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Waivers of the future will focus on making decisions that improve our odds of our dynasty championship. The back of your dynasty roster should be flexible, with preferences made for players you can use in your lineup during the season.
Among the quarterbacks, there are three types of waiver options: those moving up this week, veteran backups, and potential young players with future roles.
Moving Up this Week
There are no immediate uptick players at the quarterback position. However, the following players warrant waiver consideration if available.
- Case Keenum, BUF
Josh Allen suffered an elbow injury in Week 9’s loss to the Jets. Allen is undergoing further testing, with our Dr. Jene Bramel writing, “Although Allen finished the game, the need for more evaluation suggests specialist visits and further discussion of treatment planning. He's now trending questionable, and a multiple-week absence is possible.”
As a general rule, you should have a limited amount of backup quarterbacks on your monitor list. With roster spots tight, optimized dynasty rosters under 25 spots in Superflex or quarterback premium. If you are in 25 to 35-man rosters and have a roster spot, these quarterbacks are the premium backups:
- Tyrod Taylor, NYG
- Tyler Huntley, BAL
- Gardner Minshew, PHI
In leagues deeper than 35 spots, consider:
- Colt McCoy, ARI
- Chad Henne, KC
- Chase Daniel, LAC
Stashing young quarterbacks can be tricky because it is rare quarterbacks without high draft pedigree will become fantasy starters. These options are more depth opportunities with the hope to include in a future trade than they are solutions to a quarterback issue.
- Desmond Ridder, ATL
Marcus Mariota is playing well enough to hold off Ridder for the foreseeable future.
- Jordan Love, GB
Jordan Love is a pure stash behind Rodgers heading into the offseason. He will be in the final year of his rookie contract in 2023.
- Matt Corral, CAR (IR)
If you can roster Matt Corral as an IR stash, there is no clear QB1 in front of him for 2023.
- Sam Howell, WAS
Both Carson Wentz and Taylor Heinicke have been erratic this season, and the team should be looking to audition rookie Sam Howell in the coming weeks.
One of the keys to dynasty fantasy football is continuously optimizing your backup running back situation. The last five to ten roster spots on your roster should be very fluid, with little allegiance if the player does not offer the capacity to help your lineup. A constant churn on the back end of your roster is critical.
Moving Up this Week
The following running backs have improved this week and are available in more than 50% of MFL leagues.
- Jordan Wilkins, IND (99% available)
Deon Jackson suffered a knee injury in Week 9 before returning to the game but ultimately left in the fourth quarter. Jordan Wilkins was second on the team in Week 9, with three carries and five targets playing behind Jackson. Jonathan Taylor has not practiced in two weeks with an ankle injury so there is uncertainty in the two top spots on the depth chart. Wilkins is a cheap speculative addition in waivers this week as a potential spot starter if Taylor and Jackson miss Week 10.
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