Due to popular demand, we have brought back our weekly Dynasty Waiver Wire coverage!
We won’t be forcing waiver wire advice or suggestions. Instead, expect to see a wide-ranging number of players each week, based solely on increasing snaps, injury or any combination of events that suggest a player’s status could change in the future. You can expect we will be providing a bit of justification for the addition as well as just how deep the particular player is. It’s a format that we’ll likely be playing with over the coming weeks. We are only highlighting those players that we believe deserve some level of attention, not merely players who happen to see targets or log a carry. As is always the case in fantasy, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Without further delay, let’s get to your week ten waiver wire additions:
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Ricky Seals-Jones, TE ARI
From last week:
Seals-Jones is the type of player DLF likes to get into your hands before the rest of the fantasy world even know he exists but that just wasn’t possible in this case as he literally came from nowhere to catch three balls for 54 yards and two touchdowns on five targets. The 6’5″ product from Texas A&M is going to be a hot addition but many won’t rush out to add him due to only one game of stats. Best to be quick in this case. There’s no way to forecast what he’ll be but the tight end position is the easiest to snag tomorrow’s starters during the season; every year there is at least one within the position that rises from anonymity. Ricky Seals-Jones may just be that tight end for 2017.
In week 12, Seals-Jones lit it up again, relatively speaking. He finished the day with four receptions for 72 yards and another touchdown, bringing his touchdown total to three over two weeks. Before getting too crazy, and yes I did pick him up on my own advice, realize that Seals-Jones doubled his snap count in week 12, to a grand total of 17. This brings his two week total to 25. He logged 24% of the offensive snaps and his usage is trending the right direction. If you have an open roster spot, he’s worth the addition. Otherwise, keep him on watch and let’s see what he does vs. the Rams in week 13.
Chad Williams, WR ARI
Keep an eye on this kid as he logged his third catch of the season on Sunday. The resigning of Larry Fitzgerald hurts Williams’ chance for a greater role in 2018, but anything can happen. I like Williams’ upside and his size (6’1″/204 lbs.) is enough to pique my interest. He’s a deep sleeper at most and there’s no rush here.
Byron Marshall, RB WAS
With the injury to Chris Thompson, Marshall is next-man-up. He’s only worth an add for playoff bound teams needing an in-case-of-emergency play for the most dire of circumstances. Marshall received five touches on Sunday vs. the G-men totaling 30 combined yards, including one reception on two targets. Not much to see here just yet and the Redskins will certainly want to see his pass-protection chops before increasing his snaps. With Samaje Perine putting up 100 yards on the ground, Marshall will have to make his waves in the passing game. Thompson will be returning in 2018 so there’s little value here past these next few games. Even then, value is remote at best.
Peyton Barber, RB TB
With the ineffectiveness of Doug Martin, Peyton Barber has seen his touches increase in three of the past four weeks. Granted, on Sunday he only saw five totes for a total of seven yards, but his efficiency was great as he scored twice, sending Martin owners into fits (myself counted as one). Barber is as pedestrian as they come as a runner and but he’s got the size to handle an increased workload. With Martin suffering a concussion on Sunday, it’s not hard to forecast a potentially larger role for Barber in the near future. Add him now as a hope-and-a-prayer addition in that there’s no guarantee Martin will return to the Bucs in 2018.
Cody Latimer, WR DEN
The newly-turned 25 year old receiver is starting to emerge after falling out of favor in fantasy. Over the past four weeks, Latimer has amassed 15 targets, turning them into nine receptions and a touchdown. He’s converting targets at nearly a 75% clip and it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Latimer could see an increase in his, already somewhat impressive, snap count. He’s been totaling in the high-40s over the past four weeks.
Given Latimer’s age, maturity within the offense and ability to play in multiple receiving positions, the versatility has upside potential. He’s an immediate add for upside into 2018.
Josh Reynolds, WR LAR
After last weeks waiver wire article, word emerged from L.A. that the rookie Reynolds could see an increase in activity due to the absence of Robert Woods. And that was certainly the case. Reynolds not only saw his first significant action, but he also collected his first touchdown on four receptions for 37 yards. He totaled 6 targets on the day. In all likelihood, Reynolds is owned in deeper-roster dynasty leagues but there’s never harm in checking. He’s an immediate upside addition in all formats!
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