Waiver Wire Picks-ups: Written by Jody Smith & Mike Rigz
Do you have a waiver wire addiction? Do you see one-hit wonders like Mark Ingram or Tavon Austin and lick your lips? If so, you’re probably alone on an island holding roster spots for guys like Marvin Jones and Eddie Royal. While hype and impressive highlight replays may boost the fantasy value of waiver wire potential’s each and every week, Gridiron Experts pleads with our fanbase to take it all with a grain of salt. Don’t get us wrong, we don’t want to belittle the players that do come out of the woodwork and become productive fantasy gems. But for the most part, you need to think about your team long term; think about your fantasy playoffs, and never drop quality players for a flash in the pan player with a fluky week. As always, we encourage our readers to go over our Waiver Wire rules to live by.
Waiver Wire Rules to Live By:
- Ask yourself: Will I ever start him? If the answer is no, then don’t bother picking that player up.
- Try to avoid dropping talented RB2′s. Injuries can create starters overnight.
- The Drop can sometimes end up being better than the pick-up. Fantasy noobs will drop great talent all the time, read over the transaction log regularly.
- If you have a winning record, why mess with the Wire?
- The less you pick up, the higher your waiver claim. Patience is a virtue.
Waiver Wire Pick-ups: Week 11
But before we get too smitten with the former Pro Bowler, keep in mind that he’s extremely likely to make a limited return to action this week. The Seahawks have a bye coming up in Week 12, and they aren’t going to let Harvin play extensively enough to risk a setback. We like the idea of adding Percy Harvin for the playoff push, but feel like you should hold off on high expectations – at least for another two weeks.
The names in last week’s Waiver Wire article: Nick Foles, Case Keenum, Mike James, Rashad Jennings, Pierre Thomas, Riley Cooper, Lance Moore, and Tim Wright. -Not Bad