7 Players To Grab Off Waivers Heading Into Fantasy Football Week 3
Week two of the fantasy football season is in the books.
If your team needs some new blood, here are some players to consider picking up off the waiver wire – if they’re still available.
Waiver Wire Adds For Fantasy Football Week 3
Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills)
Allen had success in East Rutherford, New Jersey in both of his road starts this season, and has the potential to carry that elsewhere.
He has good receiving options in John Brown and Cole Beasley, along with an improved offensive line.
In a week where two reliable fantasy quarterbacks were injured, or if you’re Cam Newton owners, you should be putting in a bid for Allen now.
Andy Dalton (Cincinnati Bengals)
Dalton has looked good so far this season.
It is hard to trust him as reliable fantasy quarterback for an entire season, but if you lost Big Ben or Brees this week, and you didn’t get Josh Allen, look to add Dalton.
He’s currently second in the league in passing yards, and his 99.3 passer rating is better than other well-known fantasy quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson, and Carson Wentz.
Demarcus Robinson & Mecole Hardman (Kansas City Chiefs)
Robinson was the breakout star of the week. He caught all six of targets for 172 receiving yards and two touchdowns against the Raiders.
Hardman also had six targets and found the end zone, he had the potential for a bigger game but had a 42-yard touchdown, and 72-yard touchdown negated because of holding penalties.
With Patrick Mahomes commanding this offense, both have the potential of being fantasy breakouts every week.
Terry McLaurin (Washington Redskins)
Washington is not going to win very many games, and their offense lacks much talent, but McLaurin is emerging as their star.
Sixteen total targets and a touchdown in each game this season, he will be the focus on that offense.
Raheem Mostert (San Francisco 49ers)
Matt Breida was the one projected to have a better game, but it was Mostert who came out with more fantasy points this week.
He saw the most carries, saw more targets, and scored on a 39-yard screen pass.
His role will most likely diminish when Tevin Coleman returns in a few weeks, but he can be a valuable RB2 in the meantime.
D.J. Chark (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Chark has emerged as the Jaguars leading wide receivers so far with 201 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
He and Gardner Minshew had the opportunity to develop a relationship while playing on the second-team offense, and it has translated onto the field.
He’ll be the go-to receiver for the foreseeable future in Jacksonville.
Fantasy News & Notes From Week 2
I would not start Cam Newton for the time being. It’s obvious his shoulder is not 100% after the offseason surgery.
The positive outlook for the Panthers’ offense is the fact their receivers are heavily targeted. D.J. Moore had 14 targets, and Curtis Samuel had 13 against the Buccaneers on Thursday.
Their volume has them both as WR2s.
Don’t drop O.J. Howard yet, but get someone to replace for now. This is a brand new offense in Tampa Bay. As Winston develops, he’ll get Howard involved.
The David Montgomery situation only took a week to answer. He is the lead back in Chicago and a weekly start.
Larry Fitzgerald is an ageless wonder. He’s WR3- flex start every week.
It doesn’t matter who the wide receiver is, Patrick Mahomes is the best quarterback in football. Sammy Watkins, Demarcus Robinson, and Mecole Hardman are all WR2 with high ceilings.
Antonio Brown’s and Tom Brady’s slumber party really helped them this past week in Miami.
The Redskins’ and Bills’ running situation is something to stay away from for now. No one in Washington is going to emerge as valuable running back. Best to wait until the return of Derrius Guice.
Devin Singletary looks to be the more dynamic back in Buffalo, but the fountain of youth in Frank Gore will leave him as a boom-or-bust.
Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida situation in San Francisco looks to be a running back by committee, but both have value as RB2s.
Emmanuel Sanders is a valuable PPR receiver, regardless of his matchup.
Drew Brees’ injury will diminish the value of some Saints players.
Michael Thomas moves down to a low WR1, but the fact he lines up majorly in the slot helps his value.
Jared Cook downgrades to a TE2 range.
Latavius Murray is a touchdown-dependent RB3.
Alvin Kamara remains an RB1. His ability as a running back and catching the ball in the backfield helps him maintain his value.
With Ben Roethlisberger out for the year, JuJu Smith-Schuster moves to low WR1, but he’s still a “set him and forget him” player.
James Connor will see an increase in production. If they want to ease Mason Rudolph into the offense, they will rely on the run game.
Vance McDonald should still be in the lower TE1 range.
John “Supi” Supowitz is graduate from Quinnipiac University with a Masters in Sports Journalism. He is also currently a part of the Game Day Production Staff for a minor league baseball team. If you want to pique his interest, bring up the Yankees, pro-wrestling, or King of The Hill. You can follow him on Twitter @Imthatsupi85 and Instagram @Imthatsupi.
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