If you thought the injuries would stop in Week 3, think again!! With so many injuries, virtually every fantasy squad will be in need of the waiver wire this week. See our picks below to help guide that process. Keep in mind, if you’re not in the position to grab a top waiver wire pick this week, keep your waiver priority! With the large amount of Bye weeks in Week 4 (Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Seattle, St. Louis) it’s likely there will be talent dropped in order to fill teams’ roster voids.
Kirk Cousins – Cousins is an obvious add right now in all formats if he’s still available in your leagues. Cousins threw 48 balls for 427 3 TDs and INT in Sundays loss to Philly. Cousins has looked stellar in Gruden’s Pass Happy Offense that churned out Andy Dalton’s Top 5 Fantasy QB production last season. It looks like RG3 will have a pretty hard time getting this job back!
Lorenzo Taliaferro – A downhill runner with Brute Force, how can you not like the rookie runner? In his “first career” game, the Legion Report Sleeper rushed the ball 18 times for 91 yards while scoring a big TD with an average YPC of 5.06. It’s still very likely Bernard Pierce will remain the starter next week and moving forward, but we’re sure to note that he will be a very short leash. With Pierce’s injury colorful injury history Taliaferro is a must add in all formats. Keep in mind the Ravens will face a very tough and angry Carolina Run Defense in Week 4, we’re not recommending starting the rookie, yet…
*P.S. – He should probably work on a Juke Move.
Jordan Matthews – Matthews saw 9 Targets in Philly’s Week 3 matchup where he caught 8 balls for 59 yards and 2 TD’s. Matthews caught both TD’s while inside the Redzone, which not only shows that Nick Foles trusts him, but that he also understands the playbook. Moving forward, Matthews has the skill set to become a Fantasy WR3 with a high ceiling in this high scoring Philly Offense. Another great thing going for Matthews is that the average total score of Eagles games this season is a 60 total points per game!!
Alfred Blue – Arian Foster missed Week 3’s game due to a setback in his hamstring recovery. This hamstring that sidelined him is the same hamstring that kept him out of the preseason for the first two weeks in July. “As soon as I feel 100 percent, I’ll be out there,” he said. “It’s my hamstring’s call.” Reoccurring injuries, let a lone hamstring injuries, a always a major concern for fantasy owners. Alfred Blue shapes up to be a must-add for all owners! Blue totaled 88 yards on Sunday against the Giants.
Allen Robinson – Robinson, the 2nd round pick out of Penn State, played 70% of snaps on Sunday en route to 7 catches for 79 yards on 10 targets. With Marquis Lee already facing injury concerns and Cecil Shorts’ lingering injury concerns, there’s plenty of room to suggest Robinson possesses the skill set to emerge as an “up-an-comer” in the NFL. As Robinson got the start as the WR2 (opposite of Cecil Shorts) and Blake Bortles settled in at QB, the Jaguars are a team that will air it out in “Comeback Mode” during 2nd half of games; Allen Robinson’s physical/skillful stature will become a major beneficiary from this.
Niles Paul – With the absence of Jordan Reed, Niles Paul has consistently emerged in consecutive weeks. In Week 1, Paul grabbed 4 Receptions for 86 Yards. In Week 2, he added 8 Receptions on 11 Targets, 99 Yards and a TD. In Week 3, 6 catches for 68 yards on 11 Targets. Paul, a former wide receiver is only 6’1”, but he possesses the speed that many lack to cover at Tight End. Paul is our favorite TE addition for this week and should yield results going forward while Jordan Reed sits out.
Donald Brown – Danny Woodhead exited early in Week 3 with a fractured fibula and ankle, which will require season ending surgery. With Ryan Mathews out 3 to 4 more weeks, the Chargers will lean heavily on Donald Brown as the workhorse back. Brown faces vs JAX, vs NYJ and @OAK the next 3 weeks. By the way, the average total score of during Jaguars games this season is a 54 total points per game!!
Isaiah Crowell – Sunday was the day of the rookie running back in the Browns/Ravens game. When Crowell touched the ball, he was literally a shot out of a cannon. With 11 carries, Crowell rushed for 55 yards and a TD in what was a legitimate time share with West in Cleveland. I won’t be surprised if I see Crowell lead the browns in rushing attempts this season.
Brian Quick – Quick has continued solid production and is the Rams Number 1 WR, a rarity to find a teams WR1 on the waiver wire. Through 3 games this season, Quick has totaled 23 catches for 235 yards and a TD on 22 Targets. On the season, Quick has more receiving yards than A.J. Green, Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson. After the Rams Week 4 Bye they travel to Philly where the total score has averaged 60 points per game through 3 weeks!
San Diego Chargers Defense – The Chargers Defense have shown signs of improvements this year and play very well at home! On the season, the Chargers have totaled 7 sacks through 3 games. Defenses are averaging 16 Fantasy Points against the Jags so far on the season which proves the Chargers are worth a start in Week 4! In Week 5, the Chargers play the NYJ’s at home and then travel to OAK in Week 6.
Detroit Lions Defense – The Lions Defense has been an absolute force this season. In 3 games, the Lions Defense has held opposing QBs (Eli Manning, Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers) to an average of 11.3 Points Per Game. The Lions travel to New York to face the Jets next week, play home against a struggling EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills in Week 5 and face a disastrous Minnesota Vikings Offense in Week 6!