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Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire Additions

With superstars and important NFL players going down across the board, most fantasy managers are scrambling to put together some resemblance of a starting roster. These Week 3 waiver wire additions can help with that.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 3
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After the bloodbath that took place this weekend, congratulations to any team that made it out unscathed. You probably just won your fantasy league. With superstars and important NFL players going down across the board, most fantasy managers are scrambling to put together some resemblance of a starting roster. This year was supposed to be the year of coronavirus and trying to plan around players landing on the COVID-19 list. Instead, it’s a year in which entire starting lineups are being decimated by injuries in the first two weeks.

And that’s not even a complete roundup. Christian McCaffrey will be sidelined four to six weeks with an ankle ailment. Drew Lock will miss multiple weeks with an injury to his throwing shoulder. Parris Campbell will miss some time due to a PCL injury. The list goes on and on. Let’s get to work on attempting to piece together a competent roster with some waiver wire additions ahead of week three action.

Jerick McKinnon

Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert are both expected to be sidelined due to injuries this week, which gives McKinnon ample opportunity to perform. San Fransisco plays the Giants this weekend, so look for McKinnon to put up some easy fantasy points, especially in PPR formats. He is my top add this week and if you lost Christian McCaffrey or Saquon Barkley. McKinnon should be a safe play with high upside if you need a fill-in.

Robby Anderson

Carolina is going to pass the ball this weekend, so expect Robby Anderson to get quite a few looks with the injury to McCaffrey. Anderson is a good flex add who should be able to produce throughout the year with his big-play ability, even if he doesn’t know who his team’s mascot is.

Joshua Kelley

Joshua Kelley has been a surprising factor in the Chargers offense so far this season, as he is tied with Austin Ekeler in rushing attempts. Kelley has looked good on the ground and has been getting a healthy amount of work around the goal line, so he is a nice stash on your roster and can be thrown in your flex most weeks.

Mike Davis

With the injury to McCaffrey, Davis is poised to take the starting role in this weekend’s matchup with the Chargers. Carolina and LA could be in a close one, so understanding what kind of role Davis will have is hard to say. Davis is a risky pickup, but if you are in a pinch he shouldn’t burn you too bad.

Notable Mentions:

  • Myles Gaskin – RB, MIA
  • Chris Thompson – RB, JAX
  • James Robinson – RB, JAX
  • Dion Lewis – RB, NYG
  • Wayne Gallman – RB, NYG

All of these running backs are worth a look when it comes to roster additions. I would prioritize guys like Chris Thompson or Dion Lewis for their receiving upside in PPR formats. In the carnage of 2020, it doesn’t hurt to have too much depth.

That does it for this week’s fantasy football waiver wire adds. Be sure to tune in to the Fantasy Hour On Tap podcast for analysis, updates, and advice throughout the 2020 season.

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