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This blog was born out of a Dynasty Rankings thread originally begun in October, 2006 at the Footballguys.com message boards. The rankings in that thread and the ensuing wall-to-wall discussion of player values and dynasty league strategy took on a life of its own at over 275 pages and 700,000 page views. The result is what you see in the sidebar under "Updated Positional Rankings": a comprehensive ranking of dynasty league fantasy football players by position on a tiered, weighted scale. In the tradition of the original footballguys.com Dynasty Rankings thread, intelligent debate is welcome and encouraged.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Waiver Wired | Week 6: Bye Week Blues

My weekly "Waiver Wired" column is up at Rotoworld for Week 6. 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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So you drafted well, worked the waiver wire like a pro, and showed a deft touch in choosing the correct starters. You're a legitimate contender. Unfortunately, the bye week blues are coming at you like a freight train and threatening to derail your season. Your perfect lineup isn't so perfect with Marshawn Lynch or Chris Johnson out with a bye in Week 6.

If you're hitting the waiver wire this week, chances are you're papering over a bye week roster crunch. You can't replace Lynch or Johnson, but you can find an adequate fix and hope the rest of your lineup picks up the slack. Here's my rundown of the top options likely to be available this week. Full writeups of each player are below.

1. Reggie Brown
2. Steve Breaston
3. Brandon Stokley
4. Mike Walker
5. Devin Hester
6. Greg Camarillo

1. Michael Pittman
2. Felix Jones
3. Correll Buckhalter
4. Cedric Benson
5. Kevin Smith

1. Kyle Orton
2. Jeff Garcia
3. Drew Stanton
4. Brodie Croyle

1. Ben Watson
2. Greg Olsen

1. Redskins

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