Early fantasy football waiver wire pickups - Week 2

Yahoo Sports’ Andy Behrens explains why fantasy managers should look to add Tyler Allgeier after Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins went down with an achilles injury, and what Deon Jackson managers should do after his disappointing performance.

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ANDY BEHRENS: Andy Behrens here with a few potential early pickup options ahead of week two of your fantasy football season. We really have to start with the biggest injury news coming out of opening week, which is JK Dobbins with a reported achilles tear. Really unfortunate news. In his absense, it was a bit of a committee for Baltimore, Gus Edwards with eight carries, Justice Hill with eight carries, a couple of touchdowns.

Lamar Jackson leads the team in rushing. Remember, they've also got Melvin Gordon on the practice squad. There are some free agent options out there. So it's kind of a mess for fantasy purposes.

You can go ahead and place a small bid on Justice Hill chasing the touchdowns, but this is probably not the situation where I would focus my attention, instead we first want to look and see if Tyler Allgeier is available on the waiver wire. He's currently rostered in about 55% of Yahoo leagues. He had two touchdowns in opening week for Atlanta.

Dominant rushing performance from that team. Both he and Bijan Robinson found the end zone. Both were great. Both are clearly going to be heavily involved. It is a run dominant team, so they can support a couple of RB ones for fantasy purposes. That's what happened in opening week. Allgeier, again, if he's available, he needs to get scooped up this week. That is worth a pretty significant bid.

Remember, that was a 1,000 yard rusher last year. He's really good. He may not be Bijan, but he's really, really good. Another name you need to keep in mind Zack Moss. Deon Jackson was the featured back, such as it was for Indianapolis in opening week-- didn't play particularly well-- had ball security issues, inefficiency issues.

Zack Moss was a pretty efficient runner last year, both at Indy and elsewhere in Buffalo, right. So he can be serviceable at the very least for the next three weeks or so until the Jonathan Taylor situation is resolved.