Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups Before Week 3

Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups Before Week 3

Tyler Vaysman
3 years ago
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Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups Before Week 3

Scanning the waiver wire for potential weekly or long-term adds is always fun week to week in the fantasy football season, but this is one of the most boring weeks in recent memory given the lack of players that are available whom we expect to be a real contributor this week.

That being said, let's get into some players that could be out there in your league and how to approach them.


Justin Fields is the priority target this week, maybe of the entire board, even if you already have a solid QB option. Fields projects as a fringe QB1 in almost all formats and should provide a ton of weekly upside for any team. It's also possible that he can be used as a great trade asset later on if you do have someone like Mahomes on your roster.

Derek Carr is another interesting flier to see if he can keep this impressive play up. I'd expect to see Carr regress a bit, but he's been so good I'm not sure a little regression makes him a bad stash if you have the roster spots.

Running Backs

There aren't many good options available in most leagues, but you might have the chance at some really good spots to target in your specific league.

Zack Moss was dropped in some leagues after being inactive in Week 1, and he would be a priority add.

If you are desperate for an RB this week, add the best 49ers back available. Four different ones could be available based on the chaos to this point, but one of them will likely be good this week.

Suppose you are in a super deep league. Darrel Willaims could be a nice stash with CEH struggling to start the year. Heck, Jerrick McKinnon exists, too, if you are really desperate.

Wide Receiver

Quintez Cephus is the guy to add this week for me at the wide receiver position. Cephus did not start Week 1 with a true starting role on the team, but he appears to be the most likely WR1 on this team moving forward based on his play while in the games after Tyrell Williams got hurt in Week 1.

Cephus is a second-year wide receiver prospect out of Wisconsin that had a solid production profile in college without the elite athleticism that we would like to see out of a young receiver.

However, Cephus has been relatively productive, and I think he's proven that the speed issue that hurt his draft stock isn't going to hamper him too much production-wise in the NFL.

Tight End

This is another spot where no one really intrigues me, and it's going to be league-specific. If you are in a shallow league and Cole Kmet is out there after a rough first few weeks, buying low on the Bears Offense is a great idea right now.

Suppose you are desperate for a start. You could try to find someone like Dawson Knox or Dan Arnold, but I'd advise staying away here barring massive anarchy on your teams.

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