Player value in dynasty football reminds me of watching ocean waves. They ebb and flow, always in a state of flux. Competitive dynasty players anticipate these movements before they happen and act by picking up, buying, or selling players as the situation demands. Dynasty general managers have previously been at the mercy of regular waiver segments to assist in dynasty pickups, but these fail to account for the long-term view necessary to dynasty success. This weekly column will focus on identifying assets that will help dynasty teams build for the future, as well as players that may plug a hole at a position of need on an otherwise strong squad.
Whether you are a contender or a rebuilder, this article will seek to help you put yourself in the best position to have success in your dynasty league by assisting you in making preemptive pickups.
Welcome to Week 16 of Waivers of the Future! Are you vying for a championship this week? If so, congratulations! Win or lose, it is a special occasion when your dynasty team is in the mix in the final week of the season. If you got knocked out or were not contending in your league, do not fret. This column will highlight the players you can stash away that may gain trade value or be useful for your team in another year. Also, remember that the week 17 edition of this article will take an even deeper dive into some of the players that you can stash away as you make efforts to improve your team’s future standing.
Budget percentages are to give the reader guidance regarding how the writer would prioritize these players. However, you know your league best. If you think you can get away with bidding less than recommended or nothing at all, go for it!