RosterWatch Week 2 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.

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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. For keeper leagues, would you recommend more than 40% for Hock? He was drafted for $1, and his price wouldn’t rise much further going into next year.

    1. In that case- yes prob so

  2. Any concern about the limited snap count for Marquise Brown (18%)? Seems low considering he is listed as a starting WR on the Ravens depth chart.

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      I’d be a little concerned, but it might be too early to tell what the full equation looks like. An anomaly of a game as a whole, so you can’t take too much to heart.

    2. That will continue to increase

  3. Waiver wire Q – need to start only two WRs – have cooks, dede, capt kirk, and MVS. Mike Williams and Will fuller are available – would you rate them over – Sutton, Marquise Brown, Crowder, Ross and D.k How Would you order these and are my best drop candidates kirk and MVS?

    also, drop winston for big ben, rivers, carr or dalton?

    1. I like Mike Williams and Fuller both better than the other options. Would drop kirk and/or MVS for both/either.

  4. My team, 1/2 ppr 12 man league, $100 FAAB:

    QB K Murray
    RB L Bell, L Fournette, M Ingram, M Mack, T Coleman, A Mattison
    WR M Evans, J Landry, C Samuel, MVS, A Miller
    TE M Andrews

    Currently on Waiver:

    RB Malcom Brown, R Moshert, A Peterson, C Thompson.
    WR Hollywood Brown, J Ross, T McLaurin, AJ Brown
    TE Hockenson

    Should I drop A Miller for any of the WR? How much FAAB?

    Should I drop my speculative hold on Mattison for any of the RB? How much FAAB?

    Thanks for all you guys do. You are the best!!!

    1. Drop Anthony Miller for Hockenson. You can bid around 30% of FAAB.

  5. 0.5 PPR league – I have K. Allen, Boyd, M. Thomas, T.Y., and TWill. I can’t see dropping Ballage for any WR’s on the WW. I have Duke–any chance I should drop Ballage for Hyde? Thanks!


    1. I view Ballage and Hyde similarly at this point. Hyde in a better situation, I wouldn’t hate making that move if you need immediate RB help.

  6. Post By

    Good day RW Nation!!!

    Team name… Trainwreck Hookers

    Poll Question….

    I have Cook, Freeman, Ingram as well as all their handcuffs. I also have M Gordon. I am looking to strengthen my WR core that let me down big time this week being I started D Adams and M Williams instead of Crowder and Robinson which would have got me a huge win….lol. But I digress…

    Owner of Eckler has a wealth of WR including both Antonio and Edelman…

    First would you try and trade him Melvin for one of those two and if so which one???

    1. your WR corps is fine as is. You don’t need Ingram’s handcuff is you have Hill or Gus, drop that player for another upside type.

  7. Post By

    Oh and it is a 1 point ppr!

  8. Waiver wire Q — would you drop Moncrief and/or Pettis for any of the top 5 on your WW cheat sheet? thanks

    1. I would for Sutton. Not so sure about the others, it’s who you like, really. I’m not going to overreact with either of those players, but their situations do appear kinda shitty.

    2. Oh God- yes- I personally would drop either of those jakes for the top wr on the sheet

  9. What to do about the Jags D — Should I drop them for the Raven’s /Dallas? Or hold tight for a while? thx

  10. 10 team PPR play 3 RB 4 WR 1Flex (WR/RB) 1 flex (WR/RB/TE) 1 TE
    RB McCaffrey, DCook, MBreida, Guice, RoyceFreeman, JHill, AMattison (play 3 RB +2 Flex)
    WR OBeckham, Ant Brown, CGodwin, TBoyd, CSamuel, ARobinson, CKirk, (Play 4 +2flex)

    RB Question:
    On your cheat sheet Justin Hill is really low, should I drop him to pick up someone higher on you waiver list?
    And injured Guice: Do I hold or drop and pick up Waiver list personnel?

    WR Question:
    Will any of these available for me on Waiver be better for my WR roster, if so drop who?:
    DeseanJackson, MGallup, MarqBrown, DKMetcalf

    Thank you

    1. drop hill and pick up someone higher

      hold guice for now

      you don’t have to drop a WR but I’d prefer to have DJax over Kirk right now.

