Chances are if you’re reading this, you got unlucky with an injury in your first matchup or your expectations for a certain player’s role on their new team didn’t go as planned. We saw plenty of injuries plague the league already, with San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert out for at least eight weeks, Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy out at least six weeks and even Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick out with a hip injury without a clear timetable. This is why you will need to work the fantasy football waiver wire to grab high-upside players to help fill these empty spots.
It’s only been one week into the season, so you can still stash those late-round flyers that you think have a chance to boom. But if you need an immediate upgrade, here are some Week 2 fantasy football waiver wire pickups that could help move your team in the right direction.
Players must be owned in less than 60 percent of ESPN leagues to be included in the Week 2 fantasy football waiver wire pickups column. All ownerships for waiver wire players will be provided and will reflect that of Monday evening.