Fantasy Football 2017: Week 1 Waiver Wire Adds
The Trending Sleepers and Waiver Wire Adds in Fantasy Football Heading into Week 1
September 6, 2017
Week 1 in the 2017 fantasy football season is nearly upon us, so it’s time to get that roster in order by visiting the waiver wire for some fringe adds that could pay off handsomely. Let’s check out a few of the trending names on the wire and see if anyone’s right for your team.
Paul Richardson, WR, Seattle Seahawks: The stage is now set for Richardson to come out of the gate quickly. He’s listed as a starter in the Seahawks’ Week 1 depth chart for the Green Bay game, which also demotes Tyler Lockett to the second team.
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Richardson has been hampered by injuries in his career, and that includes this preseason. The CB match-ups Richardson will get on the other side seem favorable to him as well. He’s worth adding in deeper leagues.
Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: A few seasons back, Sproles was a PPR dynamo who delivered fantasy points in bunches. We didn’t get to see him in the preseason this year, though, so it’s hard to gauge what he’ll look like in his age-34 season.
There are a couple of talented RBs alongside Sproles in the Philly backfield, but for now at least he’s the starter. He should bag you some decent all-around points if you pick him up.
Jamaal Charles, RB, Denver Broncos: Remember when Charles was a top fantasy pick who could carry your team the entire year? Those days are gone, but there’s still plenty of value here.
Charles has been hampered by knee injuries the past couple of years, but he seems to be healthy right now. Even with CJ Anderson alongside him, there could be enough touches here for Charles to make him a viable fantasy play.
Kendall Wright, WR, Chicago Bears: The Bears just can’t catch a break when it comes to wide receivers, and with Meredith’s injury there’s a big hole in that number one slot in Chicago. Wright seems to be the best bet here, as he seems to have a higher ceiling than Markus Wheaton or Deonte Thompson.
The QB situation in Chicago isn’t very inspiring either, but if Wright can develop some chemistry with Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky we could see some sneaky fantasy value here.
Zay Jones, WR, Buffalo Bills: No one is really looking to Buffalo for fantasy talent, though there are a few gems in there, including Jones.
Jones seems to be the most promising name in the Bills receiving corps, and he’s got a favorable matchup against the hapless Jets in Week 1. Jones is at least worth keeping an eye on here.
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