One of the biggest injuries in Week 1 happened to San Francisco running back Raheem Mostert, who is expected to miss the rest of the season after hurting his knee at Detroit. His absence has given Elijah Mitchell a big opportunity, and he's a prime target for Fantasy managers to add off the waiver wire.
Mitchell, who is rostered in 6% of leagues on CBS Sports, took advantage of Mostert getting hurt early in Sunday's game against the Lions with 19 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown. He did not factor in the passing game, but he played twice as many snaps as JaMychal Hasty, who opened the game as the No. 3 running back.
Now, Trey Sermon was considered a healthy scratch in Week 1, which was a surprise. But now Sermon is expected to be active for Week 2 at Philadelphia, and we'll see how the depth chart looks with Mostert out.
I would expect Mitchell to start and get the majority of carries against the Eagles, but look for Sermon and Hasty to also get work. In the short-term, Mitchell looks like a borderline starting Fantasy option in all leagues, with his value slightly higher in non-PPR formats. He's a flex option in Week 2.
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Long-term, we'll find out if Mitchell or Sermon will be the best 49ers running back until Mostert returns. And keep in mind that Jeff Wilson (knee), who is on the PUP list, could also come back before Mostert is healthy.
While it's easy to make Mitchell the No. 1 priority off waivers, it's a tougher call on how much of your FAAB to spend on him. I'd expect Fantasy managers in most leagues to spend around 30 percent of their budget given the potential of what Mitchell can be in Kyle Shanahan's offense. For me, I'd go as high as 20 percent because I'm not convinced Mitchell will hold off Sermon completely while Mostert is out.
And keep in mind, Mitchell isn't the only running back you can add off waivers this week, with guys like Nyheim Hines (65 percent rostered), Tony Jones (57 percent), Kenneth Gainwell (38 percent) and Mark Ingram (32 percent) among those who could be available. We'll get into those options below.
We also have other injuries like Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip), Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and Michael Gallup (calf) to address, and there are plenty of free agent quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends to add, as well as kicker and DST streamers. This should be a fun week on the waiver wire.
Editor's note: For this waiver wire column, we are only looking at players rostered in less than 65 percent of CBS Sports leagues.
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Week 2 Waivers
- Injuries: Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip)
- Check to see if available: Jameis Winston (67 percent rostered). Winston looked great in his first game as the Saints starter against the Packers with five touchdown passes. He should be the No. 1 quarterback to add if available.
- Drop candidates: Matt Ryan (89 percent rostered), Baker Mayfield (69 percent), Tua Tagovailoa (62 percent). I don't have any interest in starting any of these guys in Week 2 in one-quarterback leagues. The closest would be Mayfield given his matchup with the Texans, but the Browns could be handing off a lot in that matchup, which lowers the upside for Mayfield on Sunday.
Add in this order:
Derek Carr QB
NO New Orleans • #4
Age: 32 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Carr had a fantastic first game against Baltimore with 435 passing yards, two touchdowns and one interception as the Raiders beat the Ravens in overtime. He's now scored at least 24 Fantasy points in five of his past six starts going back to last season, and he could be a low-end starter in deeper leagues moving forward. I would sit him at Pittsburgh in Week 2, but if he plays well against the Steelers then he could be a weekly starter in all leagues moving forward. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB budget.
Tyrod Taylor QB
NYG N.Y. Giants • #2
Age: 33 • Experience: 13 yrs.
