Greetings folks! Welcome back to another rousing rendition of NBA Waiver Claims, where I seek out players owned in roughly half of leagues and beg you to add them to your roster. Obviously, as the season wears on, the waiver wire has a tendency to get disturbingly thin, but I’m here to help you pick up, and then get down with the thickness. Let’s get to it.

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Welcome back, Wagoners! It’s been a while, I know, and I’m only kind of sorry. You see, 2016 was an incredible year for me, so my time away from this blog has been spent on many exiting and life-changing things. The biggest, brightest, and best of those things was the birth of my son. Without going into too much mushy detail, kids are awesome and you should have one. Now let’s talk fantasy basketball waiver claims while my son works on in his jumper… Read the rest of this entry »

Hello again, Wagoners! I know I’ve been on hiatus, but sometimes life happens (all the time, scientifically speaking) and progress is slowed. I’m sorry to have left you hanging for so long, but if it makes you feel any better, I’ve had the thought “I should really do a new blog post” at least five or six times since my last post. Feel better? Didn’t think so. Let me try a different route. I just drafted in a 12-team league and just can’t find room on my bench for some of the players I’m about to list for you. Go pick them up so they don’t feel like you’ve felt for the past few months (you know, neglected, unwanted, bored, and/or totally indifferent). Enjoy!


 

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Start/Sit – Week 6

Posted: October 17, 2015 in Start/Sit

Greetings, Wagoners! If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably already taken (or at least considered.. laughed at?) some of my advice, and for that I am moderately sincerely grateful. I won’t bore you with a long intro this week because a)I’m not sure anybody reads it, and b)I might be getting carpal tunnel and I need to save the strength in my hands for when I’m wringing them out waiting to find out whether Odell’s playing tomorrow night or not.  Read the rest of this entry »

You guys, funny story. I play in a 16-team league (my only league this year) and we use FAAB for our waiver system. *HAHAHA* That’s not the funny part. Or if it is, keep reading, because you’re an easy crowd and this seems promising. This past Wednesday, when waivers cleared, I woke up to find that I was the proud owner of a brand new shiny RB by the name of Matt Jones. I laughed at my league for not outbidding my $32. I was very pleased.  So pleased, in fact, that I made a waiver-claim-win-induced decision to place my new claim directly into my lineup for the week. A TNF blowout, goal line fumble, and 3.20 fantasy points later and the joke is complete, only now my league mates are the ones laughing (and you, of course, if your earlier chuckles were any indication). Anyhoo, now that you understand I am definitely losing this week, take some advice and let’s see if I can bring you down with me help you avoid a similar fate…. Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Wagoners! Thanks for stopping by for some position-by-position waiver wire advice. In my humble opinion, you don’t win your league by drafting well. You win your league by playing the wire well and grabbing players at the first sign of a hot streak, when you’ve got a position that needs an upgrade. This may be common knowledge to each of you, but the good news is that most of you probably won’t even read this and will skip straight to my recommendations. So without further ado…

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Daily Fantasy Sports. It seems so easy. “Choose a new lineup each day!” They say. “It’s so easy!” They say. One of those statements is true. I donated some cash to Fanduel when I first started by jumping into big tournaments during football season, only to win a few bucks the first time and lose the rest on the others. Disheartened is the friendliest word I can use to describe how I felt. The experience taught me a valuable lesson, though, and I’m sharing it with you now: Don’t spend more than $5 on one tournament. Yes, smaller tournaments have smaller payouts. However, big tournaments will drain your account quickly no matter how much you think you know about fantasy sports. Alright, now that I’ve soap-boxed you with some unsolicited wisdom, let’s look at some DFS picks for today’s tournaments (which start with the late games). Keep in mind, I’m only highlighting players I like, so you won’t be able to put them all in the same lineup, but you can pick and choose to build a good lineup based on some of these options.  Read the rest of this entry »