Fantasy Football Week 2 Waiver Wire: Jeff Wilson, Carson Wentz among solutions as injury boosters

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I’m excited to see what the listing trends will look like on Wednesday and Thursday after all of this week’s waiver moves. It will be interesting to see who was added and how much each player spent on FAB in their leagues.

We have some major injuries that we are dealing with heading into week 2 with Dak Prescott (thumb), Elijah Mitchell (knee), Najee Harris (foot), Chris Godwin (hamstring), Keenan Allen (hamstring ) and Tee Higgins (concussion). ). That should force Fantasy managers to be active on the waiver wire, which is always fun.

You can see all of my recommendations below, including DST and kicker streaming options. We’ll also be giving you players to drop, but hopefully the guys you add this week will become the difference makers for your Fantasy roster.

Editor’s note: For this waiver wire column, we’re only looking at players included in fewer than 65 percent of CBS sports leagues.

Week 2 Waivers

  • injuries: Dak Prescott (thumb), Mac Jones (back) and Zach Wilson (knee).
  • Check if it is available: Matt Ryan (75 percent on the list), Jameis Winston (73 percent) and Justin Fields (67 percent). Ryan didn’t have his best game in Week 1 against Houston with two turnovers, but he threw for 352 yards and a touchdown and surprisingly rushed for 12 yards. He should be useful in Week 2 on the Jaguars as a streamer. … Winston looked horrible starting the game against the Falcons, but he encouraged the Saints to win and finished with 269 passing yards and two touchdowns. He should be the No. 1 quarterback to add when he becomes available heading into Week 2 against Tampa Bay. … Fields struggled in Week 1 against the 49ers in the rain, passing for just 121 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, along with 28 rushing yards. But I still expect better fantasy production in the future, and he’s a solid No. 2 quarterback to hide in every league.
  • Discard candidates: Prescott (99 percent on the list). He’d rather hide Prescott in all formats, but fantasy managers in 10-team leagues might not have that luxury with a shallow bench. He’s out until Week 10 potentially with his thumb injury, and if he has to leave him for a replacement, then that might be something he needs to do.

Add in this order:

Week 2 Waiver Priority List

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runners

  • injuries: Elijah Mitchell (knee), Najee Harris (foot), Alvin Kamara (ribs), JK Dobbins (knee), Ken Walkter (abdomen), Brian Robinson (knee), Damien Williams (ribs), Kyren Williams (ankle) and Brandon Bolden (hamstring).
  • Check if it is available: Michael Carter (77 percent on the list), Alexander Mattison (76 percent), Kenneth Gainwell (75 percent), and Isiah Pacheco (70 percent). Carter, as expected, was the Jets’ leading rusher in Week 1 against Baltimore with 10 carries for 60 yards, and added seven receptions for 40 yards on nine targets. Breece Hall could eventually take Carter’s place, but Carter is the Jets’ man for now and can be used as a flex in Week 2 against Cleveland. … Mattison is simply a wife to Dalvin Cook, but he should be hiding in every league if you have a free spot on the roster. … Gainwell did well as the Eagles’ No. 2 running back in Week 1 at Detroit with five carries for 20 yards and a touchdown, also adding two receptions for 12 yards on four targets. He could be a potential flex option in PPR going forward, including in Week 2 against the Vikings. … Pacheco did most of his damage in Week 1 against the Cardinals in garbage time (12 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown), but he’s probably second only to Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Jerick McKinnon (17 percent) will also have a role in this backfield, and he’s worth adding in deeper PPR leagues. But Pacheco, like Mattison, could be a league winner if he gets a chance to start anytime this year.
  • Discard candidates: Mitchell (100 percent on the list), Darrel Williams (60 percent), and Isiah Spiller (26 percent). If he can’t hide Mitchell, he may need to be cut, especially in 10-team leagues where there should be plenty of waiver wire options. Mitchell is expected to miss at least eight weeks with a sprained MCL. … Williams is third on the Cardinals’ depth chart and was clearly behind James Conner and Eno Benjamin in Week 1. Williams didn’t play in Week 1 against the Chiefs and isn’t worth a spot on the roster in most leagues. … Spiller was a healthy scratch in Week 1 for the Chargers, and that could continue for the foreseeable future. It’s only worth hiding in dynasty leagues.

