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Hopefully you took my advice from last week’s post and grabbed Chris Thompson. He was the fifth highest scoring running back with 25.9 points in PPR leagues. Tarik Cohen also had himself a day against the Bucs. The loss of WR Kevin White lead to Cohen getting 8 receptions again. Mohamed Sanu again had a pretty nice game with 13.5 points against Green Bay. And even old dog Philip Rivers had another 17+ point day for the Chargers.

Below you’ll find your under-owned players who you should either grab for this week — or for the long term. If you’ve got any league-specific questions, hit me up in the comments section!

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Quarterbacks

Carson Wentz, PHI, 45.8% owned: Wentz burning the Redskins for 307 yards and 2 TD’s in his week 1 match-up lead me to recommend another 2nd year QB in Jared Goff against the Redskins in Week 2. Unfortunately I should’ve just recommended Wentz himself! Wentz was the second highest scoring QB of week 2 with 24.8 points on 333 yards and another pair of TDs against the Chiefs. Wentz will get a tougher opponent in week 3 facing the Giants, but you can still expect Wentz to be one of the most added backup QBs going forward as we enter the bye weeks. I don’t think we’ll see 55 yards rushing from Wentz again, but it is an added bonus to know he has a little Vick in him.

Trevor Siemian, DEN, 10.4% owned: Window might be closing HARD on Siemian after his first two weeks. He has back to back 22 point performances. Broncos new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has really figured something out with Siemian. Against Dallas, Siemian might not have had a lot of passing yards (231) but he made the completions when they counted with 4 passing TDs. With CJ Anderson rushing for 199 yards already and two stud WRs in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders on either side of him Siemian (and McCoy’s) job should be very easy.

 

Running Backs

Derrick Henry, TEN, 66.9%: DeMarco Murray suffered a hamstring injury in the Titans week 2 victory over the Jags, but he wasn’t exactly setting the world on fire before then anyway. Enter Derrick Henry who then rushed for 92 yards and a TD in his place. Titans head coach Mike Mularkey is coming out and being politically correct by saying that Murray is still his starter, but if Henry performs well again with Murray possibly missing time — he might have to change his tune. Be warned, however, that the Titans face off against the Seahawks defense next week. But don’t be too warned — Carlos Hyde was week 2’s leading rusher with 124 yards against them.

Chris Carson, SEA, 7.9%: Eddie Lacy will find himself on the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats in about a week or so leaving Carson as the lead back in Seattle. Carson’s main competition, Thomas Rawls had only 5 rushes to Carson’s 20 in week 2. I know CJ Prosise is still there as a pass catching option for Russell Wilson, but he had 0 rushing attempts and only hauled in 3 passes for 22 yards against the 49ers. Seattle’s offensive line is still one of the worst in the league which limits any Seattle running back to a flex status, but grab the hot hand and hope he runs with it.

Javorius Allen, BAL, 7.8%: Well this is awkward. I was recommending Terrance West everywhere last week: in my waiver article, in my start/sit article, on Twitter, on the Fantasy Life app, MySpace, Snapchat — literally anywhere people would listen. West performed pretty well with 12.5 points, but Buck Allen was the RB to own for the Ravens in week 2 with 21.1 points. He led the Raven’s RBs in rushing attempts and targets from Joe Flacco. Next week he’ll face off against the Jacksonville Jaguars who have allowed the 4th most rushing yards so far this season.

 

Wide Receivers

J.J. Nelson, ARI, 15%: With everyone keying in on future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald, Nelson enjoyed his 3rd highest receiving yard total with 120 in week 2. And while he has scored in each of his 2 games so far, he only recorded 43 yards in week 1 and that is the M.O. for Nelson throughout his three year career: inconsistency. After the Cardinals 2016 bye week in week 9 here were Nelson’s receiving yard totals in order: 29, 0, 30, 42, 8, 38, 132, 75. Life is like JJ Nelson’s receiving yard totals, you never know what you’re gonna get.

