Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets to Add Immediately After Your Draft

Jason Schandl
Fantasy football waiver wire targets to add immediately after your draft before Week 1.
Fantasy football waiver wire targets to add immediately after your draft before Week 1. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
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Just because your fantasy football draft is over doesn't mean you need to be done building your roster.

Whether you instantly regretted a pick, panicked and clicked the wrong name, got auto-drafted or accidentally took two kickers, there are plenty of reasons to already be looking at the waiver wire.

The Duel is here to help, with the top three waiver wire targets you should add before Week 1.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets

1. Ty'Son Williams, RB, Baltimore Ravens

Tyler Huntley, Ty'Son Williams
Ty'Son Williams' fantasy outlook makes him a top waiver wire target. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Here's the easy one. When J.K. Dobbins was ruled out for the year, Gus Edwards became the top dog in the Baltimore Ravens' backfield. There was some ambiguity for the RB2 role though, as Ty'Son Williams was competing with Justice Hill. Hill is now also out for the year, so Williams will get the first crack at the RB2 role. Considering Edwards has never been a lead back and the Ravens have always featured two RBs alongside Lamar Jackson, having the lead for that RB2 role gives Williams some interesting upside.

2. Damien Williams, RB, Chicago Bears

Damien Williams
Damien Williams' fantasy football outlook makes him a top waiver wire target before Week 1. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Another guy getting an increased role due to injuries, Damien Williams should benefit from the fact that Tarik Cohen is opening the year on the PUP list (out at least six games). Cohen only played three games in 2020, but he saw just as many targets (9) as David Montgomery during that stretch. The door is open for Williams to carve out a receiving role similar to the one that saw Tarik Cohen rack up 104 targets in 2019. Week 1 should also give us plenty of clarity on this backfield, since the Chicago Bears are big underdogs against the Los Angeles Rams. The Bears will likely be forced to go pass-heavy while playing from behind, and that leaves the door open for two situations. Either Williams gets some nice volume and you got a potential steal here, or Montgomery stays in on passing downs and you can easily cut Williams to make room for a top Week 1 waiver wire pickup.

3. Parris Campbell, WR, Indianapolis Colts

Parris Campbell
Parris Campbell should be a waiver wire target immediately following your fantasy football draft. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts' WR situation is another uncertain one that could generate some fantasy value. Michael Pittman Jr. is the presumed WR1 with TY Hilton out, but Parris Campbell could easily carve himself a big role. He hasn't been able to stay healthy in his young NFL career, but he racked up 9 targets (matching Hilton for the team lead) in his only healthy game in 2020. Pittman only averaged 4.0 targets per game across his last four as a rookie, and it's not exactly a foregone conclusion that he will be the top dog in this passing game.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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