RosterWatch Week 6 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. Post By

    Byron – would you use a high waiver priority to grab Morris? I have Kamara on bye and otherwise left with Collins, Lewis, and injured breida. Dropping gio…

    1. It wouldn’t be a bad move for the week

      1. Post By Byron Lambert


  2. Post By

    Thanks guys, already waiver claiming Brate. But at WR, would you grab DJax or Lockett over Westbrook? We have 5 player benches on a 10-team standard league, so lots of WRs available.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Very very close call. It’s between Lockett and Westbrook for me. Wouldn’t go out of my way to make the change or lose too much sleep

  3. Just picked up Kirk and saw DeDe was available still. Would you drop ARob, Ekeler, Crowell, Njoku, Burton, or Kirk for him?

    1. I would consider burton. No need to have two te

    2. Post By Byron Lambert

      Don’t think so

  4. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

    Did Yeldon increase his sell-high status? Or did that performance turn him into more of a hold?

    1. Sell that man. He is just a backup. When fournette comes back he is nothing

  5. Would Crowell be at the top of your waiver wire if he was available.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      By default, yes

  6. PPR Play 3WR 2RB and Flex League
    I have
    WR: THill, JSMith-Schuster, C Ridley, Enunwa, MJones,Jr., NAgholor
    RB: MGordon, Kamara, Mixon, JConnor, CThompson

    Is it worth it to drop Agholor and pick up off waivers a RB of WR?
    A RB – to make up for the upcoming “loss” of James Conner: (on Waiver: Ekeler, NHines, MDavis, Smallwood, Foreman, Clement
    A WR – available are GAllison, Kirk, Godwin and Coutee

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Yes – prob Hines

  7. Is D’Onta the better stash over Ronald Jones? PPR.

    1. If it matters I also have Watson and Fuller, so I’d be very Houston heavy.

    2. I would say no. Take the healthy man.

      1. Post By Byron Lambert

        In the case of all the Texans, I agree

    3. Post By Byron Lambert

      I think so

  8. No Tre’quan Smith?

    1. Post By

      That’s what I was thinking..

  9. Would you recommend dropping Vance MacDonald for Uzoma? Half point PPR.

  10. I’m flummoxed that the PPR monster known as Kyle Juszczyk was omitted.

    1. Moving forward, and if he becomes a thing, I will be referring to him as “The Juszczyk!”

  11. Post By RAWC n Roll Express

    In a 16 team league would you drop K. Cole for Ronald Jones or M. Scantling?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Prob for Jones

  12. Post By

    Hey, guys.

    The Skank Squad 3-2

    Somehow, the Kamara owner in my 10 team ppr league is in last place. Thanks to you guys I destroyed this draft using the cheat sheet, so I’m holding Mixon, Conner McCaffrey, Zeke, and Breida. I thought about offering Conner and Mixon for Kamara. Any input is appreciated.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      That’s too much. Offer Conner and a WR or something

  13. Streaming QBs
    I have ADalton and Mayfield
    Available on waivers are: Winston and Stafford
    Drop Mayfield for Winston and play him this week?

    Stafford worth me owning after his bye this week – over the above QBs?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Stafford doesn’t have to be picked up right now. Yeah, I’d drop Mayfield for Winston.

  14. Post By

    Full point PPR: my rb’s are connor, saquon, mccaffrey, michel, and mixon. WR’s are tyreek and juju. Being offered a trade of drew brees and mike evans for tyreek and my choice of mccafrey or mixon. Thoughts?

  15. Standard dynasty. In major rebuild mode. Is Smallwood a good sell right now? Or is he a hold? I feel like he is going to be a lifetime backup.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      A good sell

  16. Post By Austin Benedict

    Half point PPR. Sit one:

    Crowell, Freeman (Atlanta), Allen Robinson, Emmanuel Sanders

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Will just have to wait for rankings as we move through the wk, including Trashmans flex rankings

  17. Post By Fantasy Beast

    Need a quality starting RB since Ajayi just went down. Current RBs: Buck and Lindsay. Win now mode: 0-5

    How would you rank following 5 RBs moving forward? – AP, Aaron Jones, Dalvin Cook, Ekeler, Chris Carson
    Willing to trade either of my RBs, packaged with my bench WRs, Sammy Watkins or Manny Sanders, for one of those 5 above.
    Have Keenan Allen also available for potential trades but I know you guys are high on him the rest of the season. His lack of production has been crushing me so far.

