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This is our week One waiver primer round up whatever you wanna call it.
Um, we wanna just really quick during halftime, bust through our thoughts on waivers this week.
This is a really important time of the season to dive into waivers and get ahead of the pack.
And so everyone that drafted, if you're playing in a sensible lead, you're gonna have a decent number of rock spots on your bench.
This is this week and next week are where you can go in and stash the guys that turn into your old job back turn into your, um, Karim hunts from a couple years ago.
This is where you make this plant on your roster to then lead you towards the championship.
Later, as the season goes on, people are gonna pay more attention, and hopefully we can help you get a little insight on what you should be looking for.
What's up, Jeff? That mean? Not much.
Um, since this is halftime, and we're gonna try toe, finish up before the shells, try to knock this out in, like, 15 minutes and just bang through these over and over while we start with some running backs, we basically just to give you guys a little background.
We ended up settling on ESPN for ownership percentages, and our plan was to do people less than 25% owned.
But there's a couple guys that might still be on waivers that air over that.
So we'll just bang through and give you an order of, like, scarcity.
And then, like you guys making decisions on your own on who you wanna end up picking up.
But first running back, we've got Malcolm Brown.
He's owned on 8% of leagues, had in 18 79 and two line plus three receptions for 31 against the Cowboys, who by all accounts, really shouldn't be that bad of a defense.
Um, I was shocked at how little came acres was used.
This looks like it might end up being a bit of a cluster bomb in terms of a backfield three headed monster.
However, Malcolm around looked like the best running back on the tee.
So what are your thoughts with him? Ran really strong.
You know. Vander s going out with a collarbone.
Obviously, he was there long enough.
We got to see Brown with their fully loaded defense.
If you wanna call it that and he's still a great and obviously look, it was actually coming along nicely.
Henderson gets healthy, is gonna eat into those touches.
But if I'm sitting there relying on saying Patriots running back right now is white as a running back two or three probably gonna go trying Brown and spends upward 30 35%.
Yeah, yeah, I agree with that.
I think that because there's so many running backs that are on waivers right now, if you're in free agent bidding, I might diversify because there's a few other guys that I like kind of similar to brown.
But the next guy's actually another great example of that.
Josh Kelly is not going to get the work or share that Brown potentially could work into.
However we've seen with the Chargers in the past.
They like to have two different style running backs in their offices and they're both usually famous, viable when they're producing.
This game started off with Justin Jackson taking two carries and then they put in just Kelly and they were like.
All right. See you later. Justin Jackson.
It's Josh Kelley show.
Well, Jackson got hurt again, and this guy is That's the thing with him is that for every season he's been on the roster, he's always getting dinged up, and he's the example of e B.
It may not matter for running backs for any position, but he's, uh, he's getting hurt.
Like that's the argument, like May.
Hey, look what Joshua Kelly young guy.
He's robust ground.
He's got a her assume.
He's that kind of number compared to me.
Oh, you know, receiving back.
But here's the thing I fully expect to see more and more lives on, and as we touches the more more hello, it will become more efficient for the whole line.
Works here Reputation with Evan flow over the next 34 e don't know if I like him as much as I like Brown because, like like, uh, number one running back spotted for grants.
Um, just for Luke and Matt, who just topped in, we had Malcolm Brown is our top waiver wire ad right now.
The running back position he's owned in 8% of leagues.
Josh Kelley, those another.
He's a great consolation prize, and if you're looking for a guy that you can hold on to and throw into your flex, he's only available and hey is available in 11% of leagues.
Right now, I really like him.
I like his upside in that offense.
I don't care about Justin Jackson.
Even if he was healthy.
Joshua Kelly, by all accounts, has look incredible in training camp.
I think there's a reason he wasn't shown very much in hard knocks because they wanted to keep him a secret.
That's my hypothesis, at least, um, but Joshua Kelly, Malcolm Brown.
I've got Jerick McKinnon on here, and I know you don't like that.
As a 40 Niners fan, however, you cannot deny what he did on the field on Sunday.
He's owned in 16% of leagues.
I'd rather have Kelly and I'd rather have Brown.
But if you want to pull in a running back that is not really owned anywhere, that really all being said looked like, you know, if he's gonna be the hot hand in the receipt game, he's gonna put up decent enough lines where he could be a flex starter.
Your tweet each week he's a guy that I would grab and stash.
Right now, though, I'm not gonna grab your kitchen and put him in my lineup anywhere right now.
