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Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire Adds for Week 3

It’s time to get your waiver requests in!

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QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Weeks 1 & 2: 819 Yards, 8 TD, 1 INT, 72.3 PTS, QB1

Availability: 68.3 %

The Fitzmagic is for real. After taking down two of the top four teams from the NFC in 2017, the Buccaneers hot start is no fluke. The Harvard alumnus in the pocket has thrown for 400+ yards and four touchdowns in each of the first two games. Ryan Fitzpatrick has elevated the entire aerial attack by building a rapport with deep-threat DeSean Jackson, as well as incorporating O.J. Howard into the mix.

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QB: Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 2: 377 Yards, 4 TD, 1 INT, 32.6 PTS

Availability: 89.8 %

After taking down New England and Tom Brady, Blake Bortles is turning quite a few heads. A standout performance in Week 2 despite the absence of star bell-cow Leonard Fournette due to a hamstring injury required the veteran signal caller to target his young second-year receivers in Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole. Jacksonville’s defense is already a household name, but if the other side can get going, watch out.

NFL: New England Patriots at Jacksonville Jaguars Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

RB: Corey Clement, Philadelphia Eagles

Week 2: 30 Rushing Yards, 1 Rushing TD, 5 Receptions, 55 Receiving Yards, 19.5 PTS

Availability: 77.4 %

One of my favorite sleepers going into the new campaign finally took charge on Sunday afternoon despite a disappointing overall team performance. With the absence of veteran third-down back Darren Sproles, Corey Clement finished with 19.5 PTS in PPR scoring after reaching the end zone. He needs to be rostered in all leagues.

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WR: Keelan Cole, Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 2: 7 Receptions, 116 Yards, 1 TD, 24.6 PTS

Availability: 51.5 %

Another one of my favorite names from the end of last season, Keelan Cole put up what should remain as the catch of the year in the Jaguars’ drubbing of Bill Belichick’s brainchild in Florida on Sunday afternoon. Although both Cole and Dede Westbrook had excellent showings, Cole is the receiver you want for the foreseeable future.

NFL: New England Patriots at Jacksonville Jaguars Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

WR: Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals

Week 2: 6 Receptions, 91 Yards, 1 TD, 21.1 PTS

Availability: 98.8 %

Tyler Boyd finally came alive on Thursday Night Football in the shadow of A.J. Green’s monster three-TD outing. Boyd showed the flashes of being a second option that Andy Dalton hasn’t had since Mohamed Sanu. Definitely keep an eye on Boyd to see if he continues his stellar play into the third week of the season.

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

WR: Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons

Week 2: 4 Receptions, 64 Yards, 1 TD, 16.7 PTS

Availability: 63%

With all of the question marks regarding Steve Sarkisian’s red-zone offense to begin the season, take note of rookie wide-out Calvin Ridley. The former member of the Alabama Crimson Tide was regarded as the best receiver in the 2018 draft class. With the injury to Devonta Freeman and Julio Jones’ issues with the end zone, Ridley could emerge as a weekly flex option with upside through the roof.

NFL: Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

WR: John Brown, Baltimore Ravens

Weeks 1 & 2: 7 Receptions, 136 Yards, 2 TD, 32.7 PTS, WR23

Availability: 75.9 %

John Brown has been the best player on the field for the Baltimore Ravens statistically through the first two weeks of the season. The speedster from Div. II Pittsburgh St. by way of the Arizona Cardinals has been nothing short of extraordinary for John Harbaugh in a crucial year for the Baltimore Ravens. Let it be known that the two secondaries he’s faced in Buffalo and in Cincinnati aren’t what I’d consider the cream of the crop, but he needs to be on your bench if he hasn’t already been scooped up. A match-up with the 2-0 Denver Broncos this week should prove to be a great opportunity to see if Brown torches poor defensive backs, or if the newly signed deep threat is for real.

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

TE: O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 2: 3 Receptions, 96 Yards, 1 TD, 18.6 PTS

Availability: 78.4 %

Man, have I been impressed of what I’ve seen out of the second-year tight end out of Tuscaloosa. O.J. Howard, despite a low target share, has been absolutely sensational. If Cameron Brate continues to put up duds week after week, Howard will finish as a top-7 TE.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports