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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 Brian Hoyer.
- Brian Hoyer, NE
Patriots’ starting quarterback Mac Jones suffered a severe high ankle sprain in Sunday’s game against Baltimore. The exact length of Jones’s absence is uncertain at present, but it appears Brian Hoyer will get a multiple-week stint as the starting quarterback for New England. The Patriots' offense has been a mixed bag through three weeks, ranking eighth in yards per play but 24th in points. Hoyer has not won a start since 2016, losing the eight starts he has made since then.
Hoyer had a six-game stint as a starter in 2017, where he had two 300-yard games, but he has thrown for 130 and 204 yards in his two most recent starts. Hoyer is a limited option who can play as a streamer in a team required to start two quarterbacks. The Patriots have a week five matchup against the Lions, which could be a spot start opportunity for Hoyer if he shows well in Week 4. He is a 5% type of waiver bid.
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:
- Case Keenum, BUF
Josh Allen hit his hand on a helmet in Week 3, but the injury does not appear to seem serious enough to force Allen to miss time. Keenum would be an add if Allen’s status is uncertain during a future week.
- Teddy Bridgewater, MIA
Tua Tagovailoa appeared to hit his head on the turf in Week 3 and stumble when he got up. Tagovailoa was announced as questionable to return with a head injury. He returned to the game, with the team explaining it was a back injury instead of his head. Tagovailoa is not in the concussion protocol, but the back situation warrants monitoring, as Teddy Bridgewater would have an opportunity in a good offense.
Jameis Winston has struggled to start the season. Head Coach Dennis Allen gave him a vote of confidence this week, but Andy Dalton warrants a monitor in a good offense.
- Gardner Minshew, PHI
In leagues deeper than 35 spots, consider:
Justin Herbert suffered a rib cartilage fracture in Week 2 and played in Week 3 after taking a pain-killing injection. Daniel can be floated back to the waiver wire if Herbert is going to play in Week 4.
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