Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups: Sleepers Who May Still Be Available

Tim Patrick

So, you didn’t predict the Jerry Jeudy injury?

That’s fine, not many people did. However, it provides an opening for Tim Patrick to shine. 

Here are a few players, all rostered in fewer than 50% of leagues (Yahoo), who could be in high demand following this week’s slate of games.

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