Redraft Waiver Wire Targets: Week 15


Is your league missing sweet silverware for your champion? Save 10% on ALL merchandise from Fantasy Champs with promo code “Top2”

If you’re reading this, you’ve won. You progressed to the semi-finals. You need a pickup or two to solidify your options for game-day (don’t freak out, we help with start-sit questions too). You may even be in a pinch like I was, afraid to start your non-stud guys and need a capable stand-in. That’s what we’re here for, breath and read on.

Due to our scheduled releases, this will be completed before the Monday night games as well as before I’ve had time to digest every game in depth. So with that being said,  stay tuned to my tweets for more gems later on in the week and Follow THE Fantasy Vigilante HERE!

Quarterbacks:

There’s only one QB I’d possibly trust, as a last ditch option, this deep in the playoffs:

Josh Allen

ESPN OWN %: 16.9

YAHOO OWN%: 14

He’s giving us his best throwback Cam Newton impersonation and putting together pretty good fantasy games. In the last three weeks he has at least thrown and ran for a touchdown or both. Along with the fact that he’s getting you 99+ yards on the ground and 150 through the air, it makes him at worst, a safe play. Detroit isn’t a team that I’d be shaking in my boots playing my QB against either, so fire him up.

Wide Receivers:

Dante Pettis

ESPN OWN %: 19.6

YAHOO OWN%: 46

Very solid 3 weeks after the bye, Pettis has had 7 targets every single game. He’s turned those into 5,4 and 3 receptions for at least 50 yards and a TD. Couple that with a little recency bias of him facing the Seahawks this week who he gave a nice 5/123/2 and you have a wonderful wr3 with wr2 upside.With Goodwin and Brieda being healthy and “Kittles N Bits” taking the attention of the defense, it’ll only help.

Robert Foster

ESPN OWN %: Available

YAHOO OWN%: Available

This doesn’t make me feel good, but I can’t deny what he’s been which is playable. Outside of the game against MIA, he’s been great as a flex/wr3. Sneakily averaging 90+ yards on about 3 receptions per game, he is a most certainly “boom-bust” type. Not something you want to depend on during the playoffs, but sometimes that’s what it takes. Keep an eye on Zay Jones as well, the target share is there, with 8 per game over the last 4 weeks.

Curtis Samuel

ESPN OWN %: 32.5

YAHOO OWN%: 31

Didn’t even bother to take Curtis off from last week because I believe in him and the match-up he has AGAIN. New Orleans doesn’t have the strongest secondary and has allowed the #1 and #2 to routinely have good enough yardage games to not sink your ships. I have him in two places currently in the playoffs and who knows, he could be a sneaky championship piece. He’s getting opportunity to make use of his ability and capitalizing. Add to the fact that he’s had good games the last two weeks (15.6, 12 PPR) without touchdowns makes me feel safe. Add a touchdown to these games and we’re looking at a waiver wire week winner.

Running Backs:

Kenneth Dixon

ESPN OWN %: 2.6

YAHOO OWN%: 8

Everyone’s darling from a while ago, Dixon has started to round back into form and steal from Gus Edwards. With them running as much as they do and having TB on the docket next, Kenneth wouldn’t be a terrible flex in a pinch. They have allowed over 100 yards to the RB position over the last few weeks and I don’t imagine they’ll be able to slow down Dixon, Gus and Lamar enough.

Damien Williams

ESPN OWN %: 14

YAHOO OWN%: 17

If for some reason Ware can’t go or is limited, this would be the next man up. He’s seen enough to at least warrant a flex play and on a short week with not much out there RB wise, he is an option with some upside.

Tight End:

Vernon Davis

ESPN OWN %: 4.9

YAHOO OWN%: 5

Anytime Reed goes down, Davis is ready to step up. Davis is a solid replacement and a perfect security blanket for dump offs and shallow routes with a 4 string QB. Fire him up if you need him.

C.J. Uzomah

ESPN OWN %: 30.9

YAHOO OWN%: 29

He’s averaging 3 receptions a game which is a good baseline for your tight end in this wasteland. If he’s available, he should be on your roster because he’s alive and gets looks every game. Not really much going out there for the tight end position

You set yourself up in the draft, you win through waivers! Check the transaction wire and go get your #waiverxmas on and come home with a #Top2TypeVictory!


