RosterWatch Week 8 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. Thanks guys for the head start today – any reason to hold onto Yeldon vs picking up Richard, Martin, or Mostert? He’s somewhat (or firmly) relegated ros behind Hyde and/or Fournette. Thanks.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Not if we owned Fournette

  2. Post By

    Hey Rosterwatch! How about a DFS lineup Generator that lets us save the lineups to Draftkings and Fanduel? For us Pro members? when or why not?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert


  3. Standard scoring, 3-4 record and looking for near-term value picks on waivers (I have the 2nd pick). My RB/WR players are Fournette/K Johnson/Collins/Hyde/C Clement and K Allen/JuJu/Hilton/Kupp/M Goodwin/Ridley. I have Kittle & Njoku so thinking about dropping Njoku and either Clement or possibly Goodwin or Ridley for better upgrades. I’m the 2nd waiver order.

    Players dropped for bye week or available are:
    Baldwin/C Thompson/A Cooper/J Richard/D Martin/T. Williams/C Ivory

    Seems obvious to grab Baldwin. I’m also leaning towards J Richard or Thompson if not Doug. Do you agree with my drops and waiver picks? Any feedback is welcome!

    1. cooper deserves an add in hopes he gets more consistency out of his qb to counter his missteps.

    2. I’d look to trade Ridley and Njoku. Maybe in a 2-for-1.

  4. How do you feel about Gordon for McCaffery?

    .5 PPR


  5. Drop Ito Smith for Ronald Jones, non-ppr? Thanks!

  6. Is Ito Smith worth it the rest of the season or should I grab Jalen Richard or Mostert in a PPR?

    1. hard to say about richard yet, bit probably for mostert

  7. I already have Christian Kirk from last week’s waiver pickups. It’s a 0.5 PPR league and Larry Fitzgerald was dropped over the weekend. Hold Kirk or drop for Fitz? Thanks!

  8. I’m assuming Nyheim Hines is able to be dropped for any RB in that top tier on the sheet this week? Thanks

  9. I have Rivers on a bye this week. Baker Mayfield and Mitch Trubisky are available, also Case Keenum or Alex Smith. I’m leaning towards Trubisky. What do you guys think. 4 point pass TD league scoring

  10. Post By

    Which TE/WR would you rather have going forward? Eric Ebron or Jimmy Graham, Alshon Jeffery or Golden Tate? 12 team PPR. Love the DFS generator by the way. Got me a $500 win this week!

    1. tough ones. hmm, probably ebron and jeffery

  11. 10 team PPR. I am in third to last place and need to change whatever I’m doing wrong.
    The Bell owner in our league has Michel, Powell, and Marshawn, so he needs RBs. I am thinking about offering him Kerryon for Bell and take the chance Bell returns.

    My team:
    DJ, Mixon, Kerryon, Hyde, Chubb
    Keenan Allen, Juju, Emmanuel Sanders, Ridley, C Rogers
    Njoku, Rudolph

    I’m 3-4 and need some help. Should I offer Kerryon for Bell in case I make the playoffs? I could also try to trade KJ for Kupp. Thoughts?

    1. bell may not return til week 9. you need wins now and kj is hot

  12. Post By boricuamenace75

    Bulldogs 4-3

    I am in a Super Flex 2qb league I have P. Rivers, A. Rodgers, & B. Mayfield as QB’s
    L. Fournette, C. McCaffrey, M. Ingram, & N. Chubb

    we start 2 QB’s and 2 Rb’s

    I am being offered E. Elliott for P. River
    Should I accept the trade or Countertrade and offer him B.Mayfield & M.Ingram for E. Elliot?

    Thank You

  13. Drop Randall Cobb for Tre Quan Smith?

  14. Just traded Yeldon to a Hyde owner for Howard. Good deal? Also, Fournette is out on the waiver wire this week for whatever reason. Should I go for it? That Jax backfield seems like a mess.

  15. Standard league

    Is Kittle a big enough upgrade over Burton or OJ Howard to offer up one of these backs , if so which one:

    Kamara, Chubb, Carson, Kerryon, Howard

  16. you can afford it. probably howard

  17. Drop Calloway for Martavius?

  18. 12 team. PPR. This team was the dominant team for a while, but I’ve lost some big hitters recently in Dez and Demarco. There is a team that is so good if I read you his roster you wouldn’t believe me, but he owns Melvin Gordon and needs a TE.

    QB-Luck, Carr, Rosen

    RB-Jordan Howard, Devonta Freeman, Austin Ekeler, Ronald Jones, Derrick Henry, Jamaal Williams

    WR-Mike Evans, JuJu SS, Allen Robinson, Brandin Cooks, Paul Richardson, Dez Bryant, Courtland Sutton, John Ross

    TE-Burton, Ebron, Njoku

    So I’m hurting at RB but pretty good everywhere else. Only problem is, I’m 2-5, and only 4/12 make playoffs so I’m not looking good for it this year. Gordon owner wants Ekeler and Burton, and he offered 2 most likely late firsts that he has, in exchange for Burton, Ekeler, and my 2nd (high most likely) back

    1. Burton looks to be in a great situation moving forward. Can you draft a player in the late first that is equal to Burton? Giving up an early second and getting another late first in return is almost a wash.

