As we close the book on Week 1 of the NFL season, the waiver wire begins to churn. To some degree, fantasy owners are subject to the classic overreaction of doing a full-on roster swap in Week 1.
Aaron Rodgers said it best – “R-E-L-A-X.”
But, that doesn’t mean that you don’t take a look-see to find possible upgrades. My scheduled precluded
Here are a few names to target:
Tajae Sharpe, TEN: He was the darling of the preseason. Sharpe caught seven passes in the opening loss to Minnesota. Tagged as a big-play threat for Marcus Mariota,
Spencer Ware, KC: He logged nearly 200 yards in total offense during the Chiefs’ dramatic comeback win over the Chargers.
Neither of these players should be available in your league. But, there’s always a chance!
Theo Riddick, DET: Riddick was on the man-crush last year and certainly got a look-see on Harmon rosters entering 2016. He’s a pass-catching machine and gave trusting owners a bonus 45 yards on the ground with a score against the dreadful Indianapolis defense. His touch count (12) falls in line with expectations, and there’s a lot of YAC to be had. Oh, and entering Week 1, he was owned as often as Marshawn Lynch.
Tyrell Williams, SD: Keenan Allen is done for the season with a torn ACL. Williams stepped in and collected two receptions for 71 yards on five targets from Philip Rivers. He stands as the top option alongside Antonio Gates moving forward.
Tevin Coleman, ATL: Devonta Freeman was the man, though everyone wrung their hands with fear. Freeman failed to register for fantasy owners in a plus matchup, while Coleman raced for 95 receiving yards (117 total). The workload split was nearly even, and we can expect that to continue, much to the chagrin of Freeman owners.
It’s time for quick-hits:
Matthew Stafford – love the myriad options at his disposal. Does not need to feed/force #81.
Carson Wentz, PHI: – good poise in Week 1 vs. bad CLE defense. Bears front seven much better, but secondary can be had (here is the obligatory Will Fuller V reference – he’s still running). Wentz is a solid QB2 this week.
Cole Beasley, DAL: Beasley racked up 12 targets in Week 1, tied for 5th in the NFL. He’ll continue to see a number of looks as Dak Prescott gets comfortable, though Dez Bryant will be calling for more looks after his 1-catch, 8-yard performance against the Giants.
More to come in video form late Tuesday night ahead of your claim deadlines. And we’ll scour the leftovers later this week.