Best Week 3 Fantasy Football WR/RB Waiver Adds: Zack Moss, Tutu Atwell, Tank Dell
We finished our second football Sunday, and now it's time to hit the waiver wire. With Week 2 nearly over, we are really starting to see things take shape around the league. Here, I am going to focus on the best running backs and wide receivers that may be available in your league.
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Best Fantasy Football Running Back Waiver Adds Week 2
Zack Moss, Indianapolis Colts
Moss stepped in this week and immediately became the unquestioned RB1 in Indianapolis. He carried the ball 18 times for 88 yards and a TD and caught all four of his targets for 19 yards. There wasn't another back on the team that got a single touch, and Moss came off the field for just one snap. I featured him in my Last-Minute Waiver Pickups article this week and told you, "You don't leave a starting running back on the wire." This is exactly why. Now, there is going to be a mad rush for Moss of the waivers this week when you could have had him for free two days ago.
Matt Breida, New York Giants
Saquon Barkley went down with with an ankle injury late in Week 2 and, from the looks of it, will miss at least one week. The Giants have a quick turnaround playing on Thursday Night Football this week, and Barkley didn't look like a guy who would be suiting up in four days. There is a chance he misses more than just one week, hopefully, we get more info before waivers run tomorrow. Breida is the clear backup and must be added if Barkley is going to miss any time. We have seen Breida play well when filling in for Barkley in the past, and he should be serviceable if he gets another shot. Over the next three weeks, the Giants play the 49ers, Seahawks, and Dolphins.
Tyjae Spears, Tennessee Titans
Spears is carving out a nice role behind Derrick Henry in Tennessee this year. The rookie actually saw more snaps than Henry in Week 1. Through two games, he has 11 carries for 76 yards and three receptions for seven yards on six targets. He could develop into an emergency flex option and, if Henry were to go down, Spears could become a league winner. I'm not ready to say he's a must-add in all leagues, but if you have a spot for him on your bench, you should stash him.
Craig Reynolds, Detroit Lions
David Montgomery went down with an injury in Week 2 and is expected to miss a few weeks. We know how much the Lions want to run the ball and how valuable that position on that team is for fantasy football. Jahmyr Gibbs is going to get more touches and lead the backfield, but they are only going to give the rookie so much work. Reynolds is next in line for touches, and I wouldn't be shocked at all to see him get eight to 12 touches and see some red zone opportunities. If you need a guy to plug in over the next few weeks, he could be a nice spot start.
Best Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Waiver Adds Week 2
Tutu Atwell, Los Angeles Rams
With all the hype surrounding Puka Nacua in Los Angeles, what Atwell is doing has flown a bit under the radar. Though two games, he has seen 17 targets and turned them into 13 receptions for 196 yards. That is solid production, and it should continue as long as Cooper Kupp is out. The Rams are optimistic that Kupp will be back in Week 5. I am less optimistic and don't expect that situation to play out well at all for Kupp and the Rams. Atwell should be added and could even be started if needed. At worst, you have him without Kupp for two more weeks.
DeVante Parker, New England Patriots
I have said this before and will continue to say that Parker may not be the sexy pick, but he's a reliable option. After missing Week 1, he immediately stepped in Week 2 and led the Patriots in receiving. He took eight targets and caught six passes for 57 yards. That's about what you can expect from him each week, and he will probably lead this receiving corps in end-zone targets. There isn't much upside, nevertheless, he gives you a nice floor in weeks when you are looking for a safe option that won't kill you.
Tank Dell, Houston Texans
I want to start by saying Robert Woods is also a solid waiver add, but I am going to push the upside of the talented rookie over the aging veteran. Dell came out this week and caught seven of 10 targets for 72 yards and a TD. This doesn't feel like a fluke, either, because we saw him get four targets in Week 1 after a lot of hype over the summer. We heard how good this kid looked over the past few months, and now it seems to be coming to fruition for the Day 2 pick.
Jalin Hyatt, New York Giants
I liked Hyatt as a high-upside rookie heading into the season, and we got a glimpse of that on Sunday. He's still a speculative add and hasn't seen much volume, but I never expected a ton of volume early. The rookie caught two passes for 89 yards, including a huge 58-yard reception. This is a boom-or-bust guy who could pay huge dividends in a few weeks if you pluck him off waivers and stash him on your bench.