Fantasy Football Week 2: Waiver Wire

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Wide Receiver

Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (31%) – If your league doesn’t count return TDs (one of mine doesn’t for some reason) then don’t bother with Lockett, it’s too frustrating seeing your player score and then realizing it was on a return you don’t get points for. Lockett has potential as a receiver as well and was involved in the passing game (4 catches, 34 yards), but Russell Wilson has always spread the ball around and I’m not sure the Seahawks throw enough for Lockett to have fantasy value as just a receiver.

DeVante Parker, Dolphins (38%) – If you can be patient, Parker could be a starting caliber fantasy receiver in the 2nd half of the season. He has the size and speed to be a legit #1 WR and dangerous deep threat. The Dolphins depth chart at receiver is crowded, but Parker has a unique skill set and could see a lot of targets once healthy.

Percy Harvin, Bills (41%) – I’m not fully on board after being let down by Harvin in the past, but he looked pretty good in week 1 (5/71/1). If Bills QB Tyrod Taylor can continue to play well and Harvin can stay healthy / out of trouble, he have Flex value the rest of the season.

Brandon Coleman, Saints (27%) – Was more involved with the Saints offense than expected with seven targets (4/41/1). Coleman has excellent size (6’6 | 225) and could be a red zone weapon for the Saints. Veteran Marques Colston looks like he’s on his last legs, so Coleman could end up as the Saints WR2 by the end of the season.

Cole Beasley, Cowboys (8%) – The injury to Dez Bryant opens things up for Beasley to play a bigger part in the offense. At just 5’8 | 180 pounds he probably won’t be finding the end zone often, but could be a solid flex play in PPR leagues.

Tight End

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TE Eric Ebron, Lions (8%) – Tied for the team lead in receptions with 4, led the Lions with 53 receiving yards and caught a TD. Ebron was a top-10 pick in last year’s draft and has the talent to be a fantasy asset if the Lions continue to involve him in the offense.

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