Fantasy Football Week 2 waiver wire: Finding David Johnson, Danny Woodhead replacements and buying into Cooper Kupp, Kenny Golladay

Welcome to overreaction Tuesday. 

Aside from the Dolphins and Buccaneers, every team has played its first game -- and every Fantasy league has finished its first week.

And now some Fantasy owners are starting to panic.

So no, you should not drop Jamison Crowder for Bennie Fowler. Do not give up on Joe Mixon and Hunter Henry yet. And do not expect Alex Smith, Sam Bradford and Trevor Siemian to be better than Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Drew Brees every week.

It does mean you can now judge the Fantasy team you drafted to see what changes you want to make. Some, as a result of injury, are obvious since David Johnson (wrist), Danny Woodhead (hamstring) and Allen Robinson (torn ACL), among others, have to be replaced.

You also want to add talent where available, which is why being aggressive on the waiver wire is important. Guys like Tarik Cohen, Javorius Allen, Kerwynn Williams, Cooper Kupp and Kenny Golladay could be difference-makers for your roster.

And yes, there are some guys you can move on from, including Andy Dalton, Eddie Lacy and Brandon Marshall, which we'll discuss below. Dropping them now doesn't mean they're finished as viable Fantasy options. It just means that heading into Week 2 that there are better players available for your team.

Just because you lost your Week 1 Fantasy matchup doesn't mean your season is over. It just means you might have some work to do on your roster. It also gives you a higher priority on the waiver wire, which could prove to be valuable.

But don't panic just because a good player who you liked coming into the season had one bad game. It happens. They'll rebound. And your Fantasy team will be fine.


Injuries of note: Andrew Luck (shoulder)

* - Add these players in this order, and they are owned in 65 percent of leagues or less on CBS Sports.

Priority list
Alex Smith Kansas City Chiefs QB
Smith opened the season on fire with 368 passing yards and four touchdowns on 80 percent completions at New England, and the offseason reports of him being more aggressive were accurate, at least for one week. He's worth a look in leagues where you own Luck or had questionable backup options like Eli Manning and Andy Dalton. Smith could hover around top 15 or top 12 production all season if he continues to be aggressive like he showed in Week 1, and he's a low-end starting option for Week 2 against the Eagles. He's worth at least 5 percent of your FAAB dollars.
Sam Bradford Minnesota Vikings QB
Like Smith, Bradford was aggressive in Week 1 against New Orleans with 346 passing yards and three touchdowns on 84 percent completions, and hopefully this wasn't just him taking advantage of a good matchup. His weapons also looked great in Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Kyle Rudolph and Dalvin Cook, and maybe this could be an underrated offense this year. Bradford could end up in a shootout with the Steelers in Week 2, and he's a borderline starter in all leagues. And remember, he actually averaged 17.3 Fantasy points per game over his final eight outings last year, so he's probably a better Fantasy quarterback than you think. He's worth at least 5 percent of your FAAB dollars.
Jared Goff Los Angeles Rams QB
Goff got his first NFL victory in Week 1 against the Colts, and it was relatively easy thanks to a strong defensive performance from the Rams. But Goff also played well with 306 passing yards and a touchdown on 72 percent completions. And now he has weapons this year with Sammy Watkins and Kupp to help Todd Gurley, along with a better offensive line and improved coaching with Sean McVay. Goff is another borderline starter this week against the Redskins, and hopefully he's turned the corner from his disastrous rookie campaign. He's worth no more than 5 percent of your FAAB dollars.
Trevor Siemian Denver Broncos QB
Siemian had a great Week 1 performance against the Chargers with 219 passing yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and he also added 19 rushing yards and a score. We hope he can build off that performance in Week 2 against Dallas, and if that happens then he'll be worth adding as a potential starter in all leagues. For now, consider Siemian an option in deeper formats, and hopefully he can get Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders some touchdowns instead of Fowler, who scored twice. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB dollars.
DeShone Kizer Cleveland Browns QB
The Steelers sacked Kizer seven times in Week 1, and he threw an interception. But he also showed you his upside with 222 passing yards and one touchdown on 67 percent completions, along with 17 rushing yards and a touchdown. I hate his matchup in Week 2 at Baltimore, but he's definitely someone to put on your radar moving forward. And he faces the Colts in Week 3 if you want to add him now for that matchup. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB dollars.
Deshaun Watson Houston Texans QB
The Texans didn't let Tom Savage finish Week 1 against Jacksonville before turning to Watson, which is something they should have done in training camp. Watson is expected to start in Week 2 at Cincinnati on Thursday, and we hope he takes advantage of this opportunity to keep the job. The best thing he did for Fantasy owners was lean on DeAndre Hopkins, but Watson can develop into a quality Fantasy option in two-quarterback leagues. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB dollars.

