Fantasy Football Week 3: Waiver Wire

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Running Back

James Starks, GB (13%) – It’s still too early to know if Eddie Lacy is going to play, but if not Starks is a solid one-week add. He put up 12 fantasy points against a solid Seahawks defense last week and has a good shot for another double-digit fantasy line if Lacy is out in week 3.

Devonta Freeman, ATL (46%) – It appeared that Freeman was stuck in a backup role this year, but a rib injury to rookie Tevin Coleman elevated Freeman to the starting gig for the next few weeks. He’s not an elite talent, but plays in a high scoring offense and should put up solid fantasy numbers.

Matt Jones, WAS (25%) – Had a huge week 2 with 123 yards and 2 TDs on just 19 carries. He should continue to split touches with Alfred Morris, but if Jones keeps getting 15+ carries per game than he’s worth a spot in your lineup.

Dion Lewis, NE (36%) – It’s hard to trust any Patriots RB week-to-week, but that’s two solid games in a row for Lewis. In week 2 he was the Pats primary RB and had 138 total yards with a TD. He’s averaging 7 targets per game so Lewis has a little more value in PPR formats.

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David Johnson, AZ (36%) – Scored a TD the first three times he touched the ball this season which is pretty damn impressive. Johnson looks like the Cards most explosive RB and should get more touches every week as the season goes on.

Duke Johnson, CLE (36%) – It was a pretty even carry split in Cleveland in week 2. The Browns still aren’t throwing Johnson the ball for some reason, but I expect his snaps to increase and for Johnson to be a solid Flex option by the mid-point of the season.