Fantasy Football Waiver Wire - Early Week 2 Adds
Updated: Sep 11, 2018
**FAAB Values Updated 9/11 @ 4:33 PM
Week 1 is in the books and it's time to look to our old pal the waiver wire to start improving our rosters and finding those diamonds in the rough. Here is an early look at the week 2 waiver wire prior to tonight's Monday night slate.
When he's healthy, Thompson is an amazing talent. He proved it in this one totaling 65 yards rushing on 5 carries and 63 yards receiving by catching 6/7 targets and finding the endzone. In most competitive leagues Thompson is not available, however if he's on your waiver he's absolutely a must add in all formats. Alex Smith is going to continue targeting Thompson moving forward and I would go as far to say that Thompson is a strong RB2 until further notice or injury. If he's on the wire, he would be my top priority.
I'm punching myself in the face right now for not rostering Yeldon as a Fournette owner. I blame my co host, Mike P-Tash, for talking me out of this one. Predictably, Fournette went down a lower body injury (hamstring) half way through the game and Yeldon came in to collect 14 carries. He's looked good all preseason and can catch the ball really well as evidenced by catching 3 of 7 targets for 18 yards and a TD. If you're a Fournette owner, you'll need to pony up some cash now to lock in your handcuff. If you're not, Yeldon is not worth as much unless you need a fill in for potentially the next 2-3 weeks
Fournette owners (13-15% FAAB)
Everyone else (7-8% FAAB)
Kittle gave owners quite the scare with his shoulder ailment last week, but came out fully healthy and heavily involved in this one. He led all teammates in targets (nine), catches (five) and receiving yards (90). He could have had a truly massive game had he not dropped a pass where he was wide open and could have had a chance to score a 70 yard TD. He was also targeted multiple times in the endzone on passes that were broken up, but the usage was clearly there and it was impressive to see Kittle do so much damage against a Minnesota defense known to be stingy to the TE position. If someone cut ties with Kittle early, jump on the opportunity to grab a sure fire top 10 TE for the rest of the season.
Geronimoooooo! We told you to add him on Twitter hours before this game started. Allison is going to continue to get looks and rack up TDs in this GB offense. This week he ended up going 5/8 targets for 69 yards and a TD. I'm comfortable rolling with him as a WR3 right now.
White is likely owned in most leagues, but if he's hanging on on the waiver be sure to scoop him up. Jeremy Hill was injured this week and with an already depleted receiving core, White was heavily involved in the passing game (9 targets 1 TD) and will continue to be moving forward. He's an every week flex play in .5 PPR and full at least until Sony Michel returns. (**Update: Jeremy Hill is out for the season**) When Michel does return, White could very well be faded in the offense, but he is still a valuable add for bench depth.
Philip Lindsay came out of nowhere to carry the rock 15 times for the Broncos this weekend. He totaled 71 rushing yards on 15 carries (same number as Freeman) and added 2 catches for 31 yards and a TD. The man who was donned the starter label a week ago, Devontae Booker, had 2 rushing attempts and 2 receptions. Booker can now be dropped and Lindsay is a priority add in all leagues.
Jackson had looked smooth all preseason and seemed underrated, however few had much hope for this TB offense with Fitzpatrick at the helm. Then Fitzmagic happened and Jackson came away with 5 catches for 146 yards and 2 touchies. He also left with a concussion so that has to be monitored. DeSean looks like a quality bench WR and potential weekly WR3.
Dorsett has been building steam all pre-season with little results to show until week 1. Against the Texans he was the apple of Tom Brady's eye, hauling in all 7 of his targets for 66 yards and a score. With Hogan facing opponents top corners and Gronk wreaking havoc for opposing safeties, Brady should continue to find Dorsett open in the slot until the return of Julian Edelman in week five.
Marshall rose from the dead to lead Seattle in receiving this week and score his first TD since week 11 of the 2016 season (11/27/16). Baldwin left the game with a knee injury and did not return as Baldwin owners everywhere simultaneously felt sick to their stomachs. The good news for Baldwin is that it's his other knee that's injured and not the knee he dealt with in the preseason. So now he has two bad knees instead of one REALY bad knee! Marshall is add worthy, but I don't feel good about it and if Baldwin's knee is not serious we could see Marshall back on waivers in short order.
Well, we knew someone had to catch passes in Dallas, right? Why not our old friend Cole Beasley. He's not flashy, but right now he looks like one of the few friends Dak can count on here. Beasley totaled 7/8 targets for 73 yards. Add him if you're in need at WR in 12+ team leashes or have deep benches.
When SF traded up in this years draft to take Pettis in the second round it was clear that Kyle Shanahan thought his style of play was perfect for his offense. In his first NFL game Pettis did not disappoint hauling in 2 of 5 targets for 61 yards and a pretty back-of- the-endzone TD. If Marquise Goodwin misses any time with his quad injury, Pettis could be a sneaky WR3.
Fitzmagic does it again. That beard must give him magical powers. Can you imagine trying to drink coffee or eat an ice cream cone with that moustache? Impossible.
As everyone predicted, Fitzpatrick came out and threw for 417 yards and 4 touchies while rushing for 36 yards and score to boot against a stingy Saints defense. In my opinion, he's better than Jameis and should continue to be the starter once he returns. And if he continues playing like this? It will be a no brainer. Add him if you are in a deep league or want someone on the bench for an early bye week
Wilkins carried the mail this week for the Colts with Marlon Mack unable to suit up and played admirably in his absence totalling 40 yards on 14 carries and catching 3/3 targets for 21 yards (7.6 fpts in ½ PPR). It's tough to read the tea leaves here since Nyheim Hines was also pretty involved and Mack is likely back next week. I would not break the bank on Wilkins here.
Frank Gore took a nap this pre-season while the youngins scrounged for touches. He then proceeded to sweep in and steel 9 carries for 61 yards for an average of 6.8 yards per carry. Don't write off Frank Geezy just yet and if you're a Kenyan Drake owner you would be wise to handcuff him with Frank.
How does he do it? It feels like Sproles is 100 years old, yet he's out here roasting cornerbacks half his age. On Thursday Night Football he was targeted 7 times through the air resulting in 4 catches for 45 yards. He also had 5 carries for 10 yards and totaled 5.2 fpts in ½ PPR leagues. His role looks secure and he'll likely continue to provide low end flex numbers. Not the flashiest name to roster, but Sproles is a good depth piece with a safe weekly floor of 5-7 points in .5 PPR leagues.
**FAAB Values Updated 9/11 @ 4:33 PM
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