I finally got the boom rather than bust out of the majority of my lineup. What is even more exciting is that I did not leave a ton points on my bench. As you may have already heard, Leveon Bell is expected to return to the Steelers and is reportedly expected to play after the by week. Conventional wisdom would lead one to believe that it is time to unload James Conner, but I likely a week to late and will not gain much value unless I dump him with another one of my top players to increase depth. I have decided to keep Conner and play the wait and see game as it pertains to Leveon Bell. I think Bell will report to practice during the bye week, collect a check and then bail (wishful thinking)? Maybe not.
I am in a five-way tie for 2nd place. This is where draft depth and good decisions on the waiver wire must pay off. I am currently about to face a team in the opposite division that is 4-0 and has scored the most points in our league.
Who is on the Waiver Wire?
Bye weeks are happening, and people are looking for another QB, or like me a TE. If you need a QB, you are in luck, but the TE position is on life support.
If you are looking to plug in a QB immediately this week, go after Derek Carr, or Marcus Mariota. According to ESPN they are both at or around 20% owned, and they have high upside with their matchups this week. Trubisky is on a bye this week but could be a sneaky get ahead of next weeks waiver wire. He will be a hot commodity after last weeks performance.
Thos who still have Ryan Fitzpatrick, get Jameis Winston ASAP before the conversation gets louder about him being the Starter in Tampa. He will be a high-risk, high reward player, but the upside will be tremendous.
There are some sneaky players at the WR position and for the deeper leagues (like the 14 team league I am in), players like Tawan Taylor and Keke Coutee are going to be hot commodities if you need to build some depth. Both players are legitimate number two, or three guys who will get serious volume dependent on matchups.