Week 3 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice

Fantasy football waiver wire advice for Week 3 of the 2017 season. The parameters and assumptions of this weekly waiver wire advice column can be found in the preseason introduction. Let’s review last week’s recommendations, and then see what we can scrounge up for Week 3 waiver wire advice.

Week 2 Waiver Wire Recap

Presented in the order in which they were recommended.
Player Wk 2 PPR Note
Tarik Cohen 12.8 Easily out produced Jordan Howard.
Kerwynn Williams 2.2 Didn’t impress; outplayed by Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington.
Marqise Lee 14.6 Near even split with Allen Hurns.
Allen Hurns 20.2 Garbage time!
Nelson Agholor 7.9 Made his only catch count against a tough defense.
Javorious Allen 21.1 On the field and involved much more than Terrance West.
Jermaine Kearse 22.4 Two straight weeks of heavy involvement.
Kendall Wright 13.9 Had a costly drop but was heavily involved.
Danny Amendola 0 Inactive.
Cooper Kupp 6.3 Not much production but led the team in air yards.
Paul Richardson 9.9 A TD saved his day.
Chris Carson 11 Seems to be the clear No.1 in Seattle.
Chris Ivory 7.8 Clear handcuff to Fournette.
Tyler Ervin 4.6 Nominal production but involved as both a runner and receiver.
Charles Clay 5.3 An awful day for Buffalo offense.
Zay Jones 3.8 Had over half of Buffalo’s air yards.
Jesse James 6.7 No sign of Vance McDonald yet.
  • Tarik Cohen remains available in 37 percent of ESPN leagues and is a must add if available. Jordan Howard was spotted in a sling after Chicago’s Week 2 loss. Even if Howard plays next week, Chicago’s likely game script is going to favor Cohen’s skill set for the foreseeable future.
  • Kerwynn Williams laid an egg. Both Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington saw usage. Looks like a cluster to avoid if you can.
  • Nelson Agholor struggled, finishing well behind Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz, and Torrey Smith in both targets and air yards. He’s a hold in deeper leagues or for desperate teams but a questionable asset in shallow leagues.
  • Kendall Wright didn’t wow anybody, but he was Chicago’s leading receiver and has some ongoing utility in deeper leagues or for needy owners.
  • Chris Ivory played about half as many snaps as Leonard Fournette and has emerged as the obvious handcuff if you’re into that sort of thing.
  • Zay Jones scored poorly, as did Buffalo’s entire offense. However, his line would have looked a lot better if he’d managed to come down with a long distance desperation pass at the end of regulation. As it is, he had over half of Buffalo’s air yards. Through two weeks, he has as many targets as Martavis Bryant and Jeremy Maclin. If you can spare the bench space, he’s worth a hold.

Week 3 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice

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By Charles Kleinheksel | @Spidr2ybanana | Archive

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  1. awesome, love this article every week.

    -Any thoughts on Foreman? I'm thinking of dropping Prosise for him (.5 ppr) , with maybe a really small bid and holding for a couple weeks at least.

    -Any thoughts on what you would spend on Carson? I'm in a 12x15 league (so not super deep), but i am considering dropping the rest of my faab (about 75%). We have FCFS and $0 bids, so this wouldn't completely handicap me.

    -Are the players mostly ranked in the order that you would want them? So i'm assuming you value Marqise Lee above Higgins/Kearse, etc?

  2. Based on what we saw Cohen go for last week, I think Carson will require at least 50% of FAAB, probably more. I'd think you will have a pretty good chance of getting him at 75%. Not sure what Seattle's schedule looks like going forward, but he's seemingly a lead RB on a team where the OC likes to run (despite mediocre/bad? OL)

  3. Assuming this injury happened during the game, Alex Collins may be worth a flyer. At least for early down and RZ duty.

  4. Mychal says:

    Yeah, I'll probably end up keeping Britt, seeing as there isn't much to choose from on the wire.

    How would you rank Perine, Foreman, Breida and Burkhead as long-term stashes (this spot would be the 5th RB on my roster)?

  5. CK says:

    I'd go Burkhead, Foreman, Breida, Perine but others like @FF_Contrarian might have different ideas.

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