Waiver Wire for Winners is a column that helps you sift through what’s left after your Fantasy Football Leagues early week waiver run and take advantage. Remember some game changing pickups happen Fri/Sat too.
Injuries, injuries and more injuries. There are a couple of sure things in Football and Fantasy:
1. Players will get hurt.
2. Owners will drop quality players to pick up replacements… horrible, horrible replacements (ask Felix Jones)
Knee jerk reactions by losers trying to hit “waiver wire home-runs” are coming fast and furious. Whether owners are dropping Bishop Sankey for Brendan Oliver or sliding Knile Davis to waivers on his bye week… PAY ATTENTION AND MAKE THESE PEOPLE REGRET IT.
Owners are in panic mode and just like looting diapers in a riot, make it quick and don’t draw attention to yourself. Come playoff time
your baby will be shitting for free for weeks your bench will look like an all-star squad and owners who’ve dropped proven commodities for Felix Jones’s will be kicking themselves while they watch the playoffs from the basement.
#PDSfootball Weekly Waiver Mantra: Trust Talent
Using the ESPN 25 Most Dropped this week I’m targeting:
|Name||Drop %||Own %|
|Kirk Cousins – My man dropped 19 on the Seahawks. He is a starting QB in fantasy.||-10||48.9|
|Knile Davis – Bye week is here and people are dropping him like a bad habit. Still saw touches with a healthy Jamaal. He is very valuable rest of season.||-8||69.4|
|Donald Brown – Who the fuck is Brendan Oliver? D.Brown is still the handcuff in SD when healthy. Not available everywhere, but that # is climbing.||-10.8||82.5|
|Jordan Reed – Reed is getting healthy and Cousins is finding his groove. Nice stash for bye weeks.||-2||51.1|
|Mike Evans – Was constantly improving through his first 4 weeks before getting injured. Glennon gets the ball to his WR’s with regularity. I’m buying Evans for his return.||-6.5||63.2|
Low Ownership Adds (Owned in less than 25%): Although they werent dropped left and right this week a few names to look for to fill bench spots and bye weeks are…
Dwayne Allen (%13.9) – Andrew Luck looks for this guy in the Redzone. A lot.
Josh Gordon (%10.9) – Why not? Better numbers last year than Megatron and Hoyer is spinnin’ it.
Andrew Hawkins (%13) – One bad week shouldn’t kill Hawkins value. Until Gordon returns he’s a trustworthy fill-in.
Brian Hartline (%3.2) – PPR must add. He catches balls every week. If you need a fill in Hartline could score any week.
Never let the fact that you are ahead in the standings keep you from making impact additions to your squad. Injured players set to return and bye week drops are, much of the time, the only ways teams with winning records can add value to winning teams. Continue to monitor your leagues waiver wire; the deeper we get into the season, the more desperate owners toward the bottom of the standings become. Panic and desperation are a winning teams allies in the quest to embarrass friends and hoist fantasy gold.