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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Waiver Wired | Week 2: The Best Laid Plans


My weekly "Waiver Wired" column is up at Rotoworld for Week 2. Summary is below, but click here for the full article. Keep in mind this article is through Rotoworld and is intended for more shallow redraft leagues as opposed to a deeper roster Dynasty league.

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The best laid plans of Tom Brady owners went horribly awry in the first quarter of the first game of the season. If yesterday's NFL Chat is any indication, Brady owners are going to dominate the waiver wire this week. Before you rush out to grab Matt Cassel in a flailing attempt at a season savior, a word of advice: go ahead and put in for Cassel, but work the email lines for a trade as your first line of defense.

Matt Cassel hasn't started a meaningful football game since high school, and he was inches away from getting chopped from the final 53-man roster a couple of weeks ago. As he's nobody's idea of a legit NFL starting quarterback, he shouldn't be yours either. But there are plenty of intriguing QB2s riding the pine on your fellow owners' benches. So instead of handing Cassel the keys to your franchise, try selling high on some of your Week 1 wonders and turn to more appetizing options:

a. Go the reliable veteran route by trading for Kurt Warner, Brett Favre, Jake Delhomme, or Jon Kitna. All are better bets for sustained fantasy success this season.

b. Buy low on high upside QB2s coming off of Week 1 letdowns, such as Matt Schaub, Derek Anderson, Marc Bulger, or David Garrard.

On to the waiver wire, where we'll see if we can strike gold again like we did last week with Chris Johnson, Eddie Royal, DeSean Jackson, and Matt Jones. Here's how I rank the likely targets at each position this week. Full writeups of each player are below.

QUARTERBACKS

1. J.T. O'Sullivan
2. Trent Edwards
3. Matt Cassel
4. Kerry Collins
5. Damon Huard

RUNNING BACKS
1. Pierre Thomas
2. Steve Slaton
3. Sammy Morris
4. Felix Jones
5. Tim Hightower
6. Derrick Ward
7. Andre Hall/Michael Pittman
8. Kenny Watson
9. Justin Forsett

WIDE RECEIVERS
1. DeSean Jackson
2. Eddie Royal
3. Matt Jones
4. Bryant Johnson
5. Courtney Taylor
6. Hank Baskett
7. Logan Payne

TIGHT ENDS
1. Randy McMichael
2. Anthony Fasano
3. Donte Rosario
4. Bo Scaife

2 comments:

NYC said...

Great post. You have been bookmarked. I look forward to reading your waiver wire info each week. Thanks!

Chris Wesseling said...

Thanks, nyc.

Appreciate the feedback. Stop by often.