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Week one of the 2019 NFL season is in the books and your fantasy season is already over. You probably spent this past Sunday looking at your fantasy roster, filled with regret. Lucky for you, fantasy football leagues are won on the waiver wire and I’m going to provide you with the best options available before week one starts. If I don’t mention someone whom you think I should be talking about, just know there are many reasons why I overlooked them. Maybe they are owned in most leagues. Maybe they are so bad I don’t even consider them. Maybe it’s because your opinions cannot be trusted. After all, you are here. So let us examine what our best week three waiver wire players for your championship run are…
Week Three Waiver Wire QBs
Should I Pick up Jimmy Garoppolo? – Owned in 37% of leagues – Handsome Jimmy Garoppolo had a weak week one, but his week two performance was anything but weak. Throwing for 297 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception, 49ers fans finally saw flashes of the Garoppolo that they were hoping to see when they signed him. If you need quarterback help and Jimmy G is on your waiver wire, he should be your first target.
Should I Pick up Josh Allen? – Owned in 35% of leagues – It is very important to remember that you don’t have to be good at football to be a solid option in fantasy football. Which is good for Josh Allen or I wouldn’t be writing about him. Josh Allen is a pretty mediocre quarterback, but his rushing ability makes him a pretty high floor fantasy option. Even more important, he plays in the AFC East, which is easily the least competitive division in football. All of these facts make him a viable waiver wire option, but I’d still hate myself for making it.
Should I Pick up Matthew Stafford? – Owned in 31% of leagues – In week two, Matthew Stafford saw his fantasy numbers take a dip. He threw for 245 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Even with the dip, he is a very solid option moving forward the rest of the year. He should have a fairly high floor, with the Lions rushing attack struggling the first couple weeks of the season. Moreover, they are the Lions, so they will probably be playing from behind a lot.
Week Three Waiver Wire RBs
Should I Pick up Carlos Hyde? – Owned in 44% of leagues – I understand your hesitation in picking up Carlos Hyde from the waiver wire. He is on his third team in the last six months. But if you need a running back, you have to grab him. In week two, he had 20 carries for 90 yards. He is clearly the lead back in a high-powered Houston, which means he will consistently be flex-worthy, with RB2 potential.
Should I Pick up Raheem Mostert? – Owned in 14% of leagues – With Tevin Coleman dead for the foreseeable future, Raheem Mostert had the lions shares of the offensive looks. Mostert was on the field for 47% of the time compared to Matt Breida’s 29%. And he made the most of those opportunities, with 151 all-purpose yards and one touchdown. More importantly, he was a high-end RB1 in week two. Basically, if you need running back help, Mostert is a great short-term solution until Coleman comes back.
Should I Pick up Frank Gore? – Owned in 12% of leagues – The question about Frank Gore is always when age will catch up with him. Yet Devin Singletary is the one with an injured hamstring, whose status is questionable for week three. Frank Gore had 68 yards and one touchdown in week two. For 400 years, he has been a warrior. A lover. A wanderer. Constantly facing other warriors in combat to the death, the winner taking his enemy ‘s head. And with it, his power. In the end, there can be only one. May it be Frank Gore, the Highlander!
Week Three Waiver Wire WRs
Should I Pick up Nelson Agholor? – Owned in 10% of leagues – With Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson injured in week two, Nelson Agholor ended up getting the lions share of the offensive snaps at wide receiver. The problem with targeting him in your week three waiver wire is there is a good chance both will be back in week two. While his eight catches for 107 yards and one touchdown look tempting, I’m not sure I’d be willing to waste my waiver position on a guy who, at best, has another week of value.
Should I Pick up Demarcus Robinson? – Owned in 4% of leagues – Demarcus Robinson is an intriguing waiver wire question for week three. On the one hand, there is no denying his production in week two. His six catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns were the best wide receiver performance in week two. The question is will he be able to duplicate that? Last week, Sammy Watkins benefited from Patrick Mahomes. This week, it was Demarcus Robinson. The problem is that offense is so good, anyone can blow up at any time. If you are looking for major help at wide receiver, you could do a lot worse than the WR1 of week two who plays on the Kansas City Chiefs.
Should I Pick up DJ Chark? – Owned in 18% of leagues – DJ Chark followed up an impressive week one performance with a respectable week two. Chark led the Jaguars in targets, catching seven passes for 55 yards and one touchdown. Going into the season, experts thought Dede Westbrook was the receiver to own. But two weeks into the season, DJ Chart appears to the best receiver in Jacksonville. The question you have to ask yourself is do you really want the best receiver in Jacksonville on your team or would you rather have a player on a good team?
Other notable wide receivers to monitor
Devin Smith — Owned in 0% of leagues
Terry McLaurin — Owned in 47% of leagues
Deebo Samuel — Owned in 14% of leagues
Week Three Waiver Wire TEs
Should I pick up Will Dissly? – Owned in 3% of leagues. – I have some bad news for you. If you are already looking for tight ends on the waiver wire to save your team, you are already screwed. Because all tight ends are trash. If you need someone who is less trashy than everyone else, I recommend Will Dissly. He has the talent to go from being trash to just slightly mediocre. His five catches for 50 yards and two touchdowns put him amongst the tight end leaders in week two. But I still wouldn’t burn a waiver on him.