Week 1 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice

The most important part of in-season roster management is working the waiver wire. Here are my thoughts regarding Week 1, 2017. The parameters and assumptions of this weekly waiver wire advice column can be found in the preseason introduction. I also made a few pre-Week 1 suggestions in that column, which we’ll revisit here briefly, along with some new advice.

Week 1 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice

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By Charles Kleinheksel | @Spidr2ybanana | Archive

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  1. CK says:

    Probably not. Whp are your other running backs?

  2. Dennis says:

    i was curious about this main consideration is winning week 1 unless u think sims is a great bet to help weeks 1-3 over the would u rank Sims Vereen Thompson Gio Duke J for either Hppr or making these decisions in both as theyre often available in 10 or 12 team HPPR leagues....

    others are Tevin and woodhead plugged in wherever i can and guys like D. Henry, Foreman, C, West, burkhead, Kamara on my bench for upside at later dates

  3. All Zero RB list guys. Coleman, Henry, foreman, Prosise with Vereen and Thompson.

    Only non fit is Blount who fell super late.

  4. Last Roster Spot churn maximization, week 1... If you want some more background on what/why, see my brief explanation here:

    TL:DR - in most leagues you can use an end-of-bench spot for churn THROUGHOUT a given week's slate of games, and in most weeks get 5 FA/waiver dart throws with that same spot instead of just one per week.

    Obviously if you prefer to use that spot on one guy (like Jamaal Charles) to make sure nobody else picks him up before you would later in the weekend, that's not a bad decision at all. But for my teams that I don't have that, here are the few that I'm looking at for this week.

    These are guys you might expect to see an expanded role, uncertain trajectory or would benefit greatly from an injury ahead of them, and you're trying to grab them one week ahead of when their FAAB price would increase. As noted in my previous explanation, the idea here is to cycle players through your end of roster spot(s) throughout the week's slate of games to get a shot at up to 5 players per week.

    Thursday (KC at NE) - Amendola. You could also grab Dwayne Allen to backstop your Gronk or get a big payoff in the case of him getting injured. I'd consider doing that in any given week when you have a roster spot don't have a great option at a specific time slot.
    Sunday 1:00pm (too many games to list). RB - DeAngelo Williams (the real Bell handcuff), Charles Sims, Tyler Boyd, Austin Hooper, Julius Thomas, CJ Fiedorowicz
    Sunday 4:00pm (IND @ CAR, SEA @ GB, CAR @ CHI) - Kendall Wright, Marlon Mack, Tyler Lockett, Brett Hundley
    SNF (NYG @ DAL) - Cole Beasley, Sterling Shepard
    MNF 7:10pm (NO @ MIN) - Bradford, Fleener... Hopefully you have found someone by this point that you want to hold onto.
    MNF 10:20pm (LAC @ DEN) - Jamaal Charles

  5. I know I didn't list him above, but I had a "hit" on Tarik Cohen using this approach... Zero RB roster on which I dropped McFadden on Friday to churn the roster spot

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