Monday, September 11, 2017


There was quite a big of carnage in fantasy football Week 1 and it went right to the top with the loss of Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson for possibly up to two months with a dislocated wrist.  With that said, let's see who should be prime pickup bait for Week 2.

Tarik Cohen:  There won't be a more sought after waiver pickup this week than the Chicago Bears rookie scatback.  While standing just 5-6, Cohen continued a big preseason performance into games that count by not only rushing for 66 yards on just 5 carries, he also caught 8 balls for another 47 yards and a score.  With QB Mike Glennon preferring to throw short passes, Glenn will require the number 1 waiver spot this week and is especially intriguing in PPR formats.

Kerwyn Williams/Chris Johnson/Andre Ellington:  Next in line behind David Johnson is Kerwyn Williams who has averaged 5.4 per carry in a small sample size of carries.  This applies only to standard leagues as Andre Ellington will be the add in PPR formats due to his receiving chops.  Finally Chris Johnson could be signed off the street and he wasn't bad for the Cards in 2016.

Buck Allen:  Allen got more carries than Terrance West in picking up 71 yards on 21 carries and keep in mind he once caught 45 passes as a rookie.

Kenny Golladay:  It was the rookie Golladay and not Marvin Jones or Golden Tate who became the receiving story in the Detroit Lions' comeback win over the Cardinals in snagging two touchdown passes.  The volatility figures to be high here as Tate and Jones are clearly ahead of Golladay on the depth chart but in standard formats the kid is worth the add.

Chris Hogan:  If Hogan was released in your league, take a shot here despite the Week 1 dud.  The Pats will likely be without the concussed Danny Amendola and they will likely be involved in a shootout versus the New Orleans Saints and thus receive plenty of looks.

Marqise Lee/Allen Hurns:  The loss of Allen Robinson for the Jacksonville Jaguars to a torn ACL means Lee (PPR) and Hurns (standard) will become decent enough WR 3 options.

Austin Hooper:  I am a bit leery of going crazy here as Hooper had only two catches in Week 1 (with the one spectacular bomb of a TD and run) but the tight end is involved in a pass-happy offense to say the least.

Alex Smith:  Coming off a 4-TD game, Smith gets the secondary-challenged Philadelphia Eagles who just lost Ronald Darby for six weeks.  The Kansas City Chiefs have surrounded Smith with a nice array of weapons this season and that could help him to another big week.

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