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6 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets for Deep League (Week 2)

6 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets for Deep League (Week 2)

After Week 1, there might be some overlap between shallow and deep league waiver wire adds. Players with as little as 1% rostership can have a huge Week 1 and warrant an immediate add in shallow leagues. This week’s list will feature a good mix of players with low roster percentages that can make a big impact on deep league teams or bring stability.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets for Deep League

Puka Nacua (WR – LAR): 3% rostered in Yahoo, 2% rostered in ESPN

Savvy fantasy managers added Nacua after Cooper Kupp was placed on IR, but he still has extremely low rostership. Nacua is a must-add and top priority in all league formats and sizes. He earned 10 receptions on 15 targets for 119 yards on Sunday. The Rams excelled beyond expectations and Nacua should serve as the WR1 with Kupp out, although his position as the first look will be limited to Kupp’s IR tenure. But if the Rams’ offense can function well without Kupp, the Rams won’t rush his recovery and Nacua will have strong value.

Justice Hill (RB – BAL): 0% rostered in Yahoo, 0% rostered in ESPN

The Ravens’ running backs will overlap in shallow and deep leagues due to roster percentages and upside. Gus Edwards is the higher-rostered player (17% rostered in Yahoo, 22% rostered in ESPN) and the assumed handcuff for JK Dobbins, but Hill was utilized twice at the goal line. If Edwards isn’t available, grab Hill who is readily available on waivers. With JK Dobbins lost for the season with an assumed torn Achilles, the Ravens will likely opt to use a committee approach but Hill’s strong goal line usage makes him a priority.

Josh Reynolds (WR – DET): 1% rostered in Yahoo, 0% rostered in ESPN

Josh Reynolds is the perfect deep-league waiver wire add for floor. He lacks high upside and the prospect of a breakout season at age 28 is extremely low. But with Jameson Williams out, Reynolds is the WR2 in a Detroit offense that had the fifth-most total yards last season. Reynolds lacks appeal in leagues of 12 teams or fewer because of a limited ceiling but in deep leagues, he provides a solid double-digit floor that is suitable for a weekly flex option. Reynolds had 4 receptions on 7 targets for 80 yards in Thursday’s game against Kansas City.

Kendrick Bourne (WR – NE): 1% rostered in Yahoo, 2% rostered in ESPN

Kendrick Bourne is another player that could double-dip this week on shallow and deep league waiver wire adds. Typically, we want to avoid turning to players who have been long-tenured but failed to break out. But with Kendrick Bourne, you must make an exception. Bourne has flashed upside in the past but was rarely used consistently by Bill Belichick. But with Jakobi Meyers gone and underwhelming free agency signings, Bourne could finally find consistency in the Patriots’ offense. Bourne was targeted 11 times on Sunday and had 2 touchdowns.

Zack Moss (RB – IND): 7% rostered in Yahoo, 12% rostered in ESPN

Zack Moss is still recovering from a broken arm and was unable to suit up on Sunday, but he logged several limited practices leading up to Sunday and could return in Week 2. If Moss can play, he could earn RB1 rights after a horrible Week 1 outing for Deon Jackson. Jackson had 13 carries for 14 yards, 5 receptions for 14 yards, and 2 fumbles. Evan Hull suffered an injury and Jake Funk had 2 carries for 10 yards. With Jonathan Taylor out, Moss saw success at the end of last season and is worth a roster spot to see if he can earn lead back carries.

Allen Robinson (WR – PIT): 3% rostered in Yahoo, 2% rostered in ESPN

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Allen Robinson thrive in any capacity. By no means do I believe Robinson will thrive this season. But he could be serviceable, particularly with Diontae Johnson suffering a hamstring injury in Week 1. Robinson led all Pittsburgh receivers with 5 receptions on 8 targets for 64 yards on Sunday. Adding Robinson is a play for floor. He doesn’t have the upside like the aforementioned Puka Nacua, or even Kendrick Boune. But Robinson could offer a stable low-end flex option with around 10 fantasy points on any given week.

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