Fantasy Football Early Waiver Wire: Garrett Wilson and Chris Olaf Rookie Makers WR

When we talk about crafting large-scale receivers in Fantasy Football, we usually have to add a caveat: “You may need to be patient with them.” in case if Planes Rookie Garrett Wilson, that means you had to wait until week two to see him perform like an elite player.

Wilson, the No. 10 pick in the NFL Draft of the year, was a phenomenal performer in winning the Jets from behind over Brown Sunday. He had eight of 14 passes thrown his way for 102 yards and two touchdowns, including a game winner 22 seconds into the game. And he could have had a bigger game – he had at least two more goals in the end zone, one of which was open and was just knocked out by Joe Flacco.

It comes after Wilson had already made his debut, with four catches for 52 yards on eight goals. For what he’s worth, Wilson got off to a slow start in the first week—he only had one catch for 9 yards in the first half of the NFL. But once his feet got wet, Wilson showed his 4.38 speed, opening the field and proving to be a viable target in the red early in his career.

Wilson was listed in 53% of CBS Fantasy Stars, a number that would jump nearly three digits after this type of performance. Wilson remains a very modest offense, with plenty of competition for goals from Corey Davis and especially second overall receiver Elijah Moore. However, the Jets liked Wilson enough to make him a first-round pick despite Davis and Moore, and we see why.

Does this mean that Wilson would be a must-have fictional option going forward? No, of course not. Wilson has been working with Flacco, who will likely only have another start before Zach Wilson returns, and Wilson will have to prove he has that kind of relationship with Wilson as well. However, he now likely has 22 goals in his first two games, with a 100-yard run, and two touchdowns to his name. This is an incredibly promising start, and Wilson has already proven that it should be on your list.

And it’s not the only broad recipient you’ll want to add to your waivers before the third week. saints Rookie Chris Olaf, a teammate of Wilson’s at Ohio State who went once after Olaf, also had an impressive showing on Sunday. He led the Saints with 13 goals, shooting five of them for 80 yards, including the Saints’ biggest game, a 51-yard catch in the fourth quarter. It wasn’t ideal that he later fumbled on this long hunt, but Olave was a pretty big part of the Saints attack early on, playing 74% of the picks in the first week and 72% this week.

Like Wilson, Olaf is involved in what may just be a modest attack, with plenty of competition from Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry. However, when a small first-round receiver shows this kind of upside, it’s worth making sure they’re on your team, even if that’s on the bench, not someone else’s.

Olaf and Wilson look great so far. Jahan Dotson has three touchdowns in his first three matches. Drake London is #1 in WR in Atlanta, and Treylon Burks showed flashes in the first week as well. This class of broadband receivers can be very particular, and it’s worth making sure you have these people on your list, just in case they keep building on these quick starts.

Here’s who we’ll be following up on for Week 3 Waiver Wire.

Early exemption goals for the third week (add / drop)