RosterWatch Week 13 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. Hi Guys! I have a nice roster but am just dying at the TE position. In a non-PPR, can you rank these ROS please? Standard Scoring. Rudolph, Graham, Herndon, Everett, Higbee, Arnold lol, Engram, Vannett. Or just which few you think are feasible rostering. Thank you so much!

    1. Engram – awful schedule
      Rudolph – decent schedule
      Herndon – pretty bad schedule but less competition for targets
      Higbee, Vannett and Arnold are not options.

      I’d go with Rudolph or Herndon. Maybe Rudolph for this week against the Pats as BB will try to shut down the star WR threeats which could open things up for him.

      1. Thank you Alex. You are the best!

  2. It’s do or die time in week 13 before playoffs!

    (1) Need a RB starter replacement for Fournette in PPR – if I win this week, squad makes playoffs!
    – Hyde, Gore, CThompson, Richard, Ito, Hines

    (2) Mike Williams, Marquise, Cobb, or Dede worth rostering over Ito?

    1. Man you know we can’t answer this until we get more injury news. Also need to run the matchup tool and the model.

      Mike Williams is coming on nicely and may be worth rostering over Ito given upcoming schedule especially if that’s a bench guy for you.

      1. Haha my bad, that’s desperation you’re reading. Was trying to frame who I should pick up from the WW among those backs to replace Fournette, since some of those backs are over 50% owner andnot on the WWCS


  3. You helped me cultivate the Championship team this year (2nd place, highest point total)!…now MGordon goes down…
    I will need to obtain RB help for Play offs on tonight’s Waiver: Trade deadline passed 10 team
    My team Play 2 RB, 3WR, 1TE 1 Flex (RB/WR/TE) PPR
    RB Kamara, Mixon, MGordon, GEdwards, GioBernard
    WR JulioJones, JuJuSmith Schuster, THill, CRidley, MarvinJones
    TE: Njoku and EEngram

    Available on Waiver
    RB: JAdams, NHines, Gore, Chris Thompson, ISmith, EMcguire, DHenry, (could u list top 3?)
    WR: could play a WR in flex available: Kirk, AMiller, CSamuel, Doctson, Beasley

    Should I
    Drop Marv Jones for RB
    Drop EEngram for anther RB or WR (or keep Engram for playoff match ups or JonnuSmith, Brate Rodulph and Herndon available on waiver)
    Drop Marv Jones for RB

    Thank you!

    1. I answered your questions in the other thread but you never mentioned Marvin Jones. Get him off your team he’s on IR. Pick up depth to hold in his place. You are not in desperate need now with Gordon out, your team is still in good shape so don’t do anything stupid.

  4. Thank you!

  5. Would you drop Evan Engram for Jonnu Smith ?

    1. He’s my backup to Kelce

      1. Close call if he’s a back up. Engram could be out a week or two. Hard to trust either offense. I’d prob keep Engram if he’s just a stash.

  6. I just want to say Thank You! I been a member for over about 4 years. This year I gave up on all the other guys and just stayed with you guys. I’m in 7 leagues making the playoffs in all 7 and looking like ill be taking home at least 3 of them.

    1. Wow, that’s why we keep this up Erod! Hopefully we can help you being those 3 and then some!

    2. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Sounds to me like you’re settling. Why not win all seven? 🙂

  7. Post By

    Win or go home. Playing a tough opponent. He’s got Mahomes, McCaffrey, L. Mcoy, Juju, D. Hopkins, K. Golladay. The rest aren’t worth mentioning because he won’t need anymore players to help him win with that kind of firepower. However, with some help from my RW pals, and some good old fashioned FFB luck I’ll eek one out. PPR full PT. Trouble deciding who to start. LMK if you agree or make a recommendation please especially at RB&WR.

    QB R. Wilson over L. Jackson
    RB T. Gurley (duh)
    RB Mixon, Michele, Edwards HELP!
    Flex (above) or J. Gordon, Lockett, J. Reynolds
    WR K. Allen (duh)
    WR (above)
    TE Doyle on IR shooting for Ebron on waiver… alternatives??
    DST Bears
    K Butker

  8. i’d go wilson, michel, edwards, lockett, try everett or herndon at te

  9. Drop V McDonald for J Smith or C Herndon? Half PPR

    1. There’s an argument for either, but I’d say smith of taywan taylor sits again

  10. Post By

    Trade offer: I give devonte Adams for Fournette and Conner. 12 team PPR with smaller roster and I have to win this week to secure a playoff spot

    My team:
    RB David Johnson
    RB/WR Mike Evans
    WR Adams
    TE njoku
    Flex Edelman


  11. Post By Vick's Doggy Daycare

    How are Bruce Ellington and Matt LaCosse not on the cheat sheet this week? Both are slated for massively improved roles the rest of the way with Jones/Huereman both on IR.

  12. Post By

    Thank you TRASHMAN!

  13. Would you rather stash Malcom Brown as a non Todd Gurley owner or a WR like Trey Quinn or Curtis Samuel? I have a solid starting team right now with a week 14 bye locked in. I have 4 solid RBs but their handcuffs are either taken or not worth holding so just trying to decide what to do with my last bench spot to prepare for weeks 15 & 16. An extra defense is another possibility

  14. Post By Robert Braswell

    starting Mcdonald..can pick up Rudolph or Gerald Everett 1 pt ppr.. who do u think is a better plat this week? Thanks

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