WK9 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire IDP Dime Drop And Bye-Week Plays
November 3, 2020 No Comments Article, Dime Waiver Wire Gary Van Dyke

The WK9 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.

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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
  • Colts DT/DE Denico Autry, owned in less than 4% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 65% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Ravens is: 4 combined – 1 tackle for loss
  • Jets DT Quinnen Williams, owned in less than 7% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 60% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Patriots is: 3 combined – 1 tackle for loss
  • Giants DT Dalvin Tomlinson, owned in less than 6% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 67% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus Washington is: 4 combined – 1 tackle for loss
  • Giants DT/DE Leonard Williams, owned in less than 5% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 75% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus Washington is: 3 combined – 1 tackle for loss – 1 sack
  • Lions DT/DE Danny Shelton, owned in less than 2% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 63% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Vikings is: 4 combined
  • Cardinals DT Corey Peters, owned in less than 1% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 59% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Dolphins is: 3 combined – 1 tackle for loss
Edge Rusher Defensive Lineman
  • Washington DE Montez Sweat, owned in less than 6% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 70% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Giants is: 3 combined – 1 tackle for loss – 1 sack
  • Bills DE Jerry Hughes, owned in less than 2% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 60% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Seahawks is: 4 combined – 1 tackle for loss
  • Bills DE/OLB Mario Addison, owned in less than 1% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 63% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Seahawks is: 3 combined – 1 tackle for loss
  • Raiders DE Max Crosby, owned in less than 6% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 80% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Chargers is: 3 combined – 1 tackle for loss – 1 sack
  • Patriots DE John Simon, owned in less than 7% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 77% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Jets is: 4 combined – 1 tackle for loss
  • Colts DE Tyquan Lewis, owned in less than 1% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 30% (Recently off I.R. and being eased back in, projected snap count this contest should hit 50% plus.) of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Ravens is: 4 combined – 1 tackle for loss < Should/Could Hold Rest Of Season Value After Looking Ahead At Matchups.

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Safety
  • Titans FS Kevin Byard, owned in less than 7% (< STILL!) of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 98% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Bengals is: 6 combined  < Carryover from WK7 & WK8
  • Ravens FS Deshon Elliott, 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 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Patriots is: 5 combined 
  • Seahawks FS Quandre Diggs, owned in less than 4% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 100% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Bills is: 5 combined
  • Packers SS Adrian Amos, 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 9 forecasted floor production range versus the 49ers is: 6 combined 
  • Packers SS Darnell Savage, owned in less than 3% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 100% of the available snap counts over when healthy, was out week 7 after getting hurt week6. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the 49ers is: 5 combined
  • Cowboys SS Donovan Wilson, owned in less than 1% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 90% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Steelers is: 6 combined < Should/Could Hold Value For The Rest of Season.
  • Cowboys SS Xavier Woods, owned in less than 4% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 100% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Steelers is: 5 combined
  • Jets FS/SS Ashtyn Davis, owned in less than 1% of Tipster leagues, and he played 100% of the available snap counts in week 8 after the Jets placed Bradley McDougald on the I.R.  And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Patriots is: 5 combined  < This is a little risky with his full-time role being a new development. He also reportedly had a rough game versus the Chiefs and struggled often. But as long as the Jets aren’t trying to win and they spent a third-round pick on this rookie, they at least give him a chance to learn on the field in real game scenarios. His rest of the season value can’t be forecasted yet. It’s just too early to go there.

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Take Note – Eagles ILBs

For those owners looking ahead. The Eagles sent MLB Nathan Gerry to the I.R. And at least for weeks 10 and 11 (bye week in 9) it looks like T.J. Edwards and Alex Singleton are likely the main guys to target. Both played more than Duke Riley (60%) and had exactly the same amount of snaps in week 8 (79.5%). Which is right at the mark we consider being full-time roles. And coming out of the bye-week we could guess that either sticks or one may jump up closer to the 90% range. And forecasting ahead with the current info on hand, the matchups in weeks 10 and 11 should be called in the solid range.

Week 10 will likely predict if one player has moved ahead of the other or not for week 11. And then we’ll judge who sticks if Gerry returns. And if Gerry has a chance to reclaim his starting gig or not. The way he was sent to the I.R. suggests that the Eagles had seen enough of his poor on-field play in real life. But he was productive by default for IDP owners, so that did count. This writer has repeatedly warned off and on about his actual poor “real life” results with missed tackles and his coverage struggles. That scenario may have finally caught up with him.

