To qualify for the waiver wire segment each week players must be less than 50% owned in ESPN leagues. This article is not in any particular order it just a list of players to add for the week.
Frank Gore-16.4% Owned- Gore is slated to get a larger volume of work with the rookie Devin Singletary going down in their week 2 slate. Gore will get the first opportunity at the starting role and we will have to see if the 36 year old can make the most of it. Shear opportunity should make him worth an add.
Jaylen Samuels-25.5% owned-James Conner gets a knee injury against the Seahawks and is considered day to day at this point in the week. Samuels was only used 3 times in the game but if Conner misses time he will be the lead back in Pittsburgh.
Raheem Mostert-11% owned- With Coleman out Mostert had the most carries on the team and added 3 receptions and a touchdown on Sunday. Mostert could be in line for a similar role if Coleman continues to be sidelined with a high ankle sprain.
Malcolm Brown-49.3% owned- Brown did fall back in fantasy points in week 2 but I still consider him a must add in leagues he is still available. Brown will be an RB1 if anything is to happen to Gurley and is a Flex option regardless, especially with bye weeks just around the corner.
Honorable Mentions: Jeff Wilson Jr– 0.1%, Rex Burkhead– 11%, Jamal Williams– 10%
Deebo Samuel-12.8% owned- Samuel finished as the top option for the 9ers this week. He led the team in targets, catches, yards, and was able to score a TD in the process. As the season progresses the rookie could see even more work especially as he builds a rapport with QB Jimmy G. With Dante Pettis moving into relative obscurity and the lack of other quality option Samuel is a guy who should be owned in most leagues
Trey Quinn-4.9% owned- Quinn has struggled to make the most of his large target share through the first two weeks. If Quinn can capitalize on that target share and produce more yards he could become a solid flex play. Until then Quinn is probably sit on the bench and see what happens type of player. The volume is there and in PPR leagues there is always room for a player with a strong amount of targets each week.
Demarcus Robinson-1.1% owned- Demarcus Robinson will likely be the biggest talking point as we move toward week 2 waiver wire adds. Robinson had a monster week to finish as the WR 1. The frustrating thing with him though will be that there are so many weapons in that offense that from week to week it will be hard to trust him in your lineup. With Sammy Watkins and Mecole Hardman both vying for targets at the WR position expectations should be tampered for Robinson. He is a fine pickup but not worth overpaying to get him.
Nelson Agholor– 4.3% owned- With Jackson and Jeffery leaving with injury Agholor was able to feast with 8 catches for 107 yards and a TD. Arcega- Whiteside finished with one catch. If Jackson and Jeffrey are both out, look for Agholor to be the top option at receiver this week for the Eagles.
JJ Arcega-Whiteside-1.4% owned- Opportunity by injury.. Jackson goes out, Jeffery goes out, Everyone is out but Arcega-Whitside! JJ came in this season as one of the best wide receivers in this years rookie class. He is in a great offense and looks to take advantage of the opportunity.
D’Ernest Johnson-.3% Owned- David Njoku goes out early in the first quarter with a concussion and it is unknown to this point if he will be ready to suit up in week 3. Johnson was targeted 4 times after Njoku went out and with OBJ getting banged up every now and then he could be a key player in this offense.
Chris Conley-20.3% Owned- Conley was a guy we mentioned last week. With another steady week under his belt where he was second on the team and targets and led the team in yards he is looking like a player who has carved out a role in this offense. The change to the rookie QB Minshew has not caused a massive dropoff for this Jaguars offense as a whole and that bodes well for Conley.
Terry McLaurin-41% owned- McLaurin lead the wide receivers on the team yet again. He has a tougher matchup this week against the Bears this week I would be ready to start him after week 3.
Randal Cobb-18.3% owned- Michael Gallup will be sidelined for a few weeks. Gallup got meniscus surgery and is going to miss some time. Gallup has been the number 3 receiver in the offense and should slide into that #2 spot.
Honorable Mentions: Keesean Johnson-1.3% , Marquise Goodwin-3.6% , Hunter Renfrow-6.4%, DJ Chark 22.2%
Daniel Jones-2.1%owned-Ladies and Gentlemen please give a warm welcome to the new starting quarterback of the New Your Giants. It is a “new era” in New York as Daniel Jones tries to get the Giants on track this season. Jones looked good this preseason and we expect him to build on that. With that being said limit your expectations as he is a rookie on a bad offense. We are expecting similar numbers to What Eli Manning has produced last year and the first two weeks this season; QB 15-24 range
Josh Allen-30% owned- Allen has not been extremely exciting to this point in the season but he has been steady. He finished as QB 7 this week even with a relatively poor stat line. Limiting the turnovers was key to his success this week. With another solid matchup next week and a couple of dates with the Miami Dolphins Allen has a rather friendly schedule moving forward.
Mason Rudolph-.2% owned- Rudolph has been thrust into the starting lineup with the news of Big Ben’s injury. Rudolph will get his shot to show that he can or cannot be the heir to Ben in the coming weeks of the season. With the injury to James Conner(looks like he may return) Rudolph could be forced to air it out more.
Teddy Bridgewater-.2%- Bridgewater is in a similar situation as Rudolph in that he must now step up to be the starter after a thumb injury to Drew Brees that required surgery and will likely keep him sidelined for at least 6 weeks. There are a ton of weapons in this New Orleans offense and Bridgewater should look to make the most of this opportunity.
Honorable Mentions: Luke Falk 0%, Jacoby Brissett-12%
Will Dissly-2.2% Owned- Dissly had 2 touchdowns in week 2 so of course he needs to make our Waiver Wire column this week! With this potential each week and tight end so thin he may be an option you can pick up and play but beware of the goose egg weeks he can also put up.
Jason Witten-18.6% Owned- Jason Witten has put up 2 weeks with double digit fantasy points. Again, and we will probably say this all season, good tight ends are hard to come by and with the consistency in the first two weeks you can probably plug and play this week against a bad defense that just lost their best player in Minkah Fitzpatrick.
Honorable Mentions: Noah Fant 11.2%
Cowboys-37.5% Owned VS Chicago
Buccaneers-.6% owned VS Giants
We will Finish this off with a list of guys we deem Droppable:
Donte Moncrief, James Washington, Corey Davis, Mitch Trubisky, Eli Manning, Dede Westbrook, Jordan Howard, Dion Lewis, Ted Ginn, Kyle Rudolph, Dante Pettis
Greggory Cline and Trevor Calvert Contributed to this Article.
Tom Brady @ Dolphins and Matt Ryan @ Eagles
Mike Evans @ Panthers and Adam Theilen @ Packers
Chris Carson @ Steelers and Sony Michel @ Miami
Mark Andrews @ Cardinals and Evan Engram @ Bills