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.
Moving Up This Week
Kenny Pickett suffered a bone bruise in his knee in week four. The injury is not likely to result in a lengthy absence, but he could miss week five ahead of the team's week six bye. Mitchell Trubisky would start in Pickett's absence, but the opportunity is a limited one. Pittsburgh is without Diontae Johnson, who is on injured reserve, while starting tight end Pat Freiermuth suffered a hamstring injury in week four that may force him to miss week five. Trubisky is likely already rostered in deeper formats with quarterback premium, but he will be tough to rely on during a difficult week five matchup against Baltimore.
Geno Smith suffered what appeared to be a leg injury on Monday Night Football. The injury forced him to miss some time during the game, but he returned. The team has a week five bye, so Drew Lock does not warrant a waiver bid unless there is a report before your waiver run about an extended absence for Smith.
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:
- Tyrod Taylor, NYJ
- Mike White, MIA
- Tyler Huntley, BAL
- Cooper Rush, DAL
- Jacoby Brissett, WAS
- Taylor Heinicke, ATL
- Teddy Bridgewater, DET
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.
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