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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Week 3 Free Agents To Consider

Your weekly list of potential mid-week additions.

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Each week, I look at my three big money leagues which are 10-12 teams and see who is out there to get a overall feel. There were a ton of injuries in Week 2, so this week is particularly interesting for speculation.

Here are some options to consider that


  • Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill: He puts up garbage time stats, but they still count. This new offense seems like a nice fit and things should get easier for him.
  • Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco: He may not be 100%, but his offensive line is solid and there is very little running game in their offense.


  • Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata: He is my pick to be the most valuable pickup this week based on previous injuries to RB Adrian Peterson now that we know he has a torn meniscus.
  • Carolina Panthers RB Cameron Artis-Payne: He did not get the carries last week because he was inactive. I see him getting at least 60% of the available carries now with RB Jonathon Stewart injured.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims: I am not sure how much time RB Doug Martin will miss. So while Sims was not impressive last week, he might be worth a flyer.
  • Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon: I do not see him getting a ton of touches, but does have the talent to make those 10 touches worth it in the post-Peterson landscape.
  • Carolina Panthers RB Fozzy Whitaker: He looked great last week, but I see it as a odd circumstance. Artis-Payne should feature.
  • Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard: There is a complete job share right now with the Chicago Bear. Since this regime drafted him, it is worth a shot.


  • San Diego Chargers WR Tyrell Williams: Another nice line. With WRs Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead now out all year, there are targets to be had in San Diego.
  • Indianapolis Colts WR Philip Dorsett: It looks like WR Donte Moncrief may be out. Dorsett is a favorite of QB Andrew Luck and a big play player.
  • New York Jets WR Quincy Enuwa: He may not be the WR3 on the Jets, but his production is actually a WR3 fantasy-wise.


  • Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta: He looks to be 100%, back to being Joe Flacco’s favorite target.


  • New York Giants: They have the look of a top-10 defense and Washington QB Kirk Cousins, their next opposing QB, has been nothing but shaky so far this year.

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