If you happened to be that individual that had the first overall pick in your fantasy football draft and drafted Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson, this is a must read. There are plenty of good players on the waiver wire heading into week two that you should seriously consider adding to your fantasy squad, if you have not already.
Buck Allen – Running Back – Baltimore Ravens
It should be no surprise to anyone that running back Danny Woodhead went down with an injury in his opening game with the Ravens. Woodhead is often injured and cannot be relied on as a fantasy starter. Now that Woodhead is out of the picture for now, look to running back Buck Allen to split carries with teammate Terrance West. Allen brings a dimension to his game that West does not; Allen catches the ball out of the backfield well, giving him more opportunities on third down over West. Look for Buck to carve out a big role in this run-heavy offense.
Tarik Cohen – Running Back – Chicago Bears
Is this Darren Sproles 2.0? Tarik Cohen is a do-it-all type back that is short (5’6”), shifty and a task to tackle. With teammate Jordan Howard clearly the number one back, Cohen will be backing him up for the near future. But if Howard were to struggle in his second year, the former Black College Player of the Year would get the nod. Cohen has proven to the coaching staff that he is more than deserving to be on the field; maybe as a Tyreek Hill-last year type of roll.
Cooper Kupp – Wide Receiver – Los Angeles Rams
Cooper Kupp spent four seasons at Eastern Washington State University. Over the course of those four years, Kupp caught 428 passes going for 6,464 yards and a whopping 73 touchdowns. It’s awfully early, but after week one in the NFL, Kupp looks the part. Second year quarterback Jared Goff has already established a connection with the rookie receiver, finding him four times on Sunday for 74 yards and a touchdown. Look for Kupp to keep getting better as the year goes on.
Kerwynn Williams – Running Back – Arizona Cardinals
Kerwynn Williams is on this list for one reason and one reason only: David Johnson’s injury situation. With All-Pro running back David Johnson out for the entirety of the fantasy football regular season, it’s ‘next man up’ for the Arizona Cardinals backfield. That next man is Williams. Williams will be the lead back from here on out for Arizona until Johnson gets back on the field. He should get 10-15 carries a game while catching a few passes as well. He is a good solution for anyone looking for a potential second running back option. Andre Ellington and veteran Chris Johnson will back up Williams, respectively.
Kenny Golladay – Wide Receiver – Detroit Lions
Detroit may have found another weapon for Matthew Stafford, coming in the form of Kenny Golladay. Golladay burst onto the scene Sunday, catching four passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns. The rookie receiver has now made it clear that he should be Stafford’s number three, if not number two target going forward.