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Free Agent Finds – Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups
Playing the waiver wire is one of the most important ways to have a winning fantasy football. Team, but you have to play it smart. Each week, I’ll show you a number of players you should target in the free-agent market to help you reach your goal… winning a your Fantasy Football League Championship!
1. Knile Davis, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
After Jamaal Charles was knocked out of his Week 2 game with a high ankle sprain Knile Davis tore it up for 28 touches, 103 scrimmage yards and a pair of touchdowns. Some people thing he looked better than Charles did before he got hurt. Just in case Charles misses a few weeks, Davis is a guy that will get a lot of touches.
2. Donald Brown, RB, San Diego Chargers
A guy I drafted in one of my deeper leagues, Donald Brown was a top-25 fantasy running back in 2013. Now it appears he is in line to get Mathews carries with Ryan Mathews (knee) out for a few weeks. Mathews always gets hurt so it was only a matter of time. In this case, Danny Woodhead would continue his role as a 3rd down, red zone and change-of-pace back.
3. Khiry Robinson, RB, New Orleans Saints
Mark Ingram is expected to miss about a month with an injured hand so the next man up is Robinson. He should assume the majority of the rushing duties, with which means Robinson could be in line for some solid production.
4. Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins (0.4 percent owned)
Robert Griffin III suffered yet another injury, this time a dislocated ankle against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In came Cousins to the rescue (this sounds like a familiar story), throwing for 250 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. With Griffin III down, Cousins becomes a viable option off the waiver wire for Week 3.
5. Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans
I mentioned Walker last week, but if he is still out there on your waiver wire, he is worth a look if you need Tight End help. He burned the Dallas Cowboys, catching 10 passes for 142 yards with one touchdown (even if it was blown coverage). It was also the second time in as many weeks that Walker has found the end zone, making him a prime add for those owners who need a tight end.
6. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
A deep sleeper this preseason, Kelce started getting some attention in the preseason making a number of catches. Add to that Dwayne Bowes status and suddenly you have the makings of another option in the KC offense. At 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds he’s dangerously fast and a good pass catcher. Last we he was targeted six times catching 4 of them. He is definitely a good option with upside going forward.
7. Bobby Rainey, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Rainey, who was a useful fantasy waiver wire pickup for part of last season, is again going to play a role with Doug Martin (knee) out. He did well against the Rams this week, but Martin is no lock to be back in the lineup for Week 3.
8. James Jones, WR, Oakland Raiders
It was just two years ago, when Jones led the NFL in receiving TDs with the Packers. Now he has quietly had a nice start to his first season with the Raiders, scoring a combined 24.60 fantasy points in his first two games.
I normally stay away from wide receivers that have a rookie QB throwing to them, But if need a WR, Jones is still a main target on this team.
9. Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts
With Trent Richardson constantly struggling to get 3 yards per carry, Bradshaw should see a lot of action (at least until he gets hurt again). Richardson owners should be adding Bradshaw as a handcuff, but Bradshaws two touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles make him a nice addition if you need a RB.
10. Jeremy Hill (RB) Cincinnati Bengals
Hill and Gio Bernard were used a lot in Week 2 with A.J. Green getting hurt. Hill should see enough carries going forward to make him a nice flex option. Offensive coordinator (Hue Jackson) said he wanted to emphasize the run this season, so 10-15 touches per game wouldn’t be to bad. This weeks match up against a Titans run defense that gave up 6.3 yards per carry to DeMarco Murray makes Hill a recommended FLEX option in Week 3.