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Week 3 Waivers 2018

Did you listen to me and pick up Lockett last week? Well, I didn’t and lost by 0.2 points in my ESPN league to the person who took my advice, so… do as I say not as I do.

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Eric Ebron, Ind TE

Tight end is a shallow position this year and Ebron has two TDs through two games, so if you regret buying the Njoku hype you can plug Ebron in as a streamer this week. Luck seems to be trusting Ebron over Doyle, but that could change any week. The Eagles are 27th in passing defense right now so Ebron definitely has appeal as a TD-or-bust option across all formats.

Phillip Lindsay, Den RB

I didn’t believe it after Week One, but it seems like Lindsay is legit. He led all Broncos backs with 107 rushing yards and has been the 12th best fantasy running back in PPR formats after two weeks. He hasn’t even hit pay dirt this year, so there is huge potential for the rookie. He might get slowed down this week by Baltimore’s run defense, but Lindsay needs to be owned in all leagues.

Quincy Enunwa, NYJ WR

Enunwa has 13 receptions for 155 yards in the first two weeks and seems to be Sam Darnold’s go-to guy in New York. Enunwa should be a high-floor WR2 for the rest of the year as Darnold’s number one option. He’s going to get plenty of targets (10 in Week 1 and 11 in Week 2) and needs to be starting against Cleveland this Thursday.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, TBB QB

Fitzmagic has surpassed 400 yards passing in both games and is the number one fantasy QB right now (yes, even better than God Mahomes). Pittsburgh’s defense has been awful this year, so Fitzpatrick is at worst a streaming option this week. Head coach Dirk Koetter refused to commit to Jameis as the starter when he returns from suspension, but it’s looking more and more likely that contract-year Fitzpatrick is going to be a force all season.

 

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Allen Hurns, Dal WR

We covered Dak’s bleak season outlook last week, and this week it’s time to go ahead and drop Allen Hurns (rostered in over 70% of ESPN leagues as of right now). This guy was supposed to be Dallas’ WR1 and fill the hole left by Dez Bryant, but Dez’s drops and incompletions have turned into… nothing, because Dak won’t throw the ball downfield (6.1 yards per attempt so far). Hurns has only been targeted five times total this season and it’s time to cut him loose in standard leagues.

Duke Johnson Jr., Cle RB

Johnson has only 35 total yards on 11 touches through the first two weeks. Calling it a “slow start” would be generous, but for what it’s worth head coach Hue Jackson said they’re going to get Johnson more involved in the offense (hint: it’s worth nothing because it’s Hue Jackson). It’s not time to drop Johnson in PPR leagues yet, but he needs to be benched for the time being.

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