faab21mere

Before we get to Cameron Meredith and other waiver wire recommendations, let’s review last week. Step 1, Acquire Martellus Bennett. Step 2, Start Martellus Bennett (at Flex if necessary). Step 3, Profit. I profited in two (of three) leagues I play in after I acquired him off waivers. I know he wasn’t widely available, but I’d rather write about a player with a chance to make a huge impact in a few leagues than one that might make little or no impact but is widely available. So I’m patting myself on the back for a good call. It feels good to be right for the sake of being right but it also feels good to give helpful recommendations. That’s why I’m taking the time to write this every week. Here’s your players to consider for week 6 FAAB (Free Agent Auction Bidding) waiver claims. The prices are for $100 budgets. View the prices as percentages if your league doesn’t use a $100 budget…

Cameron Meredith ($8) – Chicago Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith hauled in 9 of 12 targets Sunday. Pick him up where available but you should realize that Alshon Jeffery will be more involved at some point. Jeffery’s targets are so low that they are on par with Eddie Royal’s.

Jeremy Kerley ($4) – So it’s come to this. Kerley was an initial deep league recommendation and he’s been worth of that status. His targets by week are 11, 6, 6, 9 and 13. He is the 49ers WR1 but with a change at QB possible we need to temper expectations somewhat because it’s hard for me to believe he’ll be more heavily relied upon. Colin Kaepernick could be an overall upgrade for the team, I just don’t think he will help Kerley.

Devontae Booker ($3) – Increased usage makes him one of the better handcuff/stashes out there.

Corey Coleman ($3) – He’s here for the second time in two weeks because I’m guessing he’s still out there in some leagues. We haven’t seen him play with Cody Kessler yet but he was great in one game with Josh McCown.

James Starks ($2)Eddie Lacy is injured, although he may not miss much time, if any. Even if Lacy were to miss time I still can only barely recommend Starks. His history suggests that even with Lacy out he will only be a RB3.

Jalen Richard ($2) – He’s been part of a committee with Latavius Murray and DeAndre Washington but due to Murray’s turf toe injury last week he basically split time with Washington. DeAndre was drafted and held in most 12-team leagues, scoop him up first if he’s available. Richard is more of a desperation or deep league add.

Mike Gillislee ($1)LeSean McCoy’s handcuff is reasonably productive when given the chance and he’s basically the only other running back they use.

10-Team League FAAB recommendations…

You should acquire Sammie Coates ($6) wherever he’s available. If Meredith ($6) is also available that’s great because you can put in a claim for both to hopefully land one or the other. Kerley should be acquired even in shallow leagues but only if you have room. Stash Dion Lewis (first choice), Corey Coleman or Devontae Booker.

That’s a wrap for the Week 6 FAAB report, aka World Wide FAAB. The price recommendations are low because I don’t particularly like any of these players. But do consider them.

 

 

You can follow Lance on Twitter @RotoLance.

  1. John says:
    (link)

    Thanks for the article. In a 10 team espn standard scoring league, would you drop Will Fuller for either Coates or Meredith?

    Fuller, T Benjamin, and J Matthews are my backup wrs/matchup dependent flex plays.

    I’m 9th on the waiver wire (ours resets each week to inverse of standings) so I may not get a shot at either.

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
      (link)

      @John: Thanks for reading. No, I love Will Fuller. I think dropping Fuller for one of them is a lateral move, at best. Sounds like you are in second place, a great place to be.

  2. Rice says:
    (link)

    Thoughts on Amare Cooper vs. Deandre Hopkins going forward?

    I’m pretty sure I can buy Hopkins low… but from what his QB has shown so far, I’m not sure I wouldn’t rather have Cooper?

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
      (link)

      @Rice: Yeah it’s Cooper over Hopkins. I’m actually worried a bit about Crabtree. He’s legit. But he’ll score less fantasy points than he has so far (per game), Cooper will score more than Cooper has so far (per game).

      DeAndre Hopkins was targeted 192 times last year, 12.0 per game. He has 42 this year, 8.4 per game. That’s a night and day difference. That’s a WR1 vs WR2 difference. And even if it rebounds it probably won’t rebound past 10 per game. In my opinion Hopkins basically for the rest of the year is what he has been so far, maybe a little better. Maybe he can average 10 standard points per game going forward as opposed to 9.2 so far.

      • Rice says:
        (link)

        @RotoLance: Awesome analysis, thanks!

        Let me throw one more twist in there. My current, and only TE, is Hunter Henry. He’s been great, but I’m not sure what to expect going forward with Gates coming back.

        For the same price I could probably get Greg Olsen or Cooper (would probably cost me Forte).

        Which would you target first?

        We start 2RB / 2WR / 1Flx / 1TE

        RBs: Ingram, Devonta, Forte, Gore, Dwayne Washington, Jacquizz, Abullah (IR spot)
        WRs: Julio, Demaryius, Moncrief, Enunwa, Coates
        TE: Henry

        • RotoLance

          RotoLance says:
          (link)

          @Rice: Interesting. I’d go Cooper and try to make do at tight end. But yeah I guess it is a close call, you could go either way. I would probably in fact rather own Olsen than Hopkins if it somehow came down to that instead.

  3. ryanoger says:
    (link)

    10 team .5 ppr keeper league

    Coates, Meredith, or Booker?

    Which one should I grab no real dying needs right now would be a bench spot. Really lovin’ these write ups man!

    thanks

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
      (link)

      @ryanoger: It comes down to Coates or Meredith for me, needs being roughly equal. Coates probably more boom bust and more questions with Eli Rogers coming back at some point. Meredith, it just depends on to what degree Alshon Jeffery will keep being neglected. In standard I might favor Coates but I suspect Meredith will catch more balls making it a toss up for .5 PPR. You can’t go wrong man, two excellent choices to just sort of see what happens with them. Meredith, I guess, because of Alshon’s health concern, he’s always at risk.

