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Top Waiver Wire Pickups For Fantasy Football Week 2

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Here are the top five fantasy football waiver wire pickups in Week 2. If your team got hit by injury or you’re looking to make some upgrades, this week’s group features some very interesting names. For each player, we also included the percentage of your FAAB budget you should consider bidding on the player.


Do you want a deeper list of waiver wire adds for this week? Our Waiver Wire Rankings article goes significantly deeper and gives you players to avoid on the waiver wire, players to drop from your roster, players to not drop from your roster and the top defenses to stream for the week. Promo code RATPACK gets you 20% off on an FTN subscription.

Top Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 2

1. Jeff Wilson, SF, RB (30%) – With Elijah Mitchell slated to miss the next two months due to a knee injury, Wilson slides into the top spot on this week’s list. He figures to step right into Mitchell’s role in the potent 49ers run game.

2. Darrell Henderson, LAR, RB (20%) – While the Rams backfield likely isn’t solidified, Henderson ran as the clear lead back in the opener. Surprisingly, he’s still fairly widely available on some commissioner platforms.

3. Jarvis Landry, NO, WR (15%) – The veteran led the way for New Orleans with nine targets, catching eight of them at topping 100 yards. He looks to be in a 1 and 1A situation with Michael Thomas.

4. Julio Jones, TB, WR (15%) – With Chris Godwin set to miss time, Jones’ arrow is pointing up. In Week 1 he had 22 routes run, which was one fewer than Mike Evans. Jones also caught 3-of-5 targets for 69 including a pretty 48-yard reception. 

5. Curtis Samuel, WAS, WR (12%) Carson Wentz had eyes for Samuel, peppering him with a team-high 11 targets in the opener. Don’t expect that sort of volume every week, but Samuel deserves to be on fantasy rosters.

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