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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 preference 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
Beneficiaries of the week include Jimmy Garoppolo.
- Jimmy Garoppolo, SF (Available in 60% of MyFantasyLeague.com leagues)
Trey Lance went down in Week 2 with a season-ending ankle/leg injury. The 49ers, unable to trade Jimmy Garoppolo in the offseason, brought him back on a reduced contract to backup Lance. Garoppolo will get the start for one of the better supporting casts of skill positions and potentially earn a role as a 2023 starter.
Garoppolo does not profile as a difference maker in a start 1QB league but is a solution for teams in need at the quarterback position in Superflex or 2QB formats. He should be a 50+% bid in shallower leagues where he is a free agent.
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:
The Giants are 2-0 and in the playoff hunt in a bad NFC. Daniel Jones has thrown for 6.6 yards per attempt through two games, right in line with his career average. Jones only has two turnovers but has a history of giving the ball away a lot in short order. The Giants’ front office and coaching staff have no allegiance to Jones, who will be a free agent in the offseason, so do not expect them to have a long leash if Jones plays poorly. Tyrod Taylor has a history of leading his team to the playoffs by not turning the ball over. With a history of QB2 production, Taylor is an interesting stash in 25+ man leagues.
In leagues deeper than 35 spots, consider:
Justin Herbert suffered a rib cartilage fracture in Week 2. He suffered the injury on Thursday night, so he has added time to heal before his Week 3 matchup. Our Dr. Jene has him as questionable, with the potential for a gameday decision on his starting status. Chase Daniel is the primary backup in an offense with a good supporting cast. A price-enforcing bid of 1-2% can be a guard against an opponent getting a cheap start or a streaming option if you have lost Dak Prescott or Trey Lance to injury, in the event Herbert misses the week.
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.
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