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.

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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 .

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  1. I play 1QB 3WR 2RB 1Flex 1TE 5-1 Thank you!
    CRidley CGodwin JJ Smith-Schuster RWoods C Lamb
    ZElliott AEkeler JRobinson AGibson LFournette JKelley

    Available on Waiver:
    CEdmunds AMattison ZMoss
    Ruggs Claypool Aiyuk

    Take any of these over what I have? Launch Fornette?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      I would drop him for Mattison if you think playing Mattison this wk in great matchup will help you win. Otherwise, I think your WR are strong and it might be worth keeping LF as a stash w/ upside. You might need it at some point. Kelley is another guy to consider dropping for Mattison, Ruggs, Claypool, Aiyuk (not sure on Edmonds- close call) – but I see you may be keeping him as a hedge as an Ekeler owner- which I don’t hate b/c I’m not sure you will ever start these other guys

  2. I have Brady QB
    Keep or
    Available on Waiver: Dalton Goff Herbert Would have to drop Brady

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      I’d probably keep him- but I would keep a close eye on Godwin’s status- as well as the schedules for these options

  3. Good evening RosterWatch Nation.

    Need advice on a trade offer:

    12 team .5ppr 4-1 record

    My Team
    QB- Mahomes & Newton
    RBs- A Jones, R Mostart, J Robinson, A Gibson, Bell, Freeman
    WRs- Evans, Woods, Hollywood Brown, D Johnson.
    TE- J Sonnu

    Trade offer:
    My Freeman and Bell
    His Chubb And JK Dobbins

    Do you like this trade? Should I request J Williams instead of Dobbins to handcuff

    Thanks for your input.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Hell yeah you should take it!I like the Dobbins stash but the handcuff might be really smart- your call If you have Jones, Mostert, Robinson, Gibson, you may never need Dobbins – and he would need two guys to get injured Gus and Ingram. I’d. try to get Jamaal- good thinking. Good deal for your team

  4. Post By

    Unfortunately had Dak go down this week, Should I grab Dalton? Or Grab Fitzmagic and pair him with Devante Parker, or should I grab Minshew whos passing the ball 49 times a game? also have Shenault and Chark.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Prob Dalton 1 and Minshew 2- close call- play the matchups and check out DJ Chark status

  5. Post By

    What do we do with the chargers backfield? Jackson is on waivers I have Kelley on my bench.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Would pick Jackson up to own the situation, and see how it shakes out

  6. Post By

    Schultz or hockensen ROS?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Prob Hock, I might have said Schultz before the Dak injury

  7. Trying to decide who to drop and pickup..

    Players to drop
    E engram- (I have Kelce)
    M brown ( I have D Henderson)
    D Harris
    Dionte johnson

    Available- please rank I think I could pickup shenault without using waiver claypool prolly not
    M Williams

    Also- I’m thin at wrs devonte Parker and Allen Robison are my starters with Dionte on bench

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      I’d drop Engram and Brown if I needed to. I’d rank them Claypool, Shenault, Williams

  8. Post By Byron Lambert

    With the caveat that if you don’t need a play this wk- I might move Williams over Shenault

  9. Who should I pick up? Pick one

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Oh man- such a tough call. Probably Ruggs or Deebo – love them all

  10. PPR Trade Question (4 player Keeper – 1st year)

    Getting: Carson
    Giving: Gurley and Hardman

    RBs: Zeke, Harris, Kelley, Moss
    Wrs: Robinson, Woods, Allen, Edelman, Ruggs, Aiyuk, Claypool, Ford

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Close call- look at the upcoming schedules and keep collecting wins. I know Gurley still has a solid schedule for a few weeks – this is a bit of a marginal move, but giving up Hardman isn’t a ton so it’s close to fair- just not sure how much it improves your situation. Don’t just trade to trade- although I do probably like Carson a little better big picture- I might see what else is out there in your league

  11. Trade question

    Give Fuller and Herbert
    Receive DJ Moore

    Do you trust Fuller to stay healthy all year?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      I would keep Fuller and Herbert

  12. Post By

    Russ on a bye which QB as a fill in this week?
    Matt Ryan(I have ridley)

    1. Post By Alan Seslowsky

      Tannehill looks very comfortable in this offense. Id lean on him until he cools off.

  13. Hey guys, 10 team PPR/PPC league. I’m 3-2 and need help at RB. I have Mixon, Monty, DJ, Fournette, Harris, Kelly and Dobbins Should I drop Dobbins for Edmonds or Gaskins? Also, at WR i Have DHop, Ridley, Noore, Chark, and Boyd. Drop Kelly and pick up a WR. Claypool, Cooks, M Williams, Gallup, Manny Sanders, Ruggs and Hilton are out there. Thanks for the help.

    1. Jesus,I wish my waiver wires looked like that. Drop Dobbins for Gaskin or Edmonds for sure. Drop Kelley for Edmonds,Claypool,or Ruggs.

      Never can have too many RBs and your WR depth is good so I’d prioritize those RBs first. Gaskin is a starter with volume and Edmonds could be on the verge of taking Drake’s job.

    2. And if it’s point per carry,definitely the RBs!

  14. Post By

    Bottom of bench WR? Have room for 2.
    -Jeudy is on my bench.
    -John brown
    -tee Higgins

    1. Post By


    2. Post By Alan Seslowsky

      Slayton is firmly a top 24 WR, maybe top 15. Higgins role keeps growing. I’d go with him.

