Archive for Waiver Worthy

Waiver Worthy: Week 9 Fallout: Michael Vick, Jonas Gray and More

by Will Overton

Scheduling this year is weird in the NFL and week nine is one of those crazy super bye weeks with six teams on bye. Four of the teams have several fantasy starters and the other two have at least a couple of them.

Now it’s week nine and teams are in the thick of the playoff hunt and every win feels extra important. With that in mind working the wire to find your fill ins is more important than ever this week. As we always do we’ll look at some guys who came up big yesterday and some guys who could come up big next week based on matchup.

Joe Flacco – QB, Baltimore Ravens: If you’re looking for a fill in quarterback this coming week there’s a chance Joe Flacco is available in your league, assuming we’re talking about a standard league. If he is available he could make a very nice one week play.  Flacco is pretty quietly having a nice season and over the last four weeks he has 7 TD’s and just 2 INT’s. The Ravens haven’t completely abandoned their run first approach, but with the weapons they have they have utilized the pass more. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 7 Fallout: Denard Robinson, Tre Mason and More

by Will Overton

We’re clearly going to be looking no at both what was done this last and what could be done this coming week. We saw a few big breakout performances yesterday from the likes of Denard Robinson and Doug Baldwin. We also have to think about who could be breaking out next week and matchups can help dictate this stuff.

Looking at the prime waiver wire targets this week we will try and strike a balance between looking behind and looking ahead. With that in mind here are five of the guys I see as good waiver wire options this week:

Denard Robinson, RB – Jacksonville Jaguars: Just when we thought the Jaguars running back job was going to Storm Johnson, Denard Robinson took the lead yesterday and came out guns blazing. The former college QB standout ran the ball 22 times for 127 yards and a TD. Robinson has big upside due to his explosiveness and the fact that he’s still getting better as he learns the position. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 6 Fallout: Jordan Reed Returns, Jace Amaro Emerges and More

by Will Overton

Last week as we discussed the fallout of week five we took a close look at a bunch of running backs who were suddenly relevant on the fantasy football waiver wire. Several of those guys hit it big for owners this last week, including Branden Oliver, Justin Forsett and Ronnie Hillman.

This week we are going to go the other way and look at a group of pass catchers, wide receivers and tight ends mixed. These are five guys who all had big games yesterday and will certainly be under consideration in just about all league formats this week.

These five guys are not equal in value across the board, but they all have a certain amount of value in the right format and the right situation. Let’s break down what that value is for each of these six: Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week Five Fallout: Running Backs Galore

by Will Overton

Finding running backs on the waiver wire is the hardest thing to do, outside of maybe finding a QB in a two quarterback league. Wide Receivers and Tight Ends come along all the time, but not usable running backs.

This is why this week’s waiver worthy article is a bit of an anomaly. We are featuring five running backs who all have some value to one extent or another coming out of week five’s games. In most cases these guys have gotten value due to an injury to someone else. Though in a couple of cases guys are getting value because they are playing better than the others above them.

If you need a running back you may have some options, so let’s look at each closely to determine who you want and who you don’t. Read more

Fantasy Football Crystal Ball: Looking For Under-the-Radar Options To Grab For Week 8

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Do you play in an extremely deep, competitive league?  Are you trying to get a step up, stashing players for a few weeks ahead?  Let us try to help!  Each week we are going to turn the clock ahead three weeks in an effort to find a few players you may want to stash.  For this week, we move to Week 8 to dig for a few options:

 

Kyle Orton – Buffalo Bills – Quarterback
Week 8 Opponent – at New York Jets
ESPN Ownership – 0.3%

We will touch on Orton earlier later today, so we won’t go into too much detail here. There’s no guarantee he’s still the starter come Week 8 (it’s not unthinkable that they turn back to E.J. Manuel), but if the team is playing well he certainly will be. The fact is that the Jets secondary is abysmal and there doesn’t appear to be any salvation in sight. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 4 Fallout: Eli Manning, Jerick McKinnon and More

by Will Overton

Week four is in the books and there were a lot of really interesting performances. We saw more big games from guys who have been featured in this piece before, Eddie Royal and Larry Donnell. We had plenty of big games from new guys too who are unowned in a majority of leagues.

With bye weeks coming into play we are now looking back at the previous week and also looking forward to the coming week as so many waiver wire adds are put in place to fill a hole from a bye week player.

Today we have six guys who are available in a bunch of leagues who either stood out last week or should stand out this week: Read more

Fantasy Football Crystal Ball: Looking For Under-the-Radar Options To Grab For Week 7

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Do you play in an extremely deep, competitive league?  Are you trying to get a step up, stashing players for a few weeks ahead?  Let us try to help!  Each week we are going to turn the clock ahead three weeks in an effort to find a few players you may want to stash.  For this week, we move to Week 7 to dig for a few options:

 

Brian Hoyer – Quarterback
Week 7 Opponent – at Jacksonville
ESPN Ownership – 2.6%

It’s a storyline of 2014, pick on the Jaguars.  They have been abysmal on defense this season, thus far allowing the most points per week to opposing quarterbacks (and also opposing running backs).  Obviously there is going to be concern that Hoyer is replaced by Johnny Manziel by Week 7, though Hoyer has done nothing to make us think that a change is in the cards. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 3 Fallout: Jordan Matthews, Stevie Johnson and More

by Will Overton

Week 3 has come and gone, all but tonight’s Monday Night clash. It was another week where the picture of fantasy football became a little bit clearer and a little bit more cloudy all at the same time. We saw two rookie QB’s come into play yesterday and both look like they’re going to be here to stay for a while. Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles are both talented QB’s, but outside of dynasty leagues and 2 QB leagues they’re mostly just going to be interesting to watch at this point in time considering how deep the QB position is.

Elsewhere in the league we saw three relatively out of nowhere wide receivers catching two TD’s each. We will get into discussing all three of those guys in today’s waiver wire roundup. We will also take a close look at a pair of running backs that made a statement yesterday and are owned in a lot of leagues still at this point. With bye weeks starting waiver wire adds become even more important so you need to make the right calls. Read more

Fantasy Football Crystal Ball: Looking For Under-the-Radar Options To Grab For Week 6

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Do you play in an extremely deep, competitive league?  Are you trying to get a step up, stashing players for a few weeks ahead?  Let us try to help!  Each week we are going to turn the clock ahead three weeks in an effort to find a few players you may want to stash.  For this week, we move to Week 5 to dig for a few options:

 

Jake Locker – Quarterback – Tennessee Titans
Week 6 Opponent – vs. Jacksonville
ESPN Ownership – 5.8%

After a big Week 1 in Kansas City the masses jumped off the bandwagon after Week 2, as he threw for 234 yards, 1 TD and 2 INT against the Cowboys. It’s still just one game and you don’t want to run too hot or too cold based off it. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 2 Fallout: Kirk Cousins, Bobby Rainey and More

by Will Overton

There have been injuries a plenty in the first two weeks of the season. Yesterday saw several top players hit the shelf. Injuries can be a serious frustration for fantasy owners, but injuries also create opportunities as well. Opportunities for guys not owned and not on fantasy radars to emerge and make a difference.

Several of the guys mentioned in this week’s waiver column have reached waiver worthy status because of injuries. Not every opportunity works out in fantasy land, but most of the time when a starting job gets opened the guy has to at least be explored for potential fantasy value.

Here are six of the guys coming out of week two that are going to be popular names on the fantasy radar this week: Read more