With most all of Week 2 in the rear view mirror, it’s time to tackle the top Week 3 Free Agent Adds. Before I list off the top waiver wire recommendations for Week 3, it’s important to mention a few names… just in case. Corey Coleman shouldn’t be available in many leagues, but in redraft, it’s possible. Check. Same goes for Isaiah Crowell, and both have awesome flex value moving forward. Also, Stefon Diggs shouldn’t be available in many leagues at all, but he’s worth mentioning just in case he is available in some smaller redraft leagues out there. He caught 9-of-11 targets for 182 yards and a touchdown during Sunday night’s Week 2 win over the Packers. The dude is a legit fantasy WR3, at least, moving forward. Ok, on to the names you will most likely see on waivers heading into Week 3.
Week 3 Adds
Jerick McKinnon (RB/MIN) – Update (9/22/16): With AP likely out multiple months, McKinnon vaults to NO. 1 on the add/drop list this week.
It looks like Adrian Peterson is looking at ligament damage in his knee, and he is expected to miss multiple weeks. We don’t yet have a timetable on this, but a few sources are suggesting that he could play again this season, but that kind of language isn’t promising for the short-term. Will McKinnon be a beast as that MIN starter? No, I don’t believe so, but he could play decent. So, McKinnon needs to be grabbed in all leagues given the carries he could see.
Travis Benjamin (WR/SD) – The Chargers new No. 1 WR caught all six of his targets for 115 yards and two scores Week 2 against the Jaguars. Benjamin has always shined here and there, so he could be somewhat consistent moving forward, and I’m talking high-end WR3-type consistent. I’ve always liked Benjamin, he’s my top add this week (if even available).
Charles Sims (RB/TB) – Update (9/22/16) Martin could be out multiple weeks, so Sims is looking like a better add than anticipated.
Doug Martin suffered a hamstring injury in Week 2, but early word is that the injury is ‘slight’ and minor. Still, hamstring injuries are tricky and it wouldn’t be shocking to see Martin very questionable for Week 3.
Tyrell Williams (WR/SD) – He caught 3-of-6 targets for 61 yards and a touchdown Week 2 against the Jaguars.
Devontae Booker (RB/DEN) – He clearly won’t be available in dynasty leagues, but he could be floating around waivers in many redraft settings. Grab him, he could shine at some point, as I just don’t trust CJ Anderson to stay healthy.
Phillip Dorsett (WR/IND) – With Moncrief out for multiple weeks, Dorsett is a fine add and solid WR4 moving forward (with upside for more).
Fozzy Whittaker/Cameron Artis Payne/Mike Tolbert (RBs/CAR) – Update: Stewart could miss at least one week. Fozzy looks to be the guy to own, but this could be a RBBC mess.
Kenyan Drake/Jay Ajayi (RBs/MIA) – Foster (groin) updates have yet to roll in, as of this write-up, so stay on top of the news on this one! If Foster sits Week 3, this could end up being a total timeshare in Week 3, but Kenyan Drake might have a touch of momentum given his TD in Week 2.
Dennis Pitta (TE/BAL) – The tight end pulled in 9-of-12 targets for 102 yards in the Ravens’ Week 2 win over the Browns. While always banged up, he is a solid add right now.
DeAndre Washington (RB/OAK) – The youngster rushed six times for 46 yards and caught one pass for six yards in Week 2. He is a great stash for now.