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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Cam Newton CAR | QB

All I can say about Newton is wow. We never suggest owning rookie QBs in standard leagues, but it looks like Newton might be an exception. I am not sure how much of it was Newton, and how much was just a weak Cardinals defense, but he should be picked up just in case it was all Newton. (about 40% owned)

Carnell Williams STL | RB

Stephen Jackson got off to an amazing start on Sunday with 56 yards and a TD on 2 carries. Unfortunately, he injured his quad on his long 47 yard TD run. Williams played pretty well in his absence, and he needs to be picked up in case Jackson misses extended time. (about 10% owned)

Robert Meachem NO | WR

With the injury to Colston we think Meachem might be the biggest beneficiary. He has had solid numbers over the last coupled of years, and he could have some big games with the extra looks he is going to get. He is still going to have to share targets with Graham, Moore, and Henderson, but Meachem will see plenty of action. (about 60% owned)


Darren Sproles NO | RB

Sproles looked great in his first game against the Packers, and we think he is a must add in PPR leagues. He isn’t going to give you much value in standard leagues, but we expect Sproles to be a big enough part of the Saints offense to have value. Also, if your league counts return yards then that is just icing on the cake. (about 60% owned)

Danny Woodhead NE | RB

Woodhead had by far the most carries out of the New England RBs week 1, and he should be owned in all leagues. Once the rookie RBs get into the mix it could just turn into a huge mess, but for now it looks like Woodhead could get a lot of touches for the Pats. (about 50% owned)

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Jermaine Gresham CIN | TE

The Bengals are going to ask Gresham to do a lot more in his sophomore year. This talented young TE has a big upside, and could have value in some leagues. The TE position is extremely deep this year, but Gresham still deserves some fantasy attention. (about 20% owned)

Devery Henderson NO | WR

With the injury to Colston this is going to open up the door for the other Saints WRs for some targets. He had a solid game in the opening night of this years season, and he could be a nice temporary solution. He is going to be inconsistent just like all of the other Saints WRs, but he should have a couple big games over the next month or so. (about 25% owned)

Brandon Gibson STL | WR

The Rams had an injury plagued week 1, which included an injury to Amendola who might be out for the season. The Rams receiving corp was already pretty bad, but now it’s even worse. It looks like Gibson will see the biggest increase in targets, and he could end up being a decent pickup if you need help at WR. (about 5% owned)

Mohamed Massaquoi CLE | WR

The Browns don’t have a lot going for them in the passing game, but Massaquoi should be the most fantasy relevant receiver. We aren’t expecting much, but he could have value in deeper leagues. (about 10% owned)

Brian Hartline MIA | WR

Hartline started off the 2011 season on the right foot, and it might be time to give this guy a look. He was one of the most consistent WRs last year, and he might be able to step it up to the next level. At the very least he could be a great guy to plug in during your bye weeks for an all but guaranteed 6-12 points. (about 5% owned)

Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF | QB

It doesn’t seem to matter what Fitzpatrick does, he doesn’t get a ton of fantasy hype. Even after a solid season a year ago he is only owned in half of all leagues. He should be a solid QB2 this year that could be plugged when he has favorable matchups. (about 50% owned)

Early Doucet ARI | WR

Doucet will be battling for playing time with Andre Roberts, but he will have plenty of opportunities. Doucet has a lot of talent, and he could be in line for a break out year. He had a great week 1 with 105 yards and a TD with only 3 catches. He is going to be inconsistent, but we expect some more big games this year out of Doucet. (about 5% owned)

Rex Grossman WAS | QB

Grossman had a great week 1, and we love his chances against the Cardinals week 2. Newton made the Cardinals D look silly, and we see no reason why Grossman can’t put up solid numbers. If you aren’t a fan of your QB matchup then you might want to give Grossman a look. (about 10% owned)

Lardarius Webb BAL | CB

Webb could offer decent value in leagues that have IDPs that also gives points for return yards. Webb had an amazing game on Sunday with 9 solo tackles a sack and 37 return yards. He has a lot of big play potential, and he should be good for 4+ tackles a week. (about 5% owned)

Sean Lee DAL | LB

Lee is going to be competing with Brooking early in the season for playing time, but if he continues to put up numbers like he did in week 1, then Brooking will be out of a job. Lee had 10 solo tackles against the Jets and an interception. Lee is worth a roster spot in deeper IDP leagues and he could have a lot of value later this year. (about 5% owned)

Patrick Peterson ARI | CB

The 5th overall pick from this years draft had a decent first game in the NFL. He had 5 solo tackles and 98 return yards, which included an 89 yard punt return for a TD. Peterson is an exciting young player that should have good value in IDP leagues that count return yards. (about 20% owned)

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Earnest Graham TB | RB

The Bucs were playing from behind almost the entire game, which means a lot of passing. This kept Blount on the bench and Graham out on the field as they tried to come back against the Lions. Graham ended up catching 7 passes for 42 years, and he had 6 carries which was 1 more then Blount. This is not good news for Blount owners, and it is cause for concern. This makes Graham an interesting pickup in deeper PPR leagues, and as a Blount handcuff. (about 5% owned)

Ed Dickson BAL | TE

With Todd Heap out in Arizona this has left a big hole to fill at the TE position in Baltimore. Dickson is a big talented tight end that could end up having decent numbers this year. We only suggest picking him up in really deep leagues, but we have been impressed with his athleticism. (about 5% owned)

Fred Davis WAS | TE

Davis has looked good whenever given the opportunity, and we think it would make sense for the Skins to give Davis more time on the field. He racked up 5 catches for 105 yards, and we expect the Skins to find ways to get him involved. (about 5% owned)

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