Want an easy, non-intimidating way to try DFS? Check out DRAFT with a free $3 entry.Use promo code “Top2”

Is your league missing sweet silverware for your champion? Save 10% on ALL merchandise from Fantasy Champs with promo code “Top2” If you're reading this, you've won. You progressed to the semi-finals. You need a pickup or two to solidify your options for game-day (don't freak out, we help with start-sit questions too). You may … Continue reading Redraft Waiver Wire Targets: Week 15

Redraft Waiver Wire Targets: Week 14


Is your league missing sweet silverware for your champion? Save 10% on ALL merchandise from Fantasy Champs with promo code “Top2”

Inhale deep, now exhale and give a Rick Flair-esque “wooo!” because you’ve made it. It’s playoff time and you’re ready to tinker and tweak those lineups to advance past round one!

Due to our scheduled releases, this will be completed before the Monday night games as well as before I’ve had time to digest every game in depth. So with that being said,  stay tuned to my tweets for more gems later on in the week and Follow THE Fantasy Vigilante HERE!

Quarterbacks:

Let’s be honest, if you made it this far, it wasn’t on the backs of some of the guys that are left. I won’t suggest QBs that are left at less than 50% own rate because they’re all bound to lose you the first round. Moving on.

Wide Receivers:

Tre’Quan Smith

ESPN OWN %: 43

YAHOO OWN%: 42

Frequently mentioned on this article, Smith continues to be a waiver wire darling ( I still have him in a few places). Tampa Bay is the team you want to green light all your players against and Smith is healthy. If you’re in need of a flex against a bad secondary, he’s one of the guys you should seek.

Adam Humphries

ESPN OWN %: 41.2

YAHOO OWN%: 50

Humphries has been having a quiet but great 4 weeks averaging 14.7 PPG. Even with the possible return of Desean Jackson looming, he won’t effect what Adam has going on. Godwin is another possible candidate here with the way he’s catching everything that comes his way, but may be stifled by Jackson’s return. Keep both in mind as wr3/flex plays this week.

Curtis Samuel

ESPN Own %: 12.5

YAHOO OWN%: 18

Didn’t even bother to take Curtis off from last week because I believe in him and the matchup he has. With Greg Olsen down, Funchess, Moore, CMC and Samuel with shoulder a heavier load going forward, not Ian Thomas. Which means more end around/motion plays that get him and Moore open where they can create in open space. Cleveland is that get right game for the Panthers and with no real #1 right now all three will have time on weaker defenders (even though CLE isn’t a pushover).

Running Backs:

Rashaad Penny

ESPN OWN %: 21.5

YAHOO OWN%: 30

With Mike Davis not running well and Carson injured, Penny could be in line for some heavier work. Minnesota isn’t shutting down the run game but they aren’t a walk in the park either. I look for this to be a matchup where he can manage to be a flex play at best with Mike Davis still getting most of the targets (Penny hasn’t been targeted in the last 4 weeks).

Ty Montgomery

ESPN OWN %: 13.1

YAHOO OWN%: 13

One of my favorite “scat-backs” from the offseason, Ty Mont is becoming a viable weapon for Lamar. He’s over 50 yards and at least 3+ receptions in the last two games. That should continue against KC seeing how Richard looked against them (126 yards from scrimmage). Depending on how Lamar slings it, I’d call Ty Mont a back end RB2. Gus Edwards should have a flex worthy game as well with the offense being more run oriented.

Jeff Wilson Jr.

ESPN OWN %: 0

YAHOO OWN%: 2

With Brieda missing this week (alert dropped while writing this) and Jeff having a great game last week, that makes him a great flex play against DEN. We have to expect Alfred Morris to be active but if Jeff sees any where close to what he got last week, he’ll be a fine play with RB2 upside in an offense that allows production.

