Week 2 Waiver Watch: Edwards, Sanchez, Chandler

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Each week, I'll take a look around the league at some players that can help you immediately. Most of these guys won't be long-term solutions, but they can certainly help replace an injured player or a guy on a bye week.

Some however, like Victor Cruz last season, will come out of nowhere and by the end of the season, they will have you wondering how they were available in the first place.

So far, Kevin Ogletree of the Cowboys is making a case to be that guy, but I'm not sold yet. I'm waiting to see if he can back up his prolific Week 1 performance with another solid game this week. I'm just hoping it's not too late.

Here's a look at a few players that could really be difference makers in Week 2:

Braylon Edwards (SEA, WR) - Edwards was targeted nine times in Week 1, tied with Sidney Rice for the team high. Sure, he didn't have a lot of points, but he could have helped himself there by catching a sure touchdown in the game's waning moments. If he continues to see that number or targets, or anything close to it, Edwards deserves a spot on most rosters. Golden Tate could steal some when he returns from his knee injury, but until then, Edwards' size in the red zone makes him a viable option.

Mark Sanchez (NYJ, QB) - The Jets' quarterback certainly put to rest a lot of the Tim Tebow speculation with a heck of a performance against the Bills. If the game didn't get so out of hand early, he could have easily added another 10 points and contended for the most points among fantasy quarterbacks. If you are looking for a solid backup, or maybe even a spot starter, Sanchez is your man. He's only owned in 29.3% of ESPN.com leagues, and with another performance or two like Sunday, he could become a legitimate starter.

Scott Chandler (BUF, TE) - Last season against the Chiefs, Chandler hauled in two touchdowns. After seeing their pass defense in Week 1 against the Falcons, there is no reason to think that Chandler won't turn in another big game. If you need a backup tight end, or you don't like what you have right now, take a flier on Chandler. Last week I had Martellus Bennett as a waiver option, and he put up a solid 12 points.

Here's a look at a few other players that are worth a look in Week 2:

Stephen Hill (NYJ, WR) - Despite battling a calf injury, Hill should play on Sunday. He is owned in 43.4% of ESPN.com leagues, up nearly 41% from last week.
Kevin Ogletree (DAL, WR) - 11 targets in Week 1 resulted in a 2-touchdown game for the Cowboys wideout. Keep an eye out, he is Owned in 72.1% of ESPN.com leagues, up 68% from last week.
Coby Fleener (IND, TE) - Only Jermichael Finley (11) had more targets than Fleener (10) in Week 1. He is urrently owned in 28.5% of ESPN.com leagues.

To read my Week 2 fantasy power rankings, click here.

For a recap of my chat with Ed Barkowitz of the Daily News, click here.

 


Matt Mullin is a sports producer at philly.com. You can reach him by e-mail at mmullin@philly.com. Follow Matt on Twitter: @matt_mullin

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