Well we are done with the first week of 2023 action, so time to finetune your roster with our Week 2 Waiver Wire pickups. This week was certainly one with injuries and drama. If you were caught by any of the injuries from this past week- this should help you navigate your way through.
Making the right moves on the waiver wire is how you can really win your league. Getting those upside depth pieces, and cutting the players that are going to struggle from your roster is going to help you going forwards
Rules for Selection & Order Priority
For a player to be considered to be added, they have to:
- Have an rostered % of 50% or under on ESPN
- Players below are listed by their roster %, not priority. Know your league settings. If there is a high-priority add, you’ll know.
Derek Carr (NO) 28.1% rostered
Starting his new era in New Orleans, Quarterback Derek Carr ended Week 1 with 305 passing yards and 1 touchdown. He will be a streamable option in deeper formats for bye weeks or potential injuries with a remarkable room of talented wide receivers.
Jordan Love (GB) 15.8% rostered
Jordan Love continues the Packers & Bears dominance as he shows that he is a capable starting quarterback in the NFL. Finishing with 245 yards and 3 touchdowns, Love’s ability to deliver is obvious. He could be a viable option in deeper formats, and a great high upside QB2 in superflex formats as well.
Sam Howell (WAS) 11.2% rostered
Finishing Week 1 with a strong outing against a solid Arizona defense. Dropping back for 31 passes and completing 19 of those for 202 yards. He added a touchdown through the air and added a touchdown on the ground as well. Howell shows strong running capabilities which could enhance his upside as we get into the season.
Mac Jones (NE) 4.9% rostered
Not a lot went right for Mac Jones in the opening of the game vs the Philadelphia Eagles. However, Jones was able to show his talents throwing for 316 yards and 3 touchdowns without 2 of his receiving options. Looking forward, Jones has a matchup with the Dolphins next which could turn into a potential shootout late in the game.
Others to Consider
- Brock Purdy (SF) 24.5% rostered
- Baker Mayfield (TB) 4.1% rostered
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