Waiver Wire Week 2: Top Pickups and Drops

Waiver Wire Week 2: Top Pickups and Drops

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The fantasy soccer working again market skilled just a few shifts in Week 1. 

The conditions in Indianapolis and each Los Angeles groups piqued the curiosity of fantasy soccer gamers in want of damage replacements or enhancements on the place. 

Since Jonathan Taylor is rostered in a lot of leagues, you might have to show elsewhere to fill Marlon Mack’s vacated place in your roster. 

Malcolm Brown, Joshua Kelley and Nyheim Hines are among the many prime pickups for Week 2 based mostly off their Week 1 workloads. 

Whereas working again deserves the add/drop highlight, there are just a few different gamers at broad receiver and tight finish price contemplating as utilization charges and efficiency tendencies start to develop.

Prime Pickups

Malcolm Brown, RB, Los Angeles Rams

Brown received the Week 1 competitors for touches over Darrell Henderson and Cam Akers. 

The Rams working again recorded 79 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 18 carries and caught three passes for 31 yards. 

The 4 targets he acquired from Jared Goff have been an added bonus to his speeding whole and will make him an much more intriguing possibility in points-per-reception leagues. 

On Monday, Brown was essentially the most added participant that was not enjoying in one of many two Monday night time video games in Yahoo leagues

The 27-year-old is at present rostered in 25 p.c of Yahoo competitions, per FantasyPros, however that whole is anticipated to surge now that he seems to have received the highest spot on the depth chart.

Brown could expertise an uptick in manufacturing with three NFC East groups forward over the subsequent 4 weeks. 

After Week 1, the NFC East appears to be like like one of many weakest divisions in soccer since Dallas, Philadelphia and the New York Giants all sit at 0-1.

Joshua Kelley, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

The opposite working again competitors in Los Angeles is turning into extra outlined as effectively. 

Rookie Joshua Kelley put up 60 speeding yards on 12 makes an attempt and produced the Chargers’ solely landing on the bottom. 

Kelley was added over 8,500 instances in Yahoo leagues Monday, which is a bit decrease than the managers who went after Brown. 

The 22-year-old out of UCLA was on the roster in 12 p.c of Yahoo leagues for Week 1, so he could extra obtainable than Brown in any league. 

The distinction between the 2 gamers is brought on by the presence of Austin Ekeler forward of Kelley on the depth chart.

Ekeler had seven extra carries than Kelley within the win over Cincinnati, however the excessive utilization charge is a promising signal for his function within the offense. 

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Inexperienced Bay

Inexperienced Bay’s offense had the very best fantasy output in Week 1, placing up 43 factors on Minnesota.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling was one of many beneficiaries of Aaron Rodgers‘ excessive passing-yard whole of 364. He introduced in 4 of his six targets for 96 yards and a rating. 

Valdes-Scantling additionally caught the longest landing go from Rodgers on a 45-yard hookup within the second quarter. 

In the meanwhile, Valdes-Scantling seems to have the sting over Allen Lazard because the second possibility behind Davante Adams. 

If the Packers are capable of open up extra defenses in 2020, Valdes-Scantling might be among the finest early pickups. 

The 25-year-old needs to be obtainable in most leagues since he’s on the roster in seven p.c of Yahoo competitions. 

Inexperienced Bay’s Week 2 matchup might be too juicy to go up the Inexperienced Bay receiver on the waiver wire because the Lions allowed 391 whole yards of their opening loss to Chicago.

Prime Drops

Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis

Blake Jarwin, TE, Dallas

Marlon Mack and Blake Jarwin have been essentially the most dropped gamers Monday, and they need to have a excessive drop share all through the week. 

Mack was confirmed out for the season with an Achilles damage Monday afternoon.

In line with NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport, Jarwin suffered a “clear ACL tear” in Dallas’ Sunday night time defeat to the Rams. 

Mack was anticipated to steer the workload within the crowded Colts backfield that can now be led by Hines and Taylor. 

Jarwin was projected to occupy the Jason Witten function within the Dallas offense as a dependable goal throughout the center to enrich Dallas’ trio of broad receivers. 

As a substitute, each gamers will sit out the remainder of the 2020 season and shouldn’t be on the roster of any single-season leagues. 

Chris Thompson, RB, Jacksonville

Chris Thompson was not concerned in Jacksonville’s offensive sport plan a lot.

The skilled working again didn’t earn a carry within the win over the Colts and caught two passes for six yards. 

James Robinson carried the majority of the load within the Jacksonville backfield with Leonard Fournette now in Tampa Bay and Ryquell Armstead out in the meanwhile. 

Since he didn’t issue within the Jaguars offense a lot, Thompson is just not price carrying as a depth piece at working again with so many others obtainable. 

Even in case you needed to maintain him for Week 2, Thompson faces a troublesome matchup on the highway at Tennessee that would produce a equally low whole.

Observe Joe on Twitter, @JTansey90.

Statistics obtained from Professional Soccer Reference.

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