Waiver Wire Pick-ups/ Week 3 Sleepers
Week one of the NFL season is gone. You’re either 2-0, 1-1 or 0-2. Here are some names you should consider picking up if they’re on your waiver wire.
Carson Wentz (QB, Philadelphia Eagles)
Wentz made the most of his opportunity in his first NFL game. Considering the Eagles have a week 4 bye, he may be a nice compliment down the stretch as a bye week fill-in. He has the potential to be a low end QB1 by season’s end if he doesn’t hit the rookie wall too many times.
Tevin Coleman (RB, Atlanta Falcons)
Here’s someone you should pick up immediately. Coleman could break out especially if Freeman gets hurt. According to espn.com head coach Dan Quinn said, he’ll feature both Coleman and Devonta Freeman in the offense. Coleman is considered a flex play at this point.
Theo Riddick (RB, Detroit Lions)
If somehow Riddick is still available in your league don’t walk but run to the wire. Riddick finished week one with a stat line of seven carries for 45 yards one touchdown and tacked on five receptions for 63 yards and a receiving touchdown. He’s a PPR recommendation as due to his role as the passing-downs back in Detroit. He’s an flex play with the potential to be an RB2. In PPR leagues a RB1.
Mohammad Sanu (WR, Atlanta Falcons)
I definitely liked Sanu coming into this season and people are now realizing his potential. He received a decent amount of attention from Matt Ryan in week one as Sanu had five receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown. Due to Sanu starting opposite of Juilo Jones, a he’ll see plenty of single coverage as the season unfolds.
Travis Benjamin (WR, San Diego Chargers)
With the unfortunate season-ending injury suffered by Keenan Allen in week one, I see Travis Benjamin receiving a heavy dose of targets. Benjamin was a bit of a surprise last year in Fantasy, putting up decent numbers for the year for the Browns. If you owned Keenan Allen, I say Benjamin should be high on your pickup list. However, temper your expectations as Rivers may spread the ball more to Woodhead, Gates and others.
My Deep Sleeper of the Week: WR Cole Beasley (Dallas Cowboys)
Beasley finished week one with eight receptions for 65 yards. He was targeted 12 times which tells me when things break down Dak Prescott will look for Beasley underneath. Beasley is a great volume play. He’s worth a pick up especially in PPR leagues.
Follow me on Twitter @nick_wilcox25