Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Adds For Week 1

Content creator: Josh Maloney

Week 1: Thur Sept 7 - Mon Sept 11, 2023

10. Parris Campbell (WR), NYG

A perpetual sleeper each preseason, he gets an upgrade at QB and will look to be a featured piece of an offense that will likely be throwing a lot. Staying healthy as been an issue thus far early in his career, but he has always had the physical tools to succeed at the NFL level.

9. Terrace Marshall Jr. (WR), Car

Another QB upgrade here, TMJ was actually the highest rated WR for go-routes in NFL last year per PFF. He was a stud in college at LSU and as his confidence grows, Marshall will continue to exude true Alpha WR traits.

8. Malik Davis (RB), Dal

Shifty 2nd year back out of FL who finds himself as the primary backup and handcuff to an undersized RB1 in Tony Pollard. The Cowboy's offensive line will assist whoever is in the backfield in stacking up stats. 

7. Jerome Ford (RB), CLE

With Kareem Hunt and departing, Ford takes over as Nick Chubb's backup and change-of-pace, typically a lucrative role for a Browns team who likes to run. 

6. Zamir White (RB), LV

Second year stud who may very well have top-10 RB talent but stuck behind Josh Jacobs who had a phenomenal season last year. However, Jacobs plays a very physical brand of football lending to a high possibility of missed time sooner than later this upcoming season. If that were to happen, White would likely return mid RB1 upside. 

5. Chase Claypool (WR), CHI

Claypool seems to be mostly a forgotten man so far this season but has the requisite size/speed necessary to be a number one WR and it doesn't hurt that he has a budding star as his QB. If they can get on the same page this year look out!

4. John Metchie III (WR), HOU

After essentially a red-shirt freshman year due to a Leukemia diagnosis, Metchie looks health and ready to explode on the scene for the Texans with highly drafted rookie QB C.J. Stroud at the helm. 

3. Isaiah Spiller (RB), LAC

Spiller's rookie campaign was a disappointment due to injuries and being buried on the depth chart. Though Ekeler and Kelly are still on the roster, I expect Spiller to be much more involved this season with productivity to follow. Draft capital would suggest he will be given more opportunities going forward.

2. Irv Smith Jr. (TE), CIN

Bengals TE's have produced modestly since Joe Burrow became the starting QB in Cincy, but Smith Jr. likely has the highest ceiling of any TE to play for them yet. Still young enough to be considered squarely in his prime at a position it typically takes a few years to break out at.

  1. Tyjae Spears (RB), TEN

My favorite draft sleeper this season, Spears has everything you could want in a dynamic RB. He is the obvious handcuff to King Henry but also has independent value as the pass-catching option in Tennessee.  He would vault to top10 RB status in the unfortunate event Henry gets injured again returning for his age 29 season. 

List will be updated every Tuesday throughout the season so everyone is ready for Wednesday/Thursday waivers.

Projections are based on 1 point per reception league.