Fantasy Football Week 3: Waiver Wire Wonders


My goodness how exciting was week two? If you’re like me, after every Sunday, I can’t wait for the next. However, like week one, the second week saw another round of injuries to key players.  Not only is this effecting actual NFL team, but could be starting to take its toll on fantasy football teams as well.  Much like the NFL teams we follow, one of the keys to a successful season is staving of the injury bug by having depth at key positions. The good news is there are still productive players on the waiver wire to pluck and play if needed. Here is a look at this weeks Waiver Wire Wonders.

QB – Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins

If you own RGIII and you didn’t have Cousins already on your bench, shame on you, because the dual threat that is RGIII is going to again miss significant time with injury.  Cousins has real upside in Jay Gruden’s pass-happy offense and showed last week that he might be more effective than RGIII. Last week Cousins was good for 25o yards and 2 TD’s in less then a full game.  Still only owned in 10% of yahoo fantasy leagues, grab Cousins now.

RB – Khiry Robinson, New Orleans Saints

You can’t help but feel for Mark Ingram who was finally looking like the back he was expected to be in the first two games of 2014.  However, he was one of the players who suffered an injury and looks to be out for an extended period of time. Enter Kirby Robinson, the UDFA who runs with elusiveness and power. He will take over the lead running back role and also receive a majority of the goal line work as well. The plus about Robinson is he also excels in the passing game and so he will certainly see looks there based on the Saints style of offense.

WR – Mohammad Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals

He is currently still owned in only 10% of yahoo fantasy leagues and will be the number one receiver for the next game against the Titians. The Bengals will focus on running the ball this week, but will have to throw to someone, as options in the passing game for the Bengals have been depleted due to several injuries. Look for Sanu to have a big role in this week’s game plan as the only starting caliber receiver for the Bengals.

Niles Paul makes Stripe Hype’s Waiver Wire Wonders for Week Three’s fantasy action. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

TE – Niles Paul, Washington Redskins

Again, I am pushing Paul the same as last week. Sliding into a starting role, Paul blew up last week catching eight passes on 11 targets for 99 yards and a touchdown. He is a must add until Jordan Reed returns, especially with Kirk Cousins at the helm. The Redskins’ passing game gets a bump up due to his presence.

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