Fantasy Football Week 2 Waiver Wire: Jeff Wilson, Carson Wentz among options as injury reinforcements

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I’m excited to see what the roster developments will appear like Wednesday and Thursday following all of the waiver wire strikes this week. It might be fascinating to see who was added and the way a lot every participant went for in FAB of their leagues.

We have a couple of massive accidents we’re coping with heading into Week 2 with Dak Prescott (thumb), Elijah Mitchell (knee), Najee Harris (foot), Chris Godwin (hamstring), Keenan Allen (hamstring) and Tee Higgins (concussion ). That ought to pressure Fantasy managers into being energetic on the waiver wire, which is all the time enjoyable.

You can see all my suggestions under, together with streaming options at DST and kicker. We’ll provide you with gamers to drop as properly, however hopefully the fellows you add this week flip into distinction makers in your Fantasy roster.

Editor’s notice: For this waiver wire column, we’re solely taking a look at gamers rostered in lower than 65 % of CBS Sports leagues.

Week 2 Waivers

  • Injuries: Dak Prescott (thumb), Mac Jones (again) and Zach Wilson (knee).
  • Check to see if accessible: Matt Ryan (75 % rostered), Jameis Winston (73 %) and Justin Fields (67 %). Ryan did not have his finest sport in Week 1 in opposition to Houston with two turnovers, however he handed for 352 yards and a landing and surprisingly ran for 12 yards. He needs to be helpful in Week 2 on the Jaguars as a streamer. … Winston seemed terrible to start out the sport in opposition to the Falcons, however he rallied the Saints to win and completed with 269 passing yards and two touchdowns. He needs to be the No. 1 quarterback so as to add the place accessible heading into Week 2 in opposition to Tampa Bay. … Fields struggled in Week 1 in opposition to the 49ers within the rain, passing for simply 121 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, together with 28 speeding yards. But I nonetheless anticipate higher Fantasy manufacturing transferring ahead, and he is a stable No. 2 quarterbacks to stash in all leagues.
  • Drop candidates: Prescott (99 % rostered). I’d favor to stash Prescott in all codecs, however Fantasy managers in 10-team leagues won’t have that luxurious with a shallow bench. He’s out till doubtlessly Week 10 together with his thumb injury, and if you need to drop him for a alternative then it is perhaps one thing that you must do.

Add on this order:

Week 2 Waiver Priority List

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Running Backs

  • Injuries: Elijah Mitchell (knee), Najee Harris (foot), Alvin Kamara (ribs), JK Dobbins (knee), Ken Walker (stomach), Brian Robinson (knee), Damien Williams (ribs), Kyren Williams (ankle) and Brandon Bolden (hamstring).
  • Check to see if accessible: Michael Carter (77 % rostered), Alexander Mattison (76 %), Kenneth Gainwell (75 %) and Isiah Pacheco (70 %). Carter, as anticipated, was the main operating again for the Jets in Week 1 in opposition to Baltimore with 10 carries for 60 yards, and he added seven catches for 40 yards on 9 targets. Breece Hall may ultimately take over for Carter, however Carter is the Jets man for now and can be utilized as a flex in Week 2 in opposition to Cleveland. … Mattison is simply purely a handcuff for Dalvin Cook, however he needs to be stashed in all leagues if in case you have a roster spot to spare. … Gainwell did properly as the No. 2 operating again for the Eagles in Week 1 at Detroit with 5 carries for 20 yards and a landing, and he additionally added two catches for 12 yards on 4 targets. He might be a possible flex choice in PPR transferring ahead, together with in Week 2 in opposition to the Vikings. … Pacheco did most of his injury in Week 1 in opposition to the Cardinals in rubbish time (12 carries for 62 yards and a landing), however he is the doubtless No. 2 operating again behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Jerick McKinnon (17 %) may even have a task on this backfield, and he is value including in deeper PPR leagues. But Pacheco, like Mattison, might be a league winner if he will get the prospect to start out at any level this 12 months.
  • Drop candidates: Mitchell (one hundred pc rostered), Darrel Williams (60 %) and Isiah Spiller (26 %). If you possibly can’t stash Mitchell then he might need to be dropped, particularly in 10-team leagues the place there needs to be loads of options on the waiver wire. Mitchell is anticipated to overlook no less than eight weeks with an MCL sprain. … Williams is third on the depth chart for the Cardinals and was clearly behind James Conner and Eno Benjamin in Week 1. Williams did not play in Week 1 in opposition to the Chiefs and is not value a roster spot in most leagues. … Spiller was a wholesome scratch in Week 1 for the Chargers, and which may proceed for the close to future. He’s solely value stashing in Dynasty leagues.

