RosterWatch Week 12 Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet and PODCAST Now Available

Byron BylineBuilding a championship-caliber fantasy roster requires basic weekly waiver-wire management. We’ve created the Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet so that in a just a few minutes a week, our users can make the same expert waiver maneuvers we personally make in our own leagues, throughout the season.

PODCAST —- PRO MEMBERS CAN FIND THE WAIVER WIRE PODCAST HERE IN THE PRO PODCAST DOWNLOADS SECTION. It usually will be up by Tuesday afternoon. Listen to the PRO podcast as a supplement to the sheet as you’re setting waiver claims for additional insight.

Whether you play in a standard waiver-claim format, or in a free-agent bidding system – we’ve got you covered. Read the chart top to bottom, and use it like the Draft Cheat Sheet. It’s not mandatory to go after the very top pick up every single week – use some basic discretion. Insane value can be cultivated through the bottom of the Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet over the course of the season.

All players listed on the WWCS are currently on the waiver wire in at least 50% of fantasy leagues across all major formats.

*Our advice is to recycle an average of 1-2 players per week from the bottom of your roster into hot waiver-wire pickups for the current week. This can be accomplished via waivers, or on the cheap as free-agent pickups post-waiver period .

PRO members, click here to download the cheat sheet.


  1. Would you drop Doug Baldwin or Allen Robinson to pick up DJ Moore? I start josh Gordon,TY and Alshon and have Amari cooper. Also whoops you drop the left over guy to pick up Gurleys handcuff?

    1. Don’t think so. Hurts to drop a guy that good for Brown but you have to own him if you own Gurley. Make a 2 for 1 trade to clear a roster spot

  2. Who to drop: Reed, Burton, J.Brown, Sutton? Ppr

    1. Prob Brown, maybe Burton

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    Hi Byron and Alex, is John Brown drop material for one of the rookies (TreQuan, DJ Moore, Kirk)? Or for Reynolds, Humphries? Last, would you drop Doyle for Brate? Thanks!!

    1. Tough call, but prob would drop Doyle for Brate

      If it looks like Lamar Jackson is the guy again, I think you can drop JB

  4. Would u drop Corey Davis for Tre’Quan Smith ??? 1 pt PPR

    1. Close call, maybe so if Mariota is out of action- also check the matchups.

  5. Hey all, teams in my league are stock piling defenses and the waiver wire is super thin with the best available defense from the cheat sheet being the Saints. Do I roll with them or should I look at the Redskins, Giants, Titans, or Browns? Thanks!

    1. Prob Saints- check the defensive rankings too

  6. Would you drop Engram or McDonald for Brate? Also, as a Gurley owner, would you drop Malc Brown for Gus?

    1. Wld prob drop Vance for him – no on MB

  7. Brate, Njoku or Reed? Ppr

    1. Not time for sit/start questions- waiver prob Brate or Reed

      1. All 3 are on waivers trying to decide.
        Thanks Byron!

  8. I’m pretty decent at RB (Saquon, Kerryon, Chubb, Dion Lewis, Collins) but I need to drop one so I can grab Tre’Quan or DJ Moore… Would it be recommended to drop Collins at this point?

    Thanks RW!

    1. Yes

  9. Have Trubisky and Watson for QB. If Trubisky is out, would you start Watson or pick up Winston or Baker Mayfield to play instead?

    1. Or Lamar Jackson?

    2. I’d start Watson- although I might still pick winston up to keep from my opponent

  10. Which guy do I drop for Gus?
    My league starts 2RB, 2WR and 2Flex
    RBs: Jordan Howard, C Carson, Crowell, Collins, Royce Freeman
    WRs: Antonino, AJ Green, TY Hilton, Rob Woods, Corey Davis, Sutton
    So I’m set at WR. Pretty much start 4 every week. My rbs are weeeeeak though. I need one to stick for the late season run.

    1. i would drop crowell

  11. I have Kirk and Sutton. Trequan is available but I doubt I get him in waiver claims. Which would you prefer to part with to get him? I’m guessing Kirk based off the sheet? Got to use Keenan this past week after my trade of Bell for him. Starting Hopkins, JuJu, and Allen. Still wanna stay strong on the bench just in case.

    Thanks guys

  12. yeah, it would be kirk

  13. Would you rather drop Gio or Jalen for Gus? Also have Mixon, Gurley, and Malcolm. And based off the i drop Kirk for Miller

    1. Or go with Reynolds with Trubisky news

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    Lost OJ Howard. Need a win this week, with an eye beyond that as well. Should I pick up Doyle or Brate? Non-ppr league. Thanks as always!!

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    Should I trade my Zeke and Golladay for Thielen and Ingram. My other backs are Conner, Chubb, Mixon and Kerryon and Yeldon. Other receivers are Davante, Keenan Allen, and Anthony Miller. Would love the number one receiver and have so much RB depth but I think it might be giving up too much. Thoughts?

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    Trade deadline looming…

    Got offered phil lindsay for alshon (I have freeman-Saquon, dukey, hines, j adams, and lat Murray)

    Leaves me julio, thielen, evans, kirk

    Can start 2wr 2rb and 2 flex

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    In light of the Chicago QB situation, would you start Jordan Howard over Lamar Miller in a PPR? Thanks guys happy thanksgiving

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