TSN leagues):

Case Keenum, QB, Minnesota – When he took over for Sam Bradford, Keenum was considered more a game-manager type, but he’s starting to chuck it a little more downfield, passing for 872 yards and seven touchdowns in the past three games. That’s enough to plug into your lineup if you’re having quarterback problems. Owned: 34.4%

Samaje Perine, RB, Washington – While the rookie, a fourth-round pick out of Oklahoma, did suffer a finger injury at New Orleans last week, he also had a career-high 23 carries for 117 yards and scored his first rushing touchdown. With Chris Thompson and Robert Kelley injured, it’s possible that Perine is going to be looking at the bulk of the workload for the rest of the season. Owned: 28.7%

Danny Woodhead, RB, Baltimore – The veteran runner returned to the lineup last week after a hamstring injury put him on the shelf. He only had six touches in the first game back, but that could go up to 10 or 12 touches pretty easily. Owned: 56.4%

Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo – The most-targeted Bill last season, Clay has only been targeted seven times in two weeks since coming back from injury. Nevertheless, with Kelvin Benjamin getting hurt and Tyrod Taylor returning to the starting quarterback job, Clay should be getting more looks. Owned: 49.0%

Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles – The Rams rookie has been targeted 29 times in his past four games, catching 19 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown, which isn’t bad, but he’s likely to see more looks in the coming weeks because Robert Woods is out with a shoulder injury. Owned: 51.5%

Josh Doctson, WR, Washington – A first-round pick in 2016, the athletic wideout is starting to come into his own. He’s been targeted seven times in each of the past two games and had a career-best four catches for 81 yards at New Orleans last week. Owned: 29.4%

Kenny Stills, WR, Miami – Was out there to be had by anyone before last week, when he went off for seven catches, 180 yards and a touchdown against Tampa Bay. He’s been held under 60 yards just once in the past five games and has four touchdowns in the past seven games, so there was already some upside before his monster performance against the Bucs. Owned: 27.4%

Mentioned last week and still owned in less than 60% of TSN leagues: Rex Burkhead, RB, New England (41.5%); Austin Ekeler, RB, L.A. Chargers (22.5%); Dontrelle Inman, WR, Chicago 6.3%

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