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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 Nine 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.
Jameis Winston, NO| 82% rostered on MFL
Mike Davis, ATL| 88% rostered on MFL
Darrel Williams, KC| 93% rostered on MFL|
Devontae Booker, NYG| 83% rostered on MFL|
Latavius Murray, BAL| 77% rostered on MFL|
Alexander Mattison, MIN| 84% rostered on MFL|
Tony Pollard, DAL, DAL| 91% rostered on MFL |
Marquez Callaway, NO| 75% rostered on MFL
Tim Patrick, DEN| 69% rostered on MFL|
IN THE WATER
Taysom Hill, NOS| 32% rostered on MFL| Contending 20-30%, Rebuilding 5-10%|
With Jameis Winston’s season likely done with a torn ACL, it is going to be up to Taysom Hill to lead this team from here on out. Hill himself has been banged up but should clear the concussion protocol in time for his upcoming contest. Hill is not the passer that Winston or Brees is, but he is more mobile and can put up great fantasy numbers, much like Tim Tebow did years ago. He is the most valuable quarterback pickup we have seen all season and quarterback-needy teams might want to think about making a max bid if the need for one is dire. The Falcons and Saints matchups over the next two weeks are also favorable if you need more incentive to roster him. He will go quickly. This is both your first and likely your last chance to make a play for his services.
Teddy Bridgewater, DEN| 68% 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 and Tim Patrick. Jerry Jeudy also was able to play against Washington and will work his way back up to a full complement of snaps to further support Bridgewater. The Cowboys in Week Nine are a defense that can be passed on. The Eagles are a middle-of-the-pack pass defense, so play Bridgewater in Week 10 with no worries.
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