Week 2 is in the books, and while there are no Elijah Mitchell-type additions this week, there are a handful of intriguing players that have performed well enough to warrant a spot on rosters.
Two notes before we get started, the season totals are based on PPR settings, and our bid amount is based on a $100 FAAB budget. Now let’s take a look at the players you should be considering on the waiver wire this week.
WR K.J. Osborn – Minnesota Vikings
Season totals 30.7 points
15 targets, 12 receptions, 167 yards receiving, 1 touchdown
With the loss of Irv Smith, Tyler Conklin and the newly acquired Chris Herndon were expected to fill the gap. Instead it has been K.J. Osborn who has taken advantage of the available targets. Osborn will continue to fly under the radar against opposing defenses. He benefits from having two great wide receivers in Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen ahead of him, as well as having Dalvin Cook at running back to draw the defenses attention.
WR Hunter Renfrow – Las Vegas Raiders
Season totals 23.9 points
16 targets, 11 receptions, 127 yards receiving, 0 touchdowns
Renfrow has emerged as the most reliable wide receiver for Las Vegas. The second option behind Waller in the passing game, Renfrow has shown himself to be a safety valve for Derek Carr. As the offense continues to gel Renfrow could see his stock rise higher.
RB Cordarrelle Patterson – Atlanta Falcons
Season totals 32.6 points
14 rushes, 65 yards rushing, 8 targets, 7 receptions, 71 yards receiving, 2 touchdowns
Patterson followed up a solid week one performance with a spectacular showing in week two. Despite finding little running room he was able to run in a 10 yard touchdown. He also was able to make an amazing one handed catch for a touchdown from seven yards out. His usage inside of the red zone and double digit touches shows he has carved a role in the Atlanta offense.
WR Tim Patrick – Denver Broncos
Season totals 26.6 points
8 targets, 7 receptions, 76 yards receiving, 2 touchdowns
Patrick has been very effective with the targets he has got so far this season. With Jerry Jeudy out for the next three to five weeks Patrick should continue to be on the field frequently. Starting alongside Courtland Sutton, Patrick has shown to be a favorite of Teddy Bridgewater in the red zone. With his 6’4” frame Patrick will continue to be a force near the end zone and add to his two touchdowns in the red zone.
WR Braxton Berrios – New York Jets
Season totals 24.4 points
18 targets, 12 receptions, 124 yards receiving, 0 touchdowns
Braxton has stepped into the slot role and excelled. Establishing himself as a go to option for Zach Wilson. Berrios could lose his role with the return of Jamison Crowder but should still be involved in the offense, albeit in a reduced capacity.
WR Adam Humphries – Washington Football Team
Season totals 14.4 points
10 targets, 9 receptions, 53 yards receiving, 0 touchdowns
Humphries has a big showing in week two. The connection he has with Taylor Heinicke should lead to more opportunities moving forward. The uncertainty surrounding Curtis Samuel’s return should mean Humphries operates as the number two wide receiver after Terry McLaurin for at least the next few weeks.
TE Jack Doyle – Indianapolis Colts
Season totals 18.5 points
12 targets, 8 receptions, 85 yards receiving, 0 touchdowns
Doyle has stepped back into the top tight end role for the Colts. Carson Wentz has targeted tight ends heavily throughout his career. As the familiarity continues to grow between the two, Doyle should become a solid option at tight end.
RB Trenton Cannon – San Francisco 49ers
Season totals 0.4 points
3 rushes, 4 yards rushing, 0 targets, 0 receptions, 0 receiving yards, 0 touchdowns
With almost nothing to show on the season, how can Cannon be this list? By virtue of being the only healthy back on San Francisco’s roster. Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) may be able to play but will not be 100 percent. Trey Sermon will also possibly be able to play but needs to clear the concussion protocol first.
WR Quez Watkins – Philadelphia Eagles
Season totals 22.0 points
5 targets, 5 receptions, 140 yards receiving, 0 touchdowns
Watkins has taken the handful of opportunities given to him and produced each time. A 91 yard reception in week 2 accounts for a majority of his yards but that should not turn people off from him. There is very little wide receiver depth in Philly and only Devonta Smith is locked into his role. Quez should see increased opportunities going forward as he has shown he is capable of making plays when targeted.
TE Dawson Knox – Buffalo Bills
Season totals 17.8 points
7 targets, 6 receptions, 58 yards receiving, 1 touchdown
Knox has proven to be a consistent option at tight end in the high powered Buffalo offense. His ceiling is not as high as others but he will be involved in the offense weekly. When looking for a bye week filler or to fill a need at a thin position Knox fits that role.
TE Maxx Williams – Arizona Cardinals
Season totals 16.4 points
8 targets, 7 receptions, 94 yards receiving, 0 touchdowns
Maxx exploded in week two for 16.4 points on 7 receptions and 94 yards receiving. Which means he had 0 yards receiving and 0 catches week one. While that is certainly a negative his playing on 80 percent of snaps in week one is a good sign. Playing in the high powered Arizona offense the ceiling for Williams is high. His performance this week shows he is capable of making plays. Snap up Williams on the cheap and see if he continues to be utilized in week 3.
RB Demetric Felton – Cleveland Browns
Season totals 12.6 points
0 rushes, 0 yards rushing, 2 targets, 2 receptions, 1 touchdown
Having played wide receiver and running back in college Felton was able to step into a receiving role after Landry went down. With the possibility of Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry being out Felton could find more opportunities in the future. Despite only being targeted two times Felton was able to demonstrate his explosiveness and big play potential with a 33 yard touchdown catch on his first NFL reception
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