Tight End:

Mark Andrews

ESPN OWN %: 1.6

YAHOO OWN%: 2

If you’re hurting at the position and can’t just let your TE spot sit empty, Andrews is your guy out of the few that are available. He’s the most productive TE on the team and KC isn’t exactly limiting any one position, especially the TE. In the last three games, they have allowed over 100 yards to the position.

Trust me, I’m right there with you in the waiver battlefields. I’ve tried every form of drafting strategy and they have little to no effect on my rosters because of, say it with me now, WAIVERS! As far as my redraft leagues go, 3 out of the 5 teams I have are going to the playoffs and most of the 21 teams I have lead the league in scoring and I hope this article has helped you accomplish the same.

You set yourself up in the draft, you win through waivers! Check the transaction wire and go get your #waiverxmas on and come home with a #Top2TypeVictory!


Want an easy, non-intimidating way to try DFS? Check out DRAFT with a free $3 entry.Use promo code “Top2”

Is your league missing sweet silverware for your champion? Save 10% on ALL merchandise from Fantasy Champs with promo code “Top2” Inhale deep, now exhale and give a Rick Flair-esque "wooo!" because you've made it. It's playoff time and you're ready to tinker and tweak those lineups to advance past round one! Due to our … Continue reading Redraft Waiver Wire Targets: Week 14

Redraft Waiver Wire Targets: Week 13


Want an easy, non-intimidating way to try DFS? Check out DRAFT with a free $3 entry.Use promo code “Top2”

We’re done with byes, playoffs are starting or will start for some in week 14 and everyone is at full strength. The question now is what do you do? Well, injuries still happen as well as roster tinkering. Just because you made it to the playoff doesn’t mean waiver wire picking stops. You ride that skill to the championships!

Due to our scheduled releases, this will be completed before the Monday night games as well as before I’ve had time to digest every game in depth. So with that being said,  stay tuned to my tweets for more gems later on in the week and Follow THE Fantasy Vigilante HERE!

Case Keenum

ESPN OWN %: 9.2

YAHOO OWN%: 16

Being a Steelers fan, this pains me to even have him on this article. However, in this line of work we must remain unbiased so here goes. You’ve lost Alex Smith, Bortles got benched, Dalton is out for the year and there just isn’t a lot of guys you feel comfortable starting. Case Keenum should be worth taking the shot. His schedule is relatively easy down the stretch so that should be some extra confidence for player looking for a QB replacement. For reference his remaining schedule is: CIN, SF, CLE, OAK.

Josh Allen

ESPN OWN %: 1.5

YAHOO OWN%: 3

I’m not saying shirk your starters for the guy, but if you need a QB replacement, give him a shot. He just performed pretty well against JAX who isn’t a slouch defensively although they’ve been under-performing. His slate only gets easier to wind down the season with the next 3 being MIA, NYJ and DET.

Matt LaCosse

ESPN OWN %: 0

YAHOO OWN%: 0 

Heuerman is out for the season and Matt should be the next man up. If you need assistance at the TE position and maybe in a deeper league than normal, Matt could end up being good for you. He didn’t look bad at all out there against the Steelers and like Keenum, he has a decent schedule ahead of him.

Chris Herndon

ESPN OWN %: 9.9

YAHOO OWN%: 8

Again, another replacement level TE, Herndon gets enough opportunity share to be a viable option. He’s also getting looks in the redzone which is one of the better ways of measuring the players chances of getting into the endzone. His opportunity seems to have not changed between McCown and Darnold, so his production should be safe despite which QB is in.

Josh Reynolds

ESPN OWN %: 33.8

YAHOO OWN%: 51

He may be out of range for you Yahoo players, but as always ESPN is behind the curb. Reynolds is in the Cooper Kupp role and so far he hasn’t been bad. If you need a decent flex option in a pinch, Reynolds is definitely an option. With an offense like the Rams, he’s gonna see his fair share of opportunity to produce.

Adam Humphries

ESPN Own %: 28.2

Yahoo Own%: 30

This offense spreads the ball around a lot and Adam has been benefiting from it. In the last month he has been very easily a great flex option out performing expected production. Getting roughly 6 targets a game, he’s worth a shot to shore up your receiver corps.

