When one of our pitchers go down due to injury or one of our pitchers just aren’t working out we all have to work the waiver wire. Below are the best pitchers that are owned under 30% via Yahoo. I split them into categories as certain pitchers can help more than others based on what type of league you are in (ex. points, categories, and rotisserie). Please note all stats are as of June 7th. Continue reading →
We all know that owner. The owner that just can’t stop making add/drops and needs to be slapped. While it is annoying to watch another owner deplete the player pool of useful resources and use the waiver wire as a means to fill their roster, you really can’t fault them. Let’s face it. Most of us are bitter that we missed out on Tommy La Stella or Caleb Smith, but we keep it together and keep plugging along hoping for the next Hunter Dozier. There are more of these players out there and by paying attention to recent trends, you most likely won’t find one, but you could. Here are a few players that may be available on your waiver wire that could have huge value for the rest of the season:
In my Saves and Streams article, I explained how to draft a team centered on streaming pitchers. But that was just the draft. Now, the fun begins. If you’re playing in a 10-team ESPN roto league, there are so many quality pitchers to choose from on the waiver wire. Some of them you’ll use once and dump, while others you might want to keep a hold of to see how they perform. Regardless, it’s important to attack the waiver wire for your pitchers (and your hitters too). Even if you don’t use the Saves and Streams philosophy, streaming starting pitching is a viable tool for success. Here are the best options, along with some extra credit players, you need to consider picking up for early streaming success.
Congratulations if you have made it this far! Many fantasy owners out there have just suffered heartbreaking defeats, so take a minute to enjoy this moment because you have earned it!…. OK, now stop celebrating because that extremely important victory we just pulled out means nothing. It is time to fall back, sharpen our weapons, and add new weapons that will aid us in our victory because if we lose, we die.
Reminder: You can’t carry over your Free Agent Aquisition Budget (FAAB) or turn it into real cash and take it with you. There is a real possibility that some of the following studs are available in your league and you must spend every nickel you have to acquire them. For those deeper leagues where the studs below are all taken, there are still some hidden gems out there to strengthen your squad for that final championship run. Spend that money because the time to lay it all on the line is now. The following waiver wire adds reflect a $100 FAAB.
As the playoffs loom closer, these next few weeks are our last hope for improving our teams since the trade deadline has passed in most leagues. Do not sit on your Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB) because you can’t take it with you when the season is over. There are still a few gems out there at each position–yes, even tight end–so analyze your rosters to see where you need improvement and pounce on the following players while you still can. The following waiver wire adds reflect a $100 FAAB:
The trade deadline has come and gone. There are some new players on new teams and that means that guys are going to be stepping up into larger roles. There are also a few guys that will be fantasy relevant in a week or two, so it is best to jump on them a week early and stay ahead of the curve. In addition, the most important thing that you can do to make sure your team is in contention is to make sure there are no stars that were dropped due to recent struggles. For example, Larry Fitzgerald and Kenyan Drake were dropped all across fantasy football at some point this season, so make sure there are no studs lingering on your wire. The following waiver wire adds reflect a $100 Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB).