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There are popular week one waiver wire adds, and then there are these guys. Not shiny, not flashy, not start-able.


But each of these players are just an opportunity away from becoming the next fantasy football waiver wire gem. Whether they get that opportunity through injury or by muscling their way into the lineup is hard to predict. What I do know is that, based on what we saw this week, they are next in line in both the real football world and our fake football world.

Dexter McCluster, RB/WR, Chiefs
McCluster touched the ball nine times on offense, but most of that could have been a product of the Chiefs being so far behind. Still, he has RB/WR ability in some fantasy leagues.

Tashard Choice, RB, Cowboys
Choice served as the primary backup running back to Felix Jones. We all know Felix has trouble staying healthy, too.

Kendall Hunter, RB, 49ers
Hunter served as the primary backup running back to Frank Gore, and even got some carries in the red zone.

Fred Davis, TE, Redskins
Davis looked lean and athletic and could be ready to surpass Chris Cooley as the best tight end on the roster.

Earnest Graham, RB, Buccaneers
Graham got a lot of touches as the Bucs went to the air to try to keep up with Detroit.

Brandon Gibson, WR, Rams
With Danny Amendola sidelined for an indefinite amount of time, Gibson could see more targets.

Here are today’s great reads:

  • Some post week one fantasy football thoughts for those of you still looking to digest the first weekend of real football. Lots of good stuff in here, remember not to panic just yet on some of the bigger names (Big Ben, Matt Ryan, Chris Johnson). [Fantasy Douche]
  • More praise for Cam Newton, the rookie quarterback for Carolina who was the talk of the football world Sunday and Monday. I want to tell you not to worry about Newton because he is a rookie, but he looked almost like a veteran out there. Passed the eye test. [Roto Arcade]
  • Now that real fantasy football games have been played, it is going to be much easier to pull off some trades in your fantasy leagues. Remember to read up on your trading ettiquette before sending out offers, and also know who you should take advantage of after week one in your leagues. [Fantasy Knuckleheads]
  • A run down of some names on the waiver wire you should be considering this week in all your leagues. Cadillac Williams figures to be the add of the week with Steven Jackson expected to miss next week’s Monday Night Football game against the Giants. [RotoProfessor]

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