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Week 1 is now in the books and it was quite eye opening in some cases. Here is a monster list of players to grab and players to watch.
Must Grab Em'Jared Cook (TE, StL) - he shouldn't be on the waiver wire, but for some crazy reason if he is available then grab him as he has tons of upside.
Julius Thomas (TE, DEN) - Thomas looked great this Thursday and is a huge target for Peyton Manning. If you are in need of a TE Thomas has a ton of upside. A must grab.
Joique Bell (RB, DET) - Regardless of Reggie Bush health it looks like Bell is going to be a productive back. Bush owners should grab Bell as he is a must hand-cuff. He is also getting goal-line work as well, which is a HUGE bonus.
Jordan Cameron (TE, CLE) - Set to explode year; he is a huge target and should continue putting up solid numbers in the new Cleveland offense. Weedon is having a tough time, but will still find Cameron.
Shane Vereen (RB, NE) - he shouldn't be on your waiver wire, but if he is then grab him. He showed that he is a solid offense threat in the New England offense. He is having wrist surgery and will be out a month, but still worth having on your bench.
Rueben Randle (WR, NYG) - he shouldn't be on the waiver wire as well, but if he went undrafted he is a huge target for the Giants. If Nicks or Cruz were to go down his value would skyrocket.
Marlon Brown (WR, BAL) - with Jacoby Jones going down you have to grab this kid as he is pretty explosive.
Terrelle Pryor (QB, OAK) - just keep an eye on him, he is an interesting mobile QB and should be considered in dynasty leagues.
Daniel Thomas (RB, MIA) - Miller looked like a non-factor this weekend and Thomas is a solid stash for your bench if Miller continues to under-perform.
Carson Palmer (QB, ARZ) - Palmer looked solid and was able to spread the ball around. If you are in a two QB league he is a must grab, otherwise he is a solid bye-week filler.
Percy Harvin (WR, SEA) - It appears Harvin is making quick progress and could be back sooner than later, so not a horrible stash, but he will eat up a bench spot for half of your season.
Alshon Jeffery (WR, CHI) - looked solid and expect solid production in 2013. He is a must grab in all leagues.
Julian Edelman (WR, NE) - If you watched our weekly show and read the waiver wire article, you would have seen how much I was pleading Edelman’s case. Do keep in mind he had extra targets while Amendola was on the side-line. He is still a solid pick-up this week.
Mike Williams (WR, TB) - One of the more solid WR’s on many waiver wires. He won’t be there in bigger leagues, but is going to produce some fairly solid numbers in 2013.
Brian Hartline (WR, MIA) - PPR league owners in deep leagues only; keep an eye out on him as he does find a way to make catches.
Emmanual Sanders (WR, PIT) - PPR league owners should consider Sanders. The running game in Pitt is not there so expect more throws and Sanders to benefit.
Isaac Redman (RB, PIT) - not the best option, but Redman is going to get the lion share of work while Bell is away. He is not a high producing RB, so only consider him dire situations.
Da’Rel Scott (RB, NYG) - Wilson fumbled twice and Scott gets the workload. If you are in a deep league Scott is worth a stash.
Santonio Holmes (WR, NYJ) - Keep an eye on him, but it’s extremely tough to recommend players on the Jets.
Bilal Powell (RB, NYJ) - He had a fair amount of workload this week, but Ivory is still learning the offense, so temper any expectations here.
Nate Burleson (WR, DET) - He is only worth a spot start as long as Ryan Broyles is out. I would only consider Burleson in PPR leagues.
Josh Freeman (QB, TB) - Freeman is a fine back-up QB and is a must grab for two QB leagues.
Mike Tolbert (RB, CAR) - Tolbert is the true back-up to DeAngelo Williams but is the goal-line back, so TD only league owners should tune into Tolbert.
Doug Baldwin (WR, SEA) - Only solid in PPR leagues while Harvin is out, but a solid WR to target on waivers this week. In deep leagues he is a must grab.
Devone Bess (WR, CLE) - While Josh Gordon is away Bess is going to get an opportunity to shine. Bess is a special person and usually can produce in PPR leagues.
Alex Smith (QB, KC) - Dink and dunk QB, but the offense in KC looks so much better.
Kellen Winslow (TE, NYJ) - had a nice touchdown this weekend, but will be inconsistent in production. Keep an eye on Winslow and NYJ does like to keep their TE involved.
Jerome Simpson (WR, MIN) - solid game, but Ponder will cause Simpson to be too inconsistent to start.