Waiver Wire - Week 3


Henry Ruggs III, WR (OAK) - 35% rostered


The top WR in the 2020 draft has struggled to be a focal point in the Raiders' attack to this point in his career, but that changed in week 2. After struggling to generate more than 5 targets in most of his career, he broke through this week by registering 5 grabs on 7 targets for 113 yards and a score. While Ruggs will likely be a matchup based option in most weeks, the Raiders attack has multiple options that should help Ruggs continue to get his share of looks as defenses will look to contain Darren Waller, Bryan Edwards and Hunter Renfrow as well. Ruggs is a good option in week 3 against Miami.


Cordarrelle Patterson, RB (ATL) - 15% rostered


Patterson broke out in a big way against the Buccaneers last weekend, making the most of his 12 touches for 69 yards and a score. Patterson could have a valuable role moving forward as a swing man lining up in the backfield and out wide, and his versatility makes him a fantasy presence in an offense that has struggled to move the ball and score. On top of that, Mike Davis has struggled to run the ball effectively, potentially leading to an increased volume out of the backfield. With the injuries piling up at RB, Patterson is a strong option next week against a Giants defense that has struggled.


Rondale Moore, WR (ARI) - 35% rostered


After a strong showing in his NFL debut, Moore topped that against the Vikings in week 2, hauling in 7 of his 8 targets for 114 yards and a score. Moore is averaging better than 16 yards per catch so far in his young career, and looks to have established a rapport early with QB Kyler Murray. However, the Cardinals have a plethora of weapons at their disposal between Deandre Hopkins, AJ Green, Maxx Williams, Christian Kirk, and Chase Edmonds. It may be hard to start Moore most weeks due to unknown target shares, but it is worth your while to stash him and see if his production continues.


Demetric Felton, RB (CLE) - <1% rostered


With the number of injuries to the Browns' WRs, Felton had a nice game in week 2, registering a pair of grabs for 51 yards and a score. He's listed as a RB, but unless there is an injury to the top pair of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, Felton will have to make his presence felt as a pass catcher for the time being. Felton is a solid stash, especially if any of the Browns WRs are to miss significant time.


K.J. Osborn, WR (MIN) - 3% rostered


After turning 9 targets into 7 grabs and 76 yards in week 1, Osborn had another strong showing against the Cardinals in week 2 by catching 5 balls for 91 yards and a score. The slot WR has shown a strong connection with QB Kirk Cousins, and has quickly emerged as a third WR threat in this offense. While Justin Jefferson and Adam Theilen are the unquestioned top targets in this offense, the lack of a strong TE presence due to the injury of Irv Smith opens up targets, and Osborn has taken advantage so far. Osborn will be a WR3 play against the Seahawks next week as we continue to see how this offense develops.


Dawson Knox, TE (BUF) - 5% rostered


After two years of waiting, Dawson Knox could be on the verge of a breakout this year in one of the league's strongest offenses. With defenses struggling to contain Stefon Diggs, Emmanuel Sanders, and Cole Beasley, Knox has emerged as a red zone threat for Josh Allen. Knox had 4 catches for 41 yards in week 1, and followed that up with a TD in week 2. Knox has emerged as a low end TE1 this year, and we expect big things from him in the coming weeks against Washington, Houston, and Kansas City. Grab him off the waiver wire now, and enjoy the production.


Derek Carr, QB (OAK) - 20% rostered


It took a while to get there, but Carr looks like he is settling in as a weekly option at QB in the Raiders offense. As mentioned above, there is no shortage of weapons in this offense, and Carr is pushing the ball down the field. What's more, Carr is taking to the air often, throwing 56 passes in week 1, and 37 attempts in week 2. Carr is a strong option off the waiver wire for teams looking for bye week replacements or teams looking to replace a struggling or injured signal caller. Plug him in as a low end QB1 against Miami.

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