Bruce Ellington

ESPN OWN %: 0

YAHOO OWN%: 0 

Purely based on the targets alone he’s worth a shot. With Marvin Jones down for the season he has to be a big part of the passing offense along with Kenny and Theo, so he’ll have a high floor on a nightly basis.

Dontrelle Inman

ESPN OWN %: 8.3

YAHOO OWN%: 2

Consistent and a high catch rate. Two things I want out of my fantasy options and Inman gives them to you. With the news breaking about Jack Doyle being down for the year, I expect him along with TY and Eric to see more looks the rest of the season. From what I can see, he seems to be a trustworthy option for Andrew Luck.

Curtis Samuel

ESPN Own %: 6.3

YAHOO OWN%: 9

My guy Hilal @hjchami on twitter beats the drum for this guys harder than anyone I know and I’m starting to see why. Samuel’s month of production has been with limited touches but he does SO much with them. With his uptick in production, he and Moore should see more work and make Torrey Smith ghost and maybe even steal some show from Funchess as well. He really is a high ceiling-low floor type of guy.

C.J. Uzomah

ESPN OWN %: 30.1 

YAHOO OWN%: 29

From what I’ve read and looked over, his production wont change with Driskel at the helm. Even though he’s not blowing the doors off, he’s contributing enough to be a viable option at your tight end spot. If they decide not to bring AJ Green back, he’ll see a lot of targets alongside Boyd.

My new plea to you all for this part of the season is to continue to watch the waivers. Not because of bye weeks wrecking teams, but teams are out of the playoffs so drops will happen. Also, with teams back at full strength, “placeholder players” will also be dropped and if you’re struggling with depth, this is still a great time to continue to tinker.

You set yourself up in the draft, you win through waivers! Go get your #waiverxmas on and come home with a #Top2TypeVictory!


Is your league missing sweet silverware for your champion? Save 10% on ALL merchandise from Fantasy Champs with promo code “Top2”

Want an easy, non-intimidating way to try DFS? Check out DRAFT with a free $3 entry.Use promo code “Top2” We're done with byes, playoffs are starting or will start for some in week 14 and everyone is at full strength. The question now is what do you do? Well, injuries still happen as well as … Continue reading Redraft Waiver Wire Targets: Week 13

Redraft Waiver Wire Targets: Week 12

We’re almost out of the woods in terms of bye weeks, but this one probably hurts the most. Week 12’s bye causes us to lose two premier super powered offenses and these guys are probably on the teams who have the better records in your league, take advantage.

QB-Mahomes/Goff

WR-Watkins, Hill, Conley/Woods, Cooks, Reynolds

RB-Hunt/Gurley

TE-Kelce/Higbee, Everett

PK-Butker/Zuerlein (Legatron)

Due to our scheduled releases, this will be completed before the Monday night games as well as before I’ve had time to digest every game in depth. So with that being said,  stay tuned to my tweets for more gems later on in the week and Follow THE Fantasy Vigilante HERE!

C.J. Uzomah

ESPN Own %: 22.7

Yahoo Own%: 20

Let’s be real, the TE landscape has been a little hard to stomach this year. Even still, you have to play the position in your lineups, so why not go out and get one to help with the loss of Kelce or Graham (he wont be worth much with an injury to his hand). Uzomah gets an opponent in Cleveland that has allowed 12.2 yards per catch and about a touchdown over the last month. With Uzomah right at about 11 per catch, that makes this a matchup he should succeed in.

Chris Herndon

ESPN Own %: 6.6

Yahoo Own%: 7

Again, in need of a TE? Chris should suffice as he’s been a little bit of a go to for the Jets with all their receiving options banged up. New England has allowed 65 yards and about a TD over the last month and whomever the QB is, they should be able to get him the ball where he can contribute as such. If he gets a 3 reception, 65 yard day, that’s serviceable enough to be a placeholder or replacement.

Devante Parker

ESPN Own %: 24.1 

Yahoo Own%: 14

He’s a twitter darling when it comes to potential and just waiting to breakout. Well, I’m not saying he’s going to breakout, but Jakeem Grant has gone to IR and another good potential guy, Leonte Caroo has replaced him. This should open up some extra looks for Parker at the very least. Keep a eye out for Caroo as well, a lot of my colleagues speak highly of him and he could just steal the chance.