Taylor should be the Houston starter for the foreseeable future, and he had a strong Week 1 outing against Jacksonville with 291 passing yards and two touchdowns, along with four carries for 40 yards. His mobility could make him a decent Fantasy option moving forward, although you have to fear Week 1 was his best game since the Jaguars are terrible. However, he could be someone to stash in case he plays well again in Week 2 at Cleveland, and Taylor will likely be chasing points most weeks given the setup of Houston's team this year. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
MIA Miami • #5
Age: 30 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Bridgewater looked good against the Giants in Week 1 with 264 passing yards and two touchdowns, and he also added three carries for 19 yards. Losing Jeudy for a few weeks will hurt Bridgewater, but he still has Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant and Tim Patrick to help him make plays. The main reason for Bridgewater in this spot, however, is his matchup in Week 2 against the Jaguars. Bridgewater is among the best streaming options at any position for this week, and he's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Jared Goff QB
DET Detroit • #16
Age: 28 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Give Goff credit for his performance in Week 2 against San Francisco when he passed for 338 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, and he also added three carries for 14 yards. He attempted 57 passes, and he might be doing that weekly given how bad Detroit's defense should be this year. The Lions receiving corps is terrible, but Goff relied on T.J. Hockenson, D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams to make plays, and hopefully that trio can help Goff perform well all season. I don't want to start Goff in one-quarterback leagues in Week 2 at Green Bay, but another big game against the Packers could put him in the streaming conversation weekly. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Carson Wentz QB
WAS Washington • #11
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Wentz came back from foot surgery at the start of training camp to play in Week 1 against Seattle, and he did well with 251 passing yards and two touchdowns, along with four carries for 23 yards. He doesn't have the best receiving corps with T.Y. Hilton (neck) out, but he made it work against the Seahawks with Zach Pascal, Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines. If he can continue to play like this, Wentz could be a streaming option in deeper leagues. I don't want to use him in any formats in Week 2 against the Rams, but he could be worth stashing in 14-team leagues or larger for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Sam Darnold QB
SF San Francisco • #14
Age: 25 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Darnold might have played his best game against the Jets, his former team, in Week 1 with 279 passing yards and one touchdown, along with a rushing score. I hope that's not the case, but you never know with Darnold given his track record. However, I'd like to be optimistic with him now that he's in Carolina, and he has amazing weapons around him with Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson and Terrace Marshall. He's facing a battered Saints defense in Week 2, and he could be forced to throw a lot, which could get interesting. In deeper leagues, Darnold could be a streaming option moving forward, and he's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
ATL Atlanta • #4
Age: 30 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Fantasy managers in Superflex and two-quarterback leagues will add Heinicke now that he's the starter in Washington with Fitzpatrick expected to miss at least six weeks. Hopefully, Heinicke can deliver in those formats, and he could become a streaming option in deeper one-quarterback leagues. He came on for Fitzpatrick in Week 1 against the Chargers and passed for 122 yards and a touchdown, and he also added three carries for 17 yards. And if you remember, Heinicke started Washington's playoff loss against Tampa Bay in the wild-card round last year and passed for 306 yards, a touchdown and an interception, while running for 46 yards and a score. He could be an interesting Fantasy option given his mobility, and he's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
- Injuries: Raheem Mostert (knee), Saquon Barkley (knee), Antonio Gibson (shoulder), Rashaad Penny (calf)
- Check to see if available: James White (74 percent rostered), Tony Pollard (71 percent) and Latavius Murray (68 percent). Murray scored in his debut with the Ravens on Monday night, and he would be the No. 2 running back to add this week behind Mitchell where available. White is right behind Hines as a running back to add this week, with his value higher in PPR. And Pollard should be stashed in all leagues as a lottery ticket behind Ezekiel Elliott.
- Drop candidates: Zack Moss (76 percent rostered), Phillip Lindsay (75 percent), Le'Veon Bell (60 percent). Moss was a healthy scratch for the Bills in Week 1, and you can safely drop him for now. Lindsay is behind Ingram and in a timeshare with David Johnson on a bad team, so there's limited upside. And Bell will be third at best for the Ravens behind Ty'Son Williams and Murray and isn't worth stashing in most leagues.
SF San Francisco • #25
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
The positive for Mitchell if he starts and gets the majority of work is you know the 49ers are always going to lean on the run. They had 22 carries from Mitchell, Mostert and Hasty in Week 1, and last season San Francisco averaged over 24 carries a game from its backfield. Mitchell is the priority here, and we expect Sermon to be active and have a role in Week 2 and beyond. But you should put a small bid on Hasty (19 percent rostered) and Wilson (2 percent) -- especially if you have an IR spot to stash him -- just to see what develops. Those guys are worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB budget, but Mitchell is worth at least 20 percent. And if you are desperate for a running back, you might need to spend closer to 40 percent to make sure you lock him up.
Nyheim Hines RB
BUF Buffalo • #20
Age: 26 • Experience: 6 yrs.
