WOW! What a week. The Dynasty Waiver Wire will likely be very important this week. A low-scoring week with tons of injuries. Let’s Dive in to see who you should be adding.
Jacoby Brissett/Jacob Eason
Podcast listeners will have heard me tip Jacoby Brissett last week. It was less about Brissett the player and more to highlight the potential boom in value for backup QBs in uncertain situations. However, a week and a Tua injury later and Brissett is suddenly a starting QB for likely two to four weeks. The same can be said for Jacob Eason following the injury to Carson Wentz. In a Superflex league, they have huge value. If Brissett and Eason are both already rostered utilise that final roster spot on another backup QB.
JD McKissic was a great under-the-radar fantasy asset last year. However, after a week 1 in which he was an afterthought, he may have even been dropped in some shallower leagues. However, with 6 targets (13.6% target share) and a rushing TD later he will suddenly become very sought after. There is a chance that McKissic falls down the pecking order should Curtis Samuel return. That feels like it could be a while away though. So certainly for the next couple of weeks, McKissic is at the worst worthy of flex consideration.
It feels like a lifetime ago that Austin Hooper was an elite fantasy option in Atlanta. Following his big-money move to Cleveland Hooper has become somewhat of an afterthought. However, a couple of injuries later and Hooper could carve out a useful role. Jarvis Landry is reportedly week to week but I’d expect him to miss at least a couple of weeks. If that Happens and Odell doesn’t return Hooper could find himself the number one target. On Sunday he received a 23.8% target share. If that is consistent that is at the least a streamable starter at a challenging position.
Sometimes in deeper leagues, you add players and feel dirty just doing so. Humphries is one of those players. It’s a disgusting pickup and such a low ceiling play. However, as mentioned above the Washington receiving core is a bit light. Humphries carved out an 18.2% target share on Sunday. He is never going to be a league winner but with bye weeks upcoming he could be a useful player to have as an off the bench option.
Jake Funk was a really hot name in the pre-season following the Akers injury. That fell away following the Michel trade. However, Henderson picked up a Rib Cartilage injury on Sunday, and suddenly Jake Funk is back as a potential pick-up. This feels like it could be a trap but whoever is the lead back in the offence will produce fantasy points. So why not take a flyer on Funk!
I have been fairly vocal in saying there is no point adding the Tight End in Arizona as they just don’t get used. Well, this week I’m eating some humble pie. Maxx Williams finished as the TE3 this week off the back of an eight target (20.6% target share) performance. Now I considered Maxx in the next section as a trap. However, with the passing volumes in Arizona and the state of the Tight End position he’s worth a punt.
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.
This type of player is the easiest person to suggest not wasting your FAAB on. Quez Watkins has flashed several times already in his short career including leading the league in Air Yards twice last season. However, a 2 target 2 reception 117 yard game will get some GM’s intrigued with the potential. Let me save you the waste of FAAB. Quez is a useful NFL receiver, a deep threat that will have some useful weeks. However, trying to predict when those are going to occur is impossible. After all, an 8.3% target share isn’t going to be enough volume to create any level of consistency.