Week 3 Fantasy Football: Top 30 Waiver Wire Pickups

Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola (20 catches, 230 yards, 1 TD for 2012) tied an NFL record last week for most receptions in a half (12).
Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola (20 catches, 230 yards, 1 TD for 2012) tied an NFL record last week for most receptions in a half (12).David Welker/Getty Images
Jay ClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterSeptember 19, 2012

Here's my listing of the top 30 free agents (12-team, standard-scoring leagues) heading into Week 3—a countdown that values long-term viability over one week of superb stats.

Obviously, free-agent quarterbacks like Sam Bradford, Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel and Brandon Weeden are the likeliest candidates for most points from Sunday to Sunday.

But I would also place an equal or higher priority on landing possible dynamos at receiver, running back and tight end...ahead of a quarterback who may only draw one start all season (a star QB's bye week).

For an in-depth slideshow of the top 10 waiver-wire pickups, click here.

Week 3: Top 30 Free Agents

1. WR Danny Amendola, Rams
2. RB Mikel Leshoure, Lions
3. RB Andre Brown, Giants
4. QB Sam Bradford, Rams
5. WR Greg Little, Browns
6. WR Donnie Avery, Colts
7. TE Coby Fleener, Colts
8. TE Martellus Bennett, Giants
9. WR Brian Hartline, Dolphins
10. QB Christian Ponder, Vikings
11. TE Dennis Pitta, Ravens
12. RB Jackie Battle, Chargers
13. K Justin Tucker, Ravens
14. K Greg Zuerlein, Rams
15. WR Kendall Wright, Titans
16. D/ST Philadelphia Eagles
17. D/ST Cleveland Browns
18. RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons
19. QB Matt Cassel, Chiefs
20. RB/WR Dexter McCluster, Chiefs
21. WR Stephen Hill, Jets
22. RB Mike Tolbert, Panthers
23. QB Jake Locker, Titans
24. K Blair Walsh, Vikings
25. WR Donald Jones, Bills
26. QB Brandon Weeden, Browns
27. TE Dante Rosario, Chargers
28. WR Leonard Hankerson, Redskins
29. RB Shaun Draughn, Chiefs
30. RB Tashard Choice, Bills

Jay Clemons can be reached on Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.

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