Listen, if you read this blog, you know we know our stuff. Go back and look at our track record. We have called out waiver wire picks weeks before those “other sites.” We do not state the obvious. We do the work and you get the results.
This time of year the waiver wire is thin. This much is certain. However, there are opportunities for you. At his point in the season, there are team owners in your league that have given up. This will reduce the number of teams in play for waiver wire transactions. I can’t say this for all leagues, but for some, this is very possible. Our view is to never give up. Be a spoiler. Beat your friends. It’s fun to steal a player or knock your buddy out of the playoff race. Some don’t subscribe to this idea.
Keep an eye on guys coming of off injuries. Michael Crabtree is one. Philosophically, you will want to get these injured players a week early, otherwise you will be battling the rest of your league for them.
Reread previous weeks post in the Waiver Wire section. There may be players still sitting out on your leagues waiver wire that we talked about weeks ago.
WR Rishard Matthews- He had a monster game 10 catches over 100 yards and 2 TDS. You will be battling most of your league for him this week, but you can’t argue with his production. Now the trick is if he can put up points consistently.
RB Bobby Rainey – Mike and I have liked this guy since last preseason when he was with the Ravens. I am not sure why he keeps getting cut. He was given an opportunity to play last week because of Mike James injury and he showed what we saw two years ago. Now, because he is a smaller speed back, I wouldn’t expect a lot of TD’s, but I could see him as a flex option moving forward.
WR Junior Hemmingway – Because Dwayne Bowe likes to smoke the herb and drive around suburban K.C. Junior gets a shot. I have no idea how this will impact the Chiefs, but I do know that they are looking for production out of their WR’s and Hemmingway could work his way into the rotation if he can produce with his opportunities.
WR Andre Roberts – Here is a guy that is hot and cold. I don’t think he has received the opportunities he has in the past, but I do like him especially if Mike Floyd is out this week. He might only be a one or two week replacement, but at this time of the year, the waiver wire is thin.
TE John Carlson – Well I wouldn’t expect much week to week from Carlson, but if you are in need of TE help, he is out there in your league. He is an average TE2 until further notice.
WR Tavon Austin – Here is another WR that you will be battling the rest of your league for on the waiver wire. Honestly, his production up until last week’s game was weak. There was a reason he was on the waiver wire. He is worth the pick up if you need a WR, but please temper your expectations with him. He is not going to score like that very often. In fact, I wouldn’t expect him to do that again this year.