Fantasy Football: Who to add on Week 1 waiver wire

Pete Davidson
September 10, 2019 - 12:34 pm

In my final waiver wire installment for Week 2 pickups, we take a look at quarterbacks and tight ends.  If you missed my three rookie receivers, check this out, or read this for ideas on some running backs to go after.

For my take on all of this week’s top pickups, check out my free expanded waiver wire and waiver wire podcast at  It’s a good resource, especially if you play in a deep league.


Sam Darnold, Jets

He’s available in about 75 percent of Yahoo leagues and though he did not light it up in Week 1, he did enough good things to be excited about his prospects the rest of the way—particularly once the Jets schedule lightens up around Week 9.  From that point on, I think Darnold will shine.  Until then, he’ll be a serviceable second option.

Josh Allen, Bills

He sort of out-dueled Darnold in their Week 1 matchup at Met Life Stadium, but the reason you want him in plus matchups is because he scores points with his feet in combination with all his high-stakes downfield throws.  When Allen hits, he can hit big.  Unlike Darnold, he has winnable matchups in Weeks 2 and 3.


T.J. Hockenson, Lions

If you are a Rotobahn reader, then there’s a good chance you already have Hockenson, but if you let him pass by on draft day, you have one more shot.  This guy will be universally owned by the end of this week.  If you already have a stud tight end, then maybe you will prioritize another position, but I like this kid enough to add him just to set up a trade.  He’s got that much potential.  As if six catches for 131 yards and a touchdown didn’t tip you off on that.  The deeper your league’s rosters, the more you want this player, but there are no leagues where I wouldn’t be making an effort.

Darren Waller, Raiders

He’s available in more than half of Yahoo leagues and based on his usage on Monday Night versus the Broncos, I’m ready to take the plunge if tight end help is what I seek.  He lacks the superstar upside of Hockenson, but he has a secure role in his offense and has a solid line on weekly targets.