But as we see, this isn't progressing.
Yeah, I mean, he that's fair.
Like he's a guy that if you if you've got room to stash someone and sit them on the back end of your foster right now, I do think it's worth keeping him around.
They paid him a lot of money.
They sat through two injuries.
They have stuck by him despite bringing in other running backs in despite the fact that when I look at their running back situation, I kind of like most better.
I think Tevin Coleman's, um, or complete back.
But John McCain is more athletic and most of those guys and there's something about him that he coaches in, uh, Santa Clara, like Thio latch onto, and I'm curious to see what happens.
I don't want to sit on him and see him become a productive player and miss out on waivers.
So if I've got room, stash him on your rosters, that's my advice.
There But out of all of those guys, James Robinson is the one that I am the most excited about.
He looked really good.
He's owned in 30% of leaks, so he's gonna be a little more difficult to grab because of the pre week one announcement that he was the designated starter, however, 16 carriers for 62 yards in a catch for 28 yards.
That was an amazing play.
He really, really surprised me.
I would actually put James Robertson in terms of just true full share running backs.
They're they're pretty rare.
And even though he's not on the best team, I would rather have him than Joshua Kelly and my starting lineup potentially moving forward.
Um, Jax played a good defense.
They look good men. She looked good.
We'll get to that later.
But that's my last guy that I wanted to bring up, you know? So McKinnon we'll go back to him.
You know, quiet way, too, because he's got the spring meeting or he's gonna be limited.
Even if he plays.
You know, we don't know what's going on without you.
We don't know what's going on, you know, we don't know where we are with these guys yet, so that does open up some target but 14 miners back.
There's always a productive way.
And so I don't know if I'm a $15 nothing more or I'm taking him as a free agent.
I'm not spending a priority.
Thats the guy on the bottom of the wrong e starting week to two other viable options and a but man, you're gonna play that guy, James.
Robert E Really impressive.
You know, I'll always take a bad, especially the small.
Our number one Robinson seems to be that a Yeah, every single for the Jaguars thing.
Yeah, yeah, I agree.
I I think that if I had ordered these guys and last one, I'll bring up We don't wanna spend too much time on him because we're running short on halftime.
But name Heim's is the last guy he's owned in the most percentage of Leeds.
But with the Marlon Mack news and the way Philip Rivers has tunnel vision for pass catching running backs, I would put in a him Heinz as my number two waiver wire running back ad right now, if he's available behind Malcolm Brown.
And then I would actually have James Robinson has my number three simply because of what you just said.
Workhorse role that is rare of the amount of touches he's going to see is going to eclipse a lot of these other guys on this list.
Whether the best touches or not.
Not too concerned.
I'm just happy he's getting the touches, right.
Yeah, I like Heinz to, and I think it is a fine role.
And that role could be, you know, uh, work while at a few ships.
So just to recap kind of in the order.
Then you've got the him.
Heinz, James Robinson, Joshua Kelly and then Jerick McKinnon.
Those are the five guys should play around with, I'd say kind of in that order.
You can play to your preferences, though.
Don't just listen to us and other people who tell you what to do to make your own decisions.
Um, you'll be happier when they pan out that way.
That wide receiver.
This was a really interesting week.
The first guy I actually wanna bring up a Scotty Miller.
He's available in 9% of leagues in general.
And this guy was kind of what we've seen with Brady in the past.
These air underneath little quick safety blanket, the Brady loves.
I don't know what this kind of production.
We're gonna see us.
Mike Evans have do***ented history.
Lattimore is a blanket look expert had hit a wide receiver for going into week.
They weren't starting at all this week.
So in a normal week, whatever.
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You know, Scotty Miller.
That offense is not gonna allow him to be fantasy novel every week.
So it's gonna be the God would have a tight end but it's not enough to go around.
So I don't know.
You've got people that guys on this list that I don't want.
So if we bank through those you had Russell Gauge on here, he had nine receptions for 114 yards.
I'm just telling you, that's not gonna happen every week.
The benefit of playing against the Seattle Seahawks defense, which is great on the back end, is atrocious in the trenches.
And Matt Ryan had all day.
It was the least pressure quarterback in the NFL this weekend.
So far at least, um, but And you know, if you're gonna super Deep league pick up Russell Gauge, he's owned in nowhere, he's free and nobody else is gonna bid on.
Um, Marcus Faldo.
It's canceling is my favorite waiver wire pickup this week.
