Free Agent Finds – Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

Pickups Of The Week

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.

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Wavier Wire Pickups

Pickups Of The Week

Kevin Smith, RB, Detroit Lions : I was going to put him away on my bench last week but I didnt have room, but Smith is a good waiver add, Considering his 201 yards from scrimmage Sunday versus the terrible Carolina Panthers run D. He’s your obvious No. 1 add this week, though  he has a much tougher matchup against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Smith has a chance to stick as the Lions’ starter.

Toby Gerhart, RB, Minnesota Vikings: Adrian Peterson won’t play in Week 12, making Gerhart an option for AP owners Sunday against a strong Atlanta Falcons run D. Im concerned about the Vikings offense, but he should have a full workload to himself, and that’s worth something.

Ryan Grant, RB, Green Bay Packers: I figured I’d mention him just in case he’s been dropped in your league. James Starks suffered injury last week, and considering the Packers get only three days off Starts will most likely be out. That likely means Grant gets the most backfield touches Thursday.

C.J. Spiller, RB, Buffalo Bills: Fred Jackson reportedly will be out Week 12 against the New York Jets. That would likely mean Spiller gets the start. The Buffalo offense looks just awful these days and with the Jets playing the run quite well, between touches from scrimmage and catching passes he should put up some numbers.  He also has some good matchups coming up.

Montario Hardesty, RB, Cleveland Browns: Chris Ogbonnaya has submitted two good games in a row, racking up 243 yards from scrimmage in Weeks 10 and 11 combined.  But Hardesty is a stronger, tougher runner, and would definately get some of the touches.

Jerome Simpson, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Simpson’s 152 yards receiving on eight grabs versus the Baltimore Ravens last week got peoples attention. With A.J. Green out of the lineup,  Simpson got bumped up to the No. 1 receiver role,.  Simpson could get Andy Dalton‘s primary looks again.

My Favorite Free Agent Pickups of Week 3

Pickups Of The Week

If you are looking to try to improve your fantasy football team, or just block others from getting good free agents, these would be my favorite fantasy free agent pickups for this week :

David Nelson (Duf – WR) –  With Roscoe Parrish going down and the Bills showing this high powered offence, someone is going to have to pick up the slack.

Fred Davis (Was – TE) –  Cooley has been hurt and Davis seems to be getting open.

Denarius Moore (Oak – WR) –  Last week Moore looked like Campbells new favorite target.

Ryan Fitzpatrick (Buf – QB) –  Fitzpatricks fantasy numbers have been crazy, at the very least he would make a good back up, not to mention prevent another team in your league from getting him to replace a bad starting QB they have.

Eric Decker (Den – WR) –  Eddie Royal got hurt and Decker filled in nicely.  A lot of upside to this guy!