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Week 2 is in the books and we are getting more of a read on how targets will be spread out for each team. Some names were picked up from last week, but names like John Brown and Terry McLaurin are still out there. This will likely be the last week you can get them on the waiver, unless you are in a shallow league. Injuries are piling up, and to win those fantasy football leagues, you are going to have to win the waiver wire as well. You can find the top wide receivers to pick up by rank for this upcoming week.
Week 3 WR Waiver Wire Pickups
|Week 3 Opponent
|Kansas City Chiefs
|San Francisco 49ers
|Kansas City Chiefs
D.K. Metcalf – Seattle Seahawks
D.K. Metcalf is your higher owned wideout on this list, as most grabbed him last week. He is still available in about 40% of leagues, but take into consideration these are smaller or already dead leagues. Seattle’s passing volume is going to be hit and miss most week’s, but Russell Wilson’s efficiency makes up for it. In terms of consistency, Metcalf has had that for targets in Seattle so far. He saw six in Week 1, and seven in Week 2. Metcalf has posted a 3-61-1 line and a 4-89-0 line so far this season. He is seeing 24% of Seattle’s targets, and has scored 28 PPR points so far this season. He also has 217 air yards on the season.
John Brown – Buffalo Bills
It was a big Week 1 for John Brown, posting a 7-123-1 score. Week 2 was actually more encouraging for me. He still provided a 7-72-0 line, and had eight targets. He has seen 27% of the targets for Buffalo, and has caught 14 of his 18 targets. Brown also has tacked on 243 air yards, but is much more than just a deep threat with the Bills right now. Brown is still out there in a little below half of leagues, and deserves to be rostered in most. He draws a Bengals defense next week that got crushed by San Francisco.
Terry McLaurin – Washington Redskins
You have another chance if you passed on Terry McLaurin this past week. You likely won’t have another. He is coming off another touchdown game, and is up to an 11-220-2 line already on the season. McLaurin is one of the top wideouts in air yards, and has an aDOT of 16.3 this season. He is seeing over 21% of the targets in Washington, and has racked up 45 PPR points. At just 38% owned, his number should skyrocket moving forward. He is the guy in Washington, and despite an overall bad offense they will be throwing enough.
Mecole Hardman – Kansas City Chiefs
It could have been a monster week for Mecole Hardman against Oakland. He had a 70-yard touchdown called back, but did have a 4-61-1 line on six targets. With Tyreek Hill out, Hardman will be out there enough to be fantasy viable. This is even with Demarcus Robinson emerging as a threat. Patrick Mahomes has 821 passing yards and seven scores already this season. We want all the exposure to this passing attack that we can handle. Will there be some bust weeks for Chiefs wideouts? Certainly, we have seen that with Sammy Watkins already. It is just the nature of having so many viable options that work in the offense.
DJ Chark – Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville isn’t the most attractive, but DJ Chark has been a factor in it so far. Through two weeks he has 13 targets, catching 11 of them for 201 yards and two scores. He has scored 43.1 PPR points so far and has 20% of the target share with the Jags. This is actually top ten in WR scoring believe it or not. McLaurin is a shade ahead of him, and John Brown isn’t too far behind either. Chark is a depth piece worthy of a pick up at the moment. With bye weeks looming, it is smart to be looking ahead a bit.
Deebo Samuel – San Francisco 49ers
Deebo Samuel had his NFL breakout in Week 2, which is where most of his production came from the first two weeks. He has seen ten targets, catching eight of them for 104 yards and a score. Overall Samuel just looks to be the best wideout in San Francisco, as others have failed to establish themselves. His athleticism allows him to get going after the catch, which is how San Francisco has used him so far. Samuel is one of the more viable pick ups this week, and won’t go unnoticed. You can add a few extra bucks to the FAAB bid as well.
Nelson Agholor – Philadelphia Eagles
This one comes down to the Eagles health. Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson both left Week 2’s matchup against Atlanta. Nelson Agholor ended up seeing 11 targets, catching egiht of them for 107 yards and a score. He had 131 air yards in this game alone, and 23% of the target share. I expect him to get a bulk of the looks if these guys are going to miss time. The other positive is Agholor gets utilized well within this offense. He is certainly worth a grab, but we really want Jeffery and Jackson to get back healthy.
Preston Williams – Miami Dolphins
Preston Williams is up to 21.7 PPR points in two weeks on a pitiful Miami team. He has 11 targets, with a 7-87-1 line. The downside is that the quarterback play is not optimal, but the upside is that this Miami defense is horrendous. They will be throwing a ton, so the volume should continue for Williams on a week-to-week basis. It also helps out that Albert Wilson is dealing with some injuries. He is currently WR45 in PPR scoring ahead of Curtis Samuel, Josh Gordon, Will Fuller, and Mike Williams.
Demarcus Robinson – Kansas City Chiefs
As the Chiefs put the beat down on Oakland, Demarcus Robinson was getting in on the action. He finished with a 6-172-2 line, catching all of those six targets. Robinson had 152 air yards, and a 25.3 aDOT. He saw 14% of the targets in Week 2, and posted 35.2 PPR points. Much like Hardman, there is going to be some week-to-week volatility. However, the upside is certainly worth a flyer. When Mahomes is dialing up the volume and production he has, Robinson is going to be in play as long as Tyreek Hill is out.
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