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Waiver Wire Advice: Week Six

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 any names here, so check out the names we’ve already mentioned at the bottom of this list.

One caveat this week as well.  This is quite honestly the single worst season I can remember on the waiver wire. When you look at the laundry list of names, it’s not exactly an all-pro cast.

With that being said, here are this week’s picks in order of priority:

Brady Quinn, QB KC

You could make a realistic case that Quinn has never really had a chance show the league what he’s made of after being given a horrific offense in Cleveland. You could also make the case that he wouldn’t be on his third team already if he was any good. Either way, Quinn looks to be getting another shot in Kansas City with Matt Cassel being knocked out on Sunday.

LaRod Stephens Howling, RB ARI

We mentioned William Powell before last week’s games in our deep running back sleeper article before last week’s games as well as our waiver wire suggestions after last week’s games, so hopefully you’ve alread jumped on board that train. With Ryan Williams out for the season (again), Powell and Stephens-Howling are likely to both get their fair share of opportunities over the next month.

Alex Green, RB GB

If for some reason he’s available in your dynasty league, Green is certainly worth a shot with Cedric Benson ailing. It’s highly doubtful someone cut bait on him, but he’s worth mentioning just in case. Remember, James Starks has been a healthy scratch lately.

Shaun Draughn, RB KC

We’ve been really hesitant in suggesting him because he seems to only really produce in garbage time. However, the Chiefs seem to be playing in a LOT of garbage time.

 Nick Foles, QB PHI

Again, Foles should be already owned in many leagues, but Michael Vick is getting hammered each week. Foles should be held on any roster.

Cedric Peerman, RB CIN

BenJarvus Green-Ellis isn’t doing much for the Bengals so far this season. With Bernard Scott out for the year, it’s time to start digging into the depth chart to see who may get an opportunity here soon.

Jordan Norwood, WR CLE

Greg Little is stinking up the joint and Norwood posted a solid game on Sunday with nine catches for 81 yards. The Browns are quickly losing faith in Little and you should be, too.

DJ Williams, TE GB

It’s becoming very clear the days in Green Bay for Jermichael Finley are numbered.

Kirk Cousins, QB WAS

For those who are super desperate at quarterback, Cousins looks like he could at least get a spot start with Griffin dealing with a concussion. It’s possible he could be a Matt Schaub or Matt Flynn type of player who develops through the years and gets traded. Patience could be rewarded here, but you’d have to hold on to him for a long time. Regardless, he didn’t look totally lost this week.

Prior suggestions from earlier this season:

Brandon Bolden, RB NE
Jackie Battle, RB SD
Chaz Schilens, WR NYJ
William Powell, RB ARI
Jonathan Grimes, RB NYJ
Russell Allen, LB JAX
Domenik Hixon, WR NYG
Joique Bell, RB DET
Ramses Barden, WR NYG
Jordan Cameron, TE CLE
Tashard Choice, RB BUF
LaVon Brazill, IND
Jeremy Kerley, WR NYJ
Kevin Elliott, WR JAX
Shaun Hill, QB DET
Andre Brown, RB NYG
Julian Edelman, WR NE
Brandon Myers, TE OAK
Chad Henne, QB JAX
Jacoby Jones, WR BAL
Damaris Johnson, WR PHI
Ryan Grant, RB FA
Kevin Ogletree, WR DAL
Dexter McCluster, RB/WR KC
TJ Graham, WR BUF
Aldrick Robinson, WR WAS
Daryl Richardson, RB STL
Donald Jones, WR BUF
Andrew Hawkins, WR CIN
Ryan Lindley, QB ARI
Chris Rainey, RB PIT
Cecil Shorts, WR JAX
Colt McCoy, QB CLE
Tarvaris Jackson, QB BUF
Brandon Gibson, WR STL
Anthony Allen, RB BAL

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nick_depinho
9 years ago

Im a little shallow at running back having said that Reuben Randle is somehow on waivers in my 16 team league.

I have my waiver priority set as
1. Randle
2. Alex Green
3. Daryl Richardson
4. William Powell

Would you change this order?

Zach Levitt
9 years ago

W. Powell or Alex Green? Rank for both short-term and long-term. Thanks

Grant Britton
Reply to  Zach Levitt
9 years ago

Unfortunately, I was the dynasty owner who cut bait on Alex Green and I did it last week because I needed a couple of bye week players. What bad timing. I would think Green has more short-term value since he’s almost guaranteed to start next week while Powell is up in the air. Long-term I don’t like any Green Bay running backs as more than RB3 because running is just an afterthought in that offense. I think Powell has more talent than Howling, Ryan Williams may never be healthy and Beanie Wells just sucks so he may be the better long-term play. That said, let’s see what the real professionals think 🙂

jeff hemlick
Reply to  Grant Britton
9 years ago

I echo this, except for Beanie suckin’. He sucks because he is hurt often….ok ALLLLLL the time, but doesn’t suck when healthy. I cut bait on Green too because of bye weeks, but i would like to add that i think the threat of any type of running is what GB needs.

Unsure if i really want to put a WW claim on Green to reaquire him.

Eric MacKenzie
Reply to  Zach Levitt
9 years ago

I’ve heard rumours that the lean is in Starks direction at this point, and Green hasn’t looked 100% at all this year. My guess is that this is going to be a hot hand situation and given that the Texans are next up, this may not get resolved before Benson returns.

Matt Wertz
9 years ago

I have been sitting on the number 1 waiver spot all year. Is Powell worth that play, or should I keep waiting?

jason holder
Reply to  Matt Wertz
9 years ago

I’d keep waiting

Matt Wertz
Reply to  jason holder
9 years ago

I agree, but I am annoyed by my league rules in that a player dropped doesn’t go through a waiver period, they’re available to the first team who sees the drop between Tuesday at 4 and Thursday at 630.

John Petrick
9 years ago

standard scoring 12 team dynasty…baldwin or randle?

John Petrick
Reply to  Ken Kelly
9 years ago

18 man rosters

Roger Bahl
9 years ago

Would you drop either Tamme or Fleener to pick up DJ Williams?

Matt Wertz
9 years ago

Would you drop Rod Streeter or Sanu for Norwood? On a side note I am not crazy to value Broyles over Gerhart long term, am I?

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