RosterWatch Week 5 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. Post By

    Goff and Ravens D aren’t on the list. Safe to assume they would be the top pick up if available?

  2. Post By

    Would you drop Collins for Yeldon? I have Bell, Freeman, Ingram, Lindsay, and Johnson.

    1. I wouldn’t unless I owned Fournette. You’re going to need Collins during the byes and Yeldon isn’t viable once LF is back.

  3. Drop Morris for Chubb or Penney?

    1. I wouldn’t hate it but you don’t have to. I could make an argument either way. I’d personally gamble on the upside of a Chubb.

      1. Thanks! Love listening to you guys!

  4. Alex…need your help with a trade. Jordan Reed and Eric Ebron are my TEs. Gurley, Alex Collins, Crowell, Jamaal Williams are my RBs. I am being offered Matt Breida, Aaron Jones, Tyler Boyd, Quincy Enunwa, or maybe I could ask for Josh Gordon. Would you choose either of these guys for the rest of the season? Thanks

    1. I’d trade Ebron for basically all of those guys.

  5. Alex,
    Here are my RB’s: Fournette, Mixon, Chris Thompson, Hyde, Dion Lewis and Ronald Jones.

    Is trading Chris Thompson for Goff a bad move. I gave Dalton as my QB.

    1. Don’t trade for a QB like this, yes, it is a bad move.

  6. In a 0.5ppr are you dropping Wilkins for Hines? Thanks guys

      1. Chubb is also on the WW. Who would you target first…Hines or Chubb. Thanks Alex

  7. My Sony M and Calloway for his D. Cook

    1. Sorry, PPR

  8. Trade Question: 05 ppr

    I was offered Gurley/Aaron Jones/Chris Thompson for Saquon Barkley/JuJu/Collins … I want Gurley on the roster but I hate giving up Juju. I have the following depth at WR in Edelman/Landry/Will Fuller/Mike Williams.

    Deal or no deal? Just looking for some help with this one. Thanks as always fam.

    Rich in Bmore

    1. Losing JuJu makes you really weak at wr. This might be a rare case of you get the best player but your team doesn’t get better

  9. Still like DJ Moore as a stash?

  10. 10 Team 0.5 PPR. QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, Flex Format. With Mixon not IR eligible I need to drop someone. Looking for a 2 for 1 deal targeting Julio or Diggs (same owner needing an RB) or possibly OBJ. What two would be a good pair?

    QB – Brady
    RB – David Johnson, Mixon, Michel, K. Johnson, R. Freeman, and Gio
    WR – Adams, Gordon, Emmanuel Sanders, Golladay, and Corey Davis
    TE – Rudolph

  11. Dear RW, May I have a dollar back, please?
    It seems like the waiver sheet should have had an asterisk by Lame Fournette’s name,
    “I’m a pussy and get injured every year.”

  12. Hi, Alex.
    Is it time to cut Shady loose? A. Jones is available on the WW as is TJ Yeldon.

    1. You can’t cut him yet. I know it sucks but you gotta give him a chance to turn it around

      1. Thanks

  13. Alex/Byron

    Trade offer: I get Jared Goff and Yeldon and give up Chris Thompson?

    I own Fournette

  14. I just got offered Drake for Hyde.

    Is this a go?

    1. If the Hyde owner is an idiot.

    2. If you get Hyde. Yes

  15. Was just offered AP Breida and Jimmy Graham in exchange I send Fournette and his vagina along with Cohen and Kelce.. full PPR .. other rb are Kamara and Lamar miller.. currently 1-3 but hold wildcard spot with All Play wins

    1. Don’t trade fournette

  16. (Hyde’ N Green in my Rolls Royce) 3-1. Half point.
    I’m thinking about trading Kamara for Gurly. The gurly owner offered It. My only concern is kamaras goal line work going forward- something I know for sure gurly has.. Along with that backfield to himself. Thoughts?

    1. Not a bad idea. Kamara will still get his so I wouldn’t worry too much. Personally I’m not a fan of a one for one same caliber of player deal.