Allen Hurns/Marqise Lee JAX, 7.6%/30.2%: Hurns was a surprise top 10 scoring WR in week 2. He scored 20.2 fantasy points on 6 catches for 82 yards and a TD. Lee was no slouch himself with 14.6 fantasy points from 7 catches for 76 yards. Bortles and his receivers are going to have a tougher challenge in week 3 against Eric Weddle, Tony Jefferson and the impressive Ravens secondary, but with Allen Robinson out here are your top 2 receivers in Jacksonville.

Jermaine Kearse, NYJ, 5.5%: I recommended Kearse to you in week 1 and took a little heat for it in the comments, but here we are 2 weeks in and Kearse is one of the highest scoring wide receivers in our fantasy game. Kearse is going to get a lot of targets as the Jets trail in the second half which should lead to him getting you a bunch of points in your FLEX spot. The Jets head into a week 3 matchup at home against the Dolphins who allowed 331 yards to Philip Rivers and the Chargers in week 2. Don’t get me wrong, if he were on the Chargers, Josh McCown would only be the backup’s backup, but the potential is there. The Dolphins defensive front is formidable, but their secondary is the weakness on defense.

 

Tight Ends

Benjamin Watson, BAL, 0.5%: Technically in last week’s Waiver Wired article I recommended you add the Baltimore Ravens Tight Ends. I didn’t mention Watson’s name, but you knew what I was getting at, right? Watson blew up for 91 yards on 8 receptions scoring the 6th highest fantasy points among tight ends. This week Watson will get the Jaguars who have allowed 18.2 fantasy points to tight ends in 2017.

Ed Dickson, CAR, 0.1%: Noooo Greg Olsen! Olsen broke his foot and is expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks. I have to be careful how I word this next sentence: this is where Dickson comes in. Damn. I blew it. AH! AGAIN! Dickson hasn’t been fantasy relevant since 2011…kinda. Now, he’ll find himself in a starting role and a great matchup against the Saints defense. The Saints defense has allowed the second-most points to tight ends so far in 2017. If you need a one week fill in wrap your hands around Dickson…damn it.

 

Defense & Special Teams

Green Bay Packers, 9.4%: In week 1 against a weak offensive line, the Packers only allowed 9 points to the Seahawks. Week 2…the Falcons happened. In week 3 the Packers will face an equally crappy Bengals offensive line who should have a new coach after the game. The Bengals have only scored 9 points so far and are currently 24th in total yards of offense.

 

Kickers

Ryan Succop, TEN, 2.4%: Succop has been in the top-10 in fantasy points amongst kickers in both weeks now. He went 3/4 in FGs week 1 with a 50+ FG and 1/1 in PATs and in week 2 he went 3/3 in FGs and 4/4 in PATs. He’s currently in the top-5 in kicker scoring despite being owned in less than 5% leagues. I think the Titans defense will be stalled by the Seahawks defense in the red zone which could lead to another 10+ point performance from Succop. Sick of your kicker? Of course you are, grab Succop.

 

 

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  1. Nick says:
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    Hey bud – I posted a couple questions for Jay on another post but I’d like to hear your opinions as well;

    I think I need a backup TE as Graham might not play next week. On my bench I have Garcon, K Williams, Amendola, M Jones, R Kelley & DJ

    1) in what order should I drop those guys to fill out a more useful bench? I have A Cooper/Watkins/Kupp sitting at WR while Lynch & Abdullah fill up RB & J Allen is flexing. This is not a deep league, 10-teamer

    2) for TE, rank these guys to pickup based on most likely using next week to fill in for Graham & potentially future weeks if necessary; Witten, Ebron, Fleener

    3) Would you let go of Garcon or Amendola for J Nelson, Higgins, Kearse or Hurns/M Lee?

    4) at RB I do not think there is much out there in D Foreman, Mack or Bernard over my bench, correct?

