Waiver Wire Targets 2016 Week 3

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal As the season progresses and injuries occur, the waiver wire will be your best friend. The injury bug started early this season and it continued to affect players in Week 2. Several notable names went down with injuries this week. Danny Woodhead will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Quite a few other players will miss this week and some players are day-to-day. For those who have been affected by all the injuries, the waiver wire is the way to go. Let’s take a look at some players you may want to target on waivers.


Ryan Tannehill – Dolphins: Tannehill is coming off of a 389 yards and two touchdown game against the Patriots. This week the Dolphins head to Miami for their home opener against the Cleveland Browns. The Browns have surrendered over 275 passing yards in each of their first two games and four passing touchdowns. Tannehill is a volatile play, but is in a prime spot to be productive. For those who are looking to stream a quarterback, Tannehill makes a lot of sense.

Others to consider: Sam Bradford – Vikings, Ryan Fitzpatrick - Jets

Running Back

Jerick McKinnon- Vikings: Adrian Peterson is dealing with a torn meniscus and could miss a decent amount of time. McKinnon is expected to get the start in his place. He is a dual threat running back as he is capable of catching the ball out of the backfield. The one concern is that Matt Asiata could vulture his goal line carries. That being said, McKinnon should be a high volume back while Peterson is sidelined.

Charles Sims – Buccaneers: It is unlikely that Sims is available in your league, but if he is, go get him. Doug Martin suffered a hamstring injury and his status for Week 3 is unclear, but those types of injuries tend to linger. Sims could automatically become the starter on this team if Martin can’t play. Sims will offer RB1 upside and a RB2 floor. With all the injuries at the running back position, he could be an asset to many fantasy owners.

Jay Ajayi - Dolphins: Arian Foster is dealing with a groin injury and is considered day-to-day. If he happens to miss any time, Ajayi will likely start in his play. The Dolphins have a favorable matchup this week as they host the Browns, so Ajayi could be impactful as early as this week. You may also want to consider Kenyon Drake as add and stash because Foster has a history of injuries, so at some point Drake could have a role in this offense.

Others to consider: Fozzy Whittaker/Cameron Artis-Payne – Panthers, Dwayne Washington – Lions, Tevin Coleman - Falcons

Wide Receiver

Will Fuller – Texans: Chances are that Fuller is no longer available in your league, but if he is, go get him now. He has been targeted 18 times in the first two games and has exceeded 100 receiving yards in each of those games. The rookie should continue to have a significant role on this offense. He should be on every fantasy roster in all formats.

Tyrell Williams – Chargers: Williams stepped in for the injured Keenan Allen and caught three passes for 61 yards and a touchdown on six targets. He played the second most snaps of all Chargers receivers. He should continue to have a solidified role on this offense due to all the injuries.
Quincy Enunwa – Jets: Enunwa has played really well in the first two games and he appears to have a solid role in this offense. Through the first two games, he has 13 catches for 146 yards and a touchdowns. He has received 14 targets and has played in 109 offensive snaps. He is worth an add off of waivers.

Phillip Dorsett – Colts: Moncrief is dealing with a shoulder injury and his status for Week 3 is unknown. If he misses any time, Dorsett becomes the No. 2 wide receiver of this high powered offense. Dorsett offers big play making ability and could see an increase in targets. He is a must add if Moncrief is ruled out.

Others to consider: Victor Cruz – Giants, Chris Hogan - Patriots

Tight End

Eric Ebron – Lions: Ebron continues to see plenty of looks in each game. He now has 12 targets this season and has caught nine passes for 99 yards and a touchdown. The Lions are a pass first offense, so this type of volume should continue for Ebron. He offers plenty of upside and has established a solid floor in PPR formats.

Others to consider: Dennis Pitta - Ravens

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