Kerwynn Williams is going to be a really popular name on the waiver wire this week. David Johnson reportedly has a dislocated wrist and will probably end up on IR. The problem with Williams, however, is that he is going to be a part of a committee in the Cardinals backfield. Andre Ellington figures to see some of the carries even though the team moved him to wide receiver. The team is also signing DJ Foster from the Patriots practice squad per Ian Rapoport. Arizona might even bring back Chris Johnson. All of that being said, Williams is no sure thing to see the bulk of the carries in Arizona going forward.
The guy that I would target first is Tarik Cohen- especially if you play in a PPR league. Cohen is going to have a role in the Bears passing game all season long. He will also be in line to get the bulk of carries if Jordan Howard goes down. He has the most upside of anyone on the waiver wire this week.
Buck Allen is the next guy you should target. Danny Woodhead suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday and is out for an extended period of time. Allen is still technically behind Terrance West on the depth chart, but he out snapped West 33 to 27 on Sunday.
Nelson Agholor had a huge game on Sunday. He is a guy that has been forgotten after struggling his first 2 seasons in the league. He had a big game on Sunday with 6 catches for 86 yards and a touchdown. I am bullish on the Eagles passing game this season. Agholor might not be a guy you need to claim this week, but he is a guy to have on your watch list.
Then there is Austin Hooper. The Falcons TE caught 2 passes for 128 yards(!) and a touchdown against the Bears. Obviously that performance won’t be replicated, but Hooper is the #1 receiving tight end in a high powered offense. He is worth a look.
Finally we look at Charles Clay. He is not in a high powered offense, but is probably the #1 receiving option on his team. He was targeted 9 times on Sunday.