Fantasy Football Week 3 Rankings: Biggest questions on the waiver wire, injuries, who to drop, and more

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I have in no way observed anything quite like the injuries problem all around the NFL in 7 days two, and I have been undertaking this Fantasy football matter for a 10 years now. Accidents take place each individual week, but we dropped at least 10 likely Fantasy contributors in one particular week, including the major two picks in most drafts in Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley. Which is heading to make this week’s waiver wire one particular of the busiest at any time as anyone scrambles to discover replacements, and it is heading to make figuring out who to begin and sit an even bigger headache than regular.

It really is a ton to preserve up with, and it is challenging more than enough to preserve up with anything that’s heading on all around 16 games when there aren’t this lots of accidents, which is why I like to arrive at out to the Fantasy Football Right now workforce to information me. Each and every week on Tuesday morning, we do a study on some of the largest storylines and rankings dilemmas of the week. Here’s what we’re expecting for 7 days three, starting with a glimpse at the waiver-wire options and what to count on from the Panthers and Giants devoid of their stars.  

Who is your major waiver-wire focus on for 7 days three?

  • Jamey: It has to be Mike Davis because he should step into the starting up part for the Panthers with Christian McCaffrey (ankle) out. You have to like that he got 8 catches in 7 days two, and he has twenty-touch likely. I like Darrell Henderson a great deal, but we do not know how prolonged Malcolm Brown (finger) and Cam Akers (ribs) could be out. If they are back in 7 days three, the Rams backfield will once again be crowded.
  • Dave: Due to the fact I do not have a ton of self-confidence in Wayne Gallman as a time-saving managing back, particularly on a Giants workforce that struggled to develop dashing lanes for Saquon Barkley, I’ll tab Davis as the ideal limited-term managing back on waivers. Henderson is a close second.  
  • Heath: It really is Henderson. No, Davis. No, certainly Henderson. Likely. I lean Henderson due to his upside and likely to be beneficial for the rest of the time. But just hardly.
  • Adam: Davis appears like the RB with the clearest path to touches. If it is not Davis, I am looking at Henderson pending some Rams injuries news. 
  • Chris: I consider the consensus is heading to be Davis, who figures to see a great deal of operate over the up coming thirty day period or so. Davis is no McCaffrey, obviously, but he locked up the backup task really swiftly in instruction camp, and figures to see plenty of operate in the two the passing and managing match. I consider Davis could be a major-15 back in McCaffrey’s absence.

What are your anticipations for Saquon Barkley and Christian McCaffrey’s replacements?

  • Jamey: See above on Davis. As for the Giants, I hope they sign Devonta Freeman, simply because I have tiny faith in Dion Lewis and Gallman. Of the two, I’ll take Lewis centered on his anticipated part in the passing match.
  • Dave: Gallman will operate dashing downs and Lewis will fill in on passing downs. That break up may essentially make Lewis sort of attention-grabbing in complete PPR, but it is just an assumption of how they are going to be made use of. The Panthers only have Trenton Cannon on their energetic roster suitable now to help Davis out, so the hunch is Davis will deal with a ton of snaps. I consider Davis could operate his way into the major-24 managing back discussion in PPR for having said that prolonged McCaffrey is out.
  • Heath: I might rather have Davis than any Giants, except Freeman becomes a Big. Davis could be a borderline major-25 managing back with upside if he won’t have to share. Lewis could be a PPR flex.
  • Adam: For the Giants, I consider Gallman could be a flex assuming he is getting the the greater part of the carries. I am not so fascinated in Lewis, and of study course there are cost-free agent RBs like Freeman and Lamar Miller looming. And for Carolina, Davis is probably a reduced-end RB2 or flex for now. He requirements to be rostered and perhaps started if you are weak at RB.
  • Chris: Figuring out what to count on from the Giants backfield is a a great deal harder issue. To start with of all, Gallman was a healthier scratch in 7 days two, but could quite well be the starter in 7 days two over Lewis. Additionally, the Giants are reportedly bringing Freeman in for a tryout and could sign him. I’ll make it simple for you: In all chance, none of the there will be a great deal more than a fringe starting up alternative till one particular of them proves it.

Which participant helped himself most prolonged term in 7 days two?

