Early Waiver-Wire Pickups and 2020 Bold Predictions

It’s never too early to hit the waiver wire! Yahoo’s Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski discuss pickups ahead of Week 1 and their bold predictions for the 2020 NFL Season!


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Every week through the NFL season, Andy and Scott will comb through the waiver wire and free-agent lists to highlight players you should consider adding to your fantasy roster. Our pre-season pickups:


  • Chris Thompson: With no Leonard Fournette to compete for touches, Thompson will be called on early and often to catch the ball out of the backfield.
  • Preston Williams: With a narrow passing tree to battle for catches and early training-camp buzz, Williams could continue last year’s breakout.
  • Darrel Williams: Even the second-string running back in Kansas City’s high-powered offense will be worthy of flex consideration, and what if CEH flops?
  • Bryan Edwards: The rookie Raiders receiver will be called on early and often in the Vegas offense with Tyrell Williams hitting IR.
  • Late-round Tight Ends: Chris Herndon, Blake Jarwin, Irv Smith, Ian Thomas, Jack Doyle could all provide top-5 TE value.
  • JJ Arcega-Whiteside: Despite last year’s debacle, another offseason could mean a breakout year.


And our bold predictions for 2020 — please don’t at us if these are wrong, they’re supposed to be bold!


  • Joe Burrow puts up the greatest rookie fantasy quarterback season of all time.
  • Terry McLaurin is a top-5 WR in 2020.
  • Both DJ’s, D.J. Chark and D.J. Moore, put up top-10 WR value.
  • New England Patriots win less than 8 games in 2020.
  • Matthew Stafford leads the NFL in passing yards and is an MVP candidate.
  • Derrick Henry doubles last year’s number and catches 40 passes
  • Zack Moss is better than Devin Singletary
  • CeeDee Lamb beats out either Amari Cooper or Michael Gallup to become Dallas’s second best fantasy receiver.


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