Dontrelle Inman

ESPN Own %: 0.2

Yahoo Own%: 0

I told you lot about him last week and I will again. Inman has very, very quietly become Lucks #2 target overall. Since he’s joined the team he’s had fringe WR3 games in every outing and he’s catching 86% of those targets he’s getting. The opportunity share is there, the efficiency is there and he’s got a great QB firing the ball towards him, please roster him.

Tre’Quan Smith

ESPN Own %: 13.3

Yahoo Own%: 26

One of this articles’ darlings, Tre’Quan is an awesome dynasty asset, but even more importantly  he is another under-owned weapon. Yes, he’s very boom-bust but he’s worth it and he showed it Sunday. The Saints get a juicy matchup against Atlanta who has been playing a little better, but not enough to where Brees wont have a field day against their secondary. However, keep an eye out for the injury report on him especially with a short week following a big game.

Theo Riddick

ESPN Own %: 33 

Yahoo Own%: 32

It doesn’t matter if you’re the Kerryon Johnson shareholder or not, Theo Riddick should have a sizeable opportunity against the Bears. The reason is that if Kerryon misses, Theo will get a bigger workload. Not only that, he has been running the slot since Tate’s departure and he had 6/60 (12 ppr pts) against the Bears with Kerryon playing.

Tyrell Williams

ESPN Own %: 41.7

Yahoo Own%: 52

Still relatively open for ESPN players, Tyrell gets a great matchup against the Cards where Patrick Peterson will have his hands full with Keenan Allen. Arizona isn’t currently shutting much down at the moment, so this should be a fine play.

Josh Adams

ESPN Own %: 27.9

Yahoo Own%: 32

He’s getting more time on the field and producing with limited touches. His next game is against the Giants who have literally not been stopping anyone in the last 4 weeks (3 rushers over 100 yds). Do yourself a favor and pick him up.

Nick Mullens

ESPN Own %: 6

Yahoo Own%: 7

After mulling this one over (that was for you Matt), I decided to present you with, what should be a decent streamer this week. Mullens is still going to be the starter this week against Tampa who can’t really stop anybody. It’s a good spot to maximize his chances at hitting his ceiling. At least for this week, you can fill the “void” left by Mr. Dink and Dunk himself, Alex Smith.

Lamar Jackson

ESPN Own %: 22.4

Yahoo Own%: 19

As anyone in their right mind would tell you, Lamar is a great pickup this week. If he continues to start, OAK is a good team to do it against. Oakland is is disarray right now and is one of those teams who aren’t really doing anything great. Keep an eye on the injury report and have a contingency plan in place in case BAL names Flacco the starter. Hopefully this is the game where Lamar took his spot and the rest is history.

As always, I beg of you, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for add/drop transactions. Someone always drops valuable players during the waivers. Bye weeks are actively wrecking some teams that have multiple players on the same bye, valuable players will become available in the coming weeks. You set yourself up in the draft, you win through waivers! Go get your #waiverxmas on and come home with a #Top2TypeVictory!

 

We're almost out of the woods in terms of bye weeks, but this one probably hurts the most. Week 12's bye causes us to lose two premier super powered offenses and these guys are probably on the teams who have the better records in your league, take advantage. QB-Mahomes/Goff WR-Watkins, Hill, Conley/Woods, Cooks, Reynolds RB-Hunt/Gurley … Continue reading Redraft Waiver Wire Targets: Week 12

Redraft Waiver Wire Targets: Week 11

This is the last time you may be able to steal wins and have to deal losing a lot of essential players. The last bye-pocalypse is upon us! Those teams that are on bye are as follows: Bills, Browns, Dolphins, Patriots, Jets and 49ers.

