NFL: Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

Every week, I’ll be giving you options for pickups on your weekly waiver wire. I’ll be giving you options for most important positions and giving you explanations on why or if they are a suitable pickup. So, without any further delay, let’s get right to the NFL Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups.


Sam Bradford – Minnesota Vikings – In the past couple season, Bradford has been involved in many jokes, mostly about his healthy. And while Bradford may be known as to be a bit fragile, when he gets time to throw and doesn’t have pressure he can spin the ball as good as anyone in the league. He makes for a solid pickup as a backup QB and a starter in all 2 QB leagues.

Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans – It only took one half for the Texans to realize that Tom Savage in not their guy. Watson did not play way better, but he did lead them to their only TD and the team showed a little more energy with the rookie under center. With all things even, they might as well let the rookie play now and gain experience. He’ll be much better later in the year once he settles down.

Running Backs

Javorius Allen – Baltimore Ravens – Allen went under the radar on Sunday because West had more yards. In reality, Allen played 33 snaps compared to 27 by Terrance West, and he had 2 more carries. West has shown that he’s not that good, so Allen has a good chance to take over the job if he can continue to not make mistakes. In my opinion, I’d let someone else use a waiver slot on him, but if he makes it past there and you got a free spot, you can take the shot.

Kerwynn Williams – Arizona Cardinals – It looks like David Johnson will be lost for a long time, possibly 2-3 months if the surgery prognosis is confirmed. Their RB can go in numerous different ways. Kerwynn is who is expected to get the early down carries. Andre Ellington is going to get the 3rd down duties, but there is also another guy that could get the lead back role.

Chris Johnson – Free Agent – Johnson spent the last few years on the Cardinals and was cut in the preseason. Coach Bruce Arians said that re-signing Johnson is going to be discussed and is a possibility. He has more experience as a lead back than all the rest of RBs on the team put together. He hasn’t looked great, but he may still have a little juice left.

Wide Receivers

Jermaine Kearse – New York Jets – It was very clear for anyone that suffered through watching the Jets vs Bills that Kearse was clearly the best WR on the Jets roster. He will be valuable in PPR because the Jets will be down a lot and throwing, but I wouldn’t count on him for too many TDs. He did surprise me as to how well he played as a true #1. Better fantasy WR than a real-life WR.

Nelson Agholor – Philadelphia Eagles – It appears that Agholor has fully taken over the spot left by Jordan Matthews as the high target slot WR for Carson Wentz. He will be more valuable in a PPR than a normal scoring league. It’s still a risk as Agholor has been one of the most disappointing WRs in the sport. Has he really put everything together this offseason?

Tight Ends

Jesse James – Pittsburgh Steelers – Everyone jumped on the Vance McDonald train when the Steelers criticized their current TE group and traded for McDonald from the 49ers. However, in week one James showed that he’s not really to hand over the job so easily.  The Steelers always use their TEs well in the red zone, so it’s something to keep an eye on closely.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers – The Bears didn’t look too good offensively on Sunday.
Arizona Cardinals – They go against Scott Tolzien, not much explanation needed.
Oakland Raiders – The play the Jets, brace yourselves.

Those are your suggested NFL Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups.

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