2013 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Get 'Em or Don't Sweat 'Em Week 3

Ryan LesterSenior Writer ISeptember 16, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers yells out the signals from the line during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 15, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Chargers defeated the eagles 33-30. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.

Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis Rams

Bradford threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns against the Atlanta Falcons. He also ran for 25 yards. He threw for 299 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 1. He is looking like a decent QB2.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers

Rivers threw for 419 yards and three touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles. They have struggled defensively, but that gives Rivers seven touchdowns in two games.

Ruling: Get ‘em

Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs

Smith threw for 223 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys. He added 57 yards on the ground. He’s a better NFL quarterback than a fantasy one. He’s worth owning in two-quarterback leagues, but there are too many good quarterbacks out there for him to be owned in standard leagues.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ’em.

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins

Tannehill threw for 319 yards and a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts. He has just two passing touchdowns in two games. He’s not worth having on your roster currently.

Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers

After Eddie Lacy went out with a concussion, Starks took over. He finished with 132 yard and a touchdown on 20 carries against the Washington Redskins. Starks also caught four passes for 36 yards. He’s worth adding in case Lacy isn’t able to go next week.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Marlon Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens

Brown caught four of six targets for 45 yards and a touchdown. It was his second straight game with a score.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Aaron Dobson, WR, New England Patriots

Dobson had three receptions on 10 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown against the New York Jets. He has a long way to go until he’s a reliable option for Tom Brady and fantasy football players, but he’s worth a look as the Patriots deal with injuries at the skill positions.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Ted Ginn, Jr., WR, Carolina Panthers

Ginn caught three of eight targets for 62 yards and a touchdown. He’s not a good fantasy asset.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ’em.

Stephen Hill, WR, New York Jets

Hill caught four of eight targets for 86 yards against the New England Patriots. He had six receptions on nine targets in the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is worth a look at the end of your bench, particularly in points per receptions leagues.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Austin Pettis, WR, St. Louis Rams

Pettis caught eight of 11 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons. I’d need to see more to add him as he had just 16 yards in Week 1.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ’em.

Eddie Royal, WR, San Diego Chargers

Royal caught seven of eight passes for 90 yards and three touchdowns. That gives him five touchdowns on the season.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Coby Fleener, TE, Indianapolis Colts

Fleener caught four of eight targets for 69 yards and a touchdown. Tight end is a deep position, but he’s worth considering.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

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