NFL pool: the hunt for quarterbacks is on
To say the least, the second week of activity in the NFL was devastating for some quarterbacks and for the poolers who hold their rights.
Indeed, fans saw Tua Tagovailoa (Miami Dolphins), Andy Dalton (Chicago Bears), Tyrod Taylor (Houston Texans) and Carson Wentz (Indianapolis Colts) fall in battle.
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While it is still possible that these pivots will be at their respective posts during the third week of Goodell Circuit activities, it is also important to have an insurance policy.
With that in mind, here are five quarterbacks to target on waivers this week.
Derek Carr – Las Vegas Raiders (Available in 73% of Yahoo! leagues)
Carr has amassed over 380 yards and two touchdowns in each of his first two games this season. His team are still undefeated and are expected to continue their successes against the Dolphins next Sunday. The quarterback hurt on his last start, but head coach Jon Gruden said he expected him to play this week.
Daniel Jones – New York Giants (Available in 80% of Yahoo! leagues)
Even if the Giants are (again) having a very poor start to the season, Jones manages to pull off the game, he who must constantly play catch-up football. On Sunday, against the Atlanta Falcons, the third-year is expected to have his best start so far in 2021.
Teddy Bridgewater – Denver Broncos (Available in 82% of Yahoo! leagues)
As in the case of Carr, Bridgewater led theirs to two wins in as many outings. This week he should be having a blast against the poor New York Jets.
Sam Darnold – Carolina Panthers (Available in 85% of Yahoo! leagues)
Speaking of the Jets, Darnold finally seems able to reach his full potential since leaving the Big Apple team. Surrounded by several talents in the Panthers, the third overall pick in the 2018 draft has several interesting options when he throws the ball.
Justin Fields – Chicago Bears (Available in 49% of Yahoo! leagues)
If Dalton is able to play, Fields will once again have to settle for the reserve role. It wouldn’t be surprising, however, if he got the starter position sooner rather than later.