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NFL Week 3 IDP Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Melvin Ingram III celebrates a third quarter sack against the Las Vegas Raiders at Heinz Field. The Raiders won the game 26-17. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries took their toll in Week 2, as they do pretty much every week of an NFL season, adding a few more names to our fantasy football IDP waiver-wire targets for Week 3.

There are also some situations where increased playing time allowed a player to be worth taking a shot on for this coming week.


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NAMES THAT BEAR REPEATING

To avoid repeating arguments for players previously mentioned in this piece, I'll list anyone who is still relevant who I have mentioned in prior weeks with a link to that article and information.

Josh Sweat, DE, PHI (Week 2)
John Franklin-Myers, DE, NYJ (Week 2)
Payton Turner, DE, NO (Week 2)
Nick Vigil, LB, MIN (Week 2)
Kenny Young, LB, LAR (Week 2)
Marcus Maye, S, NYJ (Week 2)
Rayshawn Jenkins, S, JAX (Week 2)
Jaquiski Tartt, S, SF (Week 2)

DEFENSIVE LINE

ED MELVIN INGRAM III, PITTSBURGH STEELERS

For the second straight week, Ingram posted the Steelers' second-highest pass-rush grade while also playing a large enough snap share to stay relevant in the coming weeks. Ingram is currently playing as the second starter across from T.J. Watt and ahead of Alex Highsmith. With Watt dealing with a groin injury that has him questionable for Week 3, there should be no hesitation in adding Ingram to rosters where he is available. Even if Watt plays, Ingram is still worth the add in most formats.

Ingram didn't record a sack in his seven games in 2020, but he did manage 28 pressures while earning a 76.3 pass-rush grade. Ingram broke the streak last week and currently has an 81.2 pass-rush grade through two weeks. Playing on the Steelers defensive line should also help Ingram get home more often this season, as they have historically created a lot of cleanup opportunities through schemed pressures and relying on the overall talent among the starters on their defensive line.

Melvin Ingram through two weeks
Category Value ED rank (min 20% snaps)
Pass-rush grade 81.2 15th
Pressures 11 T-3rd
Pass-rush win-rate 18.8% T-25th

ED MALIK REED, DENVER BRONCOS

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