Week 3 Waiver Wire Adds
How’s your fantasy team holding up right now? Are you sitting pretty at 2-0? Maybe 1-1? Even if you haven’t won a game yet, it doesn’t mean your season is over. At least not yet. That just means it’s time to step your game up as a fantasy manager and as always the best way to do that is to step back into the waiver wire.
This week have some good-looking selections that have either been putting up points or getting more opportunities in their respective offenses and you might want to get a piece of their shares for your fantasy team. Let’s see who’s available out there to add to your squads before Week 3 gets underway.
*Roster percentages via NFL Fantasy
Week 3 Waiver Wire Targets
Noah Brown, WR, Dallas Cowboys – 0.3% Rostered
Believe me, I’m just as shocked that I’m adding him to the list as much as you are seeing it in the article but here we are. Brown saw nine targets in Week 1, posting a 5/68 yard line. He improved in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals posting a 5/91/1 statline to give Fantasy’s managers something to think about this week. Michael Gallup may be back sooner rather than later so that’s something to consider when debating on whether or not to roll the dice (and FAAB if you’re using it) to make a claim on Noah Brown.
Garrett Wilson, WR, New York Jets – 26% rostered
Garrett Wilson was a huge part in the Jets comeback win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2. Wilson saw 14 targets, catching eight of them for 104 yards and two touchdowns with Joe Flacco under center. As Flacco’s favorite target as well as usage in scoring situations, Wilson should be one of the biggest waiver wire adds this week after that breakout performance.
Juwan Johnson, TE, New Orleans Saints – 0.1% Rostered
If you’re in need of some tight end help, Saints tight end Juwan Johnson may be the guy for you. Jameis Winston and the Saints had a tough outing against the division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday but Johnson was still involved in the passing game. Landing seven targets in Week 2, Johnson now has 1# targets over the first two weeks of the season and is becoming one of Winston’s favorite targets at the tight end position over Adam Trautman and Nick Vannett.
Jahan Dotson, WR, Washington Commanders – 25.6% Rostered
Dotson is quietly becoming more and more useful for Carson Wentz and the Commanders. Dotson has scored in back-to-back weeks and has 10 targets over the last two weeks. While Curtis Samuel has been getting a lot more shine, Dotson’s production as a rookie shouldn’t be ignored. And if something were to happen to either Samuel or Terry McLaurin, Dotson could see a substantial boost in work. Dotson needs to be on fantasy rosters moving forward.
Jakobi Meyers, WR, New England Patriots – 20% Rostered
Meyers isn’t on the sexiest passing attack in the league but he is getting a big share in the targets from quarterback Mac Jones. In Week 2 vs. PIT, Meyers saw 13 targets and caught nine of those for 95 yards. Meyers looks to be a decent flex option going forward should that kind of target volume can continue.
Tyler Conklin, TE, New York Jets – 3.4% Rostered
It’s slim pickings at the tight end position but there are still a couple of options available on waivers if you’re not getting production from the guys you drafted. Conklin is one of those. Conklin has seen 16 targets over the first two games and with CJ Uzomah dealing with a hamstring injury, he could continue to see more even after he returns.
Need a Quarterback?
Losing Dak Prescott and now Trey Lance to injuries are tough losses but they aren’t insurmountable. That’s why playing the waiver wire game is so important. If you listened last week, you should have picked up one of the three quarterbacks that were suggested Carson Wentz, Matt Ryan, and Jameis Winston. While two of the three had rather bad games, don’t panic just yet on them. If you managed to get Carson Wentz off of waivers, you now have a top 10 quarterback that is balling over the first two games of the fantasy season much to the surprise of many.
This week, you may need to grab another quarterback that’s doing surprisingly well low-key. Detroit Lions’ Jared Goff. Goff is currently the QB9 heading into Week 3, has a 6:1 touchdown to interception ratio, and is averaging nearly 21 fantasy points per game. On top of that, he gets the Minnesota Vikings that got utterly embarrassed on Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles and now have given up the 12th most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. He could be a nice spot starter or higher for a QB-needy fantasy team. And to top it all off, he’s only rostered in 4.5% of fantasy teams per NFL.com.
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