49ers, Rams RBs Headline Week 2 Waiver Wire Options

Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson
Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson
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NFL Week 2 - Week 1 is in the books. We saw booms, busts, and everything in between. Here are some less-rostered players who could help your fantasy football team's quest for a title.

Quarterback

  • Jameis Winston, TB (36.3% rostered ESPN; 46% Yahoo!)
    • QB7 in Week 1 after slow start
    • Nearly flawless in fourth-quarter comeback victory (13-of-16 for 212 yards and 2 TDs)
    • 0 INTs despite facing plenty of pressure, including 4 sacks
  • Carson Wentz, WAS (16.8% rostered ESPN; 15% Yahoo!)
    • Threw for 313 yards and 4 TDs in Week 1
    • Threw 2 INTs but has thrown more than 7 INTs only once since rookie year
    • Finished with 3,563 yards, 27 TDs, and 7 INTs last season in run-first offense in Indianapolis

Running Back

  • Jeff Wilson Jr., SF (3.5% rostered ESPN; 19% Yahoo!)
    • Should be the lead back for SF with Elijah Mitchell out for 2 months
    • Averaged 18-plus PPR points per game in nine games with 13-plus touches since 2020
  • Darrell Henderson Jr. , LAR (46.0% rostered ESPN; 77% Yahoo!)
    • Cleary the lead back in Week 1 (Cam Akers ran three times for 0 yards)
    • Henderson was RB12 through Week 9 last season before dealing with injury
  • Khalil Herbert, CHI (24.8% rostered ESPN; 41% Yahoo!)
    • Carried nine times for 45 yards and a TD in Week 1 compared to David Montgomery's 17-26-0
    • Offseason reports suggest the workload could carry forward
  • Jaylen Warren, PIT (1.3% rostered ESPN; 5% Yahoo!)
    • Filled in after Najee Harris left Week 1 vs. CIN
    • Harris is reportedly good to go, but good stash in case Harris' injury lingers/worsens

Wide Receiver

  • Curtis Samuel, WAS (8.4% rostered ESPN; 8% Yahoo!)
    • Turned team-high 11 targets into 8-55-1 (added 4-17-0 on the ground)
    • One year removed from overall WR24 PPR finish in 2020
  • Jarvis Landry, NO (57.8% rostered ESPN; 43% Yahoo!)
    • Turned team-high nine targets into 7-114-1
    • Showed chemistry with Jameis Winston and should remain a focal point in the offense
  • Julio Jones, TB (43.5% rostered ESPN; 62% Yahoo!)
    • Chris Godwin's injury opens up more playing time for Julio (and Russell Gage)
    • Looked good in limited snaps, could become red zone threat for Tom Brady
  • Greg Dortch, ARI (0.0% rostered ESPN; 0% Yahoo!)
    • Led team in targets in Week 1 with 9
    • Short-term value w/DeAndre Hopkins out for five more games and Rondale Moore dealing with injury
  • Sterling Shepard, NYG (2.5% rostered ESPN; 2% Yahoo!)
    • Only four targets in Week 1 but scored 65-yard touchdown
    • Should see involvement increase coming off Achilles injury

Tight End

  • Robert Tonyan, GB (22.3% rostered ESPN; 24% Yahoo!)
    • T-2nd on the team with five targets on only 22 snaps
    • Rodgers throws to the guys he trusts, and we know he trusts Big Bob
  • Hayden Hurst, CIN (19.5% rostered ESPN; 10% Yahoo!)
    • Received third most targets (eight), receptions (five), and yards (46) on team in Week 1 (TE Drew Sample had only one target)
    • One of five TEs to receive multiple red zone targets in Week 1
    • C.J. Uzomah averaged five targets per game for Cincinnati from Week 9 on last season, room for production to continue

    Comments

    15 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2022, 12:42am

    1 Thanks for the tips!

    Warren and Dortch are available in my league so I sent a waiver add on them. 

    2 New Format

    Will this be the new format all  year?  Much preferred previous years'.  When it was an article.

    5 Indeed. All these guys, with…

    In reply to by MattSz

    Indeed. All these guys, with a couple exceptions, are rostered in anything deeper than Yahoo's super-shallow leagues. And no FAAB dollar range suggestions? This really feels mailed in.

    6 I agree. Last year's Win the…

    In reply to by MattSz

    I agree. Last year's Win the Wire was a weekly highlight for me and I will mention specifically what I liked about last year's format.

    First, it seemed deeper last year. The one article I just pulled up covered 22 players, some with only single-digit ownership. It had detailed write-ups for every player covered, not just their performance in the prior week. The recommended FAB or using #1 waiver priority recommendations were incredibly helpful. The positions were mixed together, which gave me an idea of which player to prioritize. Then finally, the "Players on more than 80% of rosters to add" and "Players on more than 20% of rosters you can drop" were just lists, but again, incredibly useful.

    As for the videos, I understand that's the way a lot of things are going. For me, I feel it's much easier (and faster) to find what I'm looking for in an article.

    9 Win the Wire

    In reply to by MattSz

    This is not the "Win the Wire" from years past that FO readers expected.  I'm regretting my FO subscription.

    4 Weekly projections

    Any idea when the weekly projections will be updated? If they could be updated by end of day Tuesday that would be helpful for waiver adds also.

    11 Usually Tuesday afternoons

    Usually fantasy projections will be updated Tuesday afternoons. This week, we were still getting our ducks in a row, but they are updated now for Week 2.

    12 Thanks Aaron, How long would…

    Thanks Aaron,

    How long would it be until it takes injuries into account? It is projecting Elijah Mitchell for 8.6 points this week and only 1.7 for Jeff Wilson. Obviously that hasn't been adjusted for the change in playing time.

    13 I miss Scott Spratt

    I agree with all the commentators here as well.  Scott's article was fantastic, and this new format doesn't get as deep.  I'm hoping we can see some Scott level analysis.

    14 Video Bleurgh

    What makes FO, of all organisations, think people prefer content like this in video rather than text? 

    To make just 3 obvious points:

    1. There are a lot of places where people might consume FO content - at work, on the train, on the sofa next to family members watching something else, where sound makes it harder or downright impossible. Whereas you can read on a screen anywhere.

    2. Most literate adults (even RaiderJoe) can read much faster than content can be spoken/heard. So you get much more from 5mins reading than 5mins listening.

    3. FO-type content (even something reasonably stat-lite like this) is generally easier to digest in text form, where you can see numbers, go back a sentence or two to be sure you understood something, etc.

    Ian is certainly better-looking than your average football stats nerd, but I am afraid the opportunity to watch him talking alongside some grainy still photos doesn't really make up for 1-3.

    15 Hate the new format -- bring back a text article!!!

    I already ranted about this in the comment thread for the other fantasy article already, so I won't repeat it all here.

     

    But I 1000% agree with all the comments above.  Win the Wire was one of the better articles on FO last year and one of the best waiver articles out there.  Now it's basically useless and un-FO-ish, and I doubt I'll be reading it much.  

     

    Bring back the in depth analysis, the long lists, and the fact that it is TEXT ONLY!

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