Waiver Wire is our weekly look at players available in many leagues that could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster, or simply just players to keep on your radar. We’ll be here all season to let you know which players to watch, who to ignore, and most importantly, who to pick up. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.

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Tim Hightower ARI | RB

There is no guarantee that Beanie Wells will get a majority of the carries when he returns. Hightower has played pretty well in the first two games, and we think this is going to end up being about a 50/50 split. Hightower should be pretty much universally owned, especially in a PPR league. (about 75% owned)

Mark Clayton STL | WR

We weren’t completely sold on Calyton after his week 1 performance, but after a 2 touchdown game on Sunday he has grabbed everyones attention. True he did only have 2 catches on Sunday, but the Rams proved that they like Clayton in the redzone. At this point it looks like Clayton could be a great pickup. (about 55% owned)

Eddie Royal DEN | WR

It looks like Eddie Royal is officially back. Royal is off to a great start so far this year, coming off of a terrible ’09 season. If he is available in your league we would jump at the chance to try to add him. (about 75% owned)

Demaryius Thomas DEN | WR

Thomas missed week 1, but he come out week 2 and put on a show. This rookie had 8 catches for 97 yards and a touchdown. It’s hard to say if he will be able to keep this up, but we think he is worth an add just in case he does. (about 35% owned)


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Donald Brown IND | RB

Brown is slowly creeping in on Addai’s carries, and he can’t believe he is owned in less then half the leagues. We think it’s still going to take an Addai injury for him to have a lot of value, but if Addai does go down Brown will be a stud. (about 40% owned)

Fred Jackson BUF | RB

C.J. Spiller only had 1 carry on Sunday while Jackson and Lynch took over the load. Even though Lynch had the majority of the carries we still say Jackson is the guy to own at this point. If he is available in your league we say pick him up and stash him on your bench and see how this mess pans out. (about 50% owned)

Marshawn Lynch BUF | RB

Lynch came out of nowhere and lead the Bills with 17 rushing attempts on Sunday. It’s a mess out in Buffalo and we doubt the coaching staff even knows who is going to emerge here, but Lynch could be a great pickup if he continues to get the bulk of the carries. (about 20% owned)

Jason Snelling ATL | RB

Snelling had a monster game after Turner got hurt on Sunday. When given a chance Snelling has always put up good numbers, and Turner owners should think about adding him as a handcuff. It looks like Turner will be back week 3, but it’s probably only a matter of time until he gets hurt again. (about 30% owned)

Kevin Walter HOU | WR

Walter has a touchdown in both games so far this year, and it looks like he is going to be a decent part of their offense. He racked up 11 catches for 144 yards against the Redskins, and we think he could have more games like this. He will more then likely be inconsistent when it comes to his numbers, but we still think he is a decent pickup in most leagues. (about 40% owned)

Mario Manningham NYG | WR

We weren’t expecting much out of Manningham this year since he is the third option on an average passing offense. But the Giants have found ways to get him involved. He has had 4 catches and over 75 yards in both games this year, and he is averaging over 20 yards a catch. We aren’t sure if he can keep up this pace, but we think he is worth a gamble. (about 45% owned)

Joshua Cribbs CLE | WR

The Browns are going to find ways to get Cribbs the ball, which makes him someone you might want to target in leagues that count return yards. He handles almost all of the Browns kick returns, and he has been getting a decent amount of looks on their offense as well. (about 30% owned)

Jacoby Jones HOU | WR

If you are in a league that gives points for return yards then you might want to take a look at Jones. He has been a decent part of the Texans offense, and when you throw in a extra couple points for return yards it makes Jones an interesting pickup. (about 60% owned)

Dustin Keller NYJ | TE

We really liked Keller coming into the season, and week 2 he reminded us why we liked him so much. He had a disappointing week 1, but he bounced back with a 7 catch 115 yard and 1 touchdown performance. We think Keller could easily end up as a top 10 TE, and he should be owned in a lot more leagues. (about 50% owned)

Washington Redskins WAS | DEF

The Redskins gave up a lot of yards against the high powered offense of the Texans on Sunday, but they should have a much easier time against the Rams. The Skins should be a nice pickup and play if you don’t like your defensive matchup for week 3. (about 10% owned)

Kyle Orton DEN | QB

Most other experts were writing off Orton coming into the season, but we thought he was a good late round gamble. The job in Denver is his job to lose, and he currently has a firm grip on it. Even with losing Marshall he still has some decent weapons out there, and we think he could have a good year. (about 60% owned)

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Mike Tolbert SD | RB

Tolbert took over after Ryan Mathews went down on Sunday and he looked pretty good. He averaged over 5 yards a carry, and found the end zone twice. It looks like Mathews will be back week 3, but Tolbert is someone that should be watched closely. (about 15% owned)

Louis Murphy OAK | WR

Like always, it’s a mess out in Oakland. The Raiders are in the middle of a QB controversy, and for the sake of the Oakland WR’s we are routing for Gradkowski. He only completed 50% of his passes but he threw for 162 yards, which included a touchdown pass to Murphy. The Raiders offense is showing some signs of life, and Murphy could end up being one of the bright spots on that terrible offense. (about 10% owned)

Jordan Shipley CIN | WR

Shipley looks like he could be the Bengals Wes Welker. He has 5 catches in each of his first 2 games, and it looks like the Bengals want to get this rookie involved. We think he only has value in PPR leagues, but he is someone to keep a very close eye on. (about 10% owned)

Kenny Britt TEN | WR

The Titans passing game is far from the best in the league, but we think Britt could emerge as their best weapon. If he can keep his head on straight off the field, then Britt could have some fantasy value this year. (about 40% owned)

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