There are a ton of possible top waiver wire pickups in fantasy football heading into Week 2. Whether you have a low waiver priority or don't want to spend a ton of your free agent budget this week, you may find yourself looking for a less heralded option.
These three sleepers make for great waiver wire targets heading into Week 2.
Sleeper Waiver Wire Pickups
1. Allen Lazard, WR, Green Bay Packers
Usually a 63-yard, 1-TD performance would have people really excited about a fantasy wideout. Allen Lazard did that on just 4 targets in Week 1 though, and that low volume has turned some fantasy managers off. An even deeper look leaves real room for optimism, however. He appears to be the clear No. 2 WR in Green Bay, having played just 2 fewer snaps (68) than Davante Adams (70). No. 3 wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling played just 42. This Packers offense looked incredible in Week 1, and that gives Lazard a ton of upside if he can solidify himself as Aaron Rodgers' No. 2 option in the passing game.
2. Josh Adams, New York Jets
As the New York Jets' No. 2 RB, Frank Gore is the safe bet to handle lead back duties with Le'Veon Bell on the shelf. Don't sleep on Josh Adams, though. After Bell's final drive in Week 1, Gore saw 5 carries while Adams handled 2 carries plus 2 targets. The 23-year-old is more of an unknown quantity than the veteran Gore, and that probably works in his favor. Gore's ceiling is known, and relatively unexciting. Adams still has the potential to carve out a bigger workload for himself in Bell's absence.
3. Steven Sims, WR, Washington Football Team
It looks like Steven Sims is going to be almost an every-down player in the Washington Football Team offense. He was on the field for 83 percent of the team's offensive snaps (compared to 93 percent for No. 1 WR Terry McLaurin and 51 percent for No. 3 WR Dontrelle Inman) in Week 1. Sims only notched 3 targets in the win, but we saw last year that he has a legitimate rapport with Dwayne Haskins, as he averaged 9.0 targets per game over the final four weeks of the 2019 season. An explosive playmaker that also returns punts, Washington may also work to manufacture touches for him. He had 9 rush attempts last year, and his 5.3-yard average depth of target (aDOT) in Week 1 showcases how they're trying to get the ball in his hands on short routes, allowing him to make plays. In Week 1, 34 of his 50 receiving yards came after the catch.
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