By Jay Myers

Pretty self explanatory here, each week we look at the top add-drop candidates. Here are players you should look to add after week 1.  Please keep in mind all league sizes have different roster sizes, some are deep and some are shallow.  Some of these could be obvious, but lots of folks play in shallow leagues.

Let me know who we missed.

QB Adds

Jared Goff – He looked much different than last year, but he now has some decent weapons to throw to with Watkins, Kupp, Gurley, Woods, Austin, Everett, Higbee.  I expect some bad games here and there as he continues to develop, but he’s a lot more promising than people were expecting.

Alex Smith – The Pat’s def looked really bad, but the KC offense also looked really good.  I would feel confident with Smith as a solid back-up QB and I expect him to play well and continue taking more shots downfield with the talented Mohomes lurking behind him.

Sam Bradford – If you watched this game vs NO you probably saw the same thing I did.  Lots of time for Sam and he is deadly accurate making some tough contested throws.  He has plenty of weapons with Diggs, Thielen, Rudolph, Treadwell and Cook out of the backfield.  He is a real legit candidate to bust into the top-12 this season barring an injury which is always possible with him.

RB Adds

Tarik Cohen – Pure electric week 1 and touched the ball all over the field.  He won’t do this every week and he’s small so I wonder if he can hold up with 10-12 touches per week moving forward.  That being said you have to grab him if possible to see how involved he will be moving forward.  He looks legit so hopefully he can stay healthy with significant touches.

Kerwin Williams/Andre Ellington – Both will be heavily involved moving forward killing the upside for either of them.  Maybe if one gets hot and takes the gig, but it’s hard to tell which one.  I’d probably target Ellington as he should be cheaper to grab with your bid bucks.

Buck Allen – With Woodhead out for 4-8 weeks Allen will be the receiving back for that time and received 21 touches week 1.  He may not pan out or he may not be very productive with the touches he gets, but once again he’s worth a shot to see how it pans out.

Jerrick McKinnon – Not 100% sure yet, but it appears that he is the real backup to Cook as his game is more similar versus Murray.  Murray’s value may be locked up in situational short-yardage work, but they may be giving him more time to get healthy.  It’s still worth an add for Cook owners to ensure they have a potential cuff should something happen.

Corey Clement – The Eagle’s RB’s failed to impress week 1 and they could eventually turn to the talented rookie to see what he can do.  I’m a fan of Smallwood as well and he may get the first crack, but Clement is worth a stash at the end of your bench to see if they eventually move away from the plodding Blount.

Matt Breida – He didn’t do anything week 1 but it’s clear he is the direct backup behind Hyde who typically misses time due to injuries.

WR Adds

Danny Amendola – He’s available in most of my leagues and he’s the #1 WR to target this week if available.

Jermaine Kearse – 9 targets……let me say that again, 9 targets week 1 with 7 catches for 59 yards.  That’s a ton for the #1 WR for the Jets, not sure what to expect moving forward but he’s my 2nd rated WR pickup this week with not a lot of comp for targets.  They should be down in most games meaning lots of passing and garbage time stats.

Bennie Fowler – If you’re in deeper leagues he’s worth an end of the bench stash on the cheap.  Denver has no real TE and teams will focus on DT and Sanders with real opportunities for success for Denver’s #3 receiving option which appears to be Fowler.  He’s worth adding for 2 weeks to see how he trends.

Allen Hurns – Marquis is the guy to have, but he should already be owned in the majority of leagues.  Hurns was dropped quite a bit in my leagues this off-season but he should get some love moving forward with the ARob injury.  Jax wants to play ball-control limiting the amount of passes Bortles throws, but there will be games where you can expect a high volume of passing based on game-flow due to the opponent.

JJ Nelson – Had some garbage time stats so you can discount them if you want, but he also played well down the stretch last season so he is worth a what-the-heck-stash at the end of you bench to see how he trends over the next few weeks but only if you have the space of course.

TE Adds

Charles Clay – Doubt he’s available in most leagues, but if he is snatch him up.  He should end up as a top 12-15 TE this season as the only receiving target left over from last season with chemistry with Tyrod.

Austin Hooper – Another player that shouldn’t be on many waiver wires, but snatch him up ASAP if he is.  He’s athletic with big play ability as teams focus on Julio.  I believe he can be a low-end TE1 this season and a guy you can stream with confidence.

Gerald Everett – He had a few catches, but this kid is dynamic with the ball in his hands.  He won’t be available in many leagues, but take the time to check and grab him if so.  Should be a solid year 2 leap if he progresses over his rookie year like I expect.

Maxx Williams – Decent athlete who should get more opportunities as the season progresses.