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 four’s picks if you missed them.
Here are this week’s picks in order of priority:
Brandon Bolden, RB NE
In New England, you really never know what to expect from the backfield. Both Bolden and Stevan Ridley eclipsed 100 yards and scored a touchdown in week four. But 16 carries for 137 yards will get any coach’s attention. It certainly got ours!
Jackie Battle, RB SD
He’s been on and off fantasy rosters now for a couple of years. He scored twice against Kansas City and he’s worth a spot at the bottom of a roster just in case.
Chaz Schilens, WR NYJ
It looks like Santonio Holmes is going to miss a significant amount of time. Someone has to step up and it looks like it might be Schilens. Like Battle above, he’s flirted with rosters in the past and he’s worth a spot if you’re looking for a flyer.
William Powell, RB ARI
Nothing to get overly excited about here, but with Beanie Wells out and Ryan Williams not adding much of a spark, Powell could get a chance.
Russell Allen, LB JAX
IDP’ers take notice – 42 Tackles in four games? Yes, please! He’s filling in for Clint Session and/or Daryl Smith so it may be short lived, but he’s playing really well right now and may warrant serious starter consideration.
Domenik Hixon, WR NYG
Six receptions for 114 yards against the Eagles in replacement of the injured Hakeem Nicks. Hixon did his best Ramses Barden imitation in week four. Hard to know which receiver is the better play due to injury, but Hixon deserves some thought if you’re desperate and believe Nicks could be injury ridden all year.
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