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Top 19 waiver-wire pickups for Week 3 of fantasy football: Add Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, and Raheem Mostert

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Top 19 waiver-wire pickups for Week 3 of fantasy football: Add Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, and Raheem Mostert
  • The NFL is officially back.
  • As we look toward Week 3, it's time to work the waiver wire in your fantasy football league.
  • Below we go position by position with the top 19 waiver targets heading into Week 3.
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J.D. McKissic, RB, Washington Commanders

J.D. McKissic, RB, Washington Commanders
J.D. McKissic dives for the end zone against the Jacksonville Jaguars.AP Photo/Nick Wass

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 42.7%

Week 2 stats: 9 rushing yards, 7 receptions, 54 receiving yards — 13.3 fantasy points

One thing to know: While J.D. McKissic is clearly the second back on Washington's depth chart, he gets enough love in the Commanders passing attack to be a solid stop-gap in PPR leagues. Through two games, McKissic already has 10 receptions on 12 targets.

James Robinson, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

James Robinson, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
James Robinson runs for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts.AP Photo/John Raoux

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 83%

Week 2 stats: 64 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 14 receiving yards, 1 touchdown — 15.8 fantasy points

One thing to know: James Robinson is already fairly widely rostered in fantasy, but if your league is one of the 17% where he's available on the waiver wire, he's a must-add this week. Heading into the year, the split between Robinson and rookie running back Travis Etienne in the Jaguars offense was unclear. Now it looks as though both will be getting plenty of work.

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Raheem Mostert, RB, Miami Dolphins

Raheem Mostert, RB, Miami Dolphins
Raheem Mostert celebrates with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa after a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens.AP Photo/Julio Cortez

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 52.5%

Week 2 stats: 51 rushing yards, 3 receