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Dynasty Waiver Wire – Injuries

WOW! What a week! I don’t know about you but I saw more monster scores than I’ve ever seen before! Amongst those boom weeks, there were plenty of injuries and injury replacements seem to be the focus of this weeks edition. Waiver wire as ever has some interesting options and some that will just waste your FAAB. So let’s dive into this weeks additions (ownership percentages are from Sleeper):

Shallower Leagues

Devontae Booker – RB – New York Giants – (46% Rostership)

Insert weekly comment about injuries to a big name Running Back. Unfortunately, this week it was Saquon Barkley. Despite looking like he was back to his best Barkley now looks poised to miss a few weeks. Booker Deputised well in Barkleys absence with an 80% opportunity share and 10.8% target share. Finishing as the RB12 on the week with 21.8 points. He’s easily a flex option if Barkley is out and I’d be grabbing him wherever he is available.

Darrell Williams – RB – Kansas City Chiefs – (72% Rostership)

Whilst people get super excited about rostering any part of the Chiefs offence they often disappoint outside of the big three. However, With CEH potentially missing a few weeks due to a knee injury Williams should be rostered in every dynasty league. I’m not convinced he is going to be a league winner but he could provide some decent flex cover as we hit bye weeks. In deeper leagues, Jerrick Mckinnon is also worth considering.

Chris Evans – RB – Cincinnati Bengals – (69%Rostership)

Joe Mixon played on Sunday but clearly wasn’t 100% and the Bengals managed his snaps. Samaje Perine stepped up admirably. However, he is now on the reserve covid list so Evans has some flex appeal whilst Mixon continues to nurse his ankle.

Deeper Leagues

Geno Smith – QB Seattle Seahawks – (2% Rostership)

Such a shame that Russ is going to miss up to 8 weeks with his injury just as the Seahawks offence seemed to be rounding into form. However, Geno steps in and is immediately a solid bye week fill-in across Superflex leagues. He is never going to replace Wilsons production but he has a small amount of rushing upside and flashed the ability to get the ball in the hands of his playmakers Lockett and Metcalf. It might not be great but every starting QB should be rostered and just goes to reinforce my point about rostering as many backup RBs and QBs as possible.

Mike Glennon – QB – New York Giants – (3%)

Continuing the injuries theme Daniel Jones entering the concussion protocol. Per Edwin Porras, the mode for concussions is to miss one week meaning that Glennon is likely the starter on Sunday. You may need to be extremely brave to start Glennon against a tough Panthers Defence but needs must in Superflex leagues!

Don’t waste your FAAB

In a new addition to this week’s Dynasty Waiver Wire, I thought I’d try to help you by highlighting some players I think are traps. These are guys I’m suggesting to you: Don’t waste your FAAB.

Chris Conley/Chris Moore – WR – Houston Texans – (27% and 0% Rostership)

The underlying stats on Chris Conley have been ok all season he’s been playing plenty of snaps and running lots of snaps. He just hasn’t seen the targets. Whereas Moore came out of nowhere. People may be viewing the final points numbers and chasing the points. However, Brandin Cooks saw a season-low 19.2% target share. Bill Belicheck did his usual thing and aimed to take away the opponents’ number 1 option. In future Weeks normality should resume and Cooks will command a larger target share as the only option in Houston worth starting. I’m not touching the boom week of Conley or Moore.

That’s it for this week. Fingers crossed next week sees fewer Injuries! I’ll be back each week with my Dynasty Waiver Wire article on a Tuesday and my Dynasty Buys and Sells on a Friday. You can follow me @DynastyIsland and the rest of the team @5YardDynasty

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