Archive for Waiver Worthy

Waiver Worthy: Week 12 Fallout: Kenneth Dixon, Malcolm Mitchell, Dontrelle Inman & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Looking to hit the waiver wire?  Who isn’t looking to improve, though making any hasty decisions off one game could ultimately prove more costly than helpful.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few players who may be available and if they are worth targeting or not:

 

Kenneth Dixon – Running Back – Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens employed an even split in terms of carries, and neither of their running backs did much to separate themselves:

  • Kenneth Dixon – 13 carries for 49 yards
  • Terrance West – 13 carries for 48 yards

Both also received 4 targets in the passing game, though Dixon was more productive in that regard (4 receptions for 31 yards).  This was a dramatic increase in carries for Dixon, who hadn’t had more than 9 in a game (which came back on November 6 against the Steelers).  It’s possible the team has finally grown tired of the underachieving West, and if they haven’t yet they should before long. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 11 Fallout: Tyler Boyd, Alex Collins, Dorial Beckham-Green & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Looking to hit the waiver wire?  Who isn’t looking to improve, though making any hasty decisions off one game could ultimately prove more costly than helpful.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few players who may be available and if they are worth targeting or not:

 

Tyler Boyd – Cincinnati Bengals – Wide Receiver
A.J. Green was lost early on Sunday and talk is that he could be lost for the rest of the season.  The team had four players with at least six targets in the game in his absence:

  • Brandon LaFell – 9
  • Tyler Boyd – 8
  • Giovani Bernard – 8
  • Tyler Eifert – 6 Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 10 Fallout: C.J. Prosise, Tyreek Hill & More

by Will Overton

The fantasy playoffs are quickly approaching, with some leagues having as few as three regular season weeks remaining, so playing the waiver wire has never been more important. Knowing who to claim and who to pass on, and also who makes a better claim when there are a few guys worth investing in, is paramount.

We are going to look at all the action from Week 10 and pick out the waiver worthy performances of the day, giving our own take on whether they should be added or left on the wire for someone else:

James Starks – Green Bay Packers – Running Back
The Green Bay Packers actually have a real and healthy running back on their roster, which they’ve been missing the last couple of weeks. Starks was brought back a little slow with seven carries for 33 yards, and also catching three passes for 11 yards and a TD. This might also be due to the Packers falling so far behind, so early. The only other viable option the Packers have is Ty Montgomery who is really a wide receiver. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 9 Fallout: DuJuan Harris, Kapri Bibbs, Paul Perkins & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Looking to hit the waiver wire?  Who isn’t looking to improve, though making any hasty decisions off one game could ultimately prove more costly than helpful.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few players who may be available and if they are worth targeting or not:

 

DuJuan Harris – San Francisco 49ers – Running Back
With Carlos Hyde sidelined Harris stepped up and was the “lead” back, though the 49ers were playing from behind against the Saints.  That said, the ability he showed to both run and catch the football is promising:

  • Rushing – 10 carries for 59 yards
  • Receiving – 5 catches (6 targets) for 83 yards and 1 TD Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 8 Fallout: Tim Hightower, Robert Kelley & More

by Will Overton

Looking to hit the waiver wire?  Who isn’t looking to improve, though making any hasty decisions off one game could ultimately prove more costly than helpful.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few players who may be available and if they are worth targeting or not:

Tim Hightower – Running Back – New Orleans Saints
Over the last few weeks Tim Hightower has been climbing the list of handcuffs you want to own. After yesterday I think it’s fair to say Hightower has jumped up a class. Mark Ingram has struggled some this season and has no doubt frustrated fantasy owners who likely took him in round two. After a fumble early in yesterday’s game Ingram was benched and never saw the field again. Meanwhile Hightower came in and racked up 102 yards on 26 carries. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 7 Fallout: Chris Thompson, Ka’Deem Carey, Russell Shepard & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Looking to hit the waiver wire?  Who isn’t looking to improve, though making any hasty decisions off one game could ultimately prove more costly than helpful.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few players who may be available and if they are worth targeting or not:

 

