Archive for Waiver Worthy

Waiver Worthy: Week 14 (2018): Digging Deep To Identify Options For Your Playoff Run (Marcus Murphy, Curtis Samuel & More)

by Will Overton

At this point in the season you aren’t really making moves to stash players. If you’re on the waiver wire you’re there because you are looking for a hole to fill, and most likely trying to find someone to start for the coming week. Keep that in mind as we dive into this week’s waiver wire report, as I’m highlighting players who I think could make decent plays this week based on increase in opportunity or upcoming matchup:

 

Derek Carr – QB, Oakland Raiders
Carr takes a lot of heat in the media and on social media, but I think he may get more heat than he deserves. He isn’t the best QB in the league and may not even in the top half of starting quarterbacks, but there are a whole lot worse out there. From a fantasy point of view he’s really coming on right now too with 8 TD and 0 INT in his last four games combined, including games against Baltimore and Pittsburgh. He is now set to square off with the Bengals and I have to think he’s probably good for at least another 250 and 2 TD. If you’re looking for someone to stream this week this is not a bad option at all. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 13 (2018): Injuries Lead To Intriguing Opportunities For The Fantasy Playoffs

by Will Overton

The playoffs are upon us! If your league isn’t in the playoffs yet this should be your last week before you get there. This is the point in the year where you probably don’t have as much competition for waiver wire pickups, but who you grab and who you don’t is more important than ever. Let’s breakdown the top adds of the week:

 

Josh Allen – QB, Buffalo Bills
Last week in this spot I talked about how I liked Dak Prescott and Case Keenum as pickups for the playoff run and they are still my top targets to stream this week, but if you want someone a little deeper Josh Allen has some merit. Allen is really doing what Lamar Jackson is in Baltimore without the fanfare or attention from fantasy owners. Allen has thrown for 3 TD in the last two weeks, but it’s what he’s doing on the ground that should excite fantasy owners with 234 rushing yards the last two weeks combined. This matchup with the Jets bodes well for him to continue performing and looking ahead a matchup with the Lions should be solid for Week 15 as well. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 12 (2018): Running Backs With Opportunities, Rising Wide Receivers & More

by Will Overton

Week 12 is officially in the books and we are entering what is likely your last (or next to last) regular season matchup. For this weeks waiver wire column we are looking at hot performers on the wire, but also matchup plays as you have to put out the best lineup possible week to week. We are also going to focus on those who I feel are worth an add in the right league format:

 

Dak Prescott – QB, Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys are humming along pretty well right now and a big part of that is the solid recent play of Prescott. The dual threat QB has been getting it done through the air, thanks to the addition of Amari Cooper, as well as on the ground. Prescott has five TD runs in his last six games and also has eight TD passes in these last six with only one interception. This week he faces the Saints, which means he’ll probably be throwing the ball a lot given how well New Orleans stops the run. Prescott also has a nice playoff schedule with no matchups the rest of the way against top half of the league pass defenses. I think Prescott is a Top 10 QB the rest of the way. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 11 (2018): Intriguing Running Backs Emerge For Your Late Season Push

by Will Overton

You only have a couple more weeks to really go for it and secure a playoff spot in your league, so we’re at a point where you can’t have that struggling option stuck on your bench that you can’t bring yourself to cut ties. If you’re at a point where you have that guy and it’s time to finally move on, we have some Week 11 standouts from the waiver wire for you here to consider:

 

Lamar Jackson – QB, Baltimore Ravens
This one obviously first comes down to whether or not Jackson remains the Baltimore Ravens quarterback, or if a healthy Joe Flacco takes his job back. For the purpose of this we are looking at is if he does remain the starter and whether he’ll have fantasy value. Jackson made the most of his opportunity on the ground where he rushed an incredible 27 times totaling 117 yards. The passing wasn’t terrible, but certainly watered down, ending the game 13–19 with 150 yards and 1 INT. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 10 (2018): Breakout Running Back, Solid Wide Receiving Options & More

by Will Overton

We’re ten weeks into the season and the waiver wire continues to be replenished each week with new talent coming out for owners to consider. This week we have a couple of running backs emerging as possible options, which doesn’t come along often (especially this late into the season). Let’s get to work breaking down the potential options for the week:

 

