Shin-Soo Choo was dropped in my 10-man H2H league yesterday by my biggest competition. Currently I sit in a comfortable first place. Unfortunately, most people in my league don't pay that much attention. I would like a bit more competition, but it is what it is. Anyways, the person who dropped Choo is more than likely the person I will face in the championship (4 teams make playoffs).
Aside from that information, I am currently 5th in waiver order, but only 1 person ahead of me pays any attention (meaning I'm essentially 2nd). The person who dropped Choo is last and has made several waiver claims recently. Also, I have several players on the DL: Chase Utley, Manny Ramirez, Victor Martinez, Yovani Gallardo, and Josh Beckett.
Right now, I'm not worried at all about my injuries. I am planning for the playoffs since I have nearly guaranteed myself a spot already. So should I use my waiver spot on Shin-Soo Choo? He would be a great addition to my OF if he returns from his thumb injury the same player he was before the DL stint.
My only hesitation is that there have been a few really dumb drops already this season. Very early on, Adam Jones, Brian Roberts, Carlos Lee, and Matt Wieters were all dropped and claimed off waivers. Roberts ended up being a smart drop, but it was before he went on the DL and was still considered a top 5 2B. The most recent and maybe most shocking was Zack Greinke was dropped outright after his 1-8 start (and right before his small winning streak). So my worry about getting Choo is that later on in the season someone much better will be dropped and I will miss out when I could have gotten him.
So any thoughts, ideas, recommendations?