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).
This week is one of the weakest waiver wire weeks so far. There is not much to be had in regards to QBs, but there are a few RBs and a plethora of WRs ripe for the taking. For those of us who are sitting at 5-0 or 4-1, it is time to start thinking about playoffs and that means clearing your bench of worthless fodder and adding players with serious upside. The following waiver wire adds reflect a $100 Free Agent Aquisition Budget (FAAB).
Week 3 was not kind to us fantasy owners. We lost Jimmy Garoppolo for the season to a torn ACL, Evan Engram went down with a sprained MCL, and A.J. Green went down with what is being called a groin injury. We also had some players come out of the woodwork to place their name in the ring of players worthy of being started on your roster. Every week we try to make our teams better, so let’s get to it. The following waiver wire adds are based on a $100 Free Agent Aquisition Budget (FAAB).