Our weekly fantasy football waiver wire takes a look at the top pickups for Week 2 of the NFL season. Many of these players are still available in a majority of leagues and could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster. Others might be worth stashing on your bench, or are simply just players to add to your watch list. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.

Running Backs

Charles Sims TB | RB

Sims only had seven touches Week 1, but he turned that into 41 total yards and a touchdown. Sims is the perfect guy to own as a high upside running back for your bench that has week to week plug and play potential. The main reason I like Sims though is because I think he could be a top 15 running back if Doug Martin were to get hurt. (about 55% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Tevin Coleman ATL | RB

It’s officially time for Devonta Freeman owners to worry. Coleman was on the field almost as much as Freeman and he was heavily involved in the passing game. Even though Coleman only averaged 2.8 yards per carry I expect him to be a big part of the offense moving forward and it looks like we have another heavy timeshare on our hands. (about 45% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Kenjon Barner PHI | RB

I am a big Barner believer and I was pumped to see him average over ten yards a carry on his four touches Week 1. I think this erases any doubt about who is the backup for Mathews and there is a great chance Barner will start some games this year. Mathews has only played one full season during his career and it’s only a matter of time before he gets hurt. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all deeper leagues

Theo Riddick DET | RB

At this point I think Riddick needs to be considered not only in all PPR leagues, but deeper standard leagues as well. The Lions passing down back was heavily involved in the game plan Week 1 and I expect that to be the case each week. I think Riddick could carve out a Danny Woodhead type role for the Lions this year. (about 35% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Damien Williams MIA | RB

It’s no secret that the backup to Arian Foster has some value in the fantasy world. It seemed like Jay Ajayi was going to be that guy, but after being a healthy scratch Week 1 you have to ask yourself if Williams is actually the handcuff. For now I think Ajayi is still the guy to own, just make sure to keep a close eye on Williams moving forward. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Wide Receivers

Will Fuller HOU | WR

I had Fuller on this last last week as a guy to add in deeper leagues, but at this point he needs to be owned in all leagues. The Texans proved Week 1 that they want to get the ball in their rookies hands and Fuller took advantage of the opportunity. Even though I expect Fuller to be inconsistent I think he could easily provide WR3 value. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Tajae Sharpe TEN | WR

Sharpe did not disappoint his supporters Week 1, living up to the hype with seven catches for 76 yards. The Titans were forced to throw the ball for a good portion of the game and it’s clear that Sharpe is the number one option in the passing game. Even though I expect the Titans to be a run first offense, Sharpe is too interesting not to be added in all leagues. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Victor Cruz NYG | WR

We saw the salsa dance for the first time since September 21st 2014 and it was nice to see. Cruz looks to be healthy and if he is able to stay on the field then he could go back to being a solid fantasy option. Cruz has never played with a great receiver like Odell Beckham Jr. playing next to him to take the pressure off and it will be interesting to see what he does with nothing but single coverage. (about 20% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Phillip Dorsett IND | WR

I would hate to try to come up with a game plan to stop the Colts receivers. Their young receiving corp is one of the best in the league and they flashed their talent Week 1. There are too many mouths to feed in Indy so expect Dorsett to be inconsistent, but if he gets a chance to start then he could have huge fantasy value. (about 40% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Michael Thomas NO | WR

The entire Saints passing game had a field day against the Raiders Week 1 and Thomas had his fair share. I think in general people are going to get too excited about his performance, but in many cases I think he is worth an add. Just remember Thomas will always be the third or fourth option on that offense and there won’t be 423 passing yards to go around every week like there was Week 1 for the Saints. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Eli Rogers PIT | WR

In his first game action in the NFL Rogers looked solid. He was targeted early and often by Big Ben and he caught his first touchdown on a fluky deflection. Markus Wheaton missed the game and it’s yet to be seen how he will factor in once he is healthy, but Rogers looks like he will have a big role for the Steelers this year. He will be a hot pickup this week and for good reason. (about 10% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Tyrell Williams SD | WR

One of the big questions after Week 1 is who is going to benefit the most from the Keenan Allen injury. Last year it was Dontrelle Inman that filled in, but he wasn’t all that great. If I was in a deep league looking for a guy to take a gamble on then my money would be Williams. He was targeted five times Week 1 and I think he could have some value moving forward. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Nelson Agholor PHI | WR

Agholor didn’t do much his rookie year and that turned most people off from drafting him for his sophomore campaign. After a solid Week 1 though, I have a feeling many owners are going to give him a second shot. Even though he could lose some targets to Dorial Green-Beckham, I think Agholor could potentially put up WR4 numbers for 2016. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Quincy Enunwa NYJ | WR

Enunwa tied Brandon Marshall Week 1 for the Jets in targets with eight and that was a bit surprising to me. Not only did he have eight targets, but he caught seven of them and found the end zone. The new look Jets throw as much as any team in the league now and Enunwa could have some value in deeper leagues moving forward. I do expect him to be inconsistent though and he will be hard to trust from week to week. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Quarterbacks

Carson Wentz PHI | QB

In his first career start Wentz played great and with all the weapons around him he could have a solid fantasy season. The Eagles made easy work of the new look Browns and I think Wentz needs to instantly be put in the QB2 discussion. I certainly expect some inconsistencies and for Wentz to make mistakes, but the Eagles have to be excited about their rookie quarterback. (about 10% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Tight Ends

Jesse James PIT | TE

James is a big boy at 6’7” 261 pounds and he is going to be a nightmare for opposing defenses. One area I really like James is in the red zone. I fully expect the Steelers to use James as a focal point in their offense and I think he could easily be a top ten tight end this year. If you are looking for a gamble at the tight end position then look no further. (about 25% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Jack Doyle IND | TE

Blocking tight end Jack Doyle found the end zone twice Week 1 on only three targets. Sure this has to get your attention, just don’t do anything too crazy to get this guy on your team. He looks like he could potentially have some value though in deep standard leagues or touchdown only leagues. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Dennis Pitta BAL | TE

It has never been an issue of lack of talent with Pitta, it’s always just been can he stay on the field. He appears to be close to 100% healthy and he saw plenty of time on the field Week 1. I think Pitta could have some value in PPR leagues moving forward and he is worth a look if you are desperate for a tight end. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Defenses

Philadelphia PHI | DEF

The Eagles D had a solid Week 1 and I like their chances Week 2 at Chicago. Jay Cutler is always good for at least one mistake and I expect the Eagles to try to get some pressure on the quarterback. There aren’t that many great options Week 2 when it comes to streaming defenses so if Philly is available they would be my pick. (about 45% owned)
Recommendation: Worth a look as a pickup and play