2016 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 2


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The waiver wire wins championships and those who don't work it well suffer.  Every week I will be giving you players to check and see if they are on your waiver wire, players to grab, players to use as spot-starters, and players that you should watch.  2016 is going to be a solid year and working the waiver wire should be your top priority.

Check Again (most likely not on wire but check):

Terrance West (RB, BAL) - he was more than likely drafted in your league, but if he slipped through the cracks he is a nice RB to have on the bench.

Willie Snead (WR, NO) - Snead went on the record before the start of the season stating his goal was over 1,000 yards.  A WR on the Saints should not be ignored and Snead is a solid bye-week WR going forward. 

Steve Smith Sr (WR, BAL) - Smith is always reliable in PPR leagues.  There are many targets in Baltimore, but Smith will get his looks weekly.

Antonio Gates (TE, SD) - with Keenan Allen going down to injury expect gates to get a bit more work and continue to be a big red-zone target. 

Jason Witten (TE, DAL) - if somehow Witten didn't get picked up then pick him up now if you are in a PPR league. 

Julius Thomas (TE, JAX) - did he go undrafted in your league?  He is a must grab TE if he is available.  

Christine Michael (RB, SEA) - in some leagues he went undrafted and if you are a lucky he is available as a nice bye-week fill-in RB. 

Theo Riddick (RB, DET) - The nice part of Riddick is that he is part of the passing game as well, so if you are in a PPR league then Riddick is a safe RB with TD upside. 

Must Grab:

All the Must Grab players are in the Check Again section; this section will expand as the season progresses. 

Spot-Starter:

Mohamed Sanu (WR, ATL) - the WR2 in Altanta with Matt Ryan has constantly been a nice waiver wire pick-up for injuries.  Sanu is a solid receiver and someone you can use or stash for your team.  Keep an eye on his injury status. 

Tevin Coleman (RB, ATL) - there is a chance Coleman could come on strong this year and start to slowly takeover the RB position in Atlanta.  The issue is that Freeman will take carries and Atlanta looks like a RBBC for the foreseeable future. 

Darren Sproles (RB, PHI) - interesting fact is Sproles played more offensive snaps then Ryan Matthews did this weekend.  PPR leagues should look at Sproles as a bye-week filler. 

Eric Ebron (TE, DET) - Ebron continues to look good this year, but only in a back-up TE bye-week filler kind of way. 

Joe Flacco (QB, BAL) - he made it to many waiver wires this year and is a solid bye-week filler going forward. 

Kyle Rudolph (TE, MIN) - he is similar to Ebron in that he is a bye-week filler type of TE that can be used against softer defenses. 

Dak Prescott (QB, DAL) - held his own against the Giants and if this is a preview of what is to come then we are for a good year.  A nice bye-week filler. 

Travis Benjamin (WR, SD) - with Keenan Allen going down to injury expect Benjamin to be given more opportunity from Rivers. 

Mike Wallace (WR, BAL) - Wallace has the potential to lead the Ravens this year in yards and TDs.  He is someone to stash at this point.

Tajae Sharpe (WR, TEN) - he had a solid preseason and was a name the quickly climbed up the rankings.  He is a stash at this point.

Derrick Henry (RB, TEN) - if you are a DeMarco Murray owner and have space on your bench then Henry needs your serious consideration.  He also as the talent to catch the ball so PPR league owners need to keep an eye on Henry.  

Allen Hurns (WR, JAX) - Allen Robinson is now a respected WR, so this will leave Hurns open in an offense that likes to throw the ball.  He is just a spot-starter going forward. 

Chris Hogan (WR, NE) - He looks pretty dynamic and he can be rostered for bye-weeks.  

Watch:

Carson Wentz (QB, PHI) - nobody was really sure what we had with Wentz, but obviously a boost to his confidence when Bradford was traded.  He is a kid to keep a close eye on going forward.  

Davante Adams (WR, GB) - any WR on Green Bay at least deserves to be known about.  He still is playing behind other WR's, but if there were to be an injury then Adams would benefit.

Tyrell Williams (WR, SD) - with Keenan Allen's injury one of the WR's will need to step up. 

Brandon LaFell (WR, CIN) - wasn't sure of LaFell's health but he is a big target and anyone playing opposite of AJ Green will get targets.  He has more upside in PPR leagues. 

Cole Beasley (WR, DAL) - PPR league owners only need to pay attention here and he is a bye-week filler at this point. 

James White (RB, NE) - if you are in a PPR league he is a player with more upside, but Blount is still the bell-cow in NE while he is healthy. 

Will Fuller (WR, HOU) - young WR in Houston has upside due to Osweiler not looking too bad at QB.  

Charles Clay (TE, BUF) - Clay is an easy to forget for TE, but he does have upside weekly.  He is a TE to monitor in all leagues.

Phillip Dorsett (WR, IND) - He is still playing behind Moncrief and Hilton, but Luck has no problem looking for this kid.  He is someone to stash if something were to happen to Hilton or Moncrief.