Waiver Wire Week 1: Top Pickups, Adds & Fantasy Rankings

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Did Week 1 not go as planned? There is plenty of time to recover. Even if the first week of fantasy went smoothly for you, the season is a marathon not a sprint.

Here are some names that need to be on your radar. The Bears running back Tarik Cohen had five rushes for 66 yards along with eight receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown. With Cohen’s involvement in the passing game, he is a must add in PPR leagues.

The Falcons look to be utilizing the tight end more in their new offense. Hooper had two major plays with two receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown. While Hooper did not warrant many targets, his play today should demand more involvement moving forward.

Just like the preseason, Golladay looks to be a major redzone threat for the Lions. Golladay had two touchdowns in the Lions opening game.

Here’s a look at our waiver wire rankings after Week 1. We will continue to update this as more players emerge as fantasy relevant.

RANKPLAYEROwn %
1RB Tarik Cohen, Bears2
2WR Kenny Galladay, Lions27
3TE Jesse James, Steeers99
4RB Kerwynn Williams, Cardinals99
5TE Austin Hooper, Falcons27