Week 11 Pickups: Scraping the bottom of the barrel

It’s truly getting slim on the waiver wire at this stage in the season. Barring major injury, the Zeke suspension might be the last significant shift in player value. You should still be stashing to prepare for your playoff run, but the excitement may be coming to an end in the weekly waiver wire search. Continue reading

Week 9 Pickups: Trades on Trades on Trades

After one of the most active trade deadlines in recent memory, the waiver wire has a few new options this week. Did you keep up with all the transactions?


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Week 6 Pickups: Adrian Peterson is for the birds

This week’s waiver wire is a great reminder that, if your roster needed help, it might have been better to make moves last week. Choices are limited if you didn’t stash, but, if your league is slow to adapt, perhaps you’ll find some of last week’s gems or this week’s leftovers available. Continue reading

Week 5 Pickups & Stashes: Cooking Up Replacement Running Backs

Injuries once again bring a new slate to the waiver wire rankings this week.

Top of the list is Latavius Murray who expects to see the majority of early down work for the Minnesota Vikings without Dalvin Cook. A sneaky pickup for those not willing to go big in FAAB bidding for Murray or who aren’t highly ranked in the waiver order this week is Jerick McKinnon. Continue reading

Week 4 Pickups: Injuries are for the Smallwood of heart

With any injury comes opportunity in fantasy football. This week, the door opens for Wendell Smallwood to see an increased role for the Eagles after Darren Sproles’ injury. We may have seen the last of Sproles as he had already stated this would be his final season, and my PPR teams will miss him. Smallwood is the only RB left on the Eagles’ roster capable of picking up the receptions Sproles’ was getting in this offense, which makes him worthy of a stash if not a start this week as the Eagles face the Chargers. Continue reading

Week 3 Pickups: Carson Carson Carson Carson Carson Chameleon

Week 2 wasn’t quite as exciting for pickup hunting as Week 1, but, with two weeks down, we have a little more clarity on how valuable these free agents could be for your team this season. Looking back on last week’s list, Javorius “Buck” Allen appears to be the top of the class. His role in Baltimore has expanded with the injury to Danny Woodhead. With Terrance West suffering through a soft tissue injury, the Ravens could lean on him even more in Week 3.
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Week 2 Pickups: Forgetting David Johnson

If you are patrolling the waiver wire this week with tears in your eyes, we know the feeling. Losing your first round draft pick is always painful.

Don’t expect to get David Johnson-esque numbers from these options, but the consensus opinion for replacing him seems to be his direct backup, Kerwynn Williams. Continue reading