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Trashman’s Fantasy Fallout Heading Into Week 2

Trashman’s Fantasy Fallout

Welcome back RW Nation to the inaugural Fantasy Fallout of the 2017 NFL Season! I’ll dispense with the small talk and get right to business, there’s too much to cover this week….

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Chiefs vs Patriots

 

  • Kareem Hunt is everything we thought he was, maybe more. Fortunately, most of RW nation owns him. He’ll probably never have another game quite like week 1 this season, but he’s still no one you want to sell high on.
  • The same can be said for Alex Smith, at least the never having another game like this in 2017 part. Multiple games from him with 2 TDs over 75 yards is like lightning striking the same person twice. He’ll be solid, but his value will never be higher this season. Time to sell if you have him.
  • As I asserted going into week 1, James White is the back to own aside from Mike Gillislee in NE. He led the RBs(53) in snaps, and it wasn’t close(Gill was closest and he had 23 fewer snaps).
  • As usual, Amendola is injured. He has a history of concussions, so don’t be surprised if his absence lingers. Former Colt Phillip Dorsett makes for an interesting add in deep formats in Amendola’s stead.

 

Cardinals vs Lions

 

  • It just wouldn’t be fantasy if the top pick in virtually every draft didn’t get injured the first game of the season. Johnson is out for 2-3 months, and will be replaced by a committee of Kerwyn Williams, Andre Ellington, and Chris Johnson. AZ kept Kerwyn over Chris this preseason, so don’t get too excited about the old man’s prospects just yet.
  • John Brown was 2nd on the Cards in targets(9) behind Fitz and looked no worse for the wear. AZ will have to lean on their passing game even more with no DJ, so make sure Brown isn’t is on your squad come waivers. Make sure you get the right Brown though…
  • Don’t let Marvin Jones‘ fantasy output fool you. He had only 2 targets on the day, making him 7th on the team in week 1. Golladay makes for a much more exciting play, and he’s going to be a magnet for end-zone targets all year.

 

Eagles vs Redskins

 

    • Oft maligned during the preseason, Blount led the Philly backfield in carries by a wide margin with 14.
    • Sproles led the RBs in snaps with 49, but with so many valid options at receiver in Philly these days, his productivity may be inconsistent.
    • How ’bout it for Agholor? RW had all but given up on the former favorite, but I guess the preseason murmerings were true. He’s bought into the system and himself, and his strong start is going to give him momentum going into week 2. He just looks hungrier than the other WRs.
    • As usual, Torrey Smith let his owners down. He’s too TD dependent to be used with any regularity.

 

Falcons vs Bears

 

  • I stand by my claim that Austin Hooper will lead the Falcons pass catchers in TD receptions on the season. Julio only topped 8 TDs in a season once in his career, and that was in 2012.
  • Mohamed Sanu led ATL in targets with 9. He makes for a low upside streaming option in plus matchups.
  • If you read my preseason piece on my trip to Bears camp, you’d know that Tarik Cohen is a fantasy explosion waiting to happen. He’s top on my list of RB adds this week.
  • I don’t love any of the WR options in Chicago, but Kendall Wright is the closest thing to a no.1 WR they have now that White is on IR. Cohen is actually their best bet for catches.

 

Jaguars vs Texans

 

  • The Jags found a remedy for Bortles’ woes and that’s to hand the ball off to Fournette, especially now that Robinson is gone. Leo is going to rival Hunt for the rookie rushing title.
  • Allen Robinson is gone for the season, making Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns relevant again. Hurns makes for a high upside pickup against TN this week.
  • Tom Savage was anything but on Sunday. I expect the Texans to move forward with Deshaun Watson if his ankle holds up through practices.
  • Lamar Miller makes for a sneaky trade target now that Watson is probably the guy, as they’ll lean heavily on the run. D’Onta Foreman has a ways to go to become relevant.

 

Jets vs Bills

 

  • Forte out snapped Powell 60% to 52% against the Bills. It’s not an indictment on Powell so much as an endorsement for Forte. If McCown is the best the Jets can do at QB, expect both of these backs to stay busy.
  • Jermaine Kearse led all Jets in receptions on Sunday(7). He’s going to have a solid floor most weeks in PPR formats.
  • A perennial leader in rushing attempts, the Bills go to the ground often enough to bring Mike Tolbert into fantasy consideration. His ability to catch passes and be useful on the goal line as a human bowling ball makes him an intriguing flex play in deep leagues.
  • Zay Jones is a Ferrari being driven by your grandmother in the Bills offense. Nonetheless, he’s a hold.
  • TE Charles Clay led the Bills in targets with 9. He’s a solid start for the time being.

