Waiver Wire is our weekly look at players available in many leagues that could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster, or simply just players to keep on your radar. We’ll be here all season to let you know which players to watch, who to ignore, and most importantly, who to pick up. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.

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Steve Breaston ARI | WR

The quarterback mess in Arizona really hurt Breaston this off-season, but we still think he has good value. We talked about him last week, and after a 7-catch 132 yard performance we think he is a must add. (about 75% owned)

Brandon Jackson GB | RB

Jackson is going to be the most added player this week, and for good reason. Ryan Grant is will undergo surgery to repair the torn ligament in his right ankle and will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season. Jackson is a must add in all leagues, although we expect the Packers to make a move for more RB depth. (about 20% owned)

Eddie Royal DEN | WR

After a terrible ’09 season Royal has started out his 2010 campaign on a positive note. He hauled in 8 catches for 98 yards, and we think he is a must add in PPR leagues. Don’t forget that he did have 91 catches in ’08, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he has a similar total this year. (about 65% owned)

Legedu Naanee SD | WR

Naanee could end up being the wide receiver to own out in San Diego. He had a great week 1 and there is no reason to believe that he can’t have a productive season. Most of his week 1 performance came from a blow coverage that resulted into a 59 yard TD pass, but we still think Naanee has a huge upside. (about 20% owned)


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Michael Vick PHI | QB

It looks like Vick might get the start next week against the Lions. This is going to make him an interesting pickup and play in deeper leagues. We don’t know if there is a QB controversy just yet, but you know people are going to start talking about it. (about 20% owned)

Darren McFadden OAK | RB

McFadden took full advantage of the Bush injury week 1, and he has made a strong case for more touches in the future. This is more then likely going to turn into a mess once Bush comes back, but it was nice to see McFadden have a productive day. (about 55% owned)

Austin Collie IND | WR

Collie had a huge game week 1, but we aren’t completing buying these numbers. The Colts played from behind the entire game, and we aren’t sold that Collie will be a consistent fantasy player. He is still worth an add in most leagues, but we wouldn’t go too crazy over him. (about 70% owned)

Mark Clayton STL | WR

The Rams acquired Clayton from Baltimore just before the season started to help fill the void after loosing Donnie Avery for the year. Clayton was targeted 16 times and hauled in a career-high 10 passes for 119 yards in his Rams debut. He appeared to be Sam Bradford’s go-to receiver, and with little competition at the receiver position, Clayton is a nice add in deeper leagues. (about 20% owned)

Mike Thomas JAC | WR

Thomas took advantage of Sims-Walker getting all of the attention from Champ Bailey. He had 6 catches for 89 yards, and he return punts as well. We think Thomas is worth a look in deeper leagues that give points for return yards. (about 10% owned)

Davone Bess MIA | WR

Bess is worth a look in deeper PPR leagues. He caught 76 passes last year, and we think he could even have more this year. Bess probably will not find the endzone that much, but we still like his upside. (about 10% owned)

Jermaine Gresham BEN | TE

The first Tight End taken in this years draft had an impressive debut against the Patriots. He had 6 catches for 25 yards and a touchdown. We do like Gresham’s upside, but Palmer isn’t going to throw 50 passes in many games. So Gresham’s week 1 numbers might be slightly inflated. (about 35% owned)

Danny Amendola STL | WR

Amendola has a chance to rack up a lot of catches this year. With all the injuries out in St. Louis Amendola is going to get targeted a lot, and we think he has decent value in PPR leagues. (about 15% owned)

Mike Williams TB | WR

The rookie had an impressive first game, and we think he could be worth an add in deeper leagues. He didn’t have a ton of yards, but 5 catches and a TD has to grab your attention. We doubt he will have a huge season, but he could end up with decent numbers. (about 35% owned)

Kyle Orton DEN | QB

Orton does have Tim Tebow breathing down his neck, but he still has a firm grip on the starting job in Denver. Orton could still have a good year, and we think he is a very serviceable backup QB for any fantasy team. (about 55% owned)

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Nate Washington TEN | WR

Washington had a good game on Sunday, but we aren’t sold he will have a great season. He should have some more good games, but look for him to be very inconsistent. (about 25% owned)

Brandon Lloyd DEN | WR

Lloyd had a monster game Sunday against the the Jaguars, and he is going to get picked up in a lot of leagues. While we do think he could have some more good games this year, we don’t think he will be consistent. He has had chances to start before in the NFL and he has never seemed to put it all together. (about 5% owned)

Don’t believe the numbers

Fred Taylor NE | RB

Surprise surprise we have a Patriots running back in our waiver wire post. Here’s the deal with Taylor, he’s worth an add in deeper leagues but he will not have a ton of value this year. Don’t forget Maroney didn’t play in this game, and the Patriots split carries way too much for anyone one of them to a ton of value. (about 20% owned)

Marcedes Lewis JAC | TE

Lewis found the endzone twice on Sunday, but he only had 3 catches. We wouldn’t put too much stock into those 2 touchdowns, and we think he is only worth adding in the deepest of leagues. (about 30% owned)

If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.