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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 two types of waiver options: those moving up this week and veteran backups.
Jameis Winston came into week 10 in relief of an injured Derek Carr and put the whole Jameis Winston experience on display. He threw two touchdowns early then followed them up with two interceptions late in the game. The Saints have a week 11 bye, so Carr has time to recover from his injuries before Winston makes a start in week 12. Winston should be rostered in Superflex leagues as a backup but does not warrant immediate addition in 1QB leagues unless a dynasty GM is very desperate at quarterback.
Baker Mayfield banged his thumb on a helmet in week 10, and the severity and time of his absence are not yet known. Mayfield has been playing better than expected this year and has a strong supporting cast in the form of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Rachaad White, and Cade Otton. Trask warrants a small waiver bid in premium leagues but can remain on the waiver wire in start 1QB formats.
As a general rule, you should have a limited number 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:
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