What a Sunday that was! It had everything. 4th Quarter comebacks, Rookie sensations, surprise winners, injuries, spectacular plays and many water cooler moments. However, that is now all in the rearview mirror as we move on to Week 2. And of course, the Waiver Wire.
I am back to give you 12 Waiver Wire additions you need to consider and pickup for Week 2.
Remember, all my Waiver Wire picks are 30% owned or less according to ESPN.com
Minshew completed 19/20 passing attempts for 173 yards and 3TDs in their win vs the Colts. In Week Two he is going to face the Titans, who we have yet to see in the NFL in 2020 at the time of writing. However, Minshew showed control and knew when to find his receivers. This team won’t make the playoffs. However, I doubt they are going to struggle as much as everybody expects them to.
This is the most 2020 thing I will ever write. At half time I genuinely thought he was going to be dropped. And then in the 4th Quarter he absolutely balled out to deliver the Bears an unlikely win. Trubisky went 20/36 for 242 and 3 Touchdowns in the end. But before the half he was barely at 100 yards with just 1 Touchdown to his name. The Waiver Wire is thin at Quarterback in the opening weeks of the season as people are over rostered until injuries happen. However, Trubisky faces a worse secondary than the one he had Week One. Whilst I don’t like him as a long term option, if you are streaming or struggling, there are worse options this week.
When Hines started getting early work vs the Jaguars and scored the games first Touchdown, I wrote to some of the staff and other friends that this was the end of Marlon Mack. What I didn’t expect was Mack to then tear his Achilles and effectively end his 2020 season before it really began. Hines made the most of his opportunity with 15 touches for 73 yards and 2 Touchdowns. He’s certainly one to spend 20-25% of your FAAB on if he is available. However, he is really going to be, at his ceiling, a low-end RB2/RB3 flex play. But he should be owned.
Robinson is the first un-drafted Free Agent to start a game in Week One of the NFL for 30 years. Most of this is because of situation over talent. However, he got his chance and he took it. He was the only Running Back on the Jaguars with carries as he ran 16 times for 62 yards. Whilst this doesn’t look impressive, he owns the backfield and won’t be playing the Colt’s Defensive Line every week. Time to buy.
Campbell makes the list for the second week in a row. If you bought him last week, or even Anthony Miller you would have been happy you did. Campbell lead the team in Targets with T.Y. Hilton with 9 and caught 6 for 71. Ok, no Touchdown. However, for a guy relatively unowned you are happy with his production in a PPR league considering he was free. This week he faces the Vikings who just got dumped by the Packers to the tune of 43 points. The secondary looked awful, as did the pass rush. It could just be rust, but considering how Rivers was able to find his receivers with ease on Sunday, I expect he will do the same next week.
Matt Ryan threw the ball 54 times on Sunday. 54 times!! All three of Jones, Ridley and Gage got 12 targets a piece. And, all of them had 9 catches. Gage went for 114 yards. It is clear Ryan and the Falcons will rely on the air game more than the ground game. And this defense will put them in holes they will have too try and climb out of. Meaning Gage will get sustained volume to potentially be a WR3 option moving forward in PPR. He must be rostered. His stock will only go up if Jones or Ridley get injured and he has stand-alone value.
Another one who was in the list last week and he absolutely delivered. He led the Eagles in Targets (9), Receptions (8) Yards (101 Receiving) and also got in the end zone. With the Eagles banged up at receiver, it is time to cash in on the man who will benefit most. That’s Dallas Goedert. He could be a top 6 Tight End this season if he keeps having this much of a say in the offense.
Thomas was a deep sleeper coming into the season and a player I have been stashing everywhere. However, the cat is out the bag. Thomas led the Washington Football Team in targets with 8 and ended up catching 4 for 37 yards and a Touchdown. He will get better. But he is the second read in this offense, which will mean more volume and more red zone targets. If you lost Jarwin this week for the season and can’t get Goedert, add Thomas for the upside.
Succup wasn’t amazing on Sunday Night, having a Kick blocked and only going 1/2 on FGs and 2/2 on XPs. However, the blocked kick wasn’t his fault. He also has a plum home match-up vs Carolina. This is a defense I plan to target all year at multiple positions, so makes sense to attack it at Kicker.
Crosby kicked 2/2 from FGs and 5/5 from XPs on Sunday’s huge win vs the Vikings. He now gets to face Detroit who shipped late touchdowns to the Bears in their heartbreaking loss on Sunday. Crosby looks in good touch and the Packers could score another 30-40 points again this week.
This will look like a strange pick but hear me out. The Football Team registered 8 sacks, 13 tackles for loss and 2 Interceptions on Sunday vs the Eagles. That defensive front got tons of pressure on Wentz and mauled the makeshift Eagles Offensive Line. They won’t get the same results this week. However, they should still get a good amount of pressure on Kyler Murray and the Arizona front 5. This could work out very well.
For the same reasons why I put the Washington Football team into this list, I have to also include the Rams. The Eagles Offensive Line looks absolutely terrible due to all of those injuries. Wentz got sacked 8 times. I can see the Rams getting home to Wentz several times on Sunday. Maybe it won’t be 8 again, but the sacks will offset the points they give up to this Eagles offense.
That’s your lot for this week. We had a great start to Week One with our picks. In addition to this, it’s time to add these players to keep growing our rosters with game changing players.
However, until next week, when I bring you more Waiver Wire picks, Keep Rushing!
– Murf (@Murf_NFL)