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Week 1 Waiver Wire

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18 hours ago, michaelredd9 said:

 

It is a weak week 1 waiver wire.  Jared Cook looks unstoppable.  He is owned in 27% of ESPN leagues.

 

No thanks. I’ve seen this movie before. 

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11 minutes ago, kdko said:

 

That offense is so god awful though... :sick:

It is. But Beasley still scored 15 points in PPR even with the offense looking terrible

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Phillip Dorsett. Not a league winner but should be a decent enough end of bench WR/Flex play. 

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13 minutes ago, keggerz said:

Phillip Dorsett. Not a league winner but should be a decent enough end of bench WR/Flex play. 

Even when Edelman returns?  I kinda doubt it. 

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Just now, DanTheMan_5 said:

No thanks. I’ve seen this movie before. 

 

In his first 7 seasons, Cook had the misfortune of playing for Jeff Fisher on both the Titans and the Rams (2 of the 7 years were with Mike Munchak as coach).  He had 8 different quarterbacks over that span none of which were good.  When he got settled in with the Packers, he looked good.  He was the 11th highest scoring tight end with the Packers over the last 7 games of 2016 season.  And then he looked awesome in his 3 playoff games with the Packers getting 18 catches for 229 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Last year, he was the 12th highest scoring fantasy tight end.  He should do better in his second season with Carr.  He was getting wide open last night.  He looked like a man among boys last night.  He looked like Gronk last night.

 

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10 minutes ago, DanTheMan_5 said:

Even when Edelman returns?  I kinda doubt it. 

At that point he's depth/flex with upside if Hogan or Edelman get hurt too. 

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1 hour ago, kdko said:

 

I think Alison was a product of Adams getting double teamed.  Is Enunwa not available?  10 targets in a blowout game is impressive.

 

I honestly haven't checked yet.  When I'm at the office the damn company has all my fantasy sites (except the huddle thankfully) blocked.  I'll put in all my waiver claims tonight and check for Enunwa.  Thanks for the tip

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3 hours ago, kdko said:

 

I think Alison was a product of Adams getting double teamed.  Is Enunwa not available?  10 targets in a blowout game is impressive.

 

Enunwa is already owned.  Now it's between Geronimo or Jared Cook.  I have OJ Howard but cook against Denver seems like a slam dunk

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8 hours ago, Montana is da Man said:

 

it's between Geronimo or Jared Cook.  I have OJ Howard but cook against Denver seems like a slam dunk

 

 

Jared Cook has scored 250.1 fantasy points in his last 27 games played (24 regular season and 3 playoff games).  That is an average of 9.26 fantasy points per game.  That is a low-end starting-caliber fantasy tight end.  And he is in a good position to improve on those numbers this year.  OJ Howard is a nice wildcard option but he is far from a sure thing.  He might be the Buccaneers 5th receiving option.  There is at least a 50% chance that OJ is not a starting caliber fantasy tight end this year.  You need Jared Cook.  Hopefully between the two of them, one is good.  You should consider picking up a 3rd tight end if you have the roster space.  Howard has a week 5 bye so you'll need to give up a roster spot soon anyhow.  Geronimo would probably be the player you would drop for the bye week filling tight end.

 

As KDKO mentions above, Geronimo is not a primary receiving option for the Packers.  Without an injury or two occurring, he probably has a ceiling of 50 receptions and will be very inconsistent.  That kind of receiver provides little fantasy value unless you are extremely weak at receiver.  You can pick up a bye week filler receiver of that quality level in any given week.  A starting caliber tight end is far more difficult to pick up from the waiver wire.

 

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Ricky Seals-Jones played 92% of snaps this week.  He is receiving tight end.  He is bound to get fantasy points being mainly a receiving option and getting that many snaps.  Jermaine Gresham is coming back at some point but who knows how he'll be after his achilles injury.  Ricky might be a sneaky daily fantasy play this week since he plays the Rams.  The Rams were bad against Cook and the Cardinals might be trailing and in a pass first mode.

 

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4 hours ago, michaelredd9 said:

 

Jared Cook has scored 250.1 fantasy points in his last 27 games played (24 regular season and 3 playoff games).  That is an average of 9.26 fantasy points per game.  That is a low-end starting-caliber fantasy tight end.  And he is in a good position to improve on those numbers this year.  OJ Howard is a nice wildcard option but he is far from a sure thing.  He might be the Buccaneers 5th receiving option.  There is at least a 50% chance that OJ is not a starting caliber fantasy tight end this year.  You need Jared Cook.  Hopefully between the two of them, one is good.  You should consider picking up a 3rd tight end if you have the roster space.  Howard has a week 5 bye so you'll need to give up a roster spot soon anyhow.  Geronimo would probably be the player you would drop for the bye week filling tight end.

 

As KDKO mentions above, Geronimo is not a primary receiving option for the Packers.  Without an injury or two occurring, he probably has a ceiling of 50 receptions and will be very inconsistent.  That kind of receiver provides little fantasy value unless you are extremely weak at receiver.  You can pick up a bye week filler receiver of that quality level in any given week.  A starting caliber tight end is far more difficult to pick up from the waiver wire.

 

 

I was able to get Cook off waivers.  He'll be plugged into my starting line-up this week.  We only carry 6 bench spots, really no space for a 3rd TE.

