NFL Waiver Wire: Week 1 Pickups

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 1 Pickups

This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.

The 2021 NFL season is here, as Week 1 kicks off Thursday with an epic matchup between the Cowboys and Buccaneers. Most drafts likely are completed, and many leagues will run waivers sometime between now and Thursday. Below are likely available free agents to consider. 

If I've missed anyone you want to discuss, hit me up in the comments.

This column is geared toward "standard" 12-team leagues and based upon a $100 free-agent budget. Please adjust for your league based on both the number of teams (I'm in a 24-team league, for example) and remaining budget.

Quarterback

SECONDARY TARGETS

Teddy Bridgewater, DEN - Anytime there's a discussion about wide receiver ADPs and which player should be drafted higher on any particular team it's a good time to stop and look at who's throwing the ball to them. Denver named Bridgewater the starter for Week 1 in what is a good matchup against the Giants. Jerry Jeudy should continue to improve toward his ceiling, Courtland Sutton is 100 percent healthy this season and KJ Hamler is a speedster who can stretch the field, coming up with the occasional home-run play. Bridgewater might not bring a Super Bowl title to Denver, but he will be a capable quarterback given the weapons at his disposal. FAAB: $2-$4

Tua Tagovailoa, MIA - Tagovailoa underwhelmed as a rookie last season, which is partly why he mostly was overlooked this draft season, outside of two-QB leagues. But he showed a strong arm and dual-threat

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