QB-Allen/Barkley, Mayfield, Osweiller, Tom Brady, McCown/Darnold, Beathard/Mullens

WR-Benjamin, Landry/Higgins/Calloway, Stills/Grant/Amendola, Gordon/Edelman/Hogan/Patterson, Enunwa/Kearse/Anderson, Garcon/Goodwin/Bourne

RB-McCoy/Murphy, Chubb/Johnson, Drake/Gore/Ballage, Michel/White/Burkhead, McGuire/Crowell, Breida/Alfred

TE-Croom/Clay/Thomas, Njoku, Gesicki/O’Leary, Gronk, Herndon, Kittle

PK-Hauschka, Joseph, Sanders, Gostkowski, Myers, Gould

Due to our scheduled releases, this will be completed before the Monday night games as well as before I’ve had time to digest every game in depth. So with that being said,  stay tuned to my tweets @THEffVigilante throughout the week for more gems later on in the week.

Josh Adams

ESPN Own %: 5.9

Yahoo Own%: 13

In the last 4 weeks, his snap count has gone from 0-31%, slowly but surely he’s climbing to the top of the heap in PHI. He’s been proving himself and producing with limited targets and carries. In the last two weeks he’s been outproducing his backfield mates as well. It’s tough sledding ahead as far as the schedule, but he’s becoming the back to own with at least bye week/dire RB2 value. I listed him first because he’ll be a hot acquisition this week, if you need RB help, he can provide some help.

Josh Reynolds

ESPN Own %: 1.1

Yahoo Own%: 2

You should always have this guy cued up in any league because he’s the next man up in this high flying offense. When someone goes down, he’s next to takeover. Sadly, Kupp has torn his ACL and is done for the season. What that means is Woods will takeover in the slot and Reynolds will move outside opposite of Cooks. Now this doesn’t mean he’ll have Kupp-esque numbers, but it does mean his opportunity share rises quite a lot. His floor is always decent enough in an offense like the Rams’. Again, he’s not a week savior, he’s a bye week filler/bench help in case one of your receivers goes down.

Maurice Harris

ESPN Own %: 9.7

Yahoo Own%: 37

He lead the team in receptions and yardage, he’ll be a valuable asset going forward even when Crowder comes back. We told you to pick him up last week and this week is no different, especially with all the teams on bye.

John Ross

ESPN Own %: 17.6

Yahoo Own%: 17

Still widely available, the speedster John Ross is a decent pickup. As long as AJ Green is out, he will be the direct beneficiary of extra targets while teams focus more on Mixon and Boyd. He’s fast and like Hill/Goodwin, he’s bound to beat his man somehow at least once. It’s a term you all should know as fantasy players and that is “boom-bust”. He could break one open for chunk yardage/TD or he could kill you by not catching much of anything. It’s the game we play and I like high risk high reward players.

Mike Davis

ESPN Own %: 45.7

Yahoo Own%: 52

I don’t normally do this, but yes, here’s player that is right at 50% owned. I like his capabilities in the passing game as well as the run. When it comes to the messy backfield, he’s your guy. Everyone is going to run to the waivers for Penny when Carson will be back this Thursday against GB which give them a 3-headed monster. Why I take Davis is simple, targets. Since the bye, Davis has been targeted the most on the team and that’s what I like for PPR, opportunity for receptions. He’ll also get some carries and to me, that makes him the more valuable pickup than Penny who realistically could just cannibalize Carson’s work (ugh).

Rashaad Penny

ESPN Own %: 13

Yahoo Own%: 15

Due to the game he had, he’ll be the hot pickup and he should. He’s looking better and better as the season goes on. He’s more obtainable than Mike Davis and could be in line for more carries alongside Carson. GB isn’t exactly stopping anything out of the backfield in the last 3 weeks. If you’re in a pinch, go ahead and grab him.

Tyrell Williams

ESPN Own %: 35.8

Yahoo Own%: 54

There’s a huge disparity in own % of the better Williams brother, but ESPN players, I need you to do better. I haven’t had much time to toot the horn of Tyrell this season, he’s the real number 2. He may have a lower ceiling than Mike, but he’s just simply out playing him. The have near the same target share and not the same production. Tyrell, at the moment, is the WR32 while Mike is 49. One is a WR3 the other, a fringe WR4. You know what to do.

