Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 3

By Kevin Hanson (@EDSFootball)
Updated: Monday, September 18, 2023

Every week, I list players to potentially target from your league's waiver wire that could help your fantasy team in the short and/or long term.

To maximize the potential that these players are available in your league(s), I only include those that are available in 50% or more of Yahoo! leagues.

Given that self-imposed limitation, Indianapolis Colts running back Zack Moss (rostered in 53% of Yahoo! leagues) will be excluded from this week's list. If he's available in your league(s), however, Moss would top our rankings of players to add.

With Moss (broken arm) out in Week 1, Deon Jackson handled nearly all of the team's running back touches but flopped. In Week 2, it was all Moss. He played all but one offensive snap.

For as long as Jonathan Taylor is out (a minimum of two more games), Moss should handle heavy workloads.

It's unclear what will happen when Taylor is eligible to return from the PUP list. While a trade never materialized before the season, it's still possible that he gets dealt before the Oct. 31st deadline.

Speaking of short-term opportunities, Giants running back Saquon Barkley is expected to miss the next three weeks with an "ordinary" ankle sprain, which will give Matt Breida an expanded role. The Giants face the 49ers, Seahawks and Dolphins over the next three weeks.

MORE: Fantasy Football Rest-of-Season (ROS) Rankings

Week 3 Fantasy Football RB Waiver-Wire Rankings

Below are my running back waiver-wire rankings heading into Week 3:

RankPlayerTeamRoster %
1Jerome FordCleveland Browns11%
2Matt BreidaNew York Giants1%
3Justice HillBaltimore Ravens44%
4Roschon JohnsonChicago Bears38%
5Tyjae SpearsTennessee Titans17%
6Craig ReynoldsDetroit Lions0%
7Jaylen WarrenPittsburgh Steelers40%
8Sean TuckerTampa Bay Buccaneers4%

Week 3 Fantasy Football WR Waiver-Wire Rankings

Below are my wide receiver waiver-wire rankings heading into Week 3:

RankPlayerTeamRoster %
1Tutu AtwellLos Angeles Rams25%
2Skyy MooreKansas City Chiefs49%
3Jayden ReedGreen Bay Packers10%
4Marvin Mims Jr.Denver Broncos23%
5Josh ReynoldsDetroit Lions12%
6Rashid ShaheedNew Orleans Saints50%
7Allen Robinson IIPittsburgh Steelers17%
8Tank DellHouston Texans5%
9Robert WoodsHouston Texans9%
10Jonathan MingoCarolina Panthers12%
11Michael WilsonArizona Cardinals1%
12DeVante ParkerNew England Patriots2%
13Donovan Peoples-JonesCleveland Browns11%
14K.J. OsbornMinnesota Vikings9%

Week 3 Fantasy Football QB Waiver-Wire Rankings

Below are my quarterback waiver-wire rankings heading into Week 3:

RankPlayerTeamRoster %
1Sam HowellWashington Commanders20%
2Matthew StaffordLos Angeles Rams35%
3Derek CarrNew Orleans Saints40%
4C.J. StroudHouston Texans9%
5Baker MayfieldTampa Bay Buccaneers15%
6Joshua DobbsArizona Cardinals2%

Week 3 Fantasy Football TE Waiver-Wire Rankings

Below are my tight end waiver-wire rankings heading into Week 3:

RankPlayerTeamRoster %
1Zach ErtzArizona Cardinals10%
2Jake FergusonDallas Cowboys38%
3Juwan JohnsonNew Orleans Saints37%
4Hayden HurstCarolina Panthers35%
5Luke MusgraveGreen Bay Packers25%
6Cade OttonTampa Bay Buccaneers2%
7Tyler ConklinNew York Jets4%
8Mike GesickiNew England Patriots5%
9Durham SmytheMiami Dolphins1%

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