It's Wednesday. You may have missed out on some of the hottest waiver wire adds for Week 2 of your fantasy season. Perhaps you didn't want to lose your waiver priority. Or perhaps you simply forgot to attack the waiver wire for the first time of the season. Either way, there are a few players out there with very small ownership, and grabbing one now could help your season sooner rather than later.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Ahmad Bradshaw saw a 10 percent boost in ownership on Wednesday, but he's still owned in only 35 percent of Yahoo! leagues. Bradshaw ended Week 1 with just three carries for 15 yards, but caught five passes for 70 yards on Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Those numbers aren't overwhelming, but Bradshaw showed more promise than Trent Richardson's six carries for 20 yards and three catches for 31 yards. Bradshaw is one of the better running backs available that can be plugged in nearly every week if needed, especially in PPR leagues.
Malcom Floyd, WR, San Diego Chargers
Floyd finished Monday night's game with four catches for 50 yards and a touchdown. There isn't tremendous upside with the 33-year old receiver, but Rivers seems to trust Floyd more than his other receivers. Keenan Allen may be the future in San Diego, but Floyd should see a steady workload as long as he's on the field. I'm not suggesting Floyd will boost your fantasy team, but you could do worse for a weekly plug-and-play option. Floyd is owned in just 19 percent of Yahoo! leagues.
Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Ray Rice is out of the league. Bernard Pierce has been underwhelming, and journeyman Justin Forsett isn't going to handle a 16-game workload. Forsett may be the hottest commodity on your waiver wire, but Taliaferro is a sneaky pickup if you have the space for him. Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has been behind some memorable breakout seasons for young running backs in his zone blocking scheme (something Taliaferro is familiar with in his college days). Arian Foster and Steve Slaton excelled in Kubiak's system. Of course, Pierce or Forsett could thrive in his system, but Taliaferro is owned in just two percent of leagues. He's a low-risk pickup that could pay off sooner rather than later.
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
Gresham has never been a fantasy stud. I don't believe that the loss of Tyler Eifert will escalate him into top-10 fantasy territory, but, he has plenty of chance for some volume over the next few weeks with both Eifert and Jones out. If you're a Jordan Reed owner trying to plug a hole on your roster, for instance, Gresham is a quality streamer that's only owned in three percent of leagues.
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