In hindsight, the turning point of our fantasy season is often a waiver wire move we made - or didn’t make. The first few weeks of waiver wire moves are the most important because they are most likely to land you a player that was being found out after collective neglect by the fantasy community, and you’ll get to enjoy the benefits of that player for a vast majority of the season. Obviously having good instincts about the factors that created a hot start and their likelihood of persistence is a big part of winning the waiver wire war, but having more bullets to fire can also enhance your chances. If you prioritize players who will have early reveals on where they fall in their range of outcomes in your last few bench players, you’ll give yourself a win-win situation where you either hit on a late pick or have a bullet to fire at the early season waiver wire shooting gallery. Alternatively in deeper leagues with thinner waiver wires, late picks that have a high ceiling with a longer wait for a reveal can be a better use of your last few bench spots. Thanks to Twitter follower @GrilledEggs for the suggestion of Early Bloomers/Late Bloomers for these players.
Robert Griffin III, CLE - Griffin has his confidence back and a huge deep ball target who can separate with ease. An early schedule of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Miami and Washington could get him off of to a hot start. If he fails, it will likely be as spectacular and easy to move on from quickly, enabling waiver wire flexibility.