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Week 3 Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups



  • Deshaun Watson – Watson played really well against Cincinnati, throwing for 125 yards. He also has the Patriots this Sunday, and they haven’t really seemed to find an answer to build a solid defense for a full game. As for Watson, he has played well since coming in halfway through the game in week one, and he will only increase is completion average, yards, and touchdowns per game. Watson only has room for improvement in his rookie season.
  • Jay Cutler –  Cutler had an excellent debut for a new team: The Miami Dolphins. Through the air, Cutler reeled in 230 yards and added a touchdown to that. His upcoming games should make him even more of a threat to your opponent, as the Dolphins have the Jets, Saints, and the Titans on the horizon.
  • Mike Glennon – Glennon has shown signs of a lot of improvement in the first two weeks. In week one, he threw for 213 yards and 1 touchdown. The following week, he did even better, tossing for 301 yards and a touchdown. Glennon may not be a bad decision if you are in desperate need of a decent quarterback. If he produces like this all season, he will easily have his best season yet. The only downfall is his upcoming weeks are looking pretty tough, having Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Minnesota, and then Baltimore.

Running Backs

  • Jalen Richards – Richards is currently the back up to own for Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch, but he did play very well in check-down opportunities for Derek Carr. He does play a good amount, and he wouldn’t be a bad choice for your FLEX spot. He also has the Jets on Sunday, so he should do pretty well. In week one he only got 22 yards on 5 carries, but in week two, he got rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown on only 6 carries. If he continues to produce more and more each week, he may be handed more playing time.
  • Rob Kelley – Rob Kelley (“Fat Rob”) hasn’t played the greatest, but he is showing signs of improvement. In week one, he only rushed 30 yards on 10 carries. The following week, he came ready to play, totaling 78 rushing yards on 12 carries. It seems the Redskins will want to use him more as the season progresses, but he’ll be forced to earn every snap.

Wide Receivers

  • Allen Hurns – Hurns was an inconsistent receiver last year, but was decent altogether. In week one, he had 42 yards, but just 3 receptions. In week two, he seemingly turned it around, and raked in 82 yards and a touchdown on 6 receptions. On Sunday, Hurns does have a tough match with the Baltimore Ravens, but after that, he has the Jets, Steelers, Rams, and the Colts. I would wait a few weeks before picking him up, but he could be a sneaky waiver wire pickup.
  • Brandon Coleman – The reason I have Brandon Coleman on this list is because he is one of the few weapons that Drew Brees has at the moment. Last week, Coleman had 82 yards and a touchdown on just 4 receptions. Hopefully Coleman will do better in the upcoming weeks as he may be a solid bench player for some fantasy rosters.

Tight Ends

  • Virgil Green – As stated last week, there is always problems finding tight ends down the road, but Virgil Green would always be a name to keep in the back of your mind. He hasn’t produced exceptional numbers, but Green could always be a valuable tight end to put in when your starter has a bye week.
  • Antonio Gates – Gates is also another name to keep in mind when coming to desperately needing a tight end. He can have his outstanding weeks, but he tends to go through slumps as well. While I would keep an eye on his match-ups, Gates could be a proven asset in the right scenario.

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