    5) Lastly, for D next week, stick with Baltimore in Jax or go with Pitt @ Chi or LAR @ SF?

    • Me says:
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      @Nick: just give him your log-in information…

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Nick:
      1.) First drop for me would be K Williams
      2.) I like Witten for this week
      3.) i’d stick with Amendola. When healthy he’s going to get looks from brady.
      4.) Nah you’re good at RB.
      5.) Ravens.

  2. Stephen Davies says:
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    Hooper or Watson to replace Olsen?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Stephen Davies: I actually meant to say Hooper — but was reading watson’s name as i wrote this…so HOOPER!
      GO HOOPER!

  3. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Is Marlon Mack droppable in a 12 tm standard (I’m a lucky Gore owner…who became my RB2 when DAvid Johnson went down…)

    Does Turbin hold any value?

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: I still like Mack. Gore has lost a step or two and I think he eventually cedes more snaps to Mack as the season progresses. Turbin value: not without an injury.

  4. Joel

    Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Start kearse over mccaffery this week or is that too bold?

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Papa Jean Segura: Yea that’s too bold. Roll with McCaff

  5. Jedimasters says:
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    Is Eifert droppable for any of these TEs in my 12 team standard league?

    ASJ
    B. Watson
    C. Brate
    A. Gates
    J. Thomas
    C. Clay
    Z. Miller

    Yeah it’s barren. And I’d hate to hold two TEs. But Eifert is made of glass.

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Jedimasters: Yea man every tight end got hurt this week and Eifert is hurt all over.
      I’m not a proponent of ever holding two TEs (except in a bye) I’d stick with Eifert for now if those are your only options.
      Clay is the next man up for me.

  6. KMo says:
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    Any thoughts on Samaje Perine and the Redskins RB situation?

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @KMo:
      Kelley’s rib cartilage injury sounds nasty. Perine is definitely going to steal some snaps from Thompson but I like Thompson a lot more and think he’ll be the TD threat especially as the pass catcher. Depending on who you’d drop you could speculate on Perine now however.

  7. Clos says:
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    Are you dropping crowder, Sammy Watkins or Abdullah for semien? Also are you dropping fleener for ebron? 12 man ppr. The rest of my team is pretty strong. If so which move are you making first I have the second waiver. Thanks

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Clos: I’m not willing to drop any of those guys for Siemia just yet.

      I like Ebron better in week 3. Grab him if you can.

  8. Papa johns pizza says:
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    Greetings & happy Tuesday man! It’s the eve of waiver wire Wednesday!!

    .5 PPR league thoughts on what you would recommend doing :

    My team QB Winston

    RBs: Gordon, hunt, mcaffery, Abdullah, Chris Carson, Chris Johnson, chark west

    My WRs: Keenan, alshon, martavis Bryant, hogan, snead, Parker, Marshall

    My TE Jared cook

    D/st: Ravens d who face the jags this week & I think that game is in London

    Kicker raiders kicker

    Thinking of cutting bait with cook unless you recommend holding due to his match up this week at skins

    Available TEs:
    – hunter Henry (vs Chiefs)
    – gates (vs Chiefs)
    – Fleener (@ Carolina)
    – ed Dickson (vs saints)
    – sefarian jenkins (vs fins)
    – zach Miller (vs Steelers)

    * next is QB, hold with Winston this week ? Vikings d in Minnesota is always tough . Or since that d is tough he may have to throw more
    I have no issue cutting Winston

    Available QBs
    – Wentz (home vs Giants & NY will get CB Jenkins back)

    – cutler (at jets)

    – simian (at Buffalo)

    – or lastly Dalton at GB


    D hold with Ravens D or drop for either one of these ?
    – Dolphins D (@ jets)

    – Bucs D (@ Minnesota)

    – chiefs D (@ chargers)

    – Eagles D (home hosting Giants )

    Trade Q:

    Would you advise me to deal either Parker , Alshon , martavis Bryant or 2 out of those 3? If yes based on my roster who should I look to receive in return?

