Let’s take a look at players who had strong weekly performances, but our analysts aren’t buying it as they look ahead to this week and beyond. Here are a few players to avoid when making your fantasy football waiver wire pickups. And also be sure to check out our full waiver wire article for the week.
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Waiver Wire Pickups to Avoid
D.J. Chark had 4-86-1 on 11 targets against the Seahawks, but those numbers should be viewed with suspicion in light of how flammable the Seattle secondary has been. Although he was targeted often on Sunday. Chark has been playing mostly in three-receiver sets, logging fewer snaps than Adam Thielen and rookie Jonathan Mingo, who are the fixtures in two-receiver sets.
Over his last two games, Broncos rookie Marvin Mims has five receptions for 186 yards and a touchdown. But he’s played only 31 snaps over that span and has run only 17 routes. It’s impressive that Mims is doing so much on minimal usage, but until he gets more playing time, he’s not worth a spot on your roster.
Successful In-Season Fantasy Football Management
Once your fantasy football team is drafted, the work is not over. Successful in-season management is crucial to a winning fantasy football season. Here are some tips to help you manage your team effectively throughout the season:
Stay up to date on player news
Keep track of player injuries, suspensions, and other news that may impact their performance. This will help you make informed decisions about which players to start each week.
Monitor the waiver wire
Keep an eye on the waiver wire and be ready to pick up players who may be undervalued or overlooked by other teams. This can provide valuable depth to your roster. Use our waiver wire assistant to view optimal lineups, waiver and trade suggestions, and league analysis.
Analyze the upcoming matchups for your players and opponents to determine which players to start in your lineup each week. Look for favorable matchups and take into account the strength of the opposing team’s defense.
Stay active in trades
Be open to trading players with other teams if it will benefit your team. Analyze the potential impact of a trade before making a decision and negotiate with other teams to find a mutually beneficial agreement.
Be prepared for bye weeks
Plan ahead for bye weeks by having backup players ready to fill in for your starters. Avoid having too many players with the same bye week, which can leave your team short-handed.
Don’t overreact to one bad week
Avoid overreacting to one bad week of performance by a player. Take a long-term view of their performance and evaluate their potential moving forward.
Continuously evaluate your roster
Continuously evaluate your roster throughout the season and make adjustments as needed. Be willing to drop underperforming players or make changes to your lineup if necessary.