Waiver Wire Targets 2018 Week 3

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal The waiver wire is key to surviving this long season filled with injuries and other factors that could change a player’s role on their offense. Each week I will provide you with a list of players you should be looking to add off of waivers. Let’s take a look at some of those players below.


Ryan Fitzpatrick – Buccaneers: Fitzmagic was at it again in Week 2, throwing for over 400 yards and four touchdowns for the second consecutive week. This was versus a tough Eagles defense. He now has 819 passing yards and eight passing touchdowns for the season. This week the Bucs host the Steelers who allowed 362 passing yards and six passing touchdowns to Patrick Mahomes in Week 2. If you are looking for a quarterback to stream this week and Fitzpatrick is out there, go get him.

Others to consider: Blake Bortles - Jaguars

Running Back

Giovani Bernard – Bengals: Joe Mixon is expected to be sidelined 2-4 weeks after undergoing a knee scope, so Bernard should see an increased workload during Mixon’s absence. Rookie Mark Walton will likely see some reps, but Bernard’s experience and ability to both run and catch out of the backfield, should keep him on the field for the majority of the offensive snaps. He should be added in all formats this week.

Corey Clement – Eagles: After playing in just 18 percent of the snaps in Week 1, Clement played in 42 percent of the snaps this past weekend. He took advantage of his opportunity rushing for 30 yards and a touchdown, while also adding five receptions for 55 yards. Darren Sproles missed the game with a hamstring injury and Jay Ajayi is dealing with a back injury. Clement made a case for himself to get more playing time and if either of the other two backs miss time, Clement has the ability to get even more reps in a favorable matchup against the Colts in Week 3.

Others to consider: Chris Ivory – Bills, Aaron Jones - Packers

Wide Receiver

Antonio Callaway – Browns: Callaway got the start in Week 2 and played in 81 percent of the offensive snaps. He caught 3-of-4 targets for 81 yards and a touchdowns, displaying his big play ability. With Josh Gordon traded to the Patriots, Callaway should continue to line up as the Browns No. 2 receiver. Consistency may be an issue, but he could still be an asset to your team as bye weeks approach.

John Brown – Ravens: Brown is off to a good start this season, catching 7-of-14 targets for 136 yards and two touchdowns, finding the pay dirt in each of his first two games. He remains unowned in 76 percent of ESPN leagues and should continue to have a solidified role on this offense. If he is still out there in any of your leagues, he should be added.

Tyler Boyd – Bengals: Boyd is owned in just 1.1 percent of ESPN leagues. He played in 88 percent of the snaps in the Bengals season opener and in 76 percent of the snaps in Week 2. He has received 14 targets during that stretch, catching nine of them for 117 yards and a touchdown. The Bengals offense looks good at this time and so does this young receiver, so make sure to add him off waivers this week.

Others to consider: Chris Godwin – Buccaneers, Quincy Enunwa – Jets, Geronimo Allison – Packers

Tight End

Jesse James – Steelers: James has seen five targets in each of the first two games this season. It was good to see him still receive plenty of looks with Vance McDonald’s return. The snap count did decrease in Week 2, but the usage was still there. The Steelers head to Tampa Bay this week to take on a suspect secondary, so James can be considered a streaming option for those in need. He has scored double-digit fantasy points in each of his first two games this season (ppr formats).

Others to consider: Austin Hooper - Falcons

For any questions, feel free to reach out to me on the Twitter machine @Armando_Marsal. Best of luck to all.