Fantasy Football Update 9/12/16: Week 2 Waiver Wire Picks
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Picks for Week 2
September 12, 2016
With the NFL’s Week 1 Sunday games officially in the bag, it’s time to start looking to the fantasy football waiver wire to start scouting names for potential additions to your roster. Let’s take a look at a few trending players out there and see if anyone’s right for your team.
Tyrel Williams, WR, San Diego Chargers: It’s tough to know what to make of San Diego following their embarrassing loss to the Chiefs in Week 1. That said, Williams is getting a lot of attention for his five targets, two receptions and 71 yards in the game.
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Williams is a must-add for Keenan Allen (torn ACL) owners, and also for anyone wanting to add some depth to their WR position. He’ll see a workload increase in Week 2.
Will Fuller, WR, Houston Texans: We don’t want to toot our own horns, but we’ve been tagging Fuller as a breakout candidate for the past few weeks. He proved us right in Week 1, bagging five catches on 11 targets for 107 yards and a TD against the Bears.
Fuller will drop a handful of balls here and there, but overall his big-play potential makes him a nice fantasy start at around WR3 level. He’ll get Kansas City at home next week.
Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions: Riddick was fantastic in Week 1—especially for PPR owners. He ran seven times for 45 yards and a score, and added five catches on five targets for another 63 yards and a TD.
Riddick had a great matchup in Week 1 against a relatively slow Colts defense, and honestly is a matchup-based guy on a weekly basis. He’ll have a reasonable shot at getting into the end zone again against Tennessee this week, just don’t expect a repeat of his opening-game numbers.
Mike Wallace, WR, Baltimore Ravens: It would seem that Wallace is officially back. He snared three of six targets for 91 yards and a big touchdown against Buffalo in Week 1.
Wallace is in a great place with Baltimore, thanks to Joe Flacco’s big arm. Wallace will live and die by the big play, but he’ll likely post them more often than not. He’ll get Cleveland in Week 2, which looks like a good matchup for him.
Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Coleman made some noise as an RB3 or flex fantasy guy in Week 1, grabbing five of his six targets for 95 yards in a loss against Tampa Bay.
Coleman didn’t do much on the ground as a runner, carrying just eight times for 22 yards. The good news is that Coleman played 32 snaps as opposed to Davonte Freeman’s 36, so it seems to be a timeshare situation in Atlanta. Oakland is on the docket next.
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