If you haven’t already, it’s time to start looking to the playoffs, as they begin Week 14 in most leagues. I hope you’re all poised for a championship, but even if you aren’t, I hope you’re trying your best to play spoiler for your league mates. This week is yet another instance of four teams on bye, including the Browns, Packers, Panthers, and Titans. There is some real star power missing this week, such as Myles Garrett, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, De’Vondre Campbell, Adrian Amos, Brian Burns, Shaq Thompson, Jeremy Chinn, Harold Landry, Jayon Brown, and Kevin Byard, among others. Let’s take a look at a couple players who can provide a lift down the stretch.

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Ten weeks in the books, and it’s time to really start making that playoff push! Week 11 features only two teams with byes: the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos, meaning we’ll be without Aaron Donald, Leonard Floyd, Troy Reeder, Jordan Fuller, Justin Simmons, Kareem Jackson, and Kenny Young, among others. If you’re in a pinch this week or just looking to add some depth, here are a few name to consider.

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Nine weeks down, nine to go! The season is absolutely flying by, and I hope that 9 weeks from now, you’re all hoisting trophies as the champion of your leagues. We’ve still got work to do though, and no matter your record, you always need to keep an eye on the waiver wire. Week 10 sees four teams on a bye, including the Bears, Bengals, Giants, and Texans. If you’re looking to replace Roquan Smith, Jessie Bates, Leonard Williams, or some Texan (Kamu Grugier-Hill? Jonathan Greenard?) then I’m here to help. Let take a look at some worthy pickups this week.

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Welcome to Bye-mageddon! Week 7 sees six teams on bye, including the Bills, Cowboys, Jaguars, Chargers, Vikings, and Steelers. This means that our IDP rosters will be missing a slew of studs this week, such as Tremaine Edmunds, Micah Parsons, Rayshawn Jenkins, Derwin James, Eric Kendricks, and TJ Watt. Even if you’ve had one of the top teams this year, you’re still probably looking to the waiver wire this week to fill some starting spots. Read on to find see my top add at each position for Week number 7. 

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Bye weeks are upon us in the NFL, and this week fantasy managers will be without any Falcons, Saints, Jets, or 49ers. Over the next several weeks, depth becomes critical, and navigating the waiver wire appropriately is a necessity. Finding plug and play options can keep your team as close to full strength as possible, even when your typical starters are out. Read on to see my favorite waiver add at each position for IDP heading into Week 6.

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The season is moving right along, and three weeks in, it is time you can pretty much leave 2020 in the past, and focus solely on what is happening in 2021. Much of our analysis early in the season is colored with what players and teams did last season, but the more information we get coming in, the past has less and less bearing how we should value players for this season. After all, those 2020 points can’t help you anymore. Let’s take a look at the top waiver wire target at each IDP position heading into Week 4.

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Another week down, and with twice the information as we had last week, we can start to see which IDPs are for real and which were one-week fool’s gold. Two weeks in, and unfortunately injuries are already starting to take a toll on IDP rosters. You never like to see injuries, but there’s no doubt that they provide opportunities for new players to step in, which can make a big difference for your IDP leagues. You know what they say, “next man up!” Let’s dig into my top waiver wire target at each position heading into Week 3.

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Week 1 is in the books, and it sure felt good to have meaningful football games again. On the defensive side, we finally broke away from the vanilla packages we saw throughout the pre-season, and with some teams, we got our first look at the starters on the field together. With meaningful football comes meaningful fantasy games as well. Did Chandler Jones’ monster day propel your fantasy team its first win of the season? Did you suffer a crushing defeat because your IDPs didn’t get the snaps you expected? Whether you experienced the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat, there is always room for improvement, so I’ve put together a list of waiver wire darlings that will make an instant impact on your rosters.

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Another year, another Absolutely FAABulous back at cha! I’m your host, Phil B. ready to help you make the best, cost-effective additions using your Free Agent Acquisition Budget (Though I also like Free Agent Auction Bidding), or FAAB. FAAB allows every player a chance to get any free agent every week (as long as you have the cash) and that’s why it’s the best. If you read my Auction Draft Primer you know I like using fake money for fantasy football and FAAB is more of the same. 

I did A Zero Week primer back in ‘17 (it feels much longer ago if an apostrophe is used) and you can read that here. I’ll try not to re-hash too much of that, so to quickly sum it up, it works like so: After the draft, every team is given a certain dollar amount (for our purposes that is going to be $100) and then, after each week, each team can bid any amount (up to $100) for any unowned players.When your team wins a player, then your budget is reduced by that cost. So you win a guy for $7; now you have $93 to spend the rest of the season. However all leagues are different and let’s say your league gives $250 FAAB. If so, just multiply the values here by 2.5. If you need further assistance, just drop a line in the comments as to the quirks of your league.

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Greetings! How are things? Terrible? Alllllll-Riiiiiiighty then! I had a dental appointment at 6:00 AM (more on this later), this Monday morning, so please, I beg of you, do not hold me accountable for anything inappropriate or offensive I may write in this post. I wonder, did Donald Trump give that warning before advocating a removal of all Mexican and Muslim people in the United States?… YEESH! I already own a pretty annoyingly flashy car. I GUARANTEE you that if I put a Trump sticker on that bitch, I’d get a shattered window within 24 hours. Should we test it out? I’d rather not, but I heard Jay, the greatest editor/writer in the history of sports writing, is heavily involved in Dump’s campaign, so maybe he’ll test this theory for us.

Anyway, I bet not one of you have had to get a gap filled in where you chipped a tooth when a significant other went super freak and put a dildo in your mouth… I mean, I’m always down for experimenting, and who really knows what I’ve done during my countless Molly sessions, but blow isn’t mind altering enough to get me to inhale a fake D… I’m embarrassed. I’m humiliated. I’m exhausted. Let’s talk football before these pain killers knock me out for the count.

I am Tehol Beddict and this is, Getting Wired with the Elders! Take heed!

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“Everybody loves a winner!
Cause when it all begins
My eyes on the prize so it’s on again
I refuse to loose I ain’t gon pretend
I thought I told you I was born to win
Everybody loves a winner!

Victory I choose
Ain’t no turning back cause I paid my dues
I tighten up my laces when I tie my shoes
Born to win, I refuse to lose
Everybody loves a winner!”

-Papoose “Born to Win” (featured on Madden NFL 2006)

It’s championship week in most leagues and hopefully, you’re still in it. Last week provided a very epic set of upsets and wacky results that could have shaken up your league’s playoffs. You know when New Orleans and its Swiss cheese defense throws a shutout that the unexpected will ensue.

At one extreme, I saw a 14-0 team that was rolling over teams all season long take a face-plant and lose by nearly 40 points in a standard league. I had an 11-2 team of mine get bounced out of an eight-team playoff by a 5-8 squad where the owner hadn’t looked at his lineup in months and got extremely lucky. Clearly, the meek might be inheriting the fantasy football earth.

By this week, you should know who you will be trotting out as your starters for this final game. However, if teams choose to rest some players you still need to have a backup plan in place. That’s what this edition of the waiver wire is about, calling for backup.

Keep in mind that there is no Thursday night game this week for the first time all season. The only game before Sunday is Detroit-Atlanta on Saturday. Availability is based on ESPN leagues and FAAB is basically whatever you have left.

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“It’s your tomorrow  Right now,  C’mon,it’s everything  Right now,  Catch a magic moment, do it  Right here and now  It means everything” –“Right Now” Van Halen That pretty much sums it up for this point of the season. One magic moment on the wire could be the difference. I put the video here since it […]

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