Fantasy Football Week 2: Top Waiver Wire Targets After Big Week 1
Week 1 always serves as the ultimate reality check for fantasy football owners. Everybody walks away from the draft thinking they built a great team, but it's not until games are actually played that the contenders start separating from the pretenders.
If your team struggled out of the gate, it's not time to panic quite yet. There are several players on the waiver wire capable of providing an immediate boost. Let's take a look at three of them sure to become popular targets heading into Week 2.
RB: Alfred Morris
The Washington Redskins backfield was a mess throughout the preseason with no player gaining a clear edge in the battle to start. Ultimately, Morris earned the nod over Evan Royster and Roy Helu from head coach Mike Shanahan.
He proceeded to carry the ball 28 times for 96 yards and two touchdowns. If Shanahan would have tipped his hand earlier, a lot of fantasy owners would have benefited from the performance. Instead, Morris is still widely available.
Even though the presence of Royster and Helu is still concerning, the fact Morris received so many carries should indicate he'll remain the full-time back for the time being. That makes him a definite fantasy starter.
Which player would be the best addition?
WR: Kevin Ogletree
Owners of Miles Austin and Dez Bryant watched as Ogletree tore up the New York Giants secondary, helping the Dallas Cowboys pull off an upset in the opener. Now the pecking order for quarterback Tony Romo is more clouded than ever.
Ogletree caught eight passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns. He received more targets than Austin and Bryant combined. While that's not going to become a weekly thing, it's a good sign that he won't fade away anytime soon.
As it stands, Ogletree is a perfect fit as a third receiver or flex player. Austin and Bryant are likely to receive more looks from Romo moving forward, but the No. 3 receiver in a dynamic offense like Dallas' is still a sound fantasy option.
TE: Coby Fleener
As expected, Fleener was on the same page as Stanford teammate Andrew Luck in their debut for the Indianapolis Colts. He made six catches for 82 yards and was targeted a total of 10 times, second to Reggie Wayne on the team.
Rookie quarterbacks like Luck tend to lean on their tight ends, and Fleener has the advantage of having played with him in the past. So the connection has a chance to actually get stronger as the year goes on as both get more comfortable at the NFL level.
Consistency has always been an issue at the tight end position in fantasy because TEs aren't usually the focal point of an offense. Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham are an exception. With Wayne getting older, Fleener should be a solid producer from week to week.
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