Fantasy Football Top Waiver Adds Week 3

Week two is in the books and the top quarterback is Ryan Fitzpatrick and the NFL’s rusher is Matt Breida, which means nothing makes sense.  What does make sense though is like we said last week seasons aren’t won at the draft but identifying the next surprise to blow up. This is why we follow trends on guys in free agency to put ourselves in the right position to win.

Corey Grant RB (Jaguars)

(ESPN ownership 1.7%)

Corey Grant is an athletic freak and the Jaguars know it. The issue was with Leonard Fournette on the roster it was hard to find the time and opportunity to get him touches. With the Fournette injury, Grant managed ten touches (4 rushes/6 receiving) for 69 yards. The surprising part was he out targeted T.J. Yeldon in the passing game which could mean he will have more of an impact once Fournette is back. Grant is a nice depth piece in redraft worth picking up and is a must add in dynasty formats.

Matt Breida RB (49ers)

(ESPN ownership 61.9%)

I normally wouldn’t include a player with this high of ownership percentage but the NFL’s leading rusher is still available in 39% of leagues. This type of production may not be sustainable but running backs in Kyle Shannahan’s offense tend to succeed. Breida is an explosive athlete who had a 99th percentile burst score (via Player Profiler) so he can break the big play at any time. With Shanahan having the scheme to create room for him to run whether it’s the running or passing game. Breida has the opportunity to be a week in week out flex option, possibly an RB2. If by some miracle Breida is on your waiver wire its time to drop some serious FAAB on him. Don’t be afraid to go over 75%.

Tyler Boyd WR (Bengals)

(ESPN ownership 1.1%)

Coming into the season as the number three receiver for the Bengals Tyler Boyd has earned Andy Dalton’s trust. His week two performance against Baltimore Boyd match A.J. Green in targets with 9.  If this volume continues Boyd should have the chance to be a factor in fantasy being he’ll draw a lot of single coverage across from A.J. Green.

Ricky Seals-Jones TE (Cardinals)

(ESPN ownership 13.5%)

This is the perfect example of process over results. Seals-Jones has been on the field majority of snaps as well as in the top ten most targeted tight ends. Unfortunately, this hasn’t led to production yet being the offense is trying to figure out what the hell its doing. If it’s Bradford finally getting comfortable or the smart move of playing Josh Rosen. The Cards defense can only go up from here and if you follow targets you’ll eventually find production.

Corey Clement RB (Eagles)

(ESPN ownership 22.6%)

The Eagles offense has been reeling with looking for playmakers with injuries to Alshon Jeffrey, Darren Sproles, a beat up Jay Ajayi and now Mike Wallace. This has opened the door for one of the Super Bowl heroes in Corey Clement. Clement had 85 total yards and a touchdown in Week 2. With the return on Carson Wentz, the offense should improve leading to more opportunities for Clement to succeed. With Wentz in the lineup, the receiving back role takes a boost and that will be Clement.

Antonio Callaway WR (Browns)

(ESPN ownership 3.7%)

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The Josh Gordon saga is finally over in Cleveland and it gave us clarity to the receiver position. Antonio Callaway stepped in played the second most snaps for Browns receivers (81%). Callaway had 3 catches for 81 yards and a 47-yard game-tying touchdown on an abysmal Browns offense. With Tyrod Taylor’s starting job eventually being taken over by Baker Mayfield it could be huge things for Callaway.

John Brown WR (Ravens)

(ESPN ownership 23.9%)

For some odd reason, the Ravens want to be a passing team, throwing the ball and taking deep shots a ton. Where this doesn’t make sense for the team, its gold for a deep threat like John Brown.  Brown was targeted 10 times including a circus grab in the end zone. John Brown has always had talent and if he’s able to stay healthy in Baltimore he’s a starting worthy player almost every week.

Ito Smith RB (Falcons)

(ESPN ownership 0.7%)

Davonta Freeman is now looking to be out close to a month moving everyone up in the depth chart. Tevin Coleman moves to the starter and Ito Smith now takes Coleman’s old role as the RB2.  This is enough to get him 10-12 touches a game. Smith is available in 99% of leagues and could be a fantastic deep add. In dynasty formats, if he’s out there make sure to grab him because with Coleman probably out of the door he may keep that role.

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