Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Week 3: Tank Dell Breakout


Fantasy Football Waivers, Week 3: Tank Dell’s Breakout

For the utmost part, I’ll only be including players who are rostered in lower than 50 percent of Yahoo fantasy football leagues in this composition. I ’ll make a many exceptions for players near to 50 percent who should be approaching 100 percent. A player’s canon chance will appear in hiatuses next to their name. I’ll also make FAAB recommendations when necessary. The lists within each position will be roughly ordered by how important of a precedence each player is on quitclaims. Denny Carter is mercifully handling the kick portion of this composition which will be added Monday gloamings. Updates from Monday Night Football will be added on Tuesday mornings.


Matthew Stafford, Rams( 35)
Stafford’s Week 3 tourney on the road versus the Bengals is n’t as appealing as it’s for the coming two quarterbacks, but Stafford may be the only long- term option for fantasy purposes. Before Monday Night Football’s doubleheader, the stager passer ranks third in the NFL in passing yards on the reverse of thesecond-most attempts. He has been making do with Puka Nacua as his top receiver and could get Cooper Kupp back in Week 5. Stafford is n’t my favorite banderole
for Week 3 but is a better long- term bet than Desmond Ridder or Kenny Pickett.

Desmond Ridder, Falcons( 5)

After an uninspiring performance in Week 1, Ridder bounced back versus the Packers on Sunday. He tossed one score while comprising7.4 yards per attempt and added 39 yards plus another touchdown on the ground. Removing a single kneel- down, he logged nine rush attempts. In Week 3, Ridder gets a Detroit defense that ranks 26th in passing yards per game allowed and 22nd in EPA per dropback allowed. Given their protective struggles last time, it’s safe to say they’re a positive tourney for opposing quarterbacks in 2023. Ridder is a low- volume passer but can get there against a weak Detroit defense via effectiveness and rushing product.

Kenny Pickett, Steelers( 31)

Like Ridder, Pickett has had a slow launch to his alternate NFL season and a date with an indeed worse defense is the way to course correct. Pickett and the Steelers get Chicago in Week 3. The Bears rank 31st in EPA per dropback allowed and 27th in passing yards per game allowed. Chicago’s opponents have the fourth-loftiest touchdown rate through two weeks.

Running Back
Jerome Ford, Browns( 16)
Nick Chubb went down with a horrible knee injury on Monday night. He was incontinently ruled out and it’s hard to imagine him playing again this season. Ford was the only backup to see a carry in Week 1 or Week 2. He also left council with a strong receiving profile, giving him three- down eventuality as Chubb’s relief. It’s possible the Browns bring in a free agent or trade for someone who could ultimately start over Ford, but he presently has a clear path to RB1 operation.

Zack Moss, fledglings( 52)

Moss is rostered in just over half of leagues, but he’s worth checking on if you need a running back. Moss was the only fledglings running back to see a snap in Week 2. He logged 18 carries and four catches. Moss is the top volley across all formats and has bell- cow eventuality until Jonathan Taylor returns( if he returns to the fledglings at each).

Matt Breida, titans( 1)

For utmost leagues, Breida will be the top volley. Saquon Barkley suffered an ankle injury in Week 2 and will probably miss multiple weeks, though the injury is n’t believed to be major. Breida served as the clear RB2 to Barkley in the preseason and was listed as the backup on the platoon’s depth map.

Now in the starting part, Breida will be swimming in anticipated fantasy points. Barkley ranks ninth in Hayden Winks ’ anticipated fantasy points model after two weeks( before Monday’s double- title) and finished top- five in the metric in Week 2.

Roschon Johnson, Bears( 38)

Johnson scored smaller points in Week 2 than in Week 1, but his snap share rose slightly in the wake of D’Onta Foreman being healthy scratched. Johnson’s share of the running back carries in Chicago leapt by 10 percent in his alternate NFL game. After two weeks, the novitiate is also leading the Bears ’ running tails in routes and pass- blockingreps. Fantasy directors should stay to throw him into their starting lineup, but his part is trending in the right direction and his skill set is that of a three- down running back.

Justice Hill, Ravens( 44)

Hill’s power number spiked last week, but he remains available in over half of leagues. He took the field for 57 of the Ravens ’ snaps on Sunday and saw 11 carries plus three targets. Gus Edwards remained involved and saw 10 carries, one of which he turned into a touchdown. Hill appears to be the leader in his backfield for both carries and targets, though his edge over Edwards is far from massive. Hill is n’t likely to be a rout star by any stretch of the imagination, but he should return RB3 fantasy figures as Baltimore’s top option between the tackles.

