WK8 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire IDP Dime Drop And Bye-Week Plays
October 27, 2020 No Comments Article, Dime Waiver Wire Gary Van Dyke

The WK8 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire IDP Dime Drop And Bye-Week Plays are all about getting that early jump on the completion in our leagues. The players listed are either undervalued, becoming more relevant, or simply just have an upside for bye-week plays. And as we list them we’ll have a summary that will help members decide if they are worth a hold or just a one-week play.

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Short and sweet about our approach to these potential players that have something to offer at this time. Now that we are in-season and have accumulated data and trends concerning the NFL teams, we can gauge ahead and get the jump on who is who. A big part of this process is based on what we know and use in our IDP Start/Sits cheat sheet chart. And a lot of it is also knowledge-based by the author as he continues to run through every defensive unit’s players every week. The one thing users need to keep in mind is that is it is up to them to follow through with the normal start/sit charts later in the week for potential changes not available at the time of this publication. And By doing so the user will confirm or even may see a better option for their particular situation. 

We are looking for those deep players that do not have a high owned percentage according to The Tipster Leagues.

Looking for the Cornerbacks? There are always three streamable players listed in the CB Oddsmakers published on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Notice: Some players may remain here for more than one week at a time based on ownership changes and their following week’s matchup.

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Disclaimer / Warning / Read

These are deep dive waiver wire or bye-week players that are likely a free agent in your league for a reason. And although the are suggested plays for this particular week, there is always a risk of them not working out. And most waiver wire articles only have four to eight players they potentially suggest. But we take it deeper than that and will always try to suggest at least twelve. Hence, the larger the number the greater the odds more of them can or will miss. It is solely on the user to pick and choose who they may like to gamble on. Nothing in fantasy football is a lock, and waiver wire pickups are certainly pushing that fact to its limit.

With this said and from this point. We suggest the user do their own due diligence and select their player not only by availability but by their weekly averages. And as members always follow up with the start/sit charts for matchup strength and updated info in notes. These are early in the week and for the mid-week waiver wires. And things can change on a dime and owners will want to adjust to those strengths and changes.

NEW

There will be a change in the delivery, we will now try to forecast the floor of the player’s potential production based on his average output and matchup strength.

Defensive Lineman
  • Tennessee DT Jeffery Simmons, owned in less than 7% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 87% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Bengals is: 4 combined – 1 tackle for loss – 1 sack
  • Tennessee DT Da’Quan Jones, owned in less than 1% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 65% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Bengals is:  3 combined – 1 tackle for a loss – .5 sack
  • Broncos DT Shelby Harris, owned in less than 6% of Tipster leagues and has averaged 67% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Chargers is:  3 combined – 1 tackle for loss – 1 sack
  • Packers DT Michael Brokers, owned in less than 5% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 55% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Dolphins is: 3 combined – 1 tackle for loss < Carryover from WK7
  • Saints DT David Onyemata, owned in less than 1% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 51% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Bears is: 3 combined – 1 tackle for loss
Edge Rusher Defensive Lineman
  • Chiefs DE Tanoh Kpassagnon, owned in less than 1% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 70% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Jets is: 3 combined – 1 tackle for loss – .5 sack
  • Bengals DE Carl Lawson, owned in less than 4% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 72% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Titans is: 3 combined – 1 tackle for loss – 1 sack
  • Eagles DE Brandon Graham, owned in less than 8% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 71% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Cowboys is: 4 combined – 2 tackle for loss – 1 sack < Carryover from WK7 and his ownership already went up by 2%
  • Eagles DE Derek Barnett, owned in less than 3% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 62% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Cowboys is: 3 combined – 1 tackle for loss – 1 sack < Carryover from WK7
  • DEEP RISK VERSUS REWARD > Eagles DE Josh Sweat, owned in less than 2% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 45% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Cowboys is: 2 combined – 1 tackle for loss – .5 sack < Carryover from WK7

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Safety
  • Chargers FS Rayshawn Jenkins, owned in less than 1% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 100% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Broncos is: 5 combined
  • Chargers SS Nasir Adderly, owned in less than 1% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 100% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Broncos is: 5 combined
  • Saints SS/FS C.J. Gardner-Johnson, owned in less than 3% (<went down this past week) of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 85% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Bears is: 5 combined  < Carryover from WK7
  • Saints FS Marcus Williams, owned in less than 2% (<went down this past week) of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 100% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Bears is: 5 combined
  • Titans FS Kevin Byard, owned in less than 7% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 98% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Bengals is: 5 combined  < Carryover from WK7
  • Patriots FS Devin McCourty, owned in less than 3% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 100% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Bills is: 6 combined  < Carryover from WK7
  • Bills SS Micah Hyde, owned in less than 5% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 97% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Patriots is: 5 combined 

