Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Wishlist - Week 2
First and foremost, it totally slipped my mind to get a Week 1 Waiver Wire Wishlist article out. I personally partake in fantasy football drafts up to the final day before the kickoff of the season. Therefore, I don’t remember getting one of these articles out. However, we are here to kick off this series with our Week 2 Waiver Wire Wishlist.
Each week, I will develop a list of must add targets for fantasy football leagues. My goal is to keep each suggestion under 40-percent owned in Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues. At least one of my suggestions will be owned in less than 10-percent of Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues. I will also strive to have at least one player per position (QB, WR, RB and TE.)
In further editions of this series, I will post the results of the players I suggested a week prior here.
If you are looking for more fantasy football content, be sure to check back every Tuesday evening for my Streamable Defenses of the Week series and my B-Team series that comes out on Thursdays.
Without further ado, let's talk about some fantasy football waiver wire!
Week 1 Suggestion
Jordan Love, QB, Green Bay Packers - Owned in 31% of Yahoo and 15.8% of ESPN Leagues
It took some time, but Jordan Love finally got his shot and he hit the ground running in Week 1. He threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns against the Chicago Bears. He also ran the ball three times for 12 yards. This Packers’ team is young and exciting. Love is making a case to be rostered in one quarterback leagues and should already be rostered in all Superflex leagues.
Kyren Williams, RB, Los Angeles Rams - Owned in 6% of Yahoo and 10.2% of ESPN leagues
Williams emerged as the Rams’ go-to runningback in a big road victory in Seattle to open the season. Williams outsnapped Cam Akers 53-to-28 and 12-to-two on third downs. As Williams has already proven he can out touch Akers, there is no one else on this Rams’ roster to compete for touches. I’m placing my waiver wire priority this week on Williams, and that’s coming from someone who was super high on Akers coming into the season.
Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens - Owned in 20% of Yahoo and 21.4% of ESPN Leagues
Gus Edwards is like that annoying little neighborhood kid that everyone knows. Just when you think you saw the last of him, he comes back out of nowhere. J.K. Dobbins tore his Achilles tendon in the Ravens’ Week 1 victory over the Houston Texans. Just like that, Edwards has emerged as the RB1 in a run first offense. Edwards is the most established of the runningback options we have this week that emerged in Week 1. He should be one of your top priorities this week.
Puka Nacua, WR, Los Angeles Rams - Owned in 7% of Yahoo and 2.5% of ESPN Leagues
In Cooper Kupp’s absence, I was super high on Nacua. I named him in my preseason podcast as a potential breakout candidate and boy did he breakout. Nacua saw 15 targets, catching ten of them for 119 yards. Kupp is set to miss at least the next three games so it’s time to hop on Nacua while you can. I don’t believe this type of production to be repeatable, but the type of volume can be. Get the FAAB checkbooks out!
Rashid Shaheed, WR, New Orleans Saints - Owned in 17% of Yahoo and 2% of ESPN Leagues
Shaheed showed flashes during his rookie season a year ago but was overshadowed by the Chris Olave hype, and rightfully so. But that doesn’t mean that Shaheed doesn’t offer great fantasy value himself. He caught five balls for 89 yards and a touchdown in the Saints’ Week 1 victory. He’s a speedy guy that can break out a long one any time the ball is in his hands.
Hunter Henry, TE, New England Patriots - Owned in 16% of Yahoo and 41.% of ESPN Leagues
Henry had a great week one, outsnapping teammate Mike Gesicki 63 to 33 and out targeting him six to three. Henry caught five-of-his-six targets for 56 yards and a touchdown. We know the importance to any Patriots’ offense for tightends so adding the best one is a must in fantasy football.