Here's my top recommended waiver wire and streaming targets ahead of the coming week. Waiver Wire targets are designed to be multi-week roster-worthy options while streaming options are designed to be one-week lineup options based on matchup, injuries, and/or situation. To be eligible as a waiver wire or streaming option, the player must be available in over 60% in ESPN leagues.
Top Waiver Wire Targets of the Week:
Zack Moss (RB - Indianapolis Colts) - After a rough Week 1 from Deon Jackson, Zack Moss was anticipated to return from his preseason arm injury and take the lead RB duties in Indy, but it wasn't expected to be quite to this degree. Moss was the workhorse in Indy, commanding 22 touches that he took for 107 total yards, a TD, and 20.7 points... The even better news - he was the only Colts RB to register a touch. Long-term his security is unknown (with the possibility of a Jonathan Taylor return), but for now, Moss appears to be a near-weekly option off volume alone.
Josh Reynolds (WR - Detroit Lions) - There was noise about Reynolds potentially being a valuable fantasy option in the Lions' highly-productive offense if he pulled away as the team's WR2 and it appears that has come to fruition. Reynolds registered 4 for 80 yards (on 7 targets) in Week 1 and took his production to the next level with 5-66-2 (23.6 points) on 6 targets in Week 2. Through two weeks, he's the WR2 and has a substantial role in one of the league's top offenses. He's a potential weekly FLEX option going forward.
Gus Edwards (RB - Baltimore Ravens) - A week after the J.K. Dobbins season-ending injury, Edwards looks to be the more valuable of a 1A-1B duo in Baltimore between Edwards and Justice Hill. Hill continues to serve as the receiving back, but Edwards still shows better efficiency (6.2 YPC) and got the goal-line work (1-yard TD) in a 12-point performance in Week 2. It's unlikely either Edwards or Hill truly pull away and establish RB2 value, but Edwards appears to be the better bet between the two as a potential matchup-based RB3/FLEX option.
Matt Breida (RB - New York Giants) - It was an ugly ankle injury for Saquon Barkley in the final minute of the Giants' Week 2 comeback against Arizona. We don't have results on Barkley's X-ray, but reports from the Giants' locker room suggest that "his face told the story that it's not good," per Giants' bet writer Pat Leonard. As soon as we hear what Barkley's injury is (and how long the timetable is), we'll have a clearer idea of Breida's worth. If he's out long-term (5+ weeks, Breida's likely the top waiver wire target this week). If he's out for a few weeks (2-4 weeks, Breida is sitting around this spot). If he's a 1-2 week option, I'd likely prefer options such as Gus Edwards/Justice Hill over him at the RB position). Regardless, Breida will likely be a fringe RB2/FLEX option while Barkley is sidelined.
Jordan Love (QB - Green Bay Packers) - Jordan Love has been on a tear to start the 2023 season, going for 257 yards and 3 TDs in the opener while posting 174 yards and 3 TDs in Week 2. With 20+ points in each of his first two games, Love stands as the QB2 so far in points and has shown signs of potentially being at least a matchup-based option in 2023. He's worth an investment if you don't have an elite QB1.
Justice Hill (RB - Baltimore Ravens)
Tank Dell (WR - Houston Texans)
Tutu Atwell (WR - Los Angeles Rams)
Jayden Reed (WR - Green Bay Packers)
Robert Woods (WR - Houston Texans)
Top Streaming Options of the Week:
Kenny Pickett (at Las Vegas Raiders)
Jordan Love (vs New Orleans Saints)
Matthew Stafford (at Cincinnati Bengals)
Zack Moss (at Baltimore Ravens)
Gus Edwards (vs Indianapolis Colts)
Matt Breida (at San Francisco 49ers)
Josh Reynolds (vs Atlanta Falcons)
Robert Woods (at Jacksonville Jaguars)
Tutu Atwell (at Cincinnati Bengals)
Hayden Hurst (at Seattle Seahawks)
Chigoziem Okonkwo (at Cleveland Browns)
Gerald Everett (at Minnesota Vikings)
Kansas City Chiefs (vs Chicago Bears)
Jacksonville Jaguars (vs Houston Texans)
Seattle Seahawks (vs Carolina Panthers)
Brandon McManus (vs Houston Texans)
Chris Boswell (at Las Vegas Raiders)
Jake Moody (vs New York Giants)