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Week 2 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: David Johnson Contingency Plan

Week 2 fantasy football Waiver Wire
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There’s been one week of NFL football and you’re reading a Week 2 Waiver Wire column.

Brutal, right? Don’t worry, unless you had David Johnson. We’ll go through some of the names most likely available in some of your leagues to help you get going for Week 2.

David Johnson, Spencer Ware, Danny Woodhead, Allen Robinson, Julian Edelman and a few others have quickly reminded us of a valuable lesson in Fantasy Football. While the draft may be the most stressful day of the year, the real work begins once the games begin.

Week 2 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire

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Buck Allen, RB, Baltimore Ravens

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Danny Woodhead’s hamstring injury opens the door for Allen to play a large role. I have the number one waiver priority in one of my PPR leagues and I’m using it on Allen. I put my money where my mouth is.

Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago Bears

Instead of listing Cohen’s pros and cons, let’s just come to the conclusion that Cameron Meredith and Kevin White being out for the season means there are targets to be had.

Kerwynn Williams, RB, Arizona Cardinals

The crux of Fantasy Football. Williams isn’t a special talent and his team hasn’t even suggested he’s going to see the bulk of the carries. The opportunity is there for Williams. That’s about the best compliment I can give him.

Chris Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals

The reality is we have no idea what the Cardinals are going to do. Johnson was cut in favor of Williams this preseason so naturally, it would make sense for Johnson to see the majority of the work going forward.

Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans

Davis is my number one waiver wire add this week if available. After missing a bulk of training camp and the preseason, Davis balled out on Sunday with several highlight reel plays.


Week 2 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire

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Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions

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Unless Eric Ebron steps up, Golladay looks to be an immediate red zone threat for Detroit.

Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams

Kupp looks like a must add in PPR leagues after a nice performance in Week 1.

Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Allen Robinson’s absence opens the door for either Lee or Allen Hurns. That is until Dede Westbrook returns.


Week 2 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire

Speculative Adds

Sam Bradford, QB, Minnesota Vikings

I don’t have faith in the long term health of Bradford but anyone throwing to Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Kyle Rudolph and Dalvin Cook has to be considered a streaming option.

DeShone Kizer, QB, Cleveland Browns

Kizer can run, throw and will likely be playing from behind all season. We’ve seen this formula work in the past for Fantasy purposes.

Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans backfield is a giant pain in the rear but the coaching staff obviously likes what they’ve seen from Kamara.

Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts

Frank Gore is a vampire. But in case he’s not, Mack would likely take over the lead role if Gore were to go down.


Week 2 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire

Deep Leagues

Elijhaa Penny, RB, Arizona Cardinals

Markus Wheaton, WR, Chicago Bears

Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns

Jermaine Kearse, WR, Seattle Seahawks



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