Fantasy Football 2014: Week 3 Waiver Wire Update
Taking a Look at the Week 3 Waiver Wire Trends
September 16, 2014
It’s Tuesday, and around here that means it’s time once again to visit with the fantasy football waiver wire to check out the latest trends. A handful of key players went down with injuries this past weekend, so there’s been a flurry of activity as owners everywhere get their claims in. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see why these guys are being added ahead of Week 3.
Knile Davis, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Without question, Davis has been the big prize on the waiver wire. After teammate Jamaal Charles went down against Denver (destroying a lot of fantasy weeks in the process), he stepped in and logged 79 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 22 attempts.
It’ll be a little while before we know Charles’ fate for the Miami game this weekend, but rest assured the team will be careful with him. He’s a must-have guy right now and is worthy of a pickup pretty much everywhere.
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Bobby Rainey, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: With Doug Martin gone, Rainey stepped in against the Rams defense and performed admirably. He posted 144 yards on 22 carries, which is pretty impressive when you consider the Rams’ solid front.
Here’s the situation with this one: The Buccaneers are on a short week and will take the field Thursday in Atlanta. Martin reportedly could have played Sunday, but the team opted to hold him out. We’d imagine he’ll be out there against the Falcons, but it’ll be a situation to watch. In the meantime, Rainey is an insurance add.
Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins: With Robert Griffin III going down due to an ankle injury against Jacksonville, Cousins got the chance to shine. He did just that, posting a 22-for-33 completion line for 250 yards and a pair of passing scores.
It remains to be seen how long RG3 will be out, but suffice to say ankle injuries can be pretty troubling. Cousins looks a lot better in this Redskins offensive scheme, anyway, and he should be a strong performer. He’s a lower-end consideration for Week 3 in Philadelphia.
James Jones, WR, Oakland Raiders: There’s a lot to consider if you’re going to be adding Jones. The upside is that he’s coming off a nine-catch, 112-yard outing against Houston that reaped his second receiving score in as many games. He seems to be making the most of his opportunities and will continue to see snaps.
That said, he’s going into a tough matchup against Darelle Revis and the Patriots secondary this week, and their attention will likely be focused squarely on Jones. Still, there’s some upside here for those in need of WR help.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: With A.J. Green going down in Week 2 due to a toe injury, the attention has been squarely focused on Sanu. He posted three grabs against the Falcons for 84 yards and a score--and even completed a 50-yard pass on a trick play.
Green seems to have escaped serious injury, but we still wonder about his status for Week 3. If he’s out, Sanu will have a heavy load to bear and will be a starting lineup consideration for those owners who pick him up.
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