Week two is behind us and some of you are starting to understand that fantasy football is a marathon, not a sprint. And more of you are ready to quit this marathon after running three blocks. Some of you believed there was no way Ryan Fitzpatrick could repeat his week one performance. And you were wrong. Some of you thought there was no way Blake Bortles could dominate Tom Brady. And you were wrong. Some of you thought fantasy football could be fun. And oh boy were you wrong. Lucky for you, there are waiver wire quarterback options available to save you from yourself. So let us examine what our best week three fantasy football waiver wire QB options are.
Week Three Fantasy Football Waiver Wire QB
Blake Bortles – Owned in 19% of leagues – If you read my quarterback player profile on Blake Bortles, you would know that I am down with the Bort. Week one, Bortles did not do much against the New York Giants, but I think the Giants will end the year as one of the toughest quarterback match-ups in football. This week, he torched the New England Patriots for 377 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 1 interception. More importantly, Blake Bortles always seem to end the year as a QB1. I don’t know why. I don’t know how. I just know that he does. If you need week three fantasy football waiver wire QB help, Bortles has a nice schedule and could be a solid option. Especially with Leonard Fournette’s availability still in question.
Ryan Fitzpatrick – Owned in 27% of leagues – Remember that old song?
Do you believe in Fitzmagic?
In a young Buc’s heart.
Eight touchdowns in two weeks make you think he should start.
That classic song should serve as a cautionary tale. It might seem like you should grab Ryan Fitzpatrick right away. As it stands, he is number one quarterback in fantasy football. But he might not even be the starter in two weeks, once Jameis Winston comes back from suspension. However, if Fitzpatrick keeps playing the way he is playing, there is no way the Buccaneers will be able to bench him. Basically, you have to ask yourself whether you believe these first two games present enough evidence for you to claim Ryan Fitzpatrick off waiver wires. Because if you don’t try to grab him now, there is a good chance he won’t be there for you next week if he keeps playing at a high level. So you have to ask yourself — do you believe in Fitzmagic?
Andy Dalton – Owned in 23% of leagues – On Thursday night, the Red Rifle hosted the Baltimore Ravens and then proceeded to hose them for 265 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. If you need quarterback help, Andy Dalton might seem like a tempting option. The next few match-ups that Dalton has to face are against Atlanta, Carolina, and Miami, who all look like tough defensive opponents. Odds are, Dalton will be there in a couple of weeks if you need him, so taking a wait and see approach is probably your best option.
Other notable week three fantasy football waiver wire QBs to monitor:
Joe Flacco — Owned in 11% of leagues
Tyrod Taylor — Owned in 38% of leagues
Case Keenum — Owned in 33% of leagues