Every week during the fantasy season I will be writing about a player from the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end position that you could add from waivers to help your team win.
Week one will probably be the least helpful, as everyone just had their drafts and are probably feeling good about their team, but if Le’veon Bell’s holdout, Jerrick McKinnon’s injury, or any other situation has left you needing help, here is where you can find some additions.
If you are in need of a quarterback this week, the one I would be looking at is Andy Dalton. He is going up against an always weak Colts defense that has a pretty poor secondary. Dalton also enters the game with plenty of weapons like stud receiver AJ Green, speedy deep threat John Ross, and Joe Mixon in the backfield. He is a prime candidate to put up some really good numbers this week.
The obvious choice here is Pittsburgh’s James Conner since it looks like Le’veon Bell’s holdout is going to last for awhile. So not only could he help you this week, but he could also play a role on your team in the coming weeks until Bell decides to come back. The Steelers have had great production running the football these past few years, and yes a lot of that is due to Bell, but there have been reports that Conner has looked great during training camp, and their offensive line has been hyping him up. He has a high ceiling each week until Bell ends his holdout, whenever that might be.
If you are looking to add another receiver to possibly play this week, take a flier on Miami Dolphins’ receiver Albert Wilson. Davante Parker is doubtful for this week, which could lead to Wilson taking starting snaps. The Titans’ secondary isn’t the strongest even with star safety Kevin Byard, so there is a strong chance that Wilson could be making some big plays in that game.
Mr. Old Reliable, Antonio Gates, is the one you should target if you need a tight end this week. Yes, Gates is back in the NFL. Even though he just resigned with the Chargers, and there is a slight possibility he may not play much or at all, he has been there long enough that learning the playbook and getting on the field should not be an issue. He has slowed down and lost the athleticism he use to have, but he is still a threat when the Chargers are in the red zone, which could lead to him receiving a touchdown catch this week. He doesn’t have a very high ceiling, but he can get the job done if you have a big need at tight end for this week.