Fantasy Football Week 2 Waiver Wire: Jeff Wilson, Carson Wentz among solutions 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 can be fascinating to see who was added and the way a lot every participant went for in FAB of their leagues.

We have just a few large 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 drive Fantasy managers into being lively on the waiver wire, which is at all times enjoyable.

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

Editor’s word: For this waiver wire column, we’re solely gamers rostered in lower than 65 p.c of CBS Sports leagues.

Week 2 Waivers

  • Injuries: Dak Prescott (thumb), Mac Jones (again) and Zach Wilson (knee).
  • Check to see if out there: Matt Ryan (75 p.c rostered), Jameis Winston (73 p.c) and Justin Fields (67 p.c). Ryan did not have his greatest 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 appeared 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 out there 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 dashing yards. But I nonetheless anticipate higher Fantasy manufacturing shifting ahead, and he is a strong No. 2 quarterbacks to stash in all leagues.
  • Drop candidates: Prescott (99 p.c rostered). I’d favor to stash Prescott in all codecs, however Fantasy managers in 10-team leagues may not 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 substitute then it is perhaps one thing it is advisable to do.

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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 Walkter (stomach), Brian Robinson (knee), Damien Williams (ribs), Kyren Williams (ankle) and Brandon Bolden (hamstring).
  • Check to see if out there: Michael Carter (77 p.c rostered), Alexander Mattison (76 p.c), Kenneth Gainwell (75 p.c) and Isiah Pacheco (70 p.c). Carter, as anticipated, was the lead 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 finally 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 in case you have a roster spot to spare. … Gainwell did effectively 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 shifting ahead, together with in Week 2 in opposition to the Vikings. … Pacheco did most of his harm in Week 1 in opposition to the Cardinals in rubbish time (12 carries for 62 yards and a landing), however he is the possible No. 2 operating again behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Jerick McKinnon (17 p.c) can even have a job on this backfield, and he is price including in deeper PPR leagues. But Pacheco, like Mattison, might be a league winner if he will get the possibility to start out at any level this 12 months.
  • Drop candidates: Mitchell (one hundred pc rostered), Darrel Williams (60 p.c) and Isiah Spiller (26 p.c). If you may’t stash Mitchell then he might need to be dropped, particularly in 10-team leagues the place there needs to be loads of choices on the waiver wire. Mitchell is predicted to overlook at the very least 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 price 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 price stashing in Dynasty leagues.

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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 out there: Marquez Valdes-Scantling (68 p.c rostered) and Julio Jones (66 p.c). 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 probably the most snaps and ran probably the most routes of any Kansas City receiver, in keeping with Pro Football Focus. Big days are forward for him. … Jones had a high quality debut with Tampa Bay and will profit with Godwin out for just a few 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 p.c) can also be price a glance in deeper leagues.
  • Drop candidates: Tyler Lockett (89 p.c rostered), DeVante Parker (70 p.c), Marvin Jones (64 p.c), Kenny Golladay (37 p.c) and Jalen Tolbert (31 p.c). 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 develop into the norm, and Lockett is not somebody you need to stash in 10-team leagues. … The Patriots offense appeared dangerous in opposition to Miami and struggled all preseason, and Parker now has to cope with Mac Jones coping with a possible again injury. Parker had one catch for 9 yards on two targets and is not price 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 receiver on this offense is price rostering in most 10- and 12-team leagues. Kirk (12 targets) and Zay Jones (9 targets) every scored at the very least 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 obtained harm 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 at the very least Week 8. With Gallup’s return imminent, it is time to drop Tolbert in most seasonal leagues.

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Week 2 Waiver Priority List

  • Injuries of word: George Kittle (groin)
  • Drop candidates: Mike Gesicki (80 p.c rostered), Hunter Henry (59 p.c) and Irv Smith (52 p.c). Gesicki appears destined to frustrate Fantasy managers this season and isn’t price beginning in any leagues. … I’m unsure you may belief any move catchers in New England, and now Mac Jones has a foul again. It might be ugly for Henry shifting 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 price holding now till he proves to be an even bigger a part of Minnesota’s offense.

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Week 2 Waiver Priority List

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

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

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