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Week 3 Waiver Wire Targets

Each week throughout the 2017 season PDW will be posting a list of those players worth targeting on your weekly waiver wire. These lists will be made up from PDW contributors as well as fantasy partner content. Please check back weekly for the hot pickups. 

Here’s a look at players to target on the Week 3 waiver wire…

Javorius Allen (RB, Baltimore Ravens)

Allen seems to be making the most of his touches for the Ravens, and he’s showing that he’s the better back to roster over Terrance West. He led the team in carries and put together a nice game as a receiver out of the back field. Allen is by far the more dynamic option in Baltimore and is worth adding.

Chris Thompson (RB, Washington Redskins)

Thompson only saw 3 carries and 3 catches in Week 2, but he did managed 2 touchdowns. Rob Kelley went out with a rib injury, so Thompson could be a good addition if Kelley misses additional time.

Chris Carson (RB, Seattle Seahawks)

The running back situation for Seattle has been a mess since Beast Mode left town. Thomas Rawls has flashed brilliance at times, but has been injured. Rawls was back from injury and seemed to get a light work load. Eddie Lacy was a healthy scratch. Prosise saw strictly passing down use. That left the Week 2 ground game in the capable hands of Carson who put up 20 carries for 93 yards and reception for 7 yards. Carson is a nice flyer add though the RBBC potential could certainly limit his consistent production.

Mohamed Sanu (WR, Atlanta Falcons)

Sanu has been a great wing man for Julio Jones thus far in 2017. In two games he’s piled up 11 catches on 16 targets for 132 yards. No touchdowns yet, but he stands to benefit playing opposite Jones in a good offense.

J.J. Nelson (WR, Arizona Cardinals)

Nelson landed 5 catches for 120 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Colts. Granted, it was against a questionable Colts defense. He’s a speedy receiver and chances are he can carve out a role in this offense, especially if John Brown misses more time.

Rashard Higgins (WR, Cleveland Browns)

From practice squad to the score sheet, Higgins was signed to Cleveland’s active roster and one day later put up 7 receptions for 95 yards and a rush for 4. With Corey Coleman out the Browns are struggling to find receiver help and Higgins’ 11 targets in Week 2 could suggest he will be a decent part of the game plan moving forward.

Ben Watson (TE, Baltimore Ravens)

Watson is back from injury and he looks to be the potential beneficiary of targets that need soaked up with Dennis Pita gone. In Week 2 he had 8 catches for 91 yards. He could definitely provide some needed tight end help if you’re in the market.

Trevor Siemian (QB, Denver Broncos)

Many scoffed at Siemian remaining the starter in Denver as the season began, but his play thus far certainly makes the decision seem warranted. He’s currently the number 2 quarterback in fantasy football (behind Alex Smith!!!!). Siemian has been on fire and looked sharp so far this season and he’s available in over 75% of ESPN leagues.

K. Smelser About K. Smelser
Kelly Smelser is Owner/Senior Writer for Punch Drunk Wonderland and PDFantasy Sports. Architect of the PDW fantasy football world and general spinster of NFL and Fantasy Football news and analysis. Long walks on the beach, sunsets, and other such niceties are also fine...

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