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Player value in dynasty football reminds me of watching ocean waves. They ebb and flow, always in a state of flux. Competitive dynasty players anticipate these movements before they happen and act by picking up, buying, or selling players as the situation demands. Dynasty general managers have previously been at the mercy of regular waiver segments to assist in dynasty pickups, but these fail to account for the long-term view necessary to dynasty success. This weekly column will focus on identifying assets that will help dynasty teams build for the future, as well as players that may plug a hole at a position of need on an otherwise strong squad.
Welcome to the Week 13 edition of Waivers of the Future! Whether you are a contending or rebuilding team, this report will endeavor to spark some ideas about whom you might want to claim.
IN THE SKY
Players on this list have previously appeared in this article as pickups but have had value spikes at points in the season that make them unlikely to be out there in your league. If they are still available and you need help contending, consider spending 20-50%+ of your budget on them, depending on your league.
Carson Wentz, IND| 86% rostered on MFL|
Latavius Murray, BAL| 76% rostered on MFL|
Alexander Mattison, MIN| 81% rostered on MFL|
Tony Pollard, DAL, DAL| 92% rostered on MFL |
Marquez Callaway, NO| 70% rostered on MFL
Tim Patrick, DEN| 72% rostered on MFL|
Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE| 51% rostered on MFL|
IN THE WATER
Cam Newton, CAR| 79% rostered on MFL| Contending 15-20%, Rebuilding 1%|
Newton is probably the best of the available options still left because of his rushing ability. The bad news for general managers is that they will not be able to use Newton in Week 13 because he will be on bye. Newton will play the hapless Falcons when he returns in Week 14.
Teddy Bridgewater, DEN| 62% rostered on MFL| Contending 5-10%, Rebuilding 1%|
Bridgewater has been better in Denver than he was at his previous two stops. He takes care of the ball, which is a delight to those playing in leagues in which interceptions are heavily penalized. Bridgewater has some very quality options in Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, and Jerry Jeudy. In Week 13, Denver will have another divisional battle with the Chiefs, who have been more formidable on defense in recent weeks. Fantasy general managers starting Bridgewater in Week 14 should be licking their chops, because there are not many better matchups than the Lions.
Taylor Heinicke, WAS| 67% rostered on MFL| Contending 1-5%, Rebuilding 1%|
Ryan Fitzpatrick is on injured reserve with a hip subluxation and may not be able to come back this season. Taylor Heinicke has proven himself serviceable in certain matchups. In Week 13, he will face off against the sputtering Raiders secondary. In Week 14, Heinicke will have a divisional tilt with Dallas, who is also not great against the pass.
Trevor Siemian, NO| 35% rostered on MFL| Contending and Rebuilding 1%|
Siemian is getting the lion’s share of the quarterback reps, not Taysom Hill. Siemian is more experienced under center and gained a whole year of experience when he was with the Broncos. While Siemian is the less exciting fantasy option of the two, he is likely to have a higher week-to-week floor. In Week 13, the Saints will face the Cowboys, who have been a bit of an easier matchup this season. In Week 14, they will have an even more appealing Jets faceoff.
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