  11. Squad: Starters – Kyler, Keenan, BCooks, DJohnson, Fournette, Delanie, TBoyd; Bench – JWhite, Kirk, CSamuel, CDavis

    If I can get Hockenson, thinking about dropping Kirk/CSamuel/CDavis for him. Would you try to pick up Darren Waller, DK Metcalf, and/or John Ross & drop some combo of Kirk/CSamuel/CDavis?

    1. Think you have the right idea.

  12. Post By

    Thoughts if I should trade Derrick Henry for Brandin Cooks and Tyreek Hill.

    1. Sounds like a fair enough deal if you need WR help, hard to tell without seeing the rest of your roster.

      1. Post By

        Thanks Alex. This is what I have as of now.
        QB: Streaming (Josh Allen)
        RB: Chubb, Fournette, Henry, Tevin Coleman, Jordan Howard
        WR: Julio, Desean, Landry, Fitzgerald, Corey Davis, Curtis Samuel
        TE: Kittle, Hockenson

        12 Team, 0.5 PPR

  13. Post By Show Me Your TDs

    Do we like josh Allen over trubitsky?

    1. How can you not?

  14. 10 team PPR 0-1

    I have
    WR THill, TBoyd, JarvuisLandry, CRidley I play 2 + 1 flex
    RB McAffrey, Fournette, Gurley, Mel Gordon, DHenry, Lat Murray (play 2 + 1 flex)
    Need some WR help- especially while THill out

    Top 4 WR on Ultimate Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet are available. Desean Jackson also available
    Should I pick up one and drop a WR or Lat Murray?

    Also Devin Singletary is available. Should I prioritize that pick up and drop Lat Murray?

    I do have 2 QBs Goff and KMurray

    Thank you

    1. I’d drop Mel Gordon honestly as he doesn’t appear to be coming back to the team anytime soon so he’s essentially a dead spot on your roster.

  15. Post By

    Hi gents,
    10 team PPR

    Lost Hill

    Have juju, Godwin, MSV, and Allen Robinson

    Would you swap A.R. or MSV for a John Brown, Hardman or a Metcalf?

    Robinson and MSV were not on the cheat sheet due to current ownership % obviously. Thanks guys!

    1. I would swap MVS for Metcalf or Brown in a heartbeat

      1. Post By

        Thanks Dr Lambert! ‘Preciate ya as always!

  16. Steaming Def: Stick with Dallas vs Wash (and Miami in week 3) or try to grab Pats vs Miami or Panthers vs TB

    1. stick w/ Dallas unless you can also pick up Pats

  17. Post By

    Are we off of Cleveland Defense after that shitty show? Should I swap for a Defense on the Waiver Cheat Sheet?

    1. Don’t hate CLE this wk, would only definitively swap for one of the very top options

  18. Should l drop DJ Moore or Diggs for Crowder or DJax?

    1. Dropping Diggs is not a winning move.

    2. Post By Baron VonIronCock

      whoa whoa whoa buddy
      youre pot ommitted to diggs and his 3rd round draft capital
      lets play this out a bit longer

  19. 10 team Standard

    Trade Allen and M. Sanders for Gurley.

    QB – Mahomes
    RB – Kamara, M. Sanders, Hyde, Penny and Ballage
    WR – Juju, Allen, Godwin, Boyd, Kirk, J Gordon
    TE – Kittle


    1. I’d rather keep Allen and Sanders. If you could do that trade for Dalvin Cook though…..

  20. In PPR would you rather have Lat Murray or Singletary on the bench?

  21. In PPR would you rather have LMurray or Singletary on the bench?

  22. 12 team full point ppr league.
    Start 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex (RB/WR/TE), 1 K, 1 Def
    Short bench of 5 spots

    Current Roster

    QBs: Jared Goff, Kyler Murray
    RBs: Le’Veon Bell, Derrick Henry, Duke Johnson, Latavius Murray, Ty Montgomery
    WRs: Davante Adams, Brandon Cooks, Tyler Lockett, Allen Robinson
    TE: Darren Waller
    Def: Ravens
    K: Tucker

    Just before the noon kickoff, I dropped Mark Andrews for Darren Waller. I was concerned about the three headed monster at tight end in Baltimore and the snap percentages for week 1 seem to confirm my initial thoughts.

    I am looking for RB depth and a potential league winner on the waiver wire cheat sheet. What about Malcolm Brown or Alexander Mattison? Would you drop Ty Montgomery for either one? We have a $200 FAAB budget.

