Fantasy Football Week 3: Waiver Wire

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Wide Receiver

Michael Crabtree, OAK (24%) – Got 16 targets in week 2 and the Raiders offense looked surprisingly competent. I’m not sure if it was a fluke, but they did it against a Ravens D that shut down Peyton Manning in week 1. The Raiders D should give up a lot of points this year which could lead to plenty of targets for Crabtree.

Doug Baldwin, SEA (30%) – Averaging 7 catches per game over the first two weeks and is clearly still Russell Wilson’s go-to receiving option. Baldwin is a decent Flex play in PPR leagues.

Brandon Coleman, NO (41%) – Is still the Saints 3rd WR, but I could see him passing up Marques Colston by mid-season. Coleman is already averaging 6.5 targets per game and has the size to be a consistent red zone option.

Allen Hurns, JAX (11%) – Is averaging 4.5 catches and 64 yards over the first two games and is locked in as the Jags WR2. Hurns has deep speed and big play potential. Good stash if you need a WR for the upcoming bye weeks.

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Tight End

Eric Ebron, DET (17%) – Starting to show the potential that made him a top ten pick last year. Ebron has a TD in both games this season and should continue to get enough targets to be useful in fantasy. I’m not ready to start him yet, but am trying to stash him in leagues I have Jason Witten (questionable for week 3).

Crockett Gilmore, BAL (6%) – Ravens QB Joe Flacco has always been TE-friendly and found Gilmore for two scores last week. His yardage numbers probably won’t be great, but he’s averaging five targets a game and has a lock on the starting gig.

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