You just had a stellar fantasy draft, but didn’t account for injuries, holdouts or matchups in Week 1. Don’t worry, here are five players still available in most leagues that could get you the points you need to start the season off right.
Drafting Maurice Jones-Drew is a good pickup, but not for the first few weeks. He will be a third-down back for the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 and potentially in the weeks following.
A lack of participation in contact practices for Adrian Peterson puts a big question mark on his fantasy numbers. Marshawn Lynch is also questionable with his back spasms.
Running backs aren’t the only position hurting in the early going, though. Bills WR Stevie Johnson sat out practice on Thursday with a groin injury. He should still be good to go for Sunday, but reports that late in the week could scare fantasy owners.
If you need a last-minute pickup to salvage your week, here are five picks that have favorable matchups and are probably still available on the waiver wire.