Waiver Wire

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to RB: Quarter-Finals

by Jakob Sanderson, December 13, 2022

With the playoffs now in store, you will see a much briefer form of this column. In this version of the column, we will only use our streaming selections to help you lift that trophy. However, if you preferred the introspective, long-form version, not to worry. At the conclusion of the Regular Season, I will be back to offer a review of the best and worst takes from the column and lessons learned moving forward.


Waiver Wire Week 15 – It’s Time to Stash!

by Theo Gremminger, December 12, 2022

The teams you play every week now will have stronger rosters. The decisions you make are more important in a single-elimination format. Every point counts. Your bench is also less important. If you are rostering a player you would never start, like a Mack Hollins type, you are better off cutting them for a defense with a strong weekly matchup or even a handcuff RB, preferably behind a banged-up starter. We also want to roster our own handcuff RB whenever possible. We only want to roster one defense during the season, but it is perfectly acceptable to roster multiple defenses during the playoffs. 


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to RB: Week 14 – A Knight’s Tale

by Jakob Sanderson, December 6, 2022

This will be the last week I take a league-wide view of NFL backfields in this column. With the playoffs approaching and trade deadlines largely passed, the utility of analyzing players not already on your team, and not available on the waiver wire reduces significantly. That’s why, instead of focusing on usage shifts in backfields generally, I want to instead focus on the best opportunities for playoff running back stashes.


Waiver Wire Week 14 – James Cook Almost SZN

by Theo Gremminger, December 5, 2022

I have begged everyone to add James Cook for weeks now, and Cook SZN could finally be here. Well, maybe not SZN level, but Flex-worthy James Cook is here, which is still very exciting. This past week, Cook rushed for 64 yards but, more importantly, added six receptions for 41 yards.


Hitchhiker’s Guide to RB: Week 13- Bam Knight Shyamalan

by Jakob Sanderson, November 29, 2022

This is the Hitchhiker’s Guide to RB: Week 13! If you are new to the column, this is the place we talk all things running back streaming. Each week we discuss running back usage, matchups, and waiver opportunities to convert the least amount of capital into a playable running back position on your fantasy teams.


Waiver Wire Week 13

by Theo Gremminger, November 29, 2022

White stepped in for the enigmatic and ineffective Zach Wilson and was named the starter this week, and boy, did he deliver. He passed for 315 yards and three TDs in the rain as New York dominated The Bears. White also displayed chemistry with Garrett Wilson and Elijah Moore. The Jets’ offense is pointing up, and White is firmly on the streaming radar. He is a must-add in Superflex formats and a consideration in single QB leagues.