Fantasy Football 2016 Waiver Wire: Week 3

Quincy Enunwa has gotten off to a strong for the Jets and could see even more targets coming his way

Week 2 Left many fantasy owners scratching their heads or throwing their arms up in the air. Like Week 1 we saw disappointment on Sunday with superstars such as Antonio Brown, A.J. Green, Andrew Luck, Todd Gurley (second straight week), Russell Wilson and more not performing accordingly.

 

Injuries were abundant once again this week too, especially on the running back front with the biggest hits coming to Adrian Peterson and Danny Woodhead owners.


Related: Adrian Peterson, Doug Martin, Arian Foster, Jonathan Stewart Injured - Which Running Back to Pick Up to Replace Them on Your Fantasy Team

 

As it will be most weeks, owners will be looking at their benches and evaluating their needs once again. Owners of injured players will certainly be burning some FAAB dollars this week on players like Jerick McKinnon and Tyrell Williams.

 

I will be here to guide you each and every week with some players who are owned less than 45 percent (ESPN.com leagues) and could have an impact on your squad for the particular week or the rest of the season.

 

Jerick McKinnon, RB, Minnesota Vikings (24.1 percent owned in ESPN.com leagues)

McKinnon should be next in line after Adrian Peterson’s disheartening knee injury. His timetable still remains up in the air, but in the meantime McKinnon is sure to be seeing more work. Matt Asiata is another alluring option, as he will likely be the red-zone back. I prefer McKinnon for his upside and athletic ability and with more opportunities, especially in the passing game, he could see a big increase in his production.

 

Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets (5.5 percent owned)

Enunwa has been having a solid season so far, and that was prior to the Brandon Marshall injury. The Jets’ trio of receivers is very good, and now that Marshall is reportedly dealing with an MCL injury, Enunwa could see his role increase even more.  With 13 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown in the first two games, Enunwa’s upside is hard to ignore at this point.

 

Dwayne Washington, RB, Detroit Lions (0.3 percent owned)

Washington should see some significant usage while Ameer Abduallah is sidelined with a foot injury. Theo Riddick will likely get an uptick in his volume as well, but the thought is that Washington could be more of the volume back and the Lions opting to keep Riddick in his current role where he is more dynamic. If you are looking for a shot-in-the-dark play and want to save some FAAB money Washington makes a nice target in Week 3.

 

Tyrell Williams, WR, San Diego Charger (43.4 percent owned)

Williams is only available in a little more than half of the ESPN.com leagues, but after this week it will no longer be the case. Williams has stepped up in Keenan Allen’s absence and if you are in need of a bye week starter, or even a flex play you could do much worse. Just be ready to pay up. Williams hauled in a 44-yard touchdown among his six targets on Sunday.

 

Jacob Tamme, TE, Atlanta Falcons (10.8 percent owned)

Tamme has been on a tear to start the season with 11 catches for 126 yards and a touchdown in two games. Tight end can be a position of flux so snagging one that is hot and seems to be getting volume is never a bad idea. Especially if you own Coby Fleener.

 

DST Streamer(s) of the Week

 

I am a part of the streaming DST movement. I don’t typically waste a draft pick, unless I need to, in my drafts and instead cut someone and add a DST. Clearly the top defenses will be owned and not available, but streaming is always an option when it comes to DSTs. So each week I will be providing a DST that is owned in less than 50 percent of ESPN.com leagues and can be useful.

 

Miami Dolphins vs. Cleveland Browns (5.8 percent owned in ESPN.com leagues)

I know this is like a broken record but the Ravens D ended up with two interceptions and 10 fantasy points last week against the Browns. Now Cleveland is down to its third quarterback, rookie Cody Kessler? Sign me up for some turnovers and sacks for the Miami D in Week 3.

 

— Written by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including dailyfantasycafe.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.

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