Week 1 was filled with many close games, some interesting decisions by coaches and players and more of the same from 2015. The Panthers still can’t beat the Broncos. Aaron Rodgers’ wide receivers still aren’t separating from defenders. Sammy Watkins still playing through injury. Browns still suck. Falcons still can’t score in the redzone. Titans still can’t win games. Revis still is not the Revis Island we grew accustomed too. Saints still can’t play defense. Chargers lose Keenan Allen. Colts don’t get the concept of running the football. A backup QB for the Cowboys still can’t get a win. Belichick still winning games. Antonio Brown is still amazing. The Rams still can’t pass. And waiver wire Wednesday is still crucial to your championship run. For Week 2 Waiver Wire I will give you players that are still available in a handful of leagues along with deep finds to take a flier on.
Add – Jameis Winston Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Like one of the best poets in our generation Christopher Wallace stated “If you don’t know now you know” as Famous Jameis tore up the Falcons secondary going 21 for his last 28 and 4 touchdowns after going through his customary early game struggles. Winston is a QB1 that needs to be taken seriously. The 4 touchdowns will not be an every week thing but the Bucs suspect defense will force Winston to pass the ball this season which in turn will allow him carve out many 300+ yard passing games. He has all the complimentary weapons; a big play deep receiver Mike Evans, a security blanket Vincent Jackson and a two running backs that are pretty good out of the backfield Doug Martin and Charlie Sims. Next week’s matchup against the Cardinals is not as sweet as the Falcons but I am a big believer in Jameis. If he is available in your league go ahead and scoop him up.
Quarterbacks to add – Matthew Stafford, Dak Prescott, Alex Smith
Quarterbacks to drop – Robert Griffin
Add – Danny Woodhead San Diego Chargers
There are 4 running backs this week that will all be great additions to your fantasy team but the guy I am highlighting this week is none other than the diminutive Danny Woodhead. Let me start by saying it was absolutely atrocious the way the Chargers used Melvin Gordon playing him on only 23 out 73 snaps in a classic Chargers’ choke job. Gordon looked good all preseason, he scored two early touchdowns and you totally stop giving him the ball when you went up by 3 touchdowns. Terrible, Terrible, TERRIBLE! And this is exactly why I feel safe adding Woodhead to my fantasy roster. Phillip Rivers and the Chargers love this guy, let’s go in shotgun and give this guy an inside handoff or throw him a quick pass out of the backfield. Woodhead will receive all the touches he can handle going forward with their biggest playmaker Keenan Allen suffering yet another season ending injury. The other 3 backs below are also great additions but they will be competing with the likes of Jamaal Charles, Devonta Freeman and Ameer Abdullah for touches.
Running Backs to add – Tevin Coleman, Theo Riddick, Spencer Ware
Running Backs to drop – Jay Ajayi
Add – Willie Snead New Orleans Saints
My colleague CPGM Juice put the bug in my ear that Willie Snead is a must start each week after blowing up in Week 1 for 9 catches 172 yards and a touchdown. He abused the Raiders secondary all day long particularly abusing the newly signed Sean Smith. At first I thought, didn’t we see this last season as he blew up for a couple of games and then had some dud weeks as he was inconsistent game to game? As I looked at the Saints roster with tight end Coby Fleener not acclimated to the offense just yet and Ben Watson and Marques Colston no longer on the roster I began to buy into Snead being a must start as a flex and possibly WR2 each week. We all know the Saints defense sucks and they have the Sean Payton syndrome of passing the ball all day, every day. Drew Brees is an elite quarterback that will be throwing the ball often trying to comeback from large deficits targeting Brandin Cooks and Snead early and often. Look for a breakout for Snead this season as 80 catches and 1100-1200 yards is a strong possibility.
Wide Receivers to add – Travis Benjamin, Will Fuller, Chris Hogan, Mohamed Sanu, Tajae Sharpe, Terrelle Pryor, Phillip Dorsett, Victor Cruz, Eli Rogers
Wide Receivers to drop – All Rams receivers
Add – Eric Ebron Detroit Lions
Looks like Jim Bob Cooter and the Lions offense are up to something even though their best receiver in franchise history Calvin Johnson has retired. The quick strike offense led by Matthew Stafford allows him to get the ball out of his hands quickly which will ultimately make him a better quarterback and give his weapons an opportunity to run after the catch. The highly talented Eric Ebron has recovered from an “Achilles” scare during the preseason and is now inline for a potential breakout 3rd season. The fantasy community has been waiting for Ebron to put it together after inconsistent 2014 and 2015 campaigns. There are a lot of mouths to feed in Detroit but I believe Ebron will shake his inconsistencies and have a solid TE1 season in 2016.
Tight Ends to add – Dwayne Allen, Jesse James, Dennis Pitta
Tight Ends to drop – Jordan Cameron