Waiver Wire Week 3
Good Morning Rush Nation!!
Let’s start by saying player choice for Week 3 was no letdown. As in WEEK 2, we saw overtime games and games where streaming players stepped in and stepped up to lead their teams to victory. Moreover, that gives us great opportunities for waiver wire players in WEEK 3.
We will look at rostered players in 30% or less in total leagues. Ownership data is coming from ESPN.com Fantasy Football.
Let’s do it!
JIMMY GAROPPOLO (SF)-1.0%-@ Denver
Trey Lance went down early in the game on a run. It looks like he will have season-ending surgery on his ankle. That opens the door for Jimmy Garoppolo. All summer everyone was predicting where Jimmy G would end up. No one thought that he would end up staying in San Francisco. However, the 49ers were able to make a deal to keep him there, and good thing they did. He led the 49ers to a 27-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Throwing for only 154 yards and one touchdown on 13 completions on 21 attempts for 16.66 FPTS. Next week they get the Denver Broncos. After one game, they are giving up 18.0 FPTS to the Quarterback position. If you are needing a Quarterback for next week, Jimmy G is the one I would get.
COOPER RUSH (DAL)-0.8%-@NYG
Cooper Rush got the call after Dak Prescott had to have surgery on his hand. In his first start of the season, he was able to lead the Dallas Cowboys to victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in a close game, 20-17. Going 19 for 31 on 235 yards and one touchdown, he scored 13.6 FPTS. Next week they travel to New York to face the Giants. After two games, they are giving up 16.32 FPTS to the quarterback position. Therefore, if you are looking for a starting Quarterback for Week 3, and not crash your team, Cooper Rush would be a great start. It seems that he has a very good understanding of the offense and how it’s usage. When the pressure was on, he didn’t panic or rush throws that would have hurt his team’s chances of winning. Definitely, a must-start for Week 3.
In his Week 2 matchup against the LA Chargers, Jerrick McKinnon had 8.6 FPTS. He rushed for 12 yards on 4 carries with no touchdowns. On the receiving side, he had four yards and one touchdown going 2 for 2. In Week 3 he goes against the Indianapolis Colts. After two games the Colts are averaging giving up 15.25 FPTS to the Running Back position. He is CEH’s backup, but there will be chances of good looks in the redzone.
In Week 2 against the LA Rams, Tyler Allgeier was tied with Cordarrelle Patterson with 10 rushing attempts each. He had a total of 30 yards rushing with no attempts on the receiving side, while only scoring 3 FPTS. Next week he will go up against the Seattle Seahawks who are giving up 16.95 FPTS to the Running Back position. These are not stats to go and wake up everyone in the house but, it could be the beginning of more opportunities with Damien Williams on the IR.
ISAIAH MCKENZIE(BUF)-15.6%-@ MIAMI
At the time of writing, the Monday night game has not been played. Isaiah McKenzie was also my Waiver Wire Week 1 pick. Nothing has changed since the Week 1 pick. Still feel that he has the chance to get the majority of the slot receiver targets. The Dolphins are giving up 24.2 FPTS per game to the wide receiver position. In addition, the Bills offense has so many weapons on it with scoring ability, and Isiah McKenzie is one of those weapons. There are other Wide Receivers out there that might have better situations, however, the Bills’ offense seems to just tip the scales in his favour.
Noah Brown had 91 yards receiving and one touchdown on 5 targets and 5 completions. He finished the game with 17.6 FPTS. He caught the only receiving touchdown of the game. Until Michael Gallup returns to the lineup, look for Noah Brown to be the #2 Wide Receiver in Dallas. Right now he is a must-add if you have a slot that needs to be filled. The Giants are only giving up 13.3 FPTS to the Wide receiver position. But with options seeming to be low in Dallas right now, Noah Brown has a good chance to be a weapon in the receiving game.
Hayden Hurst comes in for his second week as our Waiver Wire Week 3 Tight End pick. In Week 2 he had 24 yards on 5 completions on 7 targets for 4.9 FPTS. The NY Jets are giving up 6.45 FPTS to the Tight End position. Hurst came in third on targets in Sunday’s match-up with Dallas. To break into the double-digit scoring he will have to have some touchdowns. However, see him as a consistent target going forward as he continues to have chemistry with Joe Burrow. Still see him as a must-have going into Week 3.
CHRIS BOSWELL(PIT)-17.4%-@ CLE
Against New England on Sunday, Boswell went 2 for 2 on field goals while scoring 8 FPTS. The Steelers will have a short week as they travel to Cleveland for a Thursday night match-up. The Browns are averaging 7.5 FPTS to the kicker position. And the Steelers are struggling to put offensive points on the board. Look for Boswell to be the kicker you want to pick up.
CHIEFS – 3.3% – @INDIANAPOLIS
The Chiefs had 2 sacks, 1 interception, and 1 defensive touchdown while scoring 10 FPTS against the LA Chargers on Thursday night. This week they are going up against the Indianapolis Colts. They never found the end zone in a 24-0 shutout, and gave up 21 FPTS to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. With the Colts struggling to put points on the board, it’s a good time to pick the Chiefs defense.
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