Waiver Moves I’m Making after Week 1

Alright, I know where you’re at. Someone you drafted got hurt or Le’Veon Bell didn’t show up. That week one Fantasy Football loss stings. Now you’re on the waiver list looking for a sleeper, and sorting by last points scored. Avoid the temptation to pick up the high scoring players not on rosters.


I benched Phillip Rivers for Dak Prescott because Rivers didn’t have great fantasy numbers against the Cheifs last year. Turns out history doesn’t always repeat itself. I’m tempted to drop Dak and go grab a different backup QB from waivers. It won’t be  pick Ryan Fitzpatrick just because he had over 40 fantasy points in week 1. It is doubtful he’ll take over the starting job after Jameis Winston serves his three game suspension.


Maybe you’re like me and drafted either Doug Baldwin or Marquise Goodwin. On my roster, Kenny Golladay filled in for Baldwin, who should come back healthy later this season. Keke Coutee will get waived from my bench, but not for DeSean Jackson in expecting a repeat 29 fantasy points performance. Jackson has to compete with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin for targets and stronger defenses will prevent such high scoring games for the Buc’s receivers.

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I’d rather go with Ted Ginn Jr. or Quincy Enuwa who both showed RB2 value that could translate to double digit fantasy points when given the targets last season. Taywan Taylor is still my WR sleeper draft pick, but one to stash from waivers waiting for him to break out.


Waiver Assistant

Waiver Assistant

Now to consider an RB to pick up from waivers, I’ll look to the Fantasy Pros Waiver Assistant. Its aggregate expert analysis shows that T.J. Yeldon will be a better starter choice than Phillip Lindsay, whom I might pick up and stash on the bench to see how he does in a few more games.


I’m sticking with Ricky Seals-Jones. I’m buying into what Matthew Berry thinks about Seals-Jone’s fantasy sleeper potential. I’m not replacing him from waivers with Jared Cook. I doubt Cook will be able to sustain double digit fantasy points.  If I get another TE for the bench, it will be George Kittle and not David Njoku, again, as Fantasy Pros suggests.