Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Strategy: Be Smart and Surgical With Your Pickups

Fantasy Football managers must approach their weekly waiver wire pickups with smart and surgical precision.

Properly using the Waiver Wire is an absolute must when building a Championship quality Fantasy Football team. But too often fantasy managers simply pickup a player who popped off on the stat sheet the prior week.

But as Jim Cramer and Bill Enright discuss, that's not the right approach. By simply looking at the game-log, fantasy managers might not recognize fluke plays that helped boost a players production. 

Instead, fantasy managers must be shrewd with their free agent pickups. If a player gets injured, Tyreek Hill for example, analyze the team's depth chart and identify the "next man up" or check the game highlights to see if a touchdown came via a gimmick play like John Ross' score against the Seahawks in Week 1. 

Comments (12)
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JBJ1991
JBJ1991

Good analysis guys

LetsGoEaglesSB52
LetsGoEaglesSB52

The fluke play stuff was interesting. Didn't think about it like that before.

FFBChampx2
FFBChampx2

I'm picking up Mecole Hardman everywhere I can.

Jaime Eisner
Jaime Eisner

Editor

I agree that I'm not buying into the John Ross hype too much.

el mero mero
el mero mero

What are your thoughts on a Hollywood Brown pick up versus another rookie WR breakout in WAS McLaurin?