Here are my top 10 Week 2 waiver wire pickups!
1. Justin Forsett
There could be some serious value here. After Bernard Pierce looked like a guy more likely headed out of the league than towards claiming the starting job in the Ravens backfield and Ray Rice being released the backfield could be all Forsett’s. He played a good second half after not getting much work early and has the potential to be a solid RB2 for the season if he continues to play well.
2. Jake Locker
Don’t look now but he put together another good fantasy performance. Locker is injury prone, but that is his biggest concern. When he is healthy he has been a viable fantasy football option at quarterback. The time to pick him up is now, with a cushy match-up against Dallas this week to sweeten the deal.
3. Terrance West
I know he is more likely to be owned in your league but assuming the injury to Ben Tate causes him to miss time West should get the majority of the work in the backfield. Isiah Crowell should be the 30-40% of the carries that West was if West slides into the starting role, not enough to scare me away.
4. Kelvin Benjamin
Someone on the Panthers has to catch the ball right?
5. Greg Jennings
Cordarelle Patterson is the feast or f,amine receiver on the Vikings but Jennings has the ability to be the consistent receiver on the team. If he can have a few big games and score more than he did last year I like him in the Marques Colston, Cecil Shorts WR3 range , good enough for an add to your team.
6. Markus Wheaton
Someone other than Antonio Brown has to catch the ball right?
7. Donnie Avery
I’m buying this. Alex Smith has given Avery enough looks in the past that I think he warrants consideration as a fill in or flex. Dwayne Bowe will be returning from suspension this week but Smith has proven he won’t look his way enough to make him a fantasy relevant receiver, I think Avery fills the fantasy relevant receiver on the Chiefs role.
8. Texans D/ST
They are a force to be reckoned with up front, as J.J Watt demonstrated once again against Washington, and they have a nice cushy schedule with the Raiders, Giants and Bills as their next 3 opponents, definitely worth a pick up because of next week’s match-up but with long term potential.
9. Martellus Bennett
10 targets for eight catches, 70 yards and a TD is worth an add, especially in the high volume passing offense in Chicago. Grab him if you can.
10. Shonn Greene, Pierre Thomas
I’m lumping them together because they fit in the same category. Both guys are in RBBC’s(running back by committee) but should have a relatively high floor. Greene should get more carries than his counterparts Dexter McCluster and Bishop Sankey, even if they aren’t great carries, and some goal line work. Thomas is the receiving back in the Saints offense, he should be good for 40+ receiving yards every game with a little bit of rushing here and there. Neither guy has a great upside but the floor is definitely good enough for flex and RB3 consideration