Waiver Wire Add/Drop Report

Waiver Wire Add/Drop Report – Week 2 – 2018

Waiver Wire Add/Drop Report Week #2
by: Fred Schell

(Add Recommendations based on below 50% ownership)

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Add – Case Keenum Denver Broncos

I know every fantasy report out there is going to have Ryan Fitzpatrick as their number 1 add but take it from this Jets fan: Don’t put all your eggs in the Fitzpatrick basket. For every game like he had in Week 1 against the Saints, he will put up a game with four INTs just to remind you why he isn’t a starting quarterback, plus Jameis Winston will be back soon. Moving on though, Case Keenum was paid big money to add some much-needed stability at the quarterback position for the Broncos. Keenum played a solid game in Week 1 with 309 passing yards, three TDs and three INTs. Despite Seattle’s noticeable defensive deficiencies, it was good to see the Broncos trusting Keenum to win it with his arm. With an underwhelming running game but a solid receiving corp, Keenum is a solid fantasy backup QB owned in less then 10% of leagues. WARNING: Denver’s offensive line is not great, do not start Keenum against tougher defensive lines.


  • Ryan Fitzpatrick Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens

Drop – Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys
Sorry Cowboys fans, but with the plethora of good quarterbacks available right now, there is no reason to keep Dak Prescott in your lineup. The Cowboys are a run-first offense and will be that way as long as they have Ezekiel Elliot. In Week 1 against the Panthers it was clear that Prescott was not on the same page as most of his receivers except for Cole Beasley. Without more consistent weapons, Prescott can’t be counted on to be a reliable fantasy option.

Running Backs:

Add – Adrian Peterson Washington Redskins

I know we have been scorn before, but once again Adrian Peterson is back. After quickly ascending to the top of the Redskins depth chart, Peterson started off his regular season with 166 total yards against the Arizona Cardinals. While Chris Thompson continues making a strong case for touches, I believe that Peterson’s power running style will continue warranting usage. Despite his age, the former All-Pro is still a relevant fantasy running back and should be added to your team.


  • Phillip Lindsay Denver Broncos
  • TJ Yeldon Jacksonville Jaguars

Drop – Ty Montgomery Green Bay Packers
With the Packers backfield taking shape, it seems like Montgomery is the odd man out. He was the clearly behind Jamaal Williams and looks to be behind Aaron Jones once he returns from his suspension. Montgomery has been a very interesting name to watch due to his receiving ability in an Aaron Rodgers led offense, but his role has been inconsistent. I don’t believe Montgomery will see many carries going forward (outcarried 15-2 by Williams) and can be safely dropped in your league.

****Although I was not able to list him on the report due to his 60% ownership rate, if James Conner is available you need to pick him up. Until Bell is back he is the bell cow running back in Pittsburgh*****

Wide Receivers:

Add – Cole Beasley Dallas Cowboys

In reality, three or four other receivers could comfortably take this spot, however Beasley is getting the nod as the top receiver add of the week because he appears to be the top receiver in the Cowboys’ offense. In what was a very weak performance in the air, Dak was only able to put up 170 passing yards. Lucky for fantasy owners needing a PPR receiver, Beasley caught 7 passes for 73 yards. Beasley has been a solid slot receiver for awhile now, but he appears to be the only player not named Ezekiel Elliott that has fantasy relevance in Dallas. Someone has to catch balls for the Cowboys and the risk adverse Prescott will target Beasley early and often.


  • Chris Godwin Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Tyler Lockett Seattle Seahawks
  • Jakeem Grant Miami Dolphins
  • Adam Humphries Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Ted Ginn New Orleans Saints
  • Phillip Dorsett New England Patriots
  • Quincy Enunwa New York Jets

Drop – Kelvin Benjamin Buffalo Bills
The Bills offense can only be described as a train wreck right now. Both Nathan Peterman and Josh Allen fell apart behind an atrocious offensive line. Benjamin ended the game with one catch for 10 yards. While he did receive seven targets throughout the game, neither QB seemed capable of getting the ball in the vicinity of Benjamin. With an upside revolving heavily on his ability as a downfield threat, the shaky line play will seriously limit Benjamin’s fantasy capabilities. Drop him and all other Bills’ receivers.

Tight Ends:

Add – Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks

The rookie TE caught everyone off guard this weekend. Dissly was a 4th round draft selection and was thought to be primarily a run-blocking tight end. As was made evidently clear by his 105 yard performance, he is more then capable of catching the ball as well. While all those yards came off of only three catches, he did take one of them into the endzone. It’s looking like the Seahawks have found their replacement for Jimmy Graham, who has been a solid fantasy TE and a TD magnet for the Seahawks. With Doug Baldwin out for a few weeks and a thin receiver corp, Russell Wilson may need to lean heavily on his new weapon to keep Seattle afloat.


  • Jonnu Smith Tennessee Titans
  • Jared Cook Oakland Raiders
  • Nick Boyle Baltimore Ravens
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins Jacksonville Jaguars

Drop – Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Writing this is causing a lot of pain, but I think it’s time for fantasy owners to throw in the towel with Greg Olsen. Although he has led an outstanding career, I believe his fantasy ceiling moving forward is low. On Sunday he was taken off for an undisclosed foot injury on his right foot, the same foot keeping him on the sidelines for most of last year. At age 33, injuries begin to be troubling for a player like Olsen. Due to the current state of the Panthers offense, I wouldn’t be comfortable playing Olsen even if his return from injury is swift. Cam Newton showed some serious accuracy issues in Week 1 against the Cowboys and the offense has a lot of mouths to feed, limiting Olsen’s ceiling. Despite all this, his situation should be monitored closely.


Add – Cleveland Browns
I can’t believe I’m saying this but… Cleveland defense looked awfully good this week. A defense that has been underrated in years past due to misfunctions on offense seems to have finally hit it’s stride. While the offense is finally producing a little production, the defense also filled some holes in the secondary with Damarious Randall from Green Bay and 4th overall pick Denzel Ward. Second year players Myles Garrett and Jabrill Peppers also stepped up big time, making them a formidable unit moving forward.

Drop – Buffalo Bills
Talent wise, the Bills defense is a top unit. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, this defense is going to let up a lot of points this year because of their offense. This is a similar situation in which the Browns defense faced last year. In order for a fantasy defense to be productive, the offense needs to be able to move the ball and control the clock. With the obnoxious lack of production from the Bills offense, the defense will be forced to spend too much time on the field and will be giving up more points than they should be. (See Ravens game Sunday) Until the Bills can figure out the offensive side of the ball, I would steer clear of the defense in fantasy.