 

Raiders vs Titans

 

  • Beast Mode looked like his old self on Sunday with a respectable 4.2 yard avg. on the ground. He’s a high upside RB2.
  • Seth Roberts was on the field 83% of the time, ahead of Crabtree by 10%. Hopefully his targets trend upward.
  • WR Corey Davis came out gangbusters on Sunday, notching 6 receptions on 10 targets(the most on the team). His connection with Mariota is palpable, and he needs to be owned in all formats.
  • Henry already looks more explosive than Murray in the Titans backfield. Make sure he isn’t unowned in your league come waivers.

 

Ravens vs Bengals

 

  • Woodhead is going to be down for awhile with a hamstring injury – he’s had them before. Buck Allen is right behind Tarik Cohen for top RB pickups this week for me, as he actually out snapped Terrance West 50% to 41%.
  • Gameflow dictated the Ravens anemic passing attack on Sunday, as they got out to a lead and played ball control for most of the game. The Ravens usually lead the league in passing attempts.
  • Dalton looked like a rookie against the Ravens, and things probably won’t get much better against the Texans this week. You need to make other plans this week if he’s your current QB.
  • Gio Bernard was Cincy’s most effective back on Sunday, and while much of that was due to the hole they were in early on, it just goes to show that in its current state, anything can happen in the Bengals’ backfield on a week to week basis.

 

Steelers vs Browns

 

  • I pray that someone in one of my leagues sours on Bell after this game. It was his lowest yardage total in his career and an anomaly to say the least. Doesn’t hurt to put feelers out for him in smaller leagues.
  • The same can be said for Bryant, as far as making trade offers for him. Some of his owners are already skittish according to some of the questions I’ve fielded since his debut. He’s other planetary talent wise, and he’s going to show up more often than not.
  • Jesse James makes for a nice pickup, but don’t get it twisted, he’s not going to out target Bryant and Bell on a regular basis.
  • We saw it in the preseason, and it manifested in the first game. Kizer loves Coleman, and he’s a WR3 with WR1 upside in plus matchups.
  • I wasn’t high on Crowell coming into the season and games likes this show why I’m not excited about him. He’s not very explosive, and he’s dependent on volume to make his nut. That being said, he’ll get much volume while Kizer develops.

 

Colts vs Rams

 

  • The Colts coaching staff is mulling over whether Jacoby Brissett should start over Scott Tolzien in week 2 after joining the team two weeks ago. Every other human being who saw the train wreck that was the Colts offense under Tolzien is pretty sure of it. Oh yeah, Luck is out for week 2.
  • If you’ve got depth at WR, now might be a good time to throw our offers for T.Y. Hilton. He’s going to be a WR 1 when Luck gets back, and his current owners may already be panicking after week 1.  
  • Marlon Mack looks great, and more importantly got goal line carries. He’s not on par with Allen, Cohen, or Williams right now, but he needs a long look in deeper leagues.
  • It’s hard to tell if it was the Rams’ offense or the Colts’ lack of defense, but things were firing in Los Angeles on Sunday for Goff and co. Goff completed 21of 29 passes and was able to spread the ball around.
  • All Rams WRs had decent games, but Goff really likes Cooper Kupp, especially in the endzone. He needs to be owned in all formats, and he probably is already if you’re a pro-member of RW.
  • Gurley had a good game, but his avg. of 2.1 yards per carry is a little disconcerting.

 

Panthers vs 49ers

 

  • Christian McCaffrey had a serviceable game in which he was on the field 70% of the time to Stewart’s 43%. The Panthers say they’re going to limit his snaps, but his high usage right at the outset of the season is very promising for his fantasy future.
  • The addition of McCaffrey might actually be a boon to Stewart who gets to stay fresh and potent as the goal line back. He is actually still available in quite a few leagues. Make sure he doesn’t stay that way. He’s going to provide a lot of value as long as he’s healthy.
  • I wouldn’t get too excited about Russell Shepard and his TD. He was on the field less than any other WR by at least 30%.
  • The 49ers look like hot garbage. They’ll be behind a lot it seems, so that’s good news for target hog Pierre Garcon. He’ll put up Edelman like numbers in ppr from the looks of things. Goodwin makes for a longshot flex play in deep leagues.

 

Seattle vs Green Bay

 

  • Seattle’s terrible O-line was exposed against the Packers, whose LBs were also able to contain Jimmy Graham. Wilson is going to have to become less dependent on him.
  • Paul Richardson is the clear no.2 in Seattle and actually led their WRs in targets. He’s more dynamic than Baldwin.
  • There isn’t a lead back in Seattle yet, but Chris Carson is their best bet. He needs to be owned in 12+ team leagues.
  • Randall Cobb bounced back in a big way to start the season with 13 targets, but it’s difficult to say whether it was a strategic maneuver or part of his regular script this year because Seattle’s outside corners are so good. He’s still the 3rd WR in GB I want to own.
  • Jamaal WIlliams is not a threat to Ty Montgomery yet. He can be dropped in redraft leagues.

 

Giants vs Dallas

 

  • Wow, if this is what the new look Giants offense is going to be like, I want no part of it. We’ll get a better idea of its operation when ODB returns, but things aren’t promising. It might just be another case of the Giants not showing up until halfway through the season.
  • Should ODB miss more time, it’s sad and safe to say that Shane Vereen is their leading receiver.
  • Paul Perkins was not sharp in his first start this season. It seems like Darkwa is a more effective short yardage runner and Vereen is a better pass catcher. I’m giving him another game or two to shape up before taking him out of lineups.
  • Dez Bryant struggles against elite corners, and that’s bad news considering his schedule is full of them. He’s going to have to depend on volume for much of the season.
  • Terrance Williams, as much as I don’t think about him, could offer some use during this juggernaut of imposing secondaries Bryant is going to have to face. Dak isn’t afraid to trust him when Dez is shadowed.

 

Vikings vs Saints

 

  • Bradford made short work of the Saints secondary on Monday night, but he faces a much tougher test in the Steelers this week. If can succeed in that matchup, you might be able to start him for the foreseeable future.
  • Diggs is a WR1, and it makes me happy. Kudos to those who waited for him in drafts.
  • Adam Thielen picked up right where he left off in 2016 with a monster of a game against the Saints. Even more kudos to those who waited on him. Think of him as Crabtree to Diggs’ Cooper.
  • Dalvin Cook is the dude. Already. Murray got 2 carries to Cook’s 22. We at RW knew it wasn’t going to be a contest going in though.
  • The NO backfield just got more muddled. Just when you thought you were going to have to choose between Peterson and Ingram every week, Kamara throws his hat in. What’s so promising about Kamara is that he has standalone value. All three backs need to be owned.
  • Fleener is going to be worth the start as long as Snead is out, which is two more weeks.

 

Chargers vs Broncos

 

  • The big question I have about the Chargers offense is where was Hunter Henry? Gates is still the most trusted TE in the passing game, and Henry may be relegated to a blocking role much of the time.
  • Charles is already in a timeshare with Anderson. It doesn’t bode terribly for Anderson, as there are enough carries to go around, but it does make Charles a must add in deeper formats. He’s got some pop back.
  • Siemian is no Elway, but he seems to have a pretty good handle of this offense. Enough so, that I’m willing to start Sanders and Thomas without hesitation. Heck I might even roll with Fowler in a pinch. He and Siemian go back to their rookie seasons in 2015, and the QB feels comfortable going to him.

137 Comments

  1. Post By kenru84@optonline.net
    1. The cheat sheets are meant to be used in a way that you get Marshall first because you can get Diggs and Theilen…brilliant.

      1. I deleted the comment as it actually wasn’t true!

    2. PPR cheat sheet certainly didn’t – also, the cheat sheet is not rankings.

      1. Post By kenru84@optonline.net

        I used the standard cheat sheets. I’m confused, if they aren’t rankings, how do you recommend using it? The 3 step process says choose the highest player left unless there’s a tie?

  2. Unfortunate DJohnson owner here – What do you think about targeting a Lamar Miller, Gurley, or McCaffrey in a trade for Tyreek Hill?

    1. Not Miller but would definitely try Gurley if it doesn’t cripple your WR too bad.

    2. I think Gurley is the only one that would make sense and maybe mccaffery. I would have to know the rest of your roster to really give a solid solution.

      1. Thanks for pitching in Glorious!

  3. Post By Austin Benedict

    Need you start one of these RBs in a PPR league:

    Own – Rawls, Hill, Lacy

    Waiver – Charles Sims, Vareen, Mack, Buck Allen, McKinnon

    1. Buck Allen would be a good pick up regardless and would be better than lacy or hill. Rawls is suppose to start next week and is the starter so I would probably go him with the options at hand.

    2. Allen!

  4. Zay Jones plays for the Bills… Come on Trashman… SMH

    1. A Ferrari parked in the wrong garage

    2. he’s garbage but I should have caught that. I posted this article while recording the pod.

    3. What a dirt ball!!!! And Zay is his sweetest senior bowl angel

  5. .5PPR dynasty league trade proposal

    He offers: AB, Mack
    He gets: Green, Fournette

    Yay or nay?

    1. In dynasty I would not do that trade. You are giving up immediate and future value for immediate value and MAYBE future value. Fournette is better than Mack and you will get more time out of Green as compared to AB.

    2. God- I want Green and Fournette the big HamBone!

  6. Trade Murray and Demariyus for Melvin Gordon and Nelson Agholor ? PPR

    1. Not terrible considering I would in general prefer Gordon over Murray since he has no one to compete with and is used in he passing game. The Nelson part has me passing though. He is technically the WR3 but if he is truly the slot man then I would be more inclined to do the trade. I understand everyone has a hard on for Demariyus but he drops insanely easy catches frequently and is on a offense that is run and burn the clock. So I guess in all I would say why the heck not and try the trade out.

