This is the update to Monday’s Waiver Wire report and just reflects some updates and questions that people have had.
Lamar Miller is already back at practice, which means that we know Williams won’t get the short term RB job in MIA by default. He could still win it based on performing well on his touches, but he’s not going to just get the job. Your bid for Williams should have always been modest, so I think something in the two to three percent range is right.
RB Rank Ordering
Someone asked how I would rank the RB targets. This post actually has you covered. However, I think it’s worth noting that the various RBs have different amounts of upside. If you’re a Jamaal Charles owner you’re much more likely to get aggressive on Knile Davis. But if for some reason Ahmad Bradshaw is on your waiver wire and you have another RB hole in your lineup, then Bradshaw makes the most sense as he could be (not guaranteed) a long term solution. Bobby Rainey’s upside is that it’s possible he could pass Doug Martin on the depth chart.
Cassell gets a (probably) high scoring game against the Saints this week. He played poorly enough last week that there’s always risk he could get pulled, but he’s been mostly a semi-competent QB for most of his career. I’m probably using the term semi-competent either loosely or incorrectly there.
If you have a decent QB option to start, then you don’t need Cassel’s magic. But I think he could have a decent game. The NO defense hasn’t been as good as we thought it would be and if the Vikings are going to win they’ll need to do it throwing. I would just pick Cassel up with a free add/drop or a minimum priced FAAB bid. I don’t think very many people will pick him up. If you had RGIII, then I think Cassel is fine as you move to streaming.