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15 hours ago, stevegrab said:

 

I just checked again and see the waiver order got updated, way later than usual.

 

Yep. I think this happened last year too.

 

I ended up getting Lindsey and Enunwa

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I am curious to know what people got Jared Cook for?

 

In one League I am in he went for $350 out of a $750 budget. In another League I am in he went for $225 out of a $500 budget.

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I am only in two leagues, the only transaction I was awarded was George Kittle. I got him for $33 out of a $750 budget.

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Most interesting for me this week:

 

Chicago D going for $12 out of $100 in a 10 team league - I'm not entirely sold that they're matchup proof yet and this seems like a lot if they aren't

 

In a 12 team standard league one guy made the following two moves:

Yeldon going for $30 out of $100 - The surprise for me here was this was not the Fournette owner.

Enunwa $20 out of $100 - Jets homer 

 

Nothing else too crazy from what I can tell. 

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Here's another head scratcher..   $500 allowance all season.

 

  • Sep 12  4:37 AM
  • NRP added Phillip Lindsay, Den from W to BE
    NRP dropped Marlon Mack, Ind to W $100
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2 hours ago, indyrckstar said:

 

Yep. I think this happened last year too.

 

I ended up getting Lindsey and Enunwa

 

I was #2 in order, #1 didn't make a move, I had Yeldon over Lindsay, who went to the team at #3.  Other players added from waivers were Dede Westbrook, Brandon Marshall, Corey Coleman, Will Dissly.  3 of the 6 players dropped were on IR (Hill, Walker, McKinnon).

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18 hours ago, michaelredd9 said:

Ricky Seals-Jones played 92% of snaps this week.  He is receiving tight end.  He is bound to get fantasy points being mainly a receiving option and getting that many snaps.  Jermaine Gresham is coming back at some point but who knows how he'll be after his achilles injury.  Ricky might be a sneaky daily fantasy play this week since he plays the Rams.  The Rams were bad against Cook and the Cardinals might be trailing and in a pass first mode.

 

 

Wish I had landed Cook but I was the second highest scoring team this week, with Olsen :doh:  Settled for RSJ because of what you mentioned (snap count), and also the fact he got 6 targets and no other TE on the Cards got a single target.  Every other TE in the league that had close to 6 targets also had another TE or two on the team that got targets...very volatile.  The potential is definitely there for RSJ if he can turn those 6 targets into more yardage or TD's.  Should be very serviceable.

 

Btw, someone jumped ship on Jimmy Graham.  How do we all feel about Graham moving forward?  It does seem a bit grim, but A-Rod's TD's all came from 20+ yards out pretty much.

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+1 to Ryan Grant too.  9 targets in his first game with Luck, and Luck is probably going to go for a lot of those short/underneath route passes. Could be PPR gold and a nice flex.

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2 minutes ago, kdko said:

 

Btw, someone jumped ship on Jimmy Graham.  How do we all feel about Graham moving forward?  It does seem a bit grim, but A-Rod's TD's all came from 20+ yards out pretty much.

 

He still has top-3 tight end potential.  Picking him up is a no-brainer.

 

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16 minutes ago, michaelredd9 said:

 

He still has top-3 tight end potential.  Picking him up is a no-brainer.

 

 

Word.

 

 

Also something that got me thinking - Indy's backfield.

 

Ahmad Bradshaw was a RB2/fringe RB1 in PPR formats for 2 seasons when both him and Luck were healthy a few years back.  Nyheim Hines got 9 TARGETS week 1.  I have Wilkins, but I think i'm going to drop him for Hines and see how this plays out.  Luck loves checking down to his RB's and they'll be incredibly pass happy this year, and poor at running the ball.  If he's available in people's PPR leagues he's definitely worth a stash.  Only 3 other RB's were targetted more in week 1, and he's tied with 2 others.  $$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Interesting to see Jalen Richard had 11 targets, but historically Carr doesn't pass to his RB's as much as Luck does, nor with the success.

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3 minutes ago, kdko said:

Interesting to see Jalen Richard had 11 targets, but historically Carr doesn't pass to his RB's as much as Luck does, nor with the success.

 

Chucky's previous teams had running backs with a lot of receptions.  The West Coast offense usually does.  Carr's passing to Richard has been effective the last 2 years.  Richard has played 21% of snaps both of the last two years and has caught 29 and 27 receptions.  His PPR potential is hugh if he averages even 40% of snaps. 

 

Richard was getting snaps ahead of Lynch in a close game.  Richard ended up playing 50% of snaps and Lynch played 37%.  If that split continues, Richard could be a top-10 fantasy running back.  

 

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1 minute ago, michaelredd9 said:

 

Chucky's previous teams had running backs with a lot of receptions.  The West Coast offense usually does.  Carr's passing to Richard has been effective the last 2 years.  Richard has played 21% of snaps both of the last two years and has caught 29 and 27 receptions.  His PPR potential is hugh if he averages even 40% of snaps. 

 

Richard was getting snaps ahead of Lynch in a close game.  Richard ended up playing 50% of snaps and Lynch played 37%.  If that split continues, Richard could be a top-10 fantasy running back.  

 

 

Yeah, another problem I have with Richard is that I don't think he's inherently as talented as someone like Hines, and Luck > Carr.  Opportunity trumps ability, but I still think their opportunity is similar and Hines is the better back.  

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Funnily enough, they had the exact same snap count week 1.

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