    2. YES

      1. Made the trade except instead of gordon i got Zeke with a condition that if zeke is suspended before week 4 game the trade is voided.. i also keep Derrick Henry

  7. Full point ppr league. My WRs are AJ Green, Martavis Bryant, Brandon Marshall, and Corey Coleman. Would you drop Brandon Marshall for Kenny Golladay or Paul Richardson? Corey Davis, Marqise Lee, and Cooper Krupp are already owned.

    1. this is hard to say considering we haven’t seen Marshall play with Odell yet. I would pick up golladay but he could be just as volatile as Marshall being a WR3. Marvin Jones was covered by Peterson 90 percent of the time Sunday which would help explain his lack luster performance in comparison to golladay.

    2. Man, I hate to do that already with Marshall- but I would at least mull it for a few minutes on PRich. If you need to play one of those guys and get a win this week, which when we are talking auxiliary type players – is really all we are concerned with – you have to like PRich. And, who knows how much different the longterm outlook will end up being. I think you have to play to win now, and default to rolling with the hot players, outside of your core untouchable guys.

      1. Did we see the writing on the wall last year and just didn’t want to acknowledge it? Marshall could actually be falling off of the cliff even more so this year. I would still assume that Odell would open things up for him which remains to be seen. Marshall is at that age unless you improve on different aspects of your game once you start rolling off that cliff the faster you go. Jordy is comparable in age but has far more tools than just his speed to use as I think Marshall always relied on his physically ability over anything else.

        1. Man, you could be onto something. Def something we are monitoring closely. Good eye, sir….

    3. Marshall may or may not be cooked. How about picking up Thielen? I know it was against a crap NO D, but Bradford and that new Min O line looked legit. Diggs continues to look like a beast and Thielen a PPR machine.

      1. I am one of those weird people that loves theilen almost more than diggs. He could very well have the higher floor between the two. He has sure hands and will be freed up thanks to the threat of diggs and Rudolph, not to mention cook. He was used heavily in the slot but was also used as a deep threat. He very well could end up being the Julian Edelman of this season with a slightly higher ceiling.

        1. In terms of value we tend to lean that way as well, thx Glorious

          1. Post By jakthird@gmail.com

            My only concern about valuing Thielen over Diggs is end zone targets. Thielen will definitely catch more passes and is a deep threat but watching the game in the red zone Diggs and Rudolph are going to the be the top options for passing in those situations given their size. It’s not to say that Thielen won’t get a few looks but only if Bradford has the time to go through his progressions.

  8. Hello,
    I don’t see the the streaming Def sheet. Is it part of the waiver wire sheet? Are the Vikings good enough to use every week? I am thinking of going for the raiders for week two and dropping the Viks.

    1. Yeah man I would fully commit to streaming honestly. I have tried using one defense for most of the year and it only worked well at most for 3 weeks. Streaming I usually get 10 or more points based on the match ups. I would aim for defenses playing the Jets, Colts, And Houston. Especially Houston as literally all of their TEs are hurt among other injuries.

    2. The defenses are listed on the Week 2 Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet available on your downloads page – “My Account”

  9. 12 Team .5 PPR

    [1] QB: Mariota
    [2] WR: Jeffery, Parker (Marshall, C. Coleman, Z. Jones, Davis)
    [2] RB: Gordon, Howard (Sproles)
    [1] TE: Reed (Eifert)
    [1] W/R/T: Lynch
    Bench total: (6)

    So in this .5 PPR league where we only start 2 WR, should I be dropping Sproles AND which WR for hopefully any 2 of the following: Cohen, Buck Allen, K. Williams, Kamara,
    Lee, Golladay, or Agholor? I’ve got the 5th waiver claim so I’m not getting my hopes up but seeing how I’m light on RB depth and got lots of WRs I’m really wondering who else is expendable?

    1. At 5th I think the only 2 you can realistically hope for is either kamara and maybe buck. Marquise lee I would not be shocked if he gets hurt in the near future but could be of value. I would out a waiver claim in for Cohen regardless just in case and then have a back up. Williams will not be the true back up in Arizona. They just resigned CJ2k so I would look for this to turn full blown committee with Ellington on passing downs and a rotation of CJ/Williams for short yardage.

    2. Man, this is monster squad. I wouldn’t drop Sproles for Kamara right now. You don’t have any must drop WR. Right now Marshall and Zay would be two options- but Im not in a rush to drop either of those guys just yet. You should trade one of your TEs to free up a roster spot. Maybe pair them with another player in a 2 for 1 and get somebody solid back.

      1. Thanks a ton Byron! Appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions tonight! You guys are seriously the best!

