NFL Waiver Wire Pickups – Week 2

 

Welcome to week two of ResearchFantasy’s waiver wire pickups! I am stepping in for BC Steele this week, and it will be a little shorter and more concise, but it will still help you make smart moves to win your fantasy leagues.

QUARTERBACK:

Ryan Tannehill (29% owned) – I get it. No one has faith in Ryan Tannehill. I was/am a Dolphins fan, but this suggestion isn’t based off a bias. When Tannehill was allowed to go no huddle and run the offense last week, he actually looked like a good quarterback. Certainly, new Dolphins management cannot possibly be that stupid to revert back to how it was, right? He’s got some good weapons at his disposal, and gets a Cleveland defense that is in trouble this week.

Carson Wentz (15% owned) – Yeah, he’s a rookie, and he’s only played two games against teams that aren’t exactly top defenses. Pittsburgh could pressure him, but when he’s under pressure, he looks composed. I think the Steeleers will force him to through a lot, so I kind of like the spot for him this week.

RUNNING BACK:

Tevin Coleman (58% owned) – There is no question about it: Coleman is in the midst of a time-share. Fortunately, it is a time-share in an offensively potent team. This isn’t even a situation where you pick him up to stream or cover a bye. He should be owned. 

Fozzy Whittaker (7% owned) – Jonathan Stewart is not likely to play this week, which means we’ll see some combination of Whittaker and Cameron Artis-Payne. The internet seems to be in love with Art-Payne, but I’m going to go with the guy who actually looked the part of a nice fill in back.

WIDE RECEIVER:

Quincy Enunwa (11% owned) – Enunwa made the week one waiver wire pickups, but somehow, he is still available in most leagues. Fitzpatrick LOVES to throw the ball, and there is plenty to go around. The entire receiving unit is dealing with injuries right now, but I’d still add Enunwa. 

Tyrell Williams (49% owned) – Williams is almost to the threshold here, but he should be picked up in leagues, especially now that Danny Woodhead is done. Rivers is another QB that will throw a lot, and he seems to like Williams.

Chris Hogan (34% owned) – Hogan could see his role change some when Rob Gronkowski returns, but I think that it will change again for the positive when Tom Brady comes back. He’s got high end upside in this offense.

TIGHT END: 

Jacob Tamme (8% owned) – Who leads his team in targets and is only owned in the single digits? Jacob Tamme, that’s who! He was a part of this offense last year, and there is no reason he won’t continue to be this year. 

Dennis Pitta (12% owned) – Who leads his team in targets and is only owned at 12%? Dennis Pitta, that’s who! Seriously, he is Flacco’s favorite target and we saw him put up some really big outings when he was healthy.