Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire


Because Week 1 wasn't confusing enough, Week 2 was plain weird. Earlier today, I "rushed" around my house a couple times and I had more yards than Ezekiel Elliott, LeSean McCoy, and Jordan Howard COMBINED. And you might've checked your fantasy team today frustrated that you started Jordy Nelson even though he was out with a quad injury. No, he just got injured on what I'm pretty sure was the first play of the game. Pretty much the only elite fantasy player we have right now is a third round draft pick out of Toledo. Do you know where Toledo is? Probably not. Hopefully all of this means there's plenty of waiver wire options! (All of these players are owned in under 40% of Yahoo! leagues.)

Trevor Siemian (13% owned)-For the second straight week, Trevor Siemian threw for 200+ yards and 3+ touchdowns in convincing efforts by the Broncos offense. At this point, he's scored the second most fantasy points of all quarterbacks, and that's definitely important because he hasn't had any ridiculously easy matchups in the Chargers and Cowboys. He's got two established receivers in Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas, and looks to have a solid ground game this year. Siemian faces another unimpressive defense as he heads to Buffalo this week and is definitely worth a look.

Chris Thompson (30% owned)-Thompson, the main pass catching back in Washington, currently sits at RB4 for the season and is really the only Redskins back who has impressed. He's got 162 total yards through two games and 3 touchdowns to go with it. He's established himself ahead of Samaje Perine as the third down back in Washington and has a juicy matchup against the Oakland Raiders next week. Thompson is worth FLEX consideration in PPR leagues, and should creep into RB2 territory if Rob Kelley misses games with his rib injury.

Mohamed Sanu (17% owned)-For what it's worth, Sanu has had 5+ receptions in back to back games to open the season. Taylor Gabriel really doesn't seem too involved in the early weeks of the season, and the Falcons offense is still really good. If Julio were to go down, Sanu would immediately be a starter and could end up filling in during bye weeks on a lot of teams.

JJ Nelson (22% owned)- Who knew JJ Nelson would be a top-3 PPR wide receiver two weeks into the season? With John Brown appearing to be missing more time, Nelson plays a complementary role to Larry Fitzgerald, using big plays and speed to obtain his production. He's produced for back to back weeks and needs to be taken seriously at this point. Grab JJ!

Rashard Higgins (4% owned)- With Corey Coleman out for multiple weeks with a broken hand, Rashard Higgins appears to be the most talented receiver in The Land. Higgins was the leading target monster last week, seeing 11. Kenny Britt's contributions appear to be minimal, and Corey Coleman went 5-63-1 in week 1 so it appears Higgins could be in for a big role.
Philadelphia D/ST (27% owned)- No defense under 40% owned really intrigued me this week, but the Eagles do get a terrible Giants offense and they've recorded 8 sacks in two games. Darren Sproles is always an electrifying return man, too. Philadelphia can definitely serve as a good streamer defense because of how many turnovers they produce, and the fact that Eli Manning is the opposing QB.
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 3