Fantasy Football Week 2 Waiver Wire: Jared Cook Explodes as Other Tight Ends Get Hurt, Struggle

Fantasy Football Week 2 Waiver Wire: Jared Cook Explodes as Other Tight Ends Get Hurt, Struggle

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Fantasy Football Week 2 Waiver Wire: Jared Cook Explodes as Other Tight Ends Get Hurt, Struggle

QUARTERBACK

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (3%) vs PHI lit it up in Week 1. The matchup looks tougher in Week 2 but he’s still a starting option in a pinch. (If you have Rodgers, adding Fitzpatrick as a possible starting option for this week may be the play). After a performance like last week, Fitzpatrick could also keep Winston on the bench for longer than his suspension.

QB Tyrod Taylor (25%) at NO is your matchup play in deeper leagues. Taylor doesn’t provide the passing upside to be a QB1 but his running against the Saints makes him a viable option in a pinch.

If you really need a starter in deep leagues, QB Blake Bortles (34%) against the Patriots is my recommendation among remaining guys.

KICKERS

My top likely free agent kicker picks are Dustin Hopkins (12%) vs IND, Caleb Sturgis (18%) at BUF, and Brandon McManus (25%) vs OAK.

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

The Chicago Bears (60%) vs SEA are still not universally owned but should be. They’ll have better days than facing Aaron Rodgers. Matchup plays? New York Jets (5%) vs MIA and San Francisco 49ers (8%) vs DET.

 

OVERALL RECOMMENDATIONS

I went through some Free Agent Acquisition Budget thoughts before the season, and you’ll want to read that if you use that format. I don’t see any slam dunk pickups this week, but several value guys at wide receiver are worth a shot. Here are my recommendations:

  1. TE Jared Cook (20%) — if you really need a starting TE going forward and are in a shallow enough league where he is there
  2. RB T.J. Yeldon (10%) — maybe higher if you are the Fournette owner or need a starter while Ingram is out suspended, or Bell is out
  3. WR Geronimo Allison (10%)
  4. WR  Kenny Golladay (10%)
  5. WR Quincy Enunwa (10%)
  6. WR Chris Godwin (5-10%)
  7. WR Brandon Marshall (5-10%)
  8. TE Jonnu Smith (3-5%)
  9. Philip Lindsay (3-5%)
  10. RB Javorius Allen (3-5%)
  11. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (3-5%)
  12. TE Ricky Seals-Jones (minimum)
  13. RB Jalen Richard (minimum)
  14. WR Ryan Grant (minimum)
  15. TE Will Dissly (minimum)

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