Browsing: Waiver Wire Advice

Bye weeks, the bane of fantasy existence, are a thing of the past. What remains is a no holds barred Week 13 that will put many fantasy teams in the same spot as the Atlanta Falcons –the grave. In other words, eliminated. Of course I’m here to try and help you avoid such a tragic fate by suggesting these options to boost an ailing or underperforming roster. (Keep in mind this list is lighter than normal this week. I’m not a strong believer in tinkering with your roster this late in the season unless due to injury or a suddenly…

Every time I begin writing this waiver column or our Startability Index, I am somehow reminded of all those lame commissioners who neglect to send regular trash-talk inducing updates to their league, or any updates at all.  I’m reminded because I’m one of them, a loser who relies on the computer to tell our league’s story.  I assume you, Mr. or Mrs. Good reader, are not. Which is why you deserve spectacular fantasy karma in the form of the best roster an owner can field. Here are the best options currently available in less than 50% of FleaFlicker.com leagues.  …

You didn’t go spending all your waiver wire money on Eddie Royal in Week 3, did you?  Ok, good.  Because unless you are the luckiest injury avoider in the world, you’re going to need to dip into those funds yet again. Sadly, Week 10’s waiver recommendations feature more players capable of stopping the bleeding than those who have emerged as fantasy superstars.  But alas, competitive fantasy owners like you simply need to make roster moves to stay afloat. It doesn’t have to be pretty. Let’s get to your best options this week. As always, players listed are owned in less…

Let’s cut to the chase. Many a fantasy owner in 2013 has floated on the offensive juggernaut that is Peyton Manning. Unfortunately, as NFL rules dictate, Manning has to take a week off and that week is here. Good for him and his sprained ankles. Bad for fantasy owners. Who can stop the bleeding? Probably no one. But, c’mon this was the one week you expected to possibly lose, so why not have a little fun and consider…. ***Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins QB (52% owned): The Dolphins at 3-4 have disappointed but Tannehill has hung in there as a viable fantasy…

Last night a friend of mine asked me for waiver advice. He was frantic, claiming he was screwed and desperate because he has three players on bye this week. If having three players on bye is your biggest fantasy issue, you should kiss a baby or a slab of mahogany or whatever because luck is ridiculously on your side. For the majority of fantasy owners, Sunday’s slaughtering has taken its toll on rosters and many are actually screwed and desperate. So let’s get right to the best waiver options. (As always, all players listed are owned in less than 50%…

So you didn’t take a certain someone’s advice last week and nab Keenan Allen? That’s ok. You’re not alone. He is still available in 25% of FleaFlicker leagues. Allen is not a complete slam-dunk as the Chargers have been somewhat random with their offensive distribution. Remember through Week 2, it was Eddie Royal who was the fantasy darling of not only the Chargers, but the whole league. But with two 100+-yard efforts and a score in consecutive weeks Allen looks to be as close to the real deal as possible. Grab him. Now. Who else should you consider for a…

This is going to be a weird week for waiver wiring. Few options jump out as clear saviors, but several are good stopgaps while you try and survive bye weeks and injuries. Just a reminder that the Dolphins and Falcons are on a bye this week so I’ve intentionally focused on decent receiver replacements. For those forward-thinking owners, the Saints and Raiders are on bye during Week 7. Let’s get to the best options. As always, all players (and defenses) listed are owned in 50% or less of Fleaflicker.com leagues. Keenan Allen, Chargers WR (7% owned): For the first couple…

We’re turning the corner on the quarter-mark of the season which means bye weeks are in full effect. Four teams – the Bucs, Vikings, Steelers, and Redskins – are taking a much need breather this week. The good news for owners is that only Adrian Peterson will be an obvious blow. But that doesn’t mean the Doug Martin, Antonio Brown and RGIII owners of the world have it easy. Let’s get to Week 5’s best options. All players listed are available in more than 50% of FleaFlicker leagues.   Nate Washington, Titans WR (17% owned): Washington is coming off of…

Now fantasy really gets fun.  Some guys were hot the first two weeks and disappeared during Week 3 (hello Eddie Royal). Others are talents of yesteryear, who have yet to get going (hello Frank Gore). Throw in the start of bye weeks and fielding the best roster can be downright mindboggling. I’ll get more into specific lineup decisions in Thursday’s Week 4 Startability Index (Feel free to make SI requests now). But for now, consider adding these guys to your roster. Even if you’re 3-0 and your starters are phenomenal, it’s always in your best interest to upgrade your overall roster.…

Two weeks in and many fantasy owners are in panic mode.  Especially if you spent a first or second round pick on Ray Rice, Frank Gore, DeMarco Murray or David Wilson.  Unfortunately you’re in a bit of a bind with those guys because much of their trade value has plummeted. However it’s only been two weeks and many, if not all of them, may turn it around and end the season as fantasy studs. That’s the beauty of our little hobby! But who is going to help you in Week 3 and potentially beyond? Let’s examine the most attractive waiver…

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