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Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 3: 5 to add, drop, buy low, sell high

Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) celebrates after a victory against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

  • Add Raheem Mostert: The Miami Dolphins running back ran more routes in Week 2 than any game in his NFL career, which could be a sign of things to come.
  • Cut Kenny Golladay: The New York Giants wide receiver was moved to the bottom of their depth chart and could be a healthy inactive when everyone is healthy.
  • Sell high on Dameon Pierce: The Houston Texans rookie became the clear early down back but wasn’t playing in passing situations, and Houston will have a lot of those going forward.
Estimated reading time: 14 minutes

This piece is a fantasy manager's one-stop shop for managing their fantasy roster early in the week. For more players to add, check out the weekly waiver wire, and for more on this past week's games in general, check out the fantasy football recap.

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1. RB Raheem Mostert, Miami Dolphins

Mostert was more involved this week than last, gaining 51 yards from 11 carries and catching three passes for 28 yards.

  • Chase Edmonds had played in a majority of early-down snaps in Week 1, but that changed to Mostert seeing a majority in Week 2.
  • Mostert never ran 20 or more pass routes in a game prior to Week 2.
  • Edmonds seemed to be a reliable fantasy starter due to Mostert’s lack of passing-game usage throughout his career, but that may no longer be the case.
  • Mostert still didn’t play much in the obvious passing situations, which limits his upside.
  • Any back who could earn double-digit carries and a few catches each week needs to be on fantasy rosters.

2. RB Tyler Allgeier, Atlanta Falcons

Allgeier ran the ball 10 times for the Falcons, gaining 30 yards after being a healthy inactive the previous week.

  • He took Damien Williams‘ spot, who landed on injured reserve and is out for at least three more games.
  • Allgeier is the first of a few players on this list who is primarily for the fantasy managers looking for a running back to potentially start in September but not necessarily long-term.
  • Both Avery Williams and Caleb Huntley also played, and Williams most notably played the two-minute drill snaps.
  • There is a possibility that Atlanta turns to one of those two backs next week after Allgeier was inefficient on the ground.
  • There is also a possibility Allgeier becomes the leader of the team in carries over the rest of the season.
3. WR Josh Palmer, Los Angeles Chargers

Palmer caught four passes from eight targets for 30 yards and a touchdown on Thursday Night Football while Keenan Allen was out with injury.

  • Some of the incompletions were poor throws, and there was also a defensive pass interference that doesn’t officially count as a target. His stat line could have been much better if those went a little differently.
  • Palmer is clearly ahead of Jalen Guyton on the depth chart after the two split time in 2021.
  • He will continue to play most of the three-wide receiver sets even when Allen is healthy again.
  • The top three wide receivers on all of the elite offenses should be on fantasy rosters.

4. TE Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders


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