  23. I can choose two: McDonald, Njoku, Waller, Hock. Which do you choose? Ppr

  24. Post By

    will the initial rankings be up tonight? use those a lot along w/ waiver wire sheet for streaming purposes

    1. I do not speak for the site, however based on previous years- no they will not be.

  25. 12 team standard league

    MY WR’s are Ridley, Watkins, Gordon and Landry.
    Only have to play 1 WR, would you drop Gordon or Landry for Hockenson or Waller?
    I already have Kittle

  26. Whos the more important add, Malcolm Brown or Raheem Mostert? I’m a Tevin Coleman owner if that matters. 12 team PPR league.

    1. I also forgot I have Cleveland D, I could potentially add Pats d, denver d, titans d, cowboys d or waiver cheat sheets top pick carolina… what ya guys thinking? Leaning towards staying with Cleveland though i hate their week 3 match up.

  27. Post By

    #1 waiver 🙁 10 team PPR
    lost Hill
    QB: Murray, Garoppolo
    WR: B Cooks, T Williams, C Sutton
    RB: Elliot, Ingram, D Montgomery, R Freeman, Pollard, Mixon, Ogunbowale
    TE: Howard, J Graham

    1 QB
    1 RB
    2 WR
    2 Flx (rb, wr, te)

    Do I drop Ogunbowale for Marquise Brown or Hardman or sit tight and save #1 claim?


    1. I drop Jimmy in a heartbeat for Brown. Worry about a qb when Murray is on bye, in a 10 team league you should have no problem finding a filler for that week.

      1. Post By

        Thank you

        1. no problem homie goodluck!

  28. Post By

    Should I drop Curtis Samuel for Sutton,Brown or Crowder? Or Hold onto him?

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Sutton is my guy.

    2. Post By Baron VonIronCock

      thats a darn good question
      i am sure the panthers passing game will improve to more than just cmc ..
      ill leave that answer to the experts


  29. Hey Fellaz,

    Just an FYI- Damien Williams missing from the Snap counts and targets tool.

    I’m assuming it’s trash man’s fault!

    Otherwise, great work! This is one of my favorite tools on the site.

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      I love me some snap counts and targets tool.

    2. Post By Baron VonIronCock

      bahahaha fuxin trashman

  30. I’m dropping Winston, should I pickup Rivers or Big Ben?

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      I don’t think you can go wrong with either. I’d lean Big Ben for a strong rebound.

    2. Post By Baron VonIronCock

      id go with Dr Phil Rivers myself
      ben has had a history of up and down games ( road and home) Phil is usually a safe 18 pt floor every week

    3. Yeah that’s what I was thinking too, although Ben is at home this week. But that would keep me from having to make another pick up next week.

  31. Team Name: West Coast Bias

    QB – Aaron Rodgers
    RBs – Leveon Bell, Leonard Fournette,
    WRs – Tyreek Hill, (Out) Chris Godwin, Josh Gordon, Tyler Lockett
    TE – Hunter Henry

    My bench looks like a bunch of lottery tickets. Should I cut any of these to pick up waiver wire, thinking Mecole as I’m a Hill owner and listened to the podcast. I have the number one WW WR thanks to the cheat sheet!!!

    WRs – DeSean Jackson, Courtland Sutton, James Washington

    RBs – Tony Pollard, Darell Henderson, Kalen Ballage, A Mattison

    This league has a crazy deep bench and I put Hill on IR.

    Been a long term Rosterwatch member and you always help me finish in the money. Let’s keep it going. Not gonna let an injury to my 2nd round pick take me down.

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      I think you can let loose Henderson.

      Nice work on those WRs.

      1. Post By Baron VonIronCock

        i had to cut henderson loose alot this week as well 🙁

  32. singletary is available would he be on top of RB waiver wire sheet

    1. Yeah, probably so

  33. Trade question

    PPR- I trade Kelce, Devonta Freeman, I get Hockenson, Lev Bell, Desean Jackson.

    My Other RBs are Fournette, White, Singletary , AP, Ronald Jones

    My Other WR’s are Godwin, Robinson, Gordon, Sutton, Marvin Jones.

    1. Don’t usually like trades where I get more players in return- but- I think I would do that to get Bell- knowing I will now have so much depth I will need to make other subsequent trades asap in future weeks to re-consolidate all that player equity back into my starting lineup ASAP.

