The season is wrapping up and it’s time to look at that waiver wire one more time. It’s always somewhat of a relief for me when a fantasy sports season ends. No more checking lineups on a daily basis. No more last minute lineup decisions to fret over. Hopefully your playoff teams are in good shape. Many of them aren’t, for example teams with A.J. Green, Rob Gronkowski, Jordan Reed or even Giovani Bernard. Could it be Ladarius Green to the rescue? After a week long hiatus (ooooohh my first time using that word in a blog post) the World Wide FAAB is back with waiver wire advice to help teams in need or teams just looking for a minor upgrade here or there. (And what better way to end this Free Agent Auction Bidding series than on a man named Green..)
Ladarius Green ($14) Eleven (11!) targets is very #good when you are a tight end in the Pittsburgh Steelers offense. My best guess is that he receives 5-8 in most games going forward which is still plenty. Worthy of flex consideration.
Tedd Ginn Jr. ($9) Owned already in many 12-team leagues but he’s also worth considering in 10-team. It’s not really about the production in the past three weeks, which has been #good. It’s more about the usage the past several weeks.
Charles Sims ($6) Expected to be activated from the IR to play in this week’s game against New Orleans. First, check to see if Jacquizz Rodgers is available (probably not in 12-team) in your league then flip a coin to determine which one to actually pick up. Seriously I just don’t know right now, maybe there will be more hints later.
10-team FAAB waiver wire considerations
There’s a big difference in the available player pool for 12-team leagues as opposed to 10-team leagues. If any of these players are available I’d pay quite a bit more in 12-team leagues. Likewise, the above players can be considered in 10-team leagues but they aren’t quite the difference makers there. Green and Ginn should probably be owned in 10-team, Sims and Burkhead are more take them or leave them $1 players.
Malcolm Mitchell ($12) “I’m out of it for a little while, everybody gets delusions of grandeur.” Mitchell is the real deal, sort of like Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi. Until last week he was producing despite not being on the field much. Now it’s legit.
Adrian Peterson ($6) A mediocre NFL running back (I’m pretty sure he’s not much better than that now) playing for a bad offense. However the offensive line has shown some signs of better run blocking the past 4-5 weeks and Jerick McKinnon had a good fantasy day last week. So it’s not just the health that is iffy right now, and we don’t even know if he’s healthy enough to return to play.
DeAngelo Williams ($3) A very good handcuff, if he’s healthy.
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