    Desperately need the help, boys. Thanks.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Do what you have to get a win. Just depends on what you can get. Think you saw Keenan come back to life this wk. Nobody is untouchable.

      Prob: Cook, Carson, Ekeler, Jones, AP

      Obv you need to look at the matchups for this wk on any of these deals.

      1. Thanks, Byron! You’re the man, appreciate all the help.

  18. What am I doing with Jamaal Williams and Keryon Johnson? They’re my RB 4 and 5 – We dropping either of them for some of this waiver wire business.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Not Kerryon! JW can be dropped for any of the top guys

  19. Second question – Antonio Callaway is no longer on the WR list and only 27% owned in Yahoo…. we no longer on that dude? Picked him up a couple weeks ago – we droping for any of these other WRs. My Wrs are stacked so not much of a need for him. (Green, Evans, Hilton, Sanders)

  20. Following up as I need all the help I can get with my now unbelievable 0-5 team!

    12 team Standard league: 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 FLEX
    QB: Stafford
    WRs: JuJu, Kupp, Gordon, Watkins, Baldwin, Callaway
    RBs: DJ, Collins, Mixon, Kerryon, Ekeler
    TE: McDonald

    1. Currently have a 4th waiver claim in to drop Pats DEF for Winston … other QBs are Dalton, Borltes, Mayfield, Mariota, Flacco, Smith etc… If I get Winston, is Stafford droppable?

    2. Drop McDonald for Brate?

    3. What about dropping Callaway for Morris or Kirk?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Pick up the QBs highest in the rankings. With that depth on your wire, you don’t need to roster more than 1 QB. Stafford is a close call . Some of those guys are prob over 50% owned. Don’t drop Vance. Yes on #3

      1. Thanks Byron! Your expert advice is greatly appreciated!

  21. Post By

    1/2 ppr: would you trade mixon/juju/Edelman for Gurley and R. Freeman? Start 2 wr: would be left with Keenan/Fuller/Gordon/Watkins. Thanks for all of the great work!

  22. Post By

    12 team PPR:
    Will fuller or Adrian Peterson in my flex this week?

  23. Still stashing DJ Moore even though he’s off the sheet?

  24. Is Cobb worth dropping for Kirk?

  25. Play 3WR 2RB and Flex
    My Team
    RB: MGordon, Kamara, Mixon, JConnor, CThompson
    WR: THill, JSMith-Schuster, C Ridley, Enunwa, MJones,Jr., NAgholor

    Drop Agholor and pick up off waivers a RB of WR?
    A RB – to make up for the upcoming “loss” of James Conner – available are MDavis, Smallwood, Foreman, Clement
    A WR – available are Kirk, Godwin and Coutee

  26. RB – Hunt, D Freeman, Yeldon, Lindsay, Kerryon Johnson
    WR- AB, Evans, ARob, Kupp, A Cooper, S Watkins
    TE- Ebron, Engram

    Do you see anyone you would drop to stash D’Onta Foreman in a half point ppr?

  27. Keep Hines, or drop for Morris or Mike Davis?

  28. Looking to package a top QB in a deal for Fournette (6 points passing TD) – I picked up Winston, while already having Brees and Mahomes on my team. Am I wrong to think Brees should be traded based on the remaining schedule and the fact people this might be his highest point this season?

  29. Trade offer in 8 team PPR:
    I get Hunt, C. Davis and Edelman. Give up AJ, P. Lindsay and McCoy

    My other WR (start 3) and RB (start 2) plus RB/WR flex spot:
    Mixon, Michel, Lemar Miller, Dion Lewis
    Allen Robinson, E. Sanders, JuJu, Keenan Allen

  30. So I have Engram & McDonald at TE. Engram just got ruled out for TNF. Should I start McDonald? Or go after Brate, OJ Howard, or Uzomah, or X for this week?

  31. Would you drop either Vance McD or Njoku for Brate in a PPR? Thanks

  32. 10 team Standard

    Drop Breida for Nyheim Hines ?

  33. Pretty deep Half Point PPR league. I’m pretty stacked at WR but due to injuries and a bye week I’m really hurting at RB this week. I need 2 of these RB’s:


    Would I be crazy to play both Eagles RB’s?

  34. Post By

    with Golden Tate on a bye I need a flex and my rostered options are Taywan Taylor and Crowell. With Crowell now a gametime decision i was planning on dropping Bernard, Taylor or Barber (or all 3). Which would you drop, and for which of the following available? Sanu, Kirk, Westbrook, Callaway, Ch Rogers, Snead? Also Vance or Rudolph this week?

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