Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 2

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Now that we’ve moved into the regular season, the best way to improve your championship odds is to remain proactive on your league’s fantasy football waiver wire. Here are some low-rostered players to target ahead of Week 2, with how [...]
Now that we've moved into the regular season, the best way to improve your championship odds is to remain proactive on your league's fantasy football waiver wire.Here are some low-rostered players to target ahead of Week 2, with how much of your remaining FAAB budget you should use.FAAB denotes Free Agent BudgetElijah Mitchell (RB) San Francisco 49ers (15% FAAB) - After Trey Sermon was a surprising healthy scratch, Raheem Mostert exited the game after two carries and Elijah Mitchell logged a 64% snap rate and turned 19 carries into 104 rushing yards and a score. The reason I'm not suggesting you go crazy and use all of your FAAB on Mitchell: Kyle Shanahan. San Francisco's head coach could easily give Sermon the start next week, or go with JaMycal Hasty.. So while Mitchell is obviously a priority target, don't blow all of your budget on such an unpredictable backfield.Mark Ingram (RB) Houston Texans - (10% FAAB) - It was rumored that Ingram was Houston's RB1 for some time and that's exactly what we saw play out. Ingram started and received 26 carries- a dozen more than David Johnson and Phillip Lindsay combined. In all, Ingram ran for 85 yards and a score and should continue to start, but unless he turns back the clock and can improve his paltry 3.3 yards per carry figure from Sunday, Ingram isn't going to be a consistent fantasy option for a Houston team that is likely to be trailing in most games.Christian Kirk (WR) Arizona Cardinals (10% FAAB)- The Cardinals rotated Christian Kirk and Rondale Moore in but it seems like only a matter of time before both surpass A.J. Green in the pecking order. Green didn't look much better than he did last season, while Kirk posted the No. 3 WR grade from Pro Football Focus, snagging all five of his targets for 70 yards and a pair of scores. Kliff Kingsbury won't always go with so many four-wide sets, but Kirk made the case for replacing Green opposite DeAndre Hopkins.Sterling Shepard (WR) New York Giants (9% FAAB) - Shepard played the most snaps (58) of any New York wideout and led the club in all receiving categories. While he will be hampered by QB Daniel Jones's erratic play, Shepard is locked into a WR2 role and has weekly WR3/4 value, making him worth a decent FAAB bid.Zach Pascal (WR) Indianapolis Colts (9% FAAB) - Pascal started in the slot and saw extensive action in Indy's opening-week loss. Overall, Pascal was in on 69-of-76 snaps (91%) and looks like a lock to remain the club's slot receiver. After hauling in 4-of-5 targets for 43 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Pascal is worth a respectable FAAB bid.Tim Patrick (WR) Denver Broncos (8% FAAB) - Jerry Jeudy (ankle) could miss a significant amount of time....

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