We know Hines might not be available in most leagues, but he could be out there in 10-team formats or smaller. In PPR, he should be at 100 percent rostered after what he did in Week 1 against Seattle with nine carries for 34 yards, as well as six catches for 48 yards on eight targets. Jonathan Taylor also caught six passes, and it's clear Wentz is going to lean on his running backs in the passing game, especially with Hilton out. Hines had eight games last season with at least four catches, which gives him the chance to be a potential flex option if he's doing that regularly. But if he's getting around 15 total touches weekly then he's a borderline starter in PPR and a flex option in non-PPR leagues. Hines is worth at least 10-15 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Tony Jones RB
DEN Denver • #32
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Jones won the No. 2 job for the Saints behind Alvin Kamara, which means he has lottery-ticket upside. Should Kamara miss any time this season, Jones would be a must-start running back in all leagues. In Week 1 against the Packers, Jones had 11 carries for 50 yards, as well as one catch for 3 yards. He'll likely get around 8-10 touches a week in tandem with Kamara, which puts him in flex territory in deeper leagues. But he could be a league winner if Kamara ever had an absence, so stash him now before it's too late. Jones is worth at least 5-10 percent of your remaining FAAB.
PHI Philadelphia • #14
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Gainwell worked as the No. 2 running back for the Eagles in Week 1 at Atlanta behind Miles Sanders, so he has lottery-ticket appeal if Sanders were to miss any time. But he also played 35 percent of the snaps, which means he could be a flex option in deeper leagues if that continues. He had nine carries for 37 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons, as well as two catches for 6 yards on three targets. The Eagles talked up the rookie from Memphis all offseason, and Boston Scott only played on special teams. You should stash Gainwell in all leagues in case Sanders has any absence, but you could also use Gainwell in a pinch if needed in deeper leagues if his workload from Week 1 continues moving forward. He's worth 5-10 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Mark Ingram RB
NO New Orleans • #5
Age: 33 • Experience: 13 yrs.
If you need a running back to use as a flex option for Week 2 then put Ingram third on this list behind Mitchell and Hines. But I think we saw Ingram's best game in Week 1 against Jacksonville -- at least until the Texans play the Jaguars again in Week 15. He had 26 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown, but he failed to secure his only target. That didn't matter much as he had more touches than Phillip Lindsay (eight), David Johnson (six) and Rex Burkhead (one) combined, although Lindsay and Johnson also scored touchdowns. We'll see if Ingram continues to dominate touches ahead of his teammates, but he won't have continued success all season with the Texans, who should struggle with tougher opponents, starting in Week 2 at Cleveland. Still, Ingram can be a solid flex option, especially in non-PPR leagues, if the Texans continue to use him like this. He's worth 5-10 percent of your remaining FAAB.
ATL Atlanta • #6
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Williams can be a potential flex option in deeper PPR leagues and has some lottery-ticket appeal as the backup to David Montgomery, especially with Tarik Cohen (knee) on the PUP list. In Week 1 at the Rams, Williams had six carries for 12 yards, along with four catches for 28 yards on five targets. He was the preferred running back to Montgomery in obvious passing situations, which is something to monitor moving forward. Williams is worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Carlos Hyde RB
JAC Jacksonville • #24
Age: 32 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Hyde played too much for my liking in Week 1 at Houston, but we knew that could potentially happen given his connection to Urban Meyer from Ohio State. Hyde had more touches (11) than James Robinson (eight) against the Texans, and that's something to keep an eye on moving forward. We hope Robinson will get more work as the season goes on, but Hyde did average 4.9 yards per carry on his nine attempts against Houston, along with two catches for 14 yards. Meyer said he wants Jacksonville to run the ball more in Week 2 against Denver, so we'll see if that means more of Hyde or Robinson. I hope it's the latter, but Hyde clearly has some flex appeal in deeper leagues. He's worth a flyer with 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
ATL Atlanta • #84
Age: 32 • Experience: 11 year
For now, Patterson is the No. 2 running back in Atlanta behind Mike Davis, but we'll see what happens with Wayne Gallman moving forward. In Week 1 against the Eagles, Patterson had seven carries for 54 yards, as well as two catches for 13 yards. Davis still managed 18 total touches, but it's clear the Falcons want to use multiple running backs. Patterson isn't likely going away, even when Gallman starts playing, so he could be a potential flex option in deeper leagues. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
- Injuries: Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring), Jerry Jeudy (ankle), Odell Beckham (knee), Michael Gallup (calf), Curtis Samuel (groin), Jamison Crowder (illness), Tyrell Williams (concussion)
- Check to see if available: Marquise Brown (79 percent rostered) and Jakobi Meyers (74 percent). Brown had a solid Week 1 against Las Vegas with six catches for 69 yards and a touchdown on six targets, and Meyers led the Patriots with nine targets against Miami, finishing with six catches for 44 yards. Brown would be the No. 3 receiver to add this week behind Mike Williams and Shepard, and Meyers would be fourth.