    Here are some WRs I’d like to acquire: Baldwin,Larry Fitzgerald, Crabtree, cooks, Hilton, Pryor, Kelvin Benjamin or crowder.

    Some RBs I’d like to acquire : Crowell, Montgomery, or Martin.

    Trade 1
    — the Fitzgerald/Martin are the same owner & he is desperate for RBs he’s 0-2 & he’s been starting Lacy at RB2, his other RBs are bell, Martin, woodhead, forte, Perkins, Bernard.
    – his WRs are demaryius, nuk Hopkins, Fitzgerald, crowder, Landry, doctson.
    – his TEs are witten & brate.

    — Abdullah + martavis Bryant or Parker for his Witten +Fitzgerald? I’m not sure I’d wanna deal with him he may need too much. But thoughts on flipping my Abdullah for his martin?

    —-
    Trade 2 involving Brandin cooks. This may be tricky Cooks is this owners WR1 & his best WR. But would you flip either martavis Bryant or Parker + Chris Carson for Cooks?
    – Cooks owners team:
    His RBs: Stewart, Ingram, buck Allen, sims , vereen
    His WRs: cooks, Cobb, theilen, amendola, Jordan Matthews, decker & JJ Nelson.
    – he has 3 TEs; Watson, Rudolph, Clay


    Trade scenario 3:
    The Montgomery/Baldwin owner:
    His RBs : Ajayi, fournette, Montgomery, Terrence west, sproles, Rawls.
    His WRs: Evans , Baldwin, Tate, mike Wallace, rishard matthews.


    Trade scenario 4:
    I’d like to target either his Kirk cousins as a buy low or Crabtree or Diggs.
    – his main QB who he’ll never bench is brady
    His RBs McCoy, gillislee, powelll, Chris Thompson
    His WRs: Cooper, Crabtree, Diggs, zay jones.

    -lastly, on this team the guy is 0-2 I’d like to target either his Pryor or Kelvin Benjamin
    His RBs: Demarco, James white, Dion Lewis, mixon, lat Murray, Kamara, Jeremy hill.
    His WRs: OBJ, sanders, Pryor, Kelvin Benjamin.

    ——

    I also don’t mind standing pat just didn’t know if there’s a type of deal I should explore, what about also moving my mcaffery?

    Thanks sorry lol there’s a lot here

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Papa johns pizza: Here we go:
      1.) Hold onto Cook for this week. Tell him that this is his audition day.
      2.) I might be so bold as to recommend Cutler against the Jets. Cutler is a big gun slinger and he’s got two of the best deep threats in DParker and JLandry. Could be some LONG bombs against the Jets.
      3.) Dolphins D against Jets again.
      Trade 1: I don’t like that trade for you.
      Trade 2: Don’t like that one either.
      Trade 3: I don’t know what the trade offer is.
      Trade 4: Don’t go for Cousins. Offer Abdullah and Bryant for Diggs.
      Trade 5: Offer Carson + Snead for Pryor as a buy low. He needs the RB help.

  9. NickfromtheRoc says:
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    Great write up…. especially for someone like myself who doesn’t have the chance to watch nearly the amount of football as I’d like (ie – none).

    How high would you go for Siemien in an FAAB? I’ve got $118 (of a $100 budget)….

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Papa johns pizza: @NickfromtheRoc: Not too much — maybe 15-20. It’s still early. Who is your current QB? Has he been a complete disaster?

  10. the imp says:
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    2RB start no flex PPR.
    Have McCoy and Buck Allen and looking to shore up my bench.
    How would you rank Sproles/Thompson/BilalPowell/Kamara for stash worthiness?

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @the imp: Thompson, Sproles, Powell, Kamara. I really like Kamara long term but Ingram/Peterson make it complicated.

  11. the imp says:
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    One more if you are willing.

