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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, November 4, 2008

Waiver Wired | Week 10: Quarterback Quandaries

My weekly "Waiver Wired" column is up at Rotoworld for Week 10. 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.


If you have been hoarding that No. 1 waiver wire pick, this is the week to use it. The ultimate roster stash, Ryan Torain, may be taking over in Denver much sooner than we imagined. Not to be outdone, fellow rookie running backs Ray Rice and Jamaal Charles are putting their stamp on the starting jobs in Baltimore and Kansas City respectively.

Even with the savory running back options, though, this is the week of the waiver wire quarterback. Quarterback changes in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Houston, Detroit, and Chicago have fantasy leaguers scrambling to the waiver wire, trying to impose order out of chaos. Aaron Gleeman did an outstanding job of handicapping the musical quarterbacks in his Daily Dose column this morning, so I'll dispense with the lengthy introduction and get on with the rankings.

On to the waiver wire. Here is how I rank the likely targets at each position. Full writeups of each player are below.

1. Sage Rosenfels
2. Gus Frerotte
3. Brady Quinn
4. Shaun Hill
5. Byron Leftwich
6. Daunte Culpepper
7. Joe Flacco
8. Tyler Thigpen
9. Rex Grossman

1. Ryan Torain
2. Ray Rice
3. Jamaal Charles
4. Cedric Benson
5. Selvin Young
6. Derrick Ward
7. Kevin Faulk

1. Greg Camarillo
2. Mike Walker
3. Shaun McDonald
4. Mark Bradley
5. Roscoe Parrish

1. Tony Scheffler
2. Brent Celek

1. Jaguars
2. Jets

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