- Drop candidates: Michael Gallup (71 percent), Curtis Samuel (57 percent), Russell Gage (47 percent). Gallup and Samuel are hurt, so both are easy to drop in the majority of leagues. And Gage had no catches and just two targets in Week 1 against the Eagles.
LAC L.A. Chargers • #81
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Williams looked fantastic in Week 1 against Washington with eight catches for 82 yards on 12 targets. Keenan Allen led the team with 13 targets, but it's clear Williams is going to be heavily involved in Joe Lombardi's offense. We said going into the season that Williams had a chance to be good -- I've compared him to DeVante Parker in 2019 and Corey Davis in 2020 -- and so far he's off to a good start. He also has a favorable matchup in Week 2 against Dallas, and Williams could be a solid No. 3 Fantasy receiver for the rest of the year. He's worth adding for up to 15-20 percent of your remaining FAAB budget.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #3
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Shepard has now scored a touchdown in three games in a row dating back to last season, and I expect him to be the Giants most reliable receiver all year. He might not have as much upside as Kenny Golladay, but Daniel Jones might lean on Shepard more on a weekly basis. In Week 1 against Denver, Shepard had seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown on nine targets, and he led the Giants in catches, targets and yards. Don't be surprised if that happens every week. He's worth at least 10 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Cole Beasley WR
BUF Buffalo • #11
Age: 33 • Experience: 11 year
Beasley and Gabriel Davis (26 percent rostered) are worth adding this week, with the latter more of an option in deeper leagues. For Beasley, he was once again the second-best receiver for the Bills behind Stefon Diggs in Week 1 against Pittsburgh. Beasley had eight catches for 60 yards on 13 targets, and he should continue to be a reliable weapon for Josh Allen, even with Davis emerging and the addition of Emmanuel Sanders. Davis had two catches for 40 yards and a touchdown against the Steelers on five targets, but he'll have some splash plays throughout the season, making him an interesting Fantasy option in deeper formats. I'd spend at least 10 percent of your remaining FAAB on Beasley and 1 percent on Davis.
Tim Patrick WR
DEN Denver • #81
Age: 29 • Experience: 6 yrs.
With Jeudy out multiple weeks with a high ankle sprain, Patrick should emerge as the No. 2 receiver in Denver opposite Courtland Sutton. In Week 1 at the Giants, Patrick finished with four catches for 39 yards and a touchdown, and he was great last season when Sutton was out. In 2020, Patrick scored at least 12 PPR points in seven of his final 13 games. He has the chance to be a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues for as long as Jeudy is sidelined. Patrick is worth 5-10 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Jalen Reagor WR
MIN Minnesota • #5
Age: 24 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Reagor finished Week 1 at Atlanta second on the Eagles in targets behind DeVonta Smith, and hopefully his sophomore season will continue in this direction after he had a shaky rookie campaign in 2020. He had six catches for 49 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons, and he will hopefully prove to be a solid running mate to Smith all season. Reagor is worth up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB.
BAL Baltimore • #15
Age: 29 • Experience: 9 yrs.
