On Monday I joked with my buddy Ken that today’s waiver report would only feature 12-team adds. I was exaggerating, but only slightly. While there are a lot of names worth considering following a surprising Week 1, there are very few players I am excited to add in a 10-team league. Unless you lost Allen Robinson or you can stash someone in an IR slot, you might be best served by taking a wait-and-see approach. There is a decent chance someone in your league will drop a good player who had one bad game, and that is when you want to add somebody.

Because so many of the Week 1 adds flew under the radar in the preseason, most of the 12-team adds are also available in 14+ team leagues. I will, of course, include a few names specifically for those leagues, but in most cases, you can probably aim higher. 

The waiver adds below have been organized by 10-team leagues, 12-team leagues and 14+ leagues. Each player is listed along with his ownership in Yahoo! Leagues.

Sterling Shepard, WR, NYG (42%) - I am pretty shocked Shepard’s ownership is so low, even if he is better suited for deeper leagues. Odell Beckham Jr. is shaping up to be a game-time decision again this week, but with the Giants set to play Monday night, Shepard is necessary insurance in case Beckham is ruled out again. Shepard led all Giants receivers with seven receptions on eight targets in Week 1. In deeper leagues, Shane Vereen (19%) would be an option if you can put Beckham in a flex spot in case you need to replace him. Vereen led all Giants with nine catches on 10 targets Sunday. In even deeper leagues, Roger Lewis (0%) could be useful if you are desperate. Lewis actually led New York with 54 receiving yards Sunday. 

J.J. Nelson (8%) and Jaron Brown, WR, ARI (1%) John Brown isn’t the type of player you usually stress over, but he has what should be a juicy matchup with the Colts in Week 2. Brown did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, but there is a strong possibility we don’t know his status until Sunday morning. Arizona has already lost David Johnson, and Jermaine Greshamis dealing with a rib injury, which means Carson Palmer is running out of receivers. If Brown cannot go, Nelson and Jaron Brown would be strong boom-or-bust plays, especially in deep leagues.

Cole Beasley (34%) and Brice Butler, WR, DAL (0%) – Terrance Williams did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, and if he is out, Beasley and Butler would likely pick up some extra targets. This is a tough matchup at Denver, but Beasley especially would have some PPR appeal with Williams out.

Phillip Dorsett, WR, NE (5%)Danny Amendola still has not practiced, and while it is too early to rule him out, it is looking increasingly likely Phillip Dorsett will have an increased role. Dorsett played just 18 snaps in Week 1, but if he just doubles that total, he has a chance to produce for fantasy against a New Orleans defense that looks vulnerable again this season. 

Markus Wheaton, WR, CHI (2%) - Chicago is completely devoid of wide receiver talent after injuries to Kevin White and Cameron Meredith. Wheaton has been a limited participant in practice since last week, and there is a decent chance he leads the Bears in targets going forward, for whatever that is worth.

Will Tye, TE, NYJ (0%) – Tye caught three passes for 34 yards Sunday, and he could see more work if Eric Tomlinson is out. Tomlinson, who started at tight end in Week 1, has missed both Jets’ practices with an ankle injury. Tye has only been with the Jets for a couple of weeks, but he has a chance at 6+ targets, which would have some value.

Jeremy Langford, RB, BAL (1%) - I promise I will stop including Jeremy Langford in the waiver report sometime soon, but it is worth noting Baltimore promoted Langford off its practice squad Thursday while placing Danny Woodhead on IR. I don’t think anyone would be shocked to see Langford move up the running back depth chart in time.

Jacoby Brissett, QB, IND (1%) – Brissett hasn’t been named the starter in Indianapolis, and even if he is, we don’t know if he will be any more effective than Scott Tolzien behind that putrid offensive line. That being said, Brissett’s rushing ability could make him useful if he does get the job. Brissett had 16 rushing attempts for 83 yards and a touchdown in three games with New England last season. He has a chance to be useful in the same way Deshaun Watson was Thursday.

Taquan Mizzell, RB, CHI (0%) Jordan Howard and Benny Cunningham are both dealing with injuries. Howard has been a limited participant in practice, but if for some reason he cannot go, Mizzell and fellow rookie Tarik Cohen could be the Bears only running backs come Sunday. Cohen would almost certainly get most of the work, but it is doubtful Chicago will want the 5’6” Cohen to get too much work.

Gary Barnidge, TE, FA (0%) - Barnidge is set to meet with the Texans for a workout this week, as all three of Houston’s tight ends will sit Thursday due to concussions. Houston tight ends accounted for 180 targets last season, so whoever signs with Houston should be on your radar in deep leagues, especially if it is somebody like Barnidge who has had fantasy success in the past.