      EX- you will need to try to trade a couple of WR or a WR + a RB for an upgrade in your starting lineup

  34. 12 team full point ppr

    Start 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex (RB/WR/TE), 1 Def, 1 K

    Current Roster

    QBs: Jared Goff, Kyler Murray
    RBs: Le’Veon Bell, Derrick Henry, Duke Johnson, Latavius Murray, Ty Montgomery
    WRs: Davante Adams, Brandin Cooks, Tyler Lockett, Allen Robinson
    TE: Darren Waller

    Would you drop Ty Montgomery for Malcolm Brown or Alexander Mattison? If so, which one would you prefer?

    1. I would not drop TyM if I owned Le’Veon unless it was for a weekly starter or weekly flex play.

  35. Thoughts on dropping C. Samuel for J. Ross in PPR? I have Lockett and Metcalf is available so I am not sure if I should roster two Seattle WR’s given they are dedicated to the run.

    1. Hate to do that- Samuel is going to be nice player- but I think you can if you want to. Yeah hate to leave DK out there but def tough to roster two SEA WR – he needs to be owned. Can you scoop DK and trade Lockett? Hell can you trade Lockett + Samuel for one buy low player? Free up a roster spot and add DK or Ross? You should find a way to get both.

  36. drop j howard or coleman for hyde?

    1. Yeah prob so – sucks

  37. Good Morning RosterWatch Nation
    Team – Deshaun of the Dead
    14 Team PPR
    Can start 1-2 RB or 2-3 WR and TE mandatory
    I have Hill (out 4-6) other WR are Boyd, MVS, Kirk (have David Johnson) and picked up Robinson off waivers (blocked out of John Brown, Hardman, M. Brown)
    Question is twofold who to start at WR (currently Boyd and MVS are in) and Ginn, Chark still on wire they both have a higher snap count than Robinson. Should I add either of those to the team?

    1. Robinson?

      1. Demarcus Robinson, sorry should have clarified that.

  38. With the latest AB scandal would you drop James Washington for Phillip Dorsett?

  39. Post By

    Team name: Super Bawlers
    .5 pt dynasty league
    Trade offer: I would give up C. Samuel and 2020 second round pick for Antonio Brown.

    Aware of civil (not criminal) allegations and probable suspension. Long term though worth it?

  40. 10 team PPR. RB’s are McCaffrey, Chubb, Carson, Mack Sanders, McCoy, Hill, Coleman. Lighter at receiver. With the Coleman injury do you like McLaurin enough going forward to drop him? Thanks.

  41. Better stash as a Tyreek Hill owner. Miles Boykins or DeMarcus Robinson? 12 team ppr

  42. Managed to pick up Hockenson on Waivers and got an offer to give him up in exchange for Russell Wilson. That’s not moving the needle for me, so would love to hear RWN’s thoughts on what I should counter with in this 10 team PPR league.

    My team:
    QB: Murray, Winston
    WR: Hopkins, K. Allen, Godwin, Woods, Fuller, MVS
    RB: Henry, Conner, D. Williams, L. Murray
    TE: OJ Howard, Hockenson
    DEF: Broncos
    K: Fairbairn

    His team:
    QB: Watson, Wilson, Rivers
    WR: Cooper, Golladay, Gordon, Shepard
    RB: Gurley, Ingram, Barber, Gore
    TE: Kittle, Cook
    DEF: Bills, Jags
    K: Lutz

    1. Post By Baron VonIronCock

      not sure id make any move
      Watson is the only guy id want
      but with how shaky jamies looks – may wana keep big hock as insurance

      1. That’s fair. I was thinking of proposing giving up Hock in exchange for Rivers and Ingram and dumping Winston because this guy spent a good amount of time yesterday talking about why he really wanted to get Hock on waivers and he is a huge Buckeye fan. I might be able to get Watson for Hock in this case.

        1. CORRECTION: He’s a huge Hawkeye fan.

  43. I have the Browns for my DST. Worth holding for another week (the following 2 weeks are tough opponents) or drop for either the Chargers or Panthers? Thinking I’ll need to stream DST for awhile but wondering if LAC is a potential hold.

    Thanks in advance and appreciate any members’ feedback, too.

  44. Standard League, and now Tyreek Hill is on my bench. In addition to all of the top recommended Rosterwatch waiver wire WR pickups (except Courtland Sutton), DeSean Jackson and Tyrell Williams are also available. Luckily, I have top waiver wire priority… suggestions?

