Last week’s waiver period was pretty crazy with all of the injuries. This week not a lot happened that has me jumping to add any unowned players.
We are now at the point where waivers are being used to help cover for bye weeks so you might need a receiver to cover Jordy Nelson or Jordan Matthews this week from the wire and need to prioritize a receiver over a running back that could carry more value.
I think this is a save your money week. I would try to grab Jordan Howard but the price might be high. If Washington is still out there he is also probably worth a bid.
In order to trim the waiver wire list down I decided to cut the threshold of how owned players are from players under 50 percent owned in ESPN leagues to under 40 percent owned.
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And like I said before, you know your league better than I do. Some of these bids might be far too high, some too low. Depth of the league has a lot to do with how much to bid as well.
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Jordan Howard – Howard was already starting to steal carries from Langford before the injury. If Langford is out for a significant period of time, or even just a couple of weeks, Howard could take this job for a while. Before you get too excited about his totals, his first carry was for about 35 yards and after that Howard didn’t find much room to run. It looks like early reports are saying 4-6 weeks for Langford so Howard will surely get a chance to be a feature back.
Dwayne Washington – The yards per carry might not look great, but on a limited amount of carries, yards per carry are really deceiving. Theo Riddick just looked like he can’t be an early down runner. Washington could have gotten a lot more work if the Lions weren’t down big for a large part of the game.
Terrelle Pryor – I don’t know how long Pryor will be the “do it all” guy; he played quarterback during the game as well. While he is, he needs to not only be owned, but started.
Kenneth Dixon – His return is coming soon, and it shouldn’t take much for him to get a shot at the lead back role. With every week that passes you are going to have to pay more and more FAAB.
Cameron Artis-Payne – He has another couple of weeks being the lead back for the Panthers. They will find better success against other teams, he is still splitting the backfield so keep expectations in check.
James Starks – He has played a decent amount of snaps through three weeks. I will be interested to see how the snap counts look after this week. Lacy played well, but I feel like I saw Starks in a lot throughout the game.
James White – Tome Brady will be back soon which means the passing downs back will have value. He isn’t a stud by any means, but while Brady is at quarterback you will be happy you have him during the bye weeks.
Matt Asiata – McKinnon played more snaps. got more touches, and knocked his value down a bit. We didn’t get to see goal line situations so we didn’t get to learn anything there. Asiata still could be the guy inside the five.
Kenyan Drake – He didn’t look too bad, but he split the backfield up with just about everyone. Foster should be returning soon too.
Wendell Smallwood – I am not sure why Ryan Mathews didn’t play much. Smallwood really benefitted as he became the run out the clock guy in the second half. I can’t tout him highly because for fantasy purposes, that backfield is a mess.
Joe Flacco – Sure the Raiders stopped the Titans, but that is a team that actually has a running game. I expect Flacco to have his fair share of attempts through the air.
Dak Prescott – In a nice matchup with the 49ers. It is worth noting that the 49ers play much better defense at home.
Alex Smith – Very boring, but he won’t kill you, most of the time, in a week that doesn’t have a lot of great options. He’s under 50 percent owned and is worth a shot.
Sam Bradford – The Giants helped Kirk Cousins get right this week. Bradford might have a nice week too.
Redskins – A team that should be favored in a good matchup against the Browns at home.
Colts – It’s an ugly week for streaming defenses. It’s hard to go wrong betting against Blake Bortles.
Cowboys – Blaine Gabbert should be good for a turnover or two and a couple sacks.
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