The 2022 NFL season is beginning this week. To win your league, you will need to augment your team with the right players from the waiver wire. Here are your top waiver wire picks to target for week 1, following your fantasy football draft. The player percentages are ownership rates according to Yahoo.
DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins – (45%)
Parker is an experienced wide receiver and is expected to lead the Dolphins in the 2022 season. The 29-year-old registered 40 receptions, 515 yards, 12.9 yards per reception and 29 first downs in the previous season. Against New York Jets in the pre-season, he recorded 68 yards, 8 receiving targets and 37 long receptions, which highlights his abilities.
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Skyy Moore, Kansas City Chiefs – (42%)
More could be a good choice from the waiver wire. According to the Player Profiler, the 22-year-old has a catch radius of 9.84. In 2021, when he was playing college football, Moore registered 94 receptions in 135 targets. He also had a receiving yard of 1,283 with a 13.7 ypr. His target share, which was only 20.8% in 2019, rose considerably in the next two years, coming to 36.7% in 2021. While he is young, he can be a good addition to managers looking for a young and able wide receiver.
Jakobi Meyers, New England Patriots – (39%)
Meyers will be starting against the Steelers in his side’s season opener and could be a great option for waiver wire picks. He was the leading figure in a team with 126 targets only last year and got into the end zone two times. The Patriots’ wide receiver registered 83 receptions in 126 targets, 866 receiving yards, and 10.4 receptions per yard in 2021. In the pre-season, he has already recorded 70 and 73 yards against the Dolphins and the Jaguars and is a good pick for the waiver wire.
Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys – (38%)
Amari Cooper has left Dallas for the Cleveland Browns, which means that the Cowboys will require Gallup this season. He registered 35 receptions in 62 targets in 2021. He also recorded 445 receiving yards and 10.2 fantasy points every game in the previous year. While his injury limited him to only 9 games, Gallup can easily replicate his earlier performance this year.
Romeo Doubs, Green Bay Packers (31%)
One of the many options for the Packers, Doubs has been impressive in training. He has a 5.92 prospect grade in the NFL, making him a special teamer.
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He has recorded more than 75 targets in all of his four seasons and also has 58-1002-9 and 80-1109-11 receiving lines. He has also cleared 24% of his team’s targets and 39% of air yards in two seasons.
Treylon Burks, Tennessee Titans (46%), Nico Collins, Houston Texans (29%), Jarvis Landry, New Orleans Saints (39%), KJ Osborn, Minnesota Vikings (11%), Wan’Dale Robinson, New York Giants (9%), Curtis Samuel, Washington Commanders (4%)