After the injury to Dez Bryant and the emergence of several "could be" key players moving forward, your waiver wire should bring forth plenty of solid wide receiver pick ups for week 2. If you didn't know already, the waiver wire is where fantasy leagues are won and lost. You must constantly work your waiver wire if you want to succeed in fantasy football, period. Without further hesitation, here's my top wide receivers to pick up in week 2. I'll then give you my reasoning below the ranked list of wide outs.
- Terrance Williams
- James Jones
- Donte Moncrief
- Brandon Coleman
- Pierre Garcon
- Kendall Wright
- Stevie Johnson
- Rueben Randle
- Kamar Aiken
- Percy Harvin
- Cole Beasley
- Cecil Shorts III
- Markus Wheaton
- Travis Benjamin
Terrance Williams, Cowboys
Bryant is going to miss a whooping 4 6 six weeks. In his absence Williams caught five passes for 60 yards on eight targets versus the Giants. Williams could be a target monster with Bryant sidelined making him a hot PPR pickup, just don't expect a ton of touchdowns.
Kendall Wright, Titans
Wright chewed up Tampa to the tune of 101 yards and score on four targets. Tennessee won't play Tampa every week but Wright is worth owning in PPR leagues, but I won't not pay say more than 5 bucks.
Pierre Garcon, Redskins
Kirk Cousins actually played well in the season opener and with D. Jackson likely out three to four weeks Garcon is a nice pickup in PPR leagues.
Stevie Johnson, Charger
Stevie is looking like a quality WR3 or bye week option in most leagues. He's a very talents WR and finally has a worth QB tossing him the ball. Yet another decent PPR waiver wire add for week 2.
Donte Moncrief, Colts
With or without T.Y. Hilton missing a couple weeks due to a bruised knee Moncrief should already be on your radar. Moncrief totaled a whooping 10 targets and a TD before Hilton got hurt. If he's on your waiver wire he should be owned in all formats.
James Jones, Packers
Here is an example of chemistry between a quarterback and his wide reciever. And if you're thinking Adams is the real deal consider this, four of Rodgers’ five incomplete passes were due to Adams, an issue we say last year. There's tough sledding in week 2 versus the Seahawks but he should be owned regardless.
Rueben Randle, Giants
I know he didn't do so hot in the season openers but neither did his counter parts. Look for things to change and with Cruz on the shelf for an undefined period of time Randle should be able to help you in 12 team leagues.
Brandon Coleman, Saints
I told you before the first week of pre-season that Coleman was going to be the man to own behind Cooks and it showed in the season opener. He had some bad drops but still managed the Saints’ only touchdown in Week 1. Even more eyeopening is his usage in comparison to the other receivers. He's clearly going to be a decent part of the Saints offense this year and needs to be owned in all league. He get's Tampa at home and I full expect the Saints to slaughter them much like Tennessee did in the opener.
Kamar Aiken, Ravens
Despit a quiet opener he's still a recommended waiver pick up. Aiken started and played the 2nd most snaps of all Ravens WR. He's worth a look in dynasty leagues and 14 team leagues.
Other notable possible pickups to consider: Percy Harvin, Cole Beasley, Cecil Shorts III, Markus Wheaton and Travis Benjamin.
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