Preparation is a pretty big part of success, wouldn't you say? Having a weekly watch list is part of my preparation because it helps me spot the surprise stars before others in my league. If you want weekly watch list ideas then I'm going to need your help. Please share this on social media so it can gain some traction. If this takes place we will continue posting watch list heroes to help you dominate your league. If no one is interested we will move on to a different topic. I'd also like to know who you're watching!
The Watch List / Pre Waiver Wire Heroes
- Dontrell Hilliard: My favorite watch list player among running backs is Dontrell Hilliard from the Browns. He will act as the backup/complement to Nick Chubb and has very little competition for that role.
- Trey Quinn: Among wide receivers I am keeping an eye on Trey Quinn in Washington. He looks like he will take the slot role among an inexperienced group of receivers. With Jordan Reed forever banged up, Quinn may see a lot of work.
- DK Metcalf: DK starts week 1 with an incredibly soft matchup against CIN. Despite minor surgery and injury complications, he is walking into a starting roll with a perennial top fantasy QB. Metcalf could be 2019's Michael Thomas for those in Dynasty and keeper leagues.
- Courtland Sutton: I have invested very little in Sutton after falling short when given opportunity in 2018. Still there is no denying he has the physical traits a wide receiver needs to be elite in this league. It will be interesting to see how targets shake out for him against a much improved Oakland offense, where Denver will be needing to throw the ball to keep up.
- Albert Wilson: One player that I’m really keeping my eye on for usage is Albert Wilson. Throughout his career, Ryan Fitzpatrick has targeting slot receivers the most in the league. Seeing as how Wilson is not only his new weapon in the slot, but also insanely explosive, he has my attention. I don’t want to play him against the Ravens, but it’s a great time to see if the targets and usage is there.
- Tyrell Williams: One look at his advanced stats and you immediately recognize he is a special wide receiver. With his 4.3 wheels and great hands I think he's going to put up WR2 numbers opposite Antonio Brown. I own him already in a lot of leagues but overall he isn't that widely owned (sub 65%). The issue here will be total team targets and the effectiveness of the Oakland offense. Let's see how it shakes out.
- Darren Waller: There's a new TE starting in Oakland and everyone wants to know if the camp hype is more than hyperbole. If he can garner at least 5 targets I'll stash him on my bench in a couple leagues.