First off, I would like to apologize that this article is coming a bit late.
But anyway, you know the drill. Let’s get to it, starting with the waiver wire pick-ups.
Week 2 Waiver Wire Pick-ups
QB Pick of the Week
Ryan Fitzpatrick- The Bills had a very surprising game the first week. Fitzpatrick had some nice connections with his receivers, and expect that to continue against Oakland.
RB Pick of the Week
Willis McGahee- Even if Knoshon Moreno doesn’t play, he will definitely be limited. McGahee will likely get the majority of the carries this week, and could be a nice short term option.
WR Pick of the Week
Devery Henderson- This one is a bit risky, but there’s certainly potential. With Marques Colston and possibly Lance Moore out, Henderson could be receiving tons of balls thrown his way. If you need someone, give him a shot.
TE Pick of the Week
Dustin Keller- Keller was a fantastic TE option 2 seasons ago. This year, he was projected as a mediocre TE, but if Mark Sanchez is playing well, Keller is playing well. Against the Jaguars, Sanchez will probably play well.
Cam Newton- Yes, I know you were so excited when you picked him up off waivers after that monster game. But, Newton will not have a good game against Green Bay. Sorry.
Matt Ryan- Ryan didn’t have a very good game against the Bears, and don’t expect that to change against the Eagles. If you absolutely must, give him a shot because he’s been decent against the Eagles in the past, however if you have another option, perhaps Fitzpatrick, start them instead.
Marshawn Lynch- There is no way that the Steelers let another running back exploit them a second straight week. Maybe if it were Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson, but definitely not Marshawn Lynch. Stay away.
Felix Jones- Jones is one of the biggest sleepers of the year, but with the 76ers amped up run defence, don’t expect too much from the Dallas running back.
Chad Ochocinco- Yep, he’s here again. Considering the amount that Brady threw for, and the limited amount of yards Ochocinco achieved, don’t expect much to change this week.
Julio Jones- This is going to be a tough match-up for him, and only start him if you absolutely must.
Chris Cooley- It seems like the days of Cooley being a must start fantasy TE are over.
Ben Roethlisberger- While Big Ben struggled in week one, this week against the Seahawks will be different.
Joe Flacco- Flacco had a very nice week 1 game, and he should have no problem shredding the Titans defense.
Cedric Benson- After a quick jail sentence, Benson is back to being the Bengals work horse, a role where he is a must start option.
LaDanian Tomlinson- If Shonne Green can’t produce again, LT might get enough carries soon enough to be worth mentioning in fantasy again.
Robert Meachem- With Meachem likely playing as the first option for Drew Brees, he will definitely exceed your usual expectations for him.
Plaxico Burress- If Santonio Holmes can’t go, or is limited, expect Burres to have a very nice game.
Aaron Hernandez- Tom Brady has clearly favoured Hernandez as a receiver, and that’s always a good thing for fantasy owners.
That’s it for this week! If you have any questions, need some fantasy advice, or want something to be added, feel free to send me a tweet on twitter @Thesachman or by email.