There is no bigger fantasy football over-reaction then the race to the waiver wire after week one.
Last year it was Jared Cook 141 yards two touchdowns. He finished with 671 yards and five touchdowns for the whole season. In 2012, we all remember racing to add Kevin Olgetree after his 114-yard, two-touchdown game for the Cowboys, just to cut him three weeks later.
Here are five guys you need to add now BEFORE they blow up week one.
1. Travis Kelce TE Kansas City Chiefs
Kelce should explode onto the NFL scene this season. He is the NFL's next playmaking tight end. Many fantasy experts have compared him to Rob Gronkowski. If you’ve seen him this preseason you know he can really fly for a big TE. Kelce is currently listed number two on the depth chart, but he is the number one receiving option at TE. However, with Dwayne Bowe suspended this week, Kelce may be the number one option this week. The Chiefs play the Titans, whose defense has struggled against tight ends for years. Last season they ranked 24th in the league against tight ends.
2. Dexter McCluster RB Tennessee Titans
Same game, different name. Unlike Kelce, McCluster is sleeper only for this week. McCluster will be facing his old team. He will be in the Danny Woodhead role of the Ken Whisenhunt offense. The Chiefs gave up the fourth most receiving touchdowns to running backs last season. McCluster will be catching passes from Jake Locker, who has a tendency to look for security blankets and check downs. Long-term though, the backs on the depth chart ahead of McCluster (Shone Greene or Bishop Sankey) look like they want the job.
3. Aaron Dobson WR New England Patriots
The Patriots desperately need someone to become Tom Brady's deep-threat option. I believe it will be Aaron Dobson, who only played in one preseason game this season, but he played very well. If he had played all preseason and people saw the chemistry he has with Brady, I believe he would have been a late-round draft choice in most leagues. You probably can find Dobson on the waiver wire right now. The Dolphins will have their hands full with Gronk, Julian Edelman and Shane Vereen 5 to 15 yards from the line of scrimmage. When the safeties start to cheat up, look for Brady to hit Dobson for some home runs.
4. Denarius Moore WR Oakland Raiders
No one is buying the Oakland Raiders offense, but me. It's not so much the offense I like so much as rookie quarterback Derek Carr. I think eventually he will be great. You can call Carr your sixth sleeper, but the immediate benifciary of Carr's talent will be wide receiver Danarius Moore . Moore was the 41st-ranked WR last season in a very bad offense quarterbacked by also-rans. Moore and Carr played well together this preseason, so don’t be surprised if Carr leans on Moore a lot this season. In week one the Raiders are playing the Jets. New York who has a very good front seven, but is banged up in the secondary.
5. Mark Ingram RB New Orleans Saints
One of these years Ingram has to become a great fantasy football running back. This is the year so grab him from the waiver wire. I especially like him for week one against the Falcons. Atlanta had the second-worst rushing defense in 2013 and they lost defensive experience over the offseason. Ingram looked great this preseason and is in a contract year. We all know how well players play in contract years. The Saints are known for RB by committee, but don’t be surprised if the Saints lean on Ingram more on first and second and Pierre Thomas or Khiry Robinson on third and passing downs with Darren Sproles off to Philadelphia.