RosterWatch Week 14 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 .

PRO members, click here to download the cheat sheet.


  1. Thoughts on Cameron Brate now that Winston is back, I’m stuck with Olsen and that goopy VD in Washington.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      All are hit and miss. Would play the matchup- break a tie by rolling w/ stud Olsen.

  2. First team (ppr), Dez or M Lee? Dez has a nice matchup. Second matchup (.5 ppr), Lat Murray or J Howard in the flex? Murray has been out playing Howard for 4-5 weeks. Rams defense worth starting vs Philly or stream GB or Jets?

    1. Prob stream GB

      Wait for our rankings updates tomorrow through the weekend for the sit/starts

  3. Post By

    Should I drop woodhead for gio or Davis? Already have kamara, Ingram, Mixon, McKinnon, Henry. Thanks

    1. Yes

  4. Playoffs start week 15. Ppr. Should I pick up Mike Davis or Gio for playoffs? Have Hyde, Howard, Duke Johnson, T Coleman, Woodhead.

    1. Yes- see the question above

  5. How serious is the Robert Woods shoulder injury? I have a first round bye and don’t need him until week 15. Do I take him over everyone on the cheat sheet?

    1. Would consider dropping for the top 2-3 guys.

  6. Continue playing Mariota this week or pick up Bortles?

    1. Likely stick w/ Mariota.

  7. Thoughts on Aaron Rodgers and Robert woods week 15 and 16? Could use roster spot.

    1. Wouldn’t go out of my way to hold them, esp AR

  8. Post By MichiganWolverineFan95

    just looked at the rankings…. Are we really starting Rivers over Russell this week? I trust you guys, but its hard for me to bench Russell for Rivers lol

    1. Post By MichiganWolverineFan95

      I’m up 12.7 points in the semis of a 2 week playoff if that makes a difference at all

    2. No – these will be updated tomorrow

  9. Post By

    Do I roll with Olsen or Ricky Sears?

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Any other options? You’ll need to verify Olsen’s status at game time, but if it’s between those two, I’d prefer Olsen.

  10. Post By Baron VonIronCock

    Dynasty trade question

    I send Keenan Allen I get Michael Thomas
    I am not in playoffs btw.

    Just worried bout Allen’s injuries

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      I don’t think Allen has injury concerns. The two that he’s had in the past two years were honestly pretty freakish. He’s been available all year and has an extremely high target count.

      I think Allen has the lightly better upside, especially with how much distribution the Saints do in the passing game.

    2. Post By Byron Lambert

      agree- really tough call- generally hate these trades. In Dynasty- Rivers prob has more time left than Brees- therefore I feel more comfortable w/ Allen

  11. Would it be crazy to sit Mike Evans for TColeman or will Fuller with him going against slay this week?

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      I don’t think it’s crazy, but it’s always a tough decision when you want to sit your studs. It feels great if it pays off nicely, but you look like the donkey when it doesn’t :(.

      Coleman does have a short week, and with a reduced role, it would be hard for me to endorse starting him over Evans. I’m out of the playoffs as an Evans owner, and the times that I’ve sat him thinking I’m doing the smart thing by avoiding the tough matchup, I was spurned.

  12. QB help for playoff week one. I have Mariota and Dalton (Jimmy G on WW).
    Was leaning Dalton and see he didn’t even make your rankings??
    QB has been my weak link all season. Need some help here boys and good
    luck to you all.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Not sure why Dalton was left off, rankings have been updated. Prob Dalton. Too hard to take leap of faith w/ Jimmy G- even though he’s always been a golden son of RWNation.

  13. Post By Electricwessel

    11-1 on the season our playoffs started last week. its set up where four teams make it in first round is week 13-14 total points and final round is week 15-16 total points.

    should I start drew brees over jared goff this week?

    I have Ertz as my tight end and picked up Julius Thomas and Trey Burton if Ertz isn’t healthy isn’t healthy who would you recommend?

