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RosterWatch Week 6 Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet Now Available

Building 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. TE questions — Based on Trashman’s comments, I guess you would agree to dump Gieski in favor on Knox.
    Also would you dump Noah Fant for Higbee or Hunter going forward for season.


    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Yes, we would have to recommend Knox over Gesicki at this points. No, I would keep Noah Fant he just had to really tough matchups in a row- he should bounce back and is a really nice player. I personally would keep him.

  2. need to drop for waivers tonight — what is my best option — Rondale Moore, Damien Harris, and A J Dillon (have aaron jones on roster ). Knox and Kittle both on waivers — 1/2 PPR

    RBs jones, Gibson, Zack Moss, matteson, damien williams, javonte Williams,
    WRs Hill, Lamb, Deebo and Tee


    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Yuck- I’d probably drop Harris Mattison or Javonte

      1. Post By Byron Lambert

        Might keep Mattison until we are sure about Cook

  3. Are the %’s here to be used for beginning FAAB or FAAB remaining?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert


  4. Post By

    Is Jeff Wilson a must grab….on radio they were saying should #2 waiver claim this week before he comes back week 7?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      I wouldn’t call him a must grab- but I think that’s a decent speculative move

  5. Helllo, just a few questions:
    (1) Would you drop Cousins ROS for Heinecke?
    (2) Would you drop Jared Cook for Zack Ertz? Feels like Cook is boom or bust each week, with how many pass catchers Chargers have to feed
    (3) If I can afford to be patient, should I hold onto Josh Gordon or drop him for anyone in the Amon-Ra to TY Hilton tier?
    (4) After what we’ve seen thus far, can we trust the Patriots defense as an every week starter? Or should we start thinking about streaming defenses?
    (5) Do we feel more encouraged by Wentz’ recent performance to stream him?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      I would play the upcoming matchups- Carolina has given up some big games the last 2 wk to QBs and it’s only a matter of time until Cousins pops out another big game. We do now need to take Stephon Gilmore into account. Heinecke is certainly a decent play against KC.

      I do probably lean toward Ertz at this point- but you should check the recent snap counts and touches- also have a look at the matchup this wk

      I don’t give two shits about Ty Hilton, and really have a difficult time buying any Josh Gordon hype. I wouldn’t be married to any of those dudes if there is someone else you want to speculate on- St Brown has created some buzz the last few wk and they have an incentive to get him more involved

  6. .5 ppr: I own Javontae Williams and Melvin Gordon. I have been approached by an owner about acquiring the pair of Broncos RBs. He opened Hollywood Brown, Michael Pittman, Rashod Bateman, Calvin Ridley, CeeDee Lamb, Chris Godwin, and Courtland Sutton. Which WR should I target in a possible trade? I was thinking Hollywood and Sutton are a fair deal. My other WRs are Diggs, AJ Brown, Tyler Lockett, Brandin Cooks, Marvin Jones. My only RBs are Dalvin Cook, Mattison, and Darrell Henderson. My upside WRs just haven’t boomed yet like it hoped.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      I would trade Brandin Cooks or Marvin Jones + one of those Broncos RBs for one of those WR. If I have my druthers I prefer Lamb- otherwise I’d be happy w/ Godwin, Sutton, Ridley, or Hollywood. Look at the schedules.

  7. I have Cousins for QB (1 QB League)
    Available this week are;
    Burrow, Darnold, Henicke, Tannehil

    Thinking of throwing Cousins back in the pond and picking up Burrow because – of the bunch above -he might be OK for many games ahead

    If not Burrow, then who?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Behind Burrow- I’d play the matchups –

  8. PPR
    My team Play 2 RB 3 WR 1 Flex 1 TE
    RB AKamara, JRobinson, MSanders, CEdmunds, M Davis, E Mitchell
    WR DHopkins, K Allen J Chase, Ant Brown, HRuggs
    IR JLAndry
    TE Knox

    Should i drop HRuggs for one of the top 4 RB on the cheat sheet:
    DWilliams, DBooker, KHerbert, KGainwell(but I own MSanders) also available are KToney, Sterling Shephard

  9. Post By Byron Lambert

    Yeah, I’d probably drop Ruggs for Williams or Booker- that said in a 3WR league I like your WR depth heading into the bye weeks. I don’t think you have to be married to Davis or Mitchell either – but of course they are fine keeps. I might drop one of them if you want to handcuff Miles Sanders

  10. Gibson, Robinson, Gordon, Herbert, Dar. Williams, and Montgomery on IR
    Lamb, evans, Diontee johnson, sanders , Moore

    Would you trade away gibson and evans for CMC/hubbard?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      If that leaves you w/ Lamb + Diontae + DJ Moore- then yes I would

      1. sorry rondale moore i mean

        1. and i have sanders

  11. After what we’ve seen thus far, can we trust the Patriots defense as an every week starter? Or should we start thinking about streaming defenses?

    1. Whos is available?

  12. If Marlon Mack gets traded to the chiefs is he likely to become the lead back? thanks

    1. and would you drop damien harris for Mack?

  13. Standard 14 team league
    Flex q: Tyler Lockett or Antonio Brown ? I have TB12

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    Trade question. I’ve been offered Andrews for Pittman Jr. My home league does not have a TE position. .5 ppr

    1. I’d do it with Hilton returning soon

  15. Rodgers
    Gibson Robinson E Mitchell Dam Williams Sermon Michel J Patterson
    D Adams McClauren A Brown AJ Green
    Sone Kicker

    I have a trade offer

    They offered Hopkins and Miles Sanders for Gibson

    Should I pull the trigger

    1. You’re good at wr. Sanders is a liability

  16. Hey Guys. 10 team ppr – im 0 -5 while scoring the third highest total points in the league. Would you trade away Henderson, David Montgomery, and Mike Evans to get Austin Eckeler? As long McCaffery comes back and stays Healthy My RB’s would be really good and I still have Hollywood Brown or Courtland Sutton to use in place of Evans. Would I be giving away to much?

  17. Those three for just ekeler? I would need more

  18. .5 PPR

    Drop Tim Patrick or Latavius for a TE this week?

    Qb: Stafford
    Wr: Mike evans
    WR: ceedee lamb
    Rb: Aaron Jones
    Rb: Chris Carson
    Te: Pitts
    Flex: Jakobi meyers

    Bench: Aj Dillon, Latavius Murray, Tim Patrick , Trey Lance, Bateman, Gainwell, Michael Carter

    1. If this isn’t a dynasty league then drop Bateman. Which TEs are available?

      1. Forgot to mention I have Jeudy on IR. Need a TE cause Pitts is on bye. Looking at Dan Arnold, Ricky seals Jones or Brate

  19. Do I start Schultz or Dan Aronald ? Looks like Arnold has the better matchup.

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