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Fantasy Football Week 3: Free Agent Frenzy

This may be the craziest week I can remember for waiver wire pickups. If you got caught up in the carnage last week, take a look at the moves you should make to keep your team intact.

Doug Pensinger

We are now in week 3, and if your team was part of the carnage last week, at least there are a ton of options out there. If this is a view for the upcoming year, the only way to win your league is staying active every single week. Some guys I listed last week that if still available should be grabbed;  Steve Smith, Chris Ivory, Larry Donnell, Ahmad Bradshaw and Brian Quick.

Here are my week 3 pickups in order of preference:

  • Knile Davis - Charles has a high ankle sprain which takes time,  Reid has said he will use Davis the same,  he is a top 10 Rb in the weeks he plays.
  • Donald Brown -  With Mathews out for at least 4 weeks he should get at least half the work and proved to be very capable with the Colts in a similar role.
  • Khriry Robinson -  This is a job share but Ingram was getting all the goal line carries and Robinson has proved capable in the previous year.
  • Matt Asiata -  He is a plodder but with all the uncertainty with Peterson, he is a must grab if you ave not done so last week.
  • Darren McFadden -  He looked pretty awful but is all the Raiders have and plays 3rd down,  if you got crushed not a bad flex option.
  • James Stewart -  He also did not look great but had 15 carries and a TD, have to grab a Rb1 if available.
  • Isiah Crowell -  This may be a grab and stash but they seemed to like him and if you have room, good guy to speculate on.
  • Greg Jennings -  He had a tough week but if the Vikings make a QB change his value could come back.
  • James Jones -  He has been a top 10 WR which will not hold up but the Raiders will be trailing and garbage points count the same as normal ones.
  • Andrew Hawkins -  He is another bye week fill in only in PPR leagues
  • Nles Paul -  He hit the ground running last week and as long as Reed is out he is a TE1.
  • Kirk Cousins -  This looks like the perfect offense for his skill set and with their weapons, a great QB 2 as long as RG3 is out.
  • Miles Austin _ He is purely a bye week pick up but those are starting next week.
  • Devonte Adams -  He received more snaps than Boykin and looks to be the Wr3 which is a productive spot in Green Bay
  • Jeremy Kerley -  He becomes the Jets WR1 with the Decker injury

Its a rough week for streaming defenses but I will go with the ChargersBills and the Bears.

Thanks for reading and please feel free to ask any questions on Twitter or the comments below.
Fantasy Mike