Even though Week 1 isn’t fully in the books, we are ready with our Week 2 waiver wire pickups for the 2021 season. I’m hoping that you don’t need any miracles for Monday Night Football, but there were certainly some surprises from the opening Week.
For this week, I’m moving over to ESPN for the rostered percentages (I can’t seem to get DST and Kicker information on Yahoo anymore?). All of these pickups are written in percentage, not priroity. Now, let’s get into them!
Jameis Winston (NO) 26% rostered
Winston really showed up in Week 1, and is going to be a popular add as a result. Winston looked like the QB that Tampa Bay hoped he would have been. Efficient, and didn’t throw an (official) pick. Next up for the team is a Panthers defense that just struggled against Zach Wilson in the opening week.
Mac Jones (NE) 22% rostered
The rookie looked effective in his opening week against a tough Miami defense. He completed 29 passes for 281 yards and a single TD. With the Jets next up, Jones is a decent streaming option.
Teddy Bridgewater (DEN) 11% rostered
Bridgewater won the battle for the QB spot in Denver, and really put a stamp upon that against the Giants. Sure, it was the Giants but that 264 yards and 2TDs was a decent outing. With a matchup against Jacksonville next, even without Jerry Jeudy, he should be a solid streaming option.
Others to Consider
- Kirk Cousins (MIN) 24% rostered
- Zach Wilson (NYJ) 16% rostered
- Carson Wentz (IND) 7% rostered
- Sam Darnold (CAR) 6% rostered
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