Waiver Wire - Week 2

Welcome to the week 2 waiver wire. Where overreaction sets in after an opening week loss and you start to question everything you thought before the season (we are looking at you Kyle Shanahan). Lets dive in to our top waivers going into week 2.

Elijah Mitchell, RB, SF (8% Rostered) - Lets start with the obvious choice for this week. Trey Sermon as a surprise healthy scratch, a Raheem Mostert knee injury, and a 104 yards vs a poor Detroit Lions defense seems to put him in the driver seat to be the lead back in a run heavy offense. Let's remember this is Kyle Shanahan and Trey Sermon and Jeff Wilson Jr. still linger, but if Mitchell is able to keep the lead role, he is capable of being a league winner type pick-up for teams that went with a 0 RB draft.

James White, RB, NE (33% Rostered) - Doing his role in NE like expected. It's always surprising when 3rd down/pass catching/2 minute drill backs are so readily available in some leagues. 7 targets and 6 catches in Mac Jones' first game while Damien Harris had 100 yards rushing on 23 carries seems like a good floor. In 12+ team leagues he can end up being a safe and steady flex while holding value as a handcuff after a early Stephenson fumble puts him in Belichick's doghouse and J.J. Taylor not suiting up.

Sammy Watkins, WR, BAL (14% Rostered) - Targets are king and it's hard to ignore Watkins getting 8 of them. Seen as a boom or bust player in the past, this might be his year to get consistency with Baltimore. Marquise Brown with 6 catches and a touchdown has some breakout potential as well that could take away from Watkins but there are a lot of targets to be had while they figure out their backfield.

Tim Patrick, WR, DEN (1% Rostered) - 4 targets and 4 catches with a touchdown was a good opening game to the season. Jerry Jeudy's ankle sprain opens up more targets for the next 6-8 weeks. Sutton seems to stand the most to gain but after what we saw last year and this opening game, there could be a baseline of 5 targets a game with an ability to be a redzone threat.

Still not sold

Jameis Winston, QB, NO (43% Rostered) - 5 touchdowns and almost 30 points was more than anyone expected. A lot of hype on him finally being able to see. This just isn't sustainable on 148 passing yards against a GB defense and offense that just didn't show up. I still don't view him at a top 15 QB, but if he is available in a 2 QB or SF league have at it.

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