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Fantasy football waiver wire & hot/not for Week 3

Each week we will review who is hot or not as well as the top waiver wire fantasy football pickups for the week.

Maddie Meyer

Hello Fantasy Football Fans!

Welcome to the second week of the waiver wired, who is hot and who is not column of the year. I thank everyone for reading, and hopefully this will assist your team on the way to the playoffs.  We will not list anyone who was on the list last week but if Bell, Roberts, Edelman, J Thomas, or Marlon Brown are still out there, please do yourself a favor and grab them.

As you saw in the first two weeks of the season, passing continues to dominate the fantasy world.  There are 16 passers who have averaged 20 or more points the first two weeks none of them are named Romo, Newton, Wilson or Brady.  The running back position continues to be a crap shoot other than a few top guys like Lynch, Peterson, Forte, McCoy, and Charles.

Who is Hot;

  • Quarterbacks-The depth continues to expand on a weekly basis making the trade market very tough if you have two very good guys.
  • Eagles- As long as they stay injury free, the QB, McCoy and Jackson will be top 3 every week.
  • Knowshon Moreno-He seems to have taken the RB1 job on his team. The Broncos were in top 10 for goal-line carries last year.
  • Eddie Royal- He now has five TD's. He will not keep up this pace, but he is a guy who has to now be rostered in the Mike McCoy offense.
  • Stud Receivers - Most of the top guys have performed as well as you could have hoped, other than A.J. Green Monday night.
  • Bernard Pierce - He gets the job to himself this week. I can see a huge day at home.
  • Joique Bell- Reggie Bush is banged up and even if he plays. Bell has to be in all lineups.
  • James Starks - He gets one more week, but does not get the awful Redskins defense.

Who is not;

  • David Wilson - He only got seven carries and 20 snaps last week even in the hurry up. You have to keep him, but he needs to be on the bench until things change.
  • Bryce Brown - He only got on the field for nine snaps last week, and can only be started if McCoy gets hurt.
  • Running Backs -  The average rush is now down to a historical low of 3.7 YPC, and injuries are piling up for high drafted running backs. I would bench; Reggie Bush, Ray Rice, Eddie Lacy, and Steven Jackson as none of them will have close to a full workload if they are lucky enough to be active
  • Patriots offense - Gronkowski sounds like he may play, but looks to be at least 20 pounds less than last year. Amendola could be out for the year or mess with your lineup by being active and going in and out of games. The rookies have no clue where to go while making Tom Brady barely a top 15 fantasy QB.
  • Roddy White - He is still struggling with the high ankle sprain and played only 34 out of 64 snaps

Average Size Leagues Waiver Wire pickups

  • Knowshon Moreno - He is clearly the RB1 choice.
  • Eddie Royal - He will not keep it up, but has to be better than the bottom of your bench.
  • James Starks - He is a one-week fill in if you have an injured RB this week.
  • Charles Clay - The Miami tight end is a favorite of Ryan Tannehill and even got a goal line rushing touchdown.
  • Philip Rivers - I was a doubter, but if you need a backup QB or a struggling QB1, he has a nice schedule the next few weeks.
  • Robert Woods - He is clearly the WR2 in Buffalo and worth a roster spot.
  • Harry Douglas - He continues to pile up targets while White struggles with injury.
  • Jason Snelling - He only had two carries last week, but looked much better than Rodgers. He     should get touches as long as Jackson is out.

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Good Luck this week!

Fantasy Mike