Fantasy Football Update 9/24/16: Week 3 Key Matchups
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 3
September 24, 2016
With Week 3 in the NFL getting going again tomorrow, now’s a good time to head to the waiver wire in the world of fantasy football. Let’s check out a few trending adds and matchup plays for the weekend games and see which guys might make good pickups.
Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami Dolphins: Let’s kick things off in South Beach and check out Ajayi. He’s a trendy add right now, thanks to lead RB Arian Foster’s injury. Even better, he’s facing an incompetent Cleveland defense tomorrow.
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Ajayi was a hot add heading into the season, but hasn’t seen much use so far. He’ll get a chance to show his stuff tomorrow, and may get some extra reps heading forward if he does well.
Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears: Howard burst onto the scene in Week 2, bagging three carries for 22 yards in a loss against the Eagles. He’s coming out of a good week of practice and will likely start taking up some reps from Bears No. 1 RB Jeremy Langford.
Howard is more of a grab-and-stash at the moment, but deeper leaguers can consider starting him. He gets a mid-range matchup against the Cowboys this weekend.
Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Once a must-have fantasy play, Sproles is now owned in just under 40 percent of the leagues out there. He’s coming off 12 carries for 40 yards last week, but could see that number increase tomorrow.
Sproles’ ability to catch passes out of the backfield will serve him well in Week 3, as he goes up against a stout Pittsburgh run defense. PPR owners in deeper leagues may give him a spin.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings: Rudolph was once a must-own as well, but is now out there in over 65 percent of fantasy leagues. He’s coming off three catches on eight targets for 31 yards and a TD in Week 2.
Rudolph will go against a fairly tough Panthers defense this week, but Carolina has been relatively permissive to opposing tight ends so far.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: Let’s go back to that Dolphins-Browns matchup this week, as just about anyone from Miami is good to start at the moment. Tannehill is coming off a pretty good game against New England, throwing for 387 yards, two touchdowns and two picks.
Tannehill works as a lower-end QB start this week, thanks to Cleveland’s permissive pass defense. We could see some big numbers (finally) from Tannehill.
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