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Waiver Wire Gem of the Year


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#1 nb009

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

Who is the top out-of-nowhere fantasy pickup of the year? Below are the main candidates in my opinion (in no particular order).

1. Danario Alexander
2. Cecil Shorts
3. Bryce Brown
4. Knowshon Moreno
6. James Jones
7. Josh Gordon
7. T.Y. Hilton
8. Golden Tate
9. Vick Ballard
10. Brandon Myers (given the weakness at the TE position)

I left out Alfred Morris (who seems to be a name mentioned a lot in this discussion) since he was named starter prior to Week 1 and anyone who paid attention to preseason/Rotoworld, etc. would have known he was in the running for the starting gig in Washington.

Who do you got?

Edited by nb009, 09 December 2012 - 07:35 PM.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

View Postnb009, on 09 December 2012 - 07:29 PM, said:

Who is the top out-of-nowhere fantasy pickup of the year? Below are the main candidates in my opinion (in no particular order).

1. Danario Alexander
2. Cecil Shorts
3. Bryce Brown
4. Knowshon Moreno
5. Josh Gordon
7. Golden Tate
8. Brandon Myers (given the weakness at the TE position)

I left out Alfred Morris (who seems to be a name mentioned a lot in this discussion) since he was named starter prior to Week 1 and anyone who paid attention to preseason/Rotoworld, etc. would have known he was in the running for the starting gig in Washington.

Who do you got?

I have a fuzzy memory but if I remember correctly I'm pretty positive that Alfred Morris was not named prior to week 1 and it wasn't revealed until later... there were lots of "Shenanigan's" involved in the beginning with the RB's of WAS. Out of the list mentioned above I'm going DX esp since it looks like he finally has things figured out. I remember when he was on the Rams and was always injured/terrible. Go figure he leaves and he's good...
10 Team H2H

C Perez
1B Goldschmidt
2B J Kipnis
3B Han Ram
SS J Peralta
LF Trumbo
CF Trout
RF Pence
UTIL N Cruz and Puig
Bench Jhonny Peralta, Longoria, and Crawford

SP Minor, Hamels, Leake, Weaver, and Corbin,
RP Champman, Jansen, and Holland

DL Burnett

#3 egomaniac247

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

It's Denario Alexander to me....just because of the fact that he wasn't even on a roster to start the season.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

I've picked up 5 of those players and my vote is between Cecil and DX.  I'm leaning slightly towards Cecil because of the crap team he's on and because of who is QB is.  But either of those guys have been the most consistent and just absolute studs.
12 Team - Yahoo Dynasty League

QB: RG3
WR: B. Marshall, Roddy White, Keenan Allen, Marvin Jones, Da'Rick Rogers, Andre Holmes
RB: Joique Bell, Rashad Jennings, Marcel Reece, Jordan Todman, Knile Davis, Christine Michael, Khiry Robinson
TE: Gronk, Julius Thomas
DEF: STREAM
IR: Dwayne Allen
IR: Arian Foster

#5 LeeVanCleef

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

View Postegomaniac247, on 09 December 2012 - 07:36 PM, said:

It's Denario Alexander to me....just because of the fact that he wasn't even on a roster to start the season.


Didn't even think of that.  He came in week 9 and has just gotten better with each passing week.
12 Team - Yahoo Dynasty League

QB: RG3
WR: B. Marshall, Roddy White, Keenan Allen, Marvin Jones, Da'Rick Rogers, Andre Holmes
RB: Joique Bell, Rashad Jennings, Marcel Reece, Jordan Todman, Knile Davis, Christine Michael, Khiry Robinson
TE: Gronk, Julius Thomas
DEF: STREAM
IR: Dwayne Allen
IR: Arian Foster

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

View Postautiger8l5, on 09 December 2012 - 07:34 PM, said:

I have a fuzzy memory but if I remember correctly I'm pretty positive that Alfred Morris was not named prior to week 1 and it wasn't revealed until later... there were lots of "Shenanigan's" involved in the beginning with the RB's of WAS. Out of the list mentioned above I'm going DX esp since it looks like he finally has things figured out. I remember when he was on the Rams and was always injured/terrible. Go figure he leaves and he's good...

He was named starter immediately before Week 1 (i.e. within an hour of gametime). Either way, he was a star in the preseason (even sat out the final game with the rest of the starters) and the Redskins did not name their starting RB until right before the game, so he was definitely in the running for the job.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

Randall Cobb.
12 team standard non-PPR (starters)(flex w/r/t)(bench) (7-6, #6 seed playoffs)
QB: Romo
WR: Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, Vincent Jackson
RB: Zac Stacy, Andre Brown, Giovani Bernard, Shane Vereen, Andre Brown, Danny Woodhead, Benny Cunningham
TE: Ladarius Green, Housler
K: Hauschka
D/ST: Cinci, New England

14 team, 1 point per reception, 1 point per rush attempt (starters)(flex w/r/t)(bench) (9-4, #2 seed playoffs)
QB: Peyton Manning
WR: Danny Amendola, Jordy Nelson, Julian Edelman, Cordarrelle Patterson
RB: Reggie Bush, Zac Stacy, Maurice Jones-Drew, Joique Bell, Benny Cunningham, Jordan Todman
TE: Julius Thomas, Jordan Reed
IDP: Barry Church
K: Gostkowski
D/ST: Denver, Chicago

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:40 PM

I still say Alfred Morris. There was so much speculation on who would start and even when Morris became the starter there was speculation as to how long he would remain the starter.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

View PostManImCool, on 09 December 2012 - 07:38 PM, said:

Randall Cobb.

