This article is part of our Exploiting the Matchups series.
This was a big week for waivers. It felt like there were numerous season-long difference makers on the market, highlighted (in my opinion) by the new king of Cleveland.
Baker Mayfield freed the Bud Light, and he sparked the imaginations of so many that could not dare to dream of a Browns football team that can play with anyone. And that might well be the case with Mayfield pulling the quick trigger as a razor-sharp, confidence-sweating playmaker.
All Browns skill players get a huge boost going forward, and to a lesser extent, so do a few Bills and Cardinals weapons, as it looks like it will be the season of the rookie quarterback. Like Mayfield – but for different reasons – Josh Allen is going to be special. It's too soon to invest in Bills receiving weapons, but the backfield is 100 percent relevant again (spoiler alert) whether LeSean McCoy heals up or Chris Ivory is filling the void.
Finally, in the desert, Josh Rosen could help bring back at least shades of what David Johnson was two years ago as a fantasy MVP, while also boosting the stocks of Christian Kirk and Ricky Seals-Jones in deeper leagues.
Mayfield and Allen are so good, I actually had to forgo my plans to blow off this week's introduction by rattling off some excuse about needing to get done early and get some sleep before a long drive out to South Bend, Ind., to watch my Irish stuff future Giovani Bernard (a.k.a.