Week 2 was a week full of surprise performances but also included some injuries to monitor over the next week to guys like Diontae Johnson, Jarvis Landry, & Darrell Henderson. So in this article @K_H_Ray, @ZTwiceFF, & @MattFFDynasty will give you the key guys you need to be targeting on your waiver wire this week, and a rough guide on what %age of your FAAB budget to spend on them.
(Rostership % via NFLFantasy)
Waiver Target Of The Week
Rondale Moore | WR | ARI (2.1% Rostership - 15% FAAB Recommendation) (@K_H_Ray)
In his second NFL outing, the former Boilermaker backed up the hype we've been hearing all preseason. What's exciting about Moore's performance isn't just his stellar numbers (7 rec on 8 targets, 114 yards, 1 TD), it's that he led the team in targets while playing fewer than 50% of offensive snaps! Sure, there are plenty of mouths to feed in Arizona. But Murray isn't afraid to throw his way, and he's showing he can make plays down the field. Expect the rookie to continue to impress as he gets even more involved in this high-powered offense. Moore's upside won't last long on the waiver wire.
Cordarrelle Patterson | RB/WR | ATL (0.2% Rostership - 10% FAAB Recommendation) (@MattFFDynasty)
We’ve waited 8 years but is Patterson finally starting to look like a first-round NFL pick? Well, not quite but Patterson has made an impressive start to his time in ATL, highlighted by his 2 TD performance in Week 2. His versatile skill set looks to be a great fit in this offense and with ATL needing to throw plenty to keep themselves in games, Patterson will be a hot pickup this week, especially in deeper leagues.
Sony Michel | RB | LAR (41.8% Rostership - 5% FAAB Recommendation) (@ZTwiceFF)
With Darrel Henderson going down with a rib injury in the 4th Quarter, Sony has a big opportunity to be the guy in the LA high-powered offense. I wouldn't break the bank on Sony since we don't know if Henderson will play yet and their next opponent are the Buccaneers. However, with the waivers likely being very thin at the RB position, Sony seems to be the best bet if you're desperate.
K.J Osborn | WR | MIN (0.3% Rostership - 5% FAAB Recommendation) (@K_H_Ray)
Also on our list last week, K.J. Osborn went out and had another great day in Week 2 leading his team in receiving yards - 5 of 6 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown. Perhaps defenses are giving Osborn a longer leash, focusing on Minnesota's other WR threats in Thielen and Jefferson, but he's making the most out of the opportunity. His volume may come down; the Vikings will want to establish the run and won't be in shootouts every week (although they're proving us wrong so far), but the NFL sophomore has established a solid role in this offense and is worth a roster stash. He's also cheap and rostered in only 0.3% of leagues!
Zach Pascal | WR | IND (0.6% Rostership - 3% FAAB Recommendation) (@MattFFDynasty)
This one is more for the deeper leagues but Pascal has put together a couple of solid performances so far this season, averaging a TD every 3 receptions (9/81/3)! I wouldn't be looking to break the bank to pick him up off waivers but in deeper leagues, he can offer depth while Hilton is on IR and Campbell is struggling with an abdominal injury over this past week.
Derek Carr | QB | LV (27.4% Rostership - 3% FAAB Recommendation) (@ZTwiceFF)
Through two weeks Derek Carr leads the NFL in passing yards with 817 yards. And he's done this not in easy matchups but against top defenses in Baltimore and Pittsburgh. He has been one of the more underrated QBs in the league and I am buying into the Raiders. With injuries to Carson Wentz, Tua Tagovailoa, and Tyrod Taylor - the QB streaming pool has been brought down significantly. I trust Carr to be a week-to-week starter in deeper and 2 QB leagues with the upside he's shown so far.
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