2017 Fantasy Football Week 2 Waiver Wire

Michael Kelley

I have been playing fantasy football since 1991. My first draft I had the first pick and the first player I ever drafted was Randall Cunningham. I remember that because he broke his leg in the first series of the season. Since then I have been hooked on fantasy football and I have not and will not ever draft a QB in the first round again.

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With week one in the books, not only are people with under performing teams scrambling, but also David Johnson, Allen Robinson, and Kevin White owners are desperately trying to find players to fill some pretty big holes. So whether you need to fix your poor draft or you need to replace injured players I got you covered. If you have questions about players not on this list feel free to hit me up in my Facebook group Dynasty League Problems or find me on Twitter @MikeKelleyDLP.

Top Waiver Wire Adds for Week 2

NOTE: percentage owned is based on FleaFlicker player availability on Tuesday morning and all players suggested is assuming PPR unless noted.

The LootCrate Waiver Wire Add of the Week: QB DeShone Kizer (CLE) – 27% Owned

I know the Browns did not win this past week, but Kizer looked pretty good for a rookie quarterback having to go up against a very tough Steelers defense. The Steelers were constantly in his face and he still managed 20/222/1 on 30 attempts. Throw in 17 more yards and a touchdown on the ground and you end up with a very solid QB2 play this past week. I suspect things will be getting better for him in the coming weeks too. Having to play in Baltimore will not be easy, but it is doable. After that he has the Colts, Bengals, and the Jets. Those are some pretty favorable games for Kizer to get in a nice groove. If he continues to play as well as he did last week and makes a little progress each week, Kizer could end up making his way into the top 15 of quarterbacks before the seasons end. If you are in a dynasty, 2QB or superflex league be sure so scoop up Kizer. If you are not in one of those leagues but you have got your quarterback late and started a guy like Andy Dalton I would strongly consider grabbing Kizer as insurance.

RB Kerwynn Williams (ARI) – 6% Owned

I am having hard time convincing myself that this should be the top running back add this week. We know David Johnson will be out for some time now, but to think that just grabbing his backup will help your team I think is a little short sighted. Yes Williams will likely get a share of DJ’s work, but he will not come close. In fact I see an RBBC with Andre Ellington the most likely scenario for Arizona. Plus I think the injury will also help the receivers. Williams and Ellington are not catching 80 passes combined so that means guys like Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, J.J. Nelson, and even Jermaine Gresham could all see a spike in receptions going forward. I think my best advice here is if you are number one on the wire and you are not a DJ owner grab him and see if you can make with DJ’s owner and see if you can snag yourself a quality flex player or better if the owner is desperate. In the honorable mention section you will find some quality PPR options if you are a DJ owner and you can’t snag Williams or he is too expensive.

WR Nelson Agholor (PHI)

Last year Agholor made this list early in the season and then seemed to disappear, and that caused to me really think about this one. If you take away his 58 yard touchdown you are looking at 5/28, and that is not a great day. That said I think things are different this year. The Eagles must have though enough of Nelson because the let Dorial Green-Beckham go and traded away Jordan Matthews. I know they brought in Alshon Jeffery to be the number one and Torrey Smith as the two, but lets be honest about Smith he is hot garbage. He runs one route and one route only leaving Nelson all the work from the slot. The some slot that produced 70+ receptions for Matthews last year. I don’t see those number for Nelson this, but if he plays in all 16 games he could come pretty close to it. So while I am a little cautious about suggesting Nelson here because of last year, I do think he is better than last year and the situation is better than last years. Let’s not forget he is a former first round pick and entering his third year in the league which traditionally is the make or break year for wide receivers.

TE Charles Clay (BUF)

Clay was my must start tight end entering week one and he delivered for me. So as a reward he is now my number one tight end pick up. That is not really the reason, it just seemed nice. The real reason is the same reason why I said start him last week which is dating back to last year over his last five games he has been targeted 39 times. In that span he has gone 25/282/5. That is an average of 5/56/1. He seems to be Tyrod Taylor‘s safety blanket and he is excelling in the role. I see nothing to suggest that anything different will happen anytime soon. I think we can expect five receptions for 50 plus yards and a consistent dose of touchdowns from Clay for most of the season, and if he does that he can make his way to being a top ten tight end this season. Not bad for a guy available in 73 percent of leagues on FleaFlicker.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Jared Goff (LA) 24 percent owned – I have been high on this guy all off season and he week one performance has not changed my mind.
  • Trevor Siemian (DEN) 22 percent owned – At times during the preseason things did not look good for Siemian, but he came out week one and did what he does, manage the game.
  • Tarik Cohen (CHI) 16 percent owned – Could be the next Tyreek Hill, does a little of everything and does it well.
  • Chris Thompson (WAS) 25 percent owned – Would like to see more rushing, but 4/52/1 in the receiving game is nice for any running back.
  • Charles Sims (TB) 26 percent owned – With Doug Martin suspended and Jeremy McNichols cut, Sims should have no problem going back to his usual role of passing down back with plenty of running chances.
  • Kenny Golladay (DET) 30 percent owned – One of my favorite rookies. Saw seven targets and turned it into 4/69/2. Should see more looks as the season progresses.
  • Cooper Kupp (LA) 35 percent owned – There were some concerns after missing two preseason games, but those are long gone after a 4/76/1 opening day performance.
  • Paul Richardson (SEA) 16 percent owned – If Russell Wilson could get two seconds in the pocket Richardson could be the most targeted receiver for Seattle.
  • Allen Hurns (JAC) 22 percent owned – With ARob out for the year some one has to fill his role and Hurns is the best candidate on the roster to do that.
  • Jared Cook (OAK) 29 percent owned – Could this be the year he produces a full season? He is in the right spot for it.

Dynasty Stashes:

  • Marlon Mack (IND) 29 percent owned – Saw action early, which is a good sign, but until Indy is out it he might not see too much consistent use. His future is bright though stash him if you can.
  • George Kittle (SF) 10 percent owned – 5/27/0 is not very good, but it is promising that he saw six targets and caught five of them. Might not be much this year, but once C.J. Beathard takes over he could become very valuable.

Michael Kelley is a member of the Going For 2 team. You can check out his website Dynasty League Problems for more writings or find him on Twitter @mikekelleydlp spreading fantasy knowledge for the masses.


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I have been playing fantasy football since 1991. My first draft I had the first pick and the first player I ever drafted was Randall Cunningham. I remember that because he broke his leg in the first series of the season. Since then I have been hooked on fantasy football and I have not and will not ever draft a QB in the first round again.

Latest posts by Michael Kelley (see all)

Michael Kelley

I have been playing fantasy football since 1991. My first draft I had the first pick and the first player I ever drafted was Randall Cunningham. I remember that because he broke his leg in the first series of the season. Since then I have been hooked on fantasy football and I have not and will not ever draft a QB in the first round again.

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