This week in my home league, I made the “honorable” move, and it almost bit me in the butt. My last place opponent didn’t set his lineup, and I’m too superstitious to knowingly take a cheap win, so I texted him to remind him. It ended up a comfortable win, but I was sweating it out all day, and lead me to think about about this at an industry level. Leave your take in the comments- do you alert an opponent to set lineup or enjoy an easy win? On to waiver pickups!
Mike Davis, RB, SEA
Davis is the only Seattle RB that has shown any juice this year since Chris Carson was injured. Lacy and Rawls aren’t the answer, and J.D. McKissic is not a between the tackles runner, leaving a void for Davis to fill.
Rex Burkhead, RB, NE
Trusting any Patriots RB is always a risky proposition, but it’s clear Rex has Bill’s confidence. At this point of the season, I want fantasy pieces tied to good offenses with playoff hopes. A bellcow back on an offense that has a 10 point implied total from Vegas or a rotation back on a team projected to score 4-5 TDs/week? Grin and bear it.
Martavis Bryant, WR, PIT
Bryant finally had a productive outing, proving that the third option in the Steelers offense is always startable. Assuming JuJu misses more time, Bryant is squarely back on the WR3 radar, with upside for much more.
Hunter Henry, TE, SD
Don’t overthink certain things in life. Buying Apple stock, wearing sunscreen, starting fantasy TE’s against the Browns defense. Antonio Gates is just for show this year, and Henry should keep his hot streak alive this week.
Speaking of the Browns, stream your defenses against them too. Especially when they have Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram flying off the edge.
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF
Scary time of year to fiddle with your QB, but Jimmy G. may just be your guy. The Niners are always playing from behind, and should be in experiment mode the rest of the season. He may offer QB1 upside by year end.