Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Waiver Wire Targets For Week 2
Did you win in your week one Fantasy match up this past week? It doesn't matter. Your league will not be won or lost in Week 1. Very seldom does the team with the best draft win the league. It's the team owner that has the most success on the waiver wire that prevails. Justin Forsett, Odell Beckham Jr., and Jeremy Hill were all picked up off of the wire last year... All three went in the top 2-3 rounds in this years draft. Losing week 1 only means you have a high waiver slot. Mason breaks down who you should be looking at this week.
Carson Palmer (Arizona): 2nd highest scoring QB week 1. Going against the 27th best pass defense week 2 (Chi). Owned in 48% of leagues
Marcus Mariota (Tennessee): 4 TDs in Week 1 against Tampa Bay, making him the 3rd best QB. Owned in 36% of leagues.
Chris Johnson (Arizona): With Andre Ellington out at least 2 weeks with a sprained knee, Johnson most likely becomes the starting RB in Arizona. Owned in 11% of leagues.
Benjamin Cunningham (St. Louis): With Tre Mason and Todd Gurley nursing injuries, Cunningham took advantage of the increased work load and put up and solid 12.2 points in week one. If Mason can’t play again this week, Cunningham would be a solid start against Washington Week 2. Owned in 16% of leagues.
Darren Sproles (Philadelphia): Darren actually leads the Eagles in rushing yards after week 1. In Chip Kelly’s offense, Sproles will have plenty of touches out of the backfield to make plays. Owned 57% of leagues.
Percy Harvin (Buffalo): As long as he stays healthy, Percy will have the opportunity to continue to make big plays in Buffalo(51 yard TD) . He received the most targets on the team and seems to be Tyrod Taylor's favorite receiver on third downs. Owned in 45% of leagues.
Ted Ginn Jr (Carolina): The speedster was Cam Newton's top target in Week 1 (7), and that should continue with injuries to their WR corps. As Carolina’s deep threat, Ginn should see multiple opportunities down field. Owned in 1.7% of leagues.
Jermaine Kearse (Seattle): Russell Wilson’s top target Sunday(10!), Kearse has seen an increase in snaps in the past 3 years with the team. His performance (8 catches/76 yards) means he’s finally getting his chance to shine. Owned in 3% of leagues.
Stevie Johnson (San Diego): Although Stevie's teammate Keenan Allen had a career day, Johnson quietly has a solid game himself (6 catches/ 82 yards/ 1 TD). He's also playing with the best QB of his career in Philip Rivers. Owned in 29% of leagues.
Austin Seferian Jenkins (Tampa Bay): The only bright spot for TB, he had career day Week 1 (5/110/2) against Tennessee. With the Bucs likely playing catch up all year, look for him to have plenty of targets at the TE position. Owned in 24% of leagues.
Tyler Eifert (Cincinnati): Tyler had 12 targets week 1! 12!!! 4 more than AJ Green. Just think about that. Owned in 43% of leagues.
Jordan Reed (Washington): Lead the Redskins in targets (5 in the red zone.) With DeSean Jackson out for a while, expect Kirk to rely on Reed more often. Owned in 32% of leagues.