Week 3 Waiver Wire Targets

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

Two weeks are in the books. If you're looking at the waiver wire to help improve your team, here are the guys we're looking at for Week 3.

Don't forget that you can use the Waiver Wire tool in our Lineup Analyzer to check waiver wire options for your specific league with just a single click!

Chris Carson Seattle

Chris Carson, RB - SEA
When we look at Chris Carson's projected points versus actual production, he's ahead of the curve having outproduced his projections both weeks. With Lacy a healthy scratch, Carson got a workload and was seven yards away from hitting the century mark on Sunday. Even though Carson is currently far down the official Seahawks depth chart, he's the back we want to own.

Trevor Siemian, QB - DEN
Imagine a few weeks ago if someone had told you that after the first two weeks of the season, the top fantasy quarterbacks would be Alex Smith, Trevor Siemian, and Carson Wentz. Sounds crazy, right? But that's the world we're living in. With 450 yards and 7 touchdowns, Siemian at least deserves consideration as a backup option for your team.

Chris Thompson, RB - WAS
Still available in more than half of Yahoo, CBS, and ESPN leagues is Chris Thompson who came up big in Week 2 on limited action finding the endzone twice. He has surpassed his projections with ease both weeks. If Rob Kelley misses time this week (ribs), Thompson becomes an interesting play against Oakland. If Samaje Perine is available, he's always worth stashing on your bench.

JJ Nelson, WR - ARI
JJ Nelson has benefited from the absence of John Brown. In fact, Nelson finished last week as the 4th-best WR (std scoring). There is a strong possibility that John Brown misses Week 3 against the Cowboys, so dial Nelson up as a WR2 this week.

Jermaine Kearse, WR - NYJ
During the pre-season, we called out Robby Anderson as a fantastic flier pick late in your drafts. He was supposed to be the #1 WR for the Jets, and a pick in the 14th round seemed like a value play. Jermaine Kerse would have been the better pick, and he can still be had in almost 90% of leagues. Kearse is clearly filling the #1 role on a terrible team - which may not be good for Jets fans, but can be fantastic for fantasy owners. Kearse was targeted 9 times in Week 1 and hauled in 7 for 59 yards. He followed that up this week with 64 yards and 2 scores.

Jack Doyle, TE - IND
If you lost Greg Olsen or have to worry about Jordan Reed's health and need a streaming option at TE, Jack Doyle deserves a look here. A normally-stout Arizona defense gave up 8 catches for 79 yards to Doyle last week. He didn't give fantasy owners a lot to get excited about in Week 1, but the addition of Jacoby Brissett was beneficial. Doyle's prospects look even better when/if Andrew Luck returns.

Benjamin Watson, TE - BAL
If you're hurting at TE, Ben Watson is also worth a look as a possible low-end starter. Joe Flacco targeted the TE position heavily last year (Dennis Pitta led the team in targets), and even though Watson turned in a doughnut in Week 1, he bounced back nicely against Cleveland with 8 receptions for 91 yards.

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tortoise1689 CommentedSep 20, 2017 11:00 am

I can't figure out how to get Lineup Analyzer to load, I'm on CBS and name of the league is PrimeTime. Thanks, Tom

Nerd CommentedSep 20, 2017 11:00 am

I don't see that you've added a team to the Analyzer. I'll send you an email with instructions.

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