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NFL Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: 3 adds and 2 drops following Week 1

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It’s time to reassess your fantasy football team and take a look at some of the top adds and drops to make following a wild Week 1 of NFL football.

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As is usually the case, Week 1 in the NFL was full of surprises.

We're already seeing young stars on the rise and aging vets begin to fall. That was just as true in fantasy football, where several youngsters came out of nowhere to have big Week 1 showings, while other players struggled mightily to live up to their preseason hype.

With that said, here is a look at this week's fantasy football waiver wire additions and subtractions to improve your team heading into Week 2.


Mohamed Sanu

The Falcons were widely criticized this offseason for the contract they gave Mohamed Sanu. However, Sanu quietly gave the Falcons validation for this with a great showing in training camp and the preseason.

He then followed that up with a big Week 1 performance. Against the Buccaneers, Sanu caught five passes for 80 yards and a score on eight targets. He also tacked on 2-point conversion catch after a Julio Jones score.

Speaking of, Jones totaled just three grabs for 58 yards and one score on four targets, as Tampa Bay focused their defense on him and allowed Sanu to do damage.

This is a situation where Atlanta's offense forces the No. 2 option to be a viable fantasy receiver. It looks like, with no other legit receivers or tight ends, Sanu has that spot locked up for the foreseeable future.

Theo Riddick

Ameer Abdullah has been getting most of the hype in Detroit for over a year now, but Theo Riddick continues to be just as productive. While he's more limited to being a pass-catching back, Riddick is dominating that role to the point he's a must-own in all leagues.

Against the Colts, Riddick caught five balls for 63 yards and a score to go with seven rushes for 45 yards. Entering Week 1, Riddick was hovering around that 50-percent owned mark in fantasy leagues, while Abdullah was close to 100 percent. Abdullah deserves that, but so too does Riddick in Detroit's pass-heavy offense.

Will Fuller

The Texans spent the 21st-overall pick of this year's draft on Will Fuller in hopes of adding a vertical threat to this offense. The rookie out of Notre Dame showed a lot of promise in Week 1 after a standout preseason.

Against the Bears, Fuller hauled in five grabs for 107 yards and one touchdown on 11 targets. That includes a drop (as his pre-draft analysis alluded to) that likely would have been an 80-yard touchdown.

He'll frustrate at times, but Fuller's upside in this offense is far too high to allow him to linger on the waiver wire after Week 1.


Tyrod Taylor

Could Tyrod Taylor's breakout 2015 season have been more fluke than reality? The truth is, Taylor entered 2015 with very little film to allow defenses to build a game plan around, which allowed him to thrive offensively.

Now that teams have his 2015 film to build on, defenses will shut down Taylor more effectively in 2016. We saw that in full effect Week 1, as a much-maligned Baltimore defense suffocated Taylor throughout the contest. Taylor finished 15/22 for 111 yards, 0 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.

He made the Ravens defense look like the 2000 unit that crushed everyone en route to a Super Bowl.

Spoiler: This Ravens defense isn't close to that, and it won't be coming close to a Lombardi anytime soon. Taylor should be cut in leagues where names like Blake Bortles, Jameis Winston, Derek Carr, and Matthew Stafford can be had on the waiver wire instead.

Robert Griffin III

In Hue Jackson's offense, Robert Griffin III had the potential to replicate what we saw during his early Washington days. That may still be the case, but Sunday's debacle in Cleveland looked more like the RG3 who fell out of favor in D.C. before Kirk Cousins took over.

Against an Eagles defense that finished 2015 ranked 30th in total defense, Griffin completed just 12 of 26 passes for 190 yards with zero scores and an interception while taking three sacks.

To be fair, Cleveland's offensive line was a mess in the preseason, and looks like it will be for all of 2016. That also led to RG3 suffering a sprained shoulder in this loss. He'll be lucky to remain the starter at this rate, so don't let him last on your fantasy team.