RosterWatch Week 6 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.

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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. Was Marlon Mack’s own % too high?

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    Trade offer to give up Tyler Boyd and Alex Collins and would be getting Keenan Allen in a 12 team Ppr league. I own Melvin Gordon also.
    Make the trade or hold on to Boyd?

    1. i’d make the move if it improves your starting lineup

  3. My rb situation is pretty solid, but I’m always looking for playoff potential changers. Ito is above D’Onta, but when healthy it looks like D’Onta may be a starter, and so far it looks like Ito is playing second fiddle.

    Which has the most playoff time upside? Or will neither really move the needle?

    1. Ito has the quickest path to touches and is on the better offense. i’d try to add both, but ito is still on top for me.

  4. 10 team 0.5 pt ppr, 3-3 record and need some help
    RB: Hunt, Fournette, McCoy, Kerryon Johnson, and Royce Freeman
    WR: TY Hilton, E Sanders, Alshon Jeffrey, Marvin Jones, and Josh Gordon
    TE: J Reed
    Is it time to drop Freeman and/or Jones for Tarik Cohen, Marlon Mack, D’Onta Foreman, DJ Moore, Taylor Gabriel, C Kirk, D Njoku, or OJ Howard? All are on WW plus others in WW cheat sheet.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Maybe Freeman for – Njoku, or Cohen

      Suppose you could drop Marvin for Kirk, that’s a very aggressive move. Not sure I’m ready for it yet. But couldn’t hate on your for it

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    Somehow Clement is still out on the wire in one of my leagues (dropped right before game with report of “pitch count”). Would he be ahead of Ito?

    Are both Clement and Ito more valuable than Bilal Powell?

    1. yes, i wouldn’t say either is more valuable than powell at this point. both have more upside though.

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    1. Would you drop engram if I have Njoku?

    2. Should I pick up micheal crabtree over kirk and dede?

    Standard scoring

    1. 1. no 2. i like kirk’s upside more than crabtree

  7. I have Wentz, Winston, Keenum, Flacco, Mariota, Trubisky and other QBs on the ww. I need someone to fill in for Ben this week. Any suggestions on who to drop for a QB? Also, should I drop anyone to pickup Howard or Engram at TE to backup Olsen? 10-team, standard league.

    QB: Ben
    WR: TY, Sanders, Davis, Ridley, Gordon
    RB: Melvin, Barkley, Connor, Cook, K. Johnson
    TE: Olsen

    Thanks for the help!

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      I’d drop CDavis to grab a QB . Would prob drop Ridley for Engram, maybe Kerryon

    2. wentz, i could drop kj. i might be using one of those guys instead of olsen actually. he def needs a backup. his foot could go anytime

  8. My team’s injuries are killing me and I need help. A 2-4 record in a 10-team standard scoring league and I’m not giving up. I have:
    QB Stafford (and Mayfield for the Lions past bye week)
    RB Fournette, Hyde, Collins, K Johnson & Clement
    WR Allen, Hilton, JuJu, Kupp & Brown
    TE Kittle
    DST Bears
    We play 2RB/2WR/1 Flex RB or WR

    No one in my league has interest in trading (insanity) so I’m really working the waiver wire hard to survive. I’m dropping Mayfield and open to dropping a WR or RB, if necessary.

    1. Do I drop Kittle for Njoku, OJ Howard or even Engram?
    2. Pick up Cohen again (dropped him again for a DST when Bears were on bye)? Or, pick back up M Goodwin?
    3. Bears D – was last week an anomaly or is it time to drop and go back to streaming?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      In 10 Team, John Brown can be dropped too

      Close call on TE- look at the upcoming matchups, esp since you need the win. All those guys should prob be owned.

      For me, it comes down to Kittle vs NJoku

    2. Post By Byron Lambert

      I’d be a bit concerned about CHI Def this wk vs NE. I’d hang onto them just in case they are for real. I’d grab Goodwin

    3. 1. those are all viable options, but i think you should hold kittle
      2. yes, you need more help at rb. mostert is a great add too
      3. i think they’re still legit. well as legit as any nfl defense right now

  9. Standard league. Need help bad. Should I pick up P. Barber, I. Smith or M. Mack, T. Gabriel, J. Kearse or M. Goodwin. 0-6 lost Freeman this week.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Goodwin and Ito would be the top players on the sheet. Depends on if you need a WR or RB. Sounds like you might need a RB w/ Freeman out.

  10. Assuming those not on this list are worth a higher waiver claim?

    For example- Marquise Goodwin, Marlon Mack, Evan Engram, Crabtree, and Demaryius are all available in my league. I imagine some of these should be a higher claim than some of those on the cheat sheet, right?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Yes- grab Goodwin, Engram, and Crab

  11. Would Callaway be at the top or bottom of this wr group?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      He’e be in the top half of the second tier (<10%)

  12. I also have engram and njoku in a .5 ppr considering dropping one of them. also have royce freeman who i’m considering dropping for Ito smith. what do you think

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    Couldn’t wait for the trade pod post so posting here.