  17. Post By

    Should I drop Evan Engram if I have Njoku? standard league

    1. What TE you are playing right now?

  18. Vance McDonald over Eric Ebron in a .5ppr for rest of the season?

    1. Might want to be playing match ups until Doyle comes back

  19. Post By

    trade offer to qb league: I have fournette and no yeldon. I give Holmes, lamar miller and josh Gordon for Matt ryan, joe mixon and gronk. Good to go?

    1. I like it

  20. standard 10 team league. my mark ingram for his dalvin cook? What do you think?

    1. I want Ingram. His fresh legs beat Cook’s banged up legs

  21. Post By

    Team name: Thanks Fournetthing. 12 team standard, Is djax droppable for taywan taylor? I’ve tried trading him, but my league hates him.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      If you want Taylor, I think so. You can’t package DJax with somebody else for even just one decent player in return to clear a roster spot?! Lol, you have a smart league.

  22. How do you feel about Watkins, Agholor, Shady, or Breida? Anyone them droppable, particular looking at Coutee. They are all on my bench at the moment, with needing most help at WR

    1. could drop agholor outside of ppr

  23. Post By Show Me Your TDs

    .5 PPR 1-3 great team just not producing yet. Do we like Njoku over ASJ ROS?

  24. Whats the take on Tarik Cohen moving forward in PPR, RB 2 ? High End Flex?

    1. flex with upside until he gets regular touches

  25. Drop agholor or morris in standard? Need a defense have bears on bye.

  26. Post By

    Got an offer. I would receive kelce and Golden Tate for Mike Evans, fournette and Ebron. 1 ppr.

  27. Post By

    12 team full point ppr
    -Was offered Julio and Royce Freeman or Julio and Riddick or Buck Allen (he has Ajayi too) for:
    Edelman and Beastmode or Mike Evans and Hines

    Wr remaining-Thielen, Kirk, Taywan Taylor, Crowder and Alshon
    Rb remaining-Dion Lewis, Saquan, Duke Johnson


    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      We’d put our black ski mask on immediately and take Julio and Royce for BeastMode and Edelman, straight to the fucking bank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If this means your WR will be Evans + Julio + Thielen and RBs = Royce + Dion + Saquon + Duke =. FUCK YESSSSS!!!!!!

      1. Post By

        Haha. Accepted!
        I owe the roster construction to you guys, and the mystical draft sheet.

        A Pro Member big THANKS

  28. Is R Penny worth keeping on my bench as a stash or a fantasy dud? Was thinking about picking up Montgomery as a replacement. Not a major upgrade but at least he sees the field.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Only if you are actually going to play TyM

  29. Post By

    Listened to ww podcast but didn’t hear anything about Chubb. I own Hyde and also the top waiver. Do I use it on Chubb or save it?

    Also available:


    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      If I owned Hyde, I’d want to own Chubb for sure. You’re safe to burn the waiver spot.

  30. boys

    roster management question, PPR league i have David Johnson and on my bench i have Chase Edmonds as his handcuff, i also have Carlos Hyde, Tarik Cohen and Buck Allen, in this league i only have to start one RB, my question is do i pick up Nick Chubb and if so who do i drop Chase or Buck Allen or do i just stand pat?

    Lone Wolf 2-2

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Seeing how bad the Cardinals offense has been, we could see dropping Edmonds. You can’t hold two handcuffs and that’s what you’re dong w/ Hyde + Chubb. It’s a better handcuff situation. Also, in PPR Cohen and Allen are solid bench players. Keep Grinding Lone Wolf.

  31. .5 PPR I AM 0-4 and need a win badly. After listening to broadcast I am thinking about picking up Tawon Taylor.


    Derek Carr
    Marcus Mariota or
    Christian Kirk?

    Thanks. And I just need to make playoffs and think I will!!!

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      I’d drop Kirk or Carr depending on where you are short. Keep Mariota. I bet you have a solid team brother. Keep grinding. You need a 2 game win streak right now. Time to go all in for the win.

