Week 2 of the NFL season was a lot more exciting for Fantasy Football managers than Week 1 was. After so many games went under their totals in the season openers, the offenses got on track in the second games. The script was flipped as almost all of the games went over their totals.
That has led to new players being put on the radar of Fantasy Football managers who are going to be working the waiver wire this week for adds. The most popular player that every person is going to be looking to add is Jerome Ford of the Cleveland Browns.
Nick Chubb suffered a gruesome knee injury on Monday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers that will assuredly end his season. Ford became the primary back in his place, receiving 16 carries for 106 yards while adding three receptions for 25 yards and a score.
Record-setting FAAB numbers could be used on Ford, who is stepping into a Golden Goose of Fantasy Football situations. The only hesitancy to blowing your entire budget is the Browns are going to add someone; if it is Kareem Hunt, who knows this offense after playing in Cleveland for four seasons, he will step into the lineup right away.
Another player to look to add to your roster is Zack Moss of the Indianapolis Colts. He stepped right into a lead-back role, playing all but one snap for Indianapolis. The only thing stopping the Moss train right now is Jonathan Taylor’s potential return in Week 5 from the PUP List. But, there is no guarantee he remains in Indianapolis, making Moss a worthwhile add.
If you are looking for wide receiver help, your Fantasy Football team could find help from an unlikely source. Houston Texans rookie Tank Dell is another player you should be looking to add this week.
Dell stepped into the lineup as an every down player with Noah Brown landing on injured reserve. He turned that into seven receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown.
Game script, based on the Texans’ projections, will be in Dell’s favor as they will be throwing a lot at the end of games. Dell looks firmly ahead of Nico Collins on the depth chart, which is good news for his long-term outlook.
If you are in need of quarterback help, Jordan Love of the Green Bay Packers is your guy. He is tied for the league lead with six touchdowns and has yet to turn the ball over this season as the Packers are putting him in a position to succeed.
Love isn’t in the top 20 of passing yards, but more productive days are on the horizon. He has yet to play with his full complement of weapons as Christian Watson has missed the first two games with a hamstring injury. A hamstring injury has limited wide receiver Romeo Doubs and kept running back Aaron Jones sidelined in Week 2.
The tight end position has been a disaster thus far in Fantasy Football. But, if you can still add Chigoziem Okonkwo to your roster, you should run, not walk, to the waiver wire to pick him up. His usage rates are all up from last season as he is on the field for a ton of plays.
Eventually, that will lead to targets and production on the stat sheet. He caught four passes for 35 yards in Week 2 after not catching a pass in Week 1. None of his targets in Week 1 were considered catchable, as there is real boom potential here for Fantast Football managers with the second-year Tennessee Titans tight end.