Week Two Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups

Quarterbacks

  • Jared Goff – Goff had an excellent game last week, tossing for 306 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He went 21-29, showing he has definitely improved since last year, when he initially appeared as a huge bust. This year, Goff may turn around and will surprise everyone. His match-ups only help his case, having the Redskins, 49ers, and the Cowboys on the horizon. I’d watch and see what Goff does Sunday against the Redskins before picking him up.
  • Jacoby Brissett – With the Andrew Luck trade rumors going around, Brissett wouldn’t be a bad option to have. I would wait until the Luck trade and injury rumors come to light before making any moves. Brissett had 51 yards after coming in for Scott Tolzien.
  • Joe Flacco  – Flacco is always a safe bench quarterback to have for fantasy squads. The only set-back about him is that he tends to have back problems. If he stays healthy, Flacco would be a solid quarterback to have if you are desperate. The schedule for Flacco and the Ravens furthermore prove that the veteran may be a safe call.

Running Backs

  • Mike Gillislee – If no one has this guy already after week one, you might want to get him. He had 45 yards with 3 touchdowns in a losing effort to the Kansas City Chiefs. With the Patriots going up against the Saints this week, expect RB1 numbers from Gillislee.
  • Kerwynn Williams – With Arizona playing Indianapolis this week, Williams would not be bad to pick-up to stash for the next few weeks. Against Detroit, he had 10 yards and 1 touchdown, which leaves room for improvement. All in all, Williams wouldn’t be bad to pick-up, as David Johnson is scheduled to miss the next handful of months.
  • Tarik Cohen – The rookie made a very impressive debut with the Bears, as they fell to the Atlanta Falcons. For him being a rookie and gathering 66 yards on only 5 carries, as well as an additional 47 yards and a touchdown on 8 receptions, Cohen will be a wild card pick. With Green Bay and Minnesota in the Bears’ schedule, Cohen will be tested in the upcoming weeks.

Wide Receivers 

  • Nelson Agholor– The wide receiver of the Eagles had a very eye-opening game for fantasy football owners. Finishing with 86 yards and a touchdown against the Washington Redskins, Agholor could very well emerge as the WR1 in Philly. With a sense of consistency in the upcoming weeks, both Carson Wentz and Agholor could soon be considered valuable starting fantasy assets.
  • J.J. Nelson – Nelson is easily a sleeper receiver this year, reeling in 43 yards and a touchdown on 5 receptions. With defenses such as Indianapolis, Dallas, and San Francisco on the horizon, Nelson could be viewed as a FLEX in certain match-ups.
  • Jermaine Kearse –  Kearse would not be a terrible addition to your fantasy team, as he has Miami, Jacksonville, and Cleveland in the upcoming weeks. In week one, Kearse finished with 59 yards on 7 receptions. While the Jets don’t have a high-powered offense on their hands, Kearse could prove to be a sleeper.

Tight Ends

  • Jesse James – Jesse James had an impressive week in the regular season opener, with 41 yards and 2 touchdowns on 6 receptions. Tight ends are difficult to find on the waiver wire down the road, so if James is on the market, I would snag him.
  • Demetrius Harris – Although Harris only had 2 receptions for 15 yards and 1 touchdown, he could be severely undervalued in certain weeks. As stated before, tight ends are difficult to find on the waiver wire, so don’t be afraid to stash Harris on your bench if you have an open roster slot.
  • Seth DeValve – DeValve had an impressive week one for the Cleveland Browns, containing 42 yards on 4 receptions. With the Colts, Bengals, and Jets on his schedule, DeVale is one name to keep in the back of your mind throughout the season.

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