RosterWatch Week 12 Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet 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.

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 .

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  1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

    I like McKissic (I have him stashed before RBs that likely will start every game for me). Do y’all like Corey Coleman better?

    1. Mckissic could be in for a nice game this week. I think Coleman is a safer play the rest of the year but Mckissic looks like he is becoming more involved lately. He carries more upside.

      1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

        I don’t disagree. But I don’t think I’m starting him over Kamara and one of TColeman/Mixon/Martin/Ajayi. Maybe I’m asking the wrong question.

        Would I start Corey Coleman over MThomas, Evans, JuJu or Doctson? I think I could only argue yes to JuJu.

  2. Post By

    I have the following RBs and need to play 2…

    M. Lynch
    J. Mckinnon
    D. Woodhead

    Lych and Mckinnon the best bet?

    1. If its standard then yes.

    2. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Agreed. If it’s PPR, it should be Woodhead and McKinnon.

  3. Pick up Stills or Rishard Matthews? PPR

    1. If Moore plays its Stills

  4. Need to play 3 of these WR’s, .5 ppr

    M Thomas, Crabtree, Diggs, D Adams, Smith-Schuster?

    1. Thomas, Adams, JuJu

      1. Ju Ju didn’t practice today (Wednesday) due to hamstring. They think he’ll be good to go but something to monitor.

  5. I want to try grabbing Perrine for Marlon Mack or Jamaal Williams. Which do I drop for him? In completely focused on weeks 15 and 16 at this point.

  6. 10 team standard. Just wrapped up regular season title with 9-1 record thanks to RosterWatch. Looking to shore up my roster for the playoffs. Do I hold on to Zeke for a possible week 16 title game or drop him for Perine? Could drop Doug Martin instead. Or, drop both Zeke & Martin for Perine & 1 of these WRs Corey Coleman, Doctson, or Parker. Whaddaya think?
    My RBs- Bell, Fournette, Morris, Martin, Elliot
    WRs-Green, Julio, DJax

  7. 8-3 2nd place – from your help! Thank you Let’s win it all!

    Me: 10 team PPR Play 1QB 3WR 2RB 1Flex
    QB: Goff
    RB: DFreeman, CMcCaffrey, Tev Coleman, DMartin, KDrake. EElliott
    WR: THill, GTate, SDiggs, SShepard, JuJuSmith-Schuster
    TE: Greg Olsen, Kroft Aust Sef-Jenkins
    K: Elliott

    Note: I am 7th for Waivers, so please inform me as to what moves I may wish to perform 1st, 2nd, etc.:

    1. TE: Just go with Greg Olsen alone or drop Kroft and pick up A. Sef – Jenkins as back up – or keep Kroft? Do I need a back-up TE moving forward and for the play-offs?

    2. QB: Goff Available are: Rivers, Brissette Keenum McCown Flacco Do I grab a back-up QB like Rivers and play match ups and drop like Croft or a RB?

    3. RB: Need better depth? Available are: Perine, AMorris, DWilliams, McKissick, FGore, Forte, MMAck, Ekeler Should I swap out any of my RB for any of these?

    4. WR: available are: Corey Davis, Corey Coleman, Lockett, Kupp, Golladay, TGabriel Any of these better for the stretch than what I have?

    K: Elliott should I wait or just drop him and stream?

    Thank you for your help, I appreciate it

  8. Dont drop Zeke. Your team is a monster when he returns. I would consider dropping Martin. He has done nothing to deserve a start on your team.

  9. Need 1 Flex and 1 WR. PPR
    Davante Adams
    Jordan Howard
    Marquise Lee

  10. Have these 3 and need to drop 1 to pick up a Defense. Thank you RW!
    Corey Coleman

    1. i’d drop gordon for now. he won’t be an option for at least another week, so he might still be available later

      1. If I am not playing any of them this week would you still hold Drake? Gordon will get grabbed for sure. Thank you so much TM. You guys are THE BEST!!!

  11. Standard league. My Greg Olsen. For Emmanuel Sanders. I have Ertz. My other WR’s are Keenan Allen, Marvin Jones, Julio, Kelvin Benjamin. I could start 2 TE’s. It looks like Den has the better matchup’s for QB and WR compared to CAR QB and TE matchup’s rest of season.

