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NFL Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: 4 adds and 3 drops following Week 2

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Vincent Jackson is fading into the fantasy abyss, and more in the Week 2 waiver wire adds and drops.

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Now that we're two weeks through the NFL season, we're starting to see a more clear picture of who is legit and who needs to sit.

Injuries are also starting to become more of a factor with names like Doug Martin going down while guys like Dennis Pitta make their return. Here is a look at this week's NFL fantasy football waiver wire adds and drops following Week 2 in the NFL.


Dennis Pitta

Even if you dislike the Ravens, you have to admire the perseverance and heart of Dennis Pitta. Hip injuries nearly ended his career, which was a very promising one before 2013. Since then, we only saw Pitta on the field for seven games from 2013-14 plus missing all of 2015.

Pitta proved healthy in Week 1, and he looked like his old self in Week 2, catching nine of 12 targets for 102 yards. It's clear Joe Flacco likes throwing to him again after that was the go-to hookup in this offense before Pitta's hip issues. Pitta looks like a TE2 at least going forward and should be a TE1 in certain matchups. Being able to snag that off the waiver wire is hard, so get him while he's still out there.

Charles Sims

The Buccaneers reminded everyone in Week 2 that they're still a rebuilding team that's going to be playing from behind a lot. That alone makes Charles Sims a viable option in their offense, given he is superior to Doug Martin as a pass-catching back.

However, Martin suffered a hamstring injury during the team's blowout loss at Arizona, which could sideline him for an unknown amount of time. As long as he's out, Sims is at least an RB3 in fantasy leagues, so make sure to scoop him up off the waiver wire if he's still available.

Cole Beasley

With all of Dallas' weapons on offense, it's Cole Beasley who's emerged as a favorite target of Dak Prescott. Beasley followed up a solid eight-reception, 65-yard Week 1 (off 12 targets), with five receptions for 75 yards on six targets, and right now he’s the Cowboys No. 2 receiver.

Beasley does a lot of his damage on check-downs and short routes across the middle, but he's proven to a big-play guy too with a 28-yard gain in the 27-23 win at Washington. Add him in PPR leagues.

Mike Wallace

The resurgence of Mike Wallace and the Ravens offense has been one of the AFC's biggest story-lines through two weeks. Wallace was left for dead in fantasy football this offseason as the 30-year-old came off a 473-yard, two-touchdown season in Minnesota, but he's found new life in Baltimore.

Through two games, Wallace has hauled in three touchdowns on seven grabs for 132 yards (12 targets). That included his two-score effort in a 25-20 win at Cleveland in Week 2. He's become a legitimate WR3 again, and could rise up to WR2 status if he remains this involved in the Ravens' offense going forward.


Pierre Garcon

Washington's offense is a mess, and Pierre Garcon has done little to help it get back on track. Garcon has been targeted 13 times in two games, but has just eight catches for 76 yards and no scores.

The 30-year-old is already getting phased out of this offense with Josh Doctson now taking his snaps. Get rid of Garcon before he becomes completely irrelevant in this offense.

Jimmy Garoppolo

It looks like we’ve seen the last of Jimmy Garoppolo as the Patriots’ starting quarterback this year. After a masterful first half vs the Dolphins, Garoppolo suffered a sprained AC joint that is expected to sideline him for at least two games.

That means when Garoppolo returns, Tom Brady will have returned to take back his starting job. Garoppolo was playing like a QB1 through his first two games, but it looks like his fantasy relevance in 2016 just ended.

Vincent Jackson

The time of Vincent Jackson as a fantasy stud is long over. Once a WR1 who could carry your team, Jackson is now in the twilight of his career in the midst of his 33-year-old season (turning 34 in January). Through two games, Jackson has been targeted 16 times, but has only mustered up six grabs for 62 yards and no scores.

Adam Humphries looks like a better No. 2 option next to Mike Evans in this offense. It always stinks watching a player fade into oblivion, but it's clear Jackson’s days as a relevant fantasy receiver are over.

Farewell, old friend.