October 1, 2022

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From Waivers to Rostered – Week 3

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Ryan Tannehill vs. LV(Ownership 18%)

It was hard to find a quarterback who would have a great week wildly available on waivers that could be an essential pick-up in week 4. Tannehill has had one solid week and one terrible week this season. I think week three is a good game for Tannehill and the Titans. They play the Raiders, who have given up back-to-back QB1 performances and allowed over 24 points to be scored. The Raiders’ mediocre run defense will give Henry a better fantasy week, opening up the passing offense to make some plays. Tannehill has enough weapons to be a solid fantasy option but needs to have a strong run game, and he also needs to start making some plays with his feet. He has the back-to-back division rivals after this game, and Tannehill has played well vs. the AFC South. We could be talking more about him heading into week 4. 

Tyler Allgeier vs. SEA (Ownership 16%)

Tyler Allgeier needs to be on benches right now in fantasy leagues. The former 5th round pick got some playing time in week two. Many experts in the industry liked the opportunity that Allgeier could have received in a poor backfield. He is a bruiser who fights for extra yardage in the middle of the offense. In week two, he saw ten carries for 33 yards which isn’t great but was a solid opportunity that is encouraging for his future fantasy value. Patterson is the lead guy right now, but who knows if he can last an entire season. Allgeier will have his moment, which could come this week vs. the Seahawks. They have allowed over 80 rushing yards to backfields in the first two weeks. It could be a game that will enable the Falcons to run the ball more than play catch up in this matchup. Good to snag the rookie running backs now. 

Zamir White vs. TEN (Ownership 7%)

I missed last week with Brandon Bolden, but he didn’t even play as he was out with an injury. Zamir White, the rookie running back, finally saw some action for the Raiders. While I don’t think he will have a big game vs. the Titans, we could see a few flash plays during the game of him running very well. He is an excellent snag to hold on to your bench to see if his role expands over the next few weeks. Josh Jacobs is commanding an 85% carry rate right now, and I can’t see the share surviving all season long, especially with Jacobs’ prior injury history. The Titans allowed 2019 Saquon Barkley to return in week one so they can enable rushing yards to backs. Don’t be surprised if we are talking about White as a sneaky grab as we head into week 4. UPDATE News – Josh Jacobs did not travel with the Raiders to their away game

Alex Pierce vs. KC (Ownership 6%)

The rookie fever continues for me in this week’s article. Pierce’s season has not gotten off to the best start as he has yet to record a catch in two weeks. While he went zero grabs on two targets, both end zone targets. In week two, he was OUT due to a concussion he received at the end of week one. Pierce was a player I liked coming out of the NFL draft because he had excellent ball control and deep threat ability to his game that would work great for the Colts. This matchup vs. the Chiefs should be a situation where the Colts are likely coming back from behind. The Chiefs have allowed deep threats like Hollywood Brown and DeAndre Carter to have solid outings. I think Pierce will have plenty of opportunities to showcase his talents and produce a solid outing.

Nelson Agholor vs. BAL (Ownership 13%)

I think another strong performance from Nelson Agholor, and he’ll be a waiver target heading into week four. Agholor is currently second on the team in receptions, targets, and yards so far this season. He also has the lone receiving touchdown by the receivers. Agholor has a matchup vs. the Ravens, making him a sleeper option in week 3. We saw the Ravens get torched in the passing game by the Dolphins with their injury-plagued secondary. That is their current weak spot on the defense side, as they give up the most fantasy points per game to receivers. The Patriots will have to keep up with the Ravens’ high-power offense, so a few deep shots to Agholor may grant him another strong outing on Sunday. It’s also buyer beware because Agholor has never been a consistent player, but his name will appear in week four waivers.

Evan Engram vs. LAC (Ownership 25%) 

I’ve done a great job coming up with an intriguing tight ends to scoop before the waivers hit off! Engram has gotten off to an okay start with the Jaguars, producing 11 receptions with 74 yards. He is third on the team in targets and seems healthy for once. Engram plays against the Chargers, who have allowed at least 50 yards to both of their first opponents’ tight ends. While those tight ends were Darren Waller and Travis Kelce, Engram has the talent to be a good tight end. In a potential matchup that will require the Jaguars to throw the ball, Engram could be in for a nice day.