RosterWatch Week 16 Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet Now Available

Byron BylineHere it is, the final waiver wire cheat sheet of the 2017 fantasy season. We’re moving on to our maniacal NFL prospect evaluation endeavors for all of RWNATION soon enough, but not before shipping these championship matchups this weekend. Good luck, everybody.

Building 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. Oh amazing Roster Watch, you got me to the finals, and I even have a decent chance of winning! But I need your help figuring out a few things. Please oh please help me this one last time!

    My roster (standard league):

    QB: Drew Breez
    RB: Zeke/Melvin Gordon
    WR: Green/Keenan Allen
    TE: Graham
    K: Tucker
    D: Steelers
    Flex: ???

    Bench: Kerwin Williams, Jamaal Williams, Sterling Shepard, Derrik Henry, Alfred Morris (will drop likely).

    1) Who should I take from my bench to the flex?
    2) I can snag Martavis Bryant and/or Mike Wallace. Do you prefer any of them (or both of them) to people on my bench for that flex spot?
    3) I can snag Chicago DST (why so low on them) or Wash DST, would you take any of those over Steelers?
    4) Do I stick with Graham, given two goose eggs in the last two outings?

    Thank you!

    1. We’d take our chances with Graham

      Like both CHI and WAS – Vegas likes CHI more. Just think WAS has been a solid fantasy def at home, and could see Josh Gordon hanging one up on the Bears- that game could be sneaky close. Your choice, though.

      Would scoop Martavis for sure -drop Henry

      Flex, you will have to wait for rankings- hunch it will be Martavis.

  2. Roster Watch you guided me to The Ship
    Thank You
    From Draft, to Waivers to Trash!
    QB question Matt Ryan or Keenum?

    1. That’s great news! Thx for your support! Please keep an eye on our rankings from tomorrow around lunchtime all the way up to game times.

    Are you kidding me with that epic performance?
    I believed!!!
    Let’s get these trophies…
    The Nation is Strong!

    1. The Lambo Rides again!

    2. The Lambo needs new tires after all that rubber he burned last week.

  4. Post By Electricwessel

    My league is set up with the finals being week 15 and 16 total points so I’m up 36 points going into this weekend. He has Wilson, Thielen, Rudolph, Fournette and Landry. So a lot of guys to make up points.

    For me at QB I have Goff, Brees and Bortles. Do I just stick with the safe pick and start Brees?

    For WR I have Tate, Funchess, Goodwin, Westbrook and woods.

    I’m leaning towards starting Tate and Funchess and flexing woods.

    RB I am starting Bell and McCaffery I also have Kerwyn Williams, do I consider flexing him and taking Tate out?

    1. I would start Brees. I also like who you are rolling out at Wr. Williams might not play so you will wanna keep an eye on that before starting him. I also think you wanna keep an eye out on Westbrook. He could see an uptick in targets with Lee/Allen being out going into the game.

  5. Post By MichiganWolverineFan95

    Byron, Alex and Trashman
    12 team Standard scoring 2 week playoff format

    So last week was week 1 in the finals and I got absolutely crushed. I am currently down 161-71. I am trying to set my lineup based off players with the highest ceiling and am going to pray my opponets team takes a shit.
    My Roster including bench…….
    QB: Russell Wilson, Phil Rivers
    RB: Alvin Kamara, Lesean McCoy, Jamal Williams, Mike Davis, Peyton Barber
    WR: Keenan Allen, Mike Evans, Doug Baldwin, Martavis Bryant, Dede Westbrook
    TE: Travis Kelce
    D/ST: Philly or I can pick up the Bears or Redskins on waivers
    K: Matt Bryant

    What Should my starting Lineup look like fellas? Strictly based on highest ceiling Get 1 QB 2 RB 2 WR and a flex

    1. i’d go rivers, kamara, mccoy, allen, bryant, bears

  6. Need some help, Championship game for all the marbles

    RB: Marshawn Lynch, Kerwynn Williams, Giovani Bernard, Jonathan Stewart, CJ Anderson (dont love OAK VS Philly Matchup)

    TE: Jack Doyle, Trey Burton

    thank guys, all of your tools and info has helped me get to the championship round.

    1. Sorry should have mentioned 2 RBs

  7. anderson, doyle, good luck!

  8. Gents, I’m in 2 ‘ships and need some advice. 1pt ppr flex spot: Drake, Landry , or Shepard. And the other league (also 1pt ppr), sit one of these: Gurley, Kamara, Hunt. Thanks!

  9. Standard scoring

    Graham or Engram
    Need 1 receiver and flex: Hill, Baldwin, Gordon, Wallace, Jamal Williams, Bibbs

  10. Josh Gordon

  11. That is Josh Gordon

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