My radio co-host Byron Lambert and I went out and got fried chicken last Tuesday night.
He was on his laptop when I arrived at his house, the place from which we would eventually head to the restaurant. San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree had been dropped in one of our fantasy leagues. He is hurting at WR in this league due to Greg Jennings and other catastrophes I'm sure he could talk all day about.
Byron had noticed Crabtree being dropped, and started thinking aloud regarding which Donald Brown-level RB (of which he had many) should be dropped to acquire him.
We left before Byron made his decision, and he never got around to it. Another owner (with lower position), made the claim.
Byron lost in Week 11 by a margin that could have been covered by the difference in production between Crabtree and Laurent Robinson, his last-minute waiver Hail Mary.
The moral of the story is to be decisive in your waiver targets, and when you have an idea in your sights, set things up to make it happen right then. We are all very busy people and sometimes life gets in the way.