Fantasy Football Week 3: Danny Amendola and Waiver Wire Players to Pick Up

Nicholas GossCorrespondent ISeptember 18, 2012

ST LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 16:  Wide receiver Danny Amendola #16  of the St. Louis Rams enters the field during player introductions prior to the game against the Washington Redskins at Edward Jones Dome on September 16, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Danny Amendola headlines a number of NFL players who you should add to your fantasy football team's roster from your league's waiver wire before Week 3.

With players picking up injuries and teams beginning to reach their bye week, waiver wire pickups are going to be very important going forward.

Let's look at three players you would be wise to consider adding off the waiver wire before Thursday.


Martellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett has caught at least four passes in each of the New York Giants' first two games this season.

He had his best game on Sunday with five caches for 72 yards and a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With quarterback Eli Manning capable of putting up monster passing numbers and the team struggling in the running game, any Giants wide receiver or tight end is a good fantasy option right now.

If your league requires each team to start a tight end, consider picking up Bennett off the waiver wire for depth, or an upgrade at the position.


Julian Edelman

The Patriots have been using Julian Edelman in a Wes Welker-type of role for the last few years, and he was been targeted often in the passing game on Sunday by quarterback Tom Brady.

Edelman caught five passes for 50 yards against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2, and with Aaron Hernandez injured, Edelman's role in the offense will likely increase.

He's not a wide receiver that you will often start for your team, but if you need a bye week replacement, Edelman is capable of being effective in PPR fantasy leagues.


Danny Amendola

Amendola's remarkable 12-catch performance in the first half of Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins has made him the fantasy star of the week among waiver wire pickups.

He only caught three passes in the second half versus the Redskins, but he is a reliable target for St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, who will likely continue to find Amendola in a Wes Welker role in the slot.

If your league's waiver wire uses an auction system, don't be afraid to spend your waiver funds on Amendola.