Blowing big money on the wrong players during fantasy football waiver wire bidding is the fastest way to finish dead last. Not only are you adding players who won’t help your team, but you are also wasting valuable dollars that could be spent more efficiently elsewhere.
It's important to aggressively add preferred targets, of course. (Here are my Week 2 waiver wire targets.)
The following players are all garnering buzz on the Week 2 waive wire, but their longterm outlook is not worth chasing. These players are more likely to be dropped after Week 2 than become fantasy-relevant.
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Fantasy managers found it difficult to peg one member of the Texans’ backfield as the go-to target during the preseason, but a leader looks to have emerged from Week 1. In addition to seizing the starting running back duties through the team’s first three drives, Mark Ingram tallied a whopping 26 carries as the Texans had Jacksonville on the ropes all afternoon.
Still, Ingram only played just 44% of snaps and saw zero involvement in the passing game. Week 1 was the perfect storm for Ingram: The Texans took an early lead, allowing them to ground and pound in the second half. Don’t anticipate the lowly Texans to play with such a positive game script in future matchups.
– Brandin Cooks: 5 catches for 132 yards
– Mark Ingram II: 27 CARRIES for 87 yards
– Tyrod Taylor: 21/33, 291 passing yards2 TDs plus 41 yards rushing
Ingram will be a popular add off waivers this week ????#JAXvsHOU
— Andrew Erickson™ (@AndrewErickson_) September 12, 2021
Houston plays the Browns in Week 2 — currently an 11-point road dog. Ingram is shaping up to be a massive bust, so let others blow their waiver wire budget on him. He finished last week as PFF’s 39th-ranked rusher out of 45 qualifying backs.