This week, a former Waiver becomes a new Winner. But first, a recap of last week:
Frank Gore: 17 carries, 64 rushing yards, one receiving touchdown, 14 fantasy points
DeSean Jackson: Five catches, 35 yards, three fantasy points
Sam Bradford: 224 passing yards, one touchdown, one interception, two fumbles, six fantasy points
DeAndre Washington: Five carries, 16 rushing yards, one fantasy point
Tyler Lockett: Two catches, 13 receiving yards, one fantasy point
Carson Wentz: 138 passing yards, one touchdown, two interceptions, one fumble, five fantasy points
Where I Was Wrong: Sam Bradford showed that maybe the problem really was Philly, as he had a rough game in Lincoln Financial once again. DeSean didn’t capitalize like I thought he would unfortunately.
Where I Was Right: The combined total fantasy points for all my Waivers was under seven, so I guess I can take the W in figuring out who will take the L.
Now, let’s look into this week’s Winners and Waivers.
Winner: Christine Michael, RB Seattle Seahawks
Last Week: 16 carries, 52 rushing yards, five fantasy points
Percentages: 94% ownership, 82% starting
Why He’s A Winner: Michael, along with every other player in the 6-6 Seattle-Arizona tie, did not see the end zone Sunday night and struggled for yards on the ground. New Orleans will be a big rebound for Michael this week, giving him high RB2 upside.
Waiver: Chris Ivory, RB Jacksonville Jaguars
Last Week: Five carries, 48 rushing yards, four fantasy points
Percentages: 58% ownership, 14% starting
Why You Waive Him: It really has just not been happening for Chris Ivory so far this season. Whether it has been injuries or poor play, you’ve had plenty of reasons to drop him by now. This is your final warning.
Winner: Randall Cobb, WR Green Bay Packers
Last Week: 11 catches, 95 receiving yards, one touchdown, 17 fantasy points
Percentages: 94% ownership, 58% starting
Why He’s A Winner: Cobb was off to a slow start this season before the bye week. Luckily for his fantasy owners, his post bye-week numbers have been consistently good. Definitely a flex, but also consider Cobb at WR2 this week at Atlanta.
Waiver: Michael Floyd, WR Arizona Cardinals
Last Week: Five receptions, 65 receiving yards, six fantasy points
Percentages: 72% ownership, 12% starting
Why You Waive Him: Six fantasy points has been about par for the course for Michael Floyd thus far this season. Traveling to Carolina doesn’t mean the same thing this year that it did last year, but don’t expect much from Floyd this week.
Winner: Vernon Davis, TE Washington Redskins
Last Week: Six catches, 79 receiving yards, seven fantasy points
Percentages: 24% ownership, 20% starting
Why He’s A Winner: With Jordan Reed still suffering the effects of a concussion, Vernon Davis has been seeing many more passes his way than likely expected heading into the season. While Reed has been cleared, he isn’t practicing, so the Skins may bench him for the trip to London against the Bengals in hopes that he’s 100% after the bye week. If that’s the case, get Vernon if you need him.
Waiver: Antonio Gates, TE San Diego Chargers
Last Week: Five catches, 38 receiving yards, three fantasy points
Percentages: 60% ownership, 26% starting
Why You Waive Him: We may have finally reached the point where Antonio Gates is no longer a viable fantasy option every week. Hunter Henry has emerged as the primary target in San Diego, so you may need to look elsewhere if you were relying on Gates, but I may be telling this to you a bit too late.