Here are the Chinstrap Ninja waiver wire wonders as I see them for Week 3 of the NFL season.
QB – Matt Hasselbeck – (owned in 19% of Yahoo leagues) Hasselbeck has established a nice rapport with both Kenny Britt and Nate Washington, making both of those receivers fantasy relevant especially in PPR leagues. Plus he wasn’t sacked last week either versus the vaunted Ravens defense. That gives some kudos to the offensive line protecting him. Hasselbeck could be a sneaky good play moving forward.
RB – Thomas Jones - (owned in 36% of Yahoo leagues) Jones will be supplanting Jamaal Charles for the remainder of 2011 due to Charles season ending ACL tear. At least he will be an every week starting back if you are looking for some running back help.
WR – Eric Decker – (owned in 19% of Yahoo leagues) Decker put up a fantastic performance this week with Brandon Lloyd out. 9 receptions for 113 yards and 2 TD’s are certainly nothing to sneeze at. Now with rumors Eddie Royal may miss some time as well, Decker may finally get a chance to prove his meddle on a week to week basis.
TE – Fred Davis – (owned in 22% of Yahoo leagues) I recommended Davis in this spot last week, but based on his ownership percentage no one must have believed me. All Davis did in week 2 was tear of 6 receptions for 86 yards and a TD. Look for Davis to have a nice season moving forward as he has a nice rapport with Rex Grossman.
DEF – Arizona - (owned in 20% of Yahoo leagues) The Cardinals play Seattle this week which is probably the worst team in football right now.