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Take Note – Packers

So as I warned owners that LB Ty Summers wasn’t anything to get excited about. And that Krys Barnes was likely the better option with Kirksey out, and he was, Barnes went down with a shoulder injury in week 7. And fifth-round rookie Kamal Martin stepped right in and continued to record the production that the main ILB spot with the Packers offers. But it all might be coming to a head again ad Kirksey is eligible to come off the I.R.

One has to think that when Kirksey is activated he’ll resume his role as the one every-down linebacker. If he has been dropped in the league we suggest finding a spot to hold him on your rosters. Just wait out the news of when he’ll be activated. And if he isn’t in week 7, you’ll have to track the news on the other three.

At this point, Summers is likely out of the picture so it would boil down to Barnes or the rookie. Or even both, because there is a part-time ILB used as well but normally way-less productive. Kirksey returning is our main focus for the rest of the season. He just needs to stay healthy and hope that the Packers insert him right back in because that’s what they paid him for this season. His odds are the strongest of all the options, it’s just a matter of time.

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Take Note

With the Steelers LB Devin Bush going down in week 6, we mentioned last week that Robert Spillane would be hot off the waiver wire. And he was, but as we also pointed out he didn’t have a good matchup versus the Titans. And indeed he didn’t live up to the waiver wire billing for WK7. The fact of the matter is Vince Williams, who has always had a role, stepped up. He has a history of doing so when the Steelers have needed someone to do so over the last five years. Williams isn’t pretty at what he does and he is getting older. But he played 80% of the snaps in week 7 and that’s a little more than what Spillane played.

On paper, the Steelers do not have a great matchup versus the Ravens, but if we are looking at it at this point long term, Williams is likely the better target. It’s a real tough call, either way, we look at it. So unless owners are in a really deep format, it may not be worth the risk each week. Maybe things can be cleared up in week 8, but we aren’t holding our breath that anything more than a bye-week play could come out of it. And as we mentioned, on paper this week,  it’s a “just” solid matchup. If you are going here, it’s Williams and then Spillane in that order, for no and good luck.

Take Note

A for the rest of those obvious hot waiver wire adds last week we talked about. Houston’s Adams has now got it done for three weeks in a row. He is on a bye week this week, so if looking towards making a future move he might be our hottest one of the group. He has also climbed each in snap counts peaking in week 7 with 100% of the available. And as we updated last week after this article came out, the Giants Crowder hit the I.R. and likely can’t return until week 10 or so.

The Eagles Singleton ended up having a good contest in week 7. But he only played 67% of the snaps with Duke Riley (56%) returning. So he did keep the bigger share, but that is still short of the ideal situation. In standard leagues, it also hampers his IDP value. And of course, if we can trust that he’ll have the opportunities to continue to produce at a level we can win with.

Inside Linebackers
  • Raiders MLB Nick Kwiatkoski, owned in less than 5% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 75% of the available snap counts in the last three contests he has played in.  And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Browns is: 5 combined
  • Titans MILB Rashaan Evans, owned in less than 7% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 80% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played in. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Bengals is: 6 combined < Carryover from WK7
  • Colts Bobby Okereke, owned in less than 9% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 92% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played in. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Bengals is: 7 combined
  • Steelers Vince Williams, owned in less than 10% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 92% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played in. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Ravens is: 5 combined
  • Jets Neville Hewitt, owned in less than 6% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 100% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played in. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Chiefs is: 7 combined

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Deep Edge Rusher 3-4 Outside Linebackers By Unit

Warning! Only suggested for deep formats with designated Edge Rushers or in real heavy sack format for general Linebackers. The user should not reach here if unfamiliar with the designation of the position.

  • Denver  OLB Malik Reed, owned in less than 1% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 81% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played in. And his week 8 forecasted floor production range versus the Chiefs is: 5 combined – 1 tackle for a loss – 1 sack
  • Again we hit the wall with suggesting anymore OLB edge rushers this week based on our criteria.

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Thank you for joining us at Gridiron Ratings.  

Gary VanDyke

“The IDP Tipster”

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