We'll see if Week 1 is a sign of things to come for Agholor, but he had a solid debut with the Patriots against the Dolphins with five catches for 72 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. While Meyers led the team in targets with nine, Agholor had the most yards and scored the only touchdown from Mac Jones. I don't expect Agholor to be a consistent Fantasy threat in this offense, but he could emerge as a No. 3 receiver in deeper leagues moving forward. He's worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
JAC Jacksonville • #13
Age: 26 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Kirk was left for the Fantasy scrap heap this season with the Cardinals adding Rondale Moore and A.J. Green, but Kirk made a statement in Week 1 that he's not going away. He had five targets against the Titans and finished with five catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns. Now, Moore also had five targets, and Green actually had six. But Kirk will clearly still be a factor, and maybe he'll be the No. 2 Fantasy receiver in Arizona moving forward behind DeAndre Hopkins all year. Kirk is worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
Zach Pascal WR
ARI Arizona • #3
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
The Colts need help in their receiving corps with Hilton out, and Pascal stepped up in Week 1 against Seattle. Now, it wasn't an overwhelming performance with four catches for 43 yards on five targets, but he also scored two touchdowns. By comparison, Michael Pittman only had three catches for 29 yards on four targets. Pascal could be the guy Wentz leans on in the receiving corps, and Pascal could be a useful Fantasy option in deeper leagues if this continues. He's worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
BAL Baltimore • #82
Age: 29 • Experience: 10 yrs.
In his first game with the Ravens on Monday night against the Raiders, Watkins led the team in targets with eight. He finished with four catches for 96 yards, and he could emerge as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in deeper leagues. In Week 2, Watkins gets a revenge game against the Chiefs, so take that into consideration. But also remember that Rashod Batemen (groin) could return as early as Week 4. And the Ravens aren't going to be a high-volume passing team, with Mark Andrews and Marquise Brown still on the roster. Still, it was a solid debut for Watkins in Week 1, and he's worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
NE New England • #1
Age: 30 • Experience: 9 yrs.
I'm curious to see what's going to happen with the Dolphins receiving corps in Week 2 against Buffalo with Will Fuller back from his suspension. With Fuller out in Week 1, Parker led the team in targets (seven) and receiving yards (81) and tied Jaylen Waddle with four receptions at New England. I don't expect Parker to be a consistent Fantasy receiver with everyone healthy, but he also could be a surprise if he remains a go-to guy for Tua Tagovailoa. Parker is worth adding in deeper leagues for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
LV Las Vegas • #13
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
The Raiders will likely have a different leading receiver on a weekly basis -- and by receiver, I'm not including Darren Waller -- so keep that in mind. But Renfrow, Bryan Edwards (18 percent) and Henry Ruggs (55 percent) are worth adding, in that order, where available. Edwards and Ruggs have more upside than Renfrow, but he's likely the most reliable option for Carr of that trio. In Week 1 against Baltimore, Renfrow was second to Waller in targets with nine, and he finished with six catches for 70 yards. Edwards had four catches for 81 yards on five targets, but all of his production came late in the game. And Ruggs also was a late contributor with two catches for 46 yards on five targets. I'd only spend 1 percent of your remaining FAAB budget on all of these guys.
- Injuries of note: Zach Ertz (hamstring) and Evan Engram (calf)
- Check to see if available: Jonnu Smith (79 percent rostered) and Jared Cook (68 percent). Smith will hopefully be more involved in the Patriots game plan moving forward, but he had five targets and finished with five catches for 42 yards in Week 1 against Miami. And Cook had eight targets in Week 1 at Washington and finished with five catches for 56 yards. I would add both, in this order, as the top tight ends this week.
- Drop candidates: Austin Hooper (44 percent rostered), Evan Engram (43 percent), Eric Ebron (28 percent). Hooper and Ebron play in crowded offenses, and it's not likely they will see enough targets to consider starting in most leagues on a weekly basis. Engram is easy to drop while he's hurt.
NO New Orleans • #83
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
On CBS Sports leagues, Johnson is tight end eligible, but keep an eye on his position designation for the league you use because he might be listed as a wide receiver only. He's playing tight end for the Saints, and he had a strong Week 1 against the Packers with three catches for 21 yards and two touchdowns on three targets. We don't want to overvalue him because he scored twice, and Adam Trautman actually had six targets, which is something to monitor moving forward. Johnson also played just 12 offensive snaps. But Sean Payton told CBS Sports Senior NFL Writer Pete Prisco in training camp that he likes Johnson, and this could be the start of a breakout campaign. He's worth adding in all leagues for 5-10 percent of your remaining FAAB budget to find out. You also can put a 1 percent bid on Trautman (14 percent) in deeper leagues.
