We’ll be covering some of the hot names on the majority of dynasty league waiver wires each week for our premium content members. These players will likely be owned in a great minority of dynasty leagues. We won’t waste your time with bigger names who are likely owned in your league like Alfred Morris, or the likely one week wonders like Dante Rosario because you guys are just too good for that. We’re simply going to cover some players who could be targets this week if you have an open roster spot and are willing to throw a dart and hope to get lucky.
Just remember one very important thing – you’re in a dynasty league, not a re-draft league. Don’t get too enamored by the one hit wonders and drop your young projects in a quest to find lightning in a bottle. Savvy dynasty league owners will tell you the best players on the wire each and every year end up being the ones dropped by impatient owners, not the ones who suddenly break out. We won’t repeat many names here, so check out week three’s picks if you missed them.
This week is yet another really dry week on the wire in most leagues. We’ve still yet to see anyone really come out and surprise us, so your best bet should be to just save your auction dollars or waiver priority until that happens.
With that being said, here are this week’s picks in order of priority:
Joique Bell, RB DET
It certainly looks like the Kevin Smith era in Detroit is all but over with Mikel Leshoure looking like the clear starter. Lost in the madness is the fact that Bell has seemingly passed Smith on the depth chart as well. With the fluid nature of this situation, Bell could be worth a spot on your roster.
Ramses Barden, WR NYG
Barden exploded for nine catches and 138 yards in replacement of Hakeem Nicks on Thursday night. We’ve been waiting for years to see Barden do something and he finally took advantage of his opportunity this week. He’s not going to do much with Nicks coming back, but he’s a good long-term stash since he’s a free agent at the end of the season. Perhaps he’s finally turned a corner.
Jordan Cameron, TE CLE
Cameron has long been a favorite sleeper of ours and he finally broke out this week as he caught five passes for 45 yards. He’s not a household name as of yet, but that could change in a week or two, so stay ahead of the curve if your league hasn’t caught on to him.
Tashard Choice, RB BUF
The Bills could have CJ Spiller, Fred Jackson and Choice all available this week. It’s also possible that Jackson and Spiller are both held out. Choice doesn’t have much long term value, but if you’re in a pinch and the cards fall the right way, he could put up a good week.
LaVon Brazill, IND
With Austin Collie out for the year, the Colts are going to be forced to play many of their young guys. TY Hilton is owned in most leagues, but Brazill should get a nice opportunity now as well.
Jeremy Kerley, WR NYJ
We’ve hesitated in adding to Kerley to this list in the past, but he deserves a mention after catching two passes for 73 yards and a touchdown this week. The Jets receivers are always going to be up and down, but Kerley now has two solid games out of his three played this year. For the Jets, that’s saying something.
Kevin Elliott, WR JAX
When Laurent Robinson was knocked out of the game with a concussion, it was Elliott who came on in relief. He’s a super deep league stash, especially in shallow leagues, but he deserves to at least be monitored after a strong camp and his surprise insertion into the game.
Shaun Hill, QB DET
Hill came in played well in relief of Matt Stafford, throwing for 172 yards and two touchdowns. It looks like Stafford should be ready to go this week, but watch closely – if anything, this is a reminder that Stafford has a tendency to get nicked up.
UPDATE: The Jets signed undrafted free agent Jonathan Grimes off the Texans practice squad today. Grimes was pretty impressive in the preseason and the Jets are obviously pretty disappointed in their rushing attack. He’s clearly behind Shonn Greene, Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight on the depth chart, but he’s a player to monitor. By no means should you be spending your auction dollars or burning your #1 waiver position on him, but he’s a player to take a flyer on if you have first come, first served waivers and have an empty roster spot for a deep stash. If you’ve been a long time follower of DLF, you know I’ve mentioned him several times as a player to watch.
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