The day after Week One is not time to panic. My favorite time to be on the waiver wire is immediately after the week’s moves are processed, so I can scoop up the IDP studs that just happened to have one off game to start the season.
However, you may have some legitimate holes to plug, or maybe you’ve been holding a roster spot open while waiting to see who develops. If so, here are some of the players who did well in Week One and should continue to be reliable going forward.
Players recommended last week who may still be available: Antrel Rolle (7.5 tackles), Pat Chung (14 tackles—wow).
Greg Toler, DB-Cardinals – Welcome to the world of rookie cornerbacks. Apparently, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is so fearsome that people are going to throw at Toler all day long. The result this time was a whopping 13 solo tackles, along with a forced fumble. You want to ride this action until Toler wins the respect of opposing offenses.
Quentin Groves, LB-Raiders – Groves steps into the WLB role that made Trevor Scott a star last season. Granted, his fellow newcomer on the string side, Kamerion Wimbley, had a better fantasy day against Tennessee. But Groves had a steady stream of tackles, ending the day with five solos and an assist.
Wimbley is not going to get a sack and force a fumble every game, but you can count on Groves to get you double-digit fantasy points every week where he is playing. He won’t make too many highlight reels, but he will help you win games...