Fantasy Football 2013: Top 10 Waiver Wire pickups – 9/17/13

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Sep 12, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) runs the ball New York Jets during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Week 2 in the NFL featured impressive showings by the Seahawks, Broncos, and Chargers while the Saints, Patriots, and Bears escaped upset scares. Whether your team has started off as hot as Peyton Manning and the Broncos or needs to upgrade like the Patriots, there’s always help available on your league’s waiver wire.

Getting your claims in and picking up valuable players is vital to your team’s long-term success and to help you with that each Tuesday on you can find our top 10 waiver wire pickups for the coming week.

Each week, I do my best to include at least one quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end as well as a team defense with a favorable matchup in case your streaming defenses or looking for a one-week fill in.

All players mentioned are available in at least 50% of ESPN leagues as of Monday and their ownership percentages are included in parentheses. Because of that players like Bernard Pierce and Julian Edelman aren’t on this list since they are owned in over half of ESPN leagues. If they or other stars are on your waiver wire and you want to know where they would rank let me know in the comments or send your specific question to me @ZT_Sports on twitter.

Last week’s post included Edelman as well as Carson Palmer, Terrelle Pryor, and Marlon Brown who all had solid weeks. The only one I really missed on was Daniel Thomas who continues to struggle for a spot in the Dolphins ineffective running game.

All scoring references are ESPN Standard scoring used to give a common baseline to work from. Adjust appropriately your team and league scoring system.

Here’s the hot pickups after two weeks that can offer you a boost headed into week 3:

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