Rashaad Penny – RB, Seattle Seahawks
It seems like we’re breaking down a different Seahawks running back every week, but as a Penny believer I have been waiting for this one. With Chris Carson out Penny split carries with Mike Davis, and while both had good production Penny was great. He carried the ball 12 times and turned it into 108 yards and his first career TD. Carson is considered week to week with his hip injury, but with this showing from Penny, who was the team’s first round pick, I don’t think he’s going to just go right back to the back burner and should at least share carries. I think Penny is worth a grab to see how this plays out. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 9 (2018): Intriguing RB Addition, A New “Hybrid” Emerging & More

by Will Overton

With Week 9 nearly in the books there are only 4–5 weeks left in the regular season for fantasy owners to make their push for the playoffs. As usual we have a slew of wide receivers to discuss this week that will make quality waiver wire additions. We also have a couple of tight ends along with a running back and a hybrid back. Let’s get to work breaking down those who have come out of Week 9 as waiver wire standouts:

 

Mike Davis – RB, Seattle Seahawks
A hip injury flare up with Chris Carson led to his leaving the game and not returning, which in turn led to Davis being the lead back. Davis came through strong carrying 15 times for 62 yards and catching seven passes for 45 yards. When getting a chance to play he has been solid, and really the whole Seahawks running game has been good behind a solid offensive line. This one is pretty simple, if Carson is out then Davis is the lead back and a solid flex play.
Verdict: You have to add him in case Carson misses time Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 8 (2018): Intriguing RB Stashes (Josh Adams), Upside WR (DeVante Parker) & More

by Will Overton

We are halfway through the season and the fantasy football playoffs aren’t far off. It’s time to start positioning yourself to make the final run to the playoffs and give yourself a chance at a title. Let’s take a look back at Week 8 and see if there is anyone who stands out who can help you get there through a waiver wire pickup:

 

Josh Adams – RB, Philadelphia Eagles
The debate on which Eagles running back to own between Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement just got a bit more complicated. Adams, the Eagles rookie running back, came onto the scene yesterday and mixed things up by carrying the ball nine times for 61 yards. Neither Clement nor Smallwood has been overly impressive and the door is open for Adams to join the mix, but if he’s just joining the mix instead of replacing someone it’s going to be hard to find value. I like Adams talent quite a bit and so I think he’s worth an add in case he does carve out a bigger job. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 7 (2018): Several Running Backs To Target & More

by Will Overton

We’ve got a bit of everything to cover in the waiver wire report. There were breakout performers from Week 7, injury news to breakdown and fallout from trades that have taken place. The wire is quite possibly going to be buzzing this week and you want to know who to grab and who to leave, so let’s get to work breaking it down:

 

Raheem Mostert, RB – San Francisco 49ers
The return of Matt Breida was supposed to spell the end of Mostert, but that was short lived as Breida hit the sidelines shortly into Sunday’s game and Mostert had another solid performance (he ran the ball seven times for 59 yards while catching four passes for 19 yards). In the last two games he has 19 carries for 146 yards. The Niners seem to be wise to the fact that Alfred Morris just isn’t very good so if Breida misses another game I think Mostert could see a nice chunk of the snaps against a bad run defense in Arizona. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 6 (2018): Intriguing Wide Receivers, Running Back Worth Stashing & More

by Will Overton

Another week is nearly in the books with just the Monday Night game to go tonight. Once again the waiver wire material is dominated by the wide receiver position, with teams airing it out more and more. That said, we do still have a couple running backs to break down and a tight end you don’t want to miss out on. Let’s get to work breaking down all the top names of the week:

 

Marlon Mack, RB – Indianapolis Colts
For just the second time this season Mack was able to suit up and play for the Colts. With Indianapolis down early and playing catch up, Mack didn’t get a ton of carries but he was clearly the lead back on the ground. He carried the ball 12 times for an impressive 89 yards, adding one catch for four yards. The Colts have a bevy of running backs to choose from which makes things tough, but it seems like a healthy Mack has a big leg up on getting carries. So even if he loses out on third down work to Nyheim Hines he has some value as what looks like the lead back. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 5 (2018): Wide Receiver Fliers, Speculative Running Back Additions & More

by Will Overton

Week 5 is virtually in the books, putting us nearly a third of the way through the season and putting you in a position where it’s time to start putting the pedal to the floor if you’ve come out of the gates a little slow. Week 5 didn’t produce any standouts for the waiver wire, aside from a couple that we’ve previously discussed, but there are sneaky guys who may be worth grabbing. Let’s break it down:

 

Wayne Gallman – RB, New York Giants
This is 100% dependent on what kind of news comes out Saquon Barkley, who was injured on the Giants last offensive play (a TD scored by him). With Barkley in town Gallman has seen the field very sparingly, but if Barkley is banged up the whole share of RB touches goes to Gallman, who is clear cut number two with Jonathan Stewart on IR. Read more