Drop list

* - If you need to make a move, these are players you can drop for this week. 

  • Eli Manning (90 percent): It might not be fair to fully judge Manning for his Week 1 performance against Dallas since Odell Beckham (ankle) didn't play, but it's also hard to trust him after his performance in 2016, along with a woeful offensive line. I'm definitely moving on from Manning if Smith, Bradford and Goff are available. 
  • Andy Dalton (88 percent): Dalton was terrible against Baltimore in Week 1 and should struggle Thursday night against the Texans given his prime-time woes. He'll be someone to add again later this year, but there's no reason to stash him if you have a capable starting option or can swap him out for any of the quarterbacks above. 
  • Tyrod Taylor (65 percent): Taylor was someone I liked in Week 1 against the Jets at home. And he might be good in Week 2 at Carolina, although I don't expect a strong performance. Like Dalton, you might come back to him later this season, but for now he should go back on the waiver wire given his difficult matchup against the Panthers.

Running backs

Injuries of note: David Johnson (wrist), Danny Woodhead (hamstring), Thomas Rawls (ankle)

* - Add these players in this order, and they are owned in 65 percent of leagues or less on CBS Sports.

Priority list
Tarik Cohen Chicago Bears RB
The Bears need playmakers with their two best receivers hurt in Cameron Meredith (ACL) and Kevin White (collarbone), and Cohen looked the part in Week 1 against Atlanta with five carries for 66 yards and eight catches for 47 yards and a touchdown on a whopping 12 targets. Jordan Howard remains the starting running back, but Cohen will also get his touches and is the No. 1 running back to add this week in all formats. He is a borderline starter, especially in PPR, in Week 2 at Tampa Bay. He's worth at least 20 percent of your FAAB dollars.
Javorius Allen Baltimore Ravens RB
With Woodhead expected to miss a "significant amount of time," according to the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens need Allen to help Terrance West in the backfield. In Week 1 against the Bengals, Allen had 21 carries for 71 yards in a blowout victory. Now, West still had 19 carries for 80 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 and will remain the starter moving forward. But Allen could help replace Woodhead on passing downs and would get a huge boost if West got hurt. He's also a potential flex option in Week 2 against the Browns. He's worth at least 20 percent of your FAAB dollars.
Kerwynn Williams Arizona Cardinals RB
With Johnson expected to miss potentially up to 2-3 months with his wrist injury, the Cardinals will replace him with a committee of Williams, Andre Ellington (1 percent) and Chris Johnson (1 percent), who is expected to re-sign with the team. Williams has the higher ceiling since he replaced Johnson in Week 17 last year against the Rams when he suffered a knee injury and had 12 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown and also scored against the Lions in Week 1. Ellington would work on passing downs, with Chris Johnson also getting work, and it could be frustrating for Fantasy owners. But add Williams for Week 2, and he's a potential starter at the Colts. Ellington slots in the priority list behind Shane Vereen if you want to know where to get him by himself, and Johnson is behind Thompson. Williams is worth only about 10 percent of your FAAB dollars, with Ellington and Johnson at about 1 percent.
Chris Carson Seattle Seahawks RB
It sounds like Rawls is going to play in Week 2 against the 49ers, which ruins a potential dream matchup for Carson. But he should still get work as the No. 2 running back, and it's clear he's much better than Lacy and C.J. Prosise at this point. Despite a poor showing offensively for Seattle in Week 1 at Green Bay, Carson still managed six carries for 39 yards and one catch for 10 yards. He's the preferred handcuff for Rawls, and he could be a flex option this week against San Francisco. He's worth at least 10 percent of your FAAB dollars.
Marlon Mack Indianapolis Colts RB
In a game that had few bright spots for the Colts in Week 1 at the Rams, Mack had a decent Fantasy outing with 10 carries for 24 yards and a touchdown and one catch for 21 yards. He's still behind Frank Gore, but he's 34 and a breakdown is always possible for any player at that age, especially running backs. And Mack can work in tandem with Gore as a change-of-pace rusher. Granted, the Colts offense will struggle until Luck is back, but it's not a bad idea to stash Mack now in case he becomes a viable option later this season. He's worth at least 10 percent of your FAAB dollars.
Shane Vereen New York Giants RB
The Giants offensive line is terrible, and the run game was non-existent in Week 1 at Dallas. Vereen was the lone bright spot out of the backfield with nine catches for 51 yards on 10 targets. It's doubtful he'll get many carries for now behind Paul Perkins and Orleans Darkwa, but Vereen could be useful in PPR leagues. He's the only Giants running back I'd want on my roster right now. He's worth at least 5 percent of your FAAB dollars.
Alvin Kamara New Orleans Saints RB
Kamara led the Saints running backs in carries (seven), rushing yards (18) and snaps played (31). He also added four catches for 20 yards on six targets. It's not impressive, but it shows that New Orleans is going to use him even though Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson are on the roster. He's worth stashing just in case he moves ahead of Peterson on the depth chart, and he could be useful in deeper PPR leagues right away. He's worth no more than 5 percent of your FAAB dollars.
Chris Thompson Washington Redskins RB
Samaje Perine didn't play on offense in Week 1 against the Eagles, and Thompson split playing time with Rob Kelley. It's doubtful Thompson's role would change if Kelley got hurt, but he's definitely a big part of the passing game. He finished Week 1 with four catches for 52 yards and a touchdown on five targets, along with three carries for 4 yards. He's a potential PPR flex option in Week 2 at the Rams. He's worth no more than 5 percent of your FAAB dollars.

