The Waiver wire in week 3 is all about what you could do for me. Potential is one of the keys to winning fantasy football, and this week I believe there is a lot of it sitting on the waiver wire. Make sure every Sunday you pay attention to your waiver wire, so you can pick up someone like Brandon Jackson or Shaun Hill after injuries. Here is a list of the top waiver wire adds for week 3:
Waiver Wire: Jimmy Clausen, QB, Carolina Panthers: I was never a fan of Matt Moore, and now Jimmy gets the start at home versus the Bengals this week and I think he will surprise some people. Don’t expect greatness, but I am guessing he will manage the game and give the Panthers a chance to win.
Waiver Wire: Jason Snelling, RB, Atlanta Falcons: I understand that a report came out stating that Michael Turner’s groin was not considered serious, but just to be safe, I would pick up Jason Snelling. Jerious Norwoods’ injury is considered more serious than Turner, and I think Snelling is ultimately the better back in Atlanta and his potential is worth the pickup.
Waiver Wire: Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos: Speaking of potential, Demaryius Thomas had a great training camp, was out the entire preseason and week one, comes back in week two and catches 8 balls for 97 yards and a touchdown. Thomas, if he stays healthy, is going to make a huge splash this year for the Broncos; if he is still available, pick him up.
Waiver Wire: Kevin Walter, WR, Houston Texans: You can’t just buy on a player after one week, but Kevin Walter is going to be a part of this offense all season long. Matt Schaub was not needed in week one, that will not happen again this season. Schaub is one of the best quarterbacks in the league and as a fantasy owner, you should have any and all of his wide receivers.
Waiver Wire: Mike Williams [TB], WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh Freeman is making progress after injuring himself at the end of the preseason, and will be back to form very soon. Mike Williams is his number one target, if he is available in your league, put him on your bench and wait for him to explode.
Waiver Wire: Peyton Hillis, RB, Cleveland Browns: In two games, he has 17 carries, 76 yards and two touchdowns. His counterpart, Jerome Harrison, has 25 carries, 85 yards and zero touchdowns. I honestly do not know what is going on in Cleveland right now, but Hillis and Cribbs [see below] seem to be the best options to score right now and that is where you should be going.
Steve Breaston, WR, Arizona Cardinals- Early Doucet hurt, teams have to guard Fitzgerald at some point, get Breaston if still available.
Joshua Cribbs, WR, Cleveland Browns- Especially if your league has return yards, but Mangini has said he needs to get this guy the ball more and he will be a part of the offense more in coming weeks.
Darren Sproles, RB, San Diego Chargers- I know a real stretch here… but if somehow he is still available, take him even with Ryan Matthews not injured seriously.
Danny Amendola, WR, St. Louis Rams- Mark Clayton has been the man, I like Amendola, he reminds me of Wes Welker and he returns for them… good pick up.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Buffalo Bills- If you are absolutely desperate and do not have a QB for this week, this is just an update he is starting in New England this week… oh and he went to Harvard.