Sometimes you have a player that scares you to death whether you are starting them, they are on your bench, or you are playing against them. Sometimes you have no choice but to play them because of bye weeks, sometimes you will have a choice of what to do with them and they will blow up on your bench while the guy you started instead does nothing. Sometimes it’s a big name guy who you drafted in the first round, sometimes it’s a waiver pickup, but when push comes to shove you only have a few options as to what to do with this person: bench them, drop them, trade them, or have faith and play them.
Faith as it pertains to fantasy football isn’t purely a baseless belief that a player will perform well simply because of who they are or what we perceive their role on a team to be, it is based on numbers, too, numbers that deserve respect. Targets, touchdowns, receptions, yards after the catch, yards after contact, career yards per game; there are many numbers that tell the story of an NFL player and when the numbers are right, you should have faith in that player. Odell Beckham Jr. proved himself worthy of our faith this weekend and Tom Brady continues to inspire faith since his return last week, but players like Todd Gurley and CJ Anderson are doing their best to test us. Now that we are through 6 weeks of the season, it is time to either stick with your studs or find someone new to have faith in, and that’s what this week’s edition of waiver magic is all about. Who can you pick up this week off the waiver wire and have faith in starting them this week and beyond.
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