Drop list
* - If you need to make a move, these are players you can drop for this week. 

  • Paul Perkins (96 percent): You knew Perkins had a bad offensive line to deal with, but the Giants are going to give Darkwa and Vereen plenty of touches also. There's little upside here, and he's someone to drop if you want to add Cohen, Allen or Williams. I'd also rather have Vereen than Perkins, especially in PPR. 
  • Darren McFadden (90 percent): With Ezekiel Elliott looking like he's going to play most of the season, there's no reason to carry McFadden on the majority of rosters. And he was inactive for Week 1 against the Giants, with Alfred Morris as the No. 2 running back. McFadden would have value if Elliott got hurt, but he's a low-end stash candidate at best. 
  • Eddie Lacy (89 percent): Lacy looks done. He struggled mightily in Week 1 against the Packers with five carries for 3 yards, and it's clear Rawls and Carson are better running backs, with Prosise also ahead of him. There's no reason to hold onto Lacy heading into Week 2. 
  • Samaje Perine (71 percent): As we said above, Perine didn't even play on offense in Week 1 against the Eagles. He's behind Kelley and Thompson, and Perine would likely need Kelley to get hurt to see his role increase. You can find better use of your roster space than to stash Perine. 
  • Latavius Murray (67 percent): Murray's first carry with the Vikings resulted in a fumble, which the team recovered. He was mostly a spectator while Dalvin Cook dominated the Saints in Week 1. Murray is not going to make this a committee, and he's not worth holding onto since Cook is clearly the man in Minnesota.

Wide receivers  

Injuries of note: Allen Robinson (knee), Danny Amendola (concussion), Kevin White (collarbone), Odell Beckham (ankle) 

Add if available: Adam Thielen (77 percent), Corey Coleman (76 percent), Corey Davis (70 percent) and Jordan Matthews (69 percent)

* - Add these players in this order, and they are owned in 65 percent of leagues or less on CBS Sports.