Selected in round 7 of my league. Unfortunately not by me I had him reserved for 8-9 along with guys like Rudolph and Bennett. Obviously he turned out greater than I expected but certainly did not come out of nowhere.
10 Team H2H 12CAT

C: Brian McCann
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, Prince Fielder, Justin Morneau
2B: Aaron Hill, Brian Dozier
SS: Troy Tulowitzki
3B: Kyle Seager
OF: Mike Trout, Hunter Pence, Carlos Beltran, Desmond Jennings
SP: Stephen Strasburg, Madison Bumgarner, Chris Sale, Danny Salazar, Andrew Cashner, Ervin Santana, Martin Perez, Tyson Ross, Tim Hudson, Jesse Chavez, Trevor Bauer
RP: Will Smith, Shawn Kelley, Kevin Siegrist
DL: Ryan Zimmerman, Josh Hamilton, Taijuan Walker
NA: Oscar Taveras, Javier Baez, Archie Bradley

#10 LeeVanCleef

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:43 PM

I don't know what % Morris was owned in before week 1 but he was drafted in my 10-team league so I mean I think people who did their homework most likely knew about him.

Edited by LeeVanCleef, 09 December 2012 - 07:43 PM.

12 Team - Yahoo Dynasty League

QB: RG3
WR: B. Marshall, Roddy White, Keenan Allen, Marvin Jones, Da'Rick Rogers, Andre Holmes
RB: Joique Bell, Rashad Jennings, Marcel Reece, Jordan Todman, Knile Davis, Christine Michael, Khiry Robinson
TE: Gronk, Julius Thomas
DEF: STREAM
IR: Dwayne Allen
IR: Arian Foster

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

Cobb was drafted in most leagues.
12 Team Keeper, 0.5 PPR, All TDs = 6 pts
QB: Cam Newton
RB: Eddie Lacy, Giovani Bernard, Bishop Sankey, Mark Ingram, LeGarrette Blount
WR: Calvin Johnson, Roddy White, Kelvin Benjamin, Justin Hunter, Jordan Matthews
TE: Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce, Tim Wright

12 Team Redraft, 0.5 PPR, All TDs = 6 pts
QB: Matthew Stafford
RB: Giovani Bernard, Doug Martin, Ray Rice, LeGarrette Blount, Andre Williams
WR: Dez Bryant, Michael Crabtree, Mike Wallace, Terrance Williams
TE: Jordan Cameron, Dennis Pitta, Travis Kelce

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

Marcel Reece
Montell Owens
Colin Kaepernick
T.Y. Hilton
Joique Bell
Mikel Leshoure (RIP KSmith)

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

Cobb was drafted in all my leagues...

One name you definitely forgot is Chris Givens.
12 Team H2H (AVG, OPS, R, HR, RBI, NSB, RC - IP, K, W, QS, ERA, WHIP, K/9, SV)

C:   Salvador Perez
1B: Anthony Rizzo
2B: Chase Utley
3B: Mike Moustakas
SS: Elvis Andrus
OF:   Mike Trout
OF:   Justin Upton
OF:   Yoenis Cespedes
UTIL: Carlos Gomez
Bench : Ryan Howard, Martin Prado, Oscar Taveras

P:   Felix Hernandez, Matt Moore, Jon Lester, Jeff Samardzija, Alex Cobb, Julio Teheran, David Phelps, Andrew Cashner
RP:   Greg Holland, Ernesto Frieri, Bobby Parnell, Heath Bell, David Hernandez
DL:   Michael Pineda, Cory Luebke

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

View Postnovaeagles21, on 09 December 2012 - 07:47 PM, said:

Cobb was drafted in all my leagues...

One name you definitely forgot is Chris Givens.

