Week 3 Waiver Targets

Poor draft? Injuries? Or just trying to improve your roster? We got you with this week’s waiver wire targets.

QB

Jared Goff – 6.8% rostered- Two weeks and 2+ touchdowns in each contest, including 4 in Week 2. Amon-Ra St. Brown and D’Andre Swift are the real deal Holyfield’s. Their defense has given up 400 yards in the first two contests also, which likely continues against the Vikings. This is going to keep Goff in passing down situations in Week 3. Worthwhile streaming option as it gets thinner.

Jimmy Garoppolo – 1% rostered- Unfortunately, Trey Lance is gone for the year. This brings Jimmy G back to life. Might have a chip on his shoulder this time around also. Too many weapons on that offense, especially when Kittle returns, to ignore this handsome bastard as a streaming option in the right weeks. He’s back on the QB2 radar.

Notables – Jameis Winston (told you last week not to use week 2, but he’s back to startable if that’s a word, Week 3 vs Carolina).

Deeper Leagues– Marcus Mariota vs Seattle. Geno Smith vs Atlanta. God speed.

RB

Jordan Mason – 2.1% rostered- With the injury to Tyrion Davis-Price, Mason will assume his new role as the #2 RB in San Fran. Which can be a fantasy relevant spot to be in as we have come to learn. Shanny will also roll with the hot hand. Jeff Wilson’s 3.8 yards per carry the last 2 seasons could potentially allow the undrafted rookie to show the team if he’s got anything. If not that, Jeff Wilson also has never played more than 12 games himself. For deeper leagues or desperate dart throws, Marlon Mack is expected to be lifted off the practice squad.

Darrell Williams/Eno Benjamin – 4%/3.6% rostered- It is not clear how much time James Conner misses if any at all, but these two each had 8 carries and 3-4 targets after Conner exited. Could be a platoon between the two but for RB struggling teams, might be the best shot you got for double-digit touches. You will just need Biff’s almanac to guess which one scores in week 3.

J.D McKissic – 42% rostered- Week 1s’ dud got him below the 50% rostered threshold. McKissic saw 7 targets and was on the field for 46% of the snaps in Week 2. And when he has those games, he’s a worthy flex starter or RB2 dart throw in PPR. He’s just tied to Washington being in a lot of passing-down situations. So pick your spots wisely.

Notables – Raheem Mostert doesn’t qualify here at 51% rostered but if he is available in your league he’s worth a speculative add also. He could become the early-down running back in Miami.

Deeper Leagues – Jerrick McKinnon (on the field enough in a high-powered offense and he out-snapped CEH in Week 2, just need to see more usage).

WR

Sterling Shepard – 10.2% rostered- After a good Week 1, it was nice to see him targeted 10 times. Results were not there but the targets are a good sign. Kenny Golladay is on the back of a milk carton and this team is looking for a top WR option. Shepard might be that guy.

Josh Palmer – 40% rostered- Saw 8 targets in Week 2 and as long as Keenan Allen is out, he is their #2 WR. Of course, this is if Herbert is a go.

Notables – Greg Dortch (as long as Rondale Moore is out). Noah Brown (as long as Michael Gallup is out).

Deeper Leagues – Breshad Perriman (that whole WR corp is banged up and Evans is suspended for a game).

TE

Gerald Everett– 30% rostered- Ok, Now it seems personal that you will not listen to me. We are two weeks in and it is astonishing he is only 30% rostered. Especially looking at the landscape. Everett will make the most of his targets in this high powered offense. Which is why a 17% target share under Justin Herbert is going to keep him fringe TE1 for me moving forward. Not to mention he is looked for in the Red Zone. Should note, with Keenen Allen out he saw a 22% target share.

Logan Thomas – 19.5% rostered- He’s gone from 62% to 73% of the snaps in Week 1 to Week 2. Lots of mouths to feed there in Washington but Thomas could have some decent days as he ramps back up from the ACL injury.

Hayden Hurst – 23.3 % rostered- Tied for 6th in targets through 2 weeks (7/9). Also, a Burrow security blanket as he runs for his life again. The production is not quite there but the usage is encouraging.

Notables – Tyler Conklin (9 targets with Uzomah out after a 7 target Week 1. Good steamer if CJ can’t go again). Evan Engram (8 targets Week 2 and we know Doug Pederson likes to feature the TE).

Deeper Leagues– Juwan Johnson (targets are encouraging to monitor. Once was a WR who converted).

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