Fantasy Football Week 3: Last-Minute Waiver Wire Adds, Drops For Your Roster


Week 3 began Thursday night with the New England Patriots earning a 27-0 home win over the Houston Texans.

If you started a player from either team on your fantasy football roster and he disappointed, don’t worry. We’ve compiled a list of last-minute adds and drops for your fantasy team to help your Week 3 performance.

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins
Tannehill is a risky add, but if you’re in a league that starts two quarterbacks per week, he wouldn’t a bad No. 2 or a bye-week replacement. He threw for 387 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions against a very good Patriots defense in Week 2, and he has two quality receivers to target in DeVante Parker and Jarvis Landry. You could do worse than Tannehill in a deep league.

Tyrell Williams, WR, San Diego Chargers
Williams has seven receptions for 132 yards and one touchdown so far this season. With Keenan Allen out for the season with a knee injury, Williams is the Chargers’ No. 2 receiver behind Travis Benjamin in a high-powered passing attack led by quarterback Philip Rivers. Williams is a nice add in PPR leagues as a flex option.

Gary Barnidge, TE, Cleveland Browns
If Barnidge was dropped in your league by a frustrated owner, it’s time to pounce on him. He has four receptions for 37 yards and no touchdowns through two games, which is well below expectations. Barnidge had just five catches for 55 yards through two games last season, though, and then he became one of the three-best fantasy tight ends. Don’t overreact to Barnidge’s slow start.

Brock Osweiler, QB, Houston Texans
Osweiler was horrible Thursday night against the New England Patriots, throwing for 196 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception. Osweiler hasn’t thrown for more than 270 yards in any game this season, and he has a total of three touchdowns and four picks. His completion percentage is an underwhelming 59.6, too, so it’s time to drop Osweiler and find a more reliable quarterback.

John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Brown has just two catches for 22 yards and zero touchdowns in two games — and that’s massively disappointing after his impressive 2015 season. The Cardinals have so many weapons on offense, specifically in the passing game, so the chances of Brown being fantasy relevant on a consistent basis, especially in non-PPR leagues, isn’t high enough to justify having him on your roster.

Jacksonville Jaguars Defense/Special Teams
The Jaguars’ defense was expected to be much improved based on the further development of talented young players and the 2016 draft picks added to the mix, including No. 5 overall selection Jalen Ramsey. However, the unit has allowed 65 points in two games, as well as 4.1 yards per rushing attempt. It’s time to drop this defense and find a safer option.

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