Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Wonders: Week 3

Quarterbacks

Josh Freeman – Freeman in two starts only has two fantasy points less than Aaron Rodgers in standard scoring formats.  He has been fairly consistent in both games throwing for about 180 yards in each and rushing for 35 yards in each.  He has been consistent with touchdowns as well, adding two in each contest.  Freeman is definitely worth keeping an eye on in the upcoming weeks and maybe making him a sneaky add to your roster.

Jimmy Clausen – Based on how many leagues Clausen is still available in, NO ONE must have taken my advice and added him last week.  I recommend him as an add this week because he is officially taking over for the benched Matt Moore in Week three.

Running Backs

Marshawn Lynch – Readily available in most leagues, you better grab him before the trade deal is done.  By trade deal I am talking trade to the Green Bay Packers.  They can’t live with Brandon Jackson gaining a paltry 29 yards on 11 carries can they?  I doubt it.  Plus Buffalo showcased Lynch off in the game versus the Pack on purpose.  Former college teammate, Aaron Rodgers  will smooth over any off-the- field concerns the Packers front office may have on Lynch.  I look for him to be a Packer sooner rather than later.  You want to be ahead of the curve on this one.

Jason Snelling - Snelling had a monster Week Two subbing for the injured Michael Turner.  Wasn’t that a recurring theme in 2009?  That’s right … it was.  It may not be a bad move to stash Snelling on your bench for the next time the Burner goes down.

Wide Receiver

Kevin Walter - It’s not Andre Johnson that is the leading fantasy receiver for the Texans through two weeks.  It is Kevin Walter.  Walter has a total of 173 yards receiving through two weeks and a touchdown in each game.  He is still available in most leagues.

Louis Murphy - Available in nearly every league, Murphy has established a nice rapport with Bruce Gradkowski.  If Gradkowski continues to start for Oakland, look for Murphy to emerge as the leading receiver.

Tight End

Aaron Hernandez - Hernandez seems to be melding into the Patriot offense nicely through two games.  He has 146 yards receiving in those contests which ties him with Jermichael Finley for seventh among fantasy points by a tight end in standard scoring leagues.

Tony Moeaki - Moeaki has done fairly well in the opening weeks of the season garnering 79 yards receiving and a touchdown.  He is one point behind Hernandez for fantasy points scored by a tight end.

Plug and Play Defense

Cincinnati - Still fairly available in most leagues, the Bengals play Carolina in what will be Jimmy Clausen’s debut at QB.  That should spell a few interceptions for the Bengals.

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