Priority list
Cooper Kupp Los Angeles Rams WR
Kupp was someone I drafted in several leagues because I liked what I saw in the preseason, and the reports in training camp were glowing. And I would add him over Golladay, even though both are extremely viable. Kupp might not have the upside of Sammy Watkins, but he could be the best receiver for the Rams and lead the team in targets. He already did that in Week 1 with four catches for 76 yards and a touchdown against the Colts on six targets (Watkins had five), and he could be a dynamic player for the Rams and Fantasy owners. I would consider starting Kupp as a potential flex option in Week 2 against the Redskins. I'd spend at least 15 percent of my FAAB dollars on Kupp.
Kenny Golladay Detroit Lions WR
Kudos to my colleague Dave Richard for touting Golladay in the preseason, and he delivered in big way in Week 1 against the Cardinals with four catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns on seven targets. I still think he'll be the No. 3 target for the Lions behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, and Jones saw a lot of Arizona standout cornerback Patrick Peterson in the season opener. Golladay could end up being touchdown dependent to boost his Fantasy value, but he has a huge ceiling as the best big target for Matthew Stafford. He's the No. 2 receiver to add this week behind Kupp. I'd spend at least 15 percent of my FAAB dollars on Golladay.
Nelson Agholor Philadelphia Eagles WR
There were plenty of reports in training camp about Agholor stepping up and being more of a contributor this season, and it was accurate based on what happened in Week 1. Agholor had six catches for 86 yards and one touchdown on eight targets, and he was tied with Zach Ertz and Darren Sproles for the most targets on the team. Now, his 58-yard touchdown catch came on a broken play where Carson Wentz did most of the work, but Agholor looks like he's worth a speculative add since this could be a third-year breakout candidate. He's worth at least 5 percent of your FAAB dollars.
Danny Amendola New England Patriots WR
We don't know the extent of Amendola's concussion and how long he'll be out, but he's worth stashing after his performance in Week 1. Against the Chiefs, in the first game without Julian Edelman (torn ACL), Amendola led the team with six catches for 100 yards on seven targets. He will be the primary slot receiver for the Patriots this year when healthy, and that's a great Fantasy option given what Wes Welker and Edelman have meant to Tom Brady in his career. He's worth at least 5 percent of your FAAB dollars.
Marqise Lee Jacksonville Jaguars WR
Lee and Allen Hurns (15 percent) will now benefit the most with Robinson out for the season. I wouldn't get overexcited about either one since the Jaguars are going to lean on Leonard Fournette as much as possible, and Blake Bortles isn't exactly a trustworthy quarterback. Still, Lee is now the No. 1 target in Jacksonville, and Hurns is No. 2, which means they are viable in deep leagues. I'd spend no more than 5 percent of my FAAB dollars on either one, with Lee the priority.
Kendall Wright Chicago Bears WR
Wright didn't have a big game in Week 1 with three catches for 34 yards on four targets against the Falcons, but he's now the best receiver in Chicago with Meredith and White out. That makes him a potential No. 3 Fantasy receiver in the majority of leagues, but he's still going to deal with an inconsistent quarterback in Mike Glennon on a run-first team. He's only worth 5 percent of your FAAB dollars at best.
Rishard Matthews Tennessee Titans WR
Marcus Mariota spread the ball around in a big way in Week 1 against Oakland with Eric Decker, Corey Davis, Delanie Walker and Matthews all getting at least eight targets. Matthews had five catches for 71 yards on nine targets, and he's not going away even though Davis and Decker likely have a higher ceiling. If he's still available, he's worth stashing since Davis and Decker already battled injuries in the preseason. He's worth less than 5 percent of your FAAB dollars.
Paul Richardson Seattle Seahawks WR
The No. 1 receiver for the Seahawks is easily Doug Baldwin, and the No. 2 target in the passing game behind Baldwin is Jimmy Graham. But Richardson looks like the No. 3 option, and he played well in Week 1 at Green Bay with four catches for 59 yards on seven targets. Tyler Lockett could eventually pass Richardson on the pecking order for Russell Wilson, but owners in deeper leagues might want to stash Richardson if you have an open roster spot. He's worth 1 percent or your FAAB dollars.
Jermaine Kearse New York Jets WR
I still expect Robby Anderson to be the best receiver for the Jets, but Kearse was the No. 1 option in Week 1 at Buffalo. He had seven catches for 59 yards on nine targets, and Anderson only managed four catches for 22 yards on eight targets. No one wants any of the Jets players, which is understandable, but someone could be a viable Fantasy option in this passing game. And Kearse is a decent speculative add in deep PPR leagues. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB dollars.

Drop list
* - If you need to make a move, these are players you can drop for this week.

