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Week 3 fantasy football waiver wire pickups to make

By Jeff Ratcliffe
Sep 17, 2019

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Sep 15, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) runs past Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Preston Brown (52) during the third quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time for the Week 3 fantasy football waiver wire. Fantasy waivers can often make or break your season. Making the right decision on which players to add and drop is crucial, so we have you set up with a deep list of potential waiver wire adds for Week 3.

Remember, we cast a wide net every week in our waiver wire advice. Below you’ll see recommendations for shallow, regular, and deep leagues. Players are listed in order of priority and the suggested auction budget percentage is in parentheses.

Keep in mind that some leagues may be more aggressive or conservative in terms of bidding, so know your league tendencies. Regardless of the size of your league, it’s suggested that you work your way down the list and prioritize the top players in your waiver claims for this week.

Shallow leagues (8-10 teams)


Josh Allen, BUF (5-10%) — If you lost Big Ben or Drew Brees this week and Allen is still out there, go get him. He isn’t the best passing quarterback option, but Allen adds fantasy value with his legs.

Running back

Devin Singletary, BUF (15-30%)Frank Gore is still the lead back in Buffalo, but Singletary continues to flash upside. It’s only a matter of time before he takes over.

Raheem Mostert, SF (15-30%) — It wasn’t Matt Breida, but rather Mostert who led the 49ers backfield in snaps last week. That makes him a quality add in Week 3, but keep in mind that Tevin Coleman could be back as early as next week.

Wide receiver

Marquise Brown, BAL (25-50%) — The speedy rookie is still available in 26.1% of leagues. He’s the top add of the week after he caught eight balls and led the Ravens wideouts in routes run in Week 2.

John Brown, BUF (25-50%) — What are we doing people? Brown is the clear No. 1 in Buffalo and is somehow just 56.8% owned.

John Ross, CIN (25-50%) — Back-to-back 100-yard performances to start the season for Ross, and he’s still available in 26.8% of leagues.

Terry McLaurin, WAS (20-40%) — Somebody has to catch the ball in Washington, and that somebody is McLaurin. Better yet, he’s available in 59% of leagues.

D.K. Metcalf, SEA (20-40%) — Russell Wilson continued to look Metcalf’s way in Week 2. Grab him while you still can. Metcalf is still just 66.1% owned.

Tight end

Mark Andrews, BAL (20-40%) — Andrews has the look of this year’s biggest breakout tight end, and yet he’s somehow available in 28.7% of leagues.

Regular leagues (12 teams)


Jimmy Garoppolo, SF (3-5%) — The 49ers offense is showing signs of life and Garoppolo is coming off a three-touchdown outing in Week 2.

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