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Week Fourteen Waiver Wire Advice

We cover 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 and also don’t cover names we’ve already mentioned in the past.

While most other sites are listing Jeremy Stewart or Greg McElroy as hot pickups this week, we’ve already mentioned them in the past and were ahead of the curve yet again.

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. Again, we won’t repeat any names here, so check out the names we’ve already mentioned at the bottom of this list.

One caveat if you haven’t been following this column this season.  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. There have been a few worthy picks (Cecil Shorts, Danario Alexander, Marcel Reece, Daryl Richardson, Andre Brown, Bryce Brown before the season, etc.), but not many players have emerged this year. It’s getting skinnier by the week and is actually down to ONE for this week’s edition, so remember to check out the long laundry list of prior suggestions at the bottom.  We’re simply not going to make a list full of non-worthy players just for fun – you guys are serious players, so we try not to waste your time.

With that being said, here is this week’s pick:

1. Mike Thomas, WR DET

It physically hurts to type this, but Ryan Broyles has torn his ACL in his right knee and is out for the year. Broyles faces another brutal off-season of rehab now and will likely start the season on the PUP list (though we do know he’s a quick healer). The only silver lining here is that this is NOT the same knee he tore up while playing at the University of Oklahoma and Broyles will also go into his rehab knowing he can play at a high level in the NFL. He’s worth saving on your roster and/or picking up if another owner drops him. It may be 2014 until you get something really substantial, but patience could pay off here.

As for Thomas, it certainly looks like he’s going to step into the WR2 role for Detroit since they have absolutely no desire to turn back to Titus Young, who is quickly looking like a total bust. Thomas could have some appeal, especially in PPR leagues.  We didn’t feel he was worthy at all until the Broyles injury, but now he is.  You could even make a case for Stefan Logan.

Prior suggestions from previous weeks this season in order of when they were recommended from latest to earliest:

Jeremy Stewart, RB OAK
Graham Harrell, QB GB
Tiquan Underwood, WR TB
Cole Beasley, WR DAL
Knowshon Moreno, RB DEN
Jalen Parmele, RB JAX
Garrett Graham, TE HOU
Kevin Smith, RB DET
Plaxico Burress, WR FA
Charlie Batch, QB PIT
Jarius Wright, WR MIN
Greg McElroy, QB NYJ
Justin Forsett, RB HOU
Joe Webb, QB MIN
Lance Dunbar, RB DAL
Marcel Reece, RB OAK
Taiwan Jones, RB OAK
Travaris Cadet, RB NO
Emmanuel Sanders, WR PIT
Danario Alexander, WR SD
Logan Paulsen, TE WAS
Josh Morgan, WR WAS
Clyde Gates, WR NYJ
Johnny White, RB GB
Ryan Broyles, WR DET
Chris Cooley, TE WAS
Jonas Gray, RB MIA
Vontaze Burfict, LB CIN
Santana Moss, WR WAS
Vincent Brown SD
Brady Quinn, QB KC
LaRod Stephens Howling, RB ARI
Alex Green, RB GB
Shaun Draughn, RB KC
Nick Foles, QB PHI
Jordan Norwood, WR CLE
DJ Williams, TE GB
Kirk Cousins, QB WAS
Montario Hardesty, RB CLE
Cedric Peerman, RB CIN
Felix Jones, RB DAL
Phillip Tanner, RB DAL
Derek Hagan, WR OAK
Marlon Moore, WR MIA
Josh Cooper, WR CLE
Ricky Stanzi, QB KC
Dannell Ellerbe, LB BAL
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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Patrick Kerrane
9 years ago

It’d be helpful if you could highlight guys on the previously mentioned list that you think are still worth grabbing if they’re out there, to help sort out the throwbacks like Ryan Grant from the keepers like Daryl Richardson.

Richard Cuz
Reply to  Patrick Kerrane
9 years ago

Yeah, I agree completely. DLF needs to delete out guys who are not useful anymore (or highlight them a separate color) and make new comments on those that remain each week.

Grant Britton
Reply to  Patrick Kerrane
9 years ago

+1

Grant Britton
9 years ago

Is Titus demoted to dump status yet?

ziggy19
9 years ago

what about the wr they brought up from the practice squad? 4th rd pick by Seattle…Durham?

ziggy19
Reply to  ziggy19
9 years ago

6 ft 6 inches…Megatron2?

JBlake
Reply to  ziggy19
9 years ago

Kris Durham appears to lack the melanin (not to mention the hands) of Calvin. Maybe he can be Collinsworth2???

JBlake
9 years ago

For the injury-depleted Jaguars, Montell Owens (age 28) is the starting RB this week, with Jordan Todman (22) also likely to see the field. Either of those worth keeping an eye on?

A.J. Caulineau
9 years ago

Who to start at WR3? Common sense says Maclin but their passing offense has been in the toilet recently. Should I take a shot on Jarius Wright, LaVon Brazil, or Andre Roberts (assuming he plays) this week for a playoff win?

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