“Wait, is this MB? Is he doing the waiver wire this week? This is stupid. I don’t like change.” I’m sorry! I had no choice. I’m filling in for Boof while he has family engagements this week. If there is one thing that we love more than giving you the best fantasy football advice, it is our families. Well, it depends on the day sometimes. Just kidding, maybe. Anyways, I’m not going to go into the gruesome detail that Boof goes into every week. He really does a great job. Hey man, I write 5 articles a week and do the editing for the site, give me a break. But, I will let you know who I am eyeing on the waiver wire this week. The Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Cleveland Browns are on a bye this week.

Ownership is based on ESPN leagues

Hunter Henry, TE, Los Angeles Chargers (54% Owned)

This is the obvious first priority on the waiver wire this week. As expected, tight end is a top heavy position with little production on the bottom third of TE1s. Henry came back and produced 8 catches for 100 yards and 2 late touchdowns against the Steelers on Sunday night. Henry is a trusted target of Philip Rivers and Keenan Allen is struggling to produce. 

Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants (5% Owned)

Darius Slayton saw 8 targets against the Patriots who are stingy against opposing wide receivers and also fantasy points overall. Slayton and the Giants now face the Arizona Cardinals who happen to give up a lot of fantasy points in the passing game. Sterling Shepard will practice this week, but the word is that he is a long shot to play on Sunday. Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley will likely be back, but I think that Slayton could be a nice complement and have himself a day as well. 

Benny Snell Jr., RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (2% Owned)

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a bye this week, but Jaylen Samuels is expected to miss at least a couple of more games. James Conner clearly remains the lead back in Pittsburgh, but dump offs and ground and pound seems to be the route that the Steelers want to go this year while Ben Roethlisberger is out. Benny Snell did carry the ball 17 times against the not-so-great Chargers defense and looked pretty good doing it. With Miami on deck after the bye, Snell could be in line for an emergency flex play with some upside. 

Darren Fells, TE, Houston Texans (2% Owned)

Fells has become a thing over the past two weeks. In week 5, Fells caught two passes for 20 yards and a couple of touchdowns and in week 6, he caught 6 of his 7 targets for 69 yards. I can’t leave someone off of the waiver wire article if they nail the 69-yard mark. Fells is tied for the team lead with 3 touchdowns and that trend could be a factor going forward as he gains more trust from MVP candidate Deshaun Watson.

Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers (25% Owned)

Jamaal Williams came back after his scary head injury a couple of weeks ago to slightly outpace Aaron Jones in touches on Monday night. Williams also did a lot more damage than Jones with his work while gaining over 130 all-purpose yards. Aaron Jones has one of the worst drops on an easy touchdown catch that I have ever seen and after that happened, we saw a lot more Williams. At worst for Williams, this is a split backfield with Aaron Jones getting the goal line work.

Sam Darnold, QB, New York Jets (8% Owned) 

Mono-man is back and threw for over 300 yards and a couple touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys. This week, the Jets have an unforgiving matchup against the Patriots, and that’s followed by the Jaguars. But in the 3 following weeks, the Jets face the Dolphins, Giants, and Redskins. Those are all 3 great matchups for a bye week fill-in or a set it and forget it quarterback streamer. 

Jamison Crowder, WR, New York Jets (60% Owned)

Crowder is still available in some shallow leagues and he is a must-own. Darnold loves to  target Crowder. In the 2 games that they’ve played together this year, Crowder averages 98.5 yards per game. For his upcoming schedule, peep Sam Darnold above.

Daniel Jones, QB, New York Giants (40% Owned)

I guess we are sticking with a New York theme this week. Daniel Jones was dropped in a lot of leagues over the weekend. I guess people weren’t checking the schedule, eh. As I mentioned with Slayton, Giants have the Cardinals this week. Jones can run the ball as well. It should be a big week for the pride of Duke and he is this week’s top streamer.

Auden Tate, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (21% Owned)

Tate has become a regular mention in our waiver wire articles and he will continue to be until his ownership is up. Tate is coming off of a game where he saw 12 targets and this week Tyler Boyd will have a tough matchup at corner. I don’t expect there to be a lot of scoring against the Jaguars, but double-digit targets is a possibility.

 

 

 

  1. Juan5021 says:
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    MB,
    happy Tuesday bud!

    I was offered this trade in my H2H 12-Team league; I give up Julio Jones 4 Carson and W. Fuller.

    Currently in 1st place.

    Current Roster:
    QB – Brady
    Wr – Julio Jones
    Wr -Kupp
    RB – Chubb
    RB – Gurley
    TE – Ertz
    Flex – Edelman

    Bench
    Breeze
    M.Thomas
    James White
    J. Gordon
    Landry
    M.Brown

    thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Happy Tuesday to you as well!

      Nope, no need to rock the boat.

  2. Pacochu says:
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    I am in a 16 team, point per first down, league and have a bye week issues. I am 5-1, so I don’t need to go too crazy, but I do want to win. My WR2 is empty as is my TE slot. I have AJ Green on my bench along with Herndon. OJ Howard is still on my team, but I am willing to drop him for Jared Cook on waivers. For the WR slot, if AJ Green doesn’t start, I’d have to drop bench stash Pollard (Elliot on another team) to grab Metcalf.

    Waivers run tonight, so it’snot like I can wait on injury news. I am thinking about dropping OJ Howard finally and grabbing DK. Metcalf or Jared Cook if Metcalf gets claimed. I was hoping to trade Pollard to the Zeke owner, but no bites so far. It’s a 16 team league as mentioned, so I was hoping that he’d have a bit more value.