  10. I feel like I need to pick up someone like Cohen but I would have to drop CJ Anderson or Mixon or Derrick Henry. I think Henry may be coming on if the other back didn’t do well this week. I need help choosing. I’m a Howard owner so I’m concerned about him. Can you suggest a drop of Henry or stay put?
    Also how much should I bid on the Atlanta TE when dropping Bennett?
    Should I drop the Rams dst to get the jags dst?
    Thank you!

    1. Oh man, that’s tough. By the sounds of it, your rosters are short and your waiver wire is full of tough decisions and possibly good players at anytime. I hate dropping Henry this early, I really do. But, as a Howard owner- Cohen is nice insurance- although he’s not a pure handcuff.

      Man this is tough, it has to do with your depth. You could really use the help of somebody like Henry popping, but you are also very reliant on Jordan Howard and need the action in that run game.

      I’d say if you’re a gambling man who likes to go big or go home- keep Henry. If you like to play things a bit closer to the vest, as a Howard owner you should grab Cohen. Honestly, you should be pretty happy either way. When in doubt, get the guys that will bring you the most enjoyment to your fantasy team.

      NOOOO!!!! Keep Rams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A Wade Phillips monster fantasy season changing defense is in the works. Do not drop them!

      1. Thanks! I stayed put. Trouble with such excellent cheat sheet drafting is that waiver wire pickups become either tough choices or unnecessary in the early days.

  11. Trashman down on Crowell, yet the draft cheat sheet had him waaaaaay up there. I didn’t pounce, but would love to know what you guys saw that might already be different? Or is it just conflicting opinions at the top? Thanks guys!

    1. He is a bellcow one a team that gets the goal line work, has a good offensive line, and no competition. He was valued accurately at the time for what we knew. Any of the rookies over him were more of a high risk reward play. Crow is a RB2 regardless, he won’t lift up the world but he gives you a decent floor.

    2. It’s volume in a Hugh Jackson run game, on a team that will struggle and a formerly elite offensive line on the decline. He gets the goal lines, and he’s a pretty decent athlete and runner. Don’t swim too deep into the dumpster with Trashman, you might not come back. Only the very few and most reprehensible ever do.

      1. Haha

      2. Excellent! thanks

  12. Team
    Rothelessberger
    RB Howard, Lynch, Mixon, Anderson, Henry
    WR Jones, Diggs, Allen, Parker, Hill
    TE Bennett
    K Tucker
    DST Rams

  13. Post By maniacalmoose@gmail.com

    Drop zay Jones, Goodwin, ted ginn for marquis lee?

  14. I read the waiver wire cheat sheet and it instructed me to spend less than 25% of my FAAB on Tarik Cohen. Jordan Howard is my RB1, so would you spend more than 25% to acquire him as the handcuff to Howard? If so, how much?

    RB is my biggest position of need. I own:
    J. Howard, T. Montgomery, D. Martin, S. Perine J. Williams (GB handcuff), Fat Eddie Lacy (dropping for Cohen).

    1. I would pick up cohen just to have on your team but he isn’t a true handcuff in the sense you are thinking. he has stand alone value as the most valuable receiver on that team but he will never be a goal line back unless he is used in sweeps or passing plays. That said I would argue you are not weak at all at RB. Once Doug comes back you have 3 valuable RBs that you will be starting every week. That is more than most people can say this year.

    2. No, in ur case we woudl max bid 25%

  15. Drop Rivers for Bradford or Wentz for my QB2? Russell Wilson is my QB1.

    1. Meh- maybe Wentz- Not crazy about it. We’d look at who has the better matchups this week and next week.

  16. Team Name is GOAT, record is 0-1
    Have #1 waiver priority gonna drop palmer (have Jameis) for cohen..I also can put in for kupp + Golladay, would you guys drop foreman for both of them? Also, I have the HHenry dilemna, Mr Target-less cost me a W when I only need one catch from him. Would you drop him straight up for Hooper, Clay, Engram, Miller and plug and play?

    1. Man, wouldn’t drop HH yet- we really do believe he’ll at least duplicate what he did last yr, and has some upside -when it’s all said an done. Just don’t have enough data on Hooper yet to be confident it’s a definitive upgrade. You do have to consider Clay to try and get a win this week- make sure and look at the matchups for all.

  17. From post just above, I could also drop mcfadden for kupp or Golladay?

    1. YES! Especially if you don’t own Zeke

  18. Alright now that I paid my dues to ask a question. I am putting a waiver in for Cohen as he will be the most reliable out of the pick ups this week when it comes to week to week productivity. I would only have him for depth as I have Melvin Gordon, Dalvin cook, Kareem hunt, and tevin Coleman. I lost Arob and that is where I am hurting. My WRs are Evans, Watkins, and theilen. My plan right now is to get cohen and try to trade him to the Howard owner for Kelvin (I have cam and luck) or I could try to trade tevin Coleman or cohen for Parker the same person has freeman (unlikely He would do Coleman). Wanted to know what you guys think of the value of those trades. I have no problem just hoarding cohen for depth and injuries if it doesn’t seem worth it. The stack of cam with kelvin is what really caught my eye.