    24 team 0.5PPR dynasty trade… I trade Jordan Howard for DJ Moore? Thoughts? Thx

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Close call. If I was deep at RB and needed a WR, I’d do it. Only hesitation is Cam’s limitation as a passer + obv selling Howard low as possible

  14. Who’s the add this week as far as the raiders backfield goes in ppr? The muscle hampster and Richard are available on waivers in my league. How much fab %. Thanks

    1. Post By Byron Lambert


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    ppr league

    His OBJ and kareem hunt for my Kamara?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      You get OBJ and Hunt for Kamara?! Fuck yes

  16. Would you drop Will Fuller for Crabtree, Marquise Goodwin (or one of Jag WRs – Cole or westbrook? thanks

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      I prob would for Goodwin

  17. 10 team full point ppr.

    Current RBs: Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott, Joe Mixon, Sony Michel, and Mark Ingram
    Current WRs: Julio Jones, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Stefon Diggs, and Emmanuel Sanders

    Got proposed a trade offer where I would give up Emmanuel Sanders and receive Allen Robinson. I don’t like the trade offer.

    Your thoughts?

    1. Stay put. Ridiculous squad!

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      How is this is a real team? lol team is disgusting

  18. I have DForeman as my 6th RB for potential upside
    I also have Kamara, GordonJr, Mixon, JConnor and CThompson in PPR
    Should I keep DForeman as a stash? Or pick up available ISmith or ACollins or PBarber or Clement or Mack. Instead?
    Or pick up GioBernard to get HC of Mixon?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Check on Gio’s health, but in general he real should be owned by Mixon owners. Unfortunately, you can’t own all these guys. Foreman is a high upside boom – bust stash. All of those other guys should be owned in most leagues, and have more immediate value- but maybe less speculative upside. Depends on what you’re looking for- Marlon Mack might be a nice combo of the two. In most leagues those other guys are owned over Foreman

  19. Need WR help. Have Todd Gurley. Is McCaffery/ Smith-Shuster or Odell/Tevin Coleman a better return?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      CMC + JJSS

  20. Would you pick up Goodwin or Ito in a ppr?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Prob Goodwin

      1. Thanks. It’s a 10 team. Drop J. Brown or G. Allison? Love the show!

  21. Alex/Byron

    I was offered a bold trade. Here it is:

    I trade Devante Adams for David Johnson and Dalvin Cook. Here is my current roster:

    R Freeman

    D Adams
    Smith Schuster
    G Allison.

    I know risky to get rid of Adams, but is the reward worth it? If Johnson and Cook get right, they could bring me s high end WR. Or just reject and stand pat, working the waiver wire.


    1. I don’t really see the upside out weighing the risk. A rock solid #1 wr for an injured Cook and DJ in a poor offense.

  22. Where would you place Marquise Goodwin (45% owned in Yahoo) ??

  23. Dynasty question. 12 Team PPR. This team was the dominant team for a while but last year I had the 3rd pick and this year I am 2-4 and not competing with the top teams anymore

    QB-Luck, Carr, Rosen
    RB-Devonta Freeman, Jordan Howard, Austin Ekeler, Derrick Henry, Wendall Smallwood, Jamal Williams, Ronald Jones
    WR:Mike Evans, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Brandin Cooks, Allen Robinson, Dez Bryant, Courtland Sutton, Paul Richardson, John Ross
    TE-David Njoku, Trey Burton, Eric Ebron

    I feel like my team is solid, but it’s not a title contender anymore, our league is super top heavy, you wouldn’t believe me if I read off the top teams roster his team is stacked. But he needs a TE and he is a Melvin Gordon owner who wants Ekeler. He offered me one of his 2 firsts, whichever is higher (Probably will be mid to mid-late first) for Ekeler and Burton.

    1. i could live with that

  24. Post By Uncle_Maynard

    .5ppr got offered James connor and Goff for Sony Michel. I have Stafford and Jameis at qb also. I have Alex Collins, Dion Lewis and nick chubb at RB.

    1. i wouldn’t do it. michel’s arrow is up, and conner is a big question mark right now.

  25. Post By John Hunsberger

    Standard lg , do I drop Allison for Goodwin ?

    1. Post By John Hunsberger

      Or drop Godwin ?

      1. i could drop godwin for him

  26. Is Robby Anderson worth holding anymore?

    1. his inconsistency at this point in the season makes him droppable

  27. What do I offer for Le’Veon in .5 ppr.

    Le’Veon team owner needs RB help

    My RBs: Gurley, Ingram, McCoy, Drake, Fournette, Kerryon
    WRs: Odell, Mike Evans, Sammy Watkins, Dede Westbrook

    1. watkins and drake or ingram

  28. Should I flip James White for Diggs in a ppr? My other RBs are Kamara, Sony Michel, ChrisThompson and Lindsay. I would be adding Diggs to these WRs: Aj Green, Juju, and Bob Woods.

    1. only if you can start 4 wrs

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    Standard: would you drop Sammy Watkins for M. Goodwin?

