Fantasy Football: playing the waiver wire for Week 2

Looking to Week 2 now, here are some top fantasy football waiver wire adds to consider.
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Zach Ertz, TE, Arizona Cardinals

Zach Ertz, pictured scoring, is back in the fantasy spotlight after successfully recovering from injury.
Zach Ertz scores a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks. / Norm Hall/GettyImages

Ertz led the Cardinals in receptions (six) and targets (10) Sunday against the Washington Commanders, albeit for only 21 yards in reflection of how inept Arizona's offense is.

It was uncertain if Ertz would be ready for the start of the season coming off a torn ACL and MCL that cut his 2022 season short. But he played plenty, and Josh Dobbs looked his way often. Last season, he averaged 11.6 fantasy points-per-game (full PPR, sixth-best among tight ends).

Ertz will be held down by the Cardinals' offense, and the 33-year old stands as a potential candidate to be traded to a better situation. In any case, his production history and his Week 1 involvement make him worth a look off the waiver wire for Week 2.

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Hayden Hurst, TE, Carolina Panthers

Hayden Hurst adds six fantasy points against the Atlanta Falcons.
Hayden Hurst crosses the plane vs the Atlanta Falcons. / Todd Kirkland/GettyImages

Hurst had five receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, on seven targets from rookie quarterback Bryce Young. The absence of wide receiver DJ Chark (hamstring) helped, but Hurst is a proven effective route runner and it's not like the Panthers' wide receivers are fantastic even if all are healthy.

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It's hard to call Hurst a great plug-and-play for Week 2, in a tough matchup against the New Orleans Saints. But, he is on the radar for fantasy owners who are looking for any sort of viable tight end option, or an extra option absent having a tight end who's a every week lineup lock.

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