MIAMI, September 21 (WNN) — Injuries played a significant role in the fantasy football matchup in Week 2 and should lead to opportunities in Week 3 for many players to run out of remission strings.
Justin Fields, Toni Pollard, Daniel Jones, Rashard Higgins and Sonny Mitchell are among the top players targeting your rebate string as you enter Week 3.
Continue to monitor your opponents’ roster, as well as prevent them from adding players they can use in weekly matchups against you.
Weaver wire additions should be players who can either contribute to your roster immediately or players you can keep on your bench in the hopes that they will provide value down the road.
I’ve added some of my favorite players to target on this week’s discount string and separated them by priority and position. The players I listed before Wednesday’s grace period have lower ownership percentages in standard-sized leagues.
Here are my top players to add to the top players to drop for Week 3:
QB | Daniel Jones, Derek Carr; rb | Sonny Mitchell, Jaimichael Hasty, Toni Pollard, Michael Carter; WR | Henry Rugs, DeMarcus Robinson, Rashard Higgins; te | Max Williams; D/ST | cardinals; K | graham sing
QB | Jared Goff, Justin Fields; rb | Jack Moss, Cordrell Patterson, Darrell Williams, JD McKisick; WR | Michael Pittman, Darius Slayton, Byron Pringle, Sammy Watkins; te | Dawson Knox; D/ST | Saints; K | Greg Joseph
QB | Carson Wentz, Andy Dalton; rb | Giovanni Bernard, Tevin Coleman; WR | Russell Gage; te | Zach Ertz; D/ST | Patriot; K | Cairo Santos
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones should be in your lineup for Week 3 if you’re desperate to position and need a streamer. Jones posted the fourth most fantasy points among quarterbacks in Week 2 through Sunday’s games.
The Giants will likely play from behind in many of their games, resulting in more pass attempts for Jones. He will also provide value as a runner. Jones ran for 95 yards and a score in Week 2 against the Washington football team.
This week, the Giants got a great matchup against a struggling Atlanta Falcons defense. Take a look at Jones if your typical starter isn’t elite and faces a tough matchup.
Several running backs should be on your radar this week due to injuries in week 2. The San Francisco 49ers dropped three running backs from their game on Sunday due to injuries. JaMycal Hasty earned nine touches in the 49ers’ Week 2 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Starter Elijah Mitchell suffered a shoulder injury in the win. Hastily injured his ankle and rookie Trey Cerman. Mitchell made a comeback in Sunday’s game, but the haste should keep the value if he loses no time due to his injury. Add haste to your roster if you have extra space. It is a great insurance policy in case Michelle loses time.
Tony Pollard of the Dallas Cowboys is another player who should be rostered in every league. Ezekiel Elliott remains a starter at Dallas, but Pollard is far more efficient in 2021. Pollard leads the team with 123 rushing yards on 16 attempts. Elliott’s total of 104 yards in 27 attempts placed the team second. Pollard also attaches importance as a pass catcher.
If Elliott suffers a major injury, Pollard will proceed as a high-end RB2 game for the rest of the season. Even though Elliott is healthy, he deserves a flex start in a good matchup.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. missed his team’s first two games this season due to injury. Fellow Browns catcher Jarvis Landry suffered a knee injury on Sunday and is on a week-to-week return. The absence of Beckham and Landry should create opportunities for Brown’s backup Rashard Higgins.
Look for Higgins to assign WR3 values to leagues with at least 14 teams due to injuries. If your team is weak at wide receivers, add them to your roster.
The Browns face the Chicago Bears in Week 3 in a game that could be a shootout. Higgins is a near-lock for at least eight goals.
Arizona Cardinals tight end Max Williams took seven catches for 94 yards in a Week 2 win over the Minnesota Vikings. He must be rostered in all leagues that require a tight end and consist of at least 14 teams.
I expect Williams to engage in a prolific passing attack from the Cardinals, led by early MVP contender Kyler Murray. He should provide TE1 value in their Week 3 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Williams tied wide receiver Rondell Moore with a team-high seven catches in Sunday’s win. Check out the other five or more goals in Week 3.