Fantasy Football: Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups: Jeff Wilson Jr. and more

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Jeff Wilson, San Francisco 49ers - Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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Fantasy Football waiver wire, Week 2: Quarterbacks & Tight Ends

1. Matt Ryan, Colts (QB)

Although the Colts are a run-first team, Matt Ryan attempted 50 passes in his first game as a Colt. He completed 32 of these 50 passes for 352 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

Available in nearly 75% of fantasy leagues, the Colts have found themselves yet another veteran bridge quarterback until they find their future quarterback. The team is hoping he can keep their playoff aspirations afloat with top-half of the league play, and for that reason, he is worth stashing on your bench. He may just keep your fantasy aspirations afloat.

2. Marcus Mariota, Falcons (QB)

He may not always be able to help the Falcons win, but he may be able to help your fantasy team win. The dual-threat quarterback completed 20 of 33 passes for 215 yards while also rushing 12 times for 72 yards, one touchdown, and one fumble in his Week 1 loss against the New Orleans Saints.

Available in nearly 97% of fantasy leagues, Atlanta has several playmakers for Mariota to feed. Even when facing tough defenses, his rushing upside provides a high floor. He’s worth a flyer with injuries and/or bye weeks approaching week 6.

If he’s still available, add Cooper Rush, Cowboys (QB)

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Week 2: Tight Ends

3. Albert Okwuegbunam, Broncos (TE)

The offseason darling had his hype dwindle down closer to the regular season. However, in his first game with Russell Wilson, Albert “O” received 6 targets and hauled in 5 of them for 33 yards.

Only rostered in nearly 25% of fantasy leagues, expect his depth of targets to increase as the Broncos’ chemistry continues to improve. With it being harder and harder to find tight ends in fantasy, Albert “O” is worth a flyer.

4. Taysom Hill, Saints (TE) 

The fantasy football “tight end” took snaps at tight end, wide receiver, quarterback, and running back. He finished as a top 5 fantasy tight end in all formats with 4 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown and 1 reception for 2 yards.

Only rostered in 6% of fantasy leagues, the Saints still intend to use Hill as a gadget player and offensive weapon. As long as he is still playable in the tight end slot, he is worth adding and stashing on your bench. He could end up being a game-changer for your team later in the season.