If your Week 2 was anything like what fans of Baltimore, Cleveland, and Las Vegas experienced, then you’re waking up on Tuesday in the depths of despair. Fortunately, the season is young and there’s plenty of time to right the ship once the page is turned. Unfortunately, the waiver wire isn’t all that enticing this week, and there’s an armadillo turning my backyard into the next Holes remake. However, if you’re a relentless quarterback streamer or in a two-QB league, there are some intriguing options for you this week — not to mention some serious finds at the wide receiver position should your league mates not have gobbled them up yet. If you’re in a waiver order-based league and not in dire need, this is a week to stand as firm as Snoop Dogg’s buttcheeks in the TSA line. In deeper formats and leagues utilizing FAAB, proceed with caution. I wouldn’t use more than 15-20% on even the top names listed, although you could validate up to 25-30% if you’re so desperate your season-long competitiveness calls for it. Hopefully, you’re not in that position this early. Onward we go!

First, some quick notes from around the league:

  • Trey Lance will miss the remainder of the season due to a right fibula fracture. Jimmy Garoppolo steps in as the starting QB in San Francisco.
  • James Conner suffered an ankle injury, but it is not believed to be severe, and he may not miss time. Should he miss time, Darrel Williams would see increased work as well as Eno Benjamin.
  • Keenan Allen left the game early with a hamstring injury on Thursday. With the extra rest, he should be good to go, but WR Joshua Palmer would receive a boost if not.
  • Mike Evans was ejected on Sunday for his role in the Buccaneers-Saints on-field altercation. Given that an appeal is likely coming and Tampa Bay is already short on receivers, I’m not recommending anyone involved in this situation this week.
  • Jerry Jeudy exited early due to a chest injury. Jeudy is expected to be back soon, but his Week 3 status is worth monitoring.
  • Dalton Schultz is dealing with a PCL issue in his right knee. He is not believed to be in jeopardy of missing time at this juncture and could play through it all season, but Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot would receive increased roles if Schultz is held out at any point. According to Mike McCarthy, the Cowboys are going to “see how he is” and are “going to give him every chance to go this week.”
  • Tyrion Davis-Price will miss “a few weeks” with the dreaded high-ankle sprain. With Elijah Mitchell already out, Jeff Wilson Jr. will handle the majority of carries while Jordan Mason should see an increased role.

Quarterback

1. Jimmy Garoppolo (5% rostered) – Jimmy G instantly jumps into the mid-range QB2 category and is a strong weekly streaming option with the season-ending injury to Trey Lance. Garoppolo performed very well against the Seahawks upon being thrust into the fire, completing 13 of 21 passes for 154 yards and one touchdown while also rushing for five yards and one score on the ground. Although he faces some tough matchups the next two weeks, Weeks 5-7 are enticing and his schedule in Weeks 13-18 will make him a relevant playoff streamer for teams in need.

2. Jared Goff (22% rostered) – The Lions’ offense is primed for a 2022 renaissance, although a big part of that could be thanks to a highly-suspect Detroit defense that’s forcing the team to stockpile points. With Goff under center, the Lions have put up 35 and 36 points across Weeks 1 and 2, doing so against Philadelphia and Washington. Goff has thrown for 471 yards and six touchdowns against just one interception in that time, which, coupled with his upcoming schedule, makes him a high-to-middle end QB2 and legitimate streaming option in one QB leagues. Like Garoppolo, his fantasy playoff schedule is sexy, and you can count the number of difficult matchups on his ROS slate on one hand.

Other Names to Consider: QB Jameis Winston (49%)

Running Back

1. Raheem Mostert (43% rostered) – After five carries and one target in Week 1, Mostert leapfrogged Chase Edmonds in the Miami pecking order with 11 rushes for 51 yards. He also caught all three of his targets for 28 and finished inside RB2 range. Mostert isn’t actually available in any of the leagues I’m in and who to deploy in the Miami backfield is going to be game script dependent on a week-to-week basis, so I’m not necessarily chomping at the bit here — but Mostert should be rostered in all leagues, not just half of them.

2. Brian Robinson Jr. (48% rostered) – Robinson Jr. is back doing agility drills at practice as of last week and it appears he could be activated as early as Week 5 when he’s first eligible. If you play in a league without an IR in which Robinson Jr. was dropped, this week might be your best chance to add him. While Antonio Gibson has churned out back-to-back weeks of double-digit half-PPR points, Robinson Jr. could be the lead back in Washington by midseason at little-to-no cost.

Other Names to Consider: RB Khalil Herbert (48%), RB Kenneth Gainwell (46%), RB Rachaad White (35%), RB Jordan Mason (5%), RB Darrel Williams (4%)

Wide Receiver

If he’s still available in your league, Jahan Dotson is the top add at WR for me. I avoided going over him at length since Mitch Staniger mentioned him in last week’s waivers column.

