Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Victor Cruz and 4 Players You Should Grab Now
With football's third week almost in the books, many of your fantasy teams could already be in serious need of a boost.
Possibly, one of your stud starters got injured, and you're looking for the right fit to keep the squad afloat.
What ever your issue may be, the waiver wire is and always will be crucial to a fantasy team's success.
If you're team is in dire straights going into Week 4 of the season, here are a few guys you should hop on and grab for a little extra boost.
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Nate Washington is a player that a lot of people were very high on going into Week 3.
However, with the prospect of Kenny Britt being lost for the season, he's now a player I expect to be added in nearly 100 percent of leagues.
With Matt Hasselbeck looking like a competitive quarterback, and Kenny Britt being out, I expect to see a few 100-yard games and some scores from Washington in the near future.
He's still only owned in 8.6 percent of ESPN leagues, so there is still time for you to go out and grab him.
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Victor Cruz had an absolute monster game against the highly touted Eagles secondary. He had three catches for 110 yards and two scores on five targets in the game.
Cruz will be a fine option for owners who have Mario Manningham, as he is currently out with a concussion.
While Manningham is out, many defenses will be keying in on Hakeem Nicks so it's nice to see that Eli Manning has another option to throw to in Cruz.
He's only owned in 0.3 percent of ESPN leagues, so grab him if your league is deep because he has potential to find the end zone again.
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Kendall Hunter is a fantastic option for Frank Gore owners, who injured his ankle in the second quarter against the Bengals on Sunday.
Hunter was slated to be Gore's primary backup coming out of training camp, and was a lot of people's sleeper pick because of Gore's yearly injury issues.
Well, Hunter just might get his shot because Gore is injured again.
Even if Gore isn't injured, he's yet to break 60 yards rushing in a game this season.
Hunter was the only player in the game yesterday to record a score. So if Gore isn't 100 percent for Week 4, expect Hunter to be available to put up good numbers.
He's available in 99 percent of ESPN leagues.
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Denarius Moore blew up on the scene with a monster performance in Week 2, causing many fantasy owners to jump on his stock then.
However, many people didn't and he's still only owned in 38 percent of ESPN leagues.
Now I didn't expect Moore to match his Week 2 production, but I did like him to be a good fantasy option for Week 3, which he was.
He received more targets than any other player in the Raiders offense with six. While he caught four balls for only 34 yards, he did have a 23-yard touchdown run on an end-around.
The Raiders seem to like Moore by giving him so many opportunities, and since he's gotten into the end zone in two straight games, I have to ride his wagon.
Go grab this guy.
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Brandon Pettigrew yielded 13 targets from quarterback Matthew Stafford, which was more than Calvin Johnson's 11.
With those looks, he produced 11 catches for 112 yards.
Even though he failed to find the end zone, Detroit's offense is so potent I'm certain that the touchdowns will come.
Matthew Stafford is maturing as an NFL quarterback right before our eyes and I expect Pettigrew to reap the benefits the rest of the season.
Currently, Pettigrew is still available in 40 percent of ESPN leagues.