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Best Fantasy Week 2 Waiver Pickups: Elijah Mitchell & Mark Ingram Go From Handcuffs To Breakouts In Week 1

Chances are, around 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, you might feel like you don’t know anything about fantasy football. Now you feel like you know it all. Let’s face it, we’re all closer to the first than the second, but the season doesn’t end for anyone anyway. Most fantasy owners, even those who won their matchups, are undoubtedly frustrated with at least a few players on their squad, but our top week 2 fantastic waiver feed pickups and free agent additions can help you scratch that itchy trigger finger and point you in the right direction. As usual, the opening week’s run-off period is marked by injuries (Raheem Mostert, Jerry Jeudy) and surprise breakouts (Elie Mitchell, Marc Ingram, Christian Kirk, Juwan johnson, Jameis Winston). Ingram, Winston, and Kirk are no strangers to fantasy lists, but few expected them to shine like they did right away.

Our full list of free agents is loaded with more names. After all, anyone who had a TD (Nelson agholor, Jalen reagor, Albert Okwuegbunam, Gabriel Davis, Philippe lindsay, Tim patrick, Sterling shepard) or had a bunch of hits / targets in week 1 is on fantastic radars. Chances are it’s just a good random game (looking at you, Zach Pascal), but you never know when it’s the start of a trend that will last most of the season. It’s understandable if you don’t want to cut your late draft sleepers yet, even though they haven’t done anything, but someone is going to grab some of those players, so if you don’t get them now, you might be missing your window. Again, that’s not necessarily a bad thing (they might be back on the waiver thread by week 3), but if you have a place to play with (you can put the IR, a flyer you don’t really care about), don’t let it get lost. And if you’re already into the streaming game, we’ve got QB, TE, and D / ST for week 2, which can be found on the end of this list.

WEEK 2 FANTASY: Complete list of week 2 exemptions | RB Handcuffs Table

Depending on your RB situation, Mitchell and Ingram might be worth the best waiver claims. Ingram probably won’t last all season, but he can add a lot of value in the short term. Mitchell would be a better option if Mostert were to miss several weeks, but even then Trey Sermon could be activated and steal a lot of races. Other than those two, there aren’t any obvious guys worth claiming.

It’s a blessing and a curse to have a waiver claim so early in the season. It’s easy to wait for a ‘sure thing’ (like when a starting RB tears an ACL and his handcuffs are a clear long-term start), but sometimes you wait until week 7 and watch all kinds of players. of value picked up while you settle for free agent scrap every week. The only good thing about using a top claim early is that it probably won’t be long before you’re back on the top, so if you’ve got a good feeling for Mitchell or if you really have need a back that gets guaranteed keys like Ingram, don’t be afraid to claim your right.

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Best Fantasy Football Waiver Cable Pickups For Week 2

Unless otherwise specified, only players belonging to less than 50% of Yahoo leagues are considered.

Elijah Mitchell, RB, 49ers. Raheem Mostert (knee) didn’t last half an hour, and for some reason still unknown to us, Trey Sermon was a healthy scratch. That left Mitchell as San Francisco’s main-back in a very favorable clash in Detroit. He delivered with 104 yards and a TD on 19 runs. He handled all of RB’s carries after Mostert came out except for a three-yard JaMychal Hasty run in TD. It’s unclear whether Mostert or Sermon will perform next week, but Mitchell has still proven to be worth adding. Obviously, the 49ers coaching staff like him, and he has the kind of explosive ability to shine in Kyle Shanahan’s offense. While awaiting news on other San Francisco full-backs throughout the week, Mitchell is a legitimate flex next week in Philadelphia.

quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Mark Ingram, RB, Texans. We knew we didn’t know much about the RB Texans, and after a week we still can’t say for sure who will be the best comeback this season. However, Ingram was clearly “the guy” after a week, leading the team in rushes (26) and rushing yards (85) by a wide margin. All three key RBs scored (David Johnson on a reception, Phillip Lindsay on a five-yard run), so, again, we can’t say Ingram will last long in the lead, but after a week. 1 successful, we don’t see it changing next week against the Browns. We wouldn’t necessarily launch it next week in Cleveland (not all opponents will be as friendly as the Jags, after all), but it’s obviously worth it.

Christian Kirk, WR, Cardinals. Kirk has been a popular fantasy sleeper in the past, but after the additions of AJ Green and Rondale Moore, Kirk was almost a complete afterthought in drafts this year. Well, he made the fantasy owners pay, catching all five targets thrown in his way for 70 yards and two scores. He’ll have big days like this in Arizona’s big-power offensive, but not all clashes will be as favorable as Tennessee’s. Next week in Minnesota is solid, so Kirk will be in the WR3 bubble.

WEEK 2 FANTASY: Complete list of week 2 exemptions | RB Handcuffs Table

Jameis Winston, QB, Saints. Winston looked solid with Sean Payton’s offense and will be a viable starter in most clashes going forward. While passing for less than 200 yards, he was ultra-efficient and finished the day with five touchdowns. We can expect his footage to increase when the Saints aren’t blowing people off, and we like the chances of Winston next week in Carolina. Whether you’re streaming or stealthily, Winston is worth owning.

Juwan Johnson, TE, Saints. Fantasy owners are always on the lookout for Escape TEs, and there’s usually at least one that emerges every year. After catching two touchdowns against the Packers in Week 1, Johnson, a converted WR, has that escape vibe going for him. To be fair, Johnson only had three catches (three targets) and 27 yards while teammate Adam Trautman had six targets, but even though Johnson is only the main TE in the red zone it will give him some value. . If you were one of the last people in your league to get a TE and are considering streaming the game, Johnson is worth adding now.

For more waiver / free agent suggestions, including additional RB and RB breakouts and potential streamers, check out our full week 2 list.

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