Browsing: Waiver Wire Advice

The first Waiver Wire of the season is in many ways the most critical, and difficult. Unlike subsequent weeks, when favorite targets and injury replacements are rather evident, this week is mostly reserved for correctly nabbing players poised to be contributors. Will a quarterback target the same unexpected receiver on a regular basis? How long will a certain running back or two be placed in fumble detention? These are the questions to think about. As it turns out Week 1 did not produce as many surprise fantasy darlings as we’ve seen in recent kickoff weeks. But a few are worth…

Is there a greater example of the old adage, “time flies when you’re having fun” than the three short months between our fantasy drafts and fantasy playoffs? Really, I feel like it was two seconds ago that I was giving my toddler the Arian Foster treatment as I frantically tripped ran down the stairs to be in front of the computer for our 8PM ET draft start. But here we are. Luckily fantasy playoffs are as sweet as they are abrupt. I can say that now because I assume all of you here for waiver advice are tweaking your lineups…

This week is technically Week 13, but for many fantasy owners it’s more like Week 17 – one last shot at the fantasy playoffs. Matchups are of utmost importance when considering who to add (and possibly start) this week so that will a more focal part of our recommendations. As always, players listed below are owned in less than 50% of FleaFlicker leagues.   Bryce Brown, Eagles RB (at Dallas): Brown impressed last night with 178 yards and two touchdowns. Even with two fumbles he gives Andy Reid some comfort (at one position, anyhow.) Based on the disparity up front…

Everything was so happy and cheery on Sunday heading into a fun Thanksgiving week. That was until some major injuries popped up forcing playoff-bound owners to put aside the packing and shift to some waiver wiring. Here are fantasy football’s top trimmings for the week. (I know, I know. There’s a reason I write for TFG and not The Daily Show) (All players listed are owned in less than 50% of FleaFlicker leagues) Chad Henne, Jaguars QB: Henne’s 354 yard, 4 TD performance was certainly shocking. Henne has already been named the starter for Sunday’s game against the Titans, who…

It’s Week 11. Fantasy playoffs start in a couple of weeks. What are we waiting for? Let’s get your ailing lineups all patched up! As always, waiver suggestions are owned in less than 50% of FleaFlicker leagues. Sam Bradford, Rams Quarterback: Bradford is a decent pickup for one reason – the return of Danny Amendola. The youngish quarterback still had respectable numbers before Amendola’s comeback, and last week put up two touchdowns and 275 yards against a previously Top 5 pass defense.  The Rams next play the Jets who are without an interception since Week 6. Nick Foles, Eagles Quarterback:…

This is the week of overreactions, where we panic about our fantasy rosters and contemplate adding any player who brought in acceptable numbers last weekend.  I don’t recommend that approach. There are so many one-game-wonders in the NFL, and separating them from the guys with fantasy staying power is of utmost importance.  In fact, a keen ability to do so is arguably the top skill for fantasy success. Here is my attempt at restrain and realism.  I believe the players listed below add decent value, whether to your bench or in your starting lineups.  Good luck picking them up, and…

Last week was a fantasy mess with Darren Sproles’ surprise broken hand, important byes and game-time decisions galore. While there is not the obvious golden pickup like the Chargers defense of last week (this week’s Chiefs opponent is the heavily-owned Steelers), here are some options to get your roster healthy. As always, all waiver recommendations are owned in less than 50% of FleaFlicker leagues. (With a couple minor exceptions this week.)   Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills QB: The Bills are a bit of a mess but Fitzpatrick has a dream matchup this week: the Patriots. In their first meeting Week 4,…

Week 9 is crunch time. You should try to only fill your roster with players you would start without tears streaming down your face. This is important not only to keep your roster as top-notch as possible but also to hoard potential producers from your opponents. I’m sorry if that sounds harsh but this is fantasy football, and you should mean serious business. (And if you’re reading waiver advice, I’m guessing you do.) Here are Week 9s “comfortable” roster adds. If you have questions about a specific player or think I overlooked anyone worthy, please go to the comments section. …

Week 5 has officially begun, which means a lot of you are here for one simple reason – you need bye week replacements.  The Cowboys, Raiders, Lions and Bucs are taking the week off. That’s one way to put it.  Here’s another: Holy (fill-in-the-blank), Calvin Johnson, DeMarco Murray, Doug Wilson, Darren McFadden, Tony Scheffler, Sebastian Janikowski, Tony Romo and the Bucs defense are off. Whatever will I do? Here are your best waiver options for the week, and in a lot of cases, beyond: (All players listed are owned by less than 50% of owners on Fleaflicker.)   Kevin Kolb,…

Remember that annoying braggart guy I told you about last week, the one who thought he was so cool because he owns both Cam Newton AND RG3?  Welcome to fantasy karma, buddy! Lesson learned is you should never brag about your team until you’ve won your Super Bowl. I don’t care if your team is the utopian combination of superstars and sleepers, you’re only one torn ACL or a surprising opponent away from being human. With many of us already experiencing the calamities mentioned above, let’s get to our lovely assistant, the waiver wire. Christian Ponder, Vikings QB – Did…