Nothing, and I mean NOTHING goes into a winning Fantasy Football team more than watching the waiver wire each week. In the TFTB Fantasy Football Podcast, I went over my favorite Twitter and Instagram accounts I use to make sure I’m on top of injuries, trades and workload shifts. The nice thing for you? I also blog them. Shocking, right.
Get to your waiver wire and put in those claims! And let me know if there’s someone that I’m missing. I try to find guys with low ownership shares across the ESPN leagues, so notable guys that are available in your league like Cam Newton I can’t add simply because he is owned in 85%.
Malcolm Brown – L.A. Rams RB – Rostered in 7.9% of Leagues
Although Cam Akers is still the most talented back for the Rams, Malcolm Brown has emerged as the back you want after week one. I don’t know if he can repeat his 26 point performance week in and week out but he seems to be the safe pick for a fantasy friendly back field.
Corey Davis – Tennessee Titans WR – Rostered in 3.9% of Leagues
Remember when A.J. Brown was the Titans receiver you wanted? Man have times changed. How was that for an overreaction? Corey Davis has insane upside in the NFL that just hasn’t panned out since he was taken 4th overall. After a great Monday Night performance however, this could be the season he finds consistent work for the Titans. I don’t think Davis is a must start every single week but he does have the pedigree to match the upside.
Nyheim Hines – Indy Colts RB – Rostered in 34.2% of Leagues
The Colts backfield is going to look a like different moving forward with news breaking of Marlon Mack tearing his Achilles. Jonathon Taylor and Nyheim Hines are a deadly duo moving forward and the Colts seem to be in no rush to give either a bellcow role instantly. Hines was going into the season their third down back. Treat him as the passing down back on every play moving forward.
Russell Gage – Atlanta Falcons WR – Rostered in 3.8% of Leagues
Be weary of jumping on the Gage bandwagon simply because he has two of the most talented receivers in football ahead of him on the depth chart, but 20+ fantasy points is nothing to snark at. The massive upside here lies in the 12 targets Gage got in week one. If Julio and Ridley are covered, Gage will feast.
Parris Campbell – Indy Colts WR – Rostered in 29.8% of Leagues
I still believe T.Y. Hilton is the receiver you want in Indy, but Campbell is healthy and ready to take a larger work load this season. I don’t really know how the target shares are going to work out in Indy but 9 targets for Campbell is extremely promising, especially with Marlon Mack out for the year. How do they correlate? Who knows. They do though.
Joshua Kelley – L.A. Chargers RB – Rostered in 11.3% of Leagues
If you listen to Two Beers Deep, you’ll know that this guy was out favorite deep sleep RB for the vulturing aspect of his game. The guy is a hard runner, something that Ekeler and Jackson just don’t bring to the table. I believe brighter days are in the future for Ekeler in the passing game but Kelley deserves to be rostered based off of his 12 carries in week one. All 12 of those carries came in the final 24 minutes of the game. Play the hot hand.
Benny Snell – Pittsburgh Steelers RB – Rostered in 14.6% of Leagues
If you’re from Pittsburgh, the name Benny Snell is already a house hold name. The former Kentucky Wildcat has been leading the charge to give him the rock since last season and a 100+ yard rushing game against the Giants shoots him up the rankings this week, especially with James Conner already nursing an ankle injury. Benny Snell Football is here and the Pittsburgh Steelers are a one running back team. The tides may have shifted on the 412 and Benny Snell Football is here.
Myles Gaskin – Miami Dolphins RB – Rostered in 0.1% of Leagues
I don’t LOVE adding Gaskin to this list but anytime a player gets a shared workload on a team with no true RB1, it’s going to raise some eyebrows. Gaskin lead the Miami backfield in carries, targets and yards, showing that the young back is going to continue to get his chances in this offense. I never liked Jordan Howard either so that factors in here.