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Listen to both Russ Bliss and Smitty talk Week 2 fantasy football on Russ’ Weekly Red Zone fantasy football radio show on NBC Sports Radio 1060am.

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Week 2 Waiver Wire

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Note: Spencer Ware is not likely available in most all leagues, but check, as the guy had 70 rushing and a score on the ground and over 100 receiving yards through the air in Week 1. He was also a breakout of ours this year, another reason he shouldn’t be available in your league. Ok, so here are the Week 2 Players to consider adding entering Week 2.

Week 2 Waiver Wire

  • Willie Snead – A strong WR3/4 player in fantasy moving forward; he pulled in 9-of-9 targets for 173 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Raiders.
  • Mohamed Sanu – A strong WR3/4 player in fantasy moving forward; he pulled in 5-of-8 targets for 80 yards and a touchdown in Week 1.
  • Theo Riddick – Riddick rushed seven times for 45 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, and he also caught 5-of-5 targets for 63 yards and another touchdown. He has RB2 appeal in all PPR formats.
  • Chris Hogan – Not likely available in many leagues, it’s worth checking! He is the No. 2 in NE, and that means something, especially when Brady comes back from his suspension. In Week 1, Hogan grabbed 60 yards and a touchdown.
  • Carson Wentz – The Eagles QB has a bright future and makes for a solid add even in redraft.
  • Eli Rogers – The NO. 2 in PIT this year could spell a good WR3/4 season in fantasy!
  • Travis Benjamin – Keenan Allen is now out (ACL), so this guy is the team’s new No. 1 WR, and that makes him a solid WR3/4 moving forward.
  • Will Fuller – He caught 5 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 and should be owned as a WR3/4 moving forward.
  • Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 264 passing yards and one touchdown in Week 1 at Arizona. Until Brady returns, he is a solid backup passer in deep leagues.

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  • Shane Vereen
  • Josh McCown
  • Quincy Enunwa
  • Anquan Boldin
  • Alfred Morris
  • Mike Wallace
  • Cole Beasley
  • Tyrell Williams

Injuries and News Heading Into Week 2

Todd Gurley (knee) is not expected to play in Week 2 against the Redskins. This is a great sign that the stud runner is close to getting on the field. He could be slow-starting, know that, but by mid-season, we might just start seeing a top 5-10 fantasy running back. As for Week 2, Tre Mason is expected to be back in Week 2 as the lead rusher.

C.J. Anderson (toe, ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Chiefs. This is a Thursday night game, so stay close to your smart alerts! Ronnie Hillman would be a high-end RB2 if starting in this one. If Anderson is good to go, he has super high-end RB2-type value, but long-term value is questionable if you ask us. Our advice is to sell-high if CJ has a big Week 2. He isn’t a lock to bust, but trading into a safer option is advised.

Arian Foster (groin) didn’t practice on Wednesday. He won’t play this week, but despite the most recent news that suggests that Foster could now return in Week 5 vs. sooner, well, that news can change fast in either direction, as much of all news on this topic is speculation. Stay tuned.

Julio Jones (hamstring) is good to go for Week 2!

Justin Forsett (shoulder) was limited in practice on Wednesday. Stay close to your Smart Alerts, but until we hear about something significant, like a setback, we aren’t worried. For now.

Delanie Walker has a sprained ligament in his wrist and is questionable at best. Stay tuned to Smart Alerts.

Andre Ellington (knee) is not expected to play in Week 2. They won’t rush him back with Chris Johnson ready to rumble. CJ2K is a solid flex play right now and should be owned in all leagues.

Derek Carr (hand) is expected to start Week 2 against the Ravens.

Mike Evans (hamstring) was limited in practice on Wednesday. Many see him playing, but stay close to Smart Alerts.

C.J. Spiller (knee) practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday. For now, his availability to play in Week 2 is looking good. Stay tuned to Smart Alerts.

Ryan Mallett is expected to start at quarterback in Week 2.