Week 2 was widely considered by many as the “Worst Week in NFL History” and continued the trend to Fantasy Owners front door as the injuries piled up as well. With so many injuries, virtually every fantasy squad will be in need of the waiver wire this week. See our picks below to help guide that process.
Kirk Cousins – A source tells the Washington Post that Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden preferred Kirk Cousins to Robert Griffin III even before Sunday’s injury. The Washington Post says the silver lining of RG3’s dislocated ankle is that Gruden now gets to insert Cousins without any political backlash. Gruden expressed, “Kirk is a special guy and obviously has a skill set that I feel is very much suited for what we do.” Cousins finished the day going 22 for 33, 250 Yards and 2 TDs. It’s too early to know if DeSean Jackson would be ready for Week 3 vs. Philly and Jordan Reed is also said to be out for Week 3 as well. Griffin should be expected to miss 4-6 Weeks and if Cousins runs with the job, it wouldn’t be a stretch to see him hold onto it. Pierre Garcon and Alfred Morris will see a solid boost in the weeks to come.
Blake Bortles – Chad Henne was sacked an astounding 10 Times in Sunday’s Game vs. the Jaguars. Bradley was directly asked if they would put Bortles to the test in Week 3 vs. Indi and he danced around the topic, finally stating that they’re not ruling it out. We’re not recommending this as a pick-up, but it’s worth noting that QB is a deep position and we hope fantasy owners go a different direction than a Rookie QB (Bortles) with the offensive weaponry of Allen Hurns, Marquis Lee, Cecil Shorts and Marcedes Lewis. In other words, look elsewhere for your fantasy quarterback.
Knile Davis – Charles was removed from Sunday’s Game due to a sprained ankle and replaced with stellar second year man – Knile Davis, who yielded 105 Yards and 2 TDs on 28 Touches and 6 Receptions. As usual, the Kansas City Chiefs have a bonafide stud waiting in the wings and fantasy owners should be aware of his presence. He won’t push Charles for touches, but Davis is an immediate star if given the opportunity. In other words … Knile Davis is a straight-shooter with upper management written all over him!
Pierre Thomas/Khiry Robinson – Mark Ingram will miss possibly 4 Weeks with a hand injury. It’s a shame as Ingram was off to a great start with 143 Rushing Yards on 24 Carries and 3 TDs. The versatile Pierre Thomas should be slated as a top waiver wire priority option this week and a solid performer for all fantasy football formats going forward. Khiry Robinson will also fill the void left by Ingram. Expect a duo running back approach going forward in the Nola.
Donald Brown/Danny Woodhead – Initial diagnosis slates Ryan Mathews with a “Sprained MCL” however further results will come forward as the week continues. Expect Donald Brown to carry the load in San Diego with Danny Woodhead handling passing-down and change-of-pace type work. Consider Donald Brown a must-add going forward and his demand will rise even further with negative results to Mathews’ MRI results.
Lamar Miller – Knowshon Moreno is expected to miss 4-8 Weeks due to a dislocated elbow … Yikes! Lamar Miller will be locked in as the starting back in Miami, but is considered day-to-day after leaving the game with an ankle injury. The Dolphins have a favorable upcoming schedule and Lamar Miller should produce consistent games going forward. We recommend adding him to your fantasy roster.
Jonathan Stewart – We consider Stewart more of a depth-add than anything. He put out 37 Rushing Yards on 15 Attempts, 22 Receiving Yards and a TD vs. Detroit in Week 2. If Williams were to miss additional weeks, Stewart would elevate to a RB3, however there isn’t much upside to the Carolina backfield going forward.
Mohamed Sanu – Sources have indicated that AJ Green will return after the Week 4 bye as he recovers from a foot/toe (turf toe) injury. Sanu went for 84 Yards and a TD in Week 2 and should be a solid addition for Week 3 Lineups in need. Consider Sanu a “one week” option as the Bengals have their bye week in Week 4 and AJ Green returns in Week 5.
