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Beat the Waiver Wire Week 2: Rachaad White, Romeo Doubs

With Leonard Fournette already injured, White will be a waiver wire add next week

In most fantasy leagues, waiver wires run on Wednesday. Once waivers have run, all players are then free agents, and managers can pick them up without using FAAB dollars or losing their waiver wire spot. Players that are free agents are usually placed back on waivers after the first kickoff on Sunday. Therefore, there is a three-day window where fantasy managers can pick up players in free agency.

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While it is hard to predict the future, if you can grab a player that might be next week’s waiver wire darling, it would benefit your team greatly. This column is designed to highlight four players each week who have the potential to be “Beat the Waiver Wire” guys. If you grab them before Sunday, you save your FAAB money. (And worst case, you can always drop them next week).

Rachaad White, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (35 percent rostered)
In Week 1, White was Leonard Fournette’s clear backup. Fournette has yet to play a full season, so having his handcuff is a necessity. Fournette suffered a hamstring injury last Sunday and missed most of the fourth quarter. He has been limited in practice this week, so look for White to have a bigger role on Sunday. And this is something that could continue to grow as the Bucs realize that Fournette can't be a bell cow. White is someone that can easily step up and provide fantasy value and should absolutely be rostered by those managers who already have Fournette.

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Romeo Doubs, WR, Green Bay Packers (30 percent rostered)
All through training camp and the preseason, the analysts and pundits were talking up Doubs. In Week 1, Allen Lazard was out and Doubs had five targets. He caught four of them for 37 yards. It wasn’t an amazing outing by any means (which is why he is still available in the vast majority of leagues) but he did have the most targets out of all the wide receivers on the team. Lazard will likely play in Week 2, but Doubs is someone to keep on the fantasy radar if you have an open WR slot.

Greg Dortch, WR, Arizona Cardinals (2 percent rostered)
DeAndre Hopkins is suspended for five more games, and the Cardinals are already looking for answers on offense. Rondale Moore has been dealing with a hamstring injury and looks to miss another game. Marquise Brown is the No. 1 receiver, but in Week 1, the No. 2 was Dortch. He played primarily in the slot (which is Moore’s role). He finished with a team-high nine targets while Brown saw six. As long as Moore is out Dortch is someone to consider adding to your roster.

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Tyler Allgeier, RB, Atlanta Falcons (14 percent rostered)
He was one of the most dropped players after being a healthy scratch for Week 1. While that certainly doesn’t bode well for his fantasy value moving forward, he may be forced into playing time. Damien Williams has missed practice this week with a rib injury. While it doesn’t seem serious, it may cost him a game or two (or some snaps). It makes sense for the Falcons to give Cordarrelle Patterson a break and see what they have in the rookie. If Allgeier gets a chance and makes something of it, he will be a hot waiver wire add ahead of Week 3.

— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.