Dontrelle Inman

ESPN Own %: 0.1

Yahoo Own%: 0

If you have to, go get him. If not, put him on your watchlist. He’s seems to be slowly inserting himself into the WR2 category for the team over the other receivers (which isn’t saying much). He’s catching almost everything thrown his way as well. In an offense like this, you want the pieces that produce. He could be a great sneaky bye week filler and help down the line if his role continues to expand. He’s had two back to back flex worthy games so if anything, he’s a great deep dive pickup for larger leagues.

Dak Prescott

ESPN Own %: 30.2

Yahoo Own%: 35

You need a QB and Dak should be your guy this week with 6 teams on bye. ATL over the last month have given up either +300 or multiple touchdowns to every single QB. Those QBs were Alex Smith, Baker Mayfield, ELI MANNING and Jameis Winston who doesnt even start anymore. I don’t think this is a boom-bust, I think of it as a safe play against a sub-par defense. If there’s any time for Dak to do it, it’s here and he’s available.

Marcus Mariota

ESPN Own %: 15.5

Yahoo Own%: 30

He’s put it back together over the last few weeks and looks good. IND defense isn’t exactly stopping people these days and this seems like a good spot to pickup and start Mariota. Over the last couple of weeks they’ve only made Derek Anderson (?) have a bad game. Derek Carr, Sam Darnold and recently, Blake Bortles have all had startable games against the Colts and Marcus has the chance to do the same.

As always, I beg of you, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for add/drop transactions. Someone always drops valuable players during the waivers. Bye weeks are actively wrecking some teams that have multiple players on the same bye, valuable players will become available in the coming weeks. You set yourself up in the draft, you win through waivers! Go get your #waiverxmas on and come home with a #Top2TypeVictory!

This is the last time you may be able to steal wins and have to deal losing a lot of essential players. The last bye-pocalypse is upon us! Those teams that are on bye are as follows: Bills, Browns, Dolphins, Patriots, Jets and 49ers. QB-Allen/Barkley, Mayfield, Osweiller, Tom Brady, McCown/Darnold, Beathard/Mullens WR-Benjamin, Landry/Higgins/Calloway, Stills/Grant/Amendola, Gordon/Edelman/Hogan/Patterson, … Continue reading Redraft Waiver Wire Targets: Week 11

Redraft Waiver Wire Targets: Week 10

Here’s a weekly reminder that byes are at hand! The teams you’re losing players from are: the Ravens, Broncos, Texans and Vikings. You’re not losing a whole lot of firepower, but there are still significant names not playing this week.

QB-Flacco/Keenum/Deshaun/Cousins

WR-Crabtree-Brown-Snead/Sutton-Sanders/Thomas-Keke-Hopkins/Thielen-Diggs

RB-Collins-Ty Mont-Buck Allen/Lindsay-Freeman/Miller-Blue/Cook-Murray

TE-Andrews-Hurst/Heuerman/Akins-Griffin/Rudolph

PK-Tucker/McManus/Fairbairn/Bailey

Due to our scheduled releases, this will be completed before the Monday night games as well as before I’ve had time to digest every game in depth. So with that being said,  stay tuned to my tweets @THEffVigilante throughout the week for more gems later on in the week.

Elijah McGuire

ESPN Own %: 9.4

Yahoo Own%: 14

He managed 9 fantasy points which is at least flex worthy and was third in targets on the day for the Jets. His usage was promising and it seemingly put Cannon’s usage to bed. He went for 7-30 on the ground and 3-37 through the air giving him the most yardage from scrimmage on the team. They play Buffalo who has been one of the all over doormats of the league this season so he should be able to manage the same kind of production. From what I can see he will absolutely be able to replicate what Powell did with the talent to do more.

Josh Doctson

ESPN Own %: 17.3

Yahoo Own%: 8

This is one of those guys that I believe will out it together. He’s dealing with drops and breaking 50+ yards yes, but he’s open for more opportunity (sometimes that’s all that matters) with Paul Richardson on IR. So, even if he’s only catching 53% of targets, the more targets the more chances he has to catch a little over 50% of them. If you need a flex against a terrible team defensively in the Tampa Bay Bucs, he’s one of your guys.

