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📽️ Top 5 Week 3 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

Nathan Joyce

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After another wild week in the NFL that included plenty of injuries to running backs and players being benched or underutilized without explanation, Eric Lindquist is breaking down all of the top Week 3 fantasy football waiver wire pickups. Eric will go over all of the major injuries and who can be next in line to replace them; position battles between players; and some under-the-radar pickups that might help you out a few weeks down the road. Check out Eric’s Week 3 waive wire rankings and NFL fantasy football projections.

Week 3 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

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Check out Mike Barner’s Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups article. Here’s an excerpt.

Justin Fields, Chicago Bears (51% available)

If you are lucky enough to be in one of the leagues in which Fields is available, this might be your last chance to add him. Anthony Firkser suffered a knee injury that forced him out of their Week 2 matchup against the Bengals and it’s unclear yet how much time he might miss. In his absence, Fields completed six of 13 passes for 60 yards and an interception. However, the noteworthy stat is that he rushed 10 times for 31 yards. With his rushing ability, he can be a difference maker in fantasy if he were to take over as the Bears’ starting quarterback.

Week 3 Waiver Wire Priority: 1 (10%-15% of FAAB budget)

Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys (61% available)

It wasn’t the high-scoring affair that many people expected, but the Cowboys still pulled off a win in their matchup against the Chargers. Ezekiel Elliott had a nice bounce back performance, rushing 16 times for 71 yards and a touchdown after being shut down by the Buccaneers in Week 1. Pollard was also busy, though, rushing 13 times for 109 yards and a score. He also caught all three of his targets for 31 yards, giving him seven receptions for 60 yards for the season. It appears he’s already worked his way into somewhat of a timeshare with Elliott, which makes him an exciting fantasy option given his ability to contribute both on the ground and through the passing game.

Week 3 Waiver Wire Priority: 2 (10% of FAAB budget)


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