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Week 3 Waiver Wire Targets
Trevor Siemian, QB/DEN: I don't blame you if you were scared off Siemian on draft day. He's not a household name and he didn't exactly light the fantasy world on fire last year. But the guy is turning into a pretty solid QB2.
Samaje Perine, RB/WAS: Redskins starter Rob Kelley exited early Sunday with a rib injury and Perine came in and received a heavy workload. Chris Thompson benefitted with the touchdowns, but Perine was the workhorse. Kelley is considered day-to-day, but Perine is worth a look in deep leagues.
Chris Thompson, RB/WAS: Thompson, like his running mate, Perine, will be a hot waiver wire pickup this week but he's not going to offer a ton of value. He'll be the receiving back so he definitely adds more value in PPR leagues, but unless you're desperate, he's probably not worth it.
Chris Carson, RB/SEA: The Seahawks really like Carson and he's probably their best option in the backfield at this point. There's a lot of mouths to feed, but Carson should get his.
J.J. Nelson, WR/ARI: Nelson is a guy I was high on since last season but he didn't impress coach Bruce Arians in offseason work. This past week, however, he showed his value and he'll be highly targeted on the wire.
Kendall Wright, WR/CHI: The Bears are hurting at wide receiver and don't have a ton of options. Wright is going to see a lot of targets because he's a slot guy that works underneath and Mike Glennon doesn't go over the top of defenses.
Hunter Henry, TE/LAC: Henry should be on 95% of fantasy football rosters, but his Week 1 goose egg scared off a lot of owners. He proved them wrong last week. He's available in a quarter of Yahoo! leagues and he needs to be picked up if available in yours.
Jason Witten, TE/DAL: The old man still has it. Witten is available in a third of leagues but he probably won't be for long after this week's waiver period. On the flip side, if you already have Witten, now is the time to dangle him to other teams and see if you can sell his stock when it's so high.
Zach Miller, TE/CHI: Another player on the Bears who will benefit from a lack of options at wide receiver. Miller is a big-bodied, versatile dump-off option for Glennon to check down to.