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Fantasy Football: Post Week Six Waiver Wire Adds

Monday, 14 October, 2019

Fantasy Football: Post Week Six Waiver Wire Adds
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Should you turn the lights out on your fantasy football team? Aim to kill the morale in your leagues by being that owner that neglects their losing team. Not yet. Here’s an opportunity to hit the refresh button with some new faces to add off of Sunday’s performances.

Quarterbacks

Sam Darnold
Anyone that watched the Jets and Cowboys Sunday were probably scratching their heads. Dallas made every offensive snap the Jets ran look easy. Simple coverages were torn apart by Darnold who seems to be much more composed than last season. Throwing for 340 yards and two touchdowns has put spotlight value for Darnold going forward.

Running Backs

Alexander Mattison

Mattison showed Sunday the flashes we saw in pre-season. If Minnesota runs a faster paced offense there is reason to believe Mattison can continue to be of value. Of course their offensive success and play calling will hinge on if Kirk Cousins can avoid faltering.

Brandon Bolden
With Rex Burkhead out Bolden has stepped in and been a viable option. He vulture a touchdown from Sonny Michele against the Giants and is a better pass catcher. With the high volume targets the Patriots backs get there is no reason to not try and stash Bolden.

Latavius Murray
Each week Sean Payton has adjusted his play calling to put his team in best position to win. This week Payton ran Murray and also utilized him out of the backfield in a low-scoring game against the Jaguars. Murray did not disappoint with nearly eighty combined yards.

Chase Edmonds
The Cardinals are finding ways to utilize Edmonds even with David Johnson on the field. With persistent issues with Johnson’s health it’s safe to say that Edmonds value will not diminish. But be leery of the recent strong matchups that Edmonds took advantage of against the Bengals and Falcons.

Benny Snell
The Steelers used a run heavy approach to aide their third string quarterback. It paid off and showcased rookie Benny Snell’s skillset. Even when Mason Rudolph is back one would like to see the Steelers continue with this approach with Snell.

Wide Receivers

Auden Tate
With Tyler Boyd blanketed by the Ravens coverages, Auden Tate was able to fill the void. Tate has had value before this season but was dropped in several leagues prior to Sunday. With AJ Green’s injury status and return unknown Tate will likely now be a hot pickup. With the Bengals winless and likely to continue losing it’s great to have a receiver that can get easy fourth quarter catches.

DK Metcalf
With Russell Wilson now ahead of Patrick Mahomes as an MVP candidate it’s time to look at all Seahawks as fantasy weapons. MetCalf went into Sunday in CBS Leagues owned in 67 percent. That’s far too low for the Seahawks offense and MetCalf’s potential.

Darren Fells
Fells continues to show off his nimble feet and agility as a pass catching option for the Texans. For the second week in a row Fells dotted the fantasy relevancy in the tight end position. This week he nearly equaled his season output in one game for receiving yards with 69. One has to wonder if this will be it for Fells from a fantasy stand point or can he continue to rise.

Post Week Thirteen Waiver Wire Adds

Wednesday, 3 December, 2014

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Fantasy football playoffs are officially here. Some season’s are done and others are on playoff bye weeks. For the teams that are seeded this week you really need to concentrate on puzzling your team together week by week. If you’re on a bye week it’s not time to feel all cozy and neglect possible adds to your team. Here are a few names that did well during Thanksgiving week in the NFL.

Mark Sanchez
Sanchez has erased doubts temporarily for the ongoing conclusion of the 2014 NFL season. His lease for fantasy football owners needs to be just that. I’m not sold on him as a top 12 fantasy quarterback in 2015, but for now his play warrants an add for fantasy football owners.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick is the quarterback with fifteen lives over the last decade. I’ve profiled him enough to not go into detail here but he keeps making the most of his extra chances. The rhythm he was in Sunday was a top five to ten quarterback performance of the season. Six touchdown passes only cements that statement further.

Daniel Herron
At first Trent Richardson’s struggles were laughable now it’s just a sad downward spiral. Herron has been a special teams player in the NFL and now he is the one taking carries away from Richardson. Herron had a fumble a few weeks ago but seems to be the scatback the Colts need.

