Fantasy Football 2015: Week 3 Waiver Wire Update
Taking a Look at the Week 3 Waiver Wire Trends
September 22, 2015
It’s Tuesday heading into Week 3 of the NFL and fantasy football season. That means it’s time for us owners to take a look at the waiver wire and check out all the noteworthy players being added out there. Let’s visit the numbers and see if anyone’s right for your roster.
James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers: Eddie Lacy owners got a shock in Week 2 when he went down with an ankle injury early in the Seahawks game. Enter Starks, who posted 20 rushes for 95 yards in a nice fill-in capacity.
Starks’ value is obviously tied to Lacy’s condition; for as long as Lacy is out, Starks reaches definite fantasy starter territory. It’ll be a situation to monitor heading into Monday against KC.
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Travis Benjamin, WR, Cleveland Browns: Benjamin logged another huge game in Week 2, posting 115 yards and a pair of touchdowns. It was a nice continuation of his 89-yard day in the opener, where he also scored.
All of that said, Benjamin is still more of a big-play threat than anything. He’s got just seven targets and six catches through two games. He’ll be a home run threat each week, but could also get shut out just as easily.
Denver Broncos Defense: Now let’s switch over to the defensive side of the ball for a moment and check out the Broncos defense, who is still owned in just over half the leagues out there. They put up another nice effort in KC this week, logging four sacks, two picks, three fumble recoveries and a TD.
The Broncos D has scored a total of 37 fantasy points so far this year and looks much more formidable than in years past. They’ll head to Detroit this week and are a nice plug-and-play.
Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots: After Lewis’ solid performance in the opener, most people (including us) were doubtful of his potential in Week 2. He proved us wrong with 17.8 fantasy points in a win against Buffalo.
Veteran fantasy owners know that it’s difficult to trust any Patriots RB on a weekly basis. Lewis has worked himself into flex consideration, however, going into this Jags matchup.
Matt Jones, RB, Washington Redskins: Let’s stick with running backs as we finish up today and look at Jones. He played just three fewer snaps than lead back Alfred Morris, and blew Morris away statistically.
Jones would put up 19 rushes for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the Redskins’ win. Our best guess is that Washington will try to implement a shared workload between Jones and Morris, so there’s at least some matchup-based opportunity here and the potential for more down the road.
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