Just a reminder that this is the Monday edition of the Waiver Wire report. I suspect that a Tuesday update will probably be needed this week as there are some injury issues which make the recommendations fluid. Specifically I hope we find out more about the situation in DEN and MIA.
If you told me that CJ Anderson was going to be the starting RB while Ronnie Hillman deals with a foot injury, I would obviously think that would make him very valuable. The complicating factor is that Montee Ball is now supposed to be returning from his groin injury. I really don’t know what to do about Anderson. He’s on the waiver wire in a league where I have first waiver position and I’m not sure whether to use that position on him. He could start two or three times and make it worthwhile to have picked him up. Or, Montee Ball could play ahead of Anderson and totally ruin that pickup. I really don’t know what the Broncos will do. If you’re in a FAAB system then I think whether or not you pick up Anderson really is dependent on how much FAAB you have left. If you’re in the top third of the league in terms of remaining budget then I would pick him up just because you have to use the money sometime. But if you don’t have a lot of FAAB left and also have options to start at RB in the next couple of weeks then I think it’s fine to let others bid on Anderson. Again, the lack of clarity from the Broncos makes it difficult to price Anderson’s rest of season value.
Also, if you can’t tell, I don’t even think it matters whether Anderson is talented or not. My assumption is that he has the requisite talent to score points when Peyton Manning is leading the offense.
I’m kind of surprised that Williams hasn’t been a more popular topic since he stepped into the biggest share of the non-Lamar Miller touches yesterday. The Miami run game is fairly high value and Williams also looked good catching the ball. I would try to pick him up for free if you have a roster spot for him. Hit me up in the comments if you have a question about a player you’re thinking about dropping for Williams. He doesn’t make sense for every roster because Lamar Miller isn’t guaranteed to be out for any extended period and also Daniel Thomas is still there.
Landry has been accumulating a greater share of the Miami targets as the season has gone on. He’s still on a lot of waiver wires so I would probably pick him up if he’s on yours.
Stanton’s next two games are against Detroit and Seattle. Pass.
McCown’s next two games are against Washington and Chicago. Yes please.
The Jets have a pretty difficult schedule for QBs going down the stretch. I do like that Vick gets rushing yards, but if I’m streaming I would be more inclined to pick-up McCown, ride him for a couple of weeks and then figure out QB after that.
Parker had a productive game against a tough-ish Seattle defense on Sunday. I suppose like any flier at this point in the season, Parker’s targets are worth something. But I would still have a difficult time dropping any player that I had been previously high on, in order to pick-up Parker. Having said that, I have Justin Hunter on some teams so my judgment on that issue might be suspect.