I agree with most in that you’re not in a position to panic. Judging from your roster, you’re probably in the playoffs, and winning this week is likely not as critical. I’d stay put and prepare the best team for the playoffs.
Even if winning this week is critical, I think you have a very good shot at winning and I don’t see a strong move to better it. Seems like your opponent is stacked in WR and if all three hit big time, there’s not much you can do (specially considering the Maholmes/HIll stack), at least I don’t see a move that can overcome that.
I think you should also consider that WR outcomes are more volatile in nature than RBs, where your strength lies. I’d probably try to have a starting lineup that has a high floor so that you have good shot at winning, unless all 3 of their stud WRs hit, rather than play for the upside.
With that in mind, if I were you, I’d move DJ Moore to WR and sit Lockette, and have another RB start in the Flex. I think both Lewis or Yeldon are decent choices for RB3 this week. Yeah, they’re both in a timeshare and comes with risk but I think they have a decent floor. I’d personally lean towards Lewis in this week’s matchup but it’s a slightest of a lean, Yeldon’s a good play too, if you think Jax will be playing catchup. I’d look through the waivers with the same eye “who has the highest floor?” at a glance I don’t see any that are better than the 2RBs you already have.
Then think about the TE position in isolation. As a heavy investor in Burton in the draft this year, I can understand the frustration that comes with owning him. I sometimes feel that I wish he didn’t tease from time to time, so I can cut him. But most of us are in the same boat with TEs this year. For this game, I think the key is to look for the highest floor, which usually means whoever is getting the most consistent targets.
I’d probably look to the DEN @CIN game where the TE matchups are favorable in both ends and in an offence where TEs have had a decent target share. I think both Uzoma or LaCosse is a better play than Burton this week, but again ECR has Burton higher than both, so what do I know, it’s more of hunch, but I’d probably do it.
If you chose to go with either, you’d faced with the decision to whether drop Burton and stream the rest of the way, or drop someone like Landry and see if Burton becomes a consistent contributor at some point. We’ve played 12 weeks, so I think chances of Burton transforming all the sudden are slim. Right answer is probably cutting him and streaming, but I’ve found it difficult to do that in some of my leagues, specially being so high on him before the season (and his ECR is fairly stable). It’s your team, so you need to make the final call
One more little thing I noticed. I believe you’re using Yahoo. When I filter the waivers, I typically filter by “Season(avg)” or “Last4wks(avg)” if I want to focus on more recent trends. Reason here is that the playing time can vary quite significantly by this time of the season, and you don’t want that to skew the rankings you see. It’s not perfect, but it’s easier for me than to use totals. This might’ve been something obvious to you, but thought to share.
Like I said in the beginning, I think you have a really solid roster, I don’t think its the time to make a knee jerk move, rather stay put and prepare for the playoffs.