Week 3 we had a bunch of young guys break out as well as a few vets. With the league ever-changing and injuries always happening it’s time to adjust. Here are this week’s top free agent options and there are some with a ton of upside.
1Calvin Ridley WR (Falcons)
(ESPN ownership 40.8%)
Superstar rookie Calvin Ridley is available in 60 percent of fantasy leagues and has the makeup to be a huge part of the Falcons offense. Each week of this season Ridley has had an expanded role before blowing up against the Saints (7 catches on 8 targets for 146 yards and 3 TD’s). The most important part is that he out targeted Muhammad Sanu and is truly taking over as the team’s number two option. With his explosive playmaking ability, he’s the priority waiver add this week.
2Javoris “Buck” Allen RB (Ravens)
(ESPN ownership 39.3%)
This is his second time on here and nothing has changed. Although Allen is not the lead back in Baltimore he has two of the most important roles a running back can have as the third down back and the goal line back. These two roles have been enough to keep Buck as an RB2 or better every week this season. Normally a player has one of these roles or the other. With him being an exception here gives Buck Allen a ton of fantasy value.
3Mike Williams WR (Chargers)
(ESPN ownership 33.0%)
The first round pedigree is really starting to show with Mike Williams. The 6’5” jump ball specialist has now scored three touchdowns in the last three weeks for the Chargers. On top of that, he was targeted seven times this week, showing more and more he is going to be an integral part of the off sense.
4Baker Mayfield QB (Browns)
(ESPN ownership 6.8%)
When I started this article I thought there would never be a time I put a quarterback on this list but Baker Mayfield hype is real. The talented young signal caller is surrounded by talent on that offense and really knows how to make it hum. Not only can he add value to your team if you have an underperforming quarterback or injured (Jimmy G owners) but he will have a great trade value with another good game.
5Chris Ivory RB (Bills)
(ESPN ownership 5.1%)
Right now LeSean McCoy is beaten up (Ribs) and having more issues off the field pop up. This could open up the starting job in Buffalo and what we saw this week is that it opens up a ton of volume for the starting back. Week 3 although an incredibly positive game script it got Chris Ivory 23 touches. No matter the efficiency this type of volume will make him a fantasy relevant asset.
6Dallas Goedert TE (Eagles)
(ESPN ownership 1.9%)
O man does Carson Wentz like Dallas Goedert, he was targeted 7 times in his first week matched with the young star QB. Goedert made the most of his targets catching all of them for 73 yards and a touchdown. Goedert taking over the Trey Burton role actually brings size and athleticism to it which is big for a team that is beat up at the receiving position.
7Tyler Boyd WR (Bengals)
(ESPN ownership 23.7%)
I’m sorry for another repeat guy in back to back weeks but Tyler Boyd coming off his second straight game of over 20 PPR points is available in 75% of leagues. Boyd is averaging 7 targets a game and is lighting teams up. With Mixon coming back next week the offense will be even more well-rounded making life even easier for Boyd. Hopefully, we see ownership a heck of a lot higher after this week.
8Aaron Jones RB (Packers)
(ESPN ownership 51.3%)
Aaron Jones just came back from his suspension and is still available in almost half of leagues. If you are lucky enough to be in one of those leagues, its time to blow the FAAB budget. Even with the Packers limiting his carries Jones flashed the explosiveness that has people so excited averaging seven yards a carry. In the Packers offense, Aaron Jones has the potential to be a high-end RB2 this year. If he’s out there he is at the top of the free agency list.Download the Free GoingFor2 App by Clicking Here...