Win your Week 3 fantasy football matchup with these waiver wire additions that no one else will see coming.
Week 2 was full of injuries and fantasy owners are left searching for answers. The players on this list might make it past the first round of waiver wire adds and that means they should still be there if you missed out on some of the big names.
Andy Dalton, Quarterback, Cincinnati Bengals (available in 90% of ESPN leagues)
Andy Dalton is leading the league in passing yards after two weeks and is ranked as the 10th best quarterback in fantasy. The question is, can he keep up this type of production? I’m saying yes and here’s why: the Cincinnati Bengals defense is awful, which leads to Dalton throwing the ball a ton.
He is doing this without his top wideout in A.J. Green and he should be back within the next month. Dalton is a great replacement for Drew Brees or Ben Roethlisberger.
Frank Gore, Running Back, Buffalo Bills (available in 84% of ESPN leagues)
Frank Gore is old enough to start collecting social security but he’s going to be the lead back if Devin Singletary is set to miss any time. Gore touched the ball 21 times for a total of 83 yards and a touchdown in Week 2.
What more can you ask for when you are adding a running back off the free agent wire? He gets a weak Cincinnati Bengals defense that just allowed for two running backs to score over 14 fantasy points each (36 fantasy points combined). Add the old man now.
Demarcus Robinson, Wide Receiver, Kansas City Chiefs (available in 82% of ESPN leagues)
You want any part of the Kansas City Chiefs offense that you can get your hands on. Demarcus Robinson went off for six receptions, 172 yards, and two scores for a total of 35 fantasy points.
Depending on the matchup, he can be a reliable flex-play option until Tyreek Hill comes back from injury. There are few wideouts available in more than 50% of leagues with his upside. Add him now and he can turn into a top-30 option for the next couple of weeks.
Josh Allen, Quarterback, Buffalo Bills (available in 70% of ESPN leagues)
With injuries to Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger, most teams are looking for a replacement and Josh Allen will give top-12 production for the rest of the year.
He showed last year towards the end of the season that he has the upside of being a No. 1 scoring quarterback. He has a chance to rush for over 500 yards which only two or three other quarterbacks have a chance to do. Add him now and enjoy the weekly production.