      • ryanoger says:
        (link)

        @RotoLance:

        thanks man!

  4. Justin says:
    (link)

    In a standard scoring league, would u drop Michael Floyd for Meredith?

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
      (link)

      @Justin: Uhhh, yeah I might be faced with that very decision in a league. I drafted Michael Floyd because I thought he could take advantage of John Brown’s concussion but he missed his chance. I think Floyd will rebound (somewhat), so it’s a close call. Floyd’s somehow caught less than 40% of his targets, assuming the targets keep coming he’ll be fine. Meredith might actually have a shot at a higher ceiling though. I have no problem with ditching Floyd but I probably wouldn’t.

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
      (link)

      @Justin: Ya know what on second thought, ditch Floyd. I just came across something that I sort of remember from the game: He barely played at all.

  5. Jerry says:
    (link)

    Hey, Lance! Would you go Floyd or Kerley in a full point, PPR league? Also, do you like Rashad Jennings or Bobby Rainey ros? Thanks!

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
      (link)

      @Jerry: Rashad Jennings ROS. Kerley over Floyd this week and probably ROS as well.

      • Jerry says:
        (link)

        Thanks! Do you think the move to Kap as qb will have any affect on Kerley’s production from here on out?

        • RotoLance

          RotoLance says:
          (link)

          @Jerry: Is that official now? I actually mentioned it briefly in the post, I don’t have any real analysis. I suspect it negatively impacts Kerley just because he would seem to have nowhere to go but down. I guess if the offense as a whole is better then it could work out ok.

  6. Nick says:
    (link)

    Hey bud, in my 10 team fAAB, I have 93$ left with R Jennings on waivers…I currently start David Johnson & Freeman with D Wash & Lat Murray on my bench (so looking for RB depth)…what would you bid on Jennings? Other waiver RBs are Booker, Artis-Payne, Whittaker, James White, D Lewis…

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
      (link)

      @Nick: Yeah Rashad Jennings preferably, I’d normally say he’s worth a considerable bid but with so many decent fallback options that reduces it some. $12 or so. James White, Artis-Payne would be my 2nd and 3rd choices, in that order. But Dion Lewis is starting to look tempting.

  7. Nick says:
    (link)

    Also would you throw some $ at Meredith when I have Marshall, Maclin, Snead, Coates, J Brown & T Benjamin??

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
      (link)

      @Nick: Naww, I don’t necessarily think he’s an upgrade over any them. But it’s close. If I were to do it, probably Coates or Benjamin. I guess Coates. Hopefully Snead is healthy by now.

  8. Will says:
    (link)

    Dalton or Dak ROS?

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
      (link)

      @Will: I don’t consider either one of them ROS options. They are more on the streaming level. But if you have to go with one or the other, then Dalton is safer because Dak’s job security is in question due to Romo. If you are able to absorb that risk because you will be able to grab someone should he lose his job, I’d say Dak.

  9. Andrew says:
    (link)

    Someone in my standard league dropped Quincy Enunwa. I have $ 70 of $100 left in Faab. I have b marshall, d, thomas, Michael Floyd, davante parker, cam merideth…. how much do you recommend spending on Enunwa.

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
      (link)

      @Andrew: I really like Enunwa but you can probably sneak him in somewhat cheap, $5ish.

      • Andrew says:
        (link)

        @RotoLance: I am kind of shocked considering the news of Decker being out. I curently have $7 so glad to see we are in the same ball park. Everyone in my league uses round number’s 5,10,etc so I usually round up which has helped.

        • RotoLance

          RotoLance says:
          (link)

          @Andrew: Yeah you know your league better than I do, obviously. If you really want him then you might consider tacking on an extra $5 to that, it just depends on how stingy you want to be and what you think the bidding competition will be like. Basically I think he’s worth the money but it just depends on how much you want to apply ‘game theory’ type strategy and get away with a lower bid. I think if Enunwa was just dropped after this week’s initial claim period, it’s easier to acquire him with a low bid. I don’t know if that’s the history of your league, but that’s sort of how mine works.

          Enunwa hasn’t produced much the past few weeks but relative to what a dumpster fire the passing offense has been over that period (2 TDs, 9 INT) he’s been fine.

  10. ALEX C says:
    (link)

    I have been torn between starting Meredith or Fuller this week. All the rankings tell me I should start fuller but Meredith has the better matchup in JAX. Should I wait one more week before I play Meredith over Fuller?

    It’s .5ppr I have Jones, Robbinson, Landry as my WR1-WR3.

    Thanks!

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
      (link)

      @ALEX C: It’s Fuller for me. With Meredith I do think we want to see a little bit more on what his targets will be. 8-9 typically, I suspect, which is plenty, but it’s also about as many as Fuller is getting. So I prefer Fuller. I don’t think you’ll want to play Meredith over Fuller very often but I love Fuller. I would have assumed that Fuller’s owners would love him too.

      • ALEX C says:
        (link)

        @RotoLance: Okay thanks! I also have Donte Moncrief on my bench as well, so I am hoping in a week or so I can start moving some pieces around and strengthening up my RB, currently I have Lacy, Stewart, Jennings, Sproles and Dixon.

        Thanks again!!

        • RotoLance

          RotoLance says:
          (link)

          @ALEX C: Yeah it’s a good problem to have in a league where you can start up to 4 WRs. In a PPR league (half or full) I think it’s ideal to have 5 WRs you feel comfortable starting when you can start up to 4.

Comments are closed.