The waiver wire offers an opportunity at every position. Lurking in the murky waters of fantasy free agents are the gems that can transform a roster with a lowly record to a fantasy champion. Below is a list of seven players you may want to jump on after their performances last Sunday. Thank me later and don’t forget to follow STF on Twitter at @Snack_TimeFS for personal advice and more articles like this one!
Week 3 Waiver Wire Targets
Ryan Fitzpatrick: Through the first two weeks of the regular season, Ryan Fitzpatrick is your no. 1 quarterback for fantasy football. He’s thrown over four hundred yards and four touchdowns over the last two weeks, good enough for an outstanding 73.26 fantasy points over that span. He’s clearly clicking with the rest of the Bucs offense so much that Jameis Winston might not have a job when he returns from his suspension. Fitzpatrick, if he hasn’t already been added in your league, needs to be 100% owned.
DeSean Jackson: You should add Jackson to your Week 3 roster for the same reasons you’re adding Fitzpatrick. Despite reports that Jackson’s Week 2 status was in doubt due to a hamstring injury suffered the previous week, FitzMagic and Djax connected on a 75-yard bomb on the first play of the game versus the Eagles. Jackon has absolutely torched secondaries for two straight weeks, and that shouldn’t change against the Steelers in Week 3 who allowed Patrick Mahomes to dismantle them for a five-touchdown performance last Sunday.
Giovani Bernard: With news breaking that Joe Mixon will be out of action for 2-4 weeks following his knee surgery, Giovani Bernard becomes a must-add. Bernard’s prime PPR value should increase, especially with the Bengals playing as well as they have been. Bernard should be a weekly FLEX option as long as Mixon is out.
Quincy Enunwa: Enunwa missed all of last season with a neck injury. That hasn’t seemed to matter at all over the first two weeks of the season, a stretch where Enunwa has amassed 34.5 PPR fantasy points. He and rookie quarterback Sam Darnold obviously have chemistry, so expect Enunwa to be a weekly target hog. He’s beginning to establish himself as a safe WR2/3.
Keelan Cole: Cole absolutely exploded versus the Patriots, going off for 7 catches, 116 yards, and a touchdown. The stats don’t show an incredible catch-of-the-year candidate early in the game that suggests that Cole is no doubt Jacksonville’s no. 1 target moving forward. The Jaguars face the Titans in Week 3, who allowed 48+ PPR points alone to the Houston Texans’ dynamic duo of DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller last Sunday.
Eric Ebron: This marks Ebron’s second straight week with a touchdown and double-digit PPR point totals. He’s turned into a reliable red zone threat for Andrew Luck and gotten off to a fresh start with his new team. Ebron should be a borderline TE1 moving forward due to how thin the tight end position is this (every) season.
John Brown: Brown, like Ebron, can’t stop scoring touchdowns. Joe Flacco showed trust in the former Arizona Cardinals speedster last Thursday against the Bengals, a game where Brown caught 4 balls on 10 targets for 92 receiving yards and a score. With Michael Crabtree drawing attention on the opposite side, Brown has turned into a reliable no. 2 option for Flacco. He’s still a bit of a boom-or-bust play at the moment, but the big play potential is always waiting to happen with Brown.
Cole Topham is the lead editor for snacktimefantasy.com and covers the MLB and NFL. He enjoys watching his opponents suffer as he defeats them week after week in his fantasy football/baseball leagues.