Waiver Wire Targets Week 3 2017

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal Week 2 was filled with injuries and if you got bit by the bug, you may be looking for some help off of waivers. If that is the case, below are some players to target this week. Let’s waste no time and jump right into it.


Trevor Siemian – Broncos: Siemian is off to a great start thus far, combining for 450 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions through the first two weeks. He has some nice weapons on offense and a good defense behind him, which should take some pressure off of his shoulders. In Week 3, he faces a Bills defense that is not imposing whatsoever and could continue his efficient play.

Others to consider: Jay Cutler - Dolphins

Running Back

Chris Carson – Seahawks: Carson has now led the Seahawks running backs in consecutive weeks in snap counts, playing over 50 percent of the snaps in each of the first two games. He received 20 touches in Week 2 and combined for 100 total yards. Eddie Lacy was a healthy scratch and Thomas Rawls is still not up to speed, which has opened the door for Carson to receive the opportunity to prove himself. He looks like the best back in this backfield and should be a high priority waiver wire pick this week.

Samaje Perine – Redskins: Rob Kelley suffered a rib injury in Week 2 and his status for the next game is up in the air. After not playing a snap in Week 1, Perine played in 37 percent of the last game, receiving 21 carries and one target. He should see the primary ball carrier duties if Kelley misses any time, making him an appealing waiver target this week.

Javorius Allen - Ravens: I mentioned him last week and I will say it one last time before it is too late, Allen should not be a free agent in your leagues. For the second straight week, he led all Baltimore running backs in snap counts and now with Terrance West dinged up, there is not much competition in this backfield, so Allen could be a busy back. He rushed for 61 yards, caught five passes for 35 yards, and scored a touchdown in Week 2.

Others to consider: Alvin Kamara - Saints; Chris Thompson – Redskins; Darren Sproles - Eagles

Wide Receiver

J.J. Nelson – Cardinals: Nelson took full advantage of the matchup and the fact that John Brown was out in Week two. He caught 5-of-7 targets for 120 yards and a touchdown, finding the pay dirt for the second consecutive week. Brown is uncertain to play in Week 3, so Nelson could continue to see an increased role. He now has 13 targets through two games and 10 receptions. The Cardinals face the Cowboys in Week 3, who have a below average secondary.

Rashard Higgins – Browns: Higgins led all Browns receivers in Week 2 in targets and snap count. With Corey Coleman out for 6-8 weeks, Higgins should see a significant boost in volume and could end up as the Browns No. 1 receiver. This is a Browns team that will be trailing more often than not, so they will be forced to pass, helping Higgins case.

Mohamed Sanu – Falcons: Through the first two weeks, Sanu leads the Falcons receivers in targets and has played the same amount of snaps as Julio Jones. Sanu is the clear No. 2 option in this passing game and deserves a look off of waivers. With some of the injuries to receivers and once bye weeks arrive, Sanu could become a very valuable player for some fantasy owners. The Falcons do have some favorable matchups in the foreseeable future.

Others to consider: Kenny Golladay– Lions; Cooper Kupp – Rams; Brandon Coleman – Saints; Kenny Stills - Dolphins

Tight End

Ben Watson - Ravens: Watson was peppered with eight targets, catching all eight of them for 91 yards in Week 2. After playing in 60 percent of the snaps in Week 1, he played in 74 percent of the snaps in the last game, which is a good sign that he has no lingering effects of his Achilles injury. With all the injuries to tight ends this week, Watson will likely become a priority this week and rightfully so.
>Others to consider: David Njoku – Browns; Antonio Gates - Chargers

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