Week Three: Fantasy Football Waiver Wire WRs
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 didn’t think Keelan Cole could look like Odell Beckham. And you were wrong. Some of didn’t think that Tavon Austin would be the Cowboys leading receiver. And you were wrong. Some of you thought fantasy football could be fun. And oh boy were you wrong. Lucky for you, there are week three waiver wire WR options available to save you from yourself. So let us examine what our best waiver wire WR options for week three are.
Keelan Cole – Owned in 49% of leagues – In week two, fans got to see Keelan Cole do his best Odell Beckham Jr. impression on his and the Jacksonville Jaguars way to routing the New England Patriots. If you were reading our fantasy prep articles, our own Jeff Krisko told you that Keelan Cole was the receiver to own in Jacksonville. If you weren’t reading our articles, you only have yourself to blame for not having his 7 catches for 116 yards and 1 touchdown in your week two line-up. Lucky for you, it is not too late to correct your mistakes. If Cole is available in any of your leagues, he should be your number one week three fantasy football waiver wire WR target.
John Brown – Owned in 25% of leagues – My #2 week three waiver wire WR is John Brown, but I consider Brown more a 1b to Keelan Cole’s 1a. Both are solid waiver wire targets in week two to shore up your receiving corp. In week two, John Brown led the Baltimore Ravens with 10 targets. He caught 4 passes for 92 yards and 1 touchdown. Through two weeks, John Brown is looking like the best offensive weapon on the Ravens.
Chris Godwin – Owned in 35% of leagues – Last week, I told you that Chris Godwin was the receiver to own in Tampa Bay over DeSean Jackson. After two weeks of top-level production, I am wondering if I am wrong about DeSean Jackson being able to maintain his scoring. Unfortunately, he is more than 50% owned in fantasy football leagues, so he won’t be the focus of this article. Chris Godwin, however, will be. While he didn’t have the yards that Jackson had, he did have 5 catches for 56 yards and 1 touchdown. Through two weeks of the NFL season, Godwin has been a low-end WR2/high-end WR3, which means he should be owned in all formats.
Other notable week three waiver wire WRs to monitor:
Dede Westbrook — Owned in 14% of leagues
Antonio Callaway — Owned in 5% of leagues
Geronimo Allison — Owned in 29% of leagues