The 2019 NFL season is 1 week old and the time is now to start picking up people from their fantasy football waiver wire. Every year a no name blows up in Week 1 and ends up being a top-50 fantasy football player over the remainder of the season. So, instead of letting your competition beat you to the punch, use your fantasy football waiver wire to find the next big thing.
Let’s get things started by taking a look at some fantasy football waiver wire running backs for Week 2.
Malcolm Brown, RB, Los Angeles Rams
He scored two touchdowns in the 2019 season opener, and in the 2020 season opener 1 Malcolm Brown was in full-force Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys. He had two touchdowns on the ground again, with 79 yards on his 18 carries. He notably added three catches for 31 yards on four targets.
Rookie Cam Akers had 15 touches himself in Week 1 (14 carries), and his role may increase going forward. A frustrating carry split may come, or Akers may just eventually become the lead man. But as long as Brown is getting the goal line looks, fantasy owners have to pay attention.
There’s case for Brown as an add and/or sell-high for Week 2. But he is getting a matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, who allowed two touchdowns to Peyton Barber in Week 1. So Brown is a viable flex option in 12-team leagues, with a wide range of outcomes on a weekly basis.
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