1. Garrett Wilson (22% rostered) – As an analyst with a policy against owning any New York Jets for the foreseeable future, it means something when I say that Wilson is the add of the week. He has 22 targets, 12 receptions, 154 yards, and two touchdowns through the first two weeks and is coming off an 8-102-2 performance in Cleveland. Wilson saw a 31.8% target share and 84.0% route participation in Week 2. QB play in New York could make him a frustrating own throughout the season, but the talent reminds us that these numbers are very well legitimate.

2. Jakobi Meyers (35% rostered) – Meyers caught nine of 13 targets for 95 yards at Pittsburgh in Week 2. Through the first two weeks, Meyer’s team-leading 19 targets equate to a 29.2% target share. Meanwhile, he’s owned in roughly one-third of Yahoo leagues and two-thirds of ESPN leagues. The Patriots’ schedule should offset any inconsistencies/unpredictability in the New England offense, making Meyers a weekly streamer at the Flex position.

3. Greg Dortch (6% rostered) – Yes, I thought he was a made-up player when I first saw him on the field this year — but Dortch’s involvement in the Arizona offense is no joke. With Rondale Moore out “for a few more weeks” according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Dortch is solidified as the Cardinals’ No. 2 receiver through Week 6 (assuming Moore is out that long) until DeAndre Hopkins returns to the active roster. Dortch caught seven of nine targets in Week 1 and connected with Kyler Murray on all four pass attempts in Week 2, translating to 118 total yards and one touchdown. Treylon Burks and Jahan Dotson are better season-long plays, but Dortch should have weekly Flex value for at least the next four weeks.

Other Names to Consider: WR Treylon Burks (43%), WR Jahan Dotson (43%), WR Russell Gage (41%), WR Joshua Palmer (27%), WR Kyle Philips (5%), WR Noah Brown (2%), WR Mack Hollins (<1%)

Tight End

1. Logan Thomas (14% rostered) – I was torn here on who to highlight between Thomas, Hayden Hurst, and Tyler Conklin. All should be added this week by TE-needy teams. Conklin has seen 16 targets through the first two weeks, but there’s only so much Joe Flacco and (eventually) Zach Wilson to go around in New York. Hurst is on the most-attractive offense and has garnered 15 targets to this point, but has the most competition for touches and his current target share seems unsustainable. Thomas has been fantasy relevant in the not-so-distant past, has an attractive upcoming schedule, and still has 11 targets (not to mention a tuddy in Week 2) to his credit. By my estimation, he has the highest likelihood of being a season-long solution, depending on how much you’re hurting at the position.

Other Names to Consider: TE Hayden Hurst (16%), TE Tyler Conklin (3%)

That’s all for this week, Razzball fam! As always, I’m happy to take this conversation into the comments section or on Twitter, where you can find me @WorldOfHobbs.

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LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
2 months ago

thanks for the write up !

i’m in a cbs std points league would you drop anyone to pick up Garrett Wilson WR | NYJ……..Goff is avail for QB but i think Cousins bounces back against Detriots defense?

thanks

Kirk Cousins
Christian McCaffrey D’Andre Swift Cordarrelle Patterson(R) Cam Akers(R) Clyde Edwards-Helaire(R)
Davante Adams Terry McLaurin Elijah Moore Michael Gallup(R)
Dalton Schultz
Jake Elliott
Steelers
Broncos(R)

citizen5
citizen5
2 months ago

I have the #2 waiver slot tonight.
Who would be your 1 and 2 priorities. I’d need to drop a player as well.
I appreciate your suggestions below.
10 team 2QB, 2RB, 2WR, 2FLEX, 1 TE
Starters: Mahomes, Murray, Gibson, Jones, Hollywood B, M Williams, Dionte J, M Sanders, Andrews
Bench: Trubisky, Gainwell, Walker III, Dotson, Breece H, London, Jakobi M

Available FA:
QB Flacco
QB Garoppolo
RB Williams
RB Ingram
RB Mostert
RB Robinson Jr.
WR G Wilson
WR C Samuel
WR Shepard
WR Dortch

Add/Drop any above or stand pat?
Thanks in advance.

citizen5
citizen5
2 months ago
Reply to  citizen5

disregard Robinson Jr, he’s rostered and unavailable.

AnotherDan
AnotherDan
2 months ago

Thanks for the article. Plenty to think about.

10 team std scoring league

QB – Kyler
RB – Henry, Najee Harris
WR – Waddle, AJ Brown
TE – Pitts
Flex – Henderson

BN – Sanders, Bateman, Pierce, Metcalfe, Davis-Price

WW adds (I have last waiver priority) could be :- Mostert, Dotson, Kirk, Agholor, Meyers

Davis-Price is about to leave my roster. Any of those better bets than Metcalfe? Or do I hold DK? Same for Pierce?

I don’t think I am TE needy yet but I am concerned about Pitts. Can you reassure me?

Thanks,

Another Dan

Jvanslke
Jvanslke
2 months ago

Lost lance in a 2qb league –
Best option moving frwrd:
Willis
Flacco
Brisett
Rush

Thanks!!!!

