Waiver Wire Pickups for Fantasy Football Week 2
Check here every week of the fantasy football season for hot waiver wire pickups who could help your team out by replacing a dull, unproductive member who is sitting on your bench collecting dust.
Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans ranked sixth last week, and has a cushy matchup against Dallas’ atrocious secondary. Tired of getting screwed by Robert Griffin III and Eli Manning, or are afraid of Tony Romo? Give Locker a try in Week 2.
Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals has an ideal matchup against the New York Giants who couldn’t do a darn thing to stop Matthew Stafford and crew in Monday Night Football. Palmer is no Stafford, but the matchup is friendly enough and he’s got awesome weapons in Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd to pass to.
WIDE RECEIVERS –
Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars, who? Hurns wasn’t a household name until he blew through Philly’s defense last week scoring two touchdowns and racking up 110 receiving yards. Only out-scored by Calvin Johnson last week, Hurns should be owned if you need a wide receiver, as he is nearly the only un-suspended, and uninjured of the Jags’ receivers.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 7, 2014
Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens made a fabulous connection with his new quarterback, Joe Flacco, hauling in an 80-yard touchdown pass. He deserves to be owned and should make a respectable flex moving forth.
Andrew Hawkins, Cleveland Browns someone has to catch balls in Cleveland, and tight end, Jordan Cameron got a bit banged up last week. Hawkins had 87 receiving yards in Week 1.
Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers shouldn’t be sitting on any waiver wires. Benjamin was great in the preseason, and caught his first NFL regular season touchdown last week with his backup quarterback. When Cam is in full-swing, he and Benjamin are going to make an awesome duo. He also outscored many of the top wideouts last week.
Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh Steelers, this guy had just six catches for 97 yards last week and stands to earn the No. 2 spot alongside Antonio Brown. Defenses will be all over Brown, leaving Wheaton more accessible to Big Ben.
RUNNING BACKS –
Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens gets a big step up in value due to the canning of Ray Rice from the team. Bernard Pierce has fumbling issues, so grab Forsett, who ranked 12th among the running backs last week, if you need a strong flex.
Bobby Rainey, Tampa Bay Buccaneers filled in for a once-again Doug Martin, who is questionable for Week 2. Even if Martin returns, Rainey makes a solid handcuff, and a change of pace back for the Buccs who won’t want to over-extend Martin.
Benny Cunningham, St Louis Rams as the team is a mess at quarterback, so the Rams will have to run to accomplish anything. Even though his numbers weren’t much last week, he had more yards than Zac Stacy, which might be the indicator of things to come.
Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, Cleveland Browns should be owned because it didn’t even take a full week, and the Browns primary starter, Ben Tate went out with any injury. Surely to be a pattern, these guys are more than capable for filling in.
— NFL Fantasy Football (@FantasyInsider) September 9, 2014
TIGHT ENDS –
Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs can be of help if you chose your tight end late, and just aren’t happy with him. This dude is 6′-5″ and 255 pounds and made some awesome catches last week. He could pan out if you need someone better in the position.
Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts is back and healthy, and racked up 64 yards and a touchdown against Denver. He makes a reputable swap for an under-performing flex.
Shout out to everyone who took Dwayne Allen over Coby Fleener in the past few years. Allen is a much better TE.
— Karl Safchick (@KarlSafchick) September 8, 2014
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs St. Louis Rams (Rams are a mess)
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Washington Redskins (RGIII is off)
Houston Texans vs Oakland Raiders and vice-verse (could go either way here)