Waiver Wire Candidates – Week 2 NFL

Waiver Wire Candidates – Week 2 NFL

As football prognosticators, we celebrate the things we get right far less often than we point out the things we got wrong – or just flat out didn’t even see coming. That’s why we turn to the waiver wire each week to supplement our rosters!

Week 1 brought a slew of injuries that opened up some spots for new assets. We also saw some players with breakout performances that are worth keeping an eye on moving forward. Were you impacted by any of the injuries? Do you have depth issues at your skill positions? Check out where your players rank by looking at my Week 2 projections. Have any holes you want to address on the waiver wire?

These are a few of the players you should be looking to add overnight tonight in your leagues:

1.) Phillip Lindsay, Denver RB

Lindsay posted a 15/71/0 rushing line with 2/31/1 on 3 targets in the passing game. He played 35% of the total offensive snaps for the Broncos, second only to Royce Freeman’s 39% and ahead of Devontae Booker’s 26%. The undrafted rookie commands your attention at the RB position moving forward with those kind of usage numbers, making him a fine waiver wire add.

2.) Brandon Marshall, Seattle WR

The 34 year old is in his 13th NFL season, and immediately has job security in Seattle with Doug Baldwin banged up for the foreseeable future. Marshall went 3/46/1 on 6 targets against the Broncos, and his 65% of the total offensive snaps was second only to Tyler Lockett for Seattle’s WR corps. I’m more interested in him than Will Dissly at this point.

3.) Jonnu Smith, Tennessee TE

Delanie Walker is out for the season thanks to a brutal injury late in the game against Miami in Week 1. Smith is the next man up for the Titans at the position. He logged 58% of the total offensive snaps in the game, and posted a 1/12/0 line on 3 targets. Look for the 6’3″, 248 lb TE to be more involved in the passing game without Walker there the rest of the way.

4.) Geronimo Allison, Green Bay WR

Allison turned in a 5/69/1 performance on Sunday night against Chicago on 8 total targets. He played  70% of the total offensive snaps, which in fairness did trail Randall Cobb’s 98% and Davante Adams’ 87% for Green Bay’s receivers in this game. Allison is clearly more involved this season than he was with Brett Hundley last year, and is worth speculating on in deeper 12 or 14 team leagues as long as Aaron Rodgers is under center.

5.) Cole Beasley, Dallas WR

Beasley led Dallas in targets in Week 1 against the Panthers, with 8 total. That attention translated into a 7/73/0 performance for him. On a night where Prescott really struggled, Beasley was the one receiver who played the most snaps (67%) and had success. He’s got a chance to be the most productive fantasy option not named Ezekiel Elliott on Dallas this season.