Waiver Wire Post Week Three

By Zack Cimini

Whose out there for you to grab and light a fire to your fantasy team? We’ve got a ton of options for you too look at. If you’re real desperate now is the time to unload a trade before it gets out of control.

Tune in Wednesday night as we will be uploading another pod cast with hot topics and informative fantasy news and spread choices heading into week four. It’ll be uploaded 10pm PT.


Ryan Fitzpatrick- Ryan made one costly mistake throwing a pick in the end zone against the Patriots. For most of the game though he was more than what Bills fans would expect. A definite upgrade over what Trent Edwards was providing. If the Bills can continue to get solid run support from CJ Spiller and Marshawn Lynch than Fitz could be a bye week starter for your fantasy team. In deep leagues he can serve as a backup.

Sam Bradford- Bradford is excelling at a much better pace than most rookie quarterbacks. This bodes well for keeper league owners. Bradford is leading drives efficiently with a sub par running game and mediocre receivers. The running game should come around and you know the Rams will get Bradford more weapons to throw too.

Running Backs

Ryan Torain- We were wondering who the Redskins would look to after letting go Larry Johnson. Clinton Portis is giving it his all out there, but the Redskins need to split carries in their backfield. Portis isn’t giving them any big plays and is having a tough time getting out of the backfield. Torain got even carries with Portis, Sunday at seven each. Will see if the Redskins increase the load a bit.

Benjarvus Green-Ellis- It’s Ellis this week and could be Sammy Morris next. The Patriots look like they’re going to play the hot hand at running back. Fred Taylor is not nicked up at all which makes it puzzling why he is not getting the carries. Maybe the Patriots want to preserve Taylor as much as possible for the playoff stretch.

Peyton Hillis- Somehow Hillis has stayed on a good percentage of waiver wires. Jerome Harrison could face injury problems throughout the year, and if so Hillis’s value is exponential. He torched the Ravens defense Sunday, and provided great balance for the Browns offense. Even if Harrison comes back into the fold, Hillis is the Browns for sure short yardage and goal line back.

Justin Forsett- The Seahawks might not be over .500 at any other point this year. Forsett’s one of the few backs in the league that has a major chunk of his teams carries. He hasn’t done anything with those thus far, but showed a glimmer of hope against the Chargers. He neared 100 all purpose yards rushing and receiving, and is giving it his all. Leon Washington is their electric spark on special teams but hasn’t been mixed in the rushing game. That’ll likely change. If  you’re desperate ink Forsett to a waiver wire three week tryout.

Kenneth Darby- It remains to be seen if or how long Steven Jackson will be out with his groin injury. That type of injury is similar to a hamstring. Timetable for a recovery could linger on a week to week basis. Darby did a suitable job filling in for Jackson in the second half and even got in the end zone.

Wide Receivers

Jabar Gaffney and Brandon Lloyd-
Denver’s non existent running game has made a once non friendly fantasy receiver crew, into a hot commodity. The ball is being spread around nicely in Denver and on a week to week basis distributed to where all are fantasy worthy. Kyle Orton is doing a commendable job. Next thing for these receivers is getting it done in the red zone for Orton. They struggled against the Colts numerous times inside the red zone.

Roscoe Parrish- Often times when a quarterback change is made, you’ll see a receiver emerge within the depth chart. Reason why is the chemistry made during training camp and practice amongst the backups. Fitzpatrick’s been in the Bills system for a few years and has that chemistry with Parrish. The quick out pass worked against the Patriots. Opposing defenses will see film of that and shut it down going forward. They’ll need to run more routes down the field to build upon this week.

Joshua Cribbs- We profiled him right before the season as our deep sleeper of the year. The past two weeks he has crept up with decent games. He is still not a starting fantasy threat but by midseason he could be there. Especially if the Browns settle on a quarterback and get some consistency going.

Lance Moore- Moore is like the old Az Hakim of the St. Louis Rams. He’ll pop up a few times during the season and be non existent the rest. He seems to be healthy unlike last season. The Saints will continue to spread the field out with three and four receiver sets, especially with Reggie Bush out.

Davone Bess- When the Dolphins have tough matchups look at utilizing Bess. Miami doesn’t like to open up the offense unless the running game is shut down. Sounds like a formula most teams wouldn’t mind doing. Bess can be a deep league filler on those occasions.

Tight Ends
Tony Scheffler- Detroit has absolutely no one to go to behind Calvin Johnson at receiver. They’ve looked to throws out of the backfield with Jahvid Best, and are splitting their two tight ends out more. Scheffler and Brandon Pettigrew are rising as combo tight ends that are fantasy friendly. Scheffler has had minor value before in Denver. If you’re stuck in a rut with your current tight end situation email us on whose available.


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