Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Week 3 Waiver Moves


Alex Smith - Kansas City Chiefs QB
If you're hurting for a QB, you can't go wrong with Alex Smith.  He's scored at least two touchdowns in each contest and he looks to be a factor in the running game.  The best part -- he's playing mistake-free football, zero turnovers.  Grab him in deeper leagues or get him for a bye-week relief.

Terrelle Pryor - Oakland Raiders QB
More than likely this guy is already gone in your league, but if he's available you should add him ASAP. Pryor is a dual-threat QB on a team that is likely to be playing from behind in most contest.  He could become a garbage time king.  Grab and wait.

Ryan Tannehill - Miami Dolphins QB
The Dolphins are for real, and they're only going to get better.  Tannehill hasn't had a big game yet, but he is starting to gel with his new weapons, and will explode at some point this season.  Get him now.  Chances are he has more upside than your bench quarterback.

Running Backs

James Starks - Green Bay Packers HB
Someone is going to have to step in where Eddie Lacy left off.  The Packers historically aren't a running team, but they didn't draft two running backs (Lacy and Johnathan Franklin) to keep pace with history.  The Packers want more balance.  Aaron Rogers was the most sacked quarterback last season, the running game should relieve that pressure. Get Starks if you lost the David Wilson lottery.  

Bernard Pierce - Baltimore Ravens HB
Ray Rice may miss this week. If Rice is out, this is a huge opportunity for a hungry Bernard Pierce to make his case that he can be a featured back in the NFL. Pierce leads the team in rushing and isn't a bad pickup even in the event that Rice doesn't miss any time.  The torch may be passed sooner than later in Baltimore.

Wide Receivers 

DeAndre Hopkins - Houston Texans WR
Andre Johnson is concussed.  With the NFL's new rules regarding player safety, he may miss multiple weeks.  Hopkins already has impressed in relief of Johnson, so look for more of the same.

Eddie Royal - San Diego Chargers WR
In case you missed it, Eddie Royal has scored five touchdowns this season.  The Chargers don't have much of a defense so they will be throwing all game, every game. With the nasty injury to Malcolm Floyd, Royal should see his targets increase.  

Julian Edleman - New England Patriots WR
Edleman is getting a lot of targets in New England.  He will be playing "Wes Welker" until Amendola can return.  Who knows how long that will be?  Extra Value in PPR formats

Tight Ends

Jordan Cameron - Cleveland Browns TE
While Brandon Weeden is likely to miss Week 3 it doesn't make a difference for Cameron's fantasy value. The tight end is usually a safety valve for most QBs so whoever the Browns put under center on Sunday will look for Cameron. It doesn't hurt that the Browns don't have too many other options either. He's off to an impressive start with 14 receptions for 203 yards and 1 touchdown.  

Brandon Myers - New York Giants TE
Myers is off to a fantastic start as well totaling 13 receptions for 140 yards and 1 touchdown.  The Giants seem focused on throwing the football.  Myers is no stranger to receptions, he led the Raiders last season.  Keep an eye on Myers in PPR formats.

Charles Clay - Miami Dolphins TE
If you are in a PPR league this is the only guy you need to add to your roster.  Charles Clay might be the Miami goal line back and tight end.  This is a match made in heaven because tight ends typically catch passes, but don't get in the endzone.  Well this guy is going to score, and he's going to get receptions.  Add Clay if you're in a PPR format!


Buffalo Bills - Defense
Mario Williams sacked Cam Newton 4.5 times last Sunday.  Geno Smith is going to be under a lot of pressure in this divisional matchup with the Bills.  Bet on turnovers from Smith.  Big game for Bills D.

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