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Fantasy Football: Week 2 waiver wire options

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Week 1 is in the books, and you're most likely in one of two boats. Either your team performed well and you're going to run back the same lineup or you struggled and you're already considering a blockbuster trade. 

No matter which side you fall on however, you can't neglect the waiver wire. It's where bad teams become contenders and where good teams become juggernauts. 

After an exciting first week of action, here's a look at a few players fantasy owners should add to their roster. 

Nyheim Hines: RB, Indianapolis Colts

With Marlon Mack out for the year with a torn Achilles, Hines and rookie Jonathan Taylor are in line for an increased workload playing next to Phillip Rivers. Taylor was likely already drafted in your leagues, so grabbing Hines could work for you as a solid flex option. 

In Week 1, Hines caught eight passes for 45 yards and a touchdown and then ran it seven times for 28 yards and a touchdown. Rivers typically likes to use receiving backs in the passing game, so Hines could be a solid pickup for Week 2. 

Logan Thomas: TE, Washington Football Team

One of the major questions for the Washington offense was who the second option would be for Dwayne Haskins behind receiver Terry McLaurin. After one game, Thomas looks like he has a good shot at becoming that guy. 

Against the Eagles, he had four receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown, and for a player new to the position, good performances always bode well for confidence moving forward. As defenses pay more attention to McLaurin and Haskins grows comfortable within the offense, Thomas could be in for a big season. 

 

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Gardner Minshew: QB, Jacksonville Jaguars

Who said the Jaguars were tanking? Minshew was spotless in his 2020 season debut as the starter, completing 19 of his 20 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-20 win over the Colts. 

Minshew isn't going to just lie down, lose a bunch of games and hope his team drafts his replacement. He's here to play and win, and with a favorable schedule over the next few weeks, he could solve a potential quarterback problem your lineup has in the short term. 

Washington Defense

The Eagles may have been down three starters on the offensive line in Week 1, but the Washington pass rush proved it was for real Sunday, sacking Carson Wentz eight times and picking him off twice to secure a 27-17 win. 

The constant pressure the defensive line can impose on opposing offenses makes them a high-upside fantasy unit. Sacks and turnovers are the name of the game with fantasy defenses, and Washington has a chance to get a whole lot of both this season.