  15. PPR Trade Question (4 player Keeper – 1st year)

    Getting: Carson
    Giving: Harris and Edelman

    RBs: Zeke, Harris, Kelley, Moss, Gurley
    Wrs: Robinson, Woods, Allen, Edelman, Ruggs, Aiyuk, Claypool, Ford, Hardman.

    Would this be better than the Gurley and Hardman trade for Carson?

    1. Post By Alan Seslowsky

      Getting Carson is a HR for you. Do that trade!

  16. Waiver wire.. With dak out.. Pick up Dalton or tannehill? Also have deshaun Watson rostered

    1. Post By Alan Seslowsky

      Tannehill looks really good. I’d prefer him, though you can argue Dalton has better pass catchers..kinda.

  17. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

    Talk me off the ledge here, but I’m fearful of Mixon’s upcoming schedule, and at 0-5, gotta try and make something positive happen.

    I’m targeting David Johnson who has a much more favorable short-term schedule (and I need to win this week). So I’m thinking of packaging Mixon with a:

    – Deebo Samuel
    – Laviska Shenault
    – Maybe a DJ Moore (that would be a little too rich for me, I think)

    In a vacuum, I don’t know that I’d push this move, but I need a win this week.

    10-team, .5 PPR.

    1. Post By Alan Seslowsky

      There has been chatter from Houston coaches that they need to get Duke more involved. As we have seen it is a dangerous game to try to count on the schedule staying as is. What looks like a good schedule today can be a poor one tomorrow. I like Mixon, bad schedule and all over DJ. Good luck!

  18. Should i drop Hayden Hurst for Hockenson, ppr format?

    1. Post By Alan Seslowsky

      Very reasonable. Go for it

  19. Post By

    Hey all, 4-1 in a 2-QB, PPR.

    I lost Dak, no backup, will be trading for a new #2.

    I plan on trying to FAAB for Dalton… but more importantly looking to make a trade.

    Is David Johnson for Baker Mayfield bad?
    Other offers sent my way – Cousins for Carson; Garoppolo + TY Hilton for David Johnson + Shenault

    Rest of team…
    QB – Mahomes
    QB – ???
    WR – Adams
    WR – Diggs
    WR – Parker
    RB – Carson
    RB – David Johnson
    TE – Schults
    Flex – Melvin Gordon
    Bench – Antionio Gibson
    L. Shenault Jr
    Anthony Miller
    C. Hyde

    1. Post By Alan Seslowsky

      First priority should be FAAB for Dalton. If that can’t get done, I would not trade for Jimmy G. I do not think it is a lock he starts any given week.

      Another sneaky waiver strategy is pick up some of the QB backups where the starter is on the ropes (for free)

      Likely to get starts:
      1-Jacoby Brissett (Colts)
      2-CJ Bethard (San Fran)

      Highest Upside
      1-Jalen Hurts (Phil)

      A dart throw
      1-Case Keenum (Browns

  20. Post By Alan Seslowsky

    Very reasonable. Go for it

    1. Post By

      Thank you! Do any of those deals feel better in your opinion?

  21. I have Ryan and Brady but I think I would be better off if I had one of the following — Herbert , Dalyton, Tannehill, fitz or Cam — all on waivers. Who would you drop and who would you try and pick up (could you rank your favs).

  22. Turning to WRs — would you drop Juju for claypool or higgins? Also — is Josh Kelley worth a roster spot?

  23. What are we doing with Matt Ryan? Cost me a win this week. Only QB on my roster. Move on to someone like Stafford, Dalton, Minshew, Fitz, Burrow, Goff, Wentz? If so, who do we like most for ROS?

    1. don’t forget Herbert if he is available (but on a bye this week)

  24. Assuming Marvin Jones is droppable for a guy like Claypool?

  25. Post By

    Is it time to cut the cord on AJ Green or hold in the hope he gets traded some where to make him relevant

    1. Post By

      I just dumped Green. It’s not going to happen. He’s dust.

  26. I’m stacked on Rbs, I have mixon, eckler, Gurley, d Montgomery, Gibson, moss, and Damien harris.
    Also have a waiver in for cam Akers as I am dropping Aj green.
    My wrs are juju, Parker, and shenault
    Would it be wise to offer David Montgomery, Gibson or Gurley for Adam thielen ppr?

    1. Someone also looking to trade tyreek hill

    2. I’d say so

  27. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

    Are we done with Zack Moss? I have to imagine it’s the Singletary and Yeldon show now.

  28. Post By

    Would you add Ruggs and drop Deebo?

  29. Post By

    I have Brees and Brady. Tannehill and dalton are available would you prefer either of those two ROS?

  30. Ruggs cleared waivers and is still available in my league. Would you drop Aiyuk for Ruggs in a PPR?

  31. Post By

    Hey all –
    I’m the 2 QB league guy above… bid 100% of my remaining FAAB and was still outbid on Dalton.

    Trade on Table to me is Matt Ryan and Julio Jones for Parker and Diggs…

    I’m terrified if touching falcon players… but this might be my only life boat. Thoughts?

  32. 1 pt ppr, trade offer: I’d be giving up Mixon and getting Juju Smith and Darrell Henderson. On my team I have: Hunt, David Johnson, DFreeman, Fournette and I can start 2RB and 3 flex (wr/rb). For receivers I have Marvin Jones, Hilton, Brandin Cooks, Ruggs, Hardman, Desean Jax.

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