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Fantasy Football Week 2 Early Waiver Wire Targets (2022)

Fantasy Football Week 2 Early Waiver Wire Targets (2022)

It’s never too early to plan ahead. Whether you’re one of the lucky ones with the last waiver spot this week, or you’re hoping a top claim turns your 0-1 season around, you should be able to find some names here who you can target.

Running Backs

Jeff Wilson (RB – SF): 4% rostered

Elijah Mitchell left today’s game with a knee injury and Wilson is his direct successor. Yes, rookies Jordan Mason and Tyrion Davis-Price (who was a healthy scratch today) could factor in, but without Mitchell, Wilson is the trusted option in a run-heavy offense.

Jamaal Williams (RB – DET): 36% rostered

Williams is the thorn in D’Andre Swift‘s side most of us expected. He is involved in the offense and should Swift miss any time for any reason, he would be the workhorse running back.

Samaje Perine/Chris Evans (RB – CIN): 4%, 1% rostered

These are speculative adds. Cincinnati made it clear their priority is running the football. Even down big, they were running on first and second down. If Joe Mixon misses any time, these guys will step into a massive workload.

Jaylen Warren (RB – PIT): 1% rostered

Najee Harris hurt his foot Sunday and Warren is listed as the No. 2 running back on the depth chart. Simple as that.

Wide Receivers

Devin Duvernay (WR – BAL): 2% rostered

So he’s the guy now, huh? Everyone knows Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman will get their targets, but a big question heading into the season was who is the No. 3? I wouldn’t overreact, as the Ravens were missing both J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards, but if you need a receiver for the next few weeks, you could do a lot worse than Duvernay.

Curtis Samuel (WR – WAS): 9% rostered

The Commanders have an elite receiver in Terry McLaurin and drafted Jahan Dotson in the first round, but Samuel was most involved today. Wentz looked good, and though I don’t think Samuel’s ceiling is particularly high given the number of receiving options in this offense, he is worth an add if you’re receiver-needy.

Tight Ends

O.J. Howard (TE – HOU): 0% rostered

Just as everyone expected, the Texans tied the Colts and O.J. Howard caught two touchdowns. The Texans have a confusing tight ends room, but IF Howard is the guy there, he’s worth an add if you’re in desperate need of a TE.

Quarterbacks

Carson Wentz (QB – WAS): 17% rostered

Wentz led the Commanders to a 28-22 win today. Yes, it was against the Jaguars, but Wentz threw four touchdowns and apparently has a plethora of weapons at his disposal.

Defense/Special Teams

Cleveland Browns: 46% rostered

The Joe Flacco-led New York Jets are heading to Cleveland next weekend and the Browns are already favored by six points. What’s more — this game’s over/under is low at 42. If you can stream a defense and Cleveland is available, don’t even think about it and lock them up.

Denver Broncos: 29% rostered

The Broncos are at home hosting the Texans, 10+ point favorites, and the implied point total is 43. The Broncos will cost you a top waiver claim spot, but they’re worth it if you can afford that price.

Kickers

Dustin Hopkins (K – LAC): 19% rostered

Yes, the Chargers love going for it on first down. However, in what’s expected to be a close, high-scoring game in good weather against the Chiefs, I’ll take a kicker there all day.

Mason Crosby (K – GB): 6% rostered

The Packers are at home and heavy favorites against the Bears on Monday night. In a primetime game, I’ll trust the leg of the veteran.

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