Ah, fantasy football is in the air and it's everyone's favorite day during the week leading up to the games, waiver wire Tuesday!

As we did last season I'll be breaking down the best players to add off the waiver wire to your fantasy football rosters on a weekly basis. Maybe there's an injury or a player who's just not performing up to expectations, dump them and find yourself a gem off the waiver wire that'll help you dominate!

Also, as a rule of thumb, if you're new to our weekly fantasy football column we don't look at players off the waiver wire who are owned in more than 50% of leagues and we use ESPN.

This week, we've got a couple of players dealing with injuries and we're going to need to replace them because some of them are going to miss a couple of weeks.

RUNNING BACKS:

Adrian Peterson, WSH (28% Owned)

The Washington Redskins made Adrian Peterson a healthy scratch in week one against the Philadelphia Eagles, there were some Washington veterans who weren't happy about that move... Ultimately, it came back to bite them because youngster Derrius Guice ended up sustaining a meniscus injury to the opposite knee he tore his ACL last season. Guice is going to be out without a definitive timetable to return, that means it's going to be the AP show once again! Fantasy owners go out and grab this guy, they're going to ride him as far as he can take them while adding in a little bit of Case Keenum but in reality trying to hide his inabilities as much as possible. Chris Thompson is also a player I'd keep an eye out for as well, he'll have a chance to catch all the passes out of the backfield.

Giovani Bernard, CIN (32% Owned)

Here's another injury case add for ya as Cinncinatti Bengals starter Joe Mixon left the game Sunday early due to an ankle injury against the Seattle Seahawks. The extent of the injury isn't exactly known just yet but if he misses time it'll be Gio Bernard to step in for him. Now, I wasn't buying as high on Mixon stock as I was last season but I still like this dude when healthy as a player. If you have Mixon you MUST add Bernard even though he's not as talented a runner he can help you accumulate points through his receiving prowess in PPR formatted leagues.

WIDE RECEIVERS:

Marquise "Hollywood" Brown, BAL (28% Owned)

Holy Lamar Jackson! He had himself quite the perfect game on Sunday in Baltimore's week one destruction of the Miami Dolphins that prompted many players to immediately call the GM and ask for their release. Brown was the 25th overall pick in this year's draft and as they say, speed kills! He ran away from the Fins defense on several occasions as he hauled in four catches for a cool 147 yards and two touchdowns in his debut. As long as Jackson can develop consistency as a passer Brown should have season-long value. However, he did only play 14 snaps in the game against Miami, we'll have to see how that plays out as the season goes on, this guy is explosive though. He'll have another favorable match-up on Sunday with the Arizona Cardinals coming to town as Terrell Suggs returns to Bmore.

Mecole Hardman, KC (17% Owned)

The Kansas City Chiefs will be without the dynamic services of Tyreek Hill for a couple of weeks as he rehabs from a collarbone injury. Insert Mecole Hardman, the 56th overall player selected in the 2019 NFL draft didn't catch a single pass in week one but he did play 77% of the snaps. As he gets more comfortable in the offense catching passes from Patrick Mahomes is never a bad thing so there is definitely the potential for some upside here.

John Brown, BUF (35% Owned)

It took Josh Allen and the Bills about a half to three quarters to really get going in year two and they brought in a little bit more help for him on the outside. The biggest receiver they brought in was John Brown, Brown had a solid first half of the season with Baltimore last year and had a solid start to 2019 by hauling in seven of 10 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown. He took advantage of Allen's ability to throw the ball deep and he's got another tasty match-up up next with the New York Giants who's defense is near the worst in the league, there's definitely an opportunity here for John Brown.

TIGHT END:

Darren Waller, OAK (27% Owned)

The Oakland Raiders are in desperate need of playmakers in this offense to pair with Tyrell Williams after the failed Antonio Brown experiment. This offense could look towards a converted college wide receiver now at tight end in Darren Waller. Waller has a lot of athletic ability and the team was okay letting Jared Cook walk after a great season because they felt this dude was ready to contribute and he showed it in week one against Denver. Waller brought in seven catches for 70 yards and led the team in targets with eight if you're looking for tight end help look no further.

Best of luck in week two!

 

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