Top 5 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets: Week 2

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In case you didn’t notice, fantasy football is back — and back with a bang! Why? Because week one was a week full ups and downs, for owners of all types.

We seen some break out performances, the re-emergence of some familiar faces and even some of the sports biggest names unfortunately go down with injury. No matter what the case, all three of these circumstances were sure to impact the waiver wire targets for the first Waiver Wire Wednesday of 2015.

With out wasting any more time, we’re going to dive right in and give you our top 5 guys that you need to consider adding to your roster before someone else does!

5. Chris Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals

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Yes, I know what you’re thinking. I’m either off my meds or in the DeLorean headed back to 2009. Fact is though, neither of those are the case believe it or not and CJ2k is once again relevant in the fantasy football world.

Even if it is probably going to be short-lived.

Like most fantasy football analysts and/or writers, my expectations of Cardinals running back Andre Ellington were overshadowed by his inability to stay healthy headed into 2015. We all the knew the kid had talent, but could he stay on the field? Turns out we’d get our answer rather quickly as Ellington would go down in week one with a reported PCL injury.

This is obviously very bad news for Ellington owners, however this does momentarily open the door for his teammate, Chris Johnson. Following the game on Sunday, Arizona head coach Bruce Arians committed to his veteran Johnson early, stating that Chris would get a majority of the work load this week over David.

In my opinion, I see Arians giving his rookie, David Johnson, a few more weeks to continue to develop and letting Chris Johnson do the heavy lifting. He is available in most leagues, and is a more than suitable sub if you need someone to start this week.

For me, I’m actually starting him instead of Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams while I wait for Le’Veon Bell to return next week. Williams gets the San Francisco 49ers defense, who were supposed to be decimated, but instead had a hand in hampering the return on Adrian Peterson on Monday Night Football last week. CJ2K on the other hand gets the Chicago Bears defense.

You get my point.

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