Waiver Wire Week 3

Written by: Derrick Oien

Fantasy Football

Before we get to this week, I thought I would do a quick recap of last weeks waiver picks. QB - Wentz had a big day and for the year he is at QB3. This week he faces a touch Philly D so it might not be the best matchup. Cooper Rush was good leading his team to the victory but fantasy was QB 19 for the week. If you were desperate that’s fine but it wasn’t stellar. Geno came back to earth as well with QB 30 performance. RB - In the SF backfield it was Wilson with RB15 for the week. Davis Price looked promising but he exited with a high ankle sprain which knocks him out for a few weeks. Harris played so Warren was a non factor and Hilliard was a scratch for the week. WR - Robbie Anderson was a bust but the other two picks were stellar with Samuel logging WR 11 for the week and Dotson logging WR 18. Samuel stands at WR 7 for the year and Dotson is WR 13. Like Wentz above they all face Philly this week. TE - OJ Howard was a bust. Everett landed at TE 8 this week and is TE 4 for the season. Taysom Hill joined Howard back in the land of nothing. On to the Waiver Wire after Week 2. QB:

  1. Jim Garoppolo - With Trey Lance’s season ending injury, Jimmy G is the must add QB this week. There is a reason that he wasn’t the starter but clearly the 49ers are excited they didn’t deal him in the offseason. He faces a decent Denver defense this week so it’s hard to say how strong he will be this week.
  2. Tua Tagovailoa - Going into the season Tua was QB 16/17 so he may be rostered elsewhere. Week 1 he was QB 21, so if he was on the wire, he probably stayed there. This week he went off and if he is available, grab him fast as he had the top performance, above even Jackson, Allen and Hurts.
  3. Jared Goff - Like Tua, Goff came in even lower, starting the season at QB 24. That puts him at the bottom of the QB2 range and it makes it even more likely he is on the waiver than Tua. Goff logged a QB 7 performance behind those stellar names above and he faces a smarting Minnesota D that couldn’t’ do much to stop Hurts and the Eagles last night.


  1. Raheem Mostert - Mosert has a long history of injuries but as of last week, he appears to be the starter in an explosive Miami offense. With all the weapons on this team, he should be a good start as long as he is healthy. Coming into the season he was RB 52 so he should be available in all but deep leagues.
  2. Darrel Williams - With Connor injured, Williams took the lead in Arizona. His downside is that Eno Benjamin is splitting time with him as the receiving back. With a dynamic offense they should both be flyers for the next week or two if you are in a crunch.
  3. Eno Benjamin - See above. Basically this is a repeat of SF last week and will have some value until Connor returns.


  1. Garrett Wilson - Even with Flaco at QB, Wilson went off with the 6th best performance last week. If you are using waiver bucks, go big on him.
  2. Greg Dortch - There is some risk in grabbing Dortch as there are a lot of weapons in Arizona but he could be a good grab and hold as the season progresses.
  3. Noah Brown - Brown has logged two good performances and sits at WR18 currently. Updside, he clearly has chemistry with Cooper Rush. Downside? Gallup and Washington are slated to return in the coming weeks.

**TE:**1. Logan Thomas - Thomas has had two decent weeks in a row and currently sits at TE 10 after two weeks. Coming into the season he was TE 25 in ADP so there is a decent chance he is on the wire.