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
The following players warrant waiver wire consideration this week.
Jordan Love, GB
Aaron Rodgers is dealing with a rib/oblique injury, and there was a lot of discussion about his future on the Sunday Night Football broadcast. The discussion seemed that announcers Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth were privy to information from production meetings that wanted to hint at but not say aloud. This had the feeling of Troy Aikman’s comments about Jared Goff in his final season with the Rams. Rodgers has said he will play, but Green Bay has a real incentive to try out Jordan Love before they have to pick up the fifth-year option this offseason. If Love is available in shallower leagues, he warrants an addition to at least hold into the offseason.
Trevor Siemian, CHI
Trevor Siemian got a spot start after Justin Fields missed week 12 because of injury. Early reports suggest Fields should play this week. Chicago plays Green Bay this week which has been a top-10 unit at preventing quarterback fantasy points, so Siemian is more of a monitor late in the week than a waiver addition.
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
There has been a drumbeat about Ridder starting, but the Falcons remain committed to Marcus Mariota while in the playoff chase. Ridder remains more of a monitor in shallow leagues where he is available.
- 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
Taylor Heinicke has been named the starter and the team is in playoff contention. If that were to change, Sam Howell should get an audition 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.
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