  • Brandon Marshall (98 percent): Maybe he'll do better with Beckham healthy, and he's supposed to return in Week 2 against Detroit. But Marshall struggled in Week 1 at Dallas with one catch for 10 yards on four targets, and last year's decline might have been the start of the end of Marshall's career. We'll see if he can rebound, but he's not worth stashing.
  • Donte Moncrief (78 percent): I'm still confident in Moncrief when Luck is healthy, but you don't need to stash Moncrief while Luck is out. Moncrief had one catch for 50 yards on four targets against the Rams in Week 1, and the good news is that came from potential new starter Jacoby Brissett. Hopefully we see Brissett continue to look for Moncrief more moving forward.
  • Kenny Britt (63 percent): Britt was clearly behind Corey Coleman in Week 1 against the Steelers with one catch for 13 yards on three targets, and he had a bad drop that could get him demoted. This isn't a passing game that will support two relevant Fantasy receivers, so Britt has minimal Fantasy value moving forward.

Tight ends  

Injuries of note: C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) 

Add if available: Coby Fleener (71 percent) and Jason Witten (67 percent)

* - Add these players in this order, and they are owned in 65 percent of leagues or less on CBS Sports. 

Priority list
Cameron Brate Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE
Brate didn't play in Week 1 because of Hurricane Irma, but he should have the chance for a solid outing in Week 2 against the Bears. Chicago just lost Austin Hooper in Week 1 when he had two catches for 128 yards and a touchdown on two targets, and we expect Brate to get more targets in this matchup. He likely won't go for over 100 yards, but a touchdown is a strong possibility. And don't worry too much about O.J. Howard because Brate should be the primary tight end for Tampa Bay this week. I would spend at least 5 percent of my FAAB dollars on Brate.
Charles Clay Buffalo Bills TE
Clay was the best receiving option for the Bills in Week 1 against the Jets with four catches for 53 yards and a touchdown on nine targets, and he now has five touchdowns in his past four games with Taylor under center. It's a tough matchup for him in Week 2 at Carolina, but Clay looks like more than just a streaming option at the position. He's worth at least 5 percent of your FAAB dollars, and he could be a viable Fantasy option all season given Buffalo's depleted receiving corps.
Austin Hooper Atlanta Falcons TE
Hooper only had two targets against the Bears, but he made them count with an 88-yard touchdown and a 40-yard catch to finish with two catches for 128 yards and the score. We'd like to see his targets go up, and he could be a viable weapon for this Falcons offense. He's still behind Julio Jones, Taylor Gabriel, Mohamed Sanu and the running backs in terms of potential targets, but there's upside here worth buying into. He's worth at least 5 percent of your FAAB dollars.
Jesse James Pittsburgh Steelers TE
You don't want to chase waterfalls, and you don't want to chase touchdowns either. I hope James is more than just a touchdown guy, but he did score twice against the Browns in Week 1 to go with six catches for 41 yards on eight targets. We'll see if Vance McDonald becomes more of a factor for the Steelers moving forward, and keep in mind that Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant were quiet at Cleveland. James is only worth 3 percent of your FAAB dollars, and I'd be nervous starting him in Week 2 against Minnesota.
Evan Engram New York Giants TE
Engram didn't have a great game in Week 1 at Dallas with four catches for 44 yards on five targets, but I expect him to benefit when Beckham is active. He can move around in this offense, and the Giants might lean on him and Sterling Shepard moving forward more so than Marshall. I wouldn't plan to start Engram in Week 2 against the Lions, but he is a good stash candidate. He's worth at least 3 percent of your FAAB dollars.
George Kittle San Francisco 49ers TE
Owners in deeper leagues should keep an eye on Kittle since he's now the No. 1 tight end for the 49ers. He was tied with Carlos Hyde and Marquise Goodwin for second on the team in targets with six behind Pierre Garcon, who had 10, and Kittle had five catches for 27 yards. He might never develop into a Fantasy start, but Kittle could be useful in 14-team leagues or larger. He's worth 1 percent of your FAAB dollars.

Drop list
* - If you need to make a move, these are players you can drop for this week. 

  • Jack Doyle (69 percent): Until Luck returns, it will be hard to trust Doyle as a starting Fantasy tight end in the majority of leagues. He only had two catches for 41 yards on three targets against the Rams in Week 1, and you should be able to add him later once Luck is healthy. 

DST streamers

  • Raiders (35 percent) vs. NYJ 
  • Buccaneers (36 percent) vs. CHI 
  • Rams (50 percent) vs. WAS 

K streamers

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