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Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 2: Benny Snell turns into high pickup after James Conner’s harm, Corey Davis is price a free agent

It looked like a lackluster opening week of waivers during the Sunday afternoon games, but the three prime-time competitions left us with some major injuries (James Conner, Phillip Lindsay) and even larger breakouts (Malcolm Brown, Benny Snell Jr., Corey Davis). Suddenly the list of Top Week 2 Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups doesn’t look that thin, and you can bet that numerous claims will be made and free agents added to the leagues of Yahoo and ESPN on Wednesday morning around 4-5pm CET.

Our full list of free agents is loaded with names at every position, from exciting newbies (Laviska Shenault Jr., Joshua Kelley) To obsessed veterans (Adrian Peterson, Sammy Watkins). It’s likely some have already peaked, but if you’ve suffered any injuries or are already seeking help, we have potential reinforcements. Some, like Dallas Goedert, Nyheim Hines, and Scotty Miller, have real staying power. We even have some potential D / ST streams at the bottom of the list, and if you’re a Stephen Gostkowski owner looking for a new kicker, you can take a look at ours Kicker ranking of the week 2. (We write this as the Titans-Broncos game comes to an end and we assume it has already been cut.)

MORE WEEK 2: Complete waiver list | RB handcuff table

It’s hard to tell if any of the players listed above are worth making a high waiver. Brown could continue to lead the Rams, and Snell would definitely deserve a top claim if Conner missed a significant time. Neither of these are certain of success throughout the season, but 15-touch RBs always have value. So keep monitoring the injury reports and making an honest assessment of your team’s needs. You may not have had a “major” injury or an obvious candidate for an outbreak for a few weeks, by which point you may have already resumed the waiver pecking order.

WEEK 2 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker

Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 2

Unless otherwise stated, only players in less than 50 percent of the Yahoo Leagues considered will be considered.

Benny Snell Jr., RB, Steelers. Snell did well to relieve an ineffective James Conner in the first half against the Giants on Monday, but he really started in the second half while Conner was on the sidelines and sustained an ankle injury. The second year outside of Kentucky ended 113 yards over 19 runs, the third time he has run over 90 yards in a game. Snell has shown over the past year that he can handle lead-back duties, getting at least 16 transfers in five games. If Conner is out for a long period of time, Snell can expect a similar workload. In anticipation of Conner’s prediction, Snell becomes a top pickup this week.

WEEK 2 PPR RANKING:
Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker

Corey Davis, WR, Titans. Fantasy owners loved A.J. Brown went on that season, but it was Davis who looked like Tennessee’s top recipient in Week 1. The former number five overall hit seven of eight goals for 101 yards, including a highlight roll catch on the sidelines. Davis has annoyed fantasy owners with good games in the past, so we’re not fully buying him in as a weekly fantasy starter just yet, but with a competent QB and home run ability it might be worth using Davis in cheap matchups.

Royce Freeman, RB, Broncos. After Phillip Lindsay sustained a foot injury Monday night, Freeman took over number 2 in Denver behind Melvin Gordon. He was in that role last season and had a total of 175 touches, 752 yards, and four TDs. Surprisingly, he was used extensively in the receiving game, scoring 43 out of 50 goals. Sure enough, his first touch on Monday night was a 10-yard reception to within the 1-yard line. It’s unclear if Lindsay will be missing out on more time, but if he does, Freeman is worth a speculative addition, at least in PPR leagues and deep-standard leagues.

MORE WEEK 2: Complete waiver list | RB handcuff table

Tre’Quan Smith, WR, saint. Smith hit his only goal for just four meters in week 1, but with Michael Thomas suffering from a high ankle sprain, it is possible that Smith will play a bigger role in the next few weeks. Thomas believes he can make it through the injury, but if forced to miss the time, Smith should use more than six goals per game as New Orleans’ largest wide-angle and primary threat, and that could change given the favorable schedule ahead Pay off New Orleans (@ LV vs. GB, @ DET). (Update: Thomas will reportedly be out in the next few weeks.)

WEEK 2 DFS: Best batch | Best values ​​| Lineup Builder

Frank Gore, RB, Jets. Fantasy football season didn’t officially start until Frank Gore ends in a waiver, right? The timeless marvel appears to be eligible for starter reps for at least a game or two as Le’Veon Bell is expected to miss a couple of weeks due to a hamstring injury. Gore opened 24 yards in six runs in the New York opener, and Week 2 won’t be easy against San Francisco. The Jets then hit Indianapolis – a game Gore could be flexible in if he still has a significant workload. Josh Adams and rookie La’Mical Perine (if they’re healthy) could also be in the mix for touch, but Gore will likely get the bulk of the carry and goal-line action, making him worth adding in standard leagues.

For additional waiver / free agent suggestions, including top pickups Malcolm Brown, Nyheim Hines, Dallas Goedertand more can be found in our full week 2 list.

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