Football is finally back! And so are my top waiver signings for each week! Week 1 features 1 QB, 3 RBs, and 3 WRs. These are players that are owned in 70% of leagues or less (most of them are less than 25% owned) and even have the ability to make your starting lineup!
Jameis Winston (New Orleans Saints)- Winston might be the weirdest QB in fantasy football history. He threw five touchdowns but only 148 yards, the least amount of yards thrown by a QB with five or more touchdown passes in NFL history. He has, and always will be, a wildcard when it comes to fantasy value, but this week showed that he has top-three upside as a fantasy QB. I still wouldn’t be comfortable with him as my starting QB, but he should be valuable for your team when your starting QB has a bye week, or if they have a difficult matchup.
Mark Ingram (Houston Texans)- In one of the more surprising games from last Sunday, The Texans “steamrolled” over the Jaguars with the help of their starting RB, Mark Ingram. Nobody knew what this backfield would look like, and we still don’t really, but an RB that gets over 25 carries will have value no matter who they are. I don’t know how many times the Texans will be able to run the ball more than 30 times a game this season, or who the lead back will be any other week, but if this is what the backfield looks like then Ingram should have some value as a low-end flex and a decent backup.
Elijah Mitchell (San Francisco 49ers)- Due to Raheem Mostert being out for about eight weeks, both rookie RBs, Elijah Mitchell and Trey Sermon, have some value and opportunity now. Mitchell seems to be the lead back now, but I must warn you, the 49ers love to rotate RBs. Mitchell should be owned but do not start him until we know how this backfield is going to look in the next couple of weeks.
Devin Singletary (Buffalo Bills)- In a surprise turn of events, Zack Moss was declared a healthy inactive for last Sunday’s game. Singletary became the lead back rushing 11 times for 72 yards (most on the team for both categories). It seems that Singletary has the edge over every other RB on this team and he should be a decent flex option if this pattern continues.
Nelson Agholor (New England Patriots)- Tied for the second-most targets on the team, Agholor was all over the field last Sunday. We saw him record receptions in short, mid, and long-range passing plays. I love the way he was involved in this game and he has a great connection already to Mac Jones. I see him as the WR 1 on this team and he will be involved in every game.
Jakobi Meyers (New England Patriots)- The Patriots WR with the most targets on the team, Meyers was on the field for 74 out of 75 offensive plays. Although his 44 receiving yards was not that impressive, his involvement on this team as the main slot receiver creates a high floor for Meyers every week.
Rondale Moore (Arizona Cardinals)- In a high-scoring offense, with a ton of mouths to feed, I was shocked with how involved Moore was in his first NFL game. His stats were not that impressive but his rapport with Kyler Murray and his skillset will almost guarantee multiple targets per game.