    Any thoughts on this?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      In my opinion, in a 16 team league you need to make the most of each roster spot. I have no problem dropping Pollard for Metcalf, in fact, I recommend it. Yeah Cook for dropping Howard is fine too. 5-1 is great, good luck the rest of the way!

  3. Dave says:
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    Who do you like better rest of year JuJu or Robert Woods

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Woods probably. Neither situation is great

  4. Phil says:
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    Noah Font or Darren Fells rest of the year?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Fells. I like the quarterback and offense as a whole a lot more

  5. WRstarts says:
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    This week I can start Sutton, Woods, or Hopkins. Any strong feelings on which one? Woods has a theoretically good matchup but has been not great. Sutton has been pretty solid, but is somewhat longball dependent, but Sanders might be injured. Hopkins has been Hopkins…

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I feel the best about Woods

  6. Joel says:
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    You like Daniel jones or cousins this week?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Daniel Jones

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Hey Mb

        Qb this week: Darnold Carr or Brissett
        Te: drop Walker for Fells?

        12 team std 6pt td

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Hey NP,
          Brissett and no, I’d hold Walker and see what Tannehill can do

  7. Brett says:
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    MB,

    Looking to pick up my qb for when Brady has a bye. Rather Brissett vs Miami or Darnold vs Giants in week 10.

    Thnaks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Can’t go wrong either way but I’m leaning Darnold vs. NYG

  8. Water boy says:
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    Good afternoon MB! 6 weeks are in the books- crazy! Happy bday to me I sneaked a W mainly because my opponent who was undefeated 5-0 heading into our match up lost because he forgot to take gore out of his flex if he put diggs in at flex over gore I lose by 50 or so points since diggs had 54.5 points on his bench.
    I was down 2 points into MNF I added amendola Sunday to block him I dropped ‘dola before kickoff to add a defensive player we play with one IDP spot. I added Tracy Walker safety on the lions he got me 8.5 points, leading me to 4-2!

    Looking at my team I feel I need to make a trade to get an extra WR since I have so many RBs , ever do you think?

    My RBs are DJ, cook, Tevin Coleman, David Montgomery, Chris Thompson, Chase Edmonds, Malcom brown , Mattison

    My Wrs are OBJ, thielen, Josh Gordon, aj green, Watkins, dionte Johnson , MVS

    Would you do any of these if you were me?

    1.) deal Tevin Coleman to get Allen Robinson?

    2.) deal my Tevin Coleman to get Calvin Ridley?

    Or should I look bigger?

    3.) deal thielen to get josh Jacobs ?

    4.) deal thielen to get Fournette?

    5.) deal thielin to get Mark Ingram?

    6.) deal thielin for Carson ?

    — if I deal thielen for any of those mentioned RBs would you then move David Montgomery or Tevin Coleman for one of these R
    WRs? Lockett? Larry Fitzgerald? Allen Robinson? Calvin Ridley ? TY Hilton ?

    Lastly if I can would you do this my DJ + one of OBJ or thielin for marlon Mack + Godwin ? If yes which WR of mine would you deal?

    Thanks man! I’m hoping my AJ green gets dealt before the deadline to a good team

    • Water boy says:
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      FYI this is 10 team .5 ppr

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Happy birthday!
      Yeah you got lucky haha.
      I would do the Allen Robinson one but not for Ridley.
      At this point I would hold on to Thielen to see if Cousins can keep this up.

  9. bobbybouche11 says:
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    i am in need of a solid QB as my QBs are RIvers and Winston.

    Is it a good deal for me if I offer Rivers + Keenan Allen for Josh Allen + Julio? Or even Rivers + Kupp for J Allen + Julio?

    I’m thinking if I can get Julio and take a risk on Josh Allen, it may end up working out for me. Any feedback is appreciated – thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yeah I think I would do both of those if you can get Julio

  10. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey MB

    14 team std

    Got offered Chubb for my Bell and Chark

    We start 2 wr and a flex

    My wr currently Godwin Sutton Crowder Chark
    My run currently Bell Breida D Mont T Mont Thompson

    Thanks man

    • MB

      MB says:
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      No, I think I would stay where you are

  11. miles proudfoot says:
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    How would you rank the following WRs ROS: Sterling Sheppard, Westbrook, Preston Wilson…Antonio Brown. Half PPR redraft. Haven’t been able to cut bait on that ahole. Can roster two of the four. Sheppard and Westbrook right?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Sterling Shepard, BIG GAP, Westbrook, Wilson. Antonio isn’t even on the radar. So yes, Shepard and westbrook

  12. Frank the tank says:
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    Hola! I only roster 1 QB, my QB is Russell Wilson. Is it too early to add a bye week back up? His bye is week 11- if it’s too early would week 9 waiver or 10 be better suited to add a QB?
    Here are the available QB’s & their week 11 matchup:

    – rivers , home vs chiefs
    – Stafford , home vs cowboys
    – cousins, home vs Broncos
    – Dalton, at Oakland
    – Brissett, home vs jags
    – Minshew, at Indy
    – Jimmy G, home vs cardinals

    Gracias!!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Never too early! Well maybe sometimes it is, but anyways! Stafford at home vs. Cowboys looks the best at this point

  13. Steve says:
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    Looking to trade Engram for an rb. I also have H. Henry. Which rb Is trade worthy? Some possibilities out there include Ekeler, Mixon, Michel, D. Willians, Montgomery. Appreciate some guidance.

    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d shoot for Michel or Montgomery

  14. Al screwed Marcus says:
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    RobbyA or crowder? 12 tm ppr

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Crowder in ppr

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