    1. This is also standard.

    2. If you can get him, I’d keep Cohen. John Fox obv loves him. On the last drive to tie, Cohen and Howard each had 8 snaps and Cohen was in on the last play (after Howard dropped a pass on the 1). And now with White out, Cohen could have a big year.

      I’d stand pat with all that RB talent. If I had no choice, I’d probably trade Coleman. Not sold on Sark as O coord in Atl. They made the Chi D look not bad Sunday.

      1. Yeah I hear ya, I had the same thought bouncing around. Was starting to lean towards packaging Coleman with Watkins for Parker and then picking up mike Williams for when he comes back for free.

        1. Just need to stack up the wins before week 9 cause I will have basically no one.

    3. We think this is solid strategy unless maybe one of the WR from the top of the sheet is also on the wire. Thanks a ton for pitching in, and being an awesome member of RWNation

  19. David Johnson owner: I have the #11 Pick in waivers. I have the following:
    K Hunt
    A Abdullah
    Doug Martin
    Jacq Rodgers
    Perine.
    Ty williams(WR)

    Who should I drop to try and pick up with 11th waiver slot as most will be gone.
    I could pick up Ravens D and drop Rams D

    1. No keep Rams.

    2. I think you are going to be sitting pretty at RB. Martin will be a monster and Hunt already is. If you are absolutely going to drop someone I hope it was Perine.

      1. Thanks for piping in Boston Jim, appreciate you sir. Hope all is well.

  20. David Johnson and Woodhead owner. I’m 5th in waiver pick ups. Not too exited about the Ari committee to be (Williams. Ellington and just signed Johnson and DJ Foster from NE ps.

    How’s this priority order (ppr):
    Allen
    Tolbert
    Booker
    Williams
    Ellington
    Gio
    Thompson (Was)

    Thanks,
    Sam

  21. Post By paul.thompson8811@gmail.com

    Hey guys. First time fantasy player last year. Won most money in league using RW. Hooked.

    Question: in a 3 WR 2RB league. Should I look to trade beast mode or j.howard for someone like M. Thomas for better 3rd receiver option? Idiot commish left out flex this year

    QB C. Newton
    RB1 L. Bell
    RB2 M. Lynch
    WR1 B. Cooks
    WR2 M. Crabtree
    WR3 S. Watkins
    TE K. Rudolph
    Bench
    J. Howard
    D. Parker
    T. Williams (LAC)

    1. Hi Paul, thanks for your support. We are thrilled to hear of your success!!

      1st- u need to start DParker over sammy.

      Unless you have more depth at RB im not seeing, no i would not do that. Honestly, we think you’ll see Parker is sick and your WR are fine- and Sammy will grow into a nice bench option for you.

      1. Post By paul.thompson8811@gmail.com

        Thanks man. I left out I have t. riddick as backup but I like squad so far too. Thanks for reply you guys are killing it in responses

        1. Post By paul.thompson8811@gmail.com

          Plus I got kupp and m. Lee in waivers in addition to Baltimore defense. Waiver wire cheat sheet is $$$

  22. Should I trade B Cooks and Abdullah for D Baldwin n Rawls ppr my other RB lynch and duke

    1. I wouldnt. Id rather have Cooks and the RBs seem like a wash

  23. What do you think of this trade?

    I had David Johnson and traded him for Fat Rob today.

    1. Hate Fat Rob- but it’sfair and makes sense. PLEASE go get Samaje Perine to cuff RK!!! Please!

  24. Post By Austin Benedict

    Standard league. Need to start one:

    Kupp, Eifert, Marshall, or Britt

    1. Kupp, maybe Eifert

  25. .5 PPr… I need some WR Depth. Right now I have OBJ, M. Thomas, Cobb, and S. Shepherd. I am aslo unfortunate to have Mixon and J.Hill taking up roster spots, but I can’t drop both since I am hurting at RB with only Marshawn as a solid RB2. Luckily i was able to pick up Cohen.

    Question, Do I drop J.Hill, J.Charles, or C. Carson and pick up Kupp or Agohlor?

    1. Hills fate looks to have been decided. I would probably drop him for Kupp. I dont trust Agohlors track record at this point, Sunday seems more likely to be a fluke.

  26. 12 team .5 ppr

    My team
    QB – Cousins
    RB – Ajayi, Fournette, C.J. Anderson, Hill, McFadden
    WR – M. Thomas, Crabtree, Diggs, D. Adams, K. White
    TE – Ertz
    DST – Rams

    Plan is to drop White for either Cohen, Allen or Williams and drop McFadden for Bradford.

    Thoughts?

