RB's Are Dropping Like Flies, The WR Pu-Pu Platter Week 3

Bill ShermanContributor ISeptember 21, 2010

It's Official. He Is Good.
It's Official. He Is Good.Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Every Tuesday morning we post our 1st Look waivers.  Our goal is to provide you with a list of fantasy relevant players who could be available on your leagues waiver wire.

Remember it is only week 3, everyone has a bad game, and the season is filled with ups and downs. Stick with the Brotherhood as we get you and your team where they need to be.

Injuries are effecting teams and more importantly fantasy teams. RBs Reggie Bush is out for at least 6 weeks after going down last night with a broken tibia, Kevin Faulk looks to miss some serious time. RB Ryan Mathews went out early with an ankle sprain, and the fact that the Chargers said they will not update his status until tomorrow doesn’t sound promising. All of a sudden RB Mike Tolbert seems important, he is a must own for Mathews’ owners. RB Michael Turner left with a groin injury, and RB Jason Snelling blew up. Atlanta said he could have returned if they needed him but Snelling made the Falcons quickly forget about the burner. The funny thing about Snelling is that in at least four of the leagues that I play in he was released on Sunday before game time. Including by me. D’oh!


Mike Williams – TAM – WR,vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Sun 1:00 PM
If Williams is available on your waiver wire you need to pick him up. He’s quickly turning into a solid WR2/3. He’s a must own regardless of league size or format.

Jason Snelling – ATL – RB, at New Orleans Saints, Sun 1:00 PM
Snelling entered the game after starter Michael Turner was sidelined with a groin injury. Snelling made the most of his opportunity rushing for 129 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns. He also added 5 receptions for 57 yards and another score. Turners injury isn’t considered serious and we think he could have returned to action had the game been close. Monitor Turners situation throughout the week. Snelling is a must add for Turner owners and should be given consideration if you have room on your bench. Turner has missed time in the past and we know what Snelling can do when given extended playing time.

Demaryius Thomas – DEN – WR, vs. Indianapolis Colts, Sun 4:15 PM
Thomas was finally healthy enough to play on Sunday. The rookie wide out had an impressive debut catching 8 passes for 97 yards and 1 TD. The Denver passing game has looked solid through two weeks. Thomas is worth a roster spot in deeper leagues.

Mark Clayton – STL – WR, vs. Washington Redskins, Sun 4:05 PM
Clayton only had two receptions on Sunday and both of them went for scores. He has quickly become Bradfords favorite target and go to guy. Clayton is worth a roster spot in deeper leagues.

Mike Thomas – JAC – WR, vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Sun 4:05 PM
Thomas only caught 4 passes for 43 yards but he was targeted 8 times. He’s the number two wide out and a key offensive player for the Jaguars. He’s worth a look in deeper leagues. He makes a solid bye week fill in  as a WR4.

Mike Tolbert – SDC – RB, at Seattle Seahawks, Sun 4:15 PM
At 5’11 245 lbs Tolbert is an absolute beast. When Mathews went down with an ankle injury the Chargers turned to Tolbert. He rushed 16 times for 82 yards with two short touchdown runs. He may have earned himself an extended role and potentially goal line carries. He’s a must add for Mathews owners and should be considered an option in deeper leagues.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis – NE – RB, vs. Buffalo Bills, Sun 1:00 PM

With Maroney off to Denver and Faulk tearing his ACL, Green-Ellis will have every opportunity to produce in the Patriots offense.  He should be considered in all formats.

Kyle Orton – DEN – QB, vs. Indianapolis Colts, Sun 4:15 PM
Orton is a very good quarterback who doesn’t get the credit he deserves. He’s quietly put together two very good weeks and is coming off a 3,800 yard season. He should be owned in all formats as a low end QB1.

Mario Manningham – NYG – WR, vs. Tennessee Titans, Sun 1:00 PM
Manningham continues to post decent numbers as the Giants third receiver. He has big play ability and receives enough targets to warrant a roster spot. He should be owned in deeper leagues.

Dustin Keller – NYJ – TE, at Miami Dolphins, Sun 8:20 PM
Keller was the go to guy on Sunday. Sanchez will continue to target his tight end making him a decent low end TE1. He will have his share of big games this season.

John Kuhn – GRE – RB, at Chicago Bears, Mon 8:30 PM
Kuhn will continue to see around 10 touches a game. Jackson was given the goal line touches this week, but we feel that can change at anytime. Kuhn is worth a look in deeper leagues.

Danny Ware – NYG – RB, vs. Tennessee Titans, Sun 1:00 PM
Brandon Jacobs latest stunt could lead to a suspension. He has demanded a trade and it’s starting to look like his time could limited with the Giants. If he does miss any time is traded or just get’s flat out benched, Danny Ware would be next in line to receive carries. Monitor the situation but consider Ware a handcuff for Bradshaw owners.

Louis Murphy – OAK – WR, at Arizona Cardinals, Sun 4:15 PM
Murphy is the best receiver on a bad team. He could become fantasy relevant by default. He’s worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues if he continues to see an increase in targets.

Marcedes Lewis – JAC – TE, vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Sun 4:05 PM
We kept hearing the Jaguars say the Lewis was going to be a big part of their offense. After two weeks the former first round pick might finaly be living up to his draft status. He’s a worth a roster spot in 12 team leagues.