Waiver Wire Week 2
Week One is in the books (almost) and so begins the ultimate dash to the Waiver Wire. This week is by far the most important week to hit the wire, so we are back with a bumper edition to help you get some streaming options, or some long terms options to your injured or benched stars.
@NYG, CIN next 2
Week 1: 24/37 for 254 1TD 2INT, 38yds Rush, 1TD 2 fumbles
Josh is back for a second week on our list. His performance was a game of two halves. He was as awful as he has ever been in the first half against the Jets. However, when C.J. Mosely left the game after an impressive debut, and Devin Singletary was introduced to help run the ball, Allen snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. He might end up finishing as the QB18 this week, however, he is going to the Meadowlands to play the Giants next. They have one of the worst defenses in football, so it should be happy eating for Allen making him a waiver darling once more.
SF, @BUF next 2
Week 1: 35/51 for 418 Yards 2 TDs 2 Fumbles
Mr. Dalton Scale himself put up a great set of numbers. Zac Taylor let him launch the rifle 51 times for 418 yards and 2 TDs on Sunday in a narrow defeat to the Seahawks in Seattle. This week, he will face and easier test against the 49ers. If he gets anywhere close to 50 passing attempts this week, you can expect an even bigger game, with less chance to fumble the football.
@HOU, TEN next 2
Week 1: 22/25 for 275 yards, 2TDs, INT
This could be lightning in a bottle. It could also be bottled pond water. The last time a 6th round quarterback made a statement in the league, he went on to be TB12.
His statline isn’t sustainable but what is, is his role. Foles is out indefinitely with a broken clavicle and Minshew will start under centre for probably the rest of the season. The Jaguars offense won’t be league winners, but in two QB leagues he might prove a good stash from the waiver wire. Especially for bye week or bad matchups to cover for your starters.
@CIN, PIT next 2
Week 1: 9 Rushes 40 yards, 1 Rec (Coleman Out, Breida concussed)
This isn’t so much about acquiring long term talent, as it’s more about seizing an early opportunity, Tevin Coleman looks to be seriously hurt with an ankle injury, and Matt Breida has concussion. All arrows are pointing towards Mostert being the lead back on Sunday at the Bengals, in a Kyle Shannahan offense. At 0% owned he should be an instant waiver grab this week.
DAL, CHI next 2
Week 1: 3 rushes 10 yards, 7 Recs, 68 yards (lead team targets 10).
Murf: With Adrian Peterson being a healthy scratch, having fallen out with Jay Gruden, it looks less and less likely he will have an impact in games. Guice only got a handful of touches yesterday (10), even when they were winning 20-0 against the Eagles. This is showing that the Redskins are wanting to put it in the air, and Thompson will be at the heart of the attack. He led the Redskins with 10 targets Week 1, and should be a high priority addition to any PPR team you own this week.
Stocks: His injury history is scary but if the Redskins are coming from behind in the majority of games, which we think they will, he will see targets. He saw 10 this past week. And reeled in seven of them for 68 yards which is 13.8 PPR points. If the Skins can keep in touch during games, then he will have moderate flex appeal in PPR leagues.
SF, @BUF next 2
Week 1: 7 Rushes 21 Yards and 2 Rec 42 Yards
Bengals starting Running Back Joe Mixon left the team’s game at Seattle with an ankle injury. Because of that injury, he managed just 13 touches and left in the first half, never to return. If he’s out, Bernard would become the lead back. In two games as the starter last year he had at least 14 non-PPR points and 19 PPR points per game and was nearly as good in two games in 2017 without Mixon. The Bengals offence will improve under Zac Taylor, no doubt about that.
ARI, KC next 2
Week 1: 4 Rec 147 Yards 2 TDs
Welcome to the National Football League Marquise “Hollywood” Brown. He lit the Dolphins up for 147 Yards and 2 TDs and was Lamar Jackson’s deep ball target. Brown also set the rookie record for receiving yards in the process on debut. There will be some boom and bust weeks, but next week, Brown arguably plays an equally bad defense in the Arizona Cardinals. Expect Brown to eat again this week. Most likely the most added player from the waiver wire going into week two.
SF, @BUF next 2
Week 1: 7 Rec, 158 yards 2 TDs
John Ross has been on the verge of breaking out for a long time. Ever since he lit up the combine with a 40 time of 4.22 Seconds in 2017, he has been on everyone’s radar, waiting to produce. And now he finally has. Zac Taylor unleashed Ross to fill in for A.J Green and he had a huge opening day. His role will diminish when Green returns so you can throw him back to the waiver wire then. However, against the 49ers next week, he could produce another 100 yard game.
@HOU, TEN next 2
Week 1: 4 Rec 146 Yards 1 TD
His numbers came against a weak Kansas City secondary. However, the second year receiver showed improvement on last year with this coming of age performance. And Chark led the team in yardage and was second in targets to Conley. Both outshone preseason Number 1 Dede Westbrook, and with such low ownership, he should be scooped up. He also faces the Texans next week who have a questionable secondary. If they go down against the Texans early, they will also need to throw the ball more and Chark offers an over the top option.
LAC, @Eagles next 2
Week 1: 7 Rec 104 Yards 1 TD
Amendola had more than the other Detroit receivers in receptions. However, his role out of the slot looks much like the Golden Tate role that Matthew Stafford used regularly in the past. Much like Tate, Amendola is a Yards After Catch guy and was effective this past weekend. The Lions, who were slated to throw the ball less and run the ball, more sure fooled us. Stafford took the ball into his own hands and threw for 385 yards and three touchdowns. This might not be the norm but for the slot guy in Detroit to be so under owned is criminal. Snap him up Rush Nation.
LAC, @Eagles next 2
Week 1: 6 REC 131 1TD
“Rookie Tight Ends don’t produce”. Tell that to T.J Hockenson who had a monster day on his NFL Debut. Clearly Hockenson has all the tools to be a generational Tight End, and must be owned in all formats. He will have some rough games. However, on yesterday’s performance, you are looking at a top 10 TE for years to come.
KC, @MIN next 2
There hasn’t been a game yet for the Raiders. However, with Antonio Brown out of the picture now in Oakland, the offense is just as bad from a receiver stand-point as last year. Waller has every chance to replicate the numbers Cook had last year, which is why he remains on our Waiver Wire list for the second week in a row.
DAL, CHI next 2
Week 1: 4 Rec 59 Yards 1 TD
Jordan Reed missed Sunday due to a concussion and hasn’t been the picture of health thought his career. If Reed misses again, Davis will once again be Keenum’s dump off target. That’s solid Tight End streaming numbers right there. Tough match-ups up next, but perhaps Davis’s experience, and the fact he has something to prove, is something that will give him an extra edge.
Tough to find stream options this week. However, Rosas seems to be the only person under 30% owned with a favorable match-up. The Buffalo D is great, and therefore with all those potential stops, Rosas could be kicking Field Goals into next week.
The Cowboy’s looked solid in Week 1 and will look to continue their dominance in Week 2. However, with no Barkley to contend with, we expect the Cowboy’s to get some turnovers and turn the screw on Keenum & Co as they look to make strides in their division.
The Panthers play Tampa Bay on Thursday and then they move onto Kyler Murray and the Cardinals. Winston is a turnover machine and the Cardinals struggled to move the ball until the middle of the fourth quarter. They also have the worst O-Line in football. Because of this, expect some points for the Panthers in the next 2 weeks.
Until next time, Keep Rushing
-Stocks & Murf @5yardrush