He could have had 180 yards and two touchdowns, but too deep bombs.
Mayor and Rodgers didn't connect.
They could have.
And even with that, he had 96 yards, a touchdown and four receptions coming from.
I believe it was eight targets.
I think that we're back to the Aaron Rodgers old.
I know it's week one.
I wanna be hesitant. Wait and see.
But if that is the case, you do not want to fall behind on grabbing the grabbing.
The second hottest player in their offense, Alan deserves fine to the problem is that Allen absurd is owned, and I think almost 40% of leagues NBS is basically owned by nobody.
Everybody forgot about MBS after last year's injuries and everything else but for two years.
Aaron Rodgers talking.
When Aaron Rodgers gets behind player like you do with Monty Adams, there's usually good things.
All eso Yeah, I like N b A player.
He's a smart athlete.
This guy. Super path.
Yeah, sure, yeah.
So he's my favorite pick up this week, however, there's two guys on this list that I think could be even better producers.
They're just gonna be harder to grab.
That's Paris Campbell and Mike Williams.
I know that Paris Campbell is the guy that you really love.
This week he's only 30% of leagues.
He had six receptions for 79 yards and he ran.
You said he's actually going to continue to go up, but I'll let you go ahead and take the reins on it.
So the big knock in Paris, Campbell's anything around, right? This guy could run the entire tree.
The trouble is, Ohio State never asked to do it. Kind of like Michael Thomas.
You can't run around.
Well, e o Ohio State.
That doesn't ask whether it was to do very much, but they recruited a particular type of place that smart guys for, um, that I could find holes, zones.
Exactly what Parrish Campbell dio.
We're going to sleep more and more of that as the seasons, all right, Ethan Allen clones in Indianapolis, and I expect his production toe only climb over the course of the season.
I don't think a 200 yard games or anything crazy like that, but you know we're seeing five catch it for 55 to 85.
More isn't out of the realm of possibility to start in touchdowns.
Yeah, I agree with all that.
He's a great pickup.
He's somebody that if you could grab him right now as the season progresses by week start coming in injuries, I'd be happy to throw him in as my wide receiver.
Even my wide receiver to in those deep by weeks.
Only 38% of leagues harder to grab, for sure, But if he's sitting out there with the way Tyrod Taylor threw the ball when it came to Mike Williams, not in general.
He looks like the same Tyrod we know.
But he seemed to love throwing the ball to Mike Williams.
And if that is going to be the case this year, that man is going to be a steal going on to your rosters this earlier in the year, Um, he from just a perspective standpoint at nine targets.
Onley pulled in four of them for 69 yards, but he's gonna average 79 target weak.
He's going to end up finishing the years of wide receiver three.
And that is something that you want to grab on your teams this early off waivers.
That's what you want to spend your free agent acquisition budget on early.
I love Mike Williams right now.
I want to see it continue more for a few weeks.
But what we saw is what we're gonna see this season.
I want to see that they help me.
I want to see him through a season help.
But he was hurt.
Hey, was like, you don't know if he's gonna play, and then he gets nine targets.
Yeah, he wasn't supposed to play.
The whole thing was it's doubtful he's not gonna be a game.
That's probably And then he's out there catching long passes, and I'm standing there with Austin neckwear.
Keenan Allen s on.
If he stays healthy all year, he's gonna be a viable, lighter senior three.
And you know, he's gonna have pop weeks because he does get deep, and so he's gonna have a long touchdown, get bonuses, 40 plus yard place in a dark place.
You're gonna get, like, big, but a garbage week they're going to come with eventually gonna turn into couple over.
You know, I don't think nine target is gonna be his thing.
Everything just with all the other weapons offense.
But you can expect between five and eight.
You'll see you had 11 a couple weeks.
But for the most part, he's a deep threat.
You should be viewed as such, and he has a high injury risk.
So I'm putting behind Paris in one of those behind age.
He's actually my last guy.
I'm not even take Scotty Scotty Miller over.
Sure, sure, I think that we'll see with it.
I think the ceiling for Mike Williams is potentially higher than all of the mixed, separate Paris Campbell.
And that's what I'm going after right now with my kind of back in stash waiver wire pickups.
That's just a strategy I've always used.
It tends to work.
I went a lot of my leagues, but I've also lost a lot of them as well.
So again, make your decisions play to your strengths and your own hunches.
Who gave back on? So let's just really quick rattle off these last names without a ton of ****ysis.
