The lightning delays will keep happening until somebody signs Tim Tebow. But until then, here’s some waiver wire pickups for you.
Waiver wire pickups:
Sacked Cam Newton six times last week and have a great matchup against the Jets this week. They may turn out to be the defense we thought they’d be in 2012 in 2013.
Robert Woods, WR Buffalo Bills
Funny enough, another Buffalo-related waiver pickup. Woods snagged his first touchdown of the season in Week 1 and caught four passes for 68 yards last week. Although he doesn’t see a lot of targets, he’s clearly the No. 2 wideout opposite Stevie Johnson.
Tyler Eifert, TE Cincinnati Bengals
Somebody other than A.J. Green has to show he can catch passes in Cincy, and Eifert is one of the best candidates. Eifert had the longest play from scrimmage last night in the form of a 68-yard pass in Monday’s night matchup with Pittsburgh. As the top rookie tight end drafted in 2013, Eifert is as good as advertised and will only improve as his sea legs grow. For what it’s worth, he’s been targeted 10 times in two games.
Ryan Tannehill, QB Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins quarterback has cemented himself as a QB2. His 65.3% completion percentage is among the top 10 in the NFL. He passes plenty in Miami’s offense and is averaging 296 yards per game. Added weapons Mike Wallace and Charles Clay make Tannehill a solid backup quarterback on an underrated team.
Charles Clay, FB/TE Miami Dolphins
Not a speed demon tight end by any means, but Clay has put together two nice games through two weeks, piling up 163 receiving yards on 10 catches. We never like to start a safety valve like Clay, but the Dolphins don’t have many receiving options beyond Wallace at this point. We like Clay as a TE2, he’s a solid bye-week start given the right matchup.
Kendall Wright, WR Tennessee Titans
Hauled in seven passes for 54 yards and a touchdown against Houston last week. The Titans coaching staff vindicated their claim of wanting to get Wright more involved in the offense, ratcheting up his target totals in Week 2. Though the Titans are a run-based offense, expect Wright’s role to increase due to Nate Washington nursing an injury and Kenny Britt’s drop/attitude problems.
Jordan Reed, TE Washington Redskins
Move over Fred Davis. We liked Reed coming out of Florida and his stock is increasing. Through two games, Reed has eight catches for 56 yards and a touchdown, and he has nine targets to Davis’ six. Mike Shanahan’s offense is geared toward the tight end, and it’s becoming clear Reed will be Robert Griffin III’s go-to guy going forward.
Stay away from:
Doug Baldwin, WR Seattle Seahawks
Eddie Royal, WR San Diego Chargers
Aaron Dobson, WR New England
Nice start catching a touchdown pass on his first snap last Thursday, but looked lost at times and didn’t register much production after that. Stick with Julian Edelman and Kenbrell Thompkins for now.