Chris Thompson – Running Back – Washington Redskins
It was a disastrous day for “lead” back Matt Jones, who not only struggled running the football (10 carries for 27 yards), but also lost a crucial fumble.  That led to a committee being formed, with Thompson leading the way with a strong all around day:

  • Rushing – 12 carries for 73 yards
  • Receiving – 7 receptions for 40 yards Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 6 Fallout: Jay Ajayi, Kenny Britt, Ty Montgomery & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Looking to hit the waiver wire?  Who isn’t looking to improve, though making any hasty decisions off one game could ultimately prove more costly than helpful.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few players who may be available and if they are worth targeting or not:

 

Jay Ajayi – Running Back – Miami Dolphins
Arian Foster returns to the lineup and, almost on que, Ajayi explodes to the tune of 25 carries, 204 yards and 2 TD (8.2 YPC).  Did anyone really see that one coming against a Steelers defense that had been more prone to running backs who can catch the football?

We’ve said all along that Ajayi could fall into the early done role, even when Foster was healthy, and maybe he has finally earned the opportunity to prove that he can do the job.  Miami will likely utilize a hot hand approach, and that makes sense given the slew of options, but for now Ajayi should get the first shot at showing he deserves the touches.  That makes him well worth buying in all formats. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 5 Fallout: Devontae Booker, Cameron Meredith, Marcus Mariota & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Looking to hit the waiver wire?  Who isn’t looking to improve, though making any hasty decisions off one game could ultimately prove more costly than helpful.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few players who may be available and if they are worth targeting or not:

 

Brian Hoyer – Quarterback – Chicago Bears
The more he performs, the more likely it becomes that Jay Cutler ultimately returns to a reserve role.  All Hoyer did yesterday was complete 33 of 43 passes for 397 yards, 2 TD and 0 INT.  He’s now thrown for 300+ yards in three straight games, all while racking up 6 TD vs. 0 INT.  Keep in mind, over the first two games Cutler threw for a total of 373 yards with 1 TD and 2 INT.  You can point to the level of competition (the past two weeks have been favorable matchups with the Lions and Colts), but at this point you can’t say that Hoyer doesn’t give them a better chance to win.  While there’s still going to be risk in shallower formats, in many instances he’s going to become a must own option. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 4 Fallout: Terrance West, Paxton Lynch, Eddie Royal & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Looking to hit the waiver wire?  Who isn’t looking to improve, though making any hasty decisions off one game could ultimately prove more costly than helpful.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few players who may be available and if they are worth targeting or not:

 

Paxton Lynch – Denver Broncos – Quarterback
Starter Trevor Siemian was lost for the day with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder, which allowed Lynch to enter and thrive as he went 14-24 for 170 yards, 1 TD and 0 INT.  Obviously we don’t want to read too much into the performance, especially after Siemian was playing just as well (5-7, 68 yards, 1 TD).

Siemian probably doesn’t deserve to lose his job, when healthy, and expect him to return to the role as soon as he’s deemed available (which could be as soon as Week 5).  That said, Lynch showed enough to make him an intriguing stash for those in two-quarterback formats just in case the injury lingers longer than expected. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 3 Fallout: Jordan Howard, Terrelle Pryor, Wendell Smallwood & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Looking to hit the waiver wire?  Who isn’t looking to improve, though making any hasty decisions off one game could ultimately prove more costly than helpful.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few players who may be available and if they are worth targeting or not:

 

Jordan Howard – Running Back – Chicago Bears
We were proponents of adding him after Week 2, given the struggles of Jeremy Langford, and Howard’s Sunday night performances helps to hammer it home:

  • Rushing – 9 carries for 45 yards
  • Receiving – 4 receptions (6 targets) for 47 yards

Langford did break a 23 yard run, but finished the day with just 3 carries and 2 receptions (on 3 targets) before being forced from the game due to injury.  Given how bad he was over the first two weeks and the potential that Howard possesses, this appears to be the changing of the guard in the Bears’ backfield.  Howard is a must own option, as he has the upside of a must play RB2 (and occasionally more than that, depending on the matchup). Read more