Fantasy Football Week 2 Waiver Wire: Best Players To Add, Drop For Weekend

by NESN Staff

September 16, 2016

Whether your fantasy football team is in need of major damage control or well on its way to a championship after Week 1,  you should be on the lookout for players to add and drop.

Luckily for you, we’re here to help with three players you should add and three more you should cut ties with right away.

With that in mind, check out these add and drop candidates before setting your final Week 2 lineup.

Carson Wentz, Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles: See what happens when you actually start your rookie quarterback, Jeff Fisher? Wentz completed 22 of 37 passes for 278 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in his NFL debut against the Cleveland Browns. Yes, we realize it was the Browns, but the Chicago Bears aren’t much to fear, either, even for a QB playing in his second career NFL game.

Tajae Sharpe, Wide Receiver, Tennessee Titans: Victor Cruz has some competition for best former UMass wide receiver currently in the NFL. Sharpe had seven receptions for 76 yards on 11 targets in Week 1, making him a coveted waiver-wire addition. He’s still only owned in 37.2 percent of leagues, so there’s a good chance he might still be available.

Theo Riddick, Running Back, Detroit Lions: Riddick’s potential was on display in Week 1, as he tallied two touchdwons (one rushing, one receiving) to go along with 108 total yards. Riddick still is the Lions’ No. 2 back behind Ameer Abdullah, but he’s a strong option for your last running back slot or at flex.

Robert Griffin III, Quarterback, Cleveland Browns: So, this is sort of an obvious one, but make sure you drop RGIII if he’s still on your fantasy team after he suffered a potentially serious injury in Week 1.

Devin Funchess, Wide Receiver, Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have multiple weapons on offense, and Funchess wasn’t one of them in Week 1. He only caught one pass on four targets for nine yards, so it’s best to drop him ASAP.

Jay Ajayi, Running Back, Miami Dolphins: Ajayi is owned in 46.3 percent of leagues, but that number likely will continue to drop after the Dolphins sat him as a healthy scratch in Week 1. Arian Foster has some injury questions heading into Miami’s Week 2 contest against the New England Patriots, but Ajayi still is too risky of a play.

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