    1. Cohen and no. Cousins is good to roll with and Elliots situation is still up int he air. I would hold for now.

  27. Would you start shopping Gurley? Or should I wait a few more weeks since there is a few more juicy matchups coming up?

    1. i wouldn’t shop, but i would entertain offers.

  28. Am I missing where a Week 2 matchup tool has been released?

    1. Pretty sure its not out yet

  29. Post By ronmcfarland12@yahoo.com

    Cowtippers: .5 PPR 12 Team

    Slim pickings for flex position…. pick one:

    RB D. Henry
    RB J. Hill
    WR: Corry Davis
    WR: Z. Jones

    1. I think I would have to go with Davis. He should get the more targets the Zay. Hill and Henry have too many questions about workload to start.

  30. Post By robervin@gmail.com

    Have mcfadden and prosise riding the bench.

    worth dropping those two in favor of Buck Allen and Marquise Lee?

    1. Mcfadden is definitely droppable. I would want to give prosise another week or two since the Seahwaks didnt look very good in week 1. That offense is better than they showed.

      1. Tend to agree here- Id drop DMC for Buck – and then Prosise / Lee is a toss up – depending on your roster needs, and who you like better.

  31. Post By pulse009@hotmail.com

    Would you trade P. Perkins and Demaryius Thomas for West and Dez?

    1. Trades like this are weird- but yes, we probably would.

      1. Post By pulse009@hotmail.com

        I agree but someone offered it

  32. Ive got 2 issues this week. QB I have Dalton with Bradford and Smith available. Tempted to drop Dalton for Bradford? (That sounds trashy).

    Then I have Hunter Henry who I think will do better this week but guys like Engram, Clay, Cook, Njoku available and can drop either Zay Jones or DeAndre Washington?

    1. Sounds a little Trashy, but look- we’ve all started coming to grips, that sometimes it is a better way to live life.

      We still like Dalton, but looks- he’s always been- and probably still is (even with the new nuclear weapons) ultimate a streamer QB in 12 team leagues.

      Ultimately, you should forget everything that happened last week- and only consider the matchups etc for this week- and put the guy in from there you like most. Don’t pay any attention to Week 1 performances, maybe use it as a tie breaker if all other things are too close to call. Best wishes!

      -B

  33. I picked the wrong RB last week and it cost. Who would you leave on the bench this week — can only start 3 — Cook, Freeman, Gordon or Hunt.

    1. Oh man, tough call but great problem to have- that’s a murder’s row of RBs you have there. I just updated RB rankings on the site now, so you can see what I think at the minute. But, make sure to check back as we update throughout the week.

    2. That is one loaded rb core. According to the match up tool, it looks like you should bench Cook.

      1. It is a crazy tough call though.

      2. that’s what I was thinking. Cook sits this week.

  34. Thoughts on trying to get Hilton for Thielen and B Marshall (from A-rob owner). Could pick up Richardson on the wire and would leave me with Landry and Robbie Anderson for bench/flex consideration

    1. Man, we like that long term- but Hilton doesn’t help you get any wins right now. I’d roll THielen all day right now. Depends on what you’re looking for. If Thielen and BM aren’t starters for you, then it makes more sense.

      Love PRich this week…….

  35. I offered him Landry and BM…I’m liking thielen too much

  36. Hi Nation
    1 point ppr 12 teams
    Cousins Bradford
    Ajayi Cook T Coleman J Rogers P Perkins J Allen
    Evans M Bryant Jeffrey Watkins
    Bennett
    Prater
    Rams
    Should I drop Perkins and pick up Corey Davis ?

    1. YES

  37. Post By Charlie Whitehurst's Grandpa

    Glad I “reached” for Kareem Hunt in round 2 of a 14-teamer 🙂

    1. Good instincts, sir!

  38. Post By Charlie Whitehurst's Grandpa

    tough trying to decide how much FAAB to go in on for Tarik Cohen

    currently have Kareem and Ajayi (Mark Ingram, Kamara, a few other flex RB options), 12-team league

    something between 30 and 40% seems reasonable but I’m pretty sure somebody is going to go big, real big

    Cohen was impressive but at the same time, Atlanta got killed by receiving backs last year. Everybody saw what James White did to them in the SB. Seems hard to expect he’ll get that many snaps week to week with Jordan Howard healthy. Then again, they should be playing from behind a lot…

    1. That’s too much, live to fight another day. I’d bid no more than 25%-30%- and that’s still a lot for me to stomach this early in the season.

  39. Love the fantasy fallout articles!

    So I’ve got a Trashman’s paradise at the WR position.
    Need to start 2 of these in a 12 team PPR.

    Thielen
    Kupp
    Moncrief
    Tyrell
    Zay

    I could also pick up Richardson but there’s a 5 WR roster limit so I’d have to drop one of those above to get him.

    As of now,my two starters are Thielen and Kupp. Thoughts? And yeah I’m goIng to try to trade for a better WR.