Take Note – Jets ILBs

Avery Williamson has been traded to the Steelers. The trade was announced before Williamson could even wipe the sweat off his face after the game on Sunday. And now there is some debating on who exactly replaces him in New York. Will it be fan-favorite Blake Cashman, who questionable with a hammy right now? Or will it be the former starter in Baltimore Patrick Onwuasor, which is reportedly eligible to come off the I.R? Well, the best we could guess is that long term that Onswuasor is the better target. At one time he was actually penciled in as a starter until he got hurt and just returned in some capacity last week in practice.

Owners beware here unless we get confirmation out of the organization on who is what. We know Cashman is somewhat capable, and a fan favorite. And the only edge Onwuasor has at this point would be that he is a veteran with more starting experience. But when it really boils down to it, at least for the next couple of weeks, Hewitt is likely our only safe option. Gase and the Jets are a mess right now and although this position is ideal in terms of IDP production, who knows what head coach Gase has in mind with the D.C. Williams.

Take Note – Steelers ILBs

A potential headache in Pittsburgh now. And really a poor situation heading into week 11, not week 10. As we mentioned Avry Williamson is now a Steeler. And the Steelers are trying to make the playoffs, but Williamson won’t be active in week 10 because of the covid testing and such. But in week 11 he could have learned the playbook and push to replace Spillane. We can only guess at this point who wins out for the long run, but if this writer was forced to pick he’d have to tip his hat towards the veteran Williamson.

Take Note – Saints & 49ers ILBs

Former 49er Kwon Alexander was traded to the Saints for a fifth and Kiko Alonso. Alonso just recently was able to come off the I.R. after suffering a torn ACL in 2019. So here are the expectations of what we can expect should happen with both ILBs.

Alexander will likely be inserted as a starting ILB after week 10’s covid testing and such. What kind of production can we expect if he is? Well, our best bet is to go with a touch less than what he had as a 49er when healthy. The scheme change and the way the Saints use the ILBs isn’t a traditional way. And as far as we think, it may be a situation to avoid if possible. Not to mention Alexander’s injury history that this writer has mentioned as a reason to have him on my avoid list every season in fantasy football drafts. The odds overall are against the idea he’ll become a top 10 option each week for the rest of this season.

As for Kiko, he’ll likely hit the depth chart as the first backup to Waner and Greenlaw. Nothing much to see here unless one of the two main ILBs gets hurt. And that could still be debatable if it happens considering his history of knee issues.

 

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Inside Linebackers
  • Raiders MLB Nick Kwiatkoski, owned in less than 7% (Went up 2% from Wk8) of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 90% of the available snap counts in the last three contests he has played in.  And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Chargers is: 7 combined < A carryover from week 8 and likely a good rest of season option in deep formats.
  • Colts MLB Bobby Okereke, owned in less than 10% (Up 2% from WK8) of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 85% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played in. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Ravens is: 6 combined – 1 tackle for a loss < A carryover from week 8 and likely a good rest of season option in deep formats.
  • 49ers ILB Dre Greenlaw, owned in less than 8% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 90% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played in. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Packers is: 5 combined – 1 tackle for loss < Likely a good rest of season option in deep formats.
  • Texans ILB Tyrell Adams, owned in less than 10% of Tipster leagues and has averaged about 90% of the available snap counts over the last three contests he has played in. And his week 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Jaguars is: 8 combined – 1 tackle for loss < Likely a good rest of season option in deep formats.

 

This is it for this week in terms of sticking our neck out on making the call. But we’ll mention that in really deep formats if an owner is desperate. Washington’s Kevin Perrie-Louis and Cole Holcomb both have a chance to perform well this week versus the Cowboys. And on paper, it is really solid in terms of the matchup. But there are two things that kept them from fitting the criteria in inserting them in this list above. And that is the mixture of those two players snap counts before their bye-week. And that warm and fuzzy feeling that we can trust the situation with only a couple of weeks before that bye-week with Holcomb mixing in after returning from the I.R. If owners go here, we suspect one or both will be “ok”, but “ok” calls don’t help win when it counts.

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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 6% 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 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Falcons is: 3 combined – 1 tackle for a loss – 1 sack  < Members should see week 8 start/sit notes and/or this weeks start/sit notes. He is a carryover from week 8, but there is a catch 22 with Jerimaha Attauchu returning. But there are so few options we feel we should leave him here again this week in a very favorable matchup.
  • Cardinals  OLB Haason Reddick, owned in less than 7% 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 9 forecasted floor production range versus the Titans is: 4 combined – 1 tackle for a loss – 1 sack < Returning to our list from weeks 6 and 7, still has a lowish ownership percentage.
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  • Again we hit the wall with suggesting anymore OLB edge rushers this week based on our criteria.

Thank you for joining us at Gridiron Ratings.  

Gary VanDyke

“The IDP Tipster”

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