Fantasy Football Update 9/23/16: Week 3 Sleeper Picks
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 3
September 23, 2016
Week 3 in the NFL has begun, and that means it’s time to get your fantasy football roster adjusted by visiting the waiver wire. Let’s check out a few of the trending adds and sleepers out there ahead of this weekend’s games.
Phillip Dorsett, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Let’s kick things off in Indianapolis with Dorsett, who has emerged as a leading receiver for the Colts. He’s averaging just under 25 YPC and will probably get a few more balls thrown his way with Donte Moncrief being questionable for the Chargers game.
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Dorsett has 124 yards with five catches on 11 targets so far this year and is still out there in over half the fantasy leagues.
Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami Dolphins: Another injury pickup this week has been Ajayi, who will get some extra looks with Arian Foster (groin, again) likely sidelined. Even better, Miami gets a flimsy Cleveland defense this weekend.
Ajayi has been largely unimpressive this year, with just five rushes for 14 yards. Still, he’s got lots of upside heading into Sunday’s game.
Miami Dolphins Defense: Let’s piggyback on the Dolphins-Browns sentiment and check out the Miami defense, who is a hot pickup ahead of this cupcake matchup.
The Dolphins D has totaled five sacks, one pick and two fumble recoveries through two games. One of those was in New England, however, so the numbers are stunted. They’re actually not a bad matchup-based play in fantasy.
Shane Vereen, RB, New York Giants: Heading back to the RB spot, let’s visit with Vereen, who got 14 carries for 42 yards in Week 2 against New Orleans. That gives him 80 yards on 20 attempts through two games.
Vereen has a great matchup against a crummy Redskins defense this weekend, and is a three-down back if he wants to be. He’s got a very nice ceiling heading into that game.
Terrelle Pryor, WR, Cleveland Browns: There’s not a lot to like about anyone in a Browns uniform these days, but if you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel on wide receivers you might want to check out Pryor.
The good news is that he’s got a nice 17 targets through two games, and has turned those into six catches for 100 yards. The bad news is that Pryor will have a third-string rookie QB throwing to him this weekend.
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