You can do 50 mock drafts, listen to Matthew Berry give his analysis, and subscribe to every fantasy football podcast in the world and you still wouldn’t have drafted some of the players that put on a show in Week 1. Lucky for you, nobody saw these players making an impact so you still have time to get them on your team. Whether a waiver order or auction style free agency, you should have your eyes set on acquiring one of these players below.
Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears (7% Owned)
Get used to this name: Tarik Cohen pic.twitter.com/FMfWmLm2AC
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 10, 2017
Being dubbed as the next Darren Sproles, Cohen had a breakout game Week 1 against the Falcons rushing for 66 yards on only 5 carries AND 8 catches for 47 yards and a TD. If Cohen can continue to get looks out of the backfield, he proved this weekend that he has the skill set to be an explosive addition to any fantasy team. Cohen is the hottest player on the waiver wire this week so you may not be able to get him, however there are a few other players to look at that could provide the explosiveness similar to Cohen.
Kenny Galloday, WR, Lions (15% Owned)
— Logan Lamorandier (@LLamorandier) September 11, 2017
With maybe the catch of the week, Kenny Galloday is now on everyones radar, as he should be. Reeling in 4 catches on 7 targets for 69 yards and 2 TDs this past weekend, Galloday was playing like a man trying to make a name for himself this season. Not only for you potential fantasy owners at home, but for the $135 Million Man, Matthew Stafford. If Galloday continues to make plays like he did last week, I see Stafford targeting him even more as the season progresses.
Kerwynn Williams, RB, Cardinals (6% Owned)
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) September 10, 2017
For those poor souls with the #1 pick that took David Johnson, and are now in search of a new featured running back, look no further than the next man up for the Cardinals. With Johnson going on IR, and the loss of other Johnson (Chris) this offseason, Williams is the front runner for the bulk of the carries for the Cardinals in the coming weeks. With Cohen taking the bulk of the spotlight on the waiver wire this week, Williams may be easier to get than you would have thought after David Johnsons injury.
Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams (25% Owned)
— NFL (@NFL) September 10, 2017
Cooper(s) Kupp looks pretty full to me! The rookie out of Eastern Washington, who was a FOUR time FCS All-American, instantly showed he is in fact the real deal. Connecting with Goff, who was a surprise in his own right, for 76 yards on 4 catches (6 targets) and a TD, Kupp proved to be a reliable target for 2nd year Goff.
Jesse James, TE, Steelers (5% Owned)
Fantasy TE of the Week:
41 Rec. Yards
22.1 Fantasy Points pic.twitter.com/fjvhTWOx2g
— NFL Stats (@NFL_Stats) September 12, 2017
With the days of Heath Miller behind us, Jesse James seems to be stepping into his shoes just fine. Austin Hooper, another popular TE on waivers, may have had highlight of the week for tight ends, but James was an absolute workhorse for Big Ben and the Pittsburgh offense. With all of the weapons Pittsburgh can spread the field with a la Bell, Brown, and Bryant, James is in a great position to get tons of open looks in the middle of the field and in red zone situations.
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