When to use the #1 waver pick?

I picked last in my league draft and was given the first waver pick. It’s a 14 team league so not a lot available and once the pick is used I go to the back. Lindsay and Yeldon are available. Would you use the pick on those guys? I have Gordon and Mixon starting with Kerryon, J white, T Coleman and S Michell on the bench. Thanks for the help!

well dang dude… you’ve got RB depth, I wouldn’t spend your waiver priority on those guys to sit on your bench like your other RB’s.
Coleman has stand alone value as well as being a huge handcuff, Kerryon might start taking off next week, White and Michell are good stashes in-case Rexy goes down… what would you gain by grabbing Lindsay or Yeldon at this point?

I definitely agree with you. My dilemma is that I like to be active on the waver wire. If I hold the pick, I’m not sure how long to wait. Lindsay looks like a starter and Yeldon should have value all season.

first waiver pick in a 14 man league is huge, I wouldn’t use it at all this week. There’s no one worthy of that pick currently. There will probably be a more obvious #1 pickup in the next few weeks.


Is Eckler on waivers?
with your depth I would rather have him as a handcuff than lindsay or Yeldon.
I agree that Lindsay looks like a starter, I’m throwing %15 of my FAAB budget at him. I just don’t see you starting him over Gordon, Mixon, Coleman, or maybe even Kerryon until he shows he is the CLEAR #1

Yeldon is the Tough one… I HATE seeing soft tissue injuries, and with Fournette I think it’s going to linger just because of his physical running style. If he goes down Yeldon is going to be an insane value for trades or just pure depth.

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Exactly my man.

Good advice. Thanks guys.

I agree with everyone here. You should hold onto that priority, wait til you have a sure thing on the waivers. At this point, maybe wake up at 4am or 6am, whenever your waivers process, to check out who got snatched up - maybe your leaguemates missed out on yeldon, but yeah definitely save that up for someone more promising.