  19. Would you drop Watson for trubisky?

    1. I wouldn’t

  20. Trequan, CGodwin, Martavis, AMiller, Sutton

    (1) which is the best pickup to start for just this week?
    (2) which is your favorite longer term stash?


    1. Probably Godwin or Tre’Quan as an immediate play. Love Sutton as a stash in case Thomas or Sanders traded away

  21. Drop Royce for Richard? Drop Royce for Rojo? Drop Royce for Varner? Ppr

  22. 12 team PPR (4-3)
    2 RB, 2 WR, 1 FLEX

    WRs: AB, K. Allen, Gordon, Goodwin
    RBs: Kerryon, Mack, Collins, Crowell, Buck Allen, Ito Smith, Freeman
    TE: McDonald, Seals-Jones

    Got offered Kittle and Crabtree for Keenan Allen… or

    Kittle, Chubb, and Crab for Keenan Allen, Collins, and Buck Allen?

    Take either of those deals?

    Other team:
    WRs: Cooks, Crabtree, Marvin Jones
    RBs: Connor, Chubb, McCoy, Bell, Hyde
    TE: Kelce, Kittle

  23. At his point would I rather own MMack or CThompson in a PPR?

  24. 12 team half-PPR (3-4)
    2 RB, 2 WR, 1 FLEX

    WRs: Gordon, Kirk, K. Allen, Kupp
    RBs: Mixon, Kerryon, Howard, Zeke, Drake, Buck Allen
    TE: Cook, Seals-Jones

    So with Keenan Allen on bye and Kupp still out, I’ve targeted a 2-5 team who I think could use some of my RB depth. He’s got Lynch on IR, and Coleman and Lewis on bye so who would you go after WR-wise? Is Howard and Drake too much of a low ball for OBJ? He is also has Hooper on bye so maybe he’ll be interested in RSJ, but doubt it since Watson is on waivers… Any ideas would help immensely!

    Other team:
    WRs: OBJ, Woods, Edelman, Hilton, Baldwin
    RBs: Coleman, Lewis, Lynch, Riddick, Crowell
    TE: Hooper

    1. Second question (same league) I was just offered Engram and Lockett for my Drake?

      Other team:
      WRs: Thielen, Adams, Fuller, Ridley, Lockett, Westbrook
      RBs: Kamara, Jusczcyk
      TE: Burton, Engram

  25. Post By

    Who do I drop? Tre’quan smith, Christian Kirk or Randall Cobb?

    1. Or Marvin Jones ?

  26. What are your thoughts on a Jordan’s howard for Doug Baldwin Trade. I have a week 9 Bye issue that this solves a problem.

    Alternatively, I could pick up Jalen Richard as a free agent and drop Carlos Hyde.

    Am I getting enough for Baldwin?

    .5 Ppr

  27. Post By

    Hey Fellas TRADE question. Keeper league PPR 110 dollar budget super flex 3 rb 4 wrs start. Im in first and was offered David johnson (28 bucks) for James Conner (2 bucks) I dont like it but if lev comes back he may eat into touches but it should be James conner show next year no??? Ur Thoughts

  28. Post By

    So after the waiver wire fallout this morning, 2 of the teams in one of my leagues dropped Dalvin Cook and Calvin Ridley…Am I missing something here? I know that they are not studs and have not panned out this year yet, but I think that they are worth bench stashes to use during bye weeks, fill ins for injuries, and their upside potential. Most importantly, I think that they both can make my team better. I currently sit at 5-2 and am beginning to get prepared for the playoffs. These are the waivers that I am thinking of putting in today for them.

    Add Cook
    Drop Barber (I have Carson as well)

    Add Ridley
    Drop Hogan

    My current team is below.
    A. Luck
    J. Winston

    E. Sanders
    A. Brown
    J. Jones
    T. Smith
    C. Hogan

    J. Mixon
    A. Collins
    L. Miller
    C. Carson
    P. Barber

    G. Olsen

    1. Like both those ideas. Might drop Torrey Smith if need be

      1. Post By

        Appreciate it! Thanks for your feedback. It’s Tre’quan, not Torrey, who I like as a stash with Ginn being out.

  29. Post By Travis Bradley

    Need to drop some to pickup a tight end. I’m 6-1 in this league. 2 keeper standard league. My bench has Mack, Carson, d. Lewis, Landry, Goodwin funchess, or hooper who is in a bye? Thanks guys

    1. I’d prob drop Goodwin maybe Lewis or Funchess

  30. Post By

    Got a trade offer
    2 player keeper league (1sr&2nd rounds) I got zeke, Hunt, mixon, Ingram, kerryon Johnson, kelce, and ty. Dude offers me obj, breida and a 6th rounder for next year. For Hunt. Streaming a second WR most weeks. Sitting 4-3 and leading in points so not in an awful spot. If you wouldn’t do it would you for a higher pick? He also has Crowell and Jalen Richards if you’d prefer one of them over Breida.