Maurice Harris

ESPN Own %: 0.1

Yahoo Own%: 0

If Doctson is one guy you want against a bad defense, “Mo” Harris is the other guy you want. He was terrific for team free agency in both standard and PPR with him catching 10 of 12 targets for 124 yards. I’m not expecting that kind of game again, but with Richardson out for the season, his opportunity share has to go somewhere. This is a boom bust in normal sized leagues and a decent flex in deeper leagues.

Vernon Davis

ESPN Own %: 2.9

Yahoo Own%: 4

The last beneficiary of all the injuries in Washington is this guy. With the TE position being the barren wasteland it is, he’s worth a pickup if you’re absolutely just hurting for a fill in. He’s always been dependable as a backup to the oft-injured Jordan Reed.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling (MVS)

ESPN Own %: 20.7

Yahoo Own%: 39

A receiver I really liked coming out due to his combine, MVS has really worked his way into relevancy on the Packers. They drafted 2 other WRs in the draft and he has stepped out ahead of both of them. With Geronimo teetering on season ending surgery or multi-week absences, MVS gets a big boost and has proved reliable. With Aaron Rodgers as the QB, there’s no doubt that his ceiling will remain higher than most. I imagine the own % will be out of reach after waivers run this week.

Tre’Quan Smith

ESPN Own %: 17

Yahoo Own%: 28

Another re-occurring waiver darling of mine, Smith is definitely the #2 behind Thomas and has looked good. The only issue is with the lack of targets and even with those, he’s managed to make something out of it. The road only gets easier and maybe he’ll see more targets against softer secondaries in the coming weeks. Outside of Dallas and Carolina, the rest of the season he matches up against bottom the bottom 6 defenses as of now in CIN, PHI, ATL, TB and PIT.

Dede Westbrook

ESPN Own %: 26

Yahoo Own%: 34

Even though he has very erratic QB play, Dede is the receiver to own in JAX and with him being on bye, he’s a candidate of being dropped and forgotten. He’s been outplaying Keelan and has played himself into more snaps alongside Moncrief. Go get him.`

Duke Johnson

ESPN Own %: 49

Yahoo Own%: 48

I can’t believe this name is on my article and yet here we are. I get it, the recent regime was under using someone they just paid a decent chunk of change to be their pass catching back supreme. For the moment, it seems as though the new OC (which happens to be the ex-RB coach) is doing the right thing for Duke and Chubb. They have plenty of time to prove it with a favorable end of season schedule vs teams like ATL, CIN x2 and DEN.

Gio Bernard

ESPN Own %: 33

Yahoo Own%: 23

I would definitely kick the tires on this old chap with A.J. Green set to miss time, Gio stands to see enough passing work to remain flex worthy in a pinch. Yes, I know that Mixon also has great pass catching chops, but I still believe Gio gets enough work to be a small band-aid for your rosters.

Alex Smith

ESPN Own %: 49

Yahoo Own%: 43

The dink and dunk champion is on the waiver wire and faces TB and their banged up defense. I’d really implore anyone to play your players against KC, ATL and TB, they’ll more than likely have a serviceable week.

As always, I beg of you, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for add/drop transactions. Someone always drops valuable players during the waivers. Bye weeks are actively wrecking some teams that have multiple players on the same bye, valuable players will become available in the coming weeks. You set yourself up in the draft, you win through waivers! Go get your #waiverxmas on and come home with a #Top2TypeVictory!

Here’s a weekly reminder that byes are at hand! The teams you’re losing players from are: the Ravens, Broncos, Texans and Vikings. You're not losing a whole lot of firepower, but there are still significant names not playing this week. QB-Flacco/Keenum/Deshaun/Cousins WR-Crabtree-Brown-Snead/Sutton-Sanders/Thomas-Keke-Hopkins/Thielen-Diggs RB-Collins-Ty Mont-Buck Allen/Lindsay-Freeman/Miller-Blue/Cook-Murray TE-Andrews-Hurst/Heuerman/Akins-Griffin/Rudolph PK-Tucker/McManus/Fairbairn/Bailey Due to our scheduled releases, this will be … Continue reading Redraft Waiver Wire Targets: Week 10