Cole Kmet TE
CHI Chicago • #85
Age: 24 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Kmet was someone I liked as a sleeper coming into the season, and he had a quality Week 1 performance against the Rams with five receptions (seven targets) for 42 yards. He took over the starting job in Chicago this season, and he looked the part in Week 1, finishing second on the team in targets. Jimmy Graham saw only two targets, so it appears the timeshare will favor Kmet moving forward. No player finished with more than 45 receiving yards against the Rams, so brighter days are ahead. He might be the safer tight end to add ahead of Johnson, and Kmet is worth adding for 5-10 percent of your remaining FAAB.
LAC L.A. Chargers • #7
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
We heard nothing but positive things about Everett this offseason, and he followed offensive coordinator Shane Waldron to Seattle from Los Angeles, which should help his outlook all season. He could emerge as the third target for Russell Wilson behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, and he had a solid Week 1 at the Colts with two catches for 20 yards and a touchdown on two targets. But Will Dissly still had three targets, which is why Everett isn't higher on this list. Dissly isn't going away, but both tight ends could be needed in the short term with Dee Eskridge and Penny Hart both sustaining concussions in Week 1. For now, add Everett where needed with up to 5 percent of your remaining FAAB. Dissly (1 percent) is just a flyer in deeper leagues.
CLE Cleveland • #84
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Brown had a good showing in Week 1 against Jacksonville and could be worth adding in deeper leagues. He caught four of his five targets for 67 yards against the Jaguars, and he played 76 percent of the snaps. Brown also tied Danny Amendola for second among targeted receivers behind Brandin Cooks and was second in receiving yards. Brown played ahead of Jordan Akins, and he could be a flex option for Fantasy managers in tight-end premium leagues. He's worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
MIN Minnesota • #80
Age: 31 • Experience: 8 yrs.
O'Shaughnessy was a nice surprise in Week 1 against Houston with six catches for 48 yards on eight targets, and he operated as the No. 1 tight end for the Jaguars. Now, it's unlikely he sees eight targets on a consistent basis when Laviska Shenault, D.J. Chark and Marvin Jones are healthy, and Trevor Lawrence attempted 51 passes. But he is worth keeping an eye on in case Lawrence continues to lean on him, and we expect the Jaguars to be throwing a lot on a weekly basis given how bad their defense is. O'Shaughnessy is worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB, especially in tight-end premium leagues.
HOU Houston • #86
Age: 26 • Experience: 6 yrs.
I'd have Schultz higher on this list by a lot if Blake Jarwin weren't around, and Jarwin might actually be the better tight end for the Cowboys moving forward. Both are worth adding in deeper leagues, and Jarwin is at 20 percent rostered. The reason I listed Schultz first is because he had six targets compared to four for Jarwin in Week 1 at Tampa Bay, but who knows what the split will be moving forward. Schultz also played 69 percent of the snaps compared to 58 percent for Jarwin. Keep an eye on both in Week 2 at the Chargers, but consider adding Schultz or Jarwin, in that order, with 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #83
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Conklin took over the starting tight end job in Minnesota with Irv Smith (knee) out, but we'll see if Chris Herndon will get more in the mix moving forward. Herndon played just 12 snaps in Week 1 at Cincinnati compared to 59 snaps for Conklin, and he finished with four catches for 41 yards on four targets. He's not going to see an overwhelming amount of targets from Kirk Cousins with Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and Dalvin Cook healthy, but Conklin could be an option in tight-end premium leagues moving forward. He's worth 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
David Njoku TE
CLE Cleveland • #85
Age: 26 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Njoku had a solid game in Week 1 at the Chiefs with three catches for 76 yards on five targets, and he played nearly as much as starter Austin Hooper. But the Browns were without Beckham in this game, and Njoku didn't have more than five targets or 50 yards in any outing last season. I'm skeptical to add him moving forward, but maybe things will change for him in 2021. He's someone to monitor more than add, but in tight-end premium leagues he might be worth a flyer for 1 percent of your remaining FAAB.
- Browns (47 percent rostered) vs. HOU
- Packers (34 percent) vs. DET
- Giants (17 percent) at WFT
- Matt Gay (57 percent rostered) at IND
- Matt Prater (55 percent) vs. MIN
- Greg Joseph (25 percent) at ARI
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