Hopefully, you had a great week 3! But if you didn’t, I’m here to help you sign some players that could win you some weeks moving forward. Here is my list of waiver signings after week 3!
Sam Darnold (New York Giants)- Darnold has not earned QB 1 status yet, but he is on his way. We saw some of Darnold’s upside last Thursday against the Texans as he threw for over 300 Yds and had 2 rushing TDs. He also seemed to do well even with the absence of Christian McCaffrey. Darnold has 6 total TDs and only has 2 turnovers this season, which is very good considering that turnovers were a huge problem for him in the past. Darnold is a good signing this week because he can be a solid QB with a good matchup. Next week he is facing the Dallas Cowboys, a team that is giving up the most passing Yds per game this season.
Chuba Hubbard (Carolina Panthers)- Christian McCaffrey went down last game with a hamstring injury and could miss some weeks. Hubbard is the next in line on the depth chart and we saw him score 10 points last week after taking over the starting role when McCaffrey left the game. Hubbard is a clear waiver target for this week as he will get plenty of opportunities when McCaffrey is out.
Michael Carter (New York Jets)- This is the second time he is on this list, and my reasoning is the same. Carter seems to be rising above the rest of the RBs in New York as he is getting a higher carry percentage every game (week 1- 23%, week 2- 39%, week 3- 75%). There is always some value in a starting RB and if Carter keeps this up, there will be a week where he will “explode” and you want to get him before that happens.
Emmanuel Sanders (Buffalo Bills)- Sanders hasn’t gotten less than 6 targets per game, and two of those games were against top defenses in the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Football Team. He’s averaging around 50 receiving Yds per game and scored two TDs last Sunday. Sanders seems to be the WR 3 on this team, for now.
Hunter Renfrow (Las Vegas Raiders)- Did you know Renfrow has scored at least 10 points in each game this season? Did you also know that he is leading the Raiders WRs in targets and receptions? Did you know that even though I double-checked these stats I still can’t believe it? As weird as this is, it is completely true. Renfrow seems to be the most involved WR on this team and that leads to fantasy value.
Christian Kirk (Arizona Cardinals)- Kirk is kind of a tough pick for me because of his inconsistency. The last 3 weeks however have been excellent for Kirk. He is averaging nearly 17 points per game. On a high-scoring offense like the Cardinals, there is enough opportunity for Kirk to be fantasy-relevant.
Tim Patrick (Denver Broncos)- He is not the best receiver on the Broncos and he has not finished in the top 10 in any week so far, but Tim Patrick has put up consistent flex numbers this whole season. He is averaging about 13 points per game and seems to be Teddy Bridgewater’s primary deep target. If you want a consistent flex player that doesn’t have a much higher ceiling or much lower floor, he is your guy.
Dawson Knox (Buffalo Bills)- Knox is actually the 7th best TE this season so far but is only owned is 11% of leagues. While he doesn’t have the upside of other TEs, he has put up consistent points each week and is an endzone target for the Bills. When it comes to low-end TEs, TDs are the most important.