Wide receivers keep posting big fantasy performances and it seems like every week there is a new player worthy of a roster spot. One of the deepest positions in football, receiver presents a bevy of options to players scouting the waiver wire. Things are already thinning out after the first couple of weeks, but there […]
The Best Waiver Wire Picks
The waiver wire is literally the single most powerful tool you can use to dominate your league. When hitting the waiver wire your goal is simple, replace your slackers with starters. You'll be temped to hold onto your draft picks because of the investment you made. Resist the urge to hold on to dead weight. Each season we see guys rise and fall. Drop the players that are failing and pick up the guys that are rising, it's that simple.
Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4 are the most critical! During the opening weeks you'll see wide receiver battles flesh themselves out, typically at the WR2 position or slot. Running back platoons (RBBC) may change as one runner rises above the rest enough to warrant a starting position on your team. Tight ends that no one saw coming put together several strong games and become solid depth or trade bait. Lastly, quarterbacks and team defenses can be streamed. We publish the best waiver wire picks every week, see below for our most recent picks.
Running backs took a heavy beating in week 2. Several key players were lost and in some cases it was for an extended period of time. Oddly, these losses did not lead to a lot of great waiver wire opportunities. Still, there are some players getting added carries and new opportunities that can be useful […]
Quarterback and tight end were able to escape the injury apocalypse that was week 2, with the notable exception of McCown. The question now is which players will continue on with their production and which were a flash in the pan. For teams that are streaming either of these positions, it is a weekly battle […]
Running back proved to be as enigmatic as usual in week 1 of the 2016 season. Owners were spared the pain of major injury for the most part. Nevertheless, there were some very disappointing performances (Adrian Peterson). Of course there were also surprising fantasy heroes (Theo Riddick). Whichever way your team went, running back depth […]
A lot of fantasy owners are scrambling for waiver wire wide receivers after week 1 of the NFL season. Some of these owners just had a rough draft, but a large percentage used to have Keenan Allen as a top wideout. Allen was lost for the season with a torn ACL and now owners are […]