Fantasy football waiver wire
Please remain calm. It's just one week.
Your fantasy squad may have only put up 50 points. You may have lost by 100. The leading scorer in Week 1 isn't always going to be the guy who wins the league. But try not to overreact after just one weekend of games. And certainly don't overreact after just a bad half of play (don't drop
That doesn't mean you can't pick up that breakout stud or passable fill-in based on what happened after the first week's games. Here are a couple looks at players that are probably on the waiver wire in your league, ones you might want to take a flier on.
Only one backup QB came in and put up solid fantasy numbers:
Vick, who played the entire second half after Kolb's concussion, didn't rally the Eagles from a 20-3 deficit; but he did succeed in making Philadelphia sports talk radio unbearable this week.
Vick ran for a ton of yardage but looked good moving around in the pocket and passing, too. All of this came against a Packers pass rush that was getting pressure; it also came against a banged-up secondary. Eagles coach
The Titans are clearly going to run the ball, but Young didn't make many mistakes and had a long touchdown to
Garrard had the highest passer rating of any QB in Week 1 (138.9). Most owners don't want their fantasy team's quarterback to be David Garrard, but he, like Young, is one of those quarterbacks who will put up low yardage totals but toss a touchdown or three.
The biggest injury on Sunday might have been the Packers'
Jackson didn't have a stellar day, rushing for 63 yards on 18 carries. (Grant had 45 yards on eight carries before departing.) But only fullback
Hillis actually got the start at running back Sunday, getting the same number of rushing attempts as
Really? Really. McFadden was the Raiders' leading rusher and receiver in Sunday's trashing at Tennessee, and received high praise from coach
The Jets went with Tomlinson on Monday night after
The second-year wideout, still available in a shocking number of leagues, was the top receiver for the Colts on Sunday. While most of the yardage came on one play, a 73-yard TD catch late in the fourth quarter, Collie still got a ton of targets from
Do you know how many games Royal had with more than eight catches in 2009? One. Do you know how many games he had with more than 98 yards? None (highest total -- 90). Royal was an extremely disappointing fantasy player last year, but the Broncos passing game looked fairly decent against the Jags.
The Seahawks' leading receiver in their surprise blowout of the 49ers was the former USC standout given a chance by his old coach,
It wasn't clear who would become the Chargers No. 1 receiver with
Moore signed with the Browns late last season, did well in workouts and the final few games and impressed in preseason. He should end up getting more targets than
Quite a debut! The Patriots rookie definitely made the most of his one reception. He's not getting too much playing time right now. But if he's a goal-line option, and starts getting more reps in the middle of the field, he could come on as the season progresses.
The Seahawks defense simply dominated the 49ers, holding them to six points while recording two sacks and two interceptions. The defense also held
People held off on