Free Agent Finds – Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

Pickups Of The Week

A crazy week one that included the Ravens releasing Ray Rice on Monday, now gives Justin Forsett  the chance to be a starting running back for Baltimore for the rest of the season. He will clearly be the most popular player on the Waiver Wires in Week 2 since he was not owned in many leagues.

Quarterbacks

Locker, QB Tennessee Titans: started off great last season before injuries ruined his year. He started off this season great again this year with 23 Fantasy points against the Chiefs in Week 1. He should stay hot again in Week 2 against the Cowboys, but he gets hit a lot and has a tough time staying healthy.

Notable Injuries: Shaun Hill (quad)

Waiver Priority list (add them in this order): Jake Locker & Ryan Tannehill,

Potential drop candidates: Alex Smith, & Eli Manning

Running backs

Justin Forsett, RB, Baltimore Ravens: With all the Ray Rice drama going on and  Pierce fumbling, Forsett did a nice job as Baltimore’s lead back. I know, Forsett is undersized (5-foot-8, 197 pounds)  and may not  be a featured  back, but if he keeps producing he will keep getting the touches.  This weeks matchup is tough, but worth a waiver wire pick up if you need RB depth.

Notable Injuries: Eddie Lacy (concussion), Ben Tate (knee), Doug Martin (knee), Toby Gerhart (ankle)

Waiver Priority list (add them in this order):  Forsett, Ingram, Shonn Greene West,  James Starks, Bobby Rainey, Ahmad Bradshaw, Chris Ivory

Potential drop candidates: Rice, Devonta Freeman, Ronnie Hillman, Lance Dunbar (28 percent)

Wide receivers

Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers:  Not many people mentioned he’d be an NFL contributor right away when talking about rookie WR’s. If Week 1 is any indication, Benjamin should be a productive WR and most likely the Panthers number one receiver.  He saw eight targets and caught six of them, including a 26-yard TD he caught over a defensive back in the end zone. The fact that Benjamin did this with Derek Anderson throwing to him only adds to his worth when .Cam Newton  return in Week 2,  Get him if you need another WR.

Andrew Hawkins, WR, Browns . He’s mostly a slot receiver, and at 5-7 and 180 pounds, he isn’t a rred-zone threat, but, if you’re in a deeper PPR league, Hawkins is a solid pickup and a top weapon on the Browns.

Markus Wheaton, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Wheaton is expected to play a big role starting opposite Antonio Brown, filling the void left by Emmanuel Sanders.  In week 1 against the Browns, he had six catches for 97 yards on seven targets. His role should continue to expand as the season progresses, definitely worth picking up this week because of his upside.

Notable Injuries: Brandon Marshall (ankle), Alshon Jeffery (hamstring)

Waiver Priority list (add them in this order): Markus Wheaton, Steve Smith,  Andrew Hawkins, DeAndre Hopkins, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, James Jones,  Malcom Floyd, Donnie Avery

Potential drop candidates:  Doug Baldwin Tavon Austin, Kenny Stills, Kenny Britt

Tight ends

Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans:  He played welling in week 1 and had a touchdown on four targets.  This weelk he’s got a favorable matchup against Dallas. The Cowboys couldn’t stop Vernon Davis in Week 1, and Walker could be in line for a good week this week.

Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis Colts:  Allen made the most of his targets in week1 and Luck and the Colts will start to see his potential over the next few weeks.  

Notable Injuries: Jordan Cameron (shoulder), Jordan Reed (hamstring), Tyler Eifert (elbow)

Priority list (add them in this order): Delanie Walker , Travis Kelce, Dwayne Allen, Larry Donnell, Levine Toilolo

Potential drop candidates: Eric Ebron & Coby Fleener

Defense

Miami Dolphins DST:  Played great against Brady and the Patriots.  We stil have to see how much was talent and how much was due to the heat down in Miami.