    1. i might see how lynch performs before banking on sanders. also i don’t know that ertz is really healthy yet

  12. Post By MichiganWolverineFan95

    Standard Scoring
    Should I drop JD McKissick or Danny Woodhead for Corey Clement?

    1. i think clement has better td odds than mckissic on a regular basis

  13. Podcast tonight for the waiver wire?

  14. Notice you have Eli McGuire fairly high on the ww sheet, higher than Mckissic who I really like with Davis out now, what’s your angle on McGuire???

  15. Any chance of a Thanksgiving dfs sheet?

    1. Yep

      1. Nice! Killed it last year.

  16. We only have 4 bench spots and I hate rostering 2 QBs. Who would you roll with ROS smith or Goff?

    1. We hate rostering 2QBs, as well. I’d roll w/ Goff.

    2. I prefer Smith’s ROS schedule.

  17. Post By

    My team name is Ron Swanson, I would like to put in a waiver on Perine who should I drop. Corey Davis, T Ginn, K Drake, R Burkhead or D Parker. I have K Allen, A Jeffery, A Kamara, J Ajay, T Coleman & D Funchess my waiver claim is 7, I say I have about a 45% of the waiver going through. I am 8-3 and 3rd place and do not want to take my foot of the gas, I am on a 5 game winning streak and am trying to get the 1st round bye. Need help from RosterWatch Nation. Please advise waivers go through tomorrow.

    1. Drop Ginn or Burkhead.

    2. I’d drop Ginn or Burkhead. Finish strong!

  18. I picked up Greg Olsen. Can I go with Greg Olsen alone for TE in a PPR or should I have a back-up TE going forward too – ASefarian Jenkens or Kroft are available? I usually just carry 1 TE

    1. It wouldn’t hurt to pick up ASJ if you have someone expendable.

  19. Follow up from an above question:
    I picked up Greg Olsen. Can I go with Greg Olsen alone for TE in a PPR or should I have a back-up TE going forward too – ASefarian Jenkens or Kroft are available? I usually just carry 1 TE

    1. Yeah, we usually only roll 1 TE. With Olsen, you need to keep 2 for a while. I’d grab Kroft or ASJ based on the matchups this week and next.

  20. Ayjai at 13 in the RB rankings? He saw 20% of the snaps in a three headed monster. I’m inclined to put McKinnon in the RB2 spot ahead of him. What’s the thinking there? He’s two snaps from a fantasy zero the last two weeks. Let me soften my critic by throwing my 10-1 record in my 14 team league. Thanks Rosterwatch, curious to hear your thoughts.

    1. Prestige Worldwide is in a half point PPR BTW.

    2. Rankings will be updated tomorrow, and continuously through Sun morning. Keep an eye out.

  21. Standard league. Do I drop Mack for Booker? Who is better for the playoffs?

    1. Neither moves the needle much.

  22. Should I drop Forte for Ekeler or Clement in 1PPR?

    1. Or drop Mixon even; he sure has he been a bum. This is a keeper league though.

      1. You can’t let Mixon go in a keeper ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
        I’d dump old man forte for the trashmans new bae ha

      2. Agreed you can’t drop Mixon. If cinnci gets a online Mixon could be sick next year. A lot depends on how many guys you can keep and who your other keepers are. I assume you have way better options than Mixon. I would drop forte for ekeler.

  23. So I think there is a valid discussion to be had of playing Perine over Hunt. Hunt is playing very well but the play calling is working against him and that O line has been terrible. Perine we know will get the ball 20+ times cause Gruden commits to the run regardless with his RB. Perine will most likely find himself in more goal line situations than the Chiefs seeing how both offenses have been trending as of late. Reid had a week off to watch their game tapes and still didn’t change anything.

    1. It’s not a bad thought but KC should bounce back this week and the bills have giving up a crazy amount of rushing yards the last three weeks. I wanna say it’s close to 700 yards. I always think it is crazy to sit your studs in league play.