Talking about tight end 40 Niners.
Who is the guy to pick up cable Mrs Time? Well, it's gonna Jordan uh, Jordan A s.
Who's gonna pick up after Jordan Reed gets hurt Crossed Wiley right before dinner, huh? Here's my ends.
Are worth owning is the bottom line, so keep an eye on it.
You're watching your reports for Kittel for the estimated Sure.
Jack Doyle Love to grab him right now.
He had a break in the end zone.
There were a little over its head of fairly through his hands, but they're targeting and in the end zone and in the red zone with a high caliber targets.
You want those? Go ahead and snagging.
If you're get the title on, say, you just lost like Darwin, for example.
And if you're watching the game right now, keep an eye on Eric Ebron.
He's another guy that looks like he might be a good waiver wire pickup if you're looking to stream tight ends.
Um, he's got a couple decent matchups here in the next four or five weeks.
I did want to make a note, though, for Dallas got hurt.
You're not gonna see this every week.
I love him, though.
I own him and as many places I can.
I have since he was a rookie, especially in Dynasty, he profiles is what could be one of the next Big Three tight ends.
That said, This team is missing receivers right now.
Zach Ertz is going to get his He kind of did.
But as the team starts to get healthier, they started bringing receivers that are healthy and they start to learn how to play football again, which they didn't look like they did.
I don't imagine that you're gonna see 100 yards from Dallas Garden and a touchdown each week.
But if he's available, he's owned in about 50% of leagues.
If he is, though, definitely worth picking up.
He's holding onto because if words gets injured, he's a top five diamond.
And then the last two things.
Do you have anything off the same daughter? Last two things.
Nothing really to know So far, if Menchu's available, he's really fun to root for.
Pick him up 19 or 20 pass attempts.
That's not gonna happen every week.
But that kid looks like he wants them to make sure where he wants to make sure that they do not get Trevor Lawrence.
And I love that.
I want to see it all blow up in their faces.
I wanted you to win.
That makes me super happy on defense is Washington has got at Arizona there.
That should be good for a couple *** props to Jeff.
He was big on them heading into the weekend.
I wasn't seeing it, but that was a great call Jeff, Um they got Arizona, and then they go to Cleveland.
I love those two matchups.
If you're streaming defense is it's not gonna be a point maker for you.
People are gonna score them, but they're gonna get turnovers, and they're gonna get sacks.
And last word, I would say Seattle, your streaming defense's and you wanna go pick up somebody.
Seattle's coming home to play against New England.
The Osmond e don't know how to pronounce that.
You the Osmond appreciate the tip and the popcorn. Pretty close.
Yeah, but, uh, I would just say Seattle is a great streaming defense this week. And then it's just a recap.
Uh Him Heinz James Robinson.
Jerick McKinnon, Josh Kelley.
Those were the guys that running back got Marcus filed a Scantlin Paris Campbell.
Mike Williams got a Miller Russell Gauge.
Guys will look at wide receiver tight end Doyle Ebron Goddard And then the last guy.
We didn't bring them up, but if you're throwing for dart throws right now, Logan Thomas had eight targets, four for 37 in a touchdown.
If he could get 80% of that each week he's gonna finish in the top 10.
Tight end Titans, Always a crapshoot.
Happy to put him on the back of my team if you're in need right now, especially if you're a kid, a loner and everyone else is going after tight ends.
Um, and then quarterback. Ministry of Defense.
Yeah, I got a positive way.
Didn't talk a little bit before, but one guy to add to that to Jordan.
We're not gonna Jordan naked.
Watson wants him on third down and near the goal line, so it's certainly a guy worth looking at.
He actually pretty good case against the city.
Yeah, I'm rooting against him cause I really want to hail warring to show up.
And I know that nobody listening to do this as any idea who that is.
But I love the hell warring.
I would love to see him actually turned into something anyway.
Yeah, Jordan Jenkins is another guy.
Tight end and then streaming defense's.
Washington is good for the next two weeks.
Seattle should be good for this week and potentially looking at the Cowboys and how they look next week.
Maybe even against the Cowboys.
We'll see that pretty much wraps everything up.
Thanks again, guys.
Matt The odds man again.
Thanks for the popcorn.
We're gonna go back into the game.
What a catch and see what's going on.
I doubt he's available, but if he has picked him up for sure, you have played right everywhere.
I took him to Scott Fish Bowl, and I'm stressing out, like, tied with a guy.
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