In just a few hours, the second week of the NFL season will be in the books. Your fantasy football team might be struggling with some big name players continuing to struggle. You might have drafted Chris Johnson while you are watching C.J. Spiller tear up the league. You might have drafted Darren McFadden while seeing Reggie Bush put up strong numbers in the first two games. You might be an owner of TE Aaron Hernandez and need to find a replacement. It’s time to hit the waiver wire to boost your roster. I’ve found that a lot of leagues I’ve won have come from players I added in weeks three through five.Here are some players you might want to look at that should be on the waiver wire for you this week.
St. Louis Rams RB Darryl Richardson- Richardson came in to spell an injured Steven Jackson. He collected 103 total yards. Head coach Jeff Fisher said in his presser this afternoon that Jackson could have returned to the game but Richardson was running effectively so he went with him. If you own Jackson, you might want to stow him away on your bench.
New York Giants RB Andre Brown- RB Ahmad Brown left Sunday’s game with a neck injury and did not return. The Giants really didn’t need him with Brown posting 90 total yards and a score. This year’s first round draft pick David Wilson has been a disappointment so far this year. No word yet on whether or not Bradshaw can play this week, but keep in mind that the Giants play on a short week, taking on the Panthers Thursday night.
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure- Leshoure will play this week after being suspended for the first two games of the season. He will get some carries, but the Lions are continuing to look for running back help by bringing in Ryan Grant and Steve Slaton this week for a look.
St Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola- He might not be on your waiver wire, but if you play in a PPR league, you might want to snatch him up this week. Amendola was targeted 16 times, recording 15 receptions for 160 yards and one score. I wouldn’t expect that production each week, but he’s becoming a very productive receiver.
Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline- Someone has to catch the ball for the Dolphins and it appears Hartline is going to be that guy this season. Targeted 12 times, Hartline logged nine receptions for 111 yards.
Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell- LaFell was one of my sleeper picks this season. LaFell had six catches for 90 yards and was targeted nine times. Veteran number one receiver Steve Smith missed some time on the sidelines with a knee issue. I think LaFell’s production will increase as the season goes along.
You might have just found out this afternoon that your team could be without the services of Aaron Hernandez for the next several weeks. There could be a few options for you on the waiver wire. Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek MAY have slid through your draft and finds himself fourth in the NFL in receiving yards. Giants TE Martellus Bennett has two scores and 111 yards in two games so far. Texans TE Owen Daniels has had 17 targets in two games in an offense which features a lot of looks at the tight end. Bills TE Scott Chandler has two scores in this young season.
Don’t get suckered into Dante Rosario’s three score performance on Sunday against the Titans. Antonio Gates did not play and he is the focal point in the Chargers passing game.