Dynasty Adds To Target On Waivers, Going Into Week 14
Congratulations to those dynasty owners who made the fantasy football playoffs. In the three leagues i’m in everyone makes the playoffs. However, the playoff structure is broken down into two different groups, the “Super Bowl”, which is the top 6 teams and the “Toilet Bowl”, which is the bottom 6 teams. In two of my leagues i’ll have the top seed or second seed in the Super Bowl bracket and in the other league i’ll have the 5th seed in the Toilet Bowl bracket. Below I’ll go over each offensive position; quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight ends in dynasty to help guide you with who should be added going into week 13. I’m going to use My Fantasy League for this article, but these suggestions should apply to other formats too. Let’s dive into the depleted waiver wire and who are the top dynasty adds.
Quarterback – David Blough
With Matthew Stafford still not ready to return and second string quarterback, Jeff Driskel on I.R. Blough will be the man under center against the Minnesota Vikings. David played surprisingly well, last week, against the Chicago Bears. He ended with a stat line of 22 completions on 38 attempts for 280 yards and 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. He’s not a recommended start this week, against the Vikings. I wouldn’t mind adding him to the end of my bench to see how he does for however long he starts, in place of Stafford. I’d be shocked to see Stafford again this season and the remaining schedule for the Lions is the Buccaneers, Broncos, and Packers.
Running back – Darwin Thompson
The Kansas City backfield is dealing with its fair share of injuries. Damien Williams is week to week with a rib injury and Darrel Williams has basically been ruled out by head coach Andy Reid, for week 14. So that leaves LeSean McCoy and Darwin Thompson. McCoy isn’t being used as a lead back and that showed on Sunday as McCoy was out produced by Thompson. McCoy had 5 carries for 10 yards and a touchdown and added 3 catches for 30 yards. Thompson 11 carries for 44 yards and a touchdown. If you own McCoy or are in need of running back help Thompson could be a nice flex play, against the Patriots.
Wide Receiver – Marcus Johnson
With T.Y. Hilton‘s inability to get healthy and Chester Rogers placed on I.R. with a knee injury, Johnson could see his role grow. On Sunday, he played 65 of 70 snaps and ended up with 4 catches for 55 yards on 6 targets. Marcus is someone i’d add at the end of my bench. If he can have a strong finish, to the season, he could be a nice depth piece, going into next season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints are the next two teams on the schedule for the Colts.
Tight End – Kaden Smith
Smith has been filling in the for injured tight ends Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion), the last two weeks. During that time Smith has 11 catches for 87 yards and a touchdown on 14 targets. With how unpredictable the tight end position has been, why not add Kaden to the list of dart throws? The remaining schedule for the Giants is Eagles twice, Dolphins and Redskins. Keep an eye on the health of Engram, if he plays then Smith won’t be a factor.
Depending on the size of your dynasty leagues and roster sizes, these players may be deeper adds. Nonetheless, it is always important to stay one step ahead of your fellow owners on the wavier wire. The savvy dynasty owner is looking for opportunities along with current usage. Always remember to check your waiver wire(s) every week, even if you think there isn’t anything worth adding. Good luck in week 14!