  45. Hey guys, dropped Jamais and OJ and picked up Lamar and D. Waller in a PPR. Rest of my team: RB’s Saquon, Cook, Jacobs, Devonta, D. Monty and Shady. At WR’s i have A.Rob, Cooks, T. Hill, Alshon, and DJ Moore. With Hill out 4 to six weeks according to ESPN, who would you drop to pickup either T.William, Sutton or possibly Crowder. I’m in a QB, 2 RB’s, 2 WR, 2 Flx league and plan on starting Saquon, Cook and Jacobs (flex), ARob, Cooks and either Alshon or DJ at flex.

    1. Post By Baron VonIronCock

      enjoy winning your 6 team league 🙂
      but shouldn’t have dropped oj dude

  46. I followed the draft cheat sheet for my 10 team .5 ppr league & ended up with what I believe is good team but very WR heavy. Had Tevin Coleman at RB2 & he went down week 1 leaving me even more bare @ RB. Roster looks like this after injury:

    QB: Brady
    RB: Mccaffrey
    RB: miles sanders
    WR: Thomas
    WR: Diggs
    TE: Ertz
    D/St: chiefs
    K: rosas

    DeSean Jackson
    Allen Robinson
    John Brown
    Christian Kirk
    Corey Davis
    Kirk Cousin
    Tyreek Hill (injured)
    Tevin Coleman (injured)

    Is Miles Sanders a viable RB2 with the RB by committee approach in Philly?

    Picked up cousins to have options & viable starter for Brady bye week.. Do I ditch him & find someone off waiver wire?

    Do I ditch Coleman & find new RB on waiver?

    Or Do I try to parlay stacked WR’s into trade for viable RB2?

    Top 3 RB’s on wire according to cheat sheet are: Mostert, Bernard, Pollard

    Also any insight on who to slide into that flex spot is much appreciated.

    1. Also on wire is Kenyan Drake

  47. Is it an overreaction to dump Moncrief? Loved the target share, but all those dropped passes has got to open the door for James Washington right?

  48. Post By John Hunsberger

    I have Winston as my qb , I’m looking at picking up dalton or Stafford as a backup (dropping renfrow ) thoughts on either one ?

    1. Post By Baron VonIronCock

      ya grab Dalton drop hunter renfrow ( keep his wife tho)

  49. Should I drop Moncrief for hardman being a Tyreek hill owner?

    1. Post By Baron VonIronCock

      I might but its close

  50. Who do you guys recommend as buy lows after week one?

  51. Post By

    Someone dropped S. Shepard in my 1/2 ppr league. As WR4/5 bench depth would you drop Metcalf or MVS to add Shep?

    1. Post By Baron VonIronCock


  52. Drop Dante Pettis for KeeSean Johnson? 1/2 ppr with bonuses for long TDS. Randall Cobb also available.

  53. 12 tm full ppr, my wr’s are OBJ,ARob,Crowder,Moncrief and CSamuel. Hollywood is on the WW, would you sit tight (waiver priority 3rd) or drop Moncrief or Samuel for him. Also where do you rate MAndrews compared to Hock/Waller? Thanks guys

  54. Post By Baron VonIronCock

    drop moncreif ASAP for \hollywood

  55. Post By

    I have Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield as my QB’s should I try and go after someone elss or hold onto them?

  56. Post By

    I own hunter henry, should I drop him or drop DJ chark or Hardman?
    Also best aval is vernon davis, mcdonald or eifert?

  57. 12 team PPR just lost Henry
    TE: Davis or Higbee?

  58. Standard: should I drop Cohen, miles sanders or Ronald jones for the injured tevin Coleman ?

    Also, drop Kirk for Metcalf? I start Lockett.

  59. Post By

    Team name Mo’s Cockamamie crew
    I have Austin eckler on the bench but would like to work him in. My starting rb’s are Gurley and Derrick Henry. Wr’s are devante Adams, Edelman, and flex is kupp. Do I make a substitute eckler in?

  60. Post By

    Lost t hill for awhile and looking at

    Tyler Boyd
    Jamison crowder
    Dk metcalf
    Christian Kirk

    Running backs are

    Should I look to trade a back for a wr or just stand pat? If I trade what type of wr should I be looking for

    Sterling Shepard? Even though he seems like a similar player to crowder and boys

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