    1. We must admit, this is our favorite weekly article- and it’s quite disgusting.

      I would drop Moncrief or maybe Zay for PRich. He’s worth owning right now.

      I’d decidee between AT, CK, TW, and PR this week. Make sure and check back on our rankings as we update them throughout the week.

  40. Oh and where the #$%! is the robot genius?!?!?!

    1. He’ll creep back into the States here pretty soon in his Caribbean banana hammock

  41. Post By Kwillee@hotmail.com

    PODCASTS!!!!!!! Are there going to be any more podcasts like you were planning??? My evening cigar is just not the same without a Rosterwatch poscast!!!!!

    1. Did you listen to the inaugural Waiver Wire Pod? That will be a fixture every Tues of the season.

      1. Post By Kwillee@hotmail.com

        I did not see it posted like you did with all the preseason pods. I will go look!

  42. Post By grantarlington@gmail.com

    So far so good with the Cheat Sheet so thanks for your time and effort fellas. I am in an ESPN 12 team standard league with 3 receivers and a 4th Flex TE/WR position. With that said as my 4th WR/TE position would you start M Lee, C Coleman, or Tyler Eifert?

    1. You’re best bet is checking our positional rankings as we update them throughout the week, as well as the Trashman’s flex rankings on Fridays.

      For now- I’d prob roll Lee, maybe Eifert. Best wishes.

  43. Post By Kwillee@hotmail.com

    Speaking of Eiffert…. How bout Eiffert or J Cook this week?

    1. Prob Eifert- but Cook feels very safe to at least get you a few points at home vs Jets. The upside play is Eifert, and he will almost certainly be higher in our rankings.

      1. Post By Kwillee@hotmail.com

        Awesome pod thanks! Tried to give another 5 star review but it won’t let me for some reason?

  44. Post By kenru84@optonline.net

    Started 0-1 and want a W. Have D Foreman, Z. Jones, A Peterson, H Henry, A Hurns, S Bradford on my bench. Have Raven D and Mariota starting. Should I drop Bradford and pick up Palmer to stream? Also, you guys love the Ram D longer term. Should I drop one of the above and pick them up and hope to get them back next week after I drop the Ravens? Thanks.

    1. I’d keep Bradford and I owm the Rams D on most of my teams.

      1. Thx Gutsman

  45. Thanks for your help. 12 team PPR, I’m starting Hunt, Gurley, Brown and keenan ALLEN. for flex, would you go with Lamar Miller or P Garçon?

    1. Prob Miller –

  46. .5 PPR

    QB: Carr
    WR: AB, Keenan, Evans, Kupp, Martavis, Zay, Beasley
    RB: Marshawn, Kareem, Rawls, Hill, Kamara
    TE: Eifert

    Watching Hurns, Lee, Hooper, Kearse, Cason, and Dorsett. Anyone I should pick up and who would you drop them for?

    1. Hill and Beasley are droppable. We’d grab Lee and Carson right now.

  47. Should I just cut David Johnson

  48. I have three separate questions:
    First, in a 0.5 ppr re-draft league, would you rather have Doctson or P.Richardson?

    Second, week 2 start/sit. Should I roll with Dez vs Denver or start C.Hogan. (0.5 ppr)?

    Lastly, again 0.5 ppr re-draft, would you trade J.Maclin for T.Cohen? I’m deeper at WR than RB.

    Thanks!

  49. Drop D Johnson, who to pick up
    C Johnson
    Donta Foreman
    S Perine
    J Charles
    K Drake
    Damien Williams

  50. Post By rickd111161@yahoo.com

    Thanks for the great draft info. I am in a PPR league and got high points in week one. I picked up Tyrik Cohen off of waivers by dropping Z. Jones.
    Here’s what I have:
    Cousins
    Dem Thomas
    M. Thomas
    Tyreek Hill
    K Hunt
    D. Freeman
    A Hooper

    On the bench
    Decker
    Corey Davis
    Jarvis Landry
    Tyrell Williams
    T. Riddick
    T. Cohen

    Should I play T. Hill or Cohen in my flex?

  51. Assuming Beckham plays… could you rank these 3 guys for week 2? OBJ, Parker, McCaffrey. Have this situation in 4 leagues and it’s killing me. Thank you

  52. Post By Kwillee@hotmail.com

    Damn Eiffert!!! He is becoming like Amendola who in my opinion is the “Glass Joe” of football!! Remember the old Knockout video game… oh the humanity….

  53. Post By ronmcfarland12@yahoo.com

    Cowtippers .5 PPR 12 team
    Wavier question:

    A Robinson out for the season.
    Options off the wire:
    K. Wright, B Perriman, M Jones, K Stills, Wheaton, R Woods, A Herns, T Smith, M Goodwin, C Beasley, JJ NELSON

    Recommendations?

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