Week 2 Adds

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Ok, so Week 1 of the 2018 fantasy football season was intense. We had some slow starters, which is expected, and we had some surprises, which is always expected. We had a few injuries, like Aaron Rodgers (knee), who returned, and Leonard Fournette (hamstring/questionable for Week 2), Delanie Walker (ankle/out for year)… and we had some players go missing statistically, but were healthy all game, like Kareem Hunt, Royce Freeman and even guys like David Johnson. So, who should you grab off waivers entering Week 2? Note: this is written prior to the two Week 1 Monday night games.

Note: Make sure guys like Aaron Jones, Chris Godwin, Mike Williams and Kenny Golladay aren’t available in your league. They would all slot near the top of this list.

Week 2 Adds

Phillip Lindsay (RB/DEN)

Phillip Lindsay ran the ball a huge 15 times for 71 yards, and pulled in 2-of-3 targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos’ Week 1 win over the Seahawks. It was very unexpected to see Lindsay get so much run when Royce Freeman (71 yards) was not hurt. Freeman also played well, better than the numbers suggest. But, this situation is clearly at risk of turning full RBBC. Linday has a good story. He’s worth grabbing in all formats, as the team loves both he and Freeman. We still firmly believe in Freeman, and the talent is there for him to be a top 10RB in fantasy… but, the situation is what it is, they have two good runners and just proved they believe equally in both.

Jared Cook (TE/OAK)

Jared Cook dropped an insane 9 receptions for 180 yards on Monday night. It’s safe to say he is in the TE1 convo this year, and he is a must add in all leagues.

Austin Ekeler (RB/LAC)

Austin Ekeler caught 5-of-5 passes thrown his way in Week 2, which totaled 87 yards and a touchdown. He also ran five times for 39 yards. For those thinking Gordon lost usage in Week 1, he didn’t… Gordon dropped a line of 64 rushing yards, 9 receptions, and 102 receiving yards… Ekeler and Gordon were used all over the place, together, separate, you name it. While we don’t expect this kind of usage each week, it proves that Ekeler is capable of being a high-end RB2, or better, if ever forced to start games.

Geronimo Allison (WR/GB)

Geronimo Allison caught 5-of-8 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Bears. He and Randall Cobb have WR3 upside in 2018.

We should have more info on Leonard Fournette’s (hamstring) later today. For now, he sounds very questionable for Week 2, so Yeldon should be grabbed in all formats.

Others:: Dante Pettis (WR/SF), Will Dissly (TE/SEA), Ryan Grant (WR/IND), John Brown (WR/BAL), Josh Allen (QB/BUF), DeSean Jackson (WR/TB), Tyrell Williams (WR/SD)

10 Comments

  1. JAMES DISBROW on September 10, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Really don’t have any drops in my league 😂

  2. Brian Marks on September 10, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Lindsay looked very good. He ran like he was shot out of a cannon every time. I believe week 2 will be a good sign of what the Den backfield looks like.

    • Smitty on September 11, 2018 at 3:13 am

      We had him highly ranked back in Jan… until he wasn’t invited to the combine, and his stock fell bad. I like Lindsay a lot.

  3. Jeancarlo Torres on September 10, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    What about the Greg Olson injury ? What’s going on there ? Any top waiver tight end replacements recommendations?

    • Smitty on September 11, 2018 at 3:12 am

      Jared Cook and Will Dissly.

  4. Brian Marks on September 11, 2018 at 1:48 am

    Will Dissly, James Cook

  5. Smitty on September 11, 2018 at 1:50 am

    For sure. Adding now. This was written before the OAK game but ill for sure update above.

  6. Cablejacks on September 11, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    My league FA pickups cost $10 a pop got to pick my spots,but every year I’m the leader in transactions, missed out on Lindsay and Cook but my eyes are wide open ..

  7. Colts26luck on September 11, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Enunwa from the Jets had 10 targets-6 catches for 63 yards and a TD. Any thoughts about him being a PPR stud this year?

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