2013 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 3

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Already headed into week 3 and finding waiver wire gems is the best way to get ready for the bye weeks and injuries.  It's time to let go of the non-performers and start welcoming new players to the team.



Double Check Waiver Wire (Players that shouldn't be on waiver wires, but if they are should be grabbed)

Martellus Bennett (TE, CHI) - most likely not on waiver wires, but if you are in need of a TE that can produce then you can look to Bennett.

Knowshon Moreno (RB, DEN) - should not be on your waiver wire, but hopefully you picked him up when he was recommended earlier.

DeAndre Hopkins (WR, HOU) - he should not be on waiver wires, but if he happens to have slipped then add him to your bench.  This kid looked amazing; Andre Johnson shouldn't miss time, but if he does sit out one week Hopkins is going to explode.

Bernard Pierce (RB, BAL) - If Ray Rice misses time then Piece is a very solid start; keep an eye on the news.

TY Hilton (WR, IND) - He is going to be rocking if Heyward-Bey misses any time.  Either way he continues to impress and is a must grab.

Joique Bell (RB, DET) - hopefully you listened to me last week otherwise Bell is going to be gone.  He is a must grab.  Last week that he could actually be on the waiver wire.

Must Grab!

Julian Edelman (WR, NE) - if you have been reading my site before the season started you have read so much about this kid.  If he is still on your waiver wire then do us a favor and pick him up.  Such a solid PPR WR.

James Starks (RB, GB) - Keep an eye on the injury report for Eddie Lacy as Starks did a great job with Lacy out.  If Lacy doesn't play Starks is a solid spot filler.

Marlon Brown (WR, BAL) - Marlon Brown is filling in for Jacoby Jones nicely and found the end-zone this week.  He is a huge target in the offense and should continue to put up numbers as long as Jones is out.

Brian Hartline (WR, MIA) - has not been on the waiver wire list two weeks in a row.  He is going to be a fine spot starter for the rest of the year and is more valuable in PPR leagues.

Rueben Randle (WR, NYG) - didn't have the best outing against the Broncos, but look how many times Eli threw the ball his way.  He can not be overlooked.

Grab em'

Phillip Rivers (QB, SD) - seems to have found a bit more of his grove.  If your backup QB is looking week then look towards Rivers.

Felix Jones (RB, PIT) - have you been reading this weekly.  Felix Jones will continue to be the starter while Bell is missing time.  Hard to find a starting RB these days.

Alex Smith (QB, KC) - Smith is quietly putting up usable numbers in the KC offense.  He is worth grabbing in all formats.

Terrelle Pryor (QB, OAK) - after a rough week, people are not going to attack the waiver wire for Pryor.  He is worth a stash at this point.

Nate Burleson (WR, DET) - he was on my list last week as well.  As long as Ryan Broyles is a non factor Burleson puts up very usable PPR league numbers.  He is not to be trusted in TD only leagues though.

Kendall Wright (WR, TEN) - he would be a receiver I would want for the bye weeks and can still be found on waiver wires.  When healthy Wright is a solid target for the Titans offense.

Bilal Powell (RB, NYJ) - he wasn't doing a terrible job on Thursday and looks to be a player who could fill in if you are in dire straights.  He is still someone who could be used in bye weeks.

Eddie Royal (WR, SD) - exploded this weekend, but I don't see him having another week like this for 2013, but that being said if you need a spot filler then Royal appears to be ready to fit the bill.

Danny Woodhead (RB, SD) - PPR league owners only for Woodhead, but he is going to rack up a ton of catches.  Woodhead is worth a stash for bye-weeks for sure.

Jaquizz Rodgers (RB, ATL) - if Steven Jackson misses time due to injury then Rodgers will be a nice spot filler.  He didn't do too solid with Steven Jackson out, but will have a bounce back week next week if given the chance.

Fred Jackson (RB, BUF) - if Spiller would to be injured then Jackson would get a huge workload.  If you are a Spiller owner you should hand-cuff him with Jackson.

Aaron Dobson (WR, NE) - not because he caught a TD, but Amendola is going to be missing more time and Dobson will continue to see work.  He was drafted ahead of Kenbrell, but at the end of the day he is still learning the offense.  He needs to be on your radar at this point, but he drops a lot of passes.

Watch em'

Ryan Tannehill (QB, MIA) - His production has been solid enough behind a weak offensive line.  His upside is fairly capped but can be a reliever for bye weeks.

Andre Ellington (RB, ARZ) - keep a close eye on this kid.  Had a nice outing for Arizona and we all know Mendenhall's injury history.

Jordan Todman (RB, JAX) - if MJD misses time due to injury then Todman will split time with Forsett.  Todman is not a great start but if you real need then here is a starting RB.

EJ Manuel (QB, BUF) - Manuel is coming along and had a terrific drive at the end of this week's game.  He has a ton of downside as well, so only consider him in two QB leagues.

Brandon Jacobs (RB, NYG) - if you are in real need then grab Jacobs, but don't expect too much from the old man.

Coby Fleener (IND, TE) - with Darrius Heyward-Bey potentially missing time you should see Fleener catch a few more passes.  Not the best TE start, but if you are in need.

Jason Avant (WR, PHI) - he is the second WR in Philly and should find a way to catch three to six passes a week.  Nothing special but if you are in a super deep league then keep an eye on Avant.

Jason Snelling (RB, ATL) - if you are in real need at RB, then Snelling is a better option for PPR leagues as he is better at pass protection than Rodgers.

Harry Douglas (WR, ATL) - he is worth watching as long as Roddy White struggles with his injury.  He is not the best start, but if you are in dire straights he will find a way to make catches.

Robert Woods (WR, BUF) - was able to see some solid action this weekend and should be monitored, but don't expect any consistency but he is a WR worth monitoring.

Devone Bess (WR, CLE) - if you are in a PPR league Bess can be a spot starter until Josh Gordon returns.  He does find a way to make catches.

Mike Glennon (QB, TB) - Josh Freeman has tons of question marks over his head and is clearly not happy in Tampa.  Keep Glennon on your watch list.

Stephen Hill (WR, NYJ) - he is a tall receiver for Geno and is a player worth monitoring very closely .

Legarrett Blount (RB, NE) - the Patriots had a tough time running the ball last week, but Ridley didn't look to great and Blount took a number of carries away.  Keep an eye on him.