Waiver Wire Week 3: Smart Pickups Sure to Score You a Win
Mastering the waiver wire is crucial to winning your fantasy league. Finding the right pickup could be the difference between victory and defeat.
That said, that are always scores of players available. Sifting through it all can be daunting. We'll give you five smart pickups who are sure to score you a win in Week 3.
Stephen Hill, WR, Jets
The rookie from Georgia Tech burst onto the scene last week against the Bills, scoring two touchdowns and adding 89 yards on five catches.
Hill was seen as a player who needed development, as he was raw coming out college. But his stellar debut may have proven that wrong.
While it was only one game, Hill has an intriguing combination of size and speed, and it would be wise to pick him up now before the rest of your league catches on.
Alfred Morris, RB, Washington
Who? Alfred Morris just happens to be the starting running back for the Washington Redskins. The undrafted rookie from Florida Atlantic had a great debut, rushing for 96 yards and two touchdowns.
Not many know about Morris, so it would be wise to snatch him up before all of your competitors put in claims. He's a physical runner who is effective on the goal line.
With Robert Griffin III heating it up, teams may be more focused on stopping the suddenly potent passing attack of the 'Skins. Morris might be the beneficiary.
Morris could be a budding star; get him before he's taken.
Kevin Ogletree, WR, Dallas
Kevin Ogletree was unstoppable Week 1 against the Giants. He caught eight passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns.
Can he keep it up? Hard to know. Before last week, Ogletree never had a touchdown. He had two against the Giants? Was this his breakout game? Or just an aberration?
We'll know as the season progresses, but put it this way: You don't want to miss out.
Pick up Ogletree. It's a low-risk, high-reward proposition.
Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Pittsburgh
Starting running back Issac Redman struggled in Week 1, rushing for a measly 20 yards on 11 carries—a lowly 1.8 yards per carry.
Dwyer, on the other hand, rushed for 43 yards on nine carries—a respectful 4.7 yards per carry.
With Redman struggling and Rashard Mendenhall coming off an ACL injury, Dwyer could get the bulk of carries in Pittsburgh. If you're looking for help at running back, Dwyer might be a nice option.
Coby Fleener, TE, Indianpolis
It looks like Andrew Luck and Coby Fleener are going to continue their strong relationship into the NFL. The rookie tight end had 10 targets in his debut, catching six for 82 yards.
Fleener looks like a veteran, not a rookie, and should continue to put up impressive numbers. As Luck starts to get more comfortable as an NFL starter, Fleener's numbers should go up.
Look for Fleener to become a top tight end by season's end. Pick him up now and reap the rewards as the season progresses.
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