Add in this order:

Week 2 Waiver Priority List

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wide receivers

  • injuries: Tee Higgins (concussion), Keenan Allen (hamstring), Chris Godwin (hamstring), Allen Lazard (ankle), Michael Gallup (knee), Rondale Moore (hamstring), Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) and Van Jefferson (knee).
  • Check if it is available: Marquez Valdes-Scantling (68 percent on the list) and Julio Jones (66 percent). Valdes-Scantling had a quiet debut for the Chiefs in Week 1 with just four catches for 44 yards on four targets, but he played the most snaps and ran the most routes of any Kansas City receiver, according to Pro Football Focus. . Great days are ahead for him. … Jones had a quality debut with Tampa Bay and should benefit from Godwin being out for a few weeks. Against Dallas in Week 1, Jones had three catches for 69 yards on five targets, including a 48-yard catch, and added two carries for 17 yards. Russell Gage (44 percent) also deserves a look in deeper leagues.
  • Discard candidates: Tyler Lockett (89 percent on the list), DeVante Parker (70 percent), Marvin Jones (64 percent), Kenny Golladay (37 percent) and Jalen Tolbert (31 percent). Seattle stunned Denver in Week 1, but Lockett didn’t do much to help with just three catches for 28 yards on four targets. I’m afraid these stat lines could become the norm, and Lockett isn’t someone you have to hide in 10-team leagues. … The Patriots’ offense looked poor against Miami and struggled throughout the preseason, and Parker now has to deal with Mac Jones dealing with a possible back injury. Parker had a catch for 9 yards on two targets and isn’t worth hiding in most 10- and 12-team leagues. … The pecking order for the Jaguars’ receivers in Week 1 in Washington was Christian Kirk, Zay Jones and then Marvin Jones, and I’m not sure the No. 3 receiver is worth including in this offense in most games. the 10th and 12th league teams Kirk (12 targets) and Zay Jones (nine targets) each scored at least 12 PPR points, while Marvin Jones had four catches for 38 yards on six targets. … Golladay’s preseason woes carried over into Week 1 at Tennessee, as he only had two receptions for 22 yards on two targets in a game in which Robinson was injured and Kadarius Toney (no targets) was not involved. . There is little reason to hide Golladay at this point. … It was disappointing that Tolbert was a healthy scratch in Week 1, and now Dak Prescott (thumb) is out until at least Week 8. With Gallup’s return imminent, it’s time to drop Tolbert in most of seasonal leagues.

Add in this order:

Week 2 Waiver Priority List

  • Injuries to note: George Kittle (groin)
  • Discard candidates: Mike Gesicki (80 percent on the list), Hunter Henry (59 percent) and Irv Smith (52 percent). Gesicki seems destined to frustrate fantasy coaches this season and isn’t worth starting in any league. … I’m not sure you can trust any pass catcher in New England, and now Mac Jones has back problems. It could be ugly for Henry to move on. … Smith should improve after going catchless on just two targets against the Packers in Week 1, and he missed most of training camp with a thumb injury. But he’s not worth keeping now until he proves to be a bigger part of Minnesota’s offense.

Add in this order:

Week 2 Waiver Priority List

  • Browns (70 percent on the list) vs. NYJ
  • Bengals (29 percent on roster) at DAL
  • Patriots (48 percent on roster) at PIT

  • Cade York (9 percent on the list) vs. NYJ
  • Younghoe Koo (44 percent listed) in LAR
  • Wil Lutz (23 percent on the list) vs. TB

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