Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sniping Looking at Week 8 stashes
This off-season on the Fantasy Football Fellas podcast we debuted a segment dubbed “ADP Sniping.” The idea was to take advantage of drafting online by identifying players that were pushed down by specific website rankings because we all know that there’s nothing better than sneaking one by your league mates. Well, the fun doesn’t have to end at the draft. One of my favorite tricks in Fantasy Football (you can call it a “life hack” if you want… that’s hot now, right?) is “Waiver Wire Sniping.”
This strategy is simple. Without compromising your roster (of course), look to see if you have an available roster spot or a player that you were holding as a possible fill-in for a week that is no longer needed. Then look a week or two ahead and see if any of your current starters are on a bye or have a matchup you want to avoid. By picking up a streaming option or high-end stash before the weekend action, you can “snipe” that player for free. “Sniping” allows you to eliminate the grueling wait on Wednesday or Thursday morning, hoping your Waiver Wire pick-up isn’t grabbed by another team with a lower waiver priority or more FAAB dollars. If the chips fall your way, you may have a very valuable piece for the low-low price of NOTHING.
Team on Bye in week 8: ARI, GB, JAX, LAR, NYG, TEN
Week 7 Streaming Options
Andy Dalton vs. IND (54%) — It doesn’t get too much sweeter than this matchup for the “Red Rifle.” The Colts have given up 295 passing yards or more in all but one game this season heading into week 7. Dalton is likely to be the top streaming opinion next week.
Case Keenum @ CLE (9%) — Keenum is a deeper league add, but with six teams on bye, you could do worse. The Browns are currently giving up the 2nd most fantasy points to QBs including 2 or more passing TDs in all but one game in 2017.
Rob Kelley vs. DAL (46%) — I just can’t quit Rob Kelley. It’s as simple as that. The season has not gone as expected for Kelley who has dealt with injuries all season long. However, one positive is that rookie Samaje Perine has done very little to steal his job. Kelley is available in over half of leagues and would be a great start if healthy next week against the Cowboys.
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