Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire Pickup Strategy
At RotoWire, I published a study on historic waiver wire pickups:
Since 2008, no position has been more productive than quarterback. Of the most-added Week 1 free agent quarterbacks over the past four seasons, more than one-in-three turns into a top 12 player at the position. Right around one-in-six finishes in the top five among all signal-callers. That’s serious upside. We see similar production from the tight ends. Just under one-in-three of Week 1 pickups have turned into top 12 players.
One of the reasons free agent quarterbacks and tight ends have been able to produce is there are simply better options left on waivers. In many leagues, there are a handful of owners with just a single quarterback or tight end on their rosters. That leaves players like the 2010 version of Marcedes Lewis on the free agent pile.
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