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Fantasy Football: Week 2 Waiver Wire Watch
Total Pro Sports – In order to be successful in your fantasy league, you will need to be on top of your waiver wire. Knowing which players are available, and of those, which have value is an important part of building a winning team as the season goes on.
It can be difficult to identify such players, and that is why we here at TPS are going to help you out. Each Tuesday for the remainder of the season, we will give you some players to look out for that may be on your waiver wire. These players are the ones we assume no one has taken in most leagues, but beware. There may be better players available that we have not listed because we just assume that someone should already have taken them. If one of those guys is a free agent in your league, PICK HIM UP!
Here is a look at some guys you may want to take a look at in you league:
Joe Flacco, BAL, QB: Many decided to stay away from the Ravens’ quarterback this year because of fear in the teams passing attack, but Flacco silenced his critics and came out firing. He has now proven himself to be at least a viable fantasy backup with the potential to move into a starting role on some teams. He wont always get to face the Chiefs, but he does get to see the Bengals and Browns twice each, which is reason enough to give him a shot.
Carnell Williams, TB, RB: The Tampa Bay backfield was feared by many because of its three-person committee, but Cadillac has seemingly taken the lead role from Derrick Ward and Earnest Graham and proved he could shoulder that load in his week one game against the Cowboys. Even with the Bucs playing from behind for most of the game, Williams still accumulated 97 rushing yards and one touchdown. If you are in desperate need of some running back depth, Cadillac is you man.
Mike Bell, NO, RB: Playing in place of the injured Pierre Thomas, Mike Bell ran all over the Detroit Lions for a total of 143 yards. Unfortunately, Drew Brees hogged all the touchdowns, but as long as Thomas remains on the sidelines with a knee injury, you can expect Bell to put up some good points running in the potent Saints’ offense.
Devery Henderson, NO, WR: Many likely stayed away from Henderson because of his tendency to either put up huge numbers or no numbers at all. Well in week one he started off with one of those big performances and has given us reason to believe that he may be able to do so on a more regular basis. He caught a team high five passes for 103 yards and a touchdown, and although more than half his yards came on the one TD catch, the big play is something you should always expect from Henderson.
Austin Collie and Pierre Garcon, IND, WRs: We are not sure which of these two will emerge as the number two wide receiver in the Indianapolis offense, but with Anthony Gonzalez out, you can expect the value of both players to rise. Keep an eye out to see which is given the starting job along side Reggie Wayne. After all, when Peyton Manning is throwing the ball, you can expect to see the fantasy points roll in.