He said year, not week 13.
10-team PPR League (1 pt per 10 rush/rec yards, 1 pt per 25 pass yards, .50 pt per completion, 3 pts per pass TD, 6 pts per rush/rec TD, -3 points per INT/FUM LOST)

QB - RGIII
WR - Julio Jones
WR - Victor Cruz
WR - Marques Colston
RB - Ray Rice
RB - DeMarco Murray
WR/RB - Ryan Mathews
TE - Kyle Rudolph
K - S. Janikowski
DEF - New England

Bench:
QB - Joe Flacco
RB - Bernard Pierce, Bryce Brown
WR -  Greg Little, Rod Streater, Kenny Britt
DEF - GB Defense

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

It's gotta be Cecil. Danario has been great, but Cecil was around and helping teams for much longer. James Jones carried teams earlier in the year, but has disappeared lately when teams need him. Bryce Brown would have gotten the vote, but he ruined a lot of peoples seasons today.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

I thought o f Chris Givens (even owned him earlier in the year during his consecutive 50+ yard catch streak). I think he's been way too inconsistent though and really can't be trusted just yet. With that said, I should probably remove Golden Tate as well.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

Moreno later on in the season, as well as Kaepernick.
Hilton from early to mid-season.
Leshoure early on.
D.Alexander (serious regret here not grabbing him when I had the chance).

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:57 PM

View PostDeckard Pain, on 09 December 2012 - 07:46 PM, said:

Marcel Reece
Montell Owens
Colin Kaepernick
T.Y. Hilton
Joique Bell
Mikel Leshoure (RIP KSmith)

I drafted Mikel LeShoure with my last pick in the draft. Not sure how many drafts he was taken in.

Edit: 2nd to last pick.

Edited by BlackNSilver11, 09 December 2012 - 07:58 PM.

10-team PPR League (1 pt per 10 rush/rec yards, 1 pt per 25 pass yards, .50 pt per completion, 3 pts per pass TD, 6 pts per rush/rec TD, -3 points per INT/FUM LOST)

QB - RGIII
WR - Julio Jones
WR - Victor Cruz
WR - Marques Colston
RB - Ray Rice
RB - DeMarco Murray
WR/RB - Ryan Mathews
TE - Kyle Rudolph
K - S. Janikowski
DEF - New England

Bench:
QB - Joe Flacco
RB - Bernard Pierce, Bryce Brown
WR -  Greg Little, Rod Streater, Kenny Britt
DEF - GB Defense

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

Brown was unbelievable the prior two weeks, but Danario is my vote.
20 team keeper H2H (took over the team), standard Yahoo.  Keepers below.  NA's get put into NA slots (5 max)
C:  d'Arnaud 1B: Lind 2B: Miller SS: Forsythe 3B: Manny Machado OF: Stanton OF: Springer OF: Harper
Util: Salty Bench: Willingham, Suarez, Pena DL: Owings, Myers NA: Solarte Baez (NA)
SP: Strasburg SP: Price RP: Motte RP: Broxton P: Stroman, Storen, Tazawa, Petricka, Santiago, Kendrick DL:Pineda NA:Meyer
Trades: 1) Taijuan Walker and 5th rounder for Ryu and 4th rounder 2) Heyward, Hosmer, Bailey for Ellsbury 3) Abreu for Harper and Lind 6) Soria, Shelby Miller and round 6 pick for Strasburg and 7th rounder 7)  Ellsbury and 3rd rounder for Springer and 1st rounder 8) Francisco, Allen, 7th rounder for 5th rounder 9) Rosenthal and Ryu for Price

Money league Roto
C- Carlos Sant 1B) Abreu 2b) Altuve 3b) E5 SS) Rollins OF- McCutch, Jones, Harper Util- Gardner, Cron Bench: NA: Bryant SPs:  Strasburg, Verlander, Ventura, Hudson, Samardzija, Duffy, Cain, Lester, Walker, Stroman RPs:  Reed Doolittle Papelbon Trades: 1) Joey Bats and Panda for E5 and Werth 2) Morse for RA Dickey 3) Soria for Garza 4) Braun and Mesoraco for McCutch and McCann 5) Werth for Homer Bailey and Gardner 6) Cain for Kemp 7) Hill for Samardzija 8)  Melky, Hosmer, Sale for Strasberg and JUp 9) Garza and Miller for Verlander 10) Balfour for LaRoche 11) Bourn for Soriano 12) Kemp for Lester and Cain 13) JUp, LaRoche, Chisenballs for Adam Jones

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

I didn't realize Cobb was drafted in most leagues. without checking, he probably was drafted in mine too. I just remember that one early week where both Jones and Cobb went off and they were both on the waiver wire at that point in my league.
12 team standard non-PPR (starters)(flex w/r/t)(bench) (7-6, #6 seed playoffs)
QB: Romo
WR: Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas, Vincent Jackson
RB: Zac Stacy, Andre Brown, Giovani Bernard, Shane Vereen, Andre Brown, Danny Woodhead, Benny Cunningham
TE: Ladarius Green, Housler
K: Hauschka
D/ST: Cinci, New England

14 team, 1 point per reception, 1 point per rush attempt (starters)(flex w/r/t)(bench) (9-4, #2 seed playoffs)
QB: Peyton Manning
WR: Danny Amendola, Jordy Nelson, Julian Edelman, Cordarrelle Patterson
RB: Reggie Bush, Zac Stacy, Maurice Jones-Drew, Joique Bell, Benny Cunningham, Jordan Todman
TE: Julius Thomas, Jordan Reed
IDP: Barry Church
K: Gostkowski
D/ST: Denver, Chicago