2013 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Get 'Em or Don't Sweat 'Em Week 2

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer ISeptember 9, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 08:  Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 8, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.

Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals

Palmer threw for 327 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He has a trio of solid receivers in Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Andre Roberts. The Cards don’t have much of a running game and have an aggressive coach. They should throw often.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Terrelle Pryor, QB, Oakland Raiders

Pryor threw for 217 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. He ran for 112 yards on 13 carries. With his running ability, he should garner interest as a QB2.

Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks

Baldwin caught seven of eight targets for 91 yards. I don’t trust him to be a consistent fantasy option.

Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Marlon Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens

Brown caught four passes on six targets for 65 yards and a touchdown. I like the success, but on a night in which Joe Flacco threw 62 times, the number of targets is a little discouraging. That said, he’s worth stashing on your bench. I just wouldn’t use a ton of my free-agent budget on him.

Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Harry Douglas, WR, Atlanta Falcons

Douglas caught four of six targets for 93 yards. Roddy White was banged up in this one. He’ll see more than two targets in most games.

Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots

Edelman caught seven of nine targets for 79 yards and two touchdowns. He should have value as long as he’s healthy.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins

Hartline caught nine of 15 targets for 114 yards and a touchdown. As often as Ryan Tannehill looks his way, he should be on rosters.

Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Jerome Simpson, Minnesota Vikings

Simpson caught seven of eight targets for 140 yards. It was nice to see him make plays, but his quarterback is so bad that he’s a hard guy to recommend.

Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Dallas Clark, TE, Baltimore Ravens

Clark was the prime beneficiary of Flacco’s Matthew Stafford-esque number of pass attempts. He caught seven passes on 12 targets for 87 yards. On paper he had a great game. In reality he did not play as well as the numbers suggest. Don’t expect many games like this.

Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Julius Thomas, TE, Denver Broncos

Thomas is and will be flying off the shelf after exploding for five catches on seven targets for 110 yards and two touchdowns. You will need to have a high waiver wire priority or use a good chunk of your free-agent budget to land Thomas. He’s worth it.

Don’t expect a Jimmy Graham impersonation every time he plays, but with his size and athleticism, coupled with Peyton Manning’s ability, he is a threat every week. There are other mouths to feed in Denver, but that also makes it hard to key in on him.

Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Kellen Winslow, TE, New York Jets

Winslow caught seven of eight targets for 79 yards and a score. Geno Smith looked better than expected and he has to throw to somebody. Winslow is a decent depth option.

Ruling:  Get ‘em.

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