Week 3 waiver-wire pickups and fantasy targets
Injuries continue to ravage the fantasy landscape, with Greg Olsen going down along with Jordy Nelson and Rob Gronkowski getting banged up. Players also emerged this week who deserve our attention. So let’s dive into this week’s waiver recommendations.
Remember, we cast a wide net every week in our waiver wire advice. Below, you’ll see recommendations for shallow, regular, and deep leagues. Players are listed in order of priority and the suggested auction budget percentage is in parentheses.
Keep in mind that some leagues may be more aggressive or conservative in terms of bidding, so know your league tendencies. Regardless of the size of your league, it’s suggested that you work your way down the list and prioritize the top players in your waiver claims for this week.
Shallow leagues (8-10 teams)
1. Trevor Siemian, DEN (7-10%) — Those in need of some help at quarterback will want to give Siemian a long look this week. He’s taken well to Mike McCoy’s offense and currently leads all quarterbacks in fantasy scoring.
1. Chris Carson, SEA (40-50%) — The Seahawks backfield seems to have sorted itself out in Week 2 with Carson racking up 21 touches. With running back very thin this year, Carson is worth a big chunk of your FAAB budget.
2. Javorius Allen, BAL (30-40%) — Allen led the Ravens backfield in touches for the second straight week, and out-snapped Terrance West 43-15. He’s now the preferred Baltimore back for fantasy purposes.