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NFL Week 3 fantasy football waiver wire targets

2RW7PNG Indianapolis Colts running back Zack Moss (21) runs the ball past Houston Texans linebacker Henry To'oTo'o (39) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sep. 17, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)

Zack Moss dominates for Indianapolis Colts: Moss missed Week 1 but dominated the Colts’ backfield in Week 2.

Tank Dell breaks out for the Houston Texans: The rookie wide receiver took advantage of his increased role with seven receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown.

Plenty of viable tight ends are on the waiver wire: Four of the top eight tight ends in receiving yards this season are available in more than 50% of ESPN leagues.

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Week 2 of the 2023 NFL season is just about in the books. Here are the players you should be targeting in your fantasy football leagues, including targets in smaller leagues and deeper leagues, as well as players to avoid.

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Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers (Rostered in 39.6% of leagues on ESPN)

Love completed 14 of his 25 pass attempts for 151 yards and three touchdowns against the Atlanta Falcons.

  • He’s not even in the top 20 in passing yards this season but is tied for the league lead in passing touchdowns (six).
  • He still hasn’t played with his top wide receiver, Christian Watson. His second wide receiver, Romeo Doubs, has been playing a partial role due to injury.
  • This past week, Love was also without running back Aaron Jones, left tackle David Bakhtiari and, for most of the game, left guard Elgton Jenkins — all former Pro Bowlers.
  • Love and the Packers’ offense should play a lot better once everyone is healthy.

Sam Howell, Washington Commanders (9.5%)

Howell put together the best game of his NFL career, completing 27 of his 39 pass attempts for 299 yards and two touchdowns.

  • He ranks among the top 10 quarterbacks in passing yards this season (501).
  • Howell is still early in his first year with a new offensive coordinator but should have a lot of upside, considering he has Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson at wide receiver.
  • He’s the best option among quarterbacks who are available in more than 90% of ESPN leagues.


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