WAIVER WIRE STUDS - WEEK 3
Having success on the waiver wire is an integral part of any championship fantasy football campaign. Did you draft Brandon Marshall? Is Paul Perkins making you sick? Did you lose Greg Olsen? Can't trust Jimmy Graham? Here are the Waiver Wire Studs we are recommending for Week 3.
Note: All waiver wire suggestions included in this article are owned in 40% or less of leagues. If you are looking for a guy who blew up last week that is not suggested below, it is probably because he does not meet this requirement - by all means, claim that man.
Jay Cutler / MIA
There are two types of people in this world. People who mock Smokin' Jay Cutler and people who mock Cutler and also love him. I am firmly entrenched in this latter group. I love Jay Cutler. Cutler didn't have a lights out game against the Chargers, but the Chargers have one of the best CB duos in the game, and Jay certainly held his own. He gets the Jets in Week 3 and I am looking forward to watching him sling the ball all over the field. If you are looking for a streaming option, give Jay a look.
Other QBs to target: Trevor Siemian / DEN
Chris Carson / SEA
Thomas Rawls came back this week, and boy were we excited. We pegged him as a sleeper start this week (can't get 'em all right). Rawls promptly fumbled on the Seahawks first possession, Pete Carroll took him out, and Chris Carson toted the ball 20 times for 93 yards. Eddie Lacey was a healthy scratch. It was Rawls first game back from injury, so he will likely still have a role, and don't forget C.J. Prosise is still around. Carson earned himself a sizeable chunk of this backfield, and with continued good play, he can run away with the job. He is the back in the best position in Seattle.
Other RBs to target: Samaje Perine / WAS; D'Onta Foreman / HOU; Orleans Darkwa / NYG
JJ Nelson / ARI
We love John Brown at FF Circus. He is a good player and maybe more importantly, a good guy. Unfortunately, Smoke can't stay on the field. JJ Nelson has taken full advantage of this. The Cardinals speedy wide out has scored in both games this season, has racked up 10 receptions on 13 targets for a total of 163 yards. Even if Brown gets back on the field, Nelson will continue to get looks. Let's cross our fingers Carson Palmer's noodle arm can continue to get the ball to him.
Rashard Higgins / CLE
Had to do a short write up for Higgins. My guy was on the Browns practice squad on Saturday, and on Sunday he caught 7 balls on 11 targets for 95 yards. He led all Browns WRs in snaps, and looks like he will fill the void left by Corey Coleman's glass hand and Kenny Britt's ineptitude. Higgins has a nice matchup against the Colts in Week 3 if you are hurting for a WR.
Other WRs to Target: Marquise Lee / JAC ; Kendall Wright / CHI; Jermaine Kearse / NYJ; Devin Funchess / CAR
Charles Clay / BUF
One down week against a stout Carolina Defense is not going to change my tune on Clay. Tyrod trusts him, he is a red zone target, and no one else in the Buffalo receiving game seems to want to step up.
Evan Engram / NYG
The Giants offense is bad. Really bad. Brandon Marshall disappears on the field. Paul Perkins couldn't average over 3 yards per carry if he was playing Pee Wee ball. Eli Manning sucks at football, and ODB don't care about your fantasy team. Engram has been one of the few bright spots. He won't get you a lot of yards, but he will get ~5 targets, roughly 40 yards, and he might catch a TD.
Other TEs to Target: Benjamin Watson / BAL
Special TE note: I am going to break the 40% rule because TE is a bit of different animal. Most teams only carry one. If you lost Olsen, or can't trust Graham, and players like Jason Witten or Jack Doyle are still available - go get them.
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