Wire Waiver Options for Resolving RB Injury Issues
Some of you may be too young to remember that you were ready to stand in line to buy movie tickets. Concerns that might creep in: how big is the theater? Will I have a place left? Because there won’t be.
That’s actually what many great managers are going to feel this week after filing waiver requests to fill in the operating gaps. There is hardly enough to go around. For those who are in this RB queue, instead of “Lethal Weapon” tickets, will they have to accept “Ishtar”.
But let’s see if we can do better in the 2021 fantasy that works with the override pool again than a flop from Warren Beatty’s field office in 1987.
Saquon Barkley has an ankle the size of the Gluttony man in “Se7en”. It looks like we just got Barkley back, but now we’ll probably have to trade him again, at least for a short time.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire had to be taken out of the sector Sunday night due to a knee injury that could save him for two to three weeks. He hadn’t been nice, so maybe you’ve already put him on the bench, but it’s time to figure out an agency solution.
So where do fantasy managers turn to address one of these issues?
Devontae Booker is set to replace Barkley. Admittedly, there is nothing special about it, and this offense has many accidents to deal with at the moment. Darrel Williams of Kansas City is a bigger possibility. He’s closer to CEH in terms of talent than Booker is to Barkley, and the Chiefs offense offers a fantastic higher alternative than the Giants – especially if QB Daniel Jones is running out of time for Big Blue.
Not that long ago, Chicago lost David Montgomery for several weeks, but Damien Williams’ alleged rise didn’t quite look like we expected. Williams still got a lot of work and scored, which is good. But Khalil Herbert got extra runs and yards. Maybe Montgomery-Herbert is generally a dollar store model of Nick Chubb-Kareem Hunt or Ezekiel Elliott-Tony Pollard.
Speaking of Pollard, there’s Pollard. It might be harder to find out, but it has double digit keys 4 weeks in a row. There’s also AJ Dillon, who gets a fair amount of work behind Aaron Jones.
Additionally, there was a sighting of Myles Gaskin this week within the Dolphins’ offense. Maybe a disgruntled supervisor has already let him down in your league.
Chris Carson struggled and faced a neck situation. Alex Collins got life-saving last week and could be in the running for more if Carson is sidelined and with Geno Smith taking the QB job for injured Russell Wilson.
Damien Harris is remarkably “meh,” and he has an escaped downside and, now, a coast downside. You can take the opportunity of rookie Rhamondre Stevenson to steal a few of Harris’ overhangs or choose Brandon Bolden’s safer possibility of simply overtaking the role of previously injured James White.
Injuries are by no means pleasant. The previous week looked like a fantastic movie. And the waiver thread is now your personal âBattlefield Earthâ hell.
OK, we consider you
Courtland Sutton WR, Broncos
Had his first solid recreation since week 2. His upcoming schedule features weak defenses against some fantastic WRs and others that we think aren’t as good as their rating.
Emmanuel Sanders WR, Invoices
We were skeptical at first, but Sanders consistently steals Cole Beasley’s red zone targets and has been very eco-friendly.
Kadarius Toney WR, Giants
Looked like a stallion Sunday against the Cowboys with all the different WRs injured. But he’s a Giant, so the injuries are serious. Watch for a possible leg inconvenience.
Dan Arnold TE, Jaguars
They traded to Arnold just a few weeks ago, and on Sunday he had eight goals – tied for third in the league. Fantastic stamina longer than Ricky Seals-Jones of Washington.
It seems sketchy
Trey Lance QB, 49ers
He was QB18 in week 5 before Monday. Yay the speed stats, boo the overtaking stats. Now he has a sprained knee.
Chuba Hubbard RB, Panthers
Christian McCaffrey has announced a Week 5 return. Fantasy managers are expected to head into Week 6 expecting him to be again, suggesting that Hubbard is on the bench again.
Marquez Callaway WR, Saints
I had a giant fantasy recreation this week. But, until you pitched a 49-yard Hail Mary TD every weekâ¦ Otherwise, he was 3-for-36 with a TD. Single-digit score in the PRR three of the first four weeks.
David Njoku TE, Browns
Exposed only to shooting. Bodes well for Week 6 against the Cardinals. After that, anticipate a long period of disappointment.