Add on this order:

Week 2 Waiver Priority List

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Wide Receivers

  • Injuries: Tee Higgins (concussion), Keenan Allen (hamstring), Chris Godwin (hamstring), Allen Lazard (ankle), Michael Gallup (knee), Rondale Moore (hamstring), Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) and Van Jefferson (knee).
  • Check to see if accessible: Marquez Valdes-Scantling (68 % rostered) and Julio Jones (66 %). Valdes-Scantling had a quiet debut with the Chiefs in Week 1 with solely 4 catches for 44 yards on 4 targets, however he performed essentially the most snaps and ran essentially the most routes of any Kansas City receiver, based on Pro Football Focus. Big days are forward for him. … Jones had a top quality debut with Tampa Bay and may profit with Godwin out for a couple of weeks. Against Dallas in Week 1, Jones had three catches for 69 yards on 5 targets, together with a 48-yard reception, and he added two carries for 17 yards. Russell Gage (44 %) can also be value a glance in deeper leagues.
  • Drop candidates: Tyler Lockett (89 % rostered), DeVante Parker (70 %), Marvin Jones (64 %), Kenny Golladay (37 %) and Jalen Tolbert (31 %). Seattle upset Denver in Week 1, however Lockett did not do a lot to assist with simply three catches for 28 yards on 4 targets. I’m afraid these stat traces might turn out to be the norm, and Lockett is not somebody you need to stash in 10-team leagues. … The Patriots offense seemed dangerous in opposition to Miami and struggled all preseason, and Parker now has to deal with Mac Jones coping with a possible again injury. Parker had one catch for 9 yards on two targets and is not value stashing in most 10- and 12-team leagues. … The pecking order for the Jaguars receivers in Week 1 at Washington was Christian Kirk, Zay Jones after which Marvin Jones, and I’m unsure the No. 3 receivers on this offense are value rostering in most 10- and 12-team leagues. Kirk (12 targets) and Zay Jones (9 targets) every scored no less than 12 PPR factors, whereas Marvin Jones had 4 catches for 38 yards on six targets. … Golladay’s struggles within the preseason carried over to Week 1 at Tennessee since he had simply two catches for 22 yards on two targets in a sport the place Robinson bought damage and Kadarius Toney (no targets) was not concerned. There’s little purpose to stash Golladay proper now. … It was disappointing that Tolbert was a wholesome scratch in Week 1, and now Dak Prescott (thumb) is out till no less than Week 8. With Gallup’s return imminent, it is time to drop Tolbert in most seasonal leagues.

Add on this order:

Week 2 Waiver Priority List

  • Injuries of notice: George Kittle (groin)
  • Drop candidates: Mike Gesicki (80 % rostered), Hunter Henry (59 %) and Irv Smith (52 %). Gesicki appears destined to frustrate Fantasy managers this season and isn’t value beginning in any leagues. … I’m unsure you possibly can belief any go catchers in New England, and now Mac Jones has a foul again. It might be ugly for Henry transferring ahead. … Smith ought to enhance after going and not using a catch on simply two targets in opposition to the Packers in Week 1, and he missed most of coaching camp with a thumb injury. But he isn’t value holding now till he proves to be an even bigger a part of Minnesota’s offense.

Add on this order:

Week 2 Waiver Priority List

  • Browns (70 % rostered) vs. NYJ
  • Bengals (29 % rostered) at DAL
  • Patriots (48 % rostered) at PIT

  • Cade York (9 % rostered) vs. NYJ
  • Younghoe Koo (44 % rostered) at LAR
  • Wil Lutz (23 % rostered) vs. TB

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