Cole Beasley
I’m not sure what is going on with Terrance Williams but he has put up dud performances for well over a month. Jason Witten has always been a main cog in the offense along with Dez, but it looks like Cole Beasley is starting to trickle past Williams.

Others: Kenny Stills, Jonas Gray, and Jarvis Landry

POST WEEK FOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL WAIVER WIRE

Monday, 29 September, 2014

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Week four featured six teams on bye week to trouble fantasy owners around the country. Week five there are just two teams on bye. Plan ahead the next bulk of bye weeks this waiver wire period, and grab yourself one of the following options.

Quarterbacks

Joe Flacco
At home Baltimore is showing once again they are a force. With the running game on the uptrend, Joe Flacco has once again regained the form we witnessed in his elite playoff run two seasons ago. The resurgence has been done with veteran Steve Smith, who has caught fire with Flacco. Joe nearly had one of his oh-no interceptions against Carolina, but linebacker Luke Kuechly dropped the ball. Flacco is one of those spot starters that shouldn’t be on the waiver wire.

Mike Vick
I was one that believed whole heartedly that the Jets had planned to use Geno to neutralize Michael Vick’s health. A Mike Vick that plays 3/4ths of a season instead of a full might last the entirety. The rumblings with the fans have started and now the coaching staff awaits to pull the trigger. It may be two weeks away, but if you’re searching for a quarterback go nab Vick this week.

Mike Glennon
After a woeful first half, Glennon seemed shook that off for a phenomenal second half capped off by a game-winning touchdown throw. Sorry McCown but there is no getting your job back after that finish. Glennon has an arm to hit tall receivers Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. Tampa Bay just needs to tone down their offensive penalties to keep offensive momentum going.

Running Backs

Justin Forsett
One week with a big game from Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett was tossed aside in fantasy owners minds. Forsett might not be a high carry back but he has a definite roll for the Ravens. Sunday he made several key plays including a great run after the catch on a third and long to extend a drive. I wouldn’t pick him up expecting touchdowns from Forsett, but he can get you sneaky yardage and PPR points.

Branden Oliver
The Chargers must find something out of their running game soon. Philip Rivers is just carrying too much on his shoulders right now to continue at this rate. Plus, the defense hasn’t exactly looked sharp either. But neither Oliver or Donald Brown have been able to fill in adequately for Ryan Matthews or Danny Woodhead. Oliver will continue to get chances. With what we have seen from Brown over the last four seasons, I’d take my shot on Oliver.

Jerick McKinnon
Wow, Minnesota saw something to expose the Falcons and executed it to perfection. They ran the football down the Falcons throats and used a running back no one has heard of. I didn’t hear Paul Charchian or Matthew Berry giving a name drop on McKinnon. Now the Black Friday waiver wire rush will occur as owners scurry to scoop McKinnon. McKinnon didn’t find the end zone but has likely found himself a bigger role with Matt Asiata.

Wide Receivers

Mike Evans
Evans hamstring injury has not been diagnosed yet. Lets hope its just a minor issue. If it is a minor issue, Evans should be picked up in a heartbeat. Glennon had solid chemistry with Evans and got the offense going once they connected in the third quarter. This duo could make for a big young dual threat for years to come.

Mike Williams
Yes, that Mike Williams that has been a fantasy threat for several years when he was a Buccaneer. Off the field issues caused the Bucs to part ways and trade Williams back to his old college football coach in Buffalo. After being buried on the Bills depth chart, Williams has appeared to work his way back on the field. Will Williams be a one week wonder or will he continue to build off this week.

James Jones
James Jones has been captain of crunch time garbage fantasy points. Seeing as the Raiders are likely going to continue to suffer with blowout losses, Jones should be an adequate third or fourth wide receiver for fantasy teams. He is only owned in 47% of Yahoo leagues currently.

Eddie Royal
Royal continues to be that yearly fantasy football one week wonder teaser. Lets let him tease owners again.

Jarius Wright
Will have to see how impactful Teddy Bridgewater’s ankle injury is. If it is going to keep him out than Wright dwindles down as a non fantasy pickup. Keep an eye on Bridgewater’s status.