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You want to win the fantasy football championship in all your leagues right? Well it's going to take some work and you are going to have to work the waiver wire if you want to win your league.
This year we want to give you the top waiver wire targets as fast as possible. The reason is some leagues leave their waivers open all the time and in other leagues you want to get your selections in as soon as possible.
Let's break down the waiver wire selections from five star pick-ups (the best) to one star pick-ups (guys to watch or only picked up for super deep leagues)
Five Star Pick-ups
Jonathan Dwyer (RB, PIT) - it's clear the Dwyer is the better RB in Pittsburgh. Mendenhall will be back eventually, but I would assume he has lost a step and Dwyer will be really tied into the system by that time.
Sidney Rice (WR, SEA) - it's only a matter of time before Russel Wilson and Rice get on the same page. People forget that Rice was a Pro Bowl WR and has ability to create plays. Now that he is healthy he is a solid waiver wire target for week 2.
Randall Cobb (WR, GB) - if you had been reading the site you would know how excited I was for Randall Cobb. Not only does he give you special team points but he is going to be on the field making plays for the entire season. If you are in a PPR league Cobb is a solid addition.
Four Start Pick-ups
Randy Moss (WR, SF) - Randy Moss shows that he is capable of making plays and delivering some fantasy points. He found the endzone in week one and now should be slotted onto benches and made ready for the bye weeks.
Brandon LaFell (WR, CAR) - Brandon LaFell should put up three to five catch weeks with 30 to 80 yards and TD's occasionally. LaFell would fit perfect for a spot starter for injuries or for the bye week.
Dexter McCluster (WR, KC) - on this list of the Four Star Pick-ups McCluster should be targeted by all PPR league players. There is no doubt he will average five receptions a week. Solid add for week two.
Colby Fleener (TE, IND) - Fleener is going to be a favorite target of Luck's and will probably be a top waiver wire target all year long. Go ahead and pick him up, he is the best TE waiver wire pick-up of the week.
Owen Daniels (TE, HOU) - if you missed out on Fleener then go for Daniels. He may be a little old but Schaub is looking his way often. I expect Daniels to have up and down weeks and he will not be as consistent in numbers as Fleener, but worth a stash for the bye weeks.
Three Star Pick-ups
Stephen Hill (WR, NYJ) - Hill is not going to put up week one numbers every week due to the fact that his QB's are less than stellar, but he has solid upside and should be grabbed in Dynasty leagues.
Andrew Hawkins (WR, CIN) - PPR league players only apply. Hawkins has the ability to make at least four to seven catches a week, which will get you solid points for when your WR's are on bye week.
Davone Bess (WR, MIA) - going to show his value in PPR leagues, but not someone you want as your weekly starter, bye week filler is the best Bess can do for you.
Jaquizz Rodgers (RB, ATL) - I just don't see Turner as the RB of the future in Atlanta. Rodgers gives you special team points, but Rodgers is a likely candidate to continue to take away carries from Turner.
Rashard Mendenhall (RB, PIT) - Mendenhall will get a chance to come back in Pitt to make an impact. The real question is how much RBBC Tomlin will utilize.
Kyle Rudolf (TE, MIN) - Rudolf is a huge target for the Vikings and can make a solid bye week filler or injury spot starter when needed.
Two Star Pick-ups
Roy Helu (RB, WAS) - if Alfred Morris slips then Helu is the man on deck. If you are hurting at RB and there is nothing out there then stash Helu, but for now keep an eye on him.
Braylon Edwards (WR, SEA) - Keep an eye on Edwards during the season, he could be a play for PPR leagues, but not worth adding right now.
Lance Moore (WR, NO) - got a ton of yards in garbage time in week one, but don't expect weekly consistent fantasy numbers from Moore. That being said he is the best player on the Two Star Pick-ups list. Honestly, Moore could be on the four star list if he can find a way to be consistent weekly.
Andre Roberts (WR, ARZ) - showed flashes of fantasy relevance in week one, but not a guy you want to be starting on a weekly basis. Put him on your watch list.
Kevin Ogletree (WR, DAL) - Not going to put up numbers like that weekly. He was covered by soft corner-backs and he is going to be up and down in production.
Nate Burleson (WR, DET) - Burleson will be the most consistent receiver on the Two Star Pick-up list. He will net you four catches on average weekly, with some upside. He is a fine bye week filler, but not more.
One Star Pick-ups
Aldrick Robinson (WR, WAS) - Garcon will be back next week, but a player with keeping an eye on if Garcon's injury is worse than we expect.
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