14 Sep Waiver Wire Advice: Week 2
Waiver Wire Advice: Week 2
Looking for some Waiver Wire advice for the upcoming week? Bummed about losing your Week 1 matchup? The best part about Fantasy Football is that every week you get to start over fresh with a clean slate. Prior to beginning your second matchup of the season, taking advantage of the waiver wire is a quintessential component to constructing a championship-caliber roster. No champion is crowned after the draft, and it is the strategic moves you make during the season that earns you a spot on the throne. Let’s take a look at some prospects to add for the first Waiver Wire Wednesday of the season.
1️⃣ Elijah Mitchell
Be honest – did any of you even know who he was prior to Sunday? That is the beautiful thing about Fantasy Football, you can become a celebrity overnight. The sixth-round pick out of Louisiana exploded onto the fantasy football landscape after teammate, Raheem Mostert, went down with a season-ending knee injury. Receiving an opportunity is one thing, but seizing the moment is something that many inexperienced players fail to do. Mr. Mitchell took full advantage of his opportunity, rushing for 104 yards on 19 rushing attempts and scored 1 TD.
With such an impressive outing, you would think I am about to suggest breaking the bank to obtain him, right? Wrong. If you are desperate, I can understand spending a lot of your FAAB budget on Mitchell since the RB market is so shallow this season. The 49ers have a tendency of having a very unpredictable backfield when their starter goes down. HC Kyle Shanahan is an offensive genius, who has created a running scheme so beautiful that virtually any RB can be successful once given the keys. One week it might be Mitchell receiving the rewards, the next Trey Sermon, maybe even JaMycal Hasty. This is the type of uncertainty that I prefer to avoid in setting my starting lineup.
I would suggest bidding a very modest offer to obtain him, with the expectation that someone else in your league will break their bank. There are scenarios that would differ my opinion on this, such as if you rostered Raheem Mostert or were desperate for a RB. If you are in a league that does not require FAAB for waivers, I suggest making Elijah Mitchell your #1 waiver wire priority. JaMycal Hasty can be a deeper league dart throw as well.
2️⃣ Mark Ingram
The Texans will not be as good as they looked in their first game of the season, but it was undoubtedly impressive. The most eye-opening takeaway from this game was how much work Mark Ingram was provided. The veteran RB totaled 26 rushing attempts for 85 yards and a TD. He surprisingly did not look half-bad doing it either. Although I do not think that the 31 year old will maintain this level of production, his usage alone is enough to warrant a cozy spot at the end of your bench for depth.
3️⃣ Tony Jones Jr.
K.J. Hamler / Tim Patrick
K.J. Hamler, Tim Patrick, and Courtland Sutton will settle in as Denver’s starting WR corps in wake of Jerry Jeudy’s ankle injury. Courtland Sutton is the obvious WR1 in this offense now, but the other two are more than capable of being weekly fantasy starters. Tim Patrick provides great consistency, while the speedy, K.J. Hamler can provide explosive plays. I would prioritize Hamler to Patrick due to his higher ceiling.
4️⃣ Kenneth Gainwell
Van Jefferson Jr.
Adam Trautman / Juwan Johnson / Deonte Harris
What a strange exhibition the Saints and Packers game ended up being. Similar to how I do not think the Packers will be that bad this season, I also do not feel that the Saints offense will be this productive. With that being said, I am interested in a couple of fantasy assets.
It was not too long ago that Adam Trautman was everyone’s breakout tight end. Due to a preseason ankle injury, his buzz has been almost fully muted. He is now 100% healthy and received six targets in this game. There is still a high chance that Adam Trautman can turn our preseason dreams into reality.
5️⃣ Anthony Schwartz (deeper league)
This list of players should give you a solid edge on your league for tomorrow morning’s waiver wire. I can never seem to get a good night’s sleep on Tuesday nights during the Fantasy Football season. I toss and turn, waking up every hour until I see if I was lucky enough to obtain that week’s coveted player. This week that player is Elijah Mitchell and I cannot wait. Good luck ladies and gentlemen and to all- a questionably good night’s sleep.
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