Week 2… What a week. Lots of drama, a brawl, an unexpected shutout, and plenty of players going OFF! What more could you want? But now, we must move onto week 3. You guessed it. It’s time for the week 3 Dynasty Waiver Wire. All rostership numbers are from Sleeper. Let’s see who you should pickup this week.
Darrel Williams – RB – Arizona Cardinals – 53% rostered
This feels more like a redraft pickup, however often usable RB’s in dynasty are up above 70% rostered, yet Williams finds himself here at 53%. James Connor’s injury had a big part to play here but Williams looked sharp on his touches, with 59 rush yards and a TD plus two catches putting up 14.2 PPR points. The upside is limited here, and if you are stacked at RB this one maybe isn’t for you. We think we know what Darrel Williams is by now but he often gets these 2-3 week opportunity windows where he can get you double-digit points he would seem to be a strong handcuff option going forward in 2022
Nelson Agholor – WR – New England Patriots – 36% rostered
Agholor is one of those guys everyone has rostered at some point, and then dropped within a few weeks, so why should we think it’s going to be different this time. Well, the argument here is that so far he has been the WR2 for the Patriots behind Jakobi Meyers with 9 catches for 138 yards, in comparison to Bourne 3-57 and Parker 1-9. He isn’t immediately startable but the advice here would be to stash him and hope he can get on the field a bit more than his current snap percentage (54% across first two games), then take a view by week 4 or 5 to decide if he is a viable flex starter when the byes kick in. His catch over Ahkello Witherspoon for the TD against the Steelers was a big highlight and that could resonate as good reason for the Pats to get him on the field more often.
Noah Brown – WR – Dallas Cowboys – 35% rostered
When considering this piece last week I looked at Noah Brown’s nine targets with an 88% snap share and just didn’t see it as something that would repeat, however, this assumption was wrong. In week two he caught all five of his targets for 91 yards and a touchdown (off 85% snaps). He is out there on almost all offensive snaps and at present is the clear WR2 on the Cowboys offense. Michael Gallup will eventually return however Jalen Tolbert isn’t making the early impact some expected, thus this feels like a solid dynasty pickup at this stage of the season, he could be startable if injuries have you in an early pinch.
Ashton Dulin – WR – Indianapolis Colts – 35% rostered
Will Alec Pierce come in and have an instant role? Can Parris Campbell be the guy? Both answers seemingly are no for now. Ashton Dulin appears to be the second-best WR option behind Michael Pittman. With Pittman out in week 2 many rushed to grab a Colts WR. Some even started Parris Campbell. However it seems for now, that role belongs to Ashton Dulin. Dulin grabbed 5 catches from 7 targets for 79 yards in what was a bad week for the team in their shut-out loss to the Jaguars. It’s likely that he is just bench stash when Pittman returns in week 3 to see how he goes next to Pittman after this potential breakout game, however, if Pittman misses more time he could even be in with flex starter consideration.
Juwan Johnson – TE – New Orleans Saints – 28% rostered
You might have read this name last week but he only went up 21% in rostership so here he is again. Juwan Johnson looks set to be the receiving tight end for the saints and with seven targets for four catches for 40 yards his usage looks set. He ran 30 routes, just behind Landry’s 32, add to that he is getting red zone looks too – three through two weeks. We know he is a converted WR and is playing like one at times. He is currently 12th in tight end targets in the NFL. If he can convert one or two more targets this would take him up to double-figure PPR points and become a very startable asset.
Notable other names to consider if available (rostered % in brackets)
- Jimmy Garoppolo / Cooper Rush / Joe Flacco – In Superflex leagues likely 90%+ rostered but if they are there then grab them, as Dak and Lance injuries are hurting us for starters right now
- Jordan Mason (64%) – appears to be the RB2 behind Jeff Wilson, if he is available a must to grab
- Greg Dortch (56%) – another great week and worth a pickup if he is still available
- Tyler Conklin (54%) – the clear tight end for the Jets, 16 targets in first two games is joint 4th with Travis Kelce
- Shi Smith (14%) – again looked like the WR3 on the Panthers, ahead of Terrace Marshall
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