Q) The Machine Recommendations For Picking Up Free Agents Seems Off.
A) You should always check player health before making any transaction and factor that into your decision. The Machine is making recommendations based on the player projections it receives from Fantasy Sharks, ProFootball Focus Fantasy, CBS Sports, and FantasyFootball Metrics. The Machine is not making waiver recommendations solely on attempting to win the next game, but rather winning the entire season. If a player is a bit banged up, but has good matchups in later weeks, especially playoff weeks, it might be great to pick that player up now while he is easily obtainable. On the other hand, sometimes injuries linger much longer than expected and the player never reaches their potential. Generally, when The Machine makes these types of recommendations you may want to wait a little while, but at the risk of losing the pickup on that player once he is healthy.