• Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

Waiver Wire Rankings: Week 2

 

Wow, what a crazy Week 1 to start the season. No Kelce, no Andrews, JK Dobbins and Aaron Rodgers done for the year. Lots of fantasy teams were.. and are in shambles already. Now that the dust has settled from this crazy week, let’s take a look at who we should be targeting via waiver wire. Every week I will be putting out a Waiver Wire list and ranking them by priority. So without further adieu, here is my list heading into Week 2:

RANK PLAYER TEAM POSITION
1Kyren WilliamsLARRB1
2Puka NacuaLARWR1
3Tyler AllgeierATLRB2
4Gus EdwardsBALRB3
5Justice HillBALRB4
6Roschon JohnsonCHIRB5
7Rashid ShaheedNOWR2
8Zach MossINDRB6
9Hayden HurstCARTE1
10Zay JonesJACWR3
11Robert WoodsHOUWR4
12Kendrick BourneNEWR5
13Tutu AtwellLARWR6
14Joshua KelleyLACRB7
15Kenneth GainwellPHIRB8
16Zach ErtzARZTE2
17Melvin GordonBALRB9
18Luke MusgraveGBTE3
19Jaylen WarrenPITRB10
20Rashee RiceKCWR7
21Matthew StaffordLARQB1
22Mac JonesNEQB2
23Josh ReynoldsDETWR8
24Brock PurdySFQB3
25Jared GoffDETQB4
QUARTERBACK

There were so many of us who waited at quarterback and took Aaron Rodgers late. With that being said, I would be targeting quarterbacks like Matthew Stafford, Brock Purdy, or Jared Goff as a replacement. Obviously these QBs are not available if you are in a Superflex League, so I would look to acquire one of these guys via trade. If you can’t get one of these QBs, you could target Mac Jones (ugh) in desperation. Jones had a very good Week 1 and this could be a sign that he’s ready to take the next step as a viable fantasy quarterback.

 

 

RUNNING BACK

Kyren Williams had a great Week 1 with 15 carries for 52 yards and two touchdowns. He is my top waiver add this week. Now Cam Akers did get 22 carries, but didn’t do much with them, only averaging 1.3 yards per carry. Kyren Williams got the important touches, and that matters. Moving on, I have said all offseason that Tyler Allgeier was going to have a role in the Atlanta offense and could be useful. Looks like this is true, so go grab him everywhere you can get him. Atlanta runs the ball so much that both Bijan and Algeier are going to eat. 

I’m grabbing Gus Edwards and Justice Hill where I can afford it, but just not sure how the Ravens backfield is going to shake out just yet. Sunday’s Ravens/Bengals game could be a shootout, so we may not get a good idea how they’re gonna use that backfield just yet.

If you are in a dynasty league then Roschon Johnson is not available. It was only going to be a matter of time before he takes over this Bears backfield, however that may be sooner than later. He looks to be the receiving back already, so he has flex appeal immediately. Grab him wherever you can get him.

 

 

WIDE RECEIVER

Puka Nacua is by far the top Wide Receiver add for this week after posting 10 rec for 119 yards.His teammate Tutu Atwell had a great game as well putting up 119 yards himself on 6 catches. Both receivers should be scooped up this week. Other wide receivers I’m targeting are Rashid Shaheed, Robert Woods, and Zay Jones.

Robert Woods looks to be the clear go-to guy for CJ Stroud and will be very useful in fantasy this season. He should be a priority for those of you who need help at WR. There will be a lot of FAAB spent on Nacua, Atwell, and Shaheed. So if you want to play it smart, let your league fight for those guys while you get a trusty player in Robert Woods. Same goes for Zay Jones, Trevor Lawrence trusts him. He's going to get his targets no matter what.

 

 

TIGHT END

What a miserable week for the tight end position. Your top scorer was Hunter Henry. Of course, Travis Kelce and Mark Andews missed week 1 due to injury. This offseason I waited at the tight end position and targeted Hayden Hurst and Zach Ertz. I loved what I saw this weekend from those two pass catchers. Hurst is my top TE pickup for the week after posting 15.1 fantasy points on 5 rec for 41 yards and a touchdown. He is being featured in the Carolina offense and will be a weekly starter. 

The same goes for Zach Ertz after leading his team with 10 targets in Week 1. He ended the day with 6 receptions for only 21 yards, however he was targeted heavily in the red zone. If he would have caught one of those end zone targets, he would have finished in the top 3 for the week. With Tight End being so thin and unpredictable, Ertz is a definite target of mine. Go get Hurst and Ertz if you can.