Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 3 Waver Wire Report
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 3 Waiver Wire Report
September 17, 2013
Week 3 Waiver Wire
1. DeAndre Hopkins - Hopkins saved the day for the Texans with his overtime touchdown catch Sunday against the Titans. Andre Johnson was also removed from Sunday's game with a concussion, and Hopkins had no problem with taking up the slack. Hopkins has looked very good to start the season, and if Johnson has to miss any time, then Hopkins value will go even higher for the short term. Hopkins looks like he has a permanent and important role in the Texans' offense, and if he is on your league's waiver wire, pick him up.
2. Julian Edelman - Edelman looked like the only person Tom Brady trusted last week. Edelman had 13 receptions against the Jets, and for the time being, he is the lead dog in the Patriots passing attack. He is well worth a waiver move if he is still available in your league.
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3. Chiefs Defense - Kansas City dominated the Jaguars in their first game of the season, but most fantasy owners saw this a great matchup more than a great defensive performance. Now fantasy owners will need to change their perspective in regards to the Chief's defense after they were able to defeat the Cowboys this weekend. The Chiefs have shown the ability to get after the quarterback and they are starting to enjoy the feeling that comes with winning. Kansas City should be a reliable fantasy defense for the remainder of the season.
4. Jordan Cameron - Cameron looked to have a tough matchup in week 2 against the Ravens, but he again came out on top of the Browns receiving corp. Cameron looks like and has performed like the real deal. He is not on a potent offense, but he has established himself as the top target in Cleveland. Cameron should be a reliable fantasy tight end the rest of the season.
5. Philip Rivers and Eddie Royal - Who knew that two former fantasy studs would regain their fantasy glory when they teamed up on the West Coast. The Chargers offense has been explosive through the first two games of the season, and the Rivers to Royal connection is one of the main reasons for the offensive resurgence in San Diego. The Chargers do not have many tough defensive matchups on their schedule, and therefore, Rivers and Royal could be the fantasy comeback players of the year.
Moves to Consider
Justin Blackmon - The Jaguars' offense looked better with Henne throwing the ball, and Blackmon is half way through his suspension. If you have room on your bench grab him now and avoid the rush.
Vikings Defense - Fantasy football is all about weekly matchups and the Vikings next three games are at home against very poor offenses. They may not be a solid start for the rest of 2013, but there next three games look like great matchups on paper.
Charles Clay - Clay has caught 5 passes in each of the Dolphins first two games, and he even ran in a goalline touchdown on Sunday against the Colts. Clay is not the top target in Miami, but he has been consistent so far this season and is worth a pickup if your hurting at the tight end position.
James Starks - Starks looked like a brand new man Sunday against the Redskins. But before fantasy owners jump the gun on this one they need to remember the last time the Packers had a 100 yard rusher in a game was 2010, which was Starks rookie year. Starks had all of 2011 and 2012 to end the 100 yard rusher drought, and he did not. Stark's performance on Sunday was more of an indication as to how bad the Redskins' defense is and not to how improved Starks is. If your desperate for RB help, then grab him, but don't expect a repeat performance.
Felix Jones - Jones got the start and the majority of the carries for the Steelers on Monday night, but he did not put very good numbers on the stat sheets. The Steelers as a whole are struggling, and none of their running backs are worth playing.
Dolphins Defense - The Dolphins are 2-0 and their defense has been solid, but hold on before you make a move to get them. Their next game is at home against the explosive Falcons and then they go to New Orleans. Its best to wait and see if this defense is really that good before you pick them up and play them against two of the NFL's best offenses.
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