Week 2- Waivers Edition

September 11, 2018

 

**Disclaimer** My waiver additions are based off of 10-man leagues. I use the average ESPN percentages and stats to supply the information I use within my waiver additions. Some of the players listed may be taken in your league, but I will go in depth to add deep waiver additions as well. I broke it down by position, listing the it by most value at the top leading to the least value at the bottom.

 

Quarterbacks

 

Tyrod Taylor, QB- Cleveland Browns- 36.9% Ownership

Tyrod is a solid streamer when it comes to the QB position. Even in his Buffalo days, Tyrod put up quality fantasy points on a regular basis. Now in Cleveland, he has all the weapons he could wish for. The main quality that make Tyrod such a threat is his legs. In his most recent matchup, he ran 8 times for 77 yards including a touchdown. Tyrod’s next opponent is the New Orleans Saints. The same team that just gave up 48 points to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Plug Tyrod in as a solid play this upcoming week and in the impending future.

 

 

Case Keenum, QB- Denver Broncos- 13% Ownership

Case Keenum, the man who led the Vikings to the NFC championship. Now he is leading the Denver Broncos, and is doing what he needs to do to win. Keenum is not a sexy play, but he will be an efficient streamer depending on the Matchup. He had three interceptions this past week in Seattle, but he outplayed the defense enough to rack up 19 fantasy points. His upcoming opponent is the Oakland Raiders. Without Khalil Mack, I see the Raiders being a defense with holes. If you’re in a pinch, Keenum should be a solid streaming QB this week and throughout the season.

 

Running Backs

 

T.J Yeldon, RB- Jacksonville Jaguars- 8% Ownership

At the time I am writing this, I do not know the severity of Leonard Fournette’s hamstring injury. From initial reports it is not severe, but the truth is still in the air. If Fournette were to miss time, Yeldon would be the main beneficiary. In Fournette’s absence, Yeldon had 14 carries for 51 yard and 3 catches for 18 yards including a touchdown. An overall successful day and a solid fantasy output. The Jaguars play the New England Patriots this upcoming week. If Fournette were to miss the game, Yeldon should slide in as a flex play with RB2 upside.

 

 

Phillip Lindsay, RB- Denver Broncos- 1.9% Ownership

A name no one really expected to show up in game one, but boy were we surprised. Lindsay was a solid runner and catcher throughout the game. Lindsay ran 15 times for 71 yards and caught the ball 2 times including a touchdown. Freeman is still the starter, but Lindsay adds a nice one two punch to the Broncos running game. I believe Lindsay will push out Booker as the number 2 and will continue to have some sort of fantasy relevance. Now I am on a wait and see approach with Lindsay. One game is not enough to warrant a number one waiver, or a ton of your FAAB. If you can get Lindsay for the right price, he is worth the add. I would let him ride the bench, and if he produces once again I would have no problem sliding him into my flex on a per schedule basis.

 

 

Austin Ekeler, RB- Los Angeles Chargers- 11% Ownership

We have seen Ekeler do this before. He has blow up games, and then fades back into the background behind Melvin Gordon. He ran 5 times for 39 yards and caught 5 passes for 87 yards including a touchdown. Ekeler will have these games at times. If he continues to do so, then obviously he will be a solid addition to any team. If you have running back issues, he would be a solid add to your depth. Right now, he is similar to Lindsay. Ekeler is an add in a deeper league, mainly he is a wait and see.

 

Wide Receivers

There is so much depth at the Wide Receiver position. It was hard to select just a few players from the waivers. I will select those who I believe will have value to your team right away.

 

 

Desean Jackson, WR- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- 41.8% Ownership

The one, the only, Desean Jackson.  A man who has boom/ bust ability on every play was a solid play this past weekend. He created mayhem against the Saints Defense and was a major contributor towards the Buccaneers win. He had 5 catches for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns. Now he did have a concussion which could lead to him being out this week. Another factor against him if he did play, is he will be going against a strong Philadelphia Eagles defense. Regardless, Desean is a top add if you need Wide receiver depth. He will continue to be a favorite target of Ryan Fitzpatrick. In all honesty, who knows will be the QB once Winston returns from suspension. If Fitzpatrick retains the job, Desean will have value season long. He has flex value with upside for much more.

 

 

Geronimo Allison, WR- Green Bay Packers- 9.4% Ownership

Throughout fantasy one thing I have always learned, is that you can’t go wrong if you have the guy Aaron Rodgers is throwing to. Allison was a solid playmaker for the Packers against the bears. He caught 5 passes for 69 yards including a touchdown. Even though all three receivers did well, I believe Allison will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Allison should continue to be a bye week fill in, or a flex play depending on matchup. If Adams or Cobb were to get injured, Forget about it. Allison would fall into the WR2 discussion with the definite ability to be a WR1 on given weeks. Allison is a stash at the moment with the ability to do so much more in the right situation.  

 

 

Phillip Dorsett, WR- New England Patriots- 4.7 % Ownership

As I said above with Rodgers receivers, the same can be said with Tom Brady. Chris Hogan was pretty much nonexistent in the game against the Texans. Leaving the opportunities open for Dorsett to take over the targets after Gronkowski.  In the past Dorsett was an inconsistent and unreliable receiver. This was not the case on Sunday as he had 7 catches on 7 targets for 66 including a touchdown. He was the definition of efficiency and consistency. Things change in New England all the time. If Dorsett was able to continue this workload, he would be an every week flex with WR2 upside. For the right price, he is a clever addition. Keep an eye on him, he has a tough matchup against the Jaguars this week.

 

Tight Ends

 

Eric Ebron, TE- Indianapolis Colts- 16.5% Ownership

The tight end position is weaker than ever. This being said Ebron is alive again. At a position where even the top tight ends aren’t putting up great numbers, I will aim for any upside possible.  He caught 4 for 5 passes for 51 yards including a touchdown. Doyle had more targets, but both Doyle and Ebron have the potential to put up numbers with Andrew Luck under center. Unless you’re in a desperate situation, Ebron is a stash that could pay dividends later.

 

 

Ben Watson, TE-New Orleans Saints- 35.4% Ownership

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Watson has relevance at the tight end position. The last time he was in New Orleans he was a solid tight end week in and week out. He caught 4 passes for 44 yards. He will not be a sexy play every week. But he should put up average numbers around 6-8 points at a where there is no definite outside of Gronkowski.

 

 

 

 

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