Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay

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Thomason: Top Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 2

Phillip Lindsay and T.J. Yeldon are two players with more opportunity awaiting.

Jack Thomason
September 11, 2018 - 9:22 am

(670 The Score) Here are my top 10 waiver adds for 10- and 12-member leagues. One piece of advice before we get going: If for some reason James White or Marlon Mack are on your waiver wire for any reason, they take precedent. 

1. Phillip Lindsay (RB, Denver Broncos) – Maybe we should've seen Lindsay coming. He played plenty with the first-team offense in the third preseason game, and Week 1 was no different.  Still, no one was expecting Lindsay to have 17 touches, 102 yards and a score while Royce Freeman tallied 15 touches and 71 yards. It's clear Lindsay will be heavily involved going forward. 

2. T.J. Yeldon, (RB, Jacksonville Jaguars) – Yeldon was the beneficiary of Leonard Fournette's hamstring injury. The latest details have Fournette's injury as a minor one, but he's battled plenty of lingering issues going back to his college days. Yeldon had 17 touches and turned them into 69 yards and a touchdown. Blake Bortles also sent seven targets his way, making Yeldon a solid RB2 as long as Fournette is sidelined. 

3. Phillip Dorsett (WR, New England Patriots) -- A 2015 first-round pick, Dorsett looked quite good against the Texans on Sunday. He played 76 percent of the snaps and ranked third on the team with seven targets, catching all of them. He got in the end zone in addition to his 66 yards receiving and should be a viable WR3 going forward. Dorsett will always present significant upside given the offense he's in, and the fact that he has blazing speed and can take any touch to the house is helpful.

4. Tyler Lockett, (WR, Seattle Seahawks) – We knew heading into Week 1 that Doug Baldwin was dealing with a knee issue and wouldn't be 100 percent this season. Baldwin then left the game Sunday early with a partially torn MCL, and the Seahawks are still attempting to figure out how much time he will miss. Lockett and Brandon Marshall will be the winners in this situation, but even more so Lockett due to his increased usage in the slot. Lockett ran 15 of his 21 routes from the slot (per Scott Barrett of Pro Football Focus) after Baldwin's injury. He also beat Broncos star cornerback Chris Harris for a 51-yard touchdown. 

5. Kenny Golladay, (WR, Detroit Lions) – Golladay take off in primetime Monday, recording 114 yards on 12 targets. He's still going to battle Golden Tate and Marvin Jones for targets moving forward, but before the Lions were trailing significantly, Golladay was leading the team in targets. It's clear Stafford has an eye for the youngster, and this is something to watch going forward. There's monstrous upside in Golladay if either Jones or Tate were to get hurt, and there may be regardless if Stafford continues to target him as his go-to receiver. 

6. DeSean Jackson (WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – There was a lot of discussion about Chris Godwin coming into the season, and he looked good, but Jackson showed he still has "it" as well. He exited the game with a concussion but not before ripping off 146 yards and two touchdowns. The bottom line with Jackson is you can start him as a WR3 and if he pops that week, you win. He's a high-variance player but provides weekly winning upside, and for that reason he's worth the addition. 

7. Quincy Enunwa, (WR, New York Jets) –  While everyone is talking about Sam Darnold and the Jets blowing out the Lions on the road, don't let Enunwa fly under the radar. He tallied 10 of Darnold's 21 targets. The next-closest player saw three. Enunwa's stat line wasn't thrilling, given that he caught six balls for 63 yards, but this was a blowout and there wasn't a need to continue passing. Plus, this is his first game back after missing all of last year. The arrow is pointing up on Enunwa. 

8. Austin Ekeler, (RB, Los Angeles Chargers) – After seeing just 27 percent of the snaps with the Chargers trailing all game, it'll be tough to project Ekeler's usage going forward. That being said, he racked up 10 touches, tallied 126 total yards and got into the end zone. He looked quick, explosive and has a role in this offense. If anything were to happen to Melvin Gordon, Ekeler immediately lands in the RB2 conversation.  Ekeler is worth the addition, especially in PPR leagues.

9. Ryan Grant, (WR, Indianapolis Colts) –  Grant is more of a PPR play, as he caught eight of his nine targets and was a security blanket for Andrew Luck. I wouldn't rush to add him, but the Colts are going to be throwing plenty this year. He's still competing weekly for targets given all the mouths to feed in Indianapolis, but he's worth stashing at the end of your bench and could be quite useful in the upcoming bye weeks. 

10. Jared Cook (TE, Oakland Raiders) – Cook's explosion Monday night could have a lot to do with game planning, given how good the Rams top three cornerbacks are. At worst, Cook figures to be the No. 3 option in the Raiders' passing game going forward, but it's possible he's the No. 2 option behind Amari Cooper. The Raiders' Khalil Mack-less defense looked abysmal, meaning there should be a lot of targets going around this year. Cook led the team with 12 targets, snagging nine of them for 180 yards, and he should be a top priority for any team in need of a tight end.

11. Geronimo Allison, (Green Bay Packers) -- There's so many quality options this week for waiver additions that you get an extra addition. Allison would be higher on the list if we had more clarity around Aaron Rodgers' knee injury, but until we do, I'm hesitating just a little. That being said, Allison is the clear-cut No. 3 receiver on this team, Rodgers trusts him and he saw eight targets Sunday night, good for the second-most on the team. If Rodgers continues to play, Allison will continue to be a fantasy factor. 

Just missed: Jordan Wilkins, Nyheim Hines, Jalen Richard, Javorious Allen, Dede Westbrook, Brandon Marshall, Dante Pettis, Cole Beasley, Eric Ebron, Jonnu Smith and Ian Thomas.

Jack Thomason is 670 The Score’s fantasy football expert. Follow him on Twitter @jthomason77 and feel free to ask fantasy questions.​