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Tue Oct 23rd 2018

Waiver Wire Week 8

Not much out there this week

Please note that I play in 10 and 12 team leagues with 27-30 player rosters, so between 300-324 players are already on rosters in my leagues. That said, here are some of the guys I'll be putting bids in on this week.


This week is just awful on the waiver wire.  I'm sorry that I don't have more guys to puff up.  It's just not a good week in my leagues.


It's hard to find dynasty QBs on the waiver wire.  I have been suggesting Chad Kelly if you had room on your roster to stash him, but today came the news of his legal troubles.  I'd hold him for a week or so to see how serious the allegations are against him and what the Broncos do about it.

Running Backs

Last week I listed Rasheem Mostert and Mike Boone.  Boone is still available in several of my leagues.  Mostert is not, and he could have been a great short-term add.  He'll get a lot more playing time this week with Breida out and since he is playing Arizona who gives up the most fantasy points to RBs.

  1. Doug Martin (Oakland): When I heard the news last week of Lynch's injury knocking him out for 4-6 weeks, I went and looked for Martin in all of my leagues and picked him up.  Or so I thought.  I must have missed him in one league because he is still out there.  Now that we know Lynch has been put on IR, Martin will be the #1 pick up this week.  He has been great before, but that was a long time ago.  Gruden says that he, not Richard, is going to get the bulk of the touches.  Chris Warren is the RB I really wish I had on this team.  If you have an IR spot, pick him up and put him on your IR.  That said, odds are that Oakland drafts an RB with the draft picks that have ammased this year after trades.
  2. Kenjon Barner (New England): This is not a dynasty move, but if you have been hit by the injury bug, Barner may get the carries in New England while they wait for Michel to get healthy again.  I suspect they will just be a pass happy team and use James White even more than they already have been this year. That or they will find a free agent to pick up like Mike Gillislee.  I think I'd rather pick up Gillislee this week just in case he does end up in New England again.

Wide Receivers

Last week I listed Jermaine Kearse and Cole Beasley.  I don't see them available in my leagues any longer.  Kearse was a dud last week, but only because they moved him out of the slot.  I sure hope they saw the error of their ways because I spent a lot of FAAB on him in one league.  Beasley was more of the typical Beasley last week.

  1. Damion Ratley (Cleveland): Last week I started hearing buzz about Ratley on several of the podcasts I listen to.  I went back and watched all of the catches he made two weeks ago (6 for 82 yards) and felt like maybe he and Mayfield had a connection.  He does one thing that Antonio Callaway cannot seem to do: Catch the ball.  That's kind of important.  He had 3 catches on 3 targets this last week. I felt like the opportunity was in front of him to steal the job from Callaway and Higgins, so I picked him up on all but one of my leagues last Friday.  I just want to hold on to him for 4-5 weeks and try to determine if he is a guy worth keeping.
  2. Cameron Meredith (New Orleans): Tre'Quan Smith has definately passed him by on the depth chart.  Still, Cam would not be a bad guy to grab and perhaps play during some of the 6-team bye weeks.  I don't think he is a great dynasty asset though.  I have dropped him in the leagues where I owned him.

Tight Ends

Last week I listed Chris Herndon and Jeff Heuerman.  Herndon was picked up in all my leagues and had a great game for the second week in a row.  He has a chance to be a long-term roster-able guy on dynasty teams.  Heuerman is still available in several of my leagues, but is not a long-term dynasty play.

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