    WR need 2 Tate, Stills, Cooper?, Funchess or Watkins….

    I have bell and Mccaffery at my RB with Rexington Burkhead as my flex…

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      I’d prob stick with Goff

      Check our rankings and the matchup tool – will be close between JT and TB if ZE sits. We like both options, quite a bit as deep options.

      Prob Coop and Watkins (if Robert Woods sits). Tate depends on Stafford’s status with the hand.

  14. Post By


    Would you insert Greg Olsen or Ricky Sears-Jones in T/E this weekend. Cameron Brate is available on waivers as well.

    I am starting Crabtree as my WR2 and K. Hunt in flex over Robby and Funchess this weekend as well. Would love some advice from Byron or Alex on this one.


    $500 game this weekend and $1.5K for next weekend. Need YOUR expert advice.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Probably Brate. Wait for the matchup ratings.

      Think you have it right. Not on board with Funchess. Anderson worth some further consideration.

  15. Just wanted to shout out mad props to RosterWatch. My third year as a Pro subscriber and all I can say is, four leagues, four playoff teams, two 1st place finishes by record, two 2nds by record, three 1sts in total points, and finished 2nd in total points in the fourth league by only -18.
    We are a Nation! Keep up the outstanding work & content…may all of our rosters & line-ups cash!
    PS: bring back the robot genius segments.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      God I miss that little pervert! Working with the embassy trying to get him back, traditional diplomacy has not worked, so far.

      Delighted to hear of your success. Grateful for each and everyone member of RWNation, we truly appreciate your support. Finish the Job!

  16. I have mixon on who will probably miss so was wondering. In my flex should I play J gordon or Bernard. In my wr spots I have dez and hill I could move them around to get Gordon in. What you think.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Two amazing options- could consider benching Dez to start both. Let’s wait to find out about Mixon before having unnecessary headaches. If he’s in – this is easy.

  17. Need help for my flex .5 ppr. Tevin or Corey Coleman.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      yikes- close call- check the snap count touches and targets tool for both, and factor in the matchups ratings

      1. Get in on some Thursday night action and play Tevin.

  18. Hey Guys-

    Would you rather play A. Morris or S. Perine?

    Cousins has done me right most of the season and his floor is pretty high throwing out Seattle and Dallas both times. Should i even be considering starting the likes of Winston? Hate making a move like this in the playoffs, but it’s a tough matchup against the chargers and the wash O line is in a bigger mess every week. Wash dropped passes, etc

    thanks for all the advice this season! Radio Gold!

    1. PPR for A. Morris / S. Perine

      1. Post By Byron Lambert


        1. morris has a much better matchup according to the matchup tool. why perine?

          and any opinion on the Cousins / Winston question?


  19. TE Question .5 PPR

    I have Z. Ertz. Need to be making plans to start someone else. Have these guys to choose from.

    Stephen Anderson
    Ricky Seals-Jones
    J. Witten
    and of course T. Burton

    thank you!

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Prob Witten or Burton

  20. QB


    thank you!

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Check our rankings! Prob Keenum

  21. Hey Guys-

    Why do you have Stephen Anderson ranked so low this week? he had 12 targets last week, but did only catch 5 of those. that’s a lot of attention though. and i see a bunch of guys way above him like ASJ at #8 that i don’t think you’d recommend playing.

    Also, where would you rank Trey Burton if Ertz can’t play?

    Thank so much! Love the pop, flash, and sizzle!

  22. Post By Electricwessel

    Bell is my RB1 should I play Mccaffery, Bernard or Burkhead at RB2 and Flex?

  23. Post By

    Hey Guys I need two QB from this list (my league has a twist that the player from the winning team gets a 3 point bonus)

    Alex Smith
    Dak Prescott
    Cam Newton

    Your rankings had this order. ScoutFantasy had them in exactly the reverse order! Can you choose two for me?

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