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Friday, September 26, 2008

Waiver Wired | Week 4: The Mighty Quinn

My weekly "Waiver Wired" column is up at Rotoworld for Week 4. 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.


According to the 1967 Bob Dylan song, the Mighty Quinn was an Eskimo whose arrival on the scene "changes despair into joy and chaos into rest." Quinn is a virtual messiah delivering salvation in a hopeless world.

If that sounds like a lot of pressure, try saving the freefalling Cleveland Browns from a lost season in the AFC North. Starting quarterback Derek Anderson is staggering like a punch-drunk boxer. His confidence is shot, his accuracy is waning, and he's hearing the resounding footsteps of the mighty Brady Quinn.

This week will see Quinn increasing his practice reps with the first-team offense while Anderson is left to deal with threats of quick hooks and short leashes. In other words, Derek Anderson is dead man walking. He's being set up for failure while Quinn is being set up as the hero, arriving on the scene just in time to deliver hope in a lost season.

On to the waiver wire, where we'll try to emphasize a new batch of names this week. Here's how I rank the likely targets at each position this week. Full writeups of each player are below.

1. Brady Quinn
2. Trent Edwards
3. Brian Griese
4. Kerry Collins
5. Sage Rosenfels
6. Drew Stanton

1. Rashard Mendenhall
2. LeRon McClain
3. Rudi Johnson
4. Correll Buckhalter
5. Kenny Watson
6. Ryan Torain
7. T.J. Duckett
8. Lorenzo Booker

1. Bobby Engram
2. Antonio Bryant
3. Kevin Curtis
4. Brandon Lloyd
5. Amani Toomer
6. Greg Camarillo
7. Chris Henry

1. Jerramy Stevens
2. Billy Miller

1 comment:

EdMcGon said...

I would only take Quinn if I absolutely had no other starting QB's. He is a bust waiting to happen.