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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets (Week 3)

Waiver wire pickups are crucial to make a championship run in any fantasy football league, especially in the first few weeks. This week offers less explosive players than last, but it is still important to be quick to add these players. They can offer a great bridge player until someone returns from injury, or their season could take off and they could earn a full time starting spot. Below are 6 players to target this week on the waiver wire.

1. Chris Thompson, RB, Washington Redskins

Chris Thompson has produced well this season, especially for his limited touches (13). He has three touchdowns, 81 rushing yards, and 81 receiving yards, all on just 13 touches! With starter Robert Kelley going down with a potential broken rib, Thompson is going to see a lot more opportunity. If he can keep up his level of production, he will put up scary fantasy numbers. (Percent owned: 6.1 NFL, 65.1 ESPN)

2. Chris Ivory, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

At first glance, picking up a backup running back on a bad offense seems like a bad idea. However, for anyone that has the starter, Leonard Fournette, he is the ultimate stash player. Fournette is being used on a whopping 45 touches through two games. If he happens to go down with an injury, Chris Ivory would see much more playing time. (Percent owned: 1.8 NFL, 0.6 ESPN)

3. Trevor Siemian, QB, Denver Broncos

Trevor Siemian is anything but a household name. However, he is performing like one. He has posted top five fantasy numbers through the first two games. For people with a under performing quarterback, or an injury that has hurt them, Siemian is a great add. He could even prove valuable as a backup quarterback to stash. (Percent owned: 7.0 NFL, 3.7 ESPN)

4. Ben Watson, TE, Baltimore Ravens

Ben Watson was a top option at tight end last week, catching eight passes for 91 yards. He looked to be recovered from his torn achilles and could be poised for a stellar season. He should keep up this level of targets and production because Joe Flacco loves throwing to his tight ends. Last season he targeted Dennis Pitta 121 times. (Percent owned: 0.5 NFL, 0.3 ESPN)

5. Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons

It is clear that in Atlanta, Julio Jones is the number one option. However, Mohamed Sanu led the team in targets week one, and was second last week. He is performing well for his number of targets and could produce some very good numbers with all of the attention that Julio commands. Sanu could be a good fill player if someone like Brandon Marshall is destroying your lineup each week. (Percent owned: 13.6 NFL, 16.2 ESPN)

6. Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks

Chris Carson has impressed during his time in Seattle. He was supposed to backup Thomas Rawls, but saw significantly more plays than him last week (16 to 48). Whomever the Seahawks starting running back is, he has always been a coveted player to target. If the starter moving forward is Carson, then that makes him a valuable commodity. (Percent owned: 7.3 NFL, 3.6 ESPN)

 

Photo Credits: Washington Redskins
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