Maybe it’s weird to write this article, the 2022 fantasy drafts are ongoing, but here we are with Week 1 Waiver Wire advice. There are plenty of leagues that have teams that have been rocked by injury, weren’t complete at draft time, or don’t give you a great feeling. Well, as with last season we can give you some guys to try and add.
Rules for Selection & Order Priority
For a player to be considered to be added, they have to:
- Have an rostered % of 50% or under on ESPN
- Players below are listed by their roster %, not priority. Know your league settings. If there is a high-priority add, you’ll know.
Jameis Winston (NO) @ATL 30.0% rostered
Winston has a nice start to the season too, with an opening matchup against the Falcons. Winston should also have all of his weapons available too, with Michael Thomas (finally) set to return to the field along with Jarvis Landry and Chris Olave. The offense might look slightly different, but should still be solid.
Matt Ryan (IND) @HOU 22.3% rostered
Ryan starts his Colts career with a nice matchup against the Texans. Previously, Ryan has been valuable because of the volume of pass attempts, but with a balanced offense and strong offensive line, we could see his efficiency really climb. With a Week 2 matchup against Jacksonville too, this is an add that can help you in deeper leagues for multiple weeks.
Baker Mayfield (CAR) v CLE 13.1% rostered
If ever there was a game that was going to need no extra motivation, it’s this one. Luckily, it’s not not on the road. The Browns defense is an aggressive unit, and will be looking to nullify Mayfield. In deep leagues, he is worth considering.
Others to Consider
- Mac Jones (NE) @MIA 16.5% rostered
- Ryan Tannehill (TEN) v NYG 15.9% rostered
- Joe Flacco (NYJ) v BAL 0.6% rostered
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