Whether this is your final run at waivers or you have one more go at it before a week 17 matchup, the basic idea doesn’t change. Use whatever FAAB you have left to get one of the top options.
You will notice I didn’t put in FAAB amounts or if you should burn a waiver claim. It is because you just have to do what you can to get the guys you need.
If you play into week 17 it might change things slightly. If a player isn’t a big help to you or your opponent you might want to keep that trump card for the championship week. Maybe a big name running back gets hurt and there is a handcuff out there, and saving a few bucks guarantees you anyone you want on waivers next week. I am only doing that if the likes of Montgomery and Powell aren’t out there.
You will notice that I included higher owned players than I normally do. Mainly because there aren’t many nice options this week and picking up a speculative add like Paul Perkins at this point doesn’t help much. If a guy is owned in your league just go on down to the next guy on the list.
For those of you in the championship, if you have players playing in late games or on Christmas day, something that you might want to do on Saturday before players lock is if you aren’t starting a player, drop him to cover yourself.
For example if you have Mike Gillislee, or anyone from that slate on your bench playing Saturday in the early games, drop them before kickoff and grab the best available option playing in the next slate of games.
The chances are slim, but players do get injured in warmups. Having a fallback option never hurts. Also, you could just drop whatever player got injured during warmups or is a surprise inactive.
If there are any players in your league that don’t show up on the list feel free to ask in the comment section below or on Twitter. Follow @TheSportsGuy40
And like I always say, you know your league better than I do. Some of these bids might be far too high, some too low. Depth of the league and your roster construction has a lot to do with how much to bid as well. However, at this point, there is little reason not to spend whatever remaining FAAB dollars you have stashed away.
|1||Ty Montgomery||RB/WR||6||Derrick Henry||RB||11||Ronnie Hillman||RB|
|2||Bilal Powell||RB||7||Robbie Anderson||WR||12||Kenneth Farrow||RB|
|3||Justin Forsett||RB||8||Travis Benjamin||WR||13||Tyreek Hill||WR|
|4||Dion Lewis||RB||9||Brandon LaFell||WR||14||Aldrick Robinson||WR|
|5||Kenneth Dixon||RB||10||J.J. Nelson||WR||15||Tyler Lockette||WR|
Ty Montgomery – If he is out there do whatever you can to get him.
Bilal Powell – Should be a great option. They might just let him show what he can do regardless of Forte’s status.
Justin Forsett – Boring, but he is the guy in Denver now.
Dion Lewis – Finally helping people. I don’t think anyone started him though. He might be back in the role he had last season.
Kenneth Dixon – I think the matchup in Pittsburgh would lead to Dixon playing more as the passing downs back.
Derrick Henry – Really becoming more involved. If you are desperate he gets the Jaguars, and if anything happens to Murray he is a great start.
Robby Anderson – Great ever since Petty took over.
Travis Benjamin – Sadly Benjamin’s return to, seemingly, full health probably ends the WR2 value for Dontrelle Inman.
Brandon LaFell – Green is supposed to be back. Just in case he isn’t LaFell is the guy you want.
J.J. Nelson – Huge risk because of his lack of involvement. Big plays are what he relies on.
Ronnie Hillman – I think if Gordon is out that Hillman is the back to start.
Kenneth Farrow – Did not do well in his chance to show something.
Tyreek Hill – You might be surprised to find him this low. With Maclin back he just isn’t involved enough between the targets and snaps.
Aldrick Robinson – He is the guy I want in week 16 if Julio is out again. Led the team in snaps among receivers.
Taylor Gabriel – If he doesn’t score he is no different than Hill. He player fewer than 50 percent of the snaps this week.
Week 17 speculative adds
This is tough to call right now but teams that are most likely, I think, to have nothing to play for in week 17 are the Cowboys, Steelers, Dolphins, Buccaneers, and Patriots. A lot more will become clear after next week’s game, but it doesn’t hurt to be a week early
- Darren McFadden
- Alfred Morris
- Tony Romo
- DeAngelo Williams
- Eli Rogers
- Charcandrick West
- Kenyan Drake
- Charles Sims
A lot of people stream the quarterback and defense positions on a weekly basis. Now is the time of the year that you might want to hold two, or maybe even three, of these players for the playoff run. Below are some options to grab now if you have the space to possibly pair together for a playoff run.
Not many great options. I couldn’t imagine going into a championship week starting Blake Bortles, but the Titans secondary is that bad.
- Jameis Winston @ Saints
- Blake Bortles vs. Titans
- Colin Kaepernick @ Rams
- Matt Moore @ Bills
Week 17 (if you play this week)
- Jameis Winston vs. Panthers
- Blake Bortles @ Colts
- Tyrod Taylor @ Jets
There are a lot of really nice options. The Chargers and Titans both have great matchups and the Rams aren’t a bad fallback
- Titans @ Jaguars
- Chargers @ Browns
- Bengals @ Texans
- Rams vs. 49ers
- Raiders vs. Colts
- Packers vs. Vikings
Week 17 (if you play this week)
- Bills @ Jets
- Steelers vs. Browns
- Cowboys @ Eagles
Need more waiver wire suggestions and Start-Sit advice, head on over to Fantasy Rundown.
Latest posts by Andy Germani (see all)
- Fantasy Football Misconceptions - August 22, 2017
- Minor League Report: The final stretch - August 15, 2017
- Minor League Report: Never Give Up - August 8, 2017
- Minor League Report: Prospects on the move - August 1, 2017
- Minor League Report: The Trade Deadline is Approaching - July 25, 2017