James Starks leads this week’s waiver adds

Jody Smith looks at the key waiver wire adds for week 3, and tells you how much of your budget you should spend.

| 2 years ago
(AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

(AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

James Starks leads this week’s waiver adds

Just when we thought things couldn’t get wackier than 2015’s opening games, Week 2 came along and upped the ante. From terrible performances from fantasy studs, career-best days from unheralded reserves, and more devastating injuries, Week 2 made for quite a memorable slate.

If you’re one of the many people hit hard by by these first two unpredictable weeks, the good news is that it’s still early and there’s plenty of time to right the ship. Or maybe you’ve been some sort of savant and are enjoying a fantastic start to this irregular season.

Either way, staying proactive on the waiver wire is a good way to improve your chances of a win next week and for the remainder of the season. Here are some players that should be on the radar for fantasy owners heading into Week 3.


Andy Dalton, Bengals (ESPN 21% owned; 10% FAAB) – Two games into the season, Andy Dalton should arguably be starting in every fantasy league. Dalton has a superior offensive line, excellent offensive weaponry, and boasts a 5-0 touchdown-to-interception ratio, en route to being PFF’s No. 6 ranked signal-caller. For Week 3, the numbers should continue to shine as Dalton and the Bengals travel to Baltimore to face a Ravens secondary that has struggled for a while, including getting carved up by the Raiders in Week 2 to the tune of 351 yards and three touchdowns.

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Jody Smith is a 25-year fantasy football vet and was FantasyPro’s Most Accurate Expert in 2012. He’s a member of the FSWA and can be reached on twitter @JodySmithNFL.

  • geo2209

    Uhh, Matt Jones not good in the passing game? Summerlin (rotoworld) disagrees with you: “Jones is effective in the passing game and could dominate snaps if
    Washington falls behind. Both players are worthy of starting
    consideration moving forward, but Jones might have the most upside of
    the two.”

    • Mike Clay

      Jones was awful in that department at Florida, but he also struggled as a runner in that O (and blocker). But Thompson has been their top passing-down specialist. So Jody is on the right track to be worried about target upside.

      • geo2209

        Ok thank you for the explanation.