Fantasy Football 2013: Week 2 Waiver Wire WRs and TEs
Waiver Wire TEs and WRs for Week 2 in Fantasy Football
September 10, 2013
Now that we’ve finished off the Week 1 games in fantasy football, it’s time to start looking forward to our next matchups. If you’re hurting for production when it comes to wide receivers or tight ends, we’ve got a few names for you to peruse this morning. These guys showed their stuff over the weekend and are trending adds on the waiver wire right now. Let’s take a closer look and see if anyone’s worth grabbing.
Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots: If you’re going to add Edelman to your roster (and you should) you won’t have much time to think about it. He and the Patriots will open up Week 2 against the Jets on Thursday, and he should remain a hot commodity in fantasy between now and then. He’s coming off a busy day in Buffalo that produced 79 yards and a pair of scores, and with the Pats receiving corps as depleted as it is, don’t expect that to stop anytime soon. Grab Edelman if you can.
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Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins: With the Dolphins’ star WR Mike Wallace shut down by CB prodigy Joe Haden, the performance of the day belonged to Hartline during Week 1. He managed nine grabs for 114 yards and a score, but even better, he was targeted 15 times. It seems that Miami is content to let QB Ryan Tannehill air it out this season, and as long as he does that effectively you’ll see usable numbers from his wide receivers. That considered, Hartline wanders into WR3 territory for this week against the Colts.
Jerome Simpson, WR, Minnesota Vikings: No one saw Simpson coming before Week 1, but hey, here he is. He exploded onto the scene against the Lions, outperforming every other receiver with 140 yards on eight targets. It’s nothing to get excited about just yet, but it is interesting. We’d leave him out there this week against the Bears--unless you’re in a deep league and need a flex. Simpson is a player to watch and could gain relevance in mid-sized formats. That probably won’t happen in Week 2, though.
Kellen Winslow, TE, New York Jets: The TE surprise of Week 1 (besides Julius Thomas) was Winslow, who looked like his old self against the Buccaneers on Sunday. He posted seven grabs for 79 yards and a score, proving himself a reliable safety valve for rookie QB Geno Smith. The two seem to have good chemistry, so we wouldn’t rule out a solid game on Thursday in New England. Rookie quarterbacks (not to mention the Jets offense as a whole) are pretty unpredictable, though, so we’d leave Winslow on the bench for now if you pick him up. He’s got backup potential, however.
Jordan Cameron, TE, Cleveland Browns: We don’t mean to toot our own horn, but we’ve been talking Cameron up since training camp. (Then again, we also said David Wilson would have a good opener, but we digress.) He was impressive in Week 1 against the Dolphins with 108 yards and a score on 13 targets, making him about the only thing on the Cleveland roster worth getting excited about. Cameron’s got another decent matchup against a down-trending Baltimore defense this week, so if he’s still available in your league, get him now.
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