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Brandon Jackson and Michael Vick emerged as the top waiver wire additions in week one. Both got into the endzone after getting the opportunity to start in week two.

Which week two waiver wire addition will come through large for fantasy owners next weekend?

Quarterbacks

Josh Freeman, Buccaneers (178 – 2; 43 rushing yards)
Owners looking at bye weeks on the horizon should keep an eye on Freeman’s performances in the coming weeks. Looks like the Tampa offense is gaining a little steam.

Kyle Orton, Broncos (307 – 2)
Orton and the Broncos fired on all cylinders against the Seahawks. His is another name fantasy owners should know when bye weeks start to roll around.

Running Backs

Peyton Hillis, Browns (35 – 1; 3 – 26)
Hillis, not Jerome Harrison, seems to be getting the important touches in Cleveland. Those are rare.

Jason Snelling, Falcons (129 – 2; 5 – 57 – 1)
Could be this week’s biggest waiver wire addition, pending the extent of the injury to Michael Turner.

Mike Tolbert, Chargers (82 – 2)
Could be the second-most claimed player this week. Ryan Mathews has failed to live up to expectations yet and now has to battle injury.

Wide Receivers

Demaryius Thomas, Broncos (8 – 97 – 1)
On a day that saw rookie WR Dez Bryant shine with a punt return TD, Thomas made a dazzling NFL debut of his own.

Louis Murphy, Raiders (6 – 91 – 1)
Perhaps the Raiders offense only works at home. Or maybe it was just because they played the Rams.

Kevin Walter, Texans (11 – 144 – 1)
Big comeback win for the Texans, Walter was a huge beneficiary of the onslaught of passing in the second half. The No. 2 WR is very valuable in this offense.

Tight Ends

Dustin Keller (7 – 115 – 1)
Keller bounced back after a disappointing week one. Glad I kept him in the starting lineup in both of my leagues, despite the stinker in week one.

Aaron Hernandez (6 – 101)
Hernandez appears to be emerging as the best tight end on this offense, at least for one week.

Here are today’s great reads:

  • I had a feeling that Jahvid Best might be the best fantasy football rookie bythe end of this season. After two weeks, he is running away from the rest of the rookie class. He looked great on turf yesterday, getting into the endzone a few times and piling up tons of yardage. [FanHouse]
  • The Vikings fell to 0-2 yesterday and the loss of Sidney Rice has become even more apparent. The passing game is struggling. Minnesota could use the services of one Vincent Jackson, and the time might be right now for the team to pull the trigger. [ProFootballTalk]
  • Fantasy owners put a lot of stock in their drafts. But it is what you do after the draft and during the early part of the season which really dictates how a season will end up for an owner. One crucial skill at this time of year is bench management. How is your fantasy bench? [SI.com]

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