Waiver Wire Replacements for Week 2

Week 1 is in the books, and it was a very exciting first week of football. The Colts were crushed without Peyton Manning starting at quarterback. The Colts will miss him dearly, but opposing defenses will disagree. Sam Bradford was hurt in week 1 as well, but he should be good to go for week 2. Steven Jackson and Danny Amendola both got hurt, and they are two players I have begun searching for replacements this week.

1. RB Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, St. Louis Rams (Owned 22% Yahoo/14.3% ESPN)- Steven Jackson went down after two carries and Cadillac filled in nicely. Williams had 19 carries for 91 yards and also added 5 receptions for 49 yards. Jackson is the center piece of the Rams offense, and if he is going to miss significant time with his quadriceps injury.

2. WR Early Doucet, Arizona Cardinals (Owned 8% Yahoo/ 2.1% ESPN)- Kevin Kolb found Doucet for a big 70 yard touchdown pass in Sunday’s game against Carolina. Doucet finished the game with 3 catches for 105 yards and a touchdown. Kolb looked comfortable in the offense, even though it was against the Panthers. Washington should be a little tougher defensively, but Doucet is still a nice option with Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston now out of town.

3. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills (Owned 49% Yahoo/41.9% ESPN)- Fitzpatrick showed a lot of people why the Bills did not have draft a quarterback this year. Fitzpatrick threw for 208 yards and four touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs. Fitzpatrick should continue to be successful as long as Fred Jackson is running well. Against Oakland this week, Fitzpatrick has a chance to repeat his numbers against another AFC West team.

4. QB Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers (Owned 46% Yahoo/36.9% ESPN) Yes, I am jumping on the Cam Newton bandwagon. Newton looked really good on Sunday. Yes, he did take on the Cardinals defense, but he still threw for 422 yards, 2 touchdowns, and had a rushing touchdown. His one rookie mistake led to an interception. This week against Green Bay will be a tough matchup, but I would grab him and store him until a favorable matchup rolls around (Week 3 vs. Jacksonville).

5. RB Ben Tate, Houston Texans (Owned 47% Yahoo/33.5% ESPN)- Derrick Ward started for the Texans but hurt his ankle during the game. Tate took over for the Texans in Arian Foster’s absence. Tate rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown, but also fumbled once. If Foster is unable to go again, Tate should be picked up and started against the Dolphins. He has strong value in the Texans offense.

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2 Responses to “Waiver Wire Replacements for Week 2”

  1. The Fantasy Flukie says:

    Like em’ all but Tate. I don’t believe in handcuffs and Tate is exactly that a handcuff or place holder till Foster is back— which might be this week.

    In particular Doucet might be the diamond in the rough. Someone other then Fitz has got to step up and it doesn’t look like Andre Roberts and Heap are quite on the same page yet. So Doucet might be Fitz’s second fiddle.

    Fitzpatrick and Newton shocked the shit out of me and I won’t buy into them until they repeat the performance. I’m bucking the trend and grabbing my mancrush Sexy Rexy Grossman. He looked solid on Sunday and hopefully he can keep the consistency

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