Week 2 Waiver Wire And Streaming Options
TJ Yeldon – Jacksonville Jaguars
Yeldon stands to be the league’s most valuable handcuff after week 1. Fournette went down with a hamstring injury and isn’t could miss some time. It would be wise of the organization to take their time with Fournette so they don’t risk aggravating the injury thus losing him for longer. In the mean-time, Yeldon is the next man up. He doesn’t have the upside to post RB1 numbers but is a high upside PPR play with a safe PPR floor for the length of Fournette’s absence.
Aaron Jones – Green Bay Packers
Jamaal Williams struggled to get anything going on the ground in week 1. Aaron Jones is only out until Week 3 and they now face a very stout Minnesota Vikings Defense which held Matt Breida and Alfred Morris to a combined 3.7 YPC. If Williams struggles again in Week 2 this could pave the way for Aaron Jones to reclaim his throne atop the RB depth chart. He still has his flaws but the upside is unquestionable.
Philip Lindsay – Denver Broncos
Lindsay is the top waiver add for a lot of teams. Not for me. I still fully believe this is Freeman’s backfield and even though we were surprised that he lost touches to Lindsay, we still knew he wasn’t getting a full workload to begin with. As for Lindsay. he is an undersized hybrid back coming in at 5’8” 190lbs. There is no way he can continue to put his body under that much stress handling such a large workload. Be thankful it was Lindsay who performed so well and not Booker, or else we would have a full blown committee on our hands.
Quincy Enunwa – New York Jets
Enunwa looked incredible on Monday night going 6 for 63 and a touchdown. Sam Darnold excels in the short passing game and its clear that Enunwa is his favorite target. He has WR2 upside and his role as the primary slot receiver means he will continue to get fed targets which will provide him a safe floor in PPR leagues. Grab Quincy now because this is likely the last time he will ever see waivers all season long.
John Brown – Baltimore Ravens
The talent was always there, the health was not. Sickle cell is tricky but it’s no secret that altitude can cause problems. The Cardinals have the second highest altitude stadium in the league behind the Denver Broncos. Baltimore does not have that issue. We can be cautiously optimistic with Brown this season and he proved on Sunday that he is going to fight to be this team’s lead receiver. Crabtree struggled with drops right out of the gate which is an area he refuses to improve on. If he loses Flacco’s trust, Brown could easily lead this team in targets, receptions and yardage.
Tyler Lockett & Brandon Marshall – Seattle Seahawks
Doug Baldwin is injured and likely to miss upwards of 6 weeks. This paves the way for Lockett and Marshall to fight for their share of targets each week. Both receivers looked good in Week 1 and determining who is going to lead this team in targets will not be easy. As it stands, Marshall leads this race but we still give the edge to Lockett who is likely moving over to the slot and already has years of rapport with Russell Wilson.
Green = Okay To Stream
George Kittle – San Francisco 49ers
Kittle is a must add. Several teams lost Delanie Walker and Greg Olsen for an extended period of time and are looking to fill that void with a guy then can plug in every week regardless of matchup. Kittle is the only player on the waivers that has that type of potential. The 49ers lost Marquise Goodwin to injury meaning there could be even more targets to go around. They have a soft matchup this week against a Detroit Defense which made Sam Darnold look like a veteran.
Benjamin Watson – New Orleans Saints
If you need a player to stream who won’t completely crap the bed, look out for Benjamin Watson. His connection with Brees was exactly what we were hoping for and after a short stint in Baltimore, it appears they lost no chemistry. This isn’t a high upside play but in PPR leagues a 3 for 40 stat line is something you can expect.
Tyrod Taylor – Cleveland Browns
Tyrod looked great in week 1 and even though he didn’t get the win, the tie gives Cleveland their best start to a season since 2004. You can add Tyrod and not only start him this week, but he could potentially put up QB1 numbers week in and week out. He has a safe floor with his rushing capabilities and too many weapons to fail. With a healthy Josh Gordon (now listed as starter) he should be in line for a strong week 2.
Case Keenum – Denver Broncos
A good streaming option this week against a Khalil Mack-less defense which mad Jared Goff look like a pro-bowler once again. We expect big things from Keenum and crew but we also know that he is likely just a matchup based starter. For owners who are thin at the position, that may be all you need.
Nick Foles – Philadelphia Eagles - STREAMING ONLY
Chicago Bears DST
This defense is a must add. Khalil Mack looked like an absolute monster on the field and that was while he was on a pitch count. Unlike in Oakland, Mack is able to play as a complementary piece which should easily maximize this defenses upside. 20 point performances are going to happen several times this season and once you add the Bears DST, you no longer have to worry about streaming.
Washington Redskins DST
The Redskins front seven looked nasty on Sunday. It’s week 1 so we can’t claim they are a dominating force from this point forward but they are a sleeper defense with top 12 upside. It’s a fact that having a game manager quarterback like Alex Smith will help your team’s defense. Long drives with little mistakes is exactly what you can expect from the Redskins offense and the main beneficiary is going to be the defense.