Welcome to our in-season coverage of waiver wire considerations for this week.
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. 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.
Whether you are a multiple-year winner or in a constant state of rebuilding, the waiver wire is, arguably, your largest source of talent from which you will build your future dynasty. Being first to act and last to react, year over year, will play a huge role in the building and shaping of your team(s). It takes a lot of commitment to stay that engaged, but it’s an activity that will pay dividends every year.
Don’t forget to check Ken Kelly’s “Dynasty Aftermath” weekly for more notes on players who should be on your radar.
It’s a very light week but here are your players for this week:
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Trent Sherfield, WR ARI
We have mentioned Sherfield in the recent past but the rookie continues to garner more than a 90% snap-share as the Cardinals are desperate for receivers. He scored his first touchdown on Sunday though he only produced 15 yards on three receptions. He’s a deep roster addition for possible 2019 development as Larry Fitzgerald may decide to retire and Chad Williams remains injured and has been slow to develop. Sherfield is gaining valuable snaps and experience and could be a deep sleeper in 2019.
David Williams, RB JAX
Williams produced 32 yards on five attempts in spot duty behind Leonard Fournette. The rookie from Arkansas carries a load (6’0/229) and hit the holes hard with a downhill run-style. His long run of the day was 15 yards and he showed enough to be added in deeper leagues as T.J. Yeldon is a free agent in 2019 and nearly certain to depart. He went undrafted but is certain to see more time as the Jaguars have nothing to play for and with Fournette’s recurring ankle issues, there’s little reason to risk him to further injury.
Tyler Conklin, TE MIN
Conklin has seen increased action over the past two weeks and produced 53 yards on two receptions on Sunday. He’s part of a three player rotation at the position and there’s little reason to add him immediately unless you’re in dire need of a deep-roster sleeper behind 29 year old Kyle Rudolph who isn’t a free agent until 202.
Other Deep Roster Notables:
See you next week!
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