By Pat Pitts
Week 3 has come and gone and as injuries continue to pile up, players start to get benched, and Bye weeks are on the horizon. Let’s hop into who you need to grab off waivers this week.
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How is Ryan Tannehill not owned in every league yet? Tannehill ranks in Top-10 in passing yards (809) and touchdowns (6) along with only throwing one interception. Oh, and Tannehill ranks as the QB11 in ESPN leagues.
With Bye Weeks beginning, Tannehill is someone that should be rostered by teams who like streaming the QB position, drafted Drew Brees, or just believe in his game. The Titans have some favorable matchups ahead and don’t seem to be slowing down.
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Hear me out, Justin Herbert has a very good chance to be a valuable streaming option with impending bye weeks. Herbert has thrown over 300 yards in his first two starts and even has the ability to run the ball quite well.
Herbert and the Chargers get the Jets, Dolphins, Jaguars, and Raiders before the Bye Week. Herbert could be a good streaming option if you have a QB playing against a top defense in the league, drafted Brees, or miss out on Tannehill. I believe in the rookie and you should too.
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This is strictly a gut pick. Nick Foles looked good coming in for Mitch Trubisky, throwing three touchdowns in a comeback win. Foles coming off the bench to take hold of a starting job is his bread and butter. Throw this pick at the wall and see if it sticks.
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Gaskin got 22 carries last week against the Jaguars, which was over three times more than Jordan Howard and Matt Breida COMBINED. Howard may be the goal line back, but Gaskin is getting most of the workload. This would be a backfield to stay away from, but the Saquon Barkley and Christian McCaffery injuries have reeled me back in. If you need a flex option, go grab Gaskin.
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Sony “Playstation” Michel may have been the Patriots RB to rush over 100 yards, but Rex Burkhead was the one who cashed in on the end zone by launching himself into orbit every time he had the ball inside the five yard line.
Similar to the Dolphins, I would usually tend to stay away from the Patriots backfield. However, this is a different Patriots team than previous years. Cam Newton loves to run the ball, which benefits all the backs in the backfield. Burkhead will be used more moving forward and a solid flex option for teams, but remember that it’s the Patriots so be cautious.
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Brian Hill is a deep league/handcuff add more than anything else, but he looked good in Week 3 with his opportunities. With the Falcons freefalling, why the hell not? Take a shot with Hill if you miss out on Gaskin or Burkhead.
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Scotty Miller has been a great rebound for Tom Brady after leaving Julian Edelman in the hands of Cam Newton.
In three games, Miller has caught ten passes for 177 yards. Even though he has not found the end zone, it will not be long before Brady hits him on a dig route in the back of the end zone for six. He has some good matchups in the next few weeks making him a FLEX option with WR2 upside for the rest of the season.
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Christian Kirk’s absence gave Andy Isabella the chance to make an impact in the Cardinals offense in Week 3, catching all four of his targets for 47 yards and two touchdowns. Isabella would be my “Dynasty Add of the Week.”
The second year wide out has shown how productive he can be when given the opportunity. If Kirk misses anymore time, Isabella injects that boom factor teams may need heading into a big week as he catches passes from Kyler Murray.
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Josh Allen has taken the league by storm and he has Cole Beasley to thank. Beasley’s stats have increased every week. He caught six passes for 100 yards in Week 3.
Even though Beasley has not found the end zone, he draws a matchup against a Raiders defense that is middle of the pack when it comes to defending the pass. Allen is going to continue to cook this year and Beasley will be a huge help in him doing so.
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Phillip Rivers has found a new Tight End in Indy. Mo Alie-Cox has caught eight passes for 161 yards and one touchdown the past two weeks. He will be on your Waiver Wire this week, so be smart and grab a reliable player for an unreliable position.
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I can’t believe I am writing this, but Jimmy Graham is a startable TE in 2020. Graham had a season high in catches (6) and caught his third touchdown of the season. Foles utilized Ertz in 2017 on their miraculous Super Bowl run. Graham could be the Ertz in the Bears offense, so get Graham while you can.
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When Olson has been on the field this season, he averages 4.5 targets, 42.5 yards and a touchdown. If you need to stream a tight end this week, pick Olson.
As I say every single week, may the Waiver odds be ever in your favor and let's have a week!