NFL Waiver Wire Week 2


NFL Waiver Wire Week 2 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

In two weeks begins the NFL team Bye Weeks. With many players off in the coming weeks, it will be important to your fantasy football teams to find players on the NFL Waiver Wire Week 2 and in other weeks, particularly quarterbacks, to stay competitive in your fantasy football leagues.

Quarterbacks Waiver Wire Week 2


ST L Nick Foles- If he stays healthy, he will out-perform at least 33% of the current starting NFL QBs- only owned in 13% of Yahoo leagues

KC Alex Smith was the #19 overall QB in 2014 despite not throwing a single TD pass to a WR ( and something he still hasn’t done) but he has more weapons this year- only owned in 20% of Yahoo leagues

other deep league candidates- BUFF Tyrod Taylor- NYJ Ryan Fitzpatrick

Running Backs Waiver Wire Week 2


DEN R Hillman- RB C.J. Anderson may have suffered a sprained toe in the Broncos’ Week 1 win over the Ravens and is being evaluated. Hillman should be owned regardless

SD Danny Woodhead- Still showcased in a big way in SD’s offense

ARI Chris Johnson- HC Arians said Chris Johnson would be Arizona’s “lead dog” if Andre Ellington (PCL) is forced to miss any time

BUFF Karlos Williams- It’s looking less and less likely that RB L McCoy can handle a large load Week 2, if he plays at all (hamstring) -K Williams was the leading rusher in BUFF’s Week 1 win over the Colts, carrying 6 times for 55 yards and a TD

PITT DeAngelo Williams- Week 2 starter due to LeV Bell’s suspension

ST L Benny Cunningham- Not a long term solution to any roster- but while L Bell is out, or if you had Ellington- 122 total yards Week 1-  RB Tre Mason’s status for week 2 still in doubt

NE Dion Lewis- RB L Blount is back from suspension, but Lewis should see plenty of action on 3rd downs

other deep league candidates- BUFF Karlos Williams

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Week 2


GB James Jones- We could have guessed that QB A Rodgers would feel comfortable with WR Jones immediately. Jones is our NFL Waiver Wire Week 2 top wide receiver to pick up

DAL- WRs C Beasley and D Street get thrusted into the starting line-up with the unfortunate injury to Dez B. I like Beasley over Street

CAR J Cotchery- Not the most glamorous name on waivers, but he is going to get targets-receptions and TDs in Carolina

IND D Moncrief- WR TY Hilton has a knee bruise and WR Andre Johnson struggled Week 1- WR  Donte Moncrief caught 6-of-11 targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in Indy’s Week 1 loss to the Bills

SD- Stevie Johnson- I always say…”I’ll believe it when I see it”- Well I saw QB Rivers favor Stevie Johnson over Malcolm Floyd, at least in Week 1

N.O. Brandon Coleman- 6’6″ Coleman secured 4-of-7 targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s Week 1 loss to Arizona-Coleman played in all three-receiver sets alongside Brandin Cooks and Marques Colston

WASH Andre Roberts- WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring ) is out 3-4 weeks

other deep league candidates- DEN WR Norwood- BUFF P Harvin

Tight Ends Waiver Wire Week 2

SD Ladarius Green- Owners have been waiting for QB Rivers to involve Green in the offense- Ladarius Green caught 5-of-6 targets for 74 yards and a touchdown Week 1 against the Lions

CINN Tyler Eifert- Granted, he won’t be facing OAK every week, but 9 grabs for 104 yards and 2 TDs is a lot-  owned in 86% of Yahoo leagues

DAL G Escobar- A TD catch in Week 1 and Dez is out 4-6 Weeks

ARI D Fells- I am not so confident about Fells, because WR Michael Floyd (hand) played just nine snaps Week 1

TB Austin Seferain-Jenkins- Before you start thinking that ASJ is the next Jimmy Graham- know that 84 of his 110 yards (and 1 TD) came in the 4th qtr when TENN had the game won