By Kimra Schleicher //
I just returned home from the high stakes fantasy football drafts in Las Vegas. It has been a great four-week run drafting teams in several different locations from Kentucky to Las Vegas.
When drafting so many teams (32) this year, I have tried to focus on high-impact players like Julio Jones and stud running backs like Arian Foster, Ray Rice, LeSean McCoy, and Darren McFadden. I didn't select Chris Johnson this year because I didn't like what I was seeing from him in the preseason.
This week, we are going to focus on Week 2 pickups and waiver-wire wonders.
Robert Griffin III
He should not be available in your league. If he is, do what it takes to get him on your team.
If you are looking for a viable backup, he looked good and could be a great spot starter when needed.
If you own Fred Jackson, you should own C.J. Spiller, or put every effort in to acquiring Spiller if he is still available in your league. Fred Jackson will probably be out at least six weeks, so Spiller will see the bulk of the carries and receptions. If you already own Spiller, your team is off to a great start.
Some leagues consider him a RB, and some leagues consider him a WR. If he is available, try to pick him up and stash him for a bye-week filler or a flex player. He is available in several leagues and is a great PPR player.
Also, consider picking up Jonathan Dwyer, Alfred Morris, and Lamar Miller now that Daniel Thomas is suffering from injuries.
You must consider the third WRs for the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, and New York Giants. Kevin Ogletree is a hot waiver pickup. If Miles Austin or Dez Bryant suffer injuries, Ogletree's numbers will increase tremendously.
Someone has to catch the ball in Miami, right? Hartline was targeted for two TDs on Sunday. You can get him very cheap right now. Grab him and stash him until you need a good bye-week replacement or flex player.
Other WRs to consider picking up: Alshon Jeffery, Braylon Edwards, and James Jones.
With David Nelson being out for the season, Chandler will continue to see more targets because the Buffalo Bills have a limited receiving corp. Go get him now while no one is looking.
He has chemistry with Andrew Luck since the two played together at Stanford. It is apparent he will be heavily targeted when the Colts are playing from behind.
If you missed out on the San Francisco, Seattle, or New England defenses, take a look at the defenses of the Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, and Washington Redskins to use in spot situations.
Good luck on the waiver wire and enjoy the games this week. Let's go win a championship!