Week 3 Waiver Wire Adds

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Who are Dynasty Week 3 Waiver Wire Adds?

Week 2 of the NFL season is in the books. For the second week in a row injuries to starters open the door for others to get an opportunity. Opportunity is what dynasty players should look for when considering players to add off the week 3 waiver wire. Below I list some deep dynasty waiver wire adds owners should be targeting. If you missed my week 2 adds click here.

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Week 2 Stats: 8 completions on 11 attempts, 71 passing yards, 0 touchdowns, 1 interception

Season Stats: 8 completions on 11 attempts, 71 passing yards, 0 touchdowns, 1 interception

Nick Mullens – QB, SF

Starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a high ankle sprain against the New York Jets. The typical time frame for recovery is four to six weeks, depending on the severity of the injury. Nick Mullens started eight games in 2018 and threw 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The next four opponents for San Francisco are the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, and the Los Angeles Rams. Three of these games should be very winnable for the 49ers. Whoever starts at quarterback, Mullens or C.J. Beathard, are worth an add in two quarterback leagues or for those who have Jimmy Garoppolo.

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Week 2 Stats: 18 completions on 34 attempts, 256 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception

Season Stats: 18 completions on 34 attempts, 256 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception

Jeff Driskel – QB, DEN

Starting quarterback Drew Lock suffered a shoulder injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lock is expected to miss between two and six weeks. For his career Drisklel has thrown for 1,688 yards, 10 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. The next two opponents for the Broncos are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Jets. Driskel is worth an add in two quarterback leagues or for those who have Drew Lock. He’s nothing more than a low end QB2.

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Hmmmm where should I sign……

Devonta Freeman – RB, Free Agent

He shouldn’t be available in your dynasty leagues, but double check to make sure. With all of the injuries to starting running backs in week 2, 😀Freeman will surely sign very soon. Now, would also be a great time to try and acquire him if you’re in need of running back help. He can be had for very cheap. Here are all of the teams that could use him and would make him and RB1:

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New York Giants (visit scheduled for Tuesday)

New York Jets

Jacksonville Jaguars

Philadelphia Eagles (assuming Sanders is hurt or gets hurt)

Chicago Bears (assuming Montgomery gets hurt)

Carolina Panthers

San Francisco 49ers


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Week 2 Stats: 4 receptions, 31 yards, 1 touchdown, 4 targets, snap% 35

Season Stats: 6 receptions, 48 yards, 1 touchdown, 7 targets, snap% 29

Mike Thomas – WR, CIN

Coming out of training camp there was lots of buzz surrounding wide receiver Auden Tate’s performance. ESPN Bengals’ reporter, Ben Baby, was giving the early nod to Tate to win the MVP of training camp. The Bengals have now played two games and Tate is nowhere to be seen. He was even a healthy scratch for their week 2 game against the Cleveland Browns. So who was going to take over for Tate in Cincinnati?

The answer is fifth year wide receiver Mike Thomas. While Thomas hasn’t taken the league by storm, through two weeks, he does seem to be getting more involved in the offense. With A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd locked in as the 1-2 wide receivers, after that it’s really up in the air. The Bengals will be in a lot of negative game scripts which will require quarterback Joe Burrow to throw more to keep them in games each week. This was the case in week 2, where he threw 61 times. Mike Thomas makes for a nice depth piece add for your dynasty rosters. Now is the time to pick him up, before it’s too late.

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Week 2 Stats: 2 receptions, 24 yards, 0 touchdowns, 5 targets, snap% 65

Season Stats: 6 receptions, 53 yards, 0 touchdowns, 10 targets, snap% 84

Tim Patrick – WR, DEN

In his first two games of the season, Patrick has been consistent, drawing five targets in each game. Patrick made some noise is previous seasons, from a dynasty perspective. When I’m looking at the end of my dynasty roster I’m looking at two things – targets and snap percentage. Tim Patrick checks both of those for me. Patrick’s value further rises all of sudden with the season-ending knee injury to starting wide receiver Courtland Sutton. Tim should be starting for Sutton the rest of the season. Depending on your team needs Patrick should be one of the top adds this week.

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Week 2 Stats: 4 receptions, 16 yards, 0 touchdowns, 6 targets, snap% 65

Season Stats: 4 receptions, 16 yards, 0 touchdowns, 6 targets, snap% 18

Josh Malone – WR, NYJ

He wasn’t a factor in week 1, but in week 2 Malone stepped up after a couple of starting wide receivers went down. Quarterback Sam Darnold has thrown the ball a combined 67 times through two games so there is plenty of opportunity for Jets‘ wide receivers. Darnold has targeted his wide receivers on 42 of those 67 pass attempts. I would look to add Malone if fellow teammate Braxton Berrios isn’t available. I do prefer Braxton over Josh, but in dynasty looking to add both couldn’t hurt.

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Week 2 Stats: 7 receptions, 45 yards, 0 touchdowns, 9 targets, snap% 59

Season Stats: 8 receptions, 52 yards, 0 touchdowns, 10 targets, snap% 49

Drew Sample – TE, CIN

Starting tight end C.J. Uzomah is done for the season, after suffering an Achilles injury in the fourth quarter of their game against the Browns. Come on down Drew Sample. Man, did he have a busy night as you can see from his week 2 stat line. Much like fellow teammate Mike Thomas, Sample isn’t someone who will blow you away. As I continue to say, dynasty players look for opportunity and Drew Sample will have plenty of it.

Most rookie quarterbacks tend to lean on their tight ends early on in the season, especially this year with no preseason games. In his first two NFL starts Joe Burrow has attempted 97 pass attempts. In week 1 Burrow targeted C.J. Uzomah five times which was tied for 2nd most on the team. In week 2 he targeted Uzomah and Sample a combined 15 times. Sample was targeted the second most with 9, 1 ahead of Tyler Boyd. This makes Drew Sample a solid add for those who lost their starting tight end to injury or are in tight end premium leagues.

Other Players To Consider

Gus Edwards – RB, BAL – Snap% week 2: 31%

Zach Pascal – WR, IND – Snap% week 2: 81%

Isaiah Ford – WR, MIA – Snap% week 2: 64%

DaeSean Hamilton – WR, DEN – Snap% week 2: 44%

Dontrelle Inman – WR, WSH – Snap% week 2: 68%

Damiere Byrd – WR, NE – Snap% week 2: 86%

Byron Pringle – WR, KC – Snap % week 2: 9%

Mo Alie-Cox – TE, IND – Snap% week 2: 67%

Tyler Kroft – TE, BUF – Snap% week 2: 51%

**Be sure to check out Kyle Bellefeuil’s IDP waiver wire article over at IDP Guys which you can view here.