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Week 2 Waiver Wire Targets

Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season is in the books, so now it’s time for the great fantasy knee jerk reactions that happen at the beginning of every season. Thanks a lot, Kevin Ogletree…

Keep in mind that it’s Week 2 and it’s going to take several weeks for things to shape up. The most important thing to do at this point is not overreact to early successes. Sure, take some chances if you have the waiver spot to burn. But, if you’re in a rolling wire league, you may want to sit on your hands rather than jump at some of these early thrillers.

Here’s a look at players to target on the Week 2 Waiver Wire. Good luck!

Marcus Mariota (QB, Tennessee Titans)

Ok. Ok. Let’s not jump the gun here. In the rookie showdown with Jameis Winston, Mariota came away looking spectacular. Sure, he only threw 16 passes, but the production was solid. It’s one week and he’s a rookie. But, if Tennessee continues to take advantage of his skill set and keep him protected, Mariota could emerge as a solid fantasy option.

Terrance Williams (WR, Dallas Cowboys)

Dez has a broken foot and is going to miss four to six weeks. That’s going to mean Williams’ targets are going to go up. Keep in mind that Jason Witten and Cole Beasley will also be more heavily relied upon, but Williams has great breakout potential in the absence of Bryant.

Stevie Johnson (WR, San Diego Chargers)

Johnson came in under the radar in Week 1 and had a solid week. He pulled in all 6 passes aimed his way for 82 yards and a touchdown. Johnson is going to get opportunities in the Chargers offense and that Philip Rivers guy is a pretty good QB. If he’s out there, get him quick.

Donte Moncrief (WR, Indianapolis Colts)

T.Y. Hilton will likely miss a game or two with a bruised knee, and someone is going to have to step up for the Colts offense. They didn’t look good in Week 1 versus the Bills, but this team does have a ton of offensive potential. Moncrief is in the best situation to step into more production. In Week 1 he had 6 catches for 41 yards and a touchdown. Look for the targets and the production to rise.

Brandon Coleman (WR, Cleveland Browns)

Coleman had a nice Week 1 as he pulled in 4 catches for 41 yards and a touchdown. He’s obviously going to suffer the Saints receiver fantasy issue of being one of many targets for a good QB who likes to spray the ball around, but he has a good deal of upside.

Bishop Sankey (RB, Tennessee Titans)

Sankey has struggled to find his role and look good, but he finally came into stride in Week 1. He found some big holes and reached the endzone twice on Sunday. At least for now he’s asserted himself as the top back for the Titans and he’s worth a pickup since he’s available in many leagues.

Danny Woodhead (RB, San Diego Chargers)

While Melvin Gordon will start seeing more and more of the carries, Woodhead is going to be a force in PPR formats. He’s going to get a handful of carries each week, and he will be a dynamic part of San Diego’s passing game. He may not find the endzone every week, but he’s a guy to have if touches get you points.

Dion Lewis (RB, New England Patriots)

It’s tough to predict production for Patriot running backs, but Lewis is worth a flyer. He looked good (aside from that fumble) and had pretty decent production. Blount will be returning so Lewis’ value will wane, but he is going to remain a decent PPR option.


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Kelly Smelser is Owner/Senior Writer for Punch Drunk Wonderland and PDFantasy Sports. Architect of the PDW fantasy football world and general spinster of NFL and Fantasy Football news and analysis. Long walks on the beach, sunsets, and other such niceties are also fine...