Add/Drop for Week 1: Catch Lightning in a Bottle

After giving you the skinny on WR2, SB Nation Fantasy Football turns its eyes towards some possible week one wonders.

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Who Will Be Week 1 Wonders?

Kurt Warner. Willie Parker. Marques Colston. What do they have in common? All of them were waiver wire pickups who busted out after the first week of the season, before moving on to fantasy superstardom. Who might do the same this year?

Cadillac Williams - Outta nowhere; a Cinderella story; Williams has seemingly come back from the dead (read: consecutive years with patella tendon tears) to win the starting gig for the Bucs. Pick him up in any format, although don't get too carried away and start him this week. Tampa head coach Raheem Morris has said the team will use a "2-2-1" running back committee, with Williams getting the first two series, Derrick Ward the next two, and Earnest Graham the next one after that. It's certainly possible that Cadillac could emerge as the clear-cut starter if he explodes in the first few weeks, so stash him and hope you're getting the vintage 2005 Cadillac.

Mike Bell - Pierre Thomas is banged up. Who knows what Reggie Bush will be ready to contribute, coming off microfracture surgery last year. And the Saints are playing the Lions. Put it all together, and Mike Bell - yes, that Mike Bell - could be poised for a monster first week. Sean Payton has certainly indicated that Bell may become a permanent fixture in the Saints' rushing attack. Add him before he blows up.

Robert Meachem - The Saints passed for over 5,000 yards last year. The Lions had the 27th ranked pass defense last year. Unstoppable force, meet movable object. While Drew Brees spreads the passing love around, Meachem seems to finally be living up to his first-round pedigree. Count on him to break at least one deep pass against the weak Lions secondary, and find paydirt. Even if you don't think he'll keep it up, pick him up so you can spin him off on a more unsuspecting owner.

And now some players you can feel comfortable dropping:

Kevin Jones - He was only ownable strictly as a handcuff to Matt Forte, but now the Virginia Tech product is out for the year. Cut him loose if you haven't already.

Earnest Graham - He's now the third banana in Tampa. While that could change very rapidly, if you're pressed for room on your bench, feel free to drop him.


Second Receivers Deserve Fantasy Love Too

In the NFL, the #1 wide receivers get all the glory. Larry Fitzgerald. Andre Johnson. Randy Moss. They're the offensive engines of their respective teams and the heart of any successful fantasy team. 

But what about the poor, forgotten #2 wide receivers? <sniff>

Like most little brothers, they end up in the shadow of their more famous brethren. Oh sure, some guys make a name for themselves - I'm sure Anquan Boldin and Wes Welker were near the top of your draft list - but for the most part the #2 wide receivers tend to be overlooked by fantasy owners.  

Fear not little brothers, your time is coming. Here are some of the best WR2s in the NFL owned in less than 60% of CBS Sportsline leagues. If they're not owned in your league, now is the time to consider picking them up.

Patrick Crayton, DAL (Owned in 59% of leagues) - Crayton has always been one of those guys you picked up off the waiver wire as a bye-week fill in... this season you'll need to move more quickly. Now behind Roy Williams instead of Terrell Owens, Crayton will continue to draw second-rate defensive coverage, giving him an opportunity to make some noise. He won't win a championship for you, but he's averaging 5 TDs a year over the past four years, so he's certainly capable of winning a game for you. Besides, Williams has only started 16 games once in his five-year career, so Crayton should see at least some time at WR1.

Jeremy Maclin, PHI (Owned in 46% of leagues) - Some websites show Kevin Curtis as the Eagles' WR2, but he's been hurt this summer and hasn't really had a chance to play. That's not the case with Maclin, who is leading the Eagles in receiving yards (129) during the preseason. Maclin has the skills and the opportunity to be a fantastic WR2 for the Eagles and somebody worth a pickup in your fantasy league.

Deion Branch, SEA (Owned in 38% of leagues) - Let's face it, Branch has been a giant bust for the Seahawks as a WR1. However, the last time he was a WR2 he won the Super Bowl MVP. Some guys just aren't ready for prime time. With T.J. Housmandzadeh on board, Branch slides back to the WR2 position where he's the most comfortable. He was injured last season, but project his 2008 stats out to a full season and he finishes with 60 catches for 824 rec yards and 8 TDs. That kind of production is worth a spot on your fantasy bench.

Earl Bennett, CHI (Owned in 34% of leagues) - I can see the reluctance of owners to jump on Earl Bennett, seeing how nobody has ever heard of him and that he's never caught even a single pass in an NFL game. OK, those are good points. But Bennett is the WR2 in Chicago this year and when he was in college at Vanderbilt he played with a QB named...wait, let me look this up....Jay Cutler. That's convenient, isn't it? The Bears aren't going to have a great passing offense and when they do throw the ball they'll be looking to TE Greg Olsen a lot. Devin Hester isn't a great WR1 though so if you're looking for a deep sleeper, Bennett is worth a shot.  

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