  • Jamey: Cam Newton. He is back as a major-5 quarterback if he can remain healthier. I said that prior to the time, and you’ve now observed the upside through two online games. Let us just hope he won’t get hurt.
  • Dave: I was probably the final particular person on the earth who did not get into Newton as a ought to-begin Fantasy quarterback. I can’t help but be amazed by how well he threw the ball on Sunday. If he’s heading to preserve undertaking that and be the Patriots’ target-line remedy, then how can you not be psyched to get him in your lineup?
  • Heath: I’ll say Henderson. Certainly, Akers and Brown had been wounded, but Henderson shined. He has excellent pedigree, and if Akers misses one more week or two Henderson may just come to be a aspect back.
  • Adam: Chris Carson is the person in the Seattle backfield and there in no way should have been any doubt. And as a awesome added reward, Carson has three TD catches this time! He had three occupation TD catches getting into 2019!
  • Chris: It has to be Leonard Fournette, who benefited from a Ronald Jones fumble — technically a Tom Brady fumble, but not in Bruce Arians’ eyes — for a big breakout match. Is he confirmed to be the starter shifting ahead in Tampa Bay? Not necessarily. But it feels like Arians is looking for any motive to give the task to Fournette, and he may have discovered it.

Which participant hurt himself most prolonged term in 7 days two?

  • Jamey: If you haven’t reduce Rob Gronkowski however, now’s the time. It really is really uncertain he’s at any time heading to be a consistent Fantasy alternative for Bruce Arians.
  • Dave: I can’t come to feel self-confident in starting up Jarvis Landry shifting ahead. The Browns run match is obviously a priority and Odell Beckham has his part as the major focus on in the offense. Truthfully, what is still left for Landry that Fantasy administrators can come to feel excellent about?
  • Heath: Jones is the clear response suitable? We had been just waiting around for some thing like this and Fournette did not waste the option.
  • Adam: I’m finished with Gronkowski. The end.
  • Chris: I am heading to go with Preston Williams, who was unable to take edge of DeVante Parker’s injuries in 7 days 1 and struggled once again in 7 days two, including a dropped landing in the Dolphins unsuccessful comeback work. He deserves some time to get his ft beneath him as he will come back from his ACL injuries, but that won’t imply you want to hang on to him even though he does. Parker is the No. 1 alternative listed here, and that is not changing anytime quickly, it appears like. 

Who are three players you are starting up in 7 days three who weren’t drafted as starters? 

  • Jamey: Joshua Kelley, James Robinson and Diontae Johnson. Kelley, one particular of my preferred sleepers, is getting a great deal of operate in tandem with Austin Ekeler. Robinson has emerged as a standout managing back for the Jaguars. And Johnson potential customers the Steelers in targets through two online games.
  • Dave: You imply moreover Newton? Johnson, Robinson, and Kelley
  • Heath: Minshew, Henderson, Johnson
  • Adam: Minshew deserves a glimpse in opposition to Miami, particularly with Byron Jones hurt. I can’t get away from Johnson, and I like CeeDee Lamb in what should be one more higher scoring match in opposition to Seattle
  • Chris: Kelley, Russell Gage, Gardner Minshew. Kelley appeared like a lotto ticket that you may have to wait on back in draft time, but through two weeks, he’s tied with Ekeler for the fifth-most carries in the NFL. He appears like a respectable No. two Fantasy RB for 7 days three in opposition to the Panthers. 

Who are three players you drafted in the initial 50 % of drafts who you are dropping?

  • Jamey: I did not draft any of these guys in the leagues I am actively playing out, but three players you should drop are Gronkowski, Tevin Coleman and Austin Hooper. See above on Gronkowski, and Coleman is simple to transfer on from now that he’s hurt. Hooper has struggled through two online games and won’t glimpse like anyone who will be a consistent stat producer.
  • Dave: I am really individual, so I am not dropping everyone I took with one particular of my initial 8 picks who’s not finished for the yr. Probably the only exception is Jordan Howard.  
  • Heath: Matt Breida, Howard, Christian Kirk.
  • Adam: Barkley! Also Evan Engram, Carson Wentz and Kerryon Johnson (even with the TD) are really worth contemplating.
  • Chris: Gronkowski, Emmanuel Sanders, Breida. We could toss Austin Hooper in there with Gronkowski, way too. There are just way too lots of attention-grabbing restricted ends out there, most notably Mike Gesicki, who is a ought to-incorporate right after his substantial 7 days two breakout. But I would also drop both for Mo Alie-Cox, Jordan Reed, or Jonnu Smith for 7 days three. 

Who is your major streaming QB, TE, and DST?

  • Jamey: Minshew is the cost-free space at quarterback, and you should be incorporating Dalton Schultz in all leagues. He is more than just a streamer as the starting up restricted end for the Cowboys. And I’ll go back to the Colts DST with the matchup in opposition to the Jets.
  • Dave: Minshew, Gesicki, Colts. 
  • Heath: Minshew, Gesicki, Chargers.
  • Adam: Minshew, Schultz, Colts.
  • Chris: Minshew, Mo Alie-Cox — if Gesicki is not available — and the Buccaneers. If the Bucs aren’t available, then the Colts or Chargers.