Each week during the NFL season FST brings you our Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups, which breaks down players available in many leagues that could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster, or simply just players to keep on your radar. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest pickups at each position heading into Week 2 of the NFL season. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.


Terrelle Pryor OAK | QB

What a great first game for this youngster out of Ohio State. The Raiders might have the worst team in the game on paper, but with Pryor being one of the few playmakers they are going to ask him to do a ton. I really like his upside moving forward because they should be playing most of the season from behind. He should rack up a ton of points during junk time in the 3rd and 4th quarters and I think this makes him an interesting QB2 option with a decent upside. (about 15% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Running Backs

Knowshon Moreno DEN | RB

I am still a big believer that Ball will eventually be the man for the Broncos, but until that happens it looks like Moreno is the guy to own. He had a decent game for the Broncos week 1 and they should continue to factor him into the offense. I wouldn’t call him a must add in all leagues, but he could offer you some decent bench running back depth. (about 45% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Fred Jackson BUF | RB

Right when it looks like Spiller is going to get a full workload, here comes Fred Jackson again to steal close half of the reps. Not only did he get a decent amount of touches be he outplayed Spiller in both the rushing game and receiving game. Jackson is an old man at this point so it’s hard to put too much faith in him, but it’s hard to ignore a guy with this much talent that is going to get a decent amount of touches. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Knile Davis KC | RB

I have a bad feeling that Jamaal Charles might get hurt this year. Call this more of a hunch than anything else, but I think it might be worth grabbing Davis as a bench player. The rookie out of Arkansas looks to be the backup to own for Charles and he could have solid value on the new look Chiefs offense. Rather than having a backup tight end or defense on your bench you might want to pickup a guy like Davis and hope for an injury. (about 25% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Joique Bell DET | RB

The Lions have a nice thing going with Bush and Bell as a one two punch and I expect Bell to continue to be a big part of that offense. Bell is a guy that has value even if Bush stays healthy, but if Bush were to go down with injury then Bell could be a great guy to have on your squad. Most of his value will be in PPR leagues though so make sure you consider that before picking him up. (about 35% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all PPR leagues

Wide Receivers

Brian Hartline MIA | WR

I had Hartline on this list last week as a guy to add in deeper leagues and after a great week 1 I think he is a must add in all leagues. Miami should be better this year with moving the ball through the air and Hartline should continue to have some big games this year. I am not sure if he will be able to match his numbers from a year ago, but I think he could get really close. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Julian Edelman NE | WR

Edelman had a huge game week 1 and with the injury to Vereen I think he could see plenty of targets over the next few weeks. Amendola is banged up with a groin injury and it doesn’t look like Gronkowski will be back week 2. If you need a WR with a big upside for week 2 then I don’t mind the idea of using a decent waiver number on Edelman. (about 25% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Rueben Randle NYG | WR

I talked about Randle last week and it’s now even more clear that this guy could have a big year. The Giants love to throw the ball and when they are playing from behind it seems like they pass the ball on every down. I don’t think Randle will be very consistent unless Cruz or Nicks gets hurt, but he certainly has a huge upside and even as the 3rd receiver he could be fantasy relevant. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Jerome Simpson MIN | WR

We knew that the departure of Harvin would leave a lot of targets to go around in Minnesota and it looks like Simpson might be getting a good amount of those. He had a monster week 1 and there is a chance that he continues to be a big part of that offense. I still think the aging Greg Jennings is the clear #1 receiver so don’t go too crazy over Simpson, but I think he is certainly worth a bench spot in deeper leagues. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Rod Streater OAK | WR

The Raiders lost a lot of weapons during the off season so someone is going to have to step up. Streater could be that guy and after a strong week 1 he is certainly a guy to consider picking up in deeper leagues. He lead the Raiders with targets week 1 and another thing I like is that he had some rushing yards as well. It seems clear that the Raiders want to get the ball in Streater’s hands and since they will be playing from behind most weeks he could rack up some decent junk yards. (about 35% owned)
Recommendation: Add in deeper leagues

Kenny Stills NO | WR

The rookie receiver for the Saints was targeted 5 times week 1 and he hauled in 2 catches for 86 yards. You know there will be plenty of yards to go around for that offense and I think Stills is certainly worth keeping a close eye on. I don’t think he is worth an add in too many leagues though, because the Saints spread the ball around way too much to trust him from week to week. However, if there is an injury to either Colston or Moore then I think he is certainly worth a roster spot. (about 15% owned)
Recommendation: Keep an eye on

Doug Baldwin SEA | WR

Baldwin is a guy that I don’t think you should be picking up just yet, but I do think he is someone that deserves some attention. He was targeted the most out of any other Seahawks receiver and let’s not forget he was suppose to be the next big thing for Seattle after his nice rookie season. I have little faith in Rice staying healthy the entire year and if he is to get hurt then I like the upside of Baldwin. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Keep an eye on

Tight Ends

Julius Thomas DEN | TE

Thomas burst onto the scene during primetime and everyone is going to be trying to pick this guy up. While I do think the upside here is huge, let’s not forget that there are a ton of weapons on that offense and there is no way that Manning can keep everyone happy each week. During the weeks that Manning throws for a normal amount of yards and touchdowns it’s very possible that Thomas will not be nearly as involved. Even with all that said I think he is still worth an add in all leagues until we see what happens. (about 65% owned)
Recommendation: Add in all leagues

Tyler Eifert CIN | TE

I rarely like rookie tight ends, but Eifert is a guy that I think is worth keeping a close eye on. He is on a great offense, he is a monster of a man, and he has great hands. He hauled in all 5 of his targets week 1 and it looks like the Bengals are going to try to get both of their tight ends involved in their offense each week. At this point I suggest just taking a wait and see approach, but I think he could be worth an add if he has another solid game week 2 against the Steelers. (about 25% owned)
Recommendation: Keep an eye on

Defense/Special Teams

Carolina CAR | DEF

The Carolina defense is pretty solid these days and I like their chances next week against the Bills. The Bills offense did look pretty good last week, but I think the Panthers will be able to get to the rookie quarterback and maybe force some mistakes. If you don’t like your defensive matchup then you might want to give the Panthers a look as a pickup and play. (about 10% owned)
Recommendation: Worth a look as a pickup and play