    1. pretty similar outlooks. goodwin being the no.1 option on his time might give the edge

  30. 12 team half-PPR league (3-3)
    2 RB, 2 WR, 1 FLEX

    QB: Big Ben
    WRs: K. Allen, Gordon, Kupp, Kirk, Callaway
    RBs: Zeke, Mixon, Howard, Drake, Kerryon, Buck Allen
    TE: Jared Cook
    DEF: Bears

    1) Record is now 3-3 in this league and need to drop TWO maybe THREE guys for a BYE week filler at QB and TE but also considering grabbing Colts DEF or Cardinals instead of playing the Bears this week? Who are my top two or three cuts here? I’m thinking Buck and Callaway? I might drop my kicker for either of the Defenses and try to make a trade during the week to free up a spot unless you see another easy drop?

    2) Also who are my best trade pieces and which player(s) would you think would be the best to try and acquire?

    1. callaway, allen, kj. kupp, howard and drake are tradable. i’d go for a premier te like ertz , kelce, or kittle. gronk is a good buy low too. also might look for another qb

  31. I lost Devonta Freeman to IR, want to pick up Ito to replace him, but I need to drop someone. 10 team half point PPR league.

    QB- Ben, Jameis
    RB- Hunt, Yeldon, Lindsay, Kerryon,
    WR- AB, Evans, ARob, Amari, Kupp, Watkins
    TE- Engram, Ebron

    1. i’d drop watkins, kj, or coop

      1. Coop could mean Amari or Cooper Kupp… I hope you mean drop Amari instead of Kupp

      2. I would drop Amari just because I think you may need the depth at WR.

        1. Sorry meant need the depth at RB

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    Standard 12 team. 1rb/2wr/1te/2flx.

    Should I give up Hopkins for Keenan Allen and Shady McCoy?

    RBs: Conner, Ingram, Cook, Peterson, Freeman
    WRs: Hopkins, ARob, Algholor, Allison, Enunwa
    TE: Rudolph

    1. Seems fair. DHop and Keenan are both elite WR1s and you get a Shady with the trade.

    2. I wouldn’t… Shady will likely be on your bench almost every week and I would much rather have Hopkins over Allen

  33. Interesting. No one in my league picked up It Smith this morning. I had the last waiver spot so decided not to get him to fill other needs. What an easy pick up this morning. :/

  34. Post By

    Hey guys, another Big Ben Bye week question. Currently on the WW I have Winston, Smith, Mayfield, Flacco, Manning, Beatherd, etc. should I target one of these or someone else?

    And I need to pick one Taylor Gabriel, Josh Gordon, Marvin Jones this week. I have TY but think if he goes he will be shut down by White this week. Any thoughts?

    1. Go for Winston.

      Taylor prob since Chicago may have to air it out against the Pats. I don’t think you can go wrong with Gordon either for the TD upside.

      Not feeling Marvin at this time since he seems to be 3rd on the pecking order…

  35. Post By

    Two questions… are we at the point where Amari Cooper is drop-able (to replace with Kirk, Kearse, Snead etc)? And who is better ROS: Ito Smith or Nick Chubb (also own Hyde if that makes a difference)?

    1. I am at that point too with Cooper. I can’t trade him at all and it might be best to cut our losses.

      I would roll with Ito.

  36. Do I trade jordan Howard for drake

  37. No offense, Sushi…but I’d prefer you don’t answer:

    Guys, I have two questions:
    1) In a PPR this week, Sony, Hyde or Cohen in my flex?
    2) In a league with no penalties for turnovers, Brees or Bortles?

    Thanks in advance!

  38. No Anthony Miller on the cheat sheet?

  39. Marquise Goodwin was dropped, so was Fitz – worth the pick up to drop Callaway?

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    Trade offer :
    I would get : Ju Ju Smith Schuster and B. Powell –

    For Brandin Cooks and Kyle Rudolph

    Current WR are AJ, Keenan Allen, TY, B. cooks, Kirk, and Westbrook, Can play up to 5

    I have Ebron at TE

  41. Alright RW Nation… I got offered Carlos Hyde for Tyler Boyd straight up in a 12 man .5 pt ppr league
    It’s .5 pt ppr and QB’s get 6pts for a TD.
    My team is as follows. (Both my starting RB’s are on bye the same week so it makes sense but I’m also 6-0 and it wouldn’t ruin me to lose a game)
    QB- Big Ben
    RB1 – David Johnson
    RB2 – Mixon
    WR1 – Davante Adams
    WR2- Tyreek Hill
    Flex – Tyler Boyd
    Bench = Ito Smith, Kerryon, C. Hogan, Will Fuller, M. Breida.

    1. meh, hyde is very td dependent. i like where you are

  42. Would you drop ekeler for Ito?

  43. Post By

    Drop Dion Lewis for Christian Kirk in PPR?

  44. What’s your opinion on Leveon playing in the near future? I’m 6-0, would you trade Kerryon for Bell?

    1. i would, but i don’t love kj’s situation. bell could win your season. i don’t see kj doing that. bell has to be back by week 10 i believe, so you would have him for your playoffs, which i’m assuming you’ll make at 6-0

  45. Guys, I have two questions:
    1) In a PPR this week, Sony, Hyde or Cohen in my flex?
    2) In a league with no penalties for turnovers, Brees or Bortles?

    Thanks in advance!

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