Week 3 Waiver Wire: Here are the best players to add in your fantasy league

Here's who you should add to your fantasy roster in Week 3

James Rapien
September 17, 2019 - 12:40 pm
Sep 8, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back D.J. Hayden (25) breaks up a pass to Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (11) during the second half at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Spor

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CLEVELAND, OH – Week 2 of the NFL season was filled with injuries. Quarterbacks like Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger are set to miss significant time. Wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson both suffered injuries in the early stages of their matchup against Atlanta. Running backs had their fair share of injuries too. LeSean McCoy, Damien Williams, James Conner and Devin Singletary all left due to various ailments. Injuries open up the door for someone else to emerge and help your fantasy team.

Here are the players to target on the waiver wire this week:

Demarcus Robinson (9%) – Robinson caught all six of his targets for 172 yards and two touchdowns. He showed the ability to make contested catches and should continue to be a big part of the Chiefs’ offense with Tyreek Hill injured. Robinson will be the most-added wide receiver in fantasy leagues ahead of Week 3.

Darwin Thompson (18%) – The rookie running back hasn’t been productive in his first two NFL games, but that could change in Week 3 with McCoy and Williams both nursing injuries. The Chiefs’ offense is a well-oiled machine that puts running backs in a position to succeed. Thompson is worth adding in deeper leagues or if your team is hurting at running back. 

Nelson Agholor (16%) – Agholor could be the top wide receiver in the Eagles’ offense if Jeffery and Jackson can’t play against the Lions. He had eight receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown last week. Agholor had a crucial drop, but should get enough volume to be a worthwhile streaming option. 

DJ Chark Jr. (14%) – Chark has 11 receptions for 201 yards and two touchdowns this season. It may be hard to trust the Jacksonville wide receivers, but he’s shown enough to be added in most leagues.

Randall Cobb (24%) – Cobb could see an increase in targets with Michael Gallup expected to miss at least a month with a knee injury. The Cowboys’ offense is explosive and Cobb has shown he still has something left in the tank. He won’t be the fantasy star he once was, but he’s worth stashing on your bench.

Deebo Samuel (14%) – Samuel had a breakout Week 2 performance against the Bengals, finishing with five receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown. He looked like the number one wide receiver for the 49ers. He goes up against a beatable Pittsburgh secondary in Week 3 and is worth adding before another potential big game.

Jaylen Samuels (36%) – Samuels had 31 yards from scrimmage in Week 2, but his volume should go up with Conner dealing with a knee injury. The Steelers believe Conner avoided a serious injury, but Samuels has RB2 potential if he can’t play this week against the 49ers.

Frank Gore (9%) – Gore is an ageless wonder. The 36-year-old finished with 83 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown in the Bills’ win over the Giants. If Singletary misses time, Gore has RB2 potential

Raheem Mostert (18%) – Mostert exploded in Week 2, finishing with 151 total yards and a touchdown on 16 touches. He looked fast, dynamic and a perfect compliment to Matt Breida in San Francisco’s offense. Mostert is worth adding in all leagues and gets a boost in PPR formats.

Will Dissly (4%) – Dissly caught all five of his targets for 50 yards and two touchdowns. There will be weeks where he has two receptions for 20 yards and other weeks where he’s a big reason why your team won its’ matchup. Dissly is worth adding, especially consider how shallow the tight end position has been over the first two weeks. He has TE1 potential.