Already in need of a new starting quarterback thanks to an injury? Has your sleeper tight end totally busted? Are you looking for a safe weekly flex play? Welcome to the week three fantasy football comprehensive waiver wire guide that has all the names you need to know to gain a competitive edge over your league mates.
“Just in Case”
Check if these players are available in your league (50-70% availability on ESPN). They’re must-adds:
- Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Miami Dolphins (64.2% rostered on ESPN)
- Raheem Mostert, RB, Miami Dolphins (51.7% rostered on ESPN)
- Jeff Wilson, RB, San Francisco 49ers (61.3% rostered on ESPN)
- Curtis Samuel and Jahan Dotson, WRs, Washington Commanders (67.6% and 60.7% rostered on ESPN)
- Garrett Wilson, WR, New York Jets (69.8% rostered on ESPN)
- Jakobi Meyers, WR, New England Patriots (64.6% rostered on ESPN)
- Tyler Higbee, TE, Los Angeles Rams (65.5% rostered on ESPN)
– Trevor Lawrence (49.8% rostered on ESPN)
– Marcus Mariota (9.3% rostered on ESPN)
– Jared Goff (6.8% rostered on ESPN)
Trevor Lawrence showed a lot of strides on Sunday in Jacksonville’s 24-0 victory. He completed 25 of 30 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns which gave him 18.5 fantasy points. While Lawrence may not match this efficiency week to week, expect him to produce like this on the regular. Lawrence’s rushing ability will be an added bonus and gives him more upside.
Mariota’s 13.4 fantasy points are disappointing at first glance, but his three turnovers and 16 rushing yards suggest this game will be an anomaly. The Falcons will be playing from behind plenty this season and the dual-threat nature of his game makes him a worthy pickup.
Jared Goff had another solid fantasy performance notching 26 points and a big win over Washington. The Lions’ offense has outperformed expectations thus far and their relatively easy schedule in the coming weeks makes Goff a viable quarterback two.
– JD McKissic (42% rostered on ESPN)
– Tyler Allgeier (14% rostered on ESPN)
– Darrell Williams (3.6% rostered on ESPN)
JD McKissic has been very involved in the Commanders passing game, recording seven catches on Sunday against Detroit. Ron Rivera has always been hesitant to give Antonio Gibson an every-down workload and Brian Robinson is not expected back yet. McKissicis now worth flex consideration in points-per-reception formats for the foreseeable future. The Tyler Allgeier emergence has begun. He matched Cordarelle Patterson for a team-high 10 carries, and that share will continue to rise as he gains more trust in the offense.
James Conner’s ankle injury is not considered serious, but his health is something to monitor. Darrel Williams and Eno Benjamin split carries but Williams was more productive. He scored a touchdown and is the better goal line back, an area where Conner has been dominant from a fantasy perspective.
– Michael Gallup (44.2% rostered on ESPN)
– Corey Davis (4.2% rostered on ESPN)
– Nelson Agholor (0.6% rostered on ESPN)
Michael Gallup is back and Dallas desperately needs a boost to their receiving corp. Noah Brown stepped up big time against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he doesn’t have the established chemistry and constituency that Gallup possesses in Dallas’ offense. Dalton Schultz suffered a PCL injury and is questionable for Week three meaning that Gallup will be leaned on heavily in his return.
Corey Davis was understandably overshadowed by Garrett Wilson’s incredible performance. However, the former Titan had a strong game in his own right. Most of his points came from a 66-yard touchdown compared to last week when he had six catches and 77 yards. He is a proven target, and is worth a pickup in deeper leagues. Nelson Agholor showed off his big play ability in the Patriots win over the Steelers. He had six catches, 110 yards and a touchdown in the best game of his tenure in New England. This type of production shouldn’t be expected every week, but his ceiling makes him an intriguing fantasy target.
– Gerald Everett (30.7% rostered on ESPN)
– Evan Engram (16.6% rostered on ESPN)
– Tyler Conklin (1.8% rostered on ESPN)
Gerald Everett delivered again on Thursday night, nabbing six catches for 71 yards. Keenan Allen will be back to take away some looks, but Justin Herbert’s connection with Everett is already well established. Evan Engram is settling in well with Trevor Lawrence and had the highest target share on the team in week two (26.6%). His PPR value is enticing and weeks where he booms are on the way once he starts to find the endzone.
Tyler Conklin’s usage has been one of the season’s biggest surprises. The New York Jets have justified his lofty free-agency contract as he played all 70 snaps in week two and had nine targets. CJ Uzomah, a fellow offseason addition at the position, has struggled with injuries and was outperformed by Conklin when on the field. Conklin faces significant competition for targets from all the young playmakers in the Jets offense. However, he is making the most of his opportunities and looks like a viable tight end scoop off waivers.
Who to Cut?
– Trey Lance, QB, San Francisco 49ers
– Matt Ryan, QB, Indianapolis Colts
– Jameis Winston, QB, New Orleans Saints
– Rex Burkhead, RB, Houston Texans
– Mike Davis/Kenyan Drake, RBs, Baltimore Ravens
– Kenny Golladay, WR, New York Giants
– Devante Parker, WR, New England Patriots
– Skyy Moore, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
– Cole Kmet, TE, Chicago Bears
– Noah Fant, TE, Seattle Seahawks