WEEK 14: WAIVER WIRE ADDS
Every Tuesday, I will be bringing to light the best potential waiver wire additions across fantasy football. Let’s begin with some basic principles for each article and some of the qualifiers that will be used each week. First off, the minimum rostered percentage threshold that I will be using is 50%, so any player that is rostered in ESPN leagues above that percentage will not be written about (until near the end of the season when it gets harder to wade through the constantly thinning waiver wire.) Second, not all waiver wire additions are created equal and all are dependent on the roster you have. Each week I will be writing about players and the potential they bring to your fantasy roster, but I obviously don’t know who is on your team or what you may need in terms of roster construction. If I say a quarterback is the top waiver wire addition for the week, and you have Patrick Mahomes, that doesn’t mean you need to add that player to your team while dropping a potentially valuable player in order to do so. Third, I will frequently be using the abbreviation FAB, which refers to Free Agent Budget. This refers to the potential amount you might spend to acquire someone off the waiver wire if your league has that as a part of their system.
Sony Michel- Running Back, LAR
ESPN Roster Percentage- 35.2
As we approach the fantasy playoffs, insurance is the main focus for my waiver wire additions. Sony Michel showed us in Week 13 he is more than capable of handling the majority of the workload as he carried the ball 24 times which resulted in 121 rushing yards and a TD. He added a few catches in the passing game and most importantly, he is the healthiest running back for the Rams. The Rams are pushing for the NFL playoffs and have no reason to bring back Darrell Henderson until he is fully healthy, which may be in Week 14 but it could be later. Even if Sony Michel isn’t the starter going forward, he is worthy of an add this week as a backup option in case Henderson is not able to play any future games. Michel is worthy of a top end waiver wire addition and a decent FAB bid if you are looking for Darrell Henderson insurance.