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2015 NFL Fantasy Football Week 3: Waiver Wire Pickups

Here's Mike Dietrich's weekly spot to pick some widely available players in your 10- and 12-team fantasy football leagues.

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Well, we're now done with Week 2 and with it, hopefully, the injury carnage.

Don't overreact, but open to churning the bottom of that roster. Wins now matter as much as Week 12.  Some players I listed last week might still available in your league:  Carson Palmer, Tyrod Taylor, Marcus Mariota, Dion Lewis, Chris Johnson, Ronnie Hillman, Karlos Williams, Stevie Johnson, James Jones, Terrance Williams ,  Donte Moncrief, Tyler Eifert, and Jordan Reed .

Here are my free agent picks for the week at each position:


  • Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton: He's looking as good as he can. With the injuries Cincy is dealing with, he looks to be a bottom of the QB1 list as a streamer play.
  • Dallas Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden: Only for the desperate among us with strong hearts, but he has a nice schedule while surrounded by decent talent.
  • San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick: He's completing almost 70% of his passes while running and putting up nice garbage numbers which counts no matter where it comes from.


  • Green Bay Packers RB James Starks: He's a must add if you have Eddie Lacy. If he starts, he's at least a RB2.
  • Washington RB Matt Jones: He looked like the preseason favorite last week but is in a job share. Production could be very dicey, but the talent is there.
  • Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman: He has not looked good and has a tough schedule but is a RB1 for the next three weeks.
  • Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson: Just an explosive talent, but be warned that Bruce Arians continues to say Chris Johnson is still the starter.
  • Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams: Lamar Miller looks like he may play, but back him up this week.
  • Baltimore Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro: He came back last week with more than 10 touches and all the goal line work.


  • Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones: He looked like his pre-injury self and should be a WR3 the rest of the way.
  • Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson: He made a ton of plays but was still behind Roddy White in total snaps. Could be a nice match-up guy going forward.
  • Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin: Tied for NFL lead in touchdowns but should trend down going forward. Still worth a bottom of roster gamble
  • New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson: Had a nice breakout last week. We have seen this before, but if his role grows in this offense, he is a lottery ticket.


  • Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore: He looks to be a favorite target, has nice talent and should end up in a Dennis Pitta type role moving forward.


Thank you for reading and and hit me up with any questions.