Waiver Favors: 2019 Week 2 Fantasy Football Pickups
By Ha Kung Wong Week 1 Fantasy Football Pickups
Twitter: @FBGarbageTimeAs I do every year over the last 7 years, I’m back to help with some waiver wire adds via my weekly Waiver Favors article! I’m assuming if you’re a returning reader, you won your fantasy football championship last year, so congratulations!
But it’s a new year, so I’ll make a couple suggestions after Week 2 of the 2019 fantasy football season. You’re welcome. Again.
As usual, all pickups are available in at least 50% of Yahoo standard fantasy football leagues (with some minor exceptions) as of Sunday evening.
QB – San Francisco 49ers – 48% Owned
Left for dead after mediocre Week 1 start, Jimmy Garoppolo proved to everyone that he still had it as he completed 17-of-25 passes for 297 yards with three touchdowns and an interception against the Bengals. We were all excited about him last year and it looks like he may have turned the corner and gotten back to hype status. He may not be an every week fantasy starter yet, but if you’re looking for a backup QB in 12-team leagues or deeper, or in two QB leagues, you could do worse.
QB – Washington Redskins – 0% Owned
Ugh, hate to see non-contact injuries. Big Ben left the game with a non-contact elbow injury, which is scary stuff. In stepped 2018 third round pick Mason Rudolph in the second half, managing to complete 12 of 19 passes for 112 yards, two touchdowns and an interception with seven rush yards, almost bringing the Steelers back for the win. We don’t know what will happen to Big Ben, but Rudolph looks to be a reasonable signal caller if Ben is out for any amount of time. Feel free to pick him up as a backup in 14-team leagues or deeper, or in two QB leagues.
RB – San Francisco 49ers – 16% Owned
With Tevin Coleman out for 2-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain, we all expected Matt Breida to get plenty of run. And although Brieda got his, Raheem Mostert also got run totaling 83 rush yards on 13 carries with three receptions for 68 receiving yards and a touchdown. Mostert and Breida essentially split touches with 28 for Breida and 26 for Mostert, so feel free to grab him in all 12-team leagues.
WR – Kansas City Chiefs – 5% Owned
I know, I know, basically everyone on the Chiefs can score. Last week it was Sammy Watkins and this week is was everyone but Sammy Watkins. I already recommended Mecole Hardman last week, and I do like him a bit more for the long term, but Demarcus Robinson ain’t bad either, catching all six of his targets for 172 yards and two touchdowns against the Raiders. No Tyreek Hill means all of Watkins, Robinson and Hardman are in play in the explosive Chiefs offense. Grab Robinson in all 12-team leagues or deeper.
TE – Seattle Seahawks – 3% Owned
Last year, I recommended Will Dissly as a rookie stash, and although he flashed at times, he was pretty inconsistent. Well, as a second year player, it’s that time again. Dissly caught all five targets for 50 yards and two touchdowns against the Steelers. He could have had more but a 43-yard reception was callback for holding. Russell Wilson seems to like him, so in at a weak position, it’s worth stashing Dissly in all 14-team leagues and deeper.
UPDATE for Sunday and Monday Night Football
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And here’s who I’ve recommended in previous weeks that I still think deserve a look:
WRs – John Brown, Marquise Brown, John Ross III
RBs – Carlos Hyde, Adrian Peterson
WRs – DJ Chark Jr., Mecole Hardman, DK Metcalf, Terry McClaurin
QB – Case Keenum, Gardner Minshew
RB – Ronald Jones II
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