We just can’t catch a break, can we? This week we had another rash of injuries. Those injuries combined with the first bye weeks will make the waiver wires pretty active this week. At least we have a few new stars like our boy Blue.
The drug vote saga drags on, leaving the suspensions for Josh Gordon and Wes Welker up in the air. Is it worth stashing Gordon at this point if he’s still out there? Probably.
I’m still concerned about how much of Gordon’s suspension will actually be reduced, but his abilities as a top-5 fantasy football receiver when he takes the field makes him worth a bench spot at this point.
Don’t break the bank with your free agent acquisition budgets just yet, but make sure Gordon is on a roster by week’s end.
Speaking of top receivers, I’d love to list Allen Hurns here. He was the early surprise in Week 1 when he broke out with two touchdowns in the first half of the early games. But Cecil Shorts’ injury opened the door. Shorts’ return in Week 2 could close it.
I’m not sure I burn a lot of free agent dollars or a waiver claim order to get Hurns, but if you have a deep bench, be my guest. I might feel differently if it was Blake Bortles starting under center and not Chad Henne.
Now let’s kick off the waiver picks for this week.