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Week 2 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire

NFL Week 2 Fantasy Football Tips

This is our waiver wire pick-ups column. Dave B scours the free agent pools in fantasy land for the best available talent every week. Availability, of course, depends on the league. We’re using 12 team, 15 roster spot leagues as the median, but we’ll look for roster candidates for leagues of all shapes and sizes.

After all of the weekly games are finished be sure to check our cheatsheets, a who’s hot, and who’s not report plus more in our fantasy football guide.

Without wasting any more of your time, here is the Week 2 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickup List, for the NFL games going on this week (Week 2). The waiver process is used to bolster a Fantasy team. It can be used to attain depth for a fantasy roster or to replace an injured roster player.

Week 1 is an interesting time to consider a Waiver Wire move because it is only a few week removed from a draft in which Poolies chose who they thought filled out their rosters the best.

Week 1 saw the emergence of some players that remained undrafted in most leagues.

Rookies performed well, second stringers stepped up, and Fantasy starters got injured.

So lets look and see who COULD make a Fantasy roster better. Grab the following before NFL Week 2.


1. Joe Flacco – Baltimore – Chances are that Joe was drafted in many leagues. Just in case he wasn’t – it’s time to pick him up. Most thought that the running game would carry the Ravens, and that the passing game would serve simply as a compliment to the run. Not so fast. With a rag tag bunch of receivers, Flacco was able to throw for 307 yds. And 3 tds. Consider Baltimore’s next 8 games against SD, Cle, NE, Cin, Min, Den, Cin, and Cle and pick Joe up, not as a backup, but as a potential Fantasy starter.

2. Mark Sanchez NY Jets – A raw rookie that not only won in his debut, but also seemed to manage the game in a veteran way, on the road, against a pretty good young Defense. You either got it or you don’t – and Mark seems to have it. Not saying that he is going to start for you right now, but picking him up now might pay off by mid to late season when Schaub and Donovan are walking on crutches.

Others to monitor – Shaun Hill – San Francisco


1. Cadillac Williams – Tampa Bay – If you thought that Williams would return to form after 2 knee surgeries and emerge as the frontrunner in the 3 headed committee in Tampa, good for you. Carnell ran with passion and earned the bulk of the carries in his offense. 97 yards and a touchdown is not too shabby for a player with Derrick Ward and Earnest Graham behind him. The Bucs are going to HAVE to run the ball to be competitive and Williams is poised to be THE MAN once again in Tampa.

2. Tim Hightower – Arizona – Not here for his rushing ability, but for his pass catching ability. San Fran committed to taking away the big passing plan and it worked. As future foes employ the same strategy, it will open up the underneath stuff for Hightower. Look what New Orleans did for Reggie Bush (an underachieving runner that makes a living catching the ball). Tim is PPR gold as his 12 catches on Sunday demonstrated.

3. Mike Bell – Saints – Who knows when Pierre Thomas will come back and how effective he will be. With Bell gaining 143 yds. On Sunday, he proved that he could be the man in New Orleans. Who’s to say that the Saints won’t use him when Pierre gets back?

Others to monitor – Edge James – Seattle, Mewelde Moore – Pitt, Ahmad Bradshaw – NY Giants


1. Devery Henderson – Saints – Actually led the Saints in targets on Sunday. With Drew Brees almost guaranteed 300 yds. passing every week, every starter will get theirs. Scary to think what Henderson is capable of especially since he will likely be in single coverage all year.

2. Chansi Stuckey – NY Jets – Seemed to have a good chemistry with Mark Sanchez. For a rookie QB, confidence in your personnel is critical. Like Henderson, Stuckey will draw most team’s 2nd best DB. Sanchez is going to get better and with a win in Week 1, the Jets have a renewed confidence.

3. Nate Burleson – Seahawks – 7 catches 74 yds. and a td. is waiver wire gold. Nate always had the potential, but has never looked as good as he did in the preseason and in Week 1. Hasselbeck is healthy and the Hawks have something to prove. Nate has the confidence of his QB, his organization and of himself. Anything less than 6 grabs, and 60-80 yds. per week would be a disappointment at this point. Grab his as a quality #3.Sports Betting at Sportsbook.com

4. Austin Collie – Colts – Will be the # 2 as long as Gonzalez is out. In an offense that has Peyton at the helm, Collie could be huge. Garcon got more action on Sunday, but word out of Indi. is that Collie is a more natural replacement for Gonzo.

5. Laurent Robinson – Rams – The Rams are going to be losing A LOT this year. What does a losing team do? THROW. I might be wrong, but it looked like Laurent was more dangerous that Donnie Avery. We’ll call him St. Louis’s #1B receiver, capable of becoming Bulger’s 1A.

Others to monitor – Robert Meacham – Saints, Pierre Garcon – Colts, Davone Bess – Fins, Percy Harvin – Vikes, Kenny Britt – Titans


1. Randy McMichael – Rams – A veteran presence for a young receiving corp. has the potential to be a good, MUCH NEEDED safety valve for Bulger. 4 grabs and 44 yards on Sunday. You could do worse.

2. Derek Shouman – Bills – Who?????? Ya, my sentiment too. Had a not bad game against the Pats and with no other TE’ worth mentioning – he’s here by default.

Others to monitor: Ben Watson….I guess


1. Seattle – Looked very good against a bad team, but what the hell. If you started them on Sunday, you would have been bragging to the others in your league. You pitch a shutout, you get some love from Dave B.

2. Falcons – Any team that plays with the lead is more likely to take chances. The Falcons O will give its D the lead and they will Blitz like there is no tomorrow. Blitzes cause turnovers. Turnovers mean points!

Dave B has been a Fantasy Football Junkie and writer for Wageronfootball.com + CappersPicks.com for 10 years. A couch potato wannabe, Dave’s insights have been read by 10’s of people for years. He hope’s for world peace + global relaxation. Enjoy folks – and remember only smoke things that are completely natural.


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Dave B has been a Fantasy Football writer for us for 10 years. A couch potato wannabe, Dave’s insights have been read by 10’s of people for years. He hope’s for world peace + global relaxation. Enjoy and remember only smoke things that are completely natural.



  1. Thanks for the great fantasy tips! For more on NFL Week 2 and Fantasy advice