5 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

Week One just ended in your fantasy football league and you are looking to hit the waiver wire to find some help for your team. Maybe you had a player or two get injured or you had some guys whose role was not what you thought it would be so you had to let them go. There are players out there that can help your team immediately and there are some that you may want to grab and stash. Check to see if these guys are available in your league and scoop them up quickly.

1. Tajae Sharpe – Tennessee Titans WR
If you need help at wide receiver you had better hurry because Sharpe won’t be there for long. The rookie was thrown to 11 times in game one and caught seven of the passes, gaining 76 yards. He seems to be Marcus Mariota’s favorite target and hopefully he will get him some red zone looks as well.

2. Jalen Richard – Oakland Raiders RB
Richard looks like a homerun hitter after the first week. On three carries he raced to 84 yards and a touchdown. Jalen also caught two passes for 11 yards and it looks like he might have taken the number two running back spot from DeAndre Washington.

3. Mike Wallace – Baltimore Ravens WR
Wallace is proving to be the deep threat for Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens. He caught three passes for 91 yards and added a score. Wallace should be a nice flex player in deep leagues.

4. Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles QB
Carson completed 22 of 37 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns. The good news was that he did not throw an interception, the bad news is that he lost the ball twice but recovered it once. He looks like an NFL quarterback as he spread the ball throughout the team. Chicago’s defense is not what it used to be, so look for more solid numbers in week two.

5. Tevin Coleman – Atlanta Falcons RB
Coleman is set to split time with Devonta Freeman. In week one, he carried the ball eight times and Freeman had 11 carries. Coleman caught five passes for 95 yards and rushed for 22 yards. He would be a good pick up to stash and see exactly how the Falcons plan on splitting time and carries.
Stay posted as I will continue to update you in all fantasy pickups, trades and injuries.

By Gordon Robinson

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