Eric Y.
Eric Y.
2 months ago

Hey Hobbs!

12 team 0.5 PPR league, 2 WR and 2 Flex positions. How much would you personally bid for Lockett? My core team is pretty solid with Kupp and Jefferson leading my WR core but I’m currently flexing chark and landry last week haha

Thanks!

Eric Y.
Eric Y.
2 months ago
Reply to  Hobbs

Haha neither were available. I actually ended up bidding $21 but lost to a $28 bid. BUT Hunter Renfrow was dropped, I was thinking he’s worth about $25… what do you think?

12 team 0.5 PPR league
QB: Hurts
RB1: JT
RB2: A.Gibson
WR1: Kupp
WR2: JJ
TE: Everett
Flex: D. Williams (AZ)
Flex: Dorch (love that last name)
Bench: K. Herbert, D. Hopkins, E. Benjamin, J. Landry, M. Gallup. D. Knox
IR: B. Robinson

I would honestly be thinking of dropping E. Benjamin for him. My bench is pretty bare until Hopkins comes back haha, you can tell that I spent most of the auction money on JT/Kupp/JJ.

Thanks!

Steelers OLine
Steelers OLine
2 months ago

Hey Hobbs! Great stuff .. 14 team half ppr… 1-1… my loss scored enough to beat 8 outta the other 13..

Was just offered Kyler, Knox, Robbie Anderson (whom I don’t really need) for My Kelce & Cousins .. watcha think ? Thank you in advance…

Water Boy
Water Boy
2 months ago

Hey man!
Full ppr, 10 team.

Deciding what to do for the waiver rush

This year it seems like the waivers will suck, who knows only 2 weeks have played: last year these notable players were gems off the wire , James Conner, cordarrle Patterson, mark Ingram in spots, Justin Jackson for the fantasy playoffs when ekeler had COVID, Penny . This year I don’t see it

Here’s the available RBs: Darrel Williams, eno Benjamin, jerick McKinnon, Boston Scott, Matt brieda. Jordan mason, Marlon Mack , Pacheco . Yeah not good. Ty Montgomery is there too I think he’ll be solid down the stretch he did get a TD week 1

Available WRs are better
Hardman, Sterling shepherd, zay Jones, Marvin Jones, Perriman , Nelson Agholor, rondale Moore

Available TEs
Logan Thomas, Evan engram, Conklin , hurst , Isaiah likely

My team

QB Russell Wilson

RB1 Dalvin cook
RB2 zeke Elliot, I’m done with him

WR1 Justin Jefferson
WR2 davante adams
WR3 Sutton

TE Albert O

Flex it’ll change weekly , week 2 was Derel Henderson

D rams

K d Carlson

Bench Gabe Davis, Dameon Pierce, mattison, pollard , chase Edmonds, Mostert, George Pickens, Treylon burks, broncos D

Gallup on IR

1.) I want Tua I’ll drop one D, I’ll play match ups with Wilson

2.) the RBs on the wire suck so I’ll avoid plus I’m at the roster limit for RBs

3.) looking to drop burks for Agholor, shepherd or zay or Marvin Jones m

4.) looking to drop Pickens too

Do I trade or hold both zeke + pollard? I want CEH or Javonte Williams or miles sanders

Thanks man!

The Harrow
The Harrow
2 months ago

sticking with conklin where you already have kelce over i.smith or i.likely? had added conklin last week over hooper for this spot.

big league choo
big league choo
2 months ago

Drop which one of Pickens, Skyy Moore, Doubs, Wandale for Treylon Burks non ppr

Draft Dodgers
Draft Dodgers
2 months ago

As the defending champ of our friends league, my 0-2 start (least amount of points scored too!) is causing lots of incoming barbs. Here is the squad and the WW. I have the #3 position on claims and won’t use that for this group but hopefully a swap or two can help this week.

Brady
Najee, Saquon
Cooks, Gage
Dillion or Zeke
Pitts
IR. Godwin
Bench: Gainwell, Herbert, Zay, Palmer
WW: Shepard, Dorch, Hamler, Rondale, Brown, Warren

1. I have an open pick. Who would you add for free?
2. Dillon or Zeke this week?
3. Any other adds/drops?

Draft Dodgers
Draft Dodgers
2 months ago
Reply to  Hobbs

I could have grabbed Samuels last week but did not quite believe. Regrets. Godwin needs to get back soon

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
2 months ago

Would you start Brady or Tua this week?

Lindorphins
Lindorphins
2 months ago

My top three RBs are Mixon, Swift and Hunt. How would you rank these bench options in a 0.5 PPR league? Rashaad White, Ken(ny) Walker, Brian Robinson. We limit our RB rostership to five players so I have to choose two. Thanks for any thoughts!

Mike
Mike
2 months ago

Raheem Mostert or Brian Robinson. I have the former and the latter has been dropped.

Thanks!

Mike.