Fantasy Week 3 Waiver Wire

            The Week 3 waiver wire will be crucial with the amount of injuries we saw this past week. Barkley, McCaffrey, Mostert, Sutton, Adams, Fuller, Lock and Coleman to name a few. Many offenses and defenses will be impacted these up and coming weeks. The biggest impact could be your fantasy roster. Busts were abundant in week 3 and many are scratching there head. Today I give you some of my favorite week 3 waiver wire adds. The roster percentage of a player will be based off ESPN

Running Backs

Joshua Kelley (27.9%)

            If you read my waiver add article last week you know Joshua Kelley has been a favorite of mine all offseason. I told many to grab him on my Instagram page. Yet he still has been left off many rosters. This past week he played 43 snaps and had 25 touches. He out touched Ekeler by 5 touches and looked very good against the Chiefs. A top 25 finisher each week he has flex value and could continue to improve. Grab him now.

Jerick McKinnon (19.1%)

            Mostert and Coleman will be sidelined for a few weeks. This is the time to grab McKinnon. He has the Giants this week followed by the Eagles and Dolphins. This is a three week stretch where he could have quantity and quality touches. To me he has a big play ability which he showed verse the Jets. He’s a viable flex play for the next few weeks.

week 3 waiver wire McKinnon
Sep 20, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon (28) returns a kickoff as New York Jets running back Josh Adams (36) attempts to tackle at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Davis (.09%)

            Never would I thought the week 3 waiver wire would have Mike Davis on it. Yet here we are all in shock. Davis caught 8 passes last week and he will be the guy while CMC is out. The Panthers have been passing a ton so far. I see a lot of work coming in the passing game but I worry about his efficiency on the ground. The Panthers have several tough defenses coming up including the Chargers, Cardinals and Bears. 

Miles Gaskins (13.0%)

            Gaskins may not have gotten the touches but he is getting the snaps and being productive. He had 49 snaps in week 2 compared to 16 by Breida and 8 by Howard. He finished with 6 catches against the Bills and had a solid 14.2 fantasy points. For whatever reason he is the guy and would be worth an add with these splits. 

Devonta Freeman (7.9%)

            Freeman has been in contact with teams and will be working out with the Giants. No it is not an ideal landing spot as the offensive line stinks. Yet he would be the early down back you would have to believe. Add him in hopes of seeing him have some type of contribution.

FILE – In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) runs against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game in Atlanta. Freeman is still unsigned as Week 1 of the NFL season begins. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

Wide Receivers

Keelan Cole Sr (1.9%)

            I did not expect Chark to start this slow. The beneficiary of that has been Cole. He saw ample playing time this past week and had 7 targets. The Jaguars will continue to throw and Minshew has looked sharp. Cole needs to be picked up now in hopes he can be a viable flex or WR 3 in deeper leagues. 

Russell Gage (20.2%)

            Another guy I talked about last week. It seems the Falcons will be throwing 40+ times a game this season. The run game stinks and we know the defense will let up points. Julio could be dealing with a nagging injury as well. To me if you need a receiver who will get the volume it’s Gage. He followed up a 12 target performance with 9 targets this past week. Put him in as a WR 3 and hope the volume stays.

Chris Hogan (.04%)

            This is only for the desperate of the desperate. Perriman is shaking up and who knows if Crowder will return. Someone has to catch the ball and that could be Chris Hogan. If you need an add in deeper league think about grabbing Hogan. 

Tight Ends

Jonnu Smith (40.3%) 

            It is crazy to think Jonnu is on waivers. In fact in one of my leagues I picked him up this past week as he slipped through the cracks. He is a freak and will continue to dominate. He was one of my guys and a late round league winner to me. Jonnu may not see the volume of a Kelce but he will be super efficient in this scheme. Grab him now. 

Dec 15, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith (81) runs for a first down during the second half against the Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Sample (.1%)

            Tight ends saw 15 targets for the Bengals in week 2 with Sample seeing 9. Joe Burrow has consistently loved to target guys in the middle of the field and Sample could benefit from this. No the Bengals may not throw 60+ times. Yet you have to believe they could be down most weeks. Grab him in deeper leagues. 

Mo Alie-Cox (.08%)

            Tight ends currently have been holding up. Yet with Doyle sidelined for a few more weeks Mo Alie-Cox could be a play. He was tied for the team in targets with 6 for the Colts. We know Rivers loves his tight ends. If you need to stream the 3 out of the next 4 match ups include the Jets, Cleveland and the Bengals. 

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