Many of those who drafted this week auto drafted,(or are the unfortunate owner of Peyton Manning) and may have a player or two you can do without. Here are some waiver wire options that can help start or add some depth to your roster.
Cardinals Defense:(all leagues) The Cardinals will be hosting the Panthers in week 1. This means Cam Newton, the Panthers young rookie starter will be passing on the road for his first game. This is also a defensive unit who posted an NFL best 10 defensive touchdowns last year. With the D-line anchored by perennial Pro Bowler Darnell Dockett, Cam Newton is sure to see a lot of pressure and make some mistakes, and mistakes equal fantasy points.
Browns Defense:(all leagues) The Browns defense will be hosting the Bengals week 1 and rookie QB(Andy Dalton) in town. While the Browns defense has been mediocre to poor in the past, they had a good preseason with DT Taylor leading the way. WIth no threat of a run game led by the slow Cedric Benson, Dalton should see a healthy dose of blitzing from the Browns which should result in some costly mistakes.
John Kasay Kicker:(all leagues) With Garret Hartley out for a possible 6-10 weeks, his back up(John Kasay) should be owned immediately. It is ideal to have a kicker on a high scoring offense and while last year the Saints finished 11th in points per game, they finished first the two previous years. Look for their point total to increase this year, meaning a value in whoever is kicking for them.
Rex Grossman Quarterback:(12 Team or Deeper) Rex finished the 2010 season with a passer rating of 81.2 out of 133 passing attempts in a 4 game stretch. He threw for 884 yds and had a 7:3 td/int ratio. Not bad for someone owned in just 4% of yahoo leagues. He makes a great flex play with a friendly defense schedule including such teams as the Giants, Dallas, Buffalo, Minnesota, and Panthers. With a developing run game and the speedy deep threats of Armstrong and Moss, the possibility of developing into a fantasy starter is there, those in search of a reserve search no further.
Andre Roberts Wide Receiver:(10-12 Team) The Cardinals offense had a relatively nice offensive preseason with Kolb (going 11 for 20, 205 yds, 1TD in game 3), Fitzgerald, and Roberts all looking in sync. With Fitzgerald receiving all of the attention, Roberts will look to take on some open looks. Arizona attempted 561 passes last year, so opportunity should be aplenty. Health permitting, Roberts(owned in just 8% of yahoo leagues) should see somewhere in the neighborhood of 60-80 receptions.