Justin Hunter – It’s evident that Tennessee needs to add the more explosive Justin Hunter into the WR mix if they want to succeed on the offensive side of the ball this season. Nate Washington displayed a dismal performance in Week 2, adding only 1 Reception for 1 Yard on 6 Targets. Hunter played 41 of 49 snaps in Sunday’s loss to Dallas and that’s a great sign. We expect the breakout game to be coming very soon for Hunter as it all derives from the amount of focus Locker is willing to place on him rather than Washington. Sit tight on Hunter as he has a higher ceiling than most other WRs on the wire.
James Jones – Week 1 James Jones News: Oakland Raiders Coaches express that James Jones “Has too much wear to be the Number 1 WR” on the team. He also came off the bench in Week 1 to be the WR3 . Week 2 James Jones News: Jones led the team with 9 Receptions on 14 Targets, 112 Yards and a TD. All in all, Jones has scored Touchdowns in consecutive games and has the eye of Rookie QB – Derek Carr. Oakland is going to be down in nearly all games this season and will look to the air. Jones will continue to see targets going forward. Oakland plays New England in Week 3 and Jones isn’t a recommended start as he squares off against Revis and Co. However, he should be rostered going forward.
Brian Quick – We like the consistency coming from the 6’3″ WR in STL. He replicated his performance from Week 1 as he grabbed 7 receptions on 9 Targets in Week 2 for 74 Yards. Quick also added 99 Yards in Week 1. For Week 3, Quick could be a blow-up option for needy fantasy owners in search of a “Home Run” as they play the Dallas Cowboys. Quick will continue to see the targets in STL and see them often as they will more than likely be playing from behind all season. In our opinion, he is the clear cut WR1 in STL and should produce results once again for Fantasy Owners in Week 3.
Andrew Hawkins – Heavily advertised teammate Josh Gordon’s suspension has been reduced to 10 Games and should be noted as it increases Andrew Hawkins’ Fantasy Value. Hawkins will see more value in PPR Leagues, as he has been Targeted 22 times through 2 Games this season. In Week 1, Hawkins grabbed 8 Receptions on 10 Targets for 87 Yards. In Week 2, he added similar totals of 6 Receptions on 12 Targets for 70 Yards. Hawkins will continue to see the looks in Cleveland as Brian Hoyer’s security blanket.
Andre Roberts – With DeSean Jackson possibly dealing with an absence due to a sprained AC Joint (shoulder), Roberts would complement a receiving corps currently manned by Pierre Garcon and Niles Paul. It would be surprising to see Jackson miss the opportunity to play against a team that cut him last off-season. Jackson reportedly woke up “sore” on Monday, but we wouldn’t count him out of Week 3 yet. We cant’t recommend using a waiver priority on Roberts, however he could be a solid addition as more news develops.
Niles Paul – With the absence of Jordan Reed, Niles Paul has consistently emerged in consecutive weeks. In Week 1, Paul grabbed 4 Receptions for 86 Yards. In Week 2, he added 8 Receptions on 11 Targets, 99 Yards and a TD. Paul, a former wide receiver is only 6’1”, but he possesses the speed that many lack to cover a Tight End. Paul is our favorite TE addition for this week and should yield results going forward.
Larry Donnell – Donnel reeled in another solid performance going for 7 Receptions on 9 Targets and 81 Yards. His Week 1 was similar as Donnel grabbed 5 Receptions on 8 Targets for 56 Yards and a TD. Donnel has emerged as Eli Manning’s top option in the young season and a security blanket when scrambling from a swiss cheese offensive line. Victor Cruz already has 5 Drops on the season and losing trust from Eli Manning by the week. Consider Donnel a solid option going forward and a stable performer for your fantasy lineups.
Delanie Walker – Walker exploded for 10 Receptions on 14 Targets, 142 Yards and a TD. Someone is always going to explode vs. Dallas and Walker was exactly that guy in Week 2. If you are Jordan Reed-less or a Jordan Cameron owner, Delanie Walker should be your guy to add. Walker will be up-and-down throughout the season, but strike while the iron is hot and ride the waive.
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