Stephen Hill and Fantasy Football's Top Waiver Wire Receivers for Week 2

Pete SchauerCorrespondent ISeptember 14, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 9: Stephen Hill #84 of the New York Jets celebrates his touchdown catch as he looks to teammate Jeff Cumberland #86 during the second half against the Buffalo Bills during an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on September 9, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Bills 48-28. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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Attention fantasy football players: I'm here to help you for your Week 2 dilemma at the wide receiver position.

Whether your lineup is battling injuries or you're looking for better performance in that WR slot, we've got you covered with a few top waiver wire additions for Week 2 in the NFL.


Stephen Hill

The New York Jets offense looked anemic this offseason, but a Week 1 outburst against the Buffalo Bills shed some light on rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill.

Hill hauled in five passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns in the Jets' victory against Buffalo.

From a fantasy perspective, it's encouraging that Hill (6) was targeted just two times less than Santonio Holmes (8), but Hill was more productive, as Holmes caught just four balls for 68 yards.

Hill looked great getting in and out of his cuts in Week 1 and possesses great size (6'4") and speed, making him a matchup nightmare against opposing corners.

Hill will be up against a Steelers defense that allowed more than 100 yards and a touchdown to Demaryius Thomas. Not to mention, Pittsburgh could be without Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu on Sunday. 


Kevin Ogletree

Kevin Ogletree has been a Dallas Cowboy since 2009, but no one knew it until Week 1 of the 2012 NFL season when he scorched the Giants secondary to the tune of eight receptions, 114 yards and two scores.

Granted, the Giants were playing with a banged up secondary, but it still says a lot that Ogletree doubled up Miles Austin and Dez Bryant on receptions and targets.

The Cowboys will travel to Seattle in Week 2 with Tony Romo coming off of one of the best performances of his 10-year career.

Seattle has a solid defense, but with Austin and Bryant also lining up, Ogletree is bound to get lost in the shuffle and contribute for fantasy owners.


Randall Cobb

Green Bay receivers are always a great fantasy option because of Aaron Rodgers, and Randall Cobb certainly showed us that in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Cobb caught all nine passes thrown his way for 77 yards, and even returned a punt for a TD.

Cobb is an excellent option in PPR leagues as he appears to be Rodgers' go-to receiver in check-down situations.

I wouldn't put too much stock into his numbers against the Chicago Bears on Thursday night since Rodgers wasn't at his best due to a fierce Bears defense.

The 2011 MVP uncharacteristically threw a pick and was sacked five times on Thursday night, making it extremely difficult for him to find Cobb and other receivers.

My advice is to play the matchups, but all three of these WRs are excellent additions for Week 2.

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