Aug 18, 2007 0
Long-time readers of The Guru Report know that John Hansen is a strong advocate of not only building your roster from the top down via the draft or auction, but also from the bottom up by aggresively working the waiver wire.
Although the pickings may be slimmer in certain dynasty / keeper league formats, it’s still sage advice that can pay dividends if you’re alert and willing to roll the dice.
This can be particularly true with veterans whose careers have bottomed out due to injury. I’ve speculated on several such players in a 14-team salary cap keeper league I’m in with varying degrees of success.
A couple of years ago the gamble was Carolina RB Stephen Davis as he was coming off microfracture knee surgery. I snagged himn at the FA minimum salary of $5 and despite his obvious deterioration of skills, he still paid off handsomely as a flex starter due to his 12 touchdowns.
That same year, I invested $40 of a $400 cap on the potential healthy return of Kellen Winslow Jr., coming off a broken ankle. When he blew his knee out during his motorcylcle fiasco, I waited until the [...]