IDP Waiver Wire Week 9: Rolling Bye Week Targets

Welcome to the Tipster’s IDP Waiver Wire Week 9: Rolling Bye Week Targets. Where he puts pen to paper and applies decades of fantasy football knowledge to work. We’ll never know what the Tipster is coming up with next to innovative fantasy football again. So sit back and let’s see what he has in store for us with his 2021 defensive player rolling waiver wire tracker tool. The Tipster loves to dive deep into the waiver wire for bye-week purposes when it really counts. So for the first few weeks, these defensive players may or may not be available in your league. It would all depend on the format and how deep the lineups are. With this said, here are some target options for this week’s waiver wire.

The Rule…

To mean anything to IDP fantasy football owners a player has to have consistency. And that is the one thing we need to figure out during our waiver wire process in this rolling chart. At least if we want more than a bye-week play. So we’re going to combine consistency with opportunity and resent success together. Along with player scenario and talent. With that said, here’s the rule of thumb every IDP owner should approach the waiver wire with. At least if you are wanting to dive deep and use the “vanilla” players at the same time.

” A Player has to be consistent enough for at least three weeks to consider holding on to them. And we do mean in a row performance that made an impact. No exceptions and no mercy in evaluations.”

It Matters
  • Our target dates are results on Monday and the new Waiver Wire add-ons Tuesday.
  • MSR: Position Match-Up Strength
  • ROS: Rest Of Season Outlook
  • A player that failed can always return to our list if the scenarios are right and they are worthy of starting the three-week cycle again.
  • Watch for some ( * ) by player names. Some might deserve a follow-up located below the rolling waiver wire list.
  • Going forward we will not give players a pass if a minor injury during a contest hurt their progress. 90% of the time they’ll never work out. And if they were to make an impact again we’ll simply add them back and start over. We run a tight ship when determining ROS results. And along the way find serviceable bye week and injury replacements as a bonus.
  • Players are added after they catch our attention. So their week one is the week they just played and produced accordingly to catch that attention.
  • Remember, we only add players that have at the least a solid MSR (Match-Up Strength) for the next contest. So if you were looking for names of overachievers from last weekend’s games. They likely didn’t make the cut on MSR or SCR (Snap Count Rating). Or even NFL life reasons that we’ll let play out.

We will now start updating the MSR on all rollover players on Mondays.

Green Dot: Expand Mobile Details and don’t forget the I.R. Tracker below rolling waiver wire.

Roling Waiver Wire

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Follow-Ups

Ernest Jones*- It’s time for IDP fans to cash in what our fantasy football members already knew. The rookie saw 92% of the snaps and did look like the play-caller on the field. Enough so he sent Troy Reeder to a 66% snap share. get Jones in your lineups this week as a high-end LB2 option play with a potentially higher ceiling.

Germaine Pratt*- Pratt might only see around 70% of the snaps. but versus the Browns, there will be a lot of IDP ILB production left on the bone. He’ll likely only get you his ceiling in combined tackles, but they are the next best thing to count on via the matchup. Think deeper leagues first.

Baron Browning*- IS HOT! out of the blue and after Browning has been hurt all season. He jumped in with 92% (or so) of the snaps in week 8. This guy is likely on 99% of the standard waiver wires out there. If you want to roll the dice on a decent LB2 down the road. He just may have that dynasty value going forward.

Kenny Young*- wasn’t a full-time player with his new team in week 8. But Denver didn’t trade for him to see him play just part-time. We should see almost a full-time gig type jump in week 9. Young and Browning is likely both viable LB2 plays for the rest of the season. Young likelier is the safest bet, nor now.

Josh Bynes*- He might be a touch risky coming out of the bye. And the matchup is just solid in any case. This add will likely pay off the rest of the season as a low LB2 week to week. Think deeper leagues.

Troy Reeder*- Only saw 66% of the snaps with Ernest Jones taking over the middle linebacker and play-calling duties. There’s a 50/50 chance he is only serviceable going forward.

Azeez Al-Shaair*- Dre Greenlaw may be coming off the I.R. If he does, Al-Shaair becomes just serviceable and likely best avoided until the scenario plays out. He replaced Greenlaw when he went down and got a great boost in playing time. We’ll need to see if that sticks first.

David Long*, Trey Hendrickson*, Kyle Dugger*, Xavier McKinney*, Damien Wilson*, Anothony Walker* – Have all passed beyond our needs. See Start/Sit charts later in the week for MSR/SSR ratings for week 9. We can’t expect their ownership to stay where it started if they’ve graduated in deeper formats. And remain options going forward.

Pete Werner*, Rashaan Evans* – Are removed for week 9. Werner lost half his snaps to Kwon Alexander, who came of the I.R. And Evans was out week 8, and in week 9 he has weak MSR versus the Rams. So weak that he likely is not worth the play in most formats.

Jerry Jacobs*, Mike Danna*, Kwity Paye – All failed and/or next MSR is too weak for week 9.

IDP Waiver Wire I.R. Tracker

Why would we want to track defensive NFL players on injured reserves? There are a couple of good reasons off the top. First, at least in deeper formats. Managers knowing when a potential IDP producer is coming back into play can be sneaky. Players get dropped in some leagues that other injured players took priority.

This leads us to the second thing. And that’s in deeper formats or on rosters struggling to pick up a player off the waiver wire one week early. After all, we all can’t be first in line for the free agents each week. Putting managers way ahead of their league mates. Not to mention that if you miss out on that week’s active waiver wire options, you still have a viable target to stash.

It Matters
  • No Covid Tracking.
  • Not listed in any particular order within pick-up status.
  • Be careful using a player directly off the waiver wire. Not always played 100% the first week back.
  • Hot means the player is likely to have a role worth something coming off the wire sooner than later.
  • A “Hottish” pick-up status indicates a move early has a “Hot” upside.
  • Notable indicates likely low priority IDP Target for the waiver wire.
  • Pick-up status henges on a player being activated by the team. Mr. Long will track that for you week to week.
  • You can find and follow the author of the list, Austin Long, on Twitter @long_aelong2004

Injured Resrves IDP Tracker

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Did you Know…

A “breakout” player is a fantasy football person who has been ineffective or marginal in the past. Then suddenly becomes a fantasy football stud one year. A “sleeper” is a term used mostly during drafts. The term refers to players that fantasy managers believe are set to have a breakout season. The word “sleeper” comes from the idea the player is being overlooked. And so is their potential of breaking out that season. – Google

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