Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Another week of the NFL season is in the books. We are learning some things. The Buffalo Bills are a juggernaut, Tua isn’t holding back Tyreek Hill, and elite quarterback play still wins games in this league. From a fantasy perspective, try not to panic if you are 0-2. There is still time to find the hidden gem that will catapult you back into playoff contention. Much like the NFL, not all 0-2’s are created equally. Look at your point total and how you stack up to the rest of the league. Like water, fantasy football leagues have a way of levelling out. Dalvin Cook will bounce back, Jerry Judey and the Broncos offense will get going, and Aaron Rodgers will find his form once he develops a relationship with his new Wide Receiver corps. Please do not overreact to slow starts for your top draft picks.

When looking at waiver wire targets, we’re once again looking for opportunity. Guys that get targets and touches are at the top of the cue with their coaches to be the next guy in their offense. There are going to be some guys that make you scratch your head, but they have the chance at being great, and you only need one waiver wire target to hit to add a big time player to your roster. The big injury this week was Trey Lance of the San Francisco 49ers. A dislocated ankle will sideline him for the season. This will help Deebo Samuel, as the offense will mirror what the team did in 2021. Once George kittle returns, they should be back to full firepower. your waiver wire targets for week 3.

  • 6. Darrell Williams, RB Arizona Cardinals

    Waiver Wire Targets Darrel Williams

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    Starting Running Back James Connor went down with an ankle injury against the Raiders on Sunday, opening up a nice fill in option until he returns. Williams and Eno Benjamin both had 8 carries against the Raiders, but Williams outgained Benjamin 59 to 31. Plus Williams saw the goal line work.

  • 5. Brian Robinson, RB Washington Commanders

    Waiver Wire Targets Brian Robinson

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    Robinson was in line to take the starting job from Antonio Gibson before being shot in the leg leading up to the regular season. Gibson hasn’t been spectacular, and Robinson was back on the practice field last week going through to off field reps. Robinson is not eligible to return until week 5, but he is worth holding onto until then. He should take over the starting role shortly after his return.

  • 4. Tyrion Davis-Price, RB San Francisco 49ers

    Waiver Wire Targets Tyrion Davis-Price

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    49ers Running Backs are great when you have the right one, but trying to handicap the 9ers backfield is like trying to handicap the Patriots backfield… good luck. Last week Davis-Price received an impressive 42% of the teams offensive snaps. If there is a chance he becomes the guy in San Francisco, then you’ll want to take the shot here.

  • 3. Raheem Mostert, RB Miami Dolphins

    Waiver Wire Targets Raheem Mostert

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    Mostert had 47 yards on 10 carries in Sunday’s comeback win over the Ravens. Chase Edmonds has been the starter, but hasn’t done anything to warrant him keeping the job. I expect Mostert to start Sunday for the Fins against the Bills. With a good performance he could set himself up to become a volume back for your fantasy roster.

  • 2. Ashton Dulin, WR Indianapolis Colts

    Waiver Wire Targets Ashton Dulin

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    Michael Pittman was out on Sunday, so Dulin saw an increased target share. But Dulin did well catching 5 of his 7 targets for 86 yards. Even when Pittman comes back, Dulin is in line to be the WR2 in the Colts offense that should get going here in the next few weeks.

  • 1. Garrett Wilson, WR New York Jets

    Waiver Wire Targets Gerrett Wilson

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    Week 2 was a welcome to the NFL moment for Wilson. He reeled in 8 receptions on 14 targets for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns. That type of production cannot be WR3 for the Jets, which is where he is currently listed. Flacco will remain the starter for the next 2 weeks at minimum, but even when Zach Wilson returns, Wilson should only become more involved in the offense. He could turn into a WR2 for your fantasy team.

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