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Waiver Wire Wishlist - Week 3

Quarterbacks

Ryan Tannehill (Rostered 16%)

Tannehill leads the charge this week for me as the top acquisition at quarterback. Not only has he shown over the past two seasons in Tennessee that he has what it takes to be a top-12 guy, but his young corps of wide receivers have looked up to the task of replacing AJ Brown as well.

Treylon Burks and Kyle Phillips and veteran tight end Austin Hooper don’t exactly excite you as much as the Brown and Corey Davis combo of a few years back, but Tannehill can spin the football, nonetheless. He threw for 266 and two scores against the Giants in week one and faces the Las Vegas Raiders this coming week. Back in week one Justin Herbert threw for 279 and three scores and Kyler Murray just completed an impressive comeback this past week, throwing for 277 yards and a score. This makes Tannehill at least worth a look this week.

Other Options: Jared Goff (7%) & Jimmy Garoppolo (1%)

Running Backs

Eno Benjamin (Rostered 4%) and/or Darrel Williams (4%)

Starting running back James Connor is nursing an ankle injury, so Benjamin and Williams look to gain quite a bit of opportunity going forward. It’s unknown how long – if at all – Conner will miss, but in his absence Benjamin and Williams combined to touch the ball 21 times, so the opportunity will be there. Unfortunately, for fantasy purposes it seems to be as close to a 50-50 split as you can get, as each player toted the ball eight times while Benjamin received three passes to Williams’ two. Williams was also able to find the endzone in the Arizona comeback victory. Its going to be tough to start either one of these guys, but stashing whichever one you believe in may not be that bad of an idea.


Jerick McKinnon (Rostered 14%)

There aren’t a ton of great running back options on the waiver wire this week, but McKinnon piques my interest at least a bit. McKinnon clearly has a role on this offense seemingly as a pass catching option. McKinnon actually played more snaps than starter Clyde Edwards-Helaire in week two,and was also able to find the endzone to help pad his fantasy numbers. McKinnon isn’t a guy that can be trusted to plug and play right away, but he does profile as a decent stash in case something were to happen to CEH.

Other Option: Jordan Mason (2%), Tyler Allgeier (14%).

Likely gone but should be over these options: Raheem Mostert, J.D. McKissic, Jamaal WIlliams

Wide Receiver

Nico Collins (7%)

Second-year wideout Nico Collins say nine targets last week in a game where Davis Mills was far from his best. He houled in four of those targets for 58 yards, but failed to find the endzone leaving his overall stat-line underwhelming. If Mills can get himself back on track and post a 300+-yard games like he did last season, Collins is likely to take advantage and provide some fantasy value.

Devin Duvernay (Rostered 16%)

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Duvernay’s production seems unsustainable and he’s certainly not an every week start, however, he does have game-breaking speed and isn’t an awful dart throw if you’re down big and need a spark in your lineup. Duvernay broke a long receiving touchdown in week one and then took the opening kickoff back for a score in week two. He’s averaging 17.8 fantasy points in 0.5-PPR scoring. He’s been a good play, but you’re going to have to hit on a long touchdown to be happy with his overall results.

Other Options: Sterling Shepard (10%), Corey Davis (4%), Greg Dortch (3%) Ashton Dulin (2%), Noah Brown (1%) & Nelson Agholor (1%)

Tight End

Gerald Everett (Rostered 31%)

For the second week in a row, Everett is the answer to your tight end needs. Still only 31% owned, Everett garnered the attention of Justin Herbert on Thursday night. Everett was targeted 10 times and hauled in six of those for 71 yards. He seems to be a safe play going forward as a solid receiving threat in an above-average offense.

Other Options: Logan Thomas (20%), Evan Engram (17%) & Hayden Hurst (23%)

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