  32. Alvin and the Art Monks

    Should I drop Breida to pick up Aaron Jones ?


    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      I don’t think so

  33. Post By

    I was offered bell and Connor for Ingram and Enunwa. I have barkley and howard and Enunwa was my wr 4. Should I do it?

  34. Thoughts on Luck this week without TY. Would you stream Mariota, Carr, or Flacco over him? I can also pickup Dalton off waivers possibly. Sit Luck? How would you rank those other 4 this week?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Have to wait for rankings. I’d pick up 1-2 of those guys. Like them all. Very close call.

  35. 12 person .5 ppr auction league. I spent $22 of my $200 on Kenyan Drake. Thinking about dropping him and picking up Nyheim Hines for half the price since Drake is unusable at this point. What do you think?

  36. Post By Robert Braswell

    im nervous as hell about luck this week…Bortles is available would have to drop calloway or lamar miller to do..Benching Hilton obviously
    starting Luck, D johnson ,Conner , Juju, Kupp, V. Mcdonald, Mixon
    bench- Hilton, miller, J Gordon, Kerryon Johnson, Ridley, Calloway. Bears Def..Do I pick up Bortles and cowboys def

  37. Post By Electricwessel

    I’ve got Brees but picked up bortles on FA. Should I drop him and get Stafford with Galladay as my flex?

    1. Post By Electricwessel

      Or do I pick Goff up off free agency?

  38. Hey guys

    Loyal subscriber starting 0-4 second year in a row but don’t blame RW — it’s bad breaks and blah.

    On WW should I grab Keke in HOU or M Davis in SEA? Any other ideas on my roster? 12 team / 0.5 ppr

    P Rivers, B Mayfield
    L Fournette, A Collins, K Drake, J Williams, G Bernard, N Chubb
    J Jones, E Sanders, A Robinson, M Williams
    J Tucker


  39. EDIT above — I have Dissly now and am dropping him to grab Keke or M Davis

  40. Would you cut Hogan and/or Davante Parker for Coutee and/or Taywan Taylor?

  41. Post By RAWC n Roll Express

    I know this is crazy to ask, but would you drop Agholor for Chubb? My Wr are Hopkins, Diggs, Kupp, Tate, Boyd and Coutee. Rbs are Barkley, Conner, Howard, Hyde and Lindsay. Just looking at the Chubb deal as upside and handcuff for Hyde.

  42. Feeling weak at WR, but stacked at RB. Another team has M. Thomas and Antonio, but no notable RBs. Any reasonable trade you’d recommend? 10-team Std. league, I got:
    QB – Ben
    RB – Saquon, Gordon, Connor, Cook, K. Johnson
    WR – E. Sander, TY, Ridley, C. Davis, J. Gordon
    TE – McDonald, Olsen (IR slot)


  43. Need some depth at TE, only have Ebron. Would you drop TY Hilton for any of these: AS Jenkins, T. Kroft, D. Goedert, G. Swaim? Full point PPR. My other receivers are: OBJ, T. Boyd, C. Kupp, C. Davis. Love the content as a premium member!

  44. Should I drop any of these players to pick up Lamar Miller? Keryon Johnson, marshon lynch, Alshon Jeffery, sammy Watkins, amari cooper or gee bernard. Full point ppr. Need some rb help until I get bell back.

  45. Trade Offer:

    I trade away Kerryon Johnson , Dalvin Cook and cooper Kupp

    I get

    ObJ and Fournette

    I have yeldon now.

  46. Trade offer. 12man ppr! I give up LYNCH and Lindsay for Mixon

    My other RB are Bell, connor, Hyde…

    I can pick up Penny, M.Davis, Hines, KeKe WR HOU, Taylor TEN, DJ Moore off weavers!?

    MY Wr, AJ, Adams GB, Gordon NE, Calloway.

    AS bench spot replacements if i take the trade.

  47. Post By

    Guys – what is the strategy and thinking about what to do with D’Onta Foreman and stashing him with the news he could return off of the PUP in week 7?

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