Fantasy Football Sleeper and Waiver Wire Watch Week 3

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Fantasy Football Sleeper and Waiver Wire Watch Week 3

There were some huge numbers posted today for many of the skill position players. Seven quarterbacks went of the the 300 yard mark. Hopefully you had one of those guys. If you didn’t, there is a chance you may be able to grab one of them for next week.

Check it out.

May be available now…

J.T. O’Sullivan QB (SF) - Not only did he throw for 321 and a TD, but right now he is doing enough to help his team win without making big mistakes. That along with the fact  that he is playing a few pass-soft defenses - Detroit and New Orleans - over the next couple weeks makes him bench worthy if not a starter in some cases.

Jason Campbell QB (WAS) - Did anyone in your league overreact to his dismal performance in week 1 and cut him? If so you just might have a solid back-up 321 and a TD against the Saints.

Jonathan Stewart RB (CAR) - If for some reason he is available on the wire, you should grab him now. After his performance against the Bears - 77 yards and 2 TD’s - you can expect him to start getting more of the carries (especially the goalline).

Darren Sproles RB (SD) - I’d be worried if I were an LT owner. His toe does not seem to be getting better (and toe’s can linger all season). Enter Sproles. He can play, only 53 yards rushing BUT he is a home run threat as shown by the 2 catches for 72 yards and a TD against the Broncos . Most of the time LT’s back up is drafted but this year it was a little trickier so you may want to check if he is available. If he is, you need to grab him.

Anthony Gonzalez WR (IND) - Before the season began, there where many out there who predicted that AG would outperform Harrison this year. Grabbing 9 catches for 137 yards puts him on the right path. As Indy gets back on track, look for more solid performances from him. A nice flex or solid WR3 with some upside.

Bryant Johnson WR (SF) - He hauled in 6 catches for 78 yards and scored a touchdown.  If I had to bet, I’d say this is his first big step to becoming the number one in a pass heavy offense. That along with his upcoming schedule means he’s a viable pick up.

Isaac Bruce WR (SF) - I can’t believe I am saying this but he is worth considering for a roster spot.  Two reasons for this, his performance against the Seahawks - 4 catches for 153 yards - and his next two opponents - Detroit and New Orleans.

David Patten WR (NO) - 5 catches for 55 yards isn’t steller but someone has to catch the ball while Colston is out.

Justin Gage WR (TEN) - If you are in a deeper PPR league he is worth a roster spot now that Kerry Collins is running to offense. He posted 5 for 59 yards with a touchdown against the Bengals.

Tony Scheffler TE (DEN) - Had 6 catches for 64 yards 2 touchdowns. Even with Marshall getting 18 catches, you can see there are plenty of balls to go around in Denver. If he’s available, grab him. It would be a good idea to have this guy available when you are putting your starting line up in every week.

Jon Carlson TE (SEA) - Now that Seattle has lost 6 receivers (yep two more this week) Carlson gets his action strictly by default. Last week he had 4 catches for 52 yards, this week he had 6 catches for 78 yards. Other than the fact he has no touchdowns, those are decent numbers for a tight end. Would be a decent play in a pinch.

Keep an Eye on…

Brian Griese QB (TB) - With all the drama surrounding Garcia he should be the starter from here on out. Didn’t really do very much versus a subpar Atlanta defense but could be decent in certain matchups as he get comfortable with the offense.

Kerry Collins QB (TEN) - With all of the unkowns surrounding Vince Young, Collins might be able to help out in a pinch in deeper leagues.

Tyler Thigpen QB (KC) -  Could be starting going forward and in some leagues - very deep leagues - that is worth a roster spot. DEEP LEAGUE ONLY for now.

Michael Bush RB (OAK) - Sure McFadden is the stud but Bush was able to get 16 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown himself. If Fargas misses any time with that groin injury, Bush could be possible flex starter in deeper leagues especially on a run heavy team.

Brandon Jackson RB (GB) - Outperformed Ryan Grant against the Lions on Sunday with 7 carries for 61 yards and a touchdown (Grant was 15 for 20 yards). A few more games like this and the dreaded RBBC could be in effect.

Lamont Jordan RB (NE) - He posted 11 carries for 62 yards against the Jets but you know how it is in New England. Maroney hurt his shoulder but showed up back in the game later. If Maroney’s injury is an issue, Jordan could be worth a roster spot.

Notable performances…

Fred Jackson RB (BUF) -Wow! 7catches for 83 yards against the Jaguars. Can’t imagine this will be an every week occurrence but it is worth noting - especially since he is a running back.

Chauncy Stuckey WR (NYJ) - I am not ready to crown this guy but it is worth noting that he has caught a touchdown in each of the last two weeks. And they are always on some freaky Farve scramble and chuck.

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Before you go…

If you haven’t had your fill just yet, the Fantasy Football Librarian will have her post listing waiver wire reports from all over the net. Also, The Hazean offers up his picks in his weekly “Grab Bag.”

Also, stop back because I will be updating throughout the week if and when anyone jumps out at me. Also, I know many of you see things that I don’t so feel free to throw down some of your thoughts below in the comments.

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