Fantasy Football Week 3 Sleepers and Waiver Wire Pickups

Alexander Montes, Contributor

With Week 2 coming to an end we look forward to the upcoming week and which players can have a significant impact at a low price.

Top 5 Waiver Wire Pickups:

  1. Garrett Wilson-WR, New York Jets. Wilson had a healthy workload with 14 targets, catching 8 of them for 102 yards. Wilson had 2 touchdowns, totaling 30 fantasy points. Wilson is rostered in only 69.8% of leagues, so he should be available in most 8–10 man leagues.
  2. Gerald Everett-TE, Los Angeles Chargers. Everett had his workload increased, as he was targeted 10 times, catching the ball 6 times for 71 yards. Everett finished with 13.1 fantasy points and is currently ranked as the 2nd best TE in ESPN fantasy. He is rostered in ONLY 30.7% of leagues! This is a no-brainer, as with Keenan Allen out, Everett’s workload will stay consistent in the short term.
  3. Jahan Dotson-WR, Washington Commanders. The Commanders’ offense has been very productive thus far in fantasy, and Dotson has benefitted from this the most. He is averaging 18 fantasy points over his first 2 games while being rostered in only 60.7% of leagues. Dotson was targeted 5 times, catching the ball 4 times, and he ended with 59 yards and a touchdown. Although his yardage might concern some managers, in week 1 he finished with 2 touchdowns. The Commanders have shown signs that they will continue to use Dotson in the red zone.

4. Tyler Higbee-TE, Los Angeles Rams. Higbee had a strong week 2, finishing with 71 yards on 9 targets, catching the ball 7 times. Higbee finished with 14.1 fantasy points. Higbee has been a dangerous option for Matthew Stafford, and his fantasy value moving forward is incredibly high. Higbee is rostered in only 65.5% of leagues.

5. Tua Tagovailoa-QB, Miami Dolphins. Tagovailoa had an outstanding showing in week 2, throwing for 469 yards and 6 touchdowns. Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill were among the major beneficiaries of Tagovailoa’s production. Tagovailoa has always been a safe option at QB because of the weapons he has on the field, but his potential was fully revealed this week. Tagovailoa finished with 38.9 points this week. He is rostered only in 64.2% of leagues, and he has proven to be worthy of at the very least a backup QB role on most fantasy teams.

With the waiver wire opening up on Wednesday morning, fantasy managers across the country should be scouting the availability of these players and picking some of them up based on need. These are relatively safe options that every manager should consider.