    1. Would counter w/ Kerryon or Ingram for Odell straight up. If the guy is locked in on Hunt, and you need a stud WR to balance your roster- then this move is fine give your depth at RB

      1. However, you should be able to get more for Hunt right now. I’d shop him elsewhere if necessary

  31. Always appreciate the waiver wire and comment sections.

    Long term what are we doing with Carlos Hyde? My RBs are David and Keryon Johnson, Dion Lewis, Carlos Hyde, Ito Smith

    Guys like Ronald Jones, Kenjon Barner, Booker, Ivory are sitting out there.

    We hanging on to Hyde or looking longer term with one of these others?

    1. I’d prob hang onto Hyde over those guys for a little bit longer. Might drop for RoJo as a stash. Or if Royce is out and you need a play this wk, we could see Booker in PPR

  32. PPR, moving forward who do you see being more productive as a #3 WR, K. Cole, A. Humphries or C. Sutton?

    1. Prob Sutton

  33. Trade question in a Half PPR league
    RBs D. Johnson, Mixon, Chubb, R. Freeman, I. Smith, R Mostert, G Bernard
    WRs Hilton, Sanders, Ridley, Kirk

    Trade Mixon and Ridley for Evans, McCoy, and Ivory?


    1. No, do Chubb + Ridley for Evans (+ maybe something else small)

      1. And, as a matter of fact we would aim higher than Evans to begin

  34. Would you guys drop Marvin Jones for Kirk? Other receiver are Hopkins, Juju, John Brown and Corey Davis.

    Or do you guys like Martavis or Godwin better?

    Non PPR


    1. Very close call, crazy to say. Kirk might be the more consistent player week 2 week. Still believe Marvin has a surge of points to come. I would drop Corey Davis for Kirk in 2 seconds, though.

      Thin I roll the dice on upside w/ Martavis

  35. Post By

    Cook is on the waiver wire. Do I Drop either Ebron or Burton to pick him up for ROS?

    1. Dalvin Cook? Fuck yes.

  36. Post By

    Fox River Trouser Trout back again 5-2
    ppr 10 team
    I own:
    A Smith
    M. Stafford


    looking for better late season matchups
    Trade Offer:
    Lat Murray for Mitch Trubisky

    I like the handcuff with cook… so that is what makes me nervous but could i get the deal of the century if cook is back this or next week?

    Thanks Gents

    1. We love the Fox River Trouser Trout:

      Think you have to stay put, play Stafford most of the time and continue to work the QB wire behind him.

      1. Post By

        Thank you as always Byron.

        Always tough sledding on the wire (some teams burning a spot with three QBs) with the film stuck to the side of the barrel with the likes of
        Flacco (burned me too many times over the years) Keenum, Osweiler, beathard, Manning, Carr and Darnold

  37. Post By

    Would you drop Ronald Jones, Penny, or Hines to pick up Ito Smith? Full Pt ppr, 12 team, double flex

    1. Yeah, prob Hines or Penny

  38. Drop Ekeler or Lamar Miller for Jalen Richard?

    1. Don’t think so

  39. Post By Latty's Lunatiks

    Maniacal move question…. Season long, 12 team PPR & Return yards league.

    Other owner dropped Jakeem Grant to pick up a current waiver. Do you recommend I make a claim for him cutting Valdes-Scantling?

  40. The full point ppr league I’m in has a cap of 4 RBs. I have Mixon, Connor, Barkley, D Lewis. With Barkley and Mixon on bye week 9 would you rather play Dion Lewis against Dallas or I could pickup D Martin or Mostert ?

    1. lewis is on bye, i’d go martin

  41. Mcguire or canaan? Ppr Dynasty

  42. Some dude dropped Cooper today…I get that Amari is probably the most annoying player for fantasy but like seriously? I hope to god no one else noticed he got dropped. He’s on bye so maybe no one will notice him in the available player pool.

  43. Qb- Watson and Kirk
    RB-Gurley, Mixon, Crowell, and Ekeler
    WR-Nuk, Davante, Babytron, Kirk, Alshon, ARob
    TE-Njoku and Burton

    Any changes I shoukd make via waiver or anyone you would try to ship off via trade?

  44. Hey guys. Appreciate your awesome work. Quick q. Who do I drop? Randall Cobb, Christian Kirk, tre’quan smith or Marvin Jones ?? Standard league 14 teams.

  45. tough, i’d say cobb based on his chances of re-injuring himself or smith if you can’t do with some inconsistency

  46. Standard league need flex!
    G. Allison, Duke Johnson jr or M. Goodwin.
    Also starting Graham as my TE

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