Archive for Waiver Worthy

Deep League Waiver Wire Targets: Injuries Lead To Wide Receiver Diamonds In The Rough

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

There were a pair of potentially significant injuries to already questionable wide receiving corps in Week 1.  The Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears already had issues, but with Allen Robinson lost for the season and Kevin White potentially following suit trying to find value could prove difficult.  Questionable quarterback play and feature running backs will further cloud the issue, but let’s take a look at both depth charts and try to find the diamond in the rough worth stashing:

 

Jacksonville Jaguars
Player to Add = Dede Westbrook

The Jaguars do have potential options, though none of them have the upside of Allen Robinson.  Rookie Leonard Fournette, who took 26 carries for 100 yards in Week 1, should be in story for a bigger role and there could be more touches for Chris Ivory and T.Y. Yeldon (when healthy).  Still, Blake Bortles has to throw the football to someone. Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 15 Fallout: Dion Lewis, Tyler Lockett & More

by Will Overton

Championship week isn’t the ideal time to be relying on waiver wire pickups to save your team, but you also don’t want to be so stuck in your ways that you pass up guys who can be helpful. If you have an injury to fill, or a spot that you find yourself streaming week to week, we are going to help you navigate the waiver wire by looking at some of the standouts from Week 15 available in a majority of leagues:

Dion Lewis – RB, New England Patriots
The running back pool right now is very weak, but Lewis is available in over 50% of leagues on ESPN. It seemed like the Patriots were content to keep Lewis as a piece of a three headed monster and not a focal point of the offense, until yesterday. Lewis ran the ball 18 times for 95 yards and also caught a pair of passes. We know he is more talented than James White, and if the Patriots are looking to move back to a two man crew at running back then Lewis is a great add.
Verdict: Must Add If Available Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 14 Fallout: Justin Forsett, Marquise Lee & More

by Will Overton

When you’re walking into the fantasy playoffs you don’t want to have to rely on the waiver wire, but sometimes it just happens to you. Maybe you lost one of your guys to injury yesterday that you now have to replace as you go into a must win playoff game.

Even if you don’t have a hole to fill in the starting lineup on your team, solidifying your bench is extremely important. You never know when what you think is a non-in jury worsens throughout the week, like Julio Jones this week, and at the last second you’re needing to rely on someone off the bench.

Here are some of the guys on a lot of waiver wires who made an impression in week 14. I’m looking at guys under 30% owned on ESPN, so while Bilal Powell and Ty Montgomery are must adds to me, we aren’t discussing that here. So let’s look at guys more widely available: Read more

Waiver Worthy: Week 13 Fallout: Kapri Bibbs, Tyler Lockett, Ladarius 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:

 

Kapri Bibbs – Running Back – Denver Broncos
With Paxton Lynch struggling at QB (104 yards thrown) and Devontae Booker once again failing to produce (18 carries for 35 yards and 1 TD), Bibbs exploded on limited touches as he took 5 carries for 49 yards.  While he hasn’t impressed overall this season, with 29 carries for 129 yards, you know that the continued problems for Booker has got to be opening up an opportunity.  Over the past five games look at the yards per carry marks that Booker has posted:

  • 2.8 (19 carries)
  • 2.2 (10 carries)
  • 3.2 (24 carries)
  • 3.3 (24 carries)
  • 1.9 (18 carries) Read more

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