Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire for Dummies Week 4
Ahh the dreaded bye weeks are creeping upon us. This is like a family reunion, and the weirdo cousins showed up, and there’s more family on the way. This week’s weirdo cousins are the Patriots and Titans.
How to play the waiver wire. If you you lost, GET THE BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE. It doesn’t matter if you need that position, you always need trade bait.
If your just looking for a fill in, play the match up. Well, what if there is no room on my bench? Drop the kicker. It leaves open space and kickers are only match up plays any way. That way, you get the best skills positions, and trim up before game time.
Hold on sir, if that is your real name.
Chris Johnson RB– If your just deciding to pick up CJ2k, you missed the boat. It’s looking like Ellington will make his triumphant return Week 4. Yes, Mr. Johnson’s performance was great, but they were playing the 49’ers. Who, with the exception of Week 1, should be replaced with dyslexic 11 year old rabbits as that would drastically improve their performance.
Charles Sims RB– 11 points is intriguing, but he is only utilized on passing downs. He rushed 6 times for 11 yards. Plus, it’s the Bucs. That would be like an express pass to the front of the line to getting punched in the face. (I’m not sure of those lines exist, but stay with me on theses analagies). Nothing to see here.
Get ’em while they’re hot!
Tyrod Taylor QB– Another 20+ point week for Mr. Tyrod. For those of you who listen to the show know that I am very high on Tyrod. He is unstoppable. Yet, he is only owned in 44.8% of the leagues out there.
Andy Dalton QB– Dalton putting up a 30 burger. Has he just pissed too many people off in the playoffs? I just can’t figure out why the number 3 ranked QB is only owned in 39.6% of the leagues out there. Is it the ginger thing?
Derek Carr QB– I have been waiting to put this Mr Carr up here for a few weeks. Carr has thrown for 665 yards, 5 TDs, and just one interception. And, excluding the Broncos, have a pretty generous schedule in front of them. How about this week when the play Da Bears. A team that struck fear into the hearts of no one this year.
Devonta Freeman RB– Anyone who scores 37 points, makes the list. That being said, I don’t like Freeman long term. Due only to the fact that Tevin Coleman is very talented as well, and figures to see the field a lot. Worth a roll of the dice, but temper expectations.
Lorenzo Taliaferro RB– Strictly a speculative add here, but the Ravens are struggling. The Forsett magic has appeared to have worn off, and this team needs to figure out how to give their D a rest. They are facing a rival Steelers team sans Rothlisberger. For some reason, these game always seem to surprise in some way, shape, or form.
Karlos Williams RB– Williams is a playmaker. He has found a way to be consistent, and has outplayed McCoy by a landslide. Tough match-up this week, but a good pick up.
Rishard Matthews WR– The only positive on a terrible Dolphins team. Matthews is a must add in all leagues. Only owned in 16.4% of leagues.
Marvin Jones WR– Is Marvin back? Well, 25 points over the last 2 weeks. Definitely worth a pick up.
Ruben Randle WR– Finally found the end zone. Good matchup against the Bills this week. The Bills have given up the 2nd most receiving yards through Week 3. He would be a great fill in for you Amendola owners.
Charles Clay TE– Clay found the end zone! Hip hip, never mind. I think the reason for the slow start has been a chemistry issue, but that figures to get better. Especially, against a Giants team ranked 29th against TEs.
Gary Barnridge TE– Had a great game against the Raiders. One thing though, the Raiders are horrible at stopping tight ends. Worth a bench stash if you have the room.
Jordan Reed TE-Still here. Only owned in 61.8% of leagues. Would have a lot more points, but Cousins has struggled getting him the ball. Reed is constantly open, and figures to get the ball a lot more.
I’ve got my eye on you
Antonio Andrews RB (Bye Week), Chris Thompson RB, Thomas Rawls RB, Allen Hurns WR, Seth Roberts WR, Bennie Fowler WR, Devante Parker WR, Darren Fells TE , and Anthony Fasano TE.
Well, that does it for me. Always remember, if you can’t play good, try to get lucky.