Another week in the books and we as fantasy football players must do our due diligence on the waiver wire. Who should we add to or drop from our rosters, and who should we monitor going forward?
Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks – Lockett is the wide receiver to own in Seattle right now with Doug Baldwin out with an injury.
Phillip Lindsay, RB, Denver Broncos – The Broncos starting running back is Royce Freeman, but Lindsay ate into Freeman’s workload in both week one and two. He is the third leading rusher in the NFL right now, which is pretty nuts. He is a solid FLEX right now, but could escalate to RB2 if promoted to a higher workload. **Lindsay was in the Monitor section last week
Giovanni Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals – This is purely a short-term add until Joe Mixon returns in 2-3 weeks. Bernard is probably a best add in PPR leagues but can be slotted into the FLEX in standard.
Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – My man, Keelan. He was the truth last year and finally came on strong in week 2. Everyone needs to be a believer in Cole, who also had a spectacular one-handed catch. He should be added, ASAP. He’s a FLEX-WR3 right now, but with some consistency, can rise to the WR2 role. I tried to warn y’all in my boom/bust article about Cole.
Matt Brieda, RB, San Francisco 49ers – Breida is currently the NFL’s leading rusher. Although its only through two weeks and we shouldn’t expect this trend to continue exponentially, he should be getting a larger workload over Alfred Morris sooner than later.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Okay, I’m giving in, how can you not? Two straight 400+ yard, 4 touchdown games. He also has the Steelers coming up, who have been getting sliced by quarterbacks so far and which Mahomes just threw six touchdowns on.
Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers – Ekeler is racking up points even as a backup. If Melvin Gordon gets hurt, Ekeler will become a top-10 running back. The Chargers know how good he is, which is why he keeps getting touches. He is a sneaky good add right now. FLEX is where you play him, or stash him and slot him in for future running back BYE weeks.
Geronimo Allison, WR, Green Bay Packers – Allison is the third wideout on the Packers, but right now is playing like the second-best. He is averaging close to 12 points per game and is getting targeted frequently in the Packers’ pass-heavy offense. I think he can rise up to be their WR2 by mid-late season. He can be a very good backup/FLEX option going forward, just try to avoid that Vikings defense.
Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions – My boy Kenny. Combining height and speed, Golladay is the big-play wide receiver for the Lions right now and looks to be Stafford’s first look. There are rumors of Golden Tate being traded, which would skyrocket Golladay’s value. Even now, though, he is a considerable FLEX-WR2 option.
Eric Ebron, TE, Indianapolis Colts – He’s scoring touchdowns.
Antonio Callaway, WR, Cleveland Browns – Josh Gordon is gone, with defenses paying most attention to Jarvis Landry, Callaway can be the guy who gets open and can be a big-play threat. He caught a bomb for a touchdown this past game when Josh Gordon wasn’t active.
Will Dissly, TE, Seattle Seahawks – He’s scoring touchdowns.
Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Third on the depth chart, but such a pass-heavy offense. Godwin is very talented and is getting frequent targets. He has also hauled in two touchdowns in as many games.
OJ Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Two Bucs in a row, whew. I’m unsure if he’s going to continue to get the targets or may the splash plays, but Howard was a first round pick and the best tight end on the roster. His athleticism is a huge mismatch for defenses. He intrigues me.
Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills – Bad offense is killing Clay’s value. He used to be a valueable TE, now he isn’t rosterable.
Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins – Crowder just isn’t getting the ball. No use in rostering him.
Duke Johnson Jr., RB, Cleveland Browns – Even in PPR, Johnson has been abysmal. Too many running backs in that backfield.
Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – He’s the RB to own in Tampa Bay, but they don’t run the ball. That offense is pass-first and goes through Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, Arizona Cardinals – Last year RSJ came along late and scored a bunch of points. He has been dropping passes and proving he should be dropped.
Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks – The running back room is crowded and the preseason star has been phased out already. It’s a pass-first offense anyhow, with little to no blocking.
Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals – Sadly, Eifert hasn’t returned to his fantasy football glory. If he’s your backup, I understand not dropping him.
Jordy Nelson, WR, Oakland Raiders – Another sad story. Nelson has fell off big time. He’s not even getting targeted by Derek Carr. No use in rostering him with much better receivers out there.
David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns – The athletic tight end was supposed to break out this season but so far has been a complete dud.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons – Matt Ryan has been feeding Julio and sometimes Calvin Ridley and Austin Hooper. Sanu used to be good for 10-12 points per game, not anymore.
Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago Bears – Cohen should be a beast, but the Bears aren’t utilizing him yet. He could come on mid-late season, but right now I’d just drop him since I am impatient.
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