Branden Oliver and the Waiver Wire

Branden Oliver highlights this weeks Dynasty Waiver Wire adds.




Week 5 is over! But the work is never done for fantasy football dynasty owners. There is no off-season! Today we will discuss the San Diego Chargers Branden Oliver, among others, and whether or not they are worth targeting through trade or via the waiver wire. Also included, will be players you should let your competition burn a roster spot on.

Legit: Players who may or may not have had a great week but could be hot additions to your dynasty teams.

1. Branden Oliver RB SD – No brainer here. If he hasn’t been rostered in your dynasty league add him immediately. He has almost no competition at the RB position and a       relatively light schedule starting with Oakland in week 6.

2. Antone Smith RB ATL – Smith is lightning in a bottle! He is averaging almost 17 yards per touch, and has scored four times already this season. While ATL may not be giving him a lot of touches, he is making the most of them.

3. Louis Murphy WR TB – Murphy isn’t a flashy name. But he is garnering playing time with Mike Evans sidelined and seems to be a favorite of Mike Glennon’s. A score in two straight weeks earns the veteran WR a spot on your team.

Quit – Players that may seem like decent additions to your dynasty based on weekly production, but should be avoided

1. Ronnie Hillman RB DEN – Hillman will likely get first crack at the starting RB spot in Denver. I know what everyone is thinking. Peyton makes even the most putrid running backs look great. Going forward this will be a RBBC more than anything else. I  think Denver will ride the hot hand. Better leave Hillman on the wire.

2.  Travis Benjamin WR CLE - Benjamin snagged two TD’s in week 5. This is more about the Cleveland offense than Benjamin. Hoyer spreads the ball around. This week it happened to be Benjamin, and next it could be Jordan Cameron. Too much volatility to add the former Miami Hurricane.

3. Brandon Lloyd WR SF – Lloyd has played well over the past two weeks. Similarly to Cleveland, San Francisco’s offense is difficult to predict. Lloyd’s age and inconsistent involvement in the offense is enough to keep him off any of my dynasty squads.



  1. Zach

    October 7, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Would you drop Christain Michael for Branden Oliver or Antone Smith?

    Full disclosure: It’s a 12 team PPR league that allows you to keep 2 players drafted RD 5+ or picked up off waivers at no cost, and for only one year.

    Players on my roster eligible to be kept in 2015: Carlos Hyde, Josh Gordon, Christian Michael, Percy Harvin, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Marvin Jones, Dwayne Allen…. – Again, you can only keep 2 of these players, so most likely I’ll be keeping C. Hyde and J. Gordon next year and try to trade the rest away in the offseason for picks.

    I also have T. Gerhart (not a keeper), who I could also drop this week for B. Oliver or R. Hillman… who would you rather keep/drop – that is, if I can get Oliver?

    Would you drop either of those players for A. Smith?

    Also, what are your thoughts on Storm Johnson – is he worth a pick-up? (It’s a very needy-for-RB league right now… and based on my standings, if I want to get a player off waivers, I have to be proactive, so let me know if he is worth a spot, before he blows up…)


    • Asher Curzon

      October 7, 2014 at 8:47 am

      I would not drop Michael at this point. I love his talent, and I think eventually he will play in SEA. At this time I would recommend dropping Gerhart. He is losing touches to Denard Robinson, and will eventually cede carries to Storm Johnson. I like Smith a lot. I’ve tiered the FA’s in my article. I would even be ok with dropping Taliaferro for Oliver if you can get him. Thanks for the question. Let me know if I can help additionally.

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