Waiver Wire Week 3:
For most of us, last week was a complete DISASTER! And truthfully, the only way to make it out on the other side, is to own the waiver wire! So, that’s exactly what we are going to do. Let’s go dumpster diving for some unwanted treasure, shall we?
Ryan Tannehill- Hello people, wake up! He is elite. He was last year and he started this year the same way. Let your eyes believe it!It’s been two straight weeks of elite production for Ryan Tannehill, who is currently the QB9 in fantasy land (according to PFF). His numbers are likely to continue an upward trajectory with the team facing off against a Minnesota Vikings defense that has allowed the fifth-most passing yards and touchdown passing percentage (7.2%).
Jeff Wilson- Anyone who thinks this is going to be the Jerick McKinnon show is lying to themselves. Here’s a player with a bad history of knee injuries, playing on turf the Niners don’t trust. Nevermind the fact that Kyle Shanahan is a RBBC truther. Wilson scores a TD this week, book it.
WR: I’ll give you 4 to look @ here…3 are of the rookie variety.
Michael Pittman Jr.- With Parris Campbell sidelined with a knee injury, this paves the way for the big/physical round 2 pick out of USC. 6 targets last week against Minnesota.
Chase Claypool- Looking for a big play threat?! Look no further. 84 yard TD last week. And how about this, Big Ben’s QB rating was at its highest on Sunday when targeting Claypool, expect him to look that way again.
Curtis Samuel- I’m not buying the Mike Davis show, I think Matt Rhule/Joe Brady will find other ways to get playmakers involved, Samuel is the guy that could benefit from that mentality. It takes a village to replace CMC.
KJ Hamler- He’s a burner @ 4.2 speed and with Sutton out and Jeudy banged up, his target share is sure to rise.
Logan Thomas- Like targets? Good me too.Haskins has fed Logan Thomas 17 targets through two weeks; only Travis Kelce (20) and Darren Waller (24) have more pass-game opportunities at the position. The Washington team takes on Cleveland today - who have given up the most fantasy points allowed to tight ends in 2020 — makes starting him a no-brainer.
Jordan Akins- He profiles like a Darren Waller/George Kittle type. Big, physical, with just enough wiggle to make defenders miss. He’s scored double digit fantasty points in both games this season. And where else is Watson throwing to?!
LA Chargers- They played the Chiefs last week so there’s a chance the Chargers fantasy owner dropped em like a bad habit heading into that matchup…if that’s the case, go and pick them up. The Chargers have generated the second-most pressures in the league over the first two weeks and should continue to wreak havoc on the Carolina Panthers.