After week one, the waiver wire becomes much more bleak. The only time it really becomes lively is when an injury occurs or someone wins a starting job. While it is still early, there is still much value to be found in the waiver wire. With all the injuries that happened this past weekend, the waiver wire may be crucial. Here are some players to keep your eyes on, or sign if you need some depth.
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills – 30% owned
After this week, we saw what Josh Allen can do for fantasy owners. He had 22.2 points in four point per passing touchdown formats against the New York Giants. They play the Cincinnati Bengals next week who just allowed Jimmy Garoppolo to light them up for almost 300 yards and three touchdowns.
Jacoby Brissett, Indianapolis Colts – 12% owned
Brissett has now played two solid pass defenses and each of those he provided a solid floor of 16 points in those games. That’s a very safe floor given those match ups. Brissett now plays the Atlanta Falcons poor defense. Carson Wentz did struggle at first against the Falcons, but even playing bad he still posted 17.5 fantasy points.
Others: Gardner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars; Matt Stafford, Detroit Lions.
Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers – 11% owned
It seems that all three runningbacks in San Francisco could be starters on your fantasy team this week. Mostert had himself a very good game with 24.1 PPR points in fantasy this week. Even if he is in a committee at the moment, Matt Breida has often had health concerns that could make Mostert an instant starter on your fantasy team.
Frank Gore, Buffalo Bills – 16.4% owned
Old man Gore just never stops chugging. He churned out 16.3 fantasy points this past week. Now with Devin Singletary having hamstring issues, this only increases Gore’s value. He is the number one back in Buffalo and now they play a Bengals team that allowed three backs in San Francisco to have fantasy relevance.
Justin Jackson, Los Angeles Chargers – 37.9% owned
Justin Jackson is averaging 8.9 yards per carry in his first two games this season. He’s due to eventually get a touchdown and possibly more touches. His counterpart is also playing well, but he’s not doing as well as Jackson. Jackson may begin to steal some touches as the weeks go on. He’s at least a solid player to keep your eye on in the waiver wire.
Others: Jeff Wilson, Jr., San Francisco 49ers; Justice Hill, Baltimore Ravens; Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers.
Demarcus Robinson, Kansas City Chiefs – 1.1% owned
Last week, Sammy Watkins went off, and this week, it was Robinson’s turn to go off. Robinson caught 6 passes for 172 yards and 2 touchdowns in a thrashing of the Raiders. Robinson can be a primary target for Mahomes for awhile with the injury to Tyreek Hill. In this air raid offense, anybody can be a top receiver.
Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers – 12.8%
Samuel seems to have emerged as the main guy for Jimmy Garoppolo with the disappearance of George Kittle and Dante Pettis. He caught 5 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Bengals. Samuel may have weeks were he doesn’t produce anything, but rookies may do that. If he shows any sort of consistency, Samuel is a good player to stow.
D.J. Chark, Jacksonville Jaguars
Chark followed up a solid week one performance with 55 yards and a touchdown on 7 catches. He is blossoming into a fine wide receiver. This week against the Titans will be a good reality check to see how good he really is. The Titans didn’t allow a single player to have more than 45 receiving yards this past Sunday.
Others: Chris Conley, Jacksonville Jaguars; Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles; Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco 49ers.
Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks – 2.2% owned
Dissly was a little banged up week one, but he caught all five of his targets this week for 50 yards and two touchdowns. He looked very healthy and looked like a red zone favorite of Russell Wilson. Dissly would have even had a better day if a 43 yard catch of his didn’t get called back for holding. With the usual tight end problems in fantasy, Dissly is a great addition.
Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys – 18.6%
Witten is another old player who keeps producing. He already has two touchdowns on the year seeming to be an integral part of the Cowboy’s redzone offense. With the recent new of Michael Gallup’s meniscus procedure, Witten’s value may slightly increase. He is very touchdown dependent, but he could be a solid fill in.
Others: Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals; Noah Fant, Denver Broncos.
Dallas Cowboys – 37.5%
The Cowboys play the Miami Dolphins who just gave up 35 fantasy points to the Patriots defense. That is all I have to say.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 0.6%
The Buccaneers have shocked me thus far. They shut down the 49ers only allowing 19 points and creating two turnovers with one for a touchdown. They also shut down Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey. Now they play the Giants who still technically have Eli Manning at quarterback. Buccaneers are possibly worth a stream this week.
Others: Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers.
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