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

Danny Woodhead SD | RB

Danny boy did it again and it’s clear that the Chargers plan on giving him a big role this year. Melvin Gordon is going to lead the backfield in carries, but I think Woodhead will still see double digit touches each week. The fantasy world needs to finally give Woodhead the attention that he deserves, pick this guy up. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Ronnie Hillman DEN | RB

The Broncos got the win Week 1, but it certainly wasn’t pretty on offense. Peyton Manning doesn’t look to be himself and C.J. Anderson had a foot injury. The Broncos are on a short week and there is a chance that Hillman will have a larger roll Week 2. All Anderson owners need to try to get Hillman on their teams for security, especially since he looked to be the better running back for the Broncos Week 1. (about 35% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

David Johnson ARI | RB

When Andre Ellington went down with a knee injury I am sure many fantasy owners were hoping that David Johnson would be next in line for carries. The Cardinals choose to go with the veteran Chris Johnson instead and David was severely out touched after Ellington left the game. David has big play potential though and I would actually still rather own him than the aging Chris Johnson. (about 25% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Chris Johnson ARI | RB

Andre Ellington will miss the next two to three weeks and this is going to open the door for Chris Johnson to handle the load. I am sure David Johnson will factor in as well, but for now it looks like Chris is the one to own. The Cardinals backfield is quickly turning into a bit of a mess. (about 10% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Duke Johnson Jr. CLE | RB

The Cleveland offense couldn’t get much going Week 1 against the Jets and that includes Isaiah Crowell. The Browns drafted Johnson to eventually have a large role on their offense, but that might happen sooner rather than later. You need to pick up this rookie before it’s too late, he is a great high upside running back to have on your bench right now. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Javorius Allen BAL | RB

Javorius AKA “Buck” is an interesting rookie running back and he seems to have already carved a big role in the Ravens offense. In Week 1 Justin Forsett had 18 touches and Allen had nine. Allen also had a higher yards per carry average and it’s possible he could cut into Forsett’s value this season. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Dion Lewis NE | RB

You never know with the Patriots which running back is going to have value from week to week, but normally their passing down back carries somewhat consistent value. It looks like Dion is going to fill the void left by Shane Vereen and this makes him an interesting add in all PPR leagues. (about 20% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Lance Dunbar DAL | RB

It’s pretty clear that the Cowboys don’t plan on using Dunbar much in the running game, the passing game however is a different story. Dunbar was targeted early and often by Romo Week 1 and this makes him an interesting guy in PPR leagues. He will be inconsistent since his usage will depend on the score of the game, but he could be a decent flex play from week to week in deeper PPR leagues. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Wide Receivers

Stevie Johnson SD | WR

Once I saw that Johnson signed with the Chargers this offseason I instantly loved the fit. He is a great receiver who has never really been on that great of a passing offense. If he stays healthy I think he is over 1,000 yards this year and it’s surprising to me that more owners aren’t equally excited about his potential. (about 65% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Brandon Coleman NO | WR

I have been a huge Coleman fan since I was looking at depth charts about three months ago and it’s nice to see him succeed in game action. He didn’t get as many targets as I would have liked, but he did find the end zone. Coleman is a big dude and I think the Saints are going to use him a good bit in the red zone.(about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Terrance Williams DAL | WR

Tough blow for all of the Dez Bryant owners out there and now the Cowboys offense is looking pretty rough. Williams is going to have to step up big time in order for the Cowboys offense to function. He didn’t look that great Week 1, but he did get some looks later in the game after Dez got hurt. Williams could be a decent short term solution if you need receiver help, just don’t expect much once Dez is healthy again. (about 60% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Donte Moncrief IND | WR

T.Y. Hilton owners certainly weren’t happy to see their star receiver get hurt Week 1 and it looks like he will be out at least a week. This is a huge opportunity for Moncrief to get more targets while Hilton is out and he could be a solid short term solution. The second year receiver has shown flashes of greatness and while Hilton is out he could be a top 30 fantasy receiver. (about 10% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Cole Beasley DAL | WR

The Dez Bryant injury will mean a few more looks for Beasley. He is a solid possession receiver and the added targets should mean he has value in most PPR leagues. Even though Beasley isn’t a big target he is a legit fantasy threat while Dez is out. (about 10% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Percy Harvin BUF | WR

It’s looking like I may have underestimated the Bills and their overall potential this year. They had an amazing game Week 1 and Harvin was a big part of the Bills game plan. We all know Harvin is talented and if he can find a way to stay healthy then I like him as a WR3 for the rest of the season. (about 45% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

James Jones GB | WR

Many fantasy owners are going to run to their computers and pick up Jones after his big Week 1. While I don’t mind the idea of picking this guy up, let’s not get too excited about his first game back with the Packers. Jones is going to be inconsistent and while he will have more big games this year I doubt he will finish the year as a top 30 receiver. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Tight Ends

Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB | TE

When you look that stats from Week 1 you have to get excited about what Seferian-Jenkins did. However, even though he had great numbers you have to consider all of the factors. Mike Evans didn’t play which meant a few more targets for the young tight end, another thing to consider is that they were playing from behind the entire game. Don’t get me wrong I love this kids upside, I just don’t know if I would put him in the top five tight end discussion just yet. At this point though I would consider him a low end TE1. (about 60% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Ladarius Green SD | TE

Green had a concussion heading into Week 1 and he got clearance just in time to play. He didn’t disappoint in his first game as the starting tight end for the Chargers and even though Antonio Gates will be back in a few weeks I still like Green’s upside. The Chargers are going to want to get this guy involved and I expect them to run a good amount of two tight end sets once Gates returns. (about 20% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Quarterbacks

Marcus Mariota TEN | QB

What a debut for the Titans rookie quarterback. He certainly won the rookie battle between him and Jameis Winston and the Titans offense appears to have some life. Mariota is an extremely talented player and he is worth a look as a solid QB2 in all leagues. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Tyrod Taylor BUF | QB

I will be the first to admit that I may have underestimated the potential fantasy value of Taylor. I just didn’t see him having much success at the pro level, but he proved Week 1 that he might be able to do just that. I don’t think he will come close to being a QB1, although I don’t think it’s out of the question for him to finish the year as a top 20 quarterback because of what he can do with his legs. (about 10% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Defenses

Kansas City KC | DEF

The Chiefs have a solid defense and I like their chances Thursday night against the Broncos. Peyton Manning does not look like himself and the Chiefs have a great home field advantage. It’s scary starting any defense against Peyton Manning, but this isn’t the Manning that we are used to. (about 70% owned)
Recommendation: Worth a look as a pickup and play

Baltimore BAL | DEF

The Ravens had a good game defensively against the Broncos and they have a much easier matchup Week 2 against the Raiders. Derek Carr might play Week 2, but even if he does there is a chance that his injured thumb causes issues with his throws. The Ravens should be able to put up double digit fantasy points this week. (about 75% owned)
Recommendation: Worth a look as a pickup and play