2012 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 2 Players to Consider
You want to win the fantasy football championship in all your leagues, right? Well, it's going to take some work, you are going to have to work the waiver wire if you want to win your league.
This year we want to give you the top waiver wire targets as fast as possible. The reason is some leagues leave their waivers open all the time and in other leagues want you to get your selections in as soon as possible.
Let's break down the waiver wire selections from five star pick-ups (the best) to one star pick-ups (guys to watch or only waiver for super deep leagues)
Five Star Pick-ups
Alfred Morris (RB, WAS) The Redskins never give you a real indication of the RB they are going to start, which is intentional. Alfred Morris is the currently the lead dog and is able to give you good numbers due to the fact that RGIII is a legit QB and the 'Skins have a nice offense. One of the top pick-ups of the week.
Sidney Rice (WR, SEA) It's only a matter of time before Russel Wilson and Rice get on the same page. People forget that Rice was a Pro Bowl WR and has ability to create plays. Now that he is healthy he is a solid waiver wire target for Week 2.
Randall Cobb (WR, GB) If you had been reading the site you would know how excited I was for Randall Cobb. Not only does he give you special team points but he is going to be on the field making plays for the entire season. If you are in a PPR league Cobb is a solid addition.
Four Start Pick-ups
Matt Cassel (QB, KC) Keep in mind he was playing against Atlanta this week, but Cassel showed signs of solid production and has WR/RB targets to throw to. Cassel would make a fine bye week filler.
Randy Moss (WR, SF) Randy Moss showed that he is capable of making plays and delivering some fantasy points. He found the end zone in week one and now should be slotted onto benches and made ready for the bye weeks.
Brandon LaFell (WR, CAR) Brandon LaFell should put up three to five catch weeks with 30 to 80 yards and TDs occasionally. LaFell would fit perfect for a spot starter for injuries or for the bye week.
Dexter McCluster (WR, KC) On the list of the Four Star Pick-up, McCluster should be targeted by all PPR league players. There is no doubt he will average five receptions a week. Solid add for Week 2.
Colby Fleener (TE, IND) Fleener is going to be a favorite target of Luck's and will probably be a top waiver wire target all year long. Go ahead and pick him up, he is the best TE waiver wire pick-up of the week.
Owen Daniels (TE, HOU) If you miss out on Fleener then go for Daniels. He may be a little old but Schaub is looking his way often. I expect Daniels to have up and down weeks and he will not be as consistent in numbers as Fleener but worth a stash for the bye weeks.
Three Star Pick-ups
Matt Hasselbeck (QB, TEN) Locker's injury looks a bit serious and Hasselbeck is not the most exciting QB, but he is able to put up usable fantasy numbers.
Stephen Hill (WR, NYJ) Hill is not going to put up week one numbers every week due to the fact that his QBs are less than stellar, but he has solid upside and should be grabbed in Dynasty leagues.
Davone Bess (WR, MIA) Going to show his value in PPR leagues, but not someone you want as your weekly starter, bye week filler is the best Bess can do for you.
Jaquizz Rodgers (RB, ATL) I just don't see Turner as the RB of the future in Atlanta. Rodgers gives you special team points, but Rodgers is a likely candidate to continue to take away carries from Turner.
Kyle Rudolph (TE, MIN) Huge target for the Vikings and can make a solid bye week filler or injury spot starter when needed.
Two Star Pick-ups
Josh Freeman (QB, TB) Not a solid fantasy week for Freeman, but with softer defenses and a little more time he could be a bye week filler. Keep an eye on him, but not a waiver wire addition right now.
Roy Helu (RB, WAS) If Alfred Morris slips then Helu is the man on deck. If you are hurting at RB and there is nothing out there then stash Helu, but for now keep an eye on him.
Braylon Edwards (WR, SEA) Keep an eye on Edwards during the season, he could be a play for PPR leagues, but not worth adding right now.
Lance Moore (WR, NO) Got a ton of yards in garbage time in week one, but don't expect weekly consistent fantasy numbers from Moore. That being said he is the best player on the Two Star pick-ups list.
Andre Roberts (WR, ARZ) Showed flashes of fantasy relevance in week one, but not a guy you want to be starting on a weekly basis. Put him on your watch list.
Kevin Ogletree (WR, DAL) Not going to put up numbers like that weekly. He was covered by soft cornerbacks and he is going to be up and down in production.
Nate Burleson (WR, DET) Burleson will be the most consistent receiver on the Two Star pick-up list. He will net you four catches, on average, weekly with some upside. He is a fine bye week filler, but not more.
One Star Pick-ups
Danny Amendola (WR, StL) He is the top WR in StL but honestly that is not saying too much. Amendola offers a strong amount of upside and is a player you can stash, but I would just keep a close eye on him for now.
Aldrick Robinson (WR, WAS) Garcon will be back next week, but a player with keeping an eye on if Garcon's injury is worse than we expect.
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