    I hoped to stream until Luck returns, but getting worried and looking for another ROS upgrade on Palmer since his weekly rankings aren’t that great even with good matchups.

    Do you like Siemian or Wentz more as an ROS option in a 6 pt per TD league?

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @the imp: Wentz. I’m impressed by Siemian so far, but I need to see a bit more. Wentz has an elite o-line protecting him.
      In my first article of this season I predicted Palmer would be an underrated fantasy performer because he had easy matchups in his first 4 weeks — but he’s been a chump so far.

  12. Fizz says:
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    Can you rank the below players to add in waiver?

    Wentz
    Engram
    Witten
    Hurns

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Fizz: Depends on your need really but I guess I would say:
      Witten
      Wentz
      Engram
      Hurns

  13. Max says:
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    Thanks for a great write up. I have to get serious with my seriously smart and merciless buds in a 12 team dynasty. Soo… your thoughts on Tanner Gentry. Because if he has any legitimate upside my vulture competitors will stash way too early! Players I could drop are maybe Kerwynn williams, Kamara or Marlon Mack. I have Howard, Henry, and Abdullah as well. WRs are Cobb, Michael Thomas, Cooper, Corey Davis. TE Eifert, OJ Howard. QB Winsto and Kizer. Thanks

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Max: Send Gentry out on a boat and forget about him for a few seasons. He was just waived by the Bears.

  14. William Hung says:
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    I need a deep league column cause all these guys mentioned are taken

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @William Hung: Sorry brother! But based on your feedback I’ll add some low, low ownership guys next week. Who are some of the names on your waivers just so I can get a baseline of how deep we’re talking?

      • Benintendo64 says:
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        @Kerry Klug: can’t speak for Hung but in my league the top available are Kendall Wright, jalen Richard, Andre Ellington, and guys like that

        • When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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          @Benintendo64: this isn’t a deep league compared to what hung is hanging with. ellington was gone last week in those with DJ’s injury. richard would likely already be in 14’s and up just from OAK’s usage of lynch and his age, wright probably drafted or grabbed after k.white’s injury in 16’s for sure, maybe shallower.

  15. Mr. Blast says:
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    Is it time to drop Zay Jones in a 12 team, 18 roster spot deep PPR league ?

    For the likes of either – Hurns, JJ Nelson, Higgins, or even Chris Thompson ?

    They’re all available.. I’m 8th on waivers this week. Thanks

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Mr. Blast: Man I had high hopes for Zay after his 158 receptions in his senior year of college. Even named a fantasy team after him: “Zay It Ain’t Suh!”
      But the Bills look like they’re going to run, run, run until Daddy takes the T-Bird away.
      I’d take the chance on JJ Nelson if this is the year he finally finds some consistency.

    • When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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      @Mr. Blast: top 10 WR rookies often take till 3rd or even 4th year (see m.lee), in non-dynasties and even shallower dynasties guys like that don’t need to be owned at all.

  16. Mark says:
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    RB question: I started J.Howard and M.Gillislee last week. I have C.McCaffrey, A.Abdullah, and (new) J.Allen on the bench. Which RBs should I start in a standard league? My WR lineup is strong with M.Evans, E.Sanders, and Crabtree so I’m not worried about those

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Mark: I’d roll with McCaff and Gill this week. Howard’s injury and Tarik Cohen’s effectiveness as a pass-catcher make me nervous to start him.

  17. Wide Right says:
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    Drop Corey Davis for Crowder or Higgins?? Or hold thru his injury?
    Drop Hill for Darkwa or Foreman?? Or hold Hill for now to see how it shakes out in Cincy?

    • When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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      @Wide Right: drop corey for either, in a shallower league grab crowder first (meaning higgins might be out there later). darkwa over hill.

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Wide Right: Crowder, Higgins, Davis is how I rank ’em.

      Darkway Foreman Hill just because somebody has to run the ball for Big Blue.

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