      1. Trust me I always start my studs unless I see a multiple week trend occurring and I have a option that is justifiable. The cowboys put out tape how to exactly stop the chiefs offense. You cover with partial zone to stop the gimmick Reid play calling while also taking away the middle of the field which is Alex Smith’s favorite spot to throw. Add that with the line playing terrible for weeks now compounding the problem of Hunt getting zero space at all to run. Hunt is a stud and yes the bills are terrible but they just faced the giants who are also terrible. I personally am in a situation where I have McCoy, Kamara, Hunt, and Perine to where this is even a option for me which I am sure it isn’t for very many. The question comes down to do I really think Hunt will score drastically more than Perine? I just don’t know about that currently.

    2. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Yeah I like where your head is at, but the Bills have given up 10 touchdowns to RBs in the last four games (five TDs to RBs against New Orleans). I’m always on board to play your studs unless there is something really fishy about it.

  24. FFE, bracket head to head starts this week, we both have Brady at QB and A Smith at super flex but he has 10-15 point edge with RBs bc of injuries ( no pickups/trades, draft only). So, do I play Tyreek or KAllen in super flex since we both have Smith, hoping for a KHunt resurrection from the dead, or Andy Reid resurrection I should say? He also has Hunt, so Allen Turkey Day prayer and hope Hunt and Reid stay buried for another week, maybe they go to Mahomes? I have Rex and J Will if that gives you an idea of my desperation. I do have Julio and MThomas over his Evans/Tate as another place to potentially gain.
    Win or go home!

    Love the show, content and entertainment fellas!!!


  25. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

    I have my eye on Kenny Stills, mostly as a defensive pick up than anything else. Who is worthy of a drop? I’m trying to think ahead for the final two games of the regular season in fantasy, and just stash Stills as a blocker so he can’t be used against me.

    WR: Thomas, Evans, K Allen, Smith-Schuster, Doctson
    RB: Mixon, Kamara, T Coleman, Ajayi, Clement, Martin, McKissic

    Are any of them drop-worthy to make room for Stills as a blocker? McKissic has SF this week, but has JAX next week in the last game of the regular season. I’m considering waiting until Saturday to dump him and grab Stills if available. What say you on this strategy?

  26. Standard league. Tyrod or Dak?
    Need 1 rb and 1 flex, howard, collins, diggs, corey davis, corey coleman.

    Olsen or rudolph?
    ekeler, morris or howard as flex?


    1. i’d go dak, howard, collins, olsen, howard if it’s jordan

  27. Post By

    Playoff spot locked up but bye probably not attainable. Can I drop hogan, Mixon, or Henry for doctson? PPR. current core guys are Ingram, kamara, McKinnon, woodhead, demaryous, thielen, cooper, Davis.

    1. i’m ok dropping henry or hogan if you need to use doctson

  28. 12 man ppr need 1 QB between Stafford and Dalton. My mind says stick with Stafford playing at home but Vikes DEF is rough while Browns pass Def is shaky. Also need 1 RB between – Howard, Powell, Booker and Lynch.


  29. 12 man ppr need 1 QB between Stafford and Dalton. Also need 1 RB between – Howard, Powell, Booker and Lynch.


    1. i think dalton is the upside play, stafford has been safe in his prior thanksgiving plays. howard

      1. My apologies I need 2 between Howard, lynch, Powell and booker

  30. Standard League.

    Doug Baldwin or Brandin Cooks?

    Doug Baldwin/Brandin Cooks or Melvin Gordon?

    1. Please wait for rankings updates coming shortly!

  31. RW,

    just listened to the WW pod while working off some Mexican beverages on vacation. My current WR are Evans, Dez, Hill, C. Davis, Maclin, and Crowder. PPR. I’m 6-5 and can roster 6 WR and can play up to 5. Doctson, the Anaconda, and Westbrook on the wire right now. Would you drop any of the above to get one of them for rest of season. Prob owned Doctson 6 times over the past two seasons but keep letting him go for various reasons. I’ll follow your advice to the tee as it won me the ‘ship last year.

    Thanks!! KC.

  32. Post By

    Need some flex help half point PPR. Demarco Murray is in there now but I find him hard to trust. I have Maclin, Marvin Jones, Agholor, Drake or Kupp on the bench.

    My starters are:
    Demaryius Thomas/Larry Fitz

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I’m fighting for that playoff spot. Thanks guys, you are the best.

  33. Mixon or McKissic? Half ppr

    Falcons, Cardinals, or Broncos Def?


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