Tyjae Spears, elephants( 17)

As anticipated, pikestaffs ’ snap share fell in a Week 2 palm for the elephants, though he remained unexpectedly involved in the offense. Spears earned a 37 percent snap share, eight carries, and two targets. His eight carries reckoned for a quarter of Tennessee’s running back rush attempts. He was the only backup running back to touch the ball for the elephants. Spears is n’t a starting option in utmost fantasy formats, but he’s an egregious hold grounded on his part as the clear RB2 behind the league’s loftiest operation running back.

Skyy Moore, Chiefs( 49)

Moore’s route rate jumped from 64 percent in Week 1 to 73 percent in Week 2. His counting stats also hopped from zero catches versus the Lions to three receptions for 70 yards and a score against Jacksonville. Moore got dropped by a swath of fantasy directors after his Week 1 dud only to see his part grow in Week 2. He runs a lot of routes and his quarterback is Patrick Mahomes. Has this formula ever failed ahead?

Tutu Atwell, Rams( 25)
Atwell will be overshadowed by Puka Nacua’s mind- bending brace of games to start his career, but the shifty Louisville alum should n’t be overlooked. He has run a route on 94 of the Rams ’ dropbacks through two weeks and has a 20 percent target share. Atwell ranks 25th in yards per route run and 16th in Pro Football Focus entering game. Indeed if he is n’t the Rams ’ WR1, Atwell is the real deal.

Tank Dell, Texans( 5)

The Texans put Noah Brown on injured reserve last week, opening up the platoon’s WR3 part for Dell. The novitiate wideout made the utmost of his increased reps with a 7/72/1 entering line.

He ran a route on 82 percent ofC.J. Stroud’s dropbacks. The small receiver also played both out wide and in the niche. He’d an average target depth of9.2. Dell was an extremely productive prospect who’s now playing a full- time part and is n’t limited by the biggest knock on his profile coming out of council his 5 ’8/165 frame. Dell is a clear steal heading into Week 3 and is the stylish bet of the extensively available options for a long- term rout. He’ll rightfully earn FAAB flings of 30 percent or further on the forthcoming run of quitclaims.

Jayden Reed, Packers( 10)

Reed has been heavily involved in the Green Bay passing attack when on the field so far. The novitiate has earned a target on 29 percent of his routes. For reference, Romeo Doubs has only been targeted on 20 percent of his routes. The only strike is that his route rate sits at a modest 67 after two performances. To be further than a low- end FLEX option, Reed will need to earn a larger share of the snaps going forward, but that trend is typical of novitiate receivers. His brace of touchdowns in Week 2 wo n’t hurt his case for further reps moreover. He’s a precedence store in all formats.

Robert Woods, Texans( 9)

Woods caught six balls for 74 yards and paced the Texans in routes. He does n’t have the season-long downside to match his teammate Dell, but Woods should be overshadowed by other options on the disclaimer line this week. He should give further than his fair share of FLEX- good games this season and will go for lower than five percent of utmost FAAB budgets.

Osborn, Vikings( 9)

Osborn has seen snap shares over 90 percent in both weeks to start the time. He has six targets for three catches in successive jaunts. Like Woods, Osborn is n’t an instigative volley and the flashier receivers on his canon will out- produce him in the long run. still, both players can get fantasy directors through the forthcoming bye weeks in a pinch and wo n’t break the FAAB budget.

Marvin Mims, Broncos( 23)

Mims ran six routes in Week 2 and was targeted doubly. Those figures put him deep on the Denver depth map, but it’s possible he did enough on the limited reps to earn further routes in Week 3 and further. Mims caught two passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. He added one carry for 10 yards.

Given his weak part through two games, I would not recommend starting him in Week 3. He makes sense for fantasy brigades that can go to burn a canon spot for a many further weeks.

Jalin Hyatt, titans( 12)

Hyatt has only been on the field for 33 percent of the titans ’ dropbacks this season. Like Mims, he’s nothing further than a store. Still, the novitiate went for 89 yards on a brace of receptions versus the Cardinals. He’s the only titans receiver comprising further than1.2 yards per route run and he’s sitting north of three. His effectiveness should earn him more reps as the season progresses.

Zach Ertz, Cardinals( 10)

Eight diggings of football latterly and Zach Ertz is your target share leader among tight ends. Joshua Dobbs has looked his way on 31 percent of his attempts. Ertz also ranks second in air yards partake and targets per route run. He has a dozen catches to his name so far. He’ll sit at the backend of the TE1 range in my Week 3 rankings.

Dawson Knox, Bills( 21)

Knox only has six catches for 35 yards so far, but he has run a route on 70 percent of Josh Allen’s dropbacks. He has still run further routes than first-round novitiate Dalton Kincaid. Knox has a quarter of the Bills ’ end zone targets and was heavily involved on play- action reps last week, both of which help his touchdown eventuality going forward. Knox is an easy way to get access to the Buffalo offense at a position that requires one touchdown to earn a top- 12 finish for the week.


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