Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books. Last week, if you listened to me, you might have picked up Isaiah Crowell, Charles Sims, Tajae Sharpe, Eli Rogers, Dwayne Allen, or CJ Uzomah and gained some solid fantasy points. Or you might have taken my swing and miss on Zach Zenner. The point is, there are always some valuable players to be had on the waiver wire. With the injury bug already biting, and RGIII and Keenan Allen both out due to injury for the season, it's time to check out the free agents available in your league and see what additions might help fill out YOUR roster. Hope this helps, and happy streaming!--Mike B.
Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans. If Mariota went undrafted in your league, now is the time to buy in. The Tennessee offense has potential to be decent, and Mariota is a huge talent. He should be a decent start for your team.
Brock Osweiler, QB, Houston Texans. Osweiler didn't look bad last week with the Texans, and he should continue to improve as he learns the offense. He's not a guy that will win your leagues on his own, but he's well worth a shot if you need a backup offense.
Matt Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions. Stafford shouldn't be available in your league, but he might be. He has a strong relationship with his offensive coordinator and could put up some huge numbers down the stretch. If you want a high upside guy to buy in on now with a low investment cost, snag Stafford.
Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles. Wentz looked as advertised last week against the Browns. He is clearly ready to start in the NFL, and looked dominant against a Cleveland team that is better defensively than many give them credit for. Look for him to continue to be successful as he gets more familiar with the system.
Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons. Coleman had a relatively dominant game last week for Atlanta. He had fewer touches than Freeman, but he outperformed him. If he's available, grab him now before that changes. The move could win you a league or two.
Isaiah Crowell, RB, Cleveland Browns. If Crowell is still available, go get him now. He looks like he could be the Jeremy Hill player in Hue Jackson's offense in Cleveland. Well worth a shot.
Terrance West, RB, Baltimore Ravens. West didn't blow up the stat columns last week but he did get 12 carries. That tells me that he will get regular looks in this Baltimore offense. If you're looking for a flex dart, West is worth a shot.
Philip Dorsett, WR, Indianapolis Colts. Dorsett should see a ton of looks in the Indianapolis offense this year. He's not the breakout option that Moncrief is, but he's well worth a look if he's sitting there on waivers. He'll at least see touches this season.
Quincy Enumwa, WR, New York Jets. Enumwa is going to receive a significant portion of looks in the Jets offense this season. That means he will be fantasy relevant for your team. Granted, he's not a WR1, but he's well worth a look especially if you need a spot start this week.
Tajae Sharpe, WR, Tennessee Titans. If you didn't go get Tajae Sharpe last year, go get him NOW. He had a dominant game last week in Tennessee, with 7 catches and a big chunk of yards. Especially in a PPR league, he's going to be very, very valuable.
Tyrell Williams, WR, San Diego Chargers. I started Tyrell Williams in what amounted to a flex start in one of my leagues this week to cover my loss of Le'Veon Bell. I wasn't disappointed. He developed a strong rapport with Philip Rivers in the preseason, and with Keenan Allen out for the year, Williams will get regular looks throughout the season.
Gary Barnidge, TE, Cleveland Browns. Last year with McCown, Gary Barnidge averaged more fantasy points per game than Rob Gronkowski. With RGIII out for the year and McCown taking over in Cleveland, the time is now for Barnidge to become fantasy relevant again. If you can snag him this week, do it.
Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions. Ebron looked very, very solid in week 1. He's been a breakout candidate since he's been in the NFL, but now he might be ready to actually break out. If you can get him and are in need of a TE, give him a long look.
Jacob Tamme, TE, Atlanta Falcons. Tamme is a guy that doesn't get enough respect. The #1 TE in Atlanta catching passes from Matt Ryan, he could be well worth a shot if he's available. Nice option for your team.
CJ Uzomah, TE, Cincinnati Bengals. If you're dealing with an injured Zach Ertz or Tyler Eifert right now, why not grab CJ Uzomah in Cincinnati? He was second on the Bengals in targets behind only AJ Green, and should continue to get a large number of looks in Cincinnati until Eifert returns. Well worth a shot.
Baltimore Ravens D/ST. The Ravens play the Browns this week. The Browns just lost RGIII for the season. That makes them a fun team to play against on defense. Grab the Ravens D/ST this week and consider yourself lucky.
San Francisco 49ers D/ST. The 49ers looked dominant on defense last week. While they have a tougher matchup this week against the Panthers, they could put up a surprisingly good week again this week. Worth a dart if needed.
Washington Redskins D/ST. Dak Prescott is a decent quarterback, but could make regular mistakes during his rookie season. The Redskins will hope to capitalize on those mistakes this week. They should be available in your league, and could put up some solid numbers, especially in leagues that favor turnovers.
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