The most important in-season tactic for a savvy dynasty
owner is to pick up solid dynasty prospects on the waivers, knowing who to buy and who to sell. This weekly column will give you the goods on who to pick up, who to hold, who to sell and who to trade to unsuspecting fools!
Will Fuller, WR Hou – Let’s start with the obvious, if Fuller is available you absolutely have to take him. I doubt in most leagues he is available but you never know. Fuller looks to be every bit the speedy complimentary WR to DeAndre Hopkins and if Brock Osweiler continues to develop will be a valuable dynasty commodity for the next few years. I don’t see him as a clear WR1 anytime soon, but he could be over time as he gets used to the NFL.
Carlos Hyde, RB SF – Hyde looked dynamic against LA on Monday night. He’s in a high volume offense and is only 24. What more do you want?
Willie Snead, WR NO – Live American football matches are not going to be shoot-outs like it was with New Orleans and the Raiders in week 1. That said, Snead looked like an integral part of the offense going for 172 yards and a TD. He’s young and fast and has Drew Brees throwing to him…life is good.
Jamies Winston, QB TB – There is no way you will get him unless through a trade, but if you have him on your dynasty team, you are very happy! Winston through 4 TDs in week 1 and looks to be an obvious young, franchise QB.
Carl Nassib, DE CLE – Nassib was extremely active on Sunday and looked to be one of the best defenders on the Browns team, even though it was only his first game. That’s not saying much on that defense, but it’s noteworthy for a rookie. Nab him off the wire if he’s available, he’s worth keeping to see if he continues to shine.
Sammy Watkins, WR BUF – Watkins was the first pick in most drafts two years ago. Through injury and ineffective moments he’s been very frustrating. It’s clear he has the talent but can’t stay on the field. Firing OC Gregg Roman may help him, and I wouldn’t dump him with as high as I’m sure you paid for him, but don’t count on him either.
Christine Michael, RB SEA – Michael is still young, only 25, and played pretty well last week. That said, Seattle is clearly signaling that Thomas Rawls is the lead back by making him the starter for week 2 and giving him 15 touches week 1 to shake off the rust. Michael will continue to have high dynasty value due to his athleticism and recent decent performance, but he’s fool’s gold at this point in his career, barring injury’s to both Rawls and C.J. Prosise.
Jeff Janis, WR GB – See Christine Michael, save for the quality performance aspects of that write-up!
Zach Zenner, RB DET – Another sleeper darling that looked good in preseason but has been usurped by rookie Dwayne Washington. the ultra-smart Zenner will probably be a doctor in 3 years…act accordingly.