We mentioned last week that the waiver wire is the deepest after Week One. Last week’s names included: Ameer Abdullah, Beau Blankenship, LaDarius Perkins, David Oku, Marcus Sales, Jaime Wilson, Davante Adams, Austin Hill, and Dan Buckner. As previously stated in last week’s Waiver article, finding consistent fantasy production only gets tougher as the season progresses. Don’t wait another week if anyone on this list is still available in your league.
Post-Week 2's Best Pickups
Brett Hundley, QB-UCLA
Hundley should be able to do more than just hold his own once the Bruins get into their conference schedule.
Connor Halliday, QB-Washington State
Starter Jeff Tuel left last week’s game with a knee injury, so Halliday should get his shot in Mike Leach’s ‘Air-Raid’ attack.
Rolandan Finch, RB-Boston College
Finch returned from injury and ran for 90 yards on 17 carries. Expect a heavier workload next week at Northwestern.
Cody Getz, RB-Air Force
Getz proved that Week One was not a fluke by rushing for 130 yards and three touchdowns at Michigan.
Damien Williams, RB-Oklahoma
Even though Williams has only 19 carries in two weeks, his 13.7 yards-per-carry and five touchdowns cannot be ignored.
Leighton Settle, RB-Northern Illinois
Settle’s numbers have not been overly impressive, but defenses will start focusing their attention on quarterback Jordan Lynch.
Todd Gurley, RB-Georgia
The freshman running back has been too productive not to be given a bigger role as the season progresses.
Venric Mark, RB-Northwestern
Mark has given the Wildcats’ offense some stability at a position that was in question leading up to the season.
Alex Neutz, WR-Buffalo
If you picked up and started Neutz after we posted him onto our Emergency Starters list last Friday, you were rewarded with four touchdowns and 154 yards receiving against Morgan State.
Isaiah Burse, WR-Fresno State
Burse was another receiver that was in our Emergency Starters piece last week. He and Davante Adams have clearly become WR#1 and WR#2 options for quarterback Derek Carr.
Austin Franklin, WR-New Mexico State
We were hesitant to pull the trigger after Franklin’s 200-yard, two touchdown game against Sacramento State to open the season, but he posted respectable numbers (5-72-1) against better competition (Ohio) in Week Two.
Jamison Crowder, WR-Duke
Crowder has posted at least six catches and 100 yards receiving in the first two weeks of the season.
by Joe DiSalvo
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