Who are Dynasty Waiver Wire Adds to Consider for Week 2?
Football is back!!!! Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books. Does this mean we are one step closer to normalcy? I’m not sure about that, only time will tell. Speaking of time, now is when you look at your roster(s) and see who you should consider adding going into week 2. Below I list some deep dynasty waiver wire adds owners should be targeting. If you missed my week 1 adds click here.
Myles Gaskin – RB, MIA
The Dolphins needed to upgrade their running back room this off-season. They added Jordan Howard via free agency and traded for San Francisco’s Matt Breida. Oh yeah, Myles Gaskin was still there and that’s who was the most productive RB in the season opener. Myles had 9 carries for 40 yards while adding 4 catches for 26 yards on 4 targets against New England. In comparison, Breida and Howard combined for 13 carries for 29 yards and a rushing touchdown. I’m still a believer in Breida but if you’re in need of running back depth then consider adding Gaskin. The Dolphins will be in a lot of negative game scripts, so don’t expect much from any running back. Miami hosts Buffalo in week 2.
Scottie Phillips/Buddy Howell – RB, HOU
Second string running back, Duke Johnson left the season opener early with an ankle injury. He’s already being listed as questionable for week 2 against Baltimore. Starting running back, David Johnson was also injured briefly in week 1. What does all this mean? It means that there’s opportunity and that is what fantasy players look for. I expect David to be fine and play the majority of the running back snaps. If you’re shallow at running back you should be looking to add either of these guys off the waiver wire. My preference is Scottie Phillips, but either are just deep league adds for now.
Demarcus Robinson – WR, KC
He entered the season as the fourth wide receiver, on the Chiefs depth chart. After his week 1 performance I don’t see him moving up to number three, over Mecole Hardman. However, I do think he’s someone that should be added to dynasty owners rosters and I’ll tell you why. First, he’s part of a high scoring offense, so why wouldn’t you want a piece of that? Second, he was targeted by quarterback Patrick Mahomes six times. That tied for second on the team with Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. Lastly, he and the Chiefs will be playing the Chargers in week 2, and with no preseason games I think that offense will be playing from start to finish, regardless of the score.
Keelan Cole – WR, JAX
The Jacksonville Jaguars upset the Indianapolis Colts in week 1 and Keelan Cole was a big part of that. He had 5 catches for 47 yards and a touchdown on 5 targets from quarterback Gardner Minshew. Gardner only attempted 20 passes and I think that’s about what he’ll average a week. Cole is someone that could provide some sneaky depth to your wide receiver group and could have a few more useful games this season.
Logan Thomas – TE, WSH
With the release of starting tight end Jordan Reed this off-season, I thought Jeremy Sprinkle was going to claim the starting tight end role in Washington. If week 1 is any indication, then I was wrong wrong wrong. Logan Thomas was productive against the Eagles, hauling in 4 catches for 37 yards and a touchdown on a team-leading 8 targets. I could see quarterback Dwayne Haskins and Thomas developing good chemistry as the development of Dwayne continues. The jury is still out on the Washington offense, but if you’re in need of tight end depth, or are in a tight end premium league, Thomas is worth an add.
Dalton Schultz – TE, DAL
Starting tight end Blake Jarwin is most likely done for the season due to a torn ACL suffered against the Rams. This is a tough break for Jarwin who had some hype coming into this season. Backup tight end Dalton Schultz was the first to replace Jarwin, entering the game in the second quarter. While he didn’t do much at all, with a line of 1 catch for 11 yards, he did get 4 targets. Why is that important? Well if Jarwin is done for the season, someone needs to play tight end in Dallas. The fact that Dak looked his way in game one, with all of the weapons the Cowboys have, is note worthy. Schultz needs to be considered in tight end premium leagues at the very least.