Waiver Wire Week 3

Jerick McKinnon – Adrian Peterson’s backup that’s pretty much all you need to know. Although McKinnon has never really shined when he has gotten his opportunities, he sure will have his hands full with this run heavy offense. Matt Asiata is in the mix on goal line and short yardage situations but McKinnon should see a bulk of Petersons usual work catching and rushing. Peterson has a knee injury and the severity is pretty uncertain he could be out a week or two or three so grabbing McKinnon or Asiata even will probably be a short term investment but depending on healing it could be longer. Add McKinnon for running back depth or possibly trade him to a worried Peterson owner

Fozzy Whitaker – that’s fun to say. But Whitaker shined in his role on Sunday 100 yards on the ground and another 31 through the air , facing a run defense that shut down Todd Gurley just a week earlier is a very good sign. Although I would damper expectations a little because Artis Payne and Tolbert will still be in the mix but Fozzy will lead them. Stewart should only be out a week or two but still a solid add to the team.

Mike Wallace – I had the pleasure of having Wallace in my lineup this week when he scored 2 touchdowns and it reminded me of the good old days. Literally, Wallace has found his old form again with Joe Flacco and the Ravens. In this short season Wallace already has 3 touchdowns and seems to be Flaccos go to receiver so far. He is getting consistent targets and cashing in on them, alongside other veteran wideout Steve Smith he has found fantasy relevance once again.

Matt Ryan- your leading scorer in 2016 fantasy football right here pretty shocking honestly but he has put up two very good weeks this far. Ryan faded into a bad fantasy quarterback last year but now finds himself on top… for now. You have to like his weapons in Julio Jones Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman they are all great pass catchers and as long as Ryan is throwing it he will rack up the points.
Tyrell Williams- wideout for the Chargers that Phillip Rivers endorses heavily and mentioned him specifically when Keenan Allen got injured. Travis Benjamin had the spotlight on Sundaygoing over 100 yards and 2 touchdowns but Williams had a good game as well with 61 receiving yards, 44 of which came on a long touchdown where he caught a slant route and flew past all the defenders. Rivers hasn’t cemented his replacement for Allen yet and Tyrell will only get more involved from here.

fantasyreaList Writer: Nick Mahoney


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