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Mon Oct 29th 2018

Waiver Wire Week 9

Some long-term dynasty hopefuls

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 actually a good dynasty week in the sense that there are some deep long-term plays out there.  Here are some possible dynasty pick-ups for this week.

Quarterbacks

Last week I listed no one at QB.

  1. Ryan Fitzpatrick (Tampa Bay): Well he is the starter again and has a ton of weapons and chemestry with them.  It's not a long-term dynasty play, but could help you win now.  I plan to make offers on him in every league where he is available, especially if I have a middle of the road QB.
  2. Kyle Lauletta (NY Giants): I suspect Eli will get benched soon. They have to get a look at Lauletta to see if he is their future or if they need to draft a QB in the first round next year.  If you have room on your roster, he's worth considering but you may have to wait awhile.

Running Backs

Last week I listed Doug Martin and Kenjon Barner.  They were picked up in all of my leagues but one (Barner).  I still think Doug Martin is a great pick-up to see what happens.  He's worth holding for a few weeks for sure.

  1. Josh Adams (Philadelphia): I hate trying to figure out the Philadelphia backfield.  I had a lot of investment in Clement in my leagues, but he is clearly not able to take advantage of his opportunity.  This week rookie Josh Adams gets 9 carries for 61 yards.  He was a UDFA like Clement and could replace him.  I'm not overly hopeful for Adams, but I will make a few bids on him this week see what happens over the next few weeks.

Wide Receivers

Last week I listed Damion Ratley and Cam Meredith.  Ratley is still unavailable in all of my leagues but only because I have him.  He hasn't proven anything, but I plan to hang on to him for a few weeks to wait and see if he can win the #2 WR spot in Cleveland.  Cam is still available in some of my leagues, but I would drop him for most of the guys listed here.

  1. Deontay Burnett (NY Jets): I loved Burnett at USC.  I was really surprised when he was not drafted in the NFL draft last year.  I kept him on my watch list since the draft.  He was on the Tennessee practice squad before signing with the Jets who have had tons of WR injuries.  He is back with Darnold, his college QB.  I would not be surprised if something sticks here.  This is a great dynasty stash.  I will likely try to grab him in most of my leagues and suspect that other owners will not be aware of him. 
  2. Josh Reynolds (LA Rams): I loved Reynolds last year and drafted him in several rookie drafts.  I even traded him this offseason for Matt Brieda, thinking he'd be the #3 WR in LA.  A week later the Rams traded for Cooks.  I was so mad!  It may take an injury to give him a chance.  Because of that, he's a very long-term stash.  I wish I had room on my teams to stash him, but I don't.  If you have a poor team and are storing up for the future, he's a fantastic add this week.
  3. Jordan Matthews (Philadelphia): I've been an Agholor believer, but he has really struggled since the first few games of the season.  Could Matthews replace him?  He had 4 catches for 93 yards on Sunday.  He has been a great slot WR in the past.  He could have a chance to steal the slot position from Agholor in coming weeks.
  4. Dontrelle Inman (Indianapolis): He has 6 catches for 52 yards on Sunday.  Honestly, I forgot that he had signed with Indianapolis.  He was an active part of the offense on Sunday and has a chance to earn a role on the team.  He's a deep addition for sure.
  5. Brandon LaFell (Oakland): Do you have to be over 30 years old to play for Oakland?  Gruden seems to think so.  The old vet had 92% of the snap counts on Sunday.  Carr has to throw to someone now that Cooper has been traded, and LaFell has been a come-out-of-nowhere star on teams before. 

Tight Ends

Last week I listed no one at Tight End.

  1. Ed Dickson (Seattle): The journey-man guy that was supposed to be the starting TE is finally starting this year after returning from injury.  We know Seattle can make TEs productive as we have already seen with Dissly and Vannett.  He just had 2 targets last week, but they resulted in 2 catches, 54 yards, and a TD.  He'll be an up and down player, but his ceiling is high for sure.
  2. Jordan Thomas (Houston): It's a speculative add, but worth trying.  Someone has to win the TE job in Houston.  This is the first guy whom I have not heard of until now, and I follow dynasty players as much as anyone. I've yet to study him, but 4 for 29 and 2 TDs is enough to grab my attention.  I have higher hopes for recent hopefuls like Herndon and Uzomah, but if you're really hurting at TE he could be worth an add.

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