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Fantasy Football 2012: Top 30 Waiver-Wire Pickups Heading into Week 2

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 05:  Wide receiver Kevin Ogletree #85 of the Dallas Cowboys runs with the ball after a catch against free safety Antrel Rolle #26 of the New York Giants during the 2012 NFL season opener at MetLife Stadium on September 5, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Jay ClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterSeptember 17, 2016

Here's my listing of the top 30 free agents (12-team, standard-scoring leagues) heading into Week 2—a countdown that values long-term viability over one week of superb stats.

Obviously, free-agent quarterbacks like Mark Sanchez, Kevin Kolb and Christian Ponder are the likeliest candidates for most points from Sunday to Sunday.

But I would place an equal or higher priority on landing possible dynamos at receiver and running back...ahead of a quarterback who may only draw one start all season (a star QB's bye week).

For an in-depth slideshow of the top 10 waiver-wire pickups, click here. 


Top 30 Free Agents

1. WR Kevin Ogletree, Cowboys
2. WR Stephen Hill, Jets
3. RB Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers
4. TE Coby Fleener, Colts
5. WR Brandon LaFell, Panthers
6. WR Donald Jones, Bills
7. QB Mark Sanchez, Jets
8. RB Tashard Choice, Bills
9. RB Knowshon Moreno, Broncos
10. QB Kevin Kolb, Cardinals
11. WR Alshon Jeffery, Bears
12. WR Randall Cobb, Packers
13. WR Andrew Hawkins, Bengals
14. RB Dexter McCluster, Chiefs
15. D/ST New England Patriots
16. RB Curtis Brinkley, Chargers
17. QB Jake Locker, Titans
18. K Blair Walsh, Vikings
19. TE Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars
20. QB Christian Ponder, Vikings
21. QB Matt Cassel, Chiefs
22. RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons
23. K Justin Tucker, Ravens
24. TE Dennis Pitta, Ravens
25. D/ST Arizona Cardinals
26. QB Blaine Gabbert, Jaguars
27. WR Danny Amendola, Rams
29. K Nate Kaeding, Chargers
30. WR Devin Aromashodu, Vikings

Jay Clemons
can be reached on Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.

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