Week 2 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice

The most important part of in-season roster management is working the waiver wire. Here’s advice from RotoViz for Week 2, 2017. The parameters and assumptions of this weekly waiver wire advice column can be found in the preseason introduction. Here’s a quick review of last week’s recommendations.

Week 1 Review

Player Wk 1 PPR Note
Charles Sims N/A Still a good add. Should be off the radar and no bye to worry about.
Sterling Shepard  12  Out performed Brandon Marshall.
Austin Hooper 20.8 Trade him if you can, hold if you need a TE. Next game looks tougher.
Jamaal Charles  4  Earned 10 carries and averaged 4 yards per. Promising.
Shane Vereen 14.1 Led Giants in receiving.
Kendall Wright 6.4 Disappointing game but K. White injury gives him another chance.
Cole Beasley 6.2 About what to expect; could have had a few more points.
De’Angelo Henderson  0  Still a long term stash, value declines after Anderson/Charles performances.

Week 2 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice – The Top 5

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  1. Dennis says:

    what about for golladay if we lot a-rob? what would u pay...u prefer Lee and Hurns?

  2. I think it's mostly just waiting this week. Cohen and Allen are owned in most of my leagues, but those are the guys I want if not. The Cardinals situation is difficult to read. I'd add Kerwynn if you can do so inexpensively. Otherwise, Ellington has some intrigue as a potential Chris Thompson kind of player.

    It won't help for this week, but adding Chris Ivory could eventually be a big move. He's one of the best backups in the league when healthy. I'd also try to trade for Perine and add Breida where he's dropped.

  3. @JollyG804 I really like Charles and Prosise long term, although the usage between Prosise and Carson was enough of a short term worry that I think you can cut him in many formats and get him back later. (Charles looked awesome. If his knee works, he's the best guy there by a country mile. I'd take the fumble as an opportunity to buy.)

    I really like Cohen and expect him to be a top-20 back. I do whatever it takes to get him in PPR. Allen is a good add as well. (I really like Kerwynn as a runner - he's always been underrated - but I don't like their offense or the committee.)

    @mateoloco I've got some Johnson teams and will be holding, but those are 20-roster spot teams. I still think you almost have to do it. I would probably drop Prosise in your situation. I wouldn't trade, as Cohen probably gives you more value than Sproles going forward.

    @WBFFLchief I'd prefer to drop West for Cohen. I think you could drop Jones for Lee, Shepard, or Kupp, but it's likely a lateral move.

  4. Extremely shallow keeper league; should I grab Corey Davis or Kenny Golladay?

  5. @el_kirbo I probably like Cohen and Kamara over all of those guys other than Burkhead, but not by wide margins. Kamara has both a safer workload and more upside than Peterson with the likely receptions, but there's a scenario where Ingram is injured and Peterson explodes. Perine is a guy I'm both buying and selling depending on price and roster spots available. I had a darker takeaway from Duke Johnson's Week 1 than many people. (He appears to be on the same level as someone like Tyler Ervin.)

    @JollyG804 I'd add Bradford. His weapons are very good now and schedule is excellent. I think Duke is cuttable unless you really need the RB depth.

    @FantasyNerd Those are both good options. If you trade Reed, make sure you don't sell too low. Richardson is one of my favorite guys. I own him almost everywhere.

    @gibson17 Cohen has huge upside but still a really wide range of potential outcomes. I liked him a lot before Week 1, and his results are very encouraging. The injury to Kevin White helps his floor as well. In part, I'm just trying to maintain a little conservatism in terms of not overvaluing a single week. In terms of how they fit, Gio has been a top-20 back on several occasions and looks like he'll retain that value. Although he didn't catch passes in Week 1, Allen should be the receiving back there, and also has good upside at this point. So lumping in with those two RBs isn't necessarily meant as a criticism.

    One of the reasons that I sell almost all of the backs in the R3 to R7 range is illustrated by this. Most of the players in that range have no advantage over Cohen, Gio, Allen, or are even at a small disadvantage to them already.

    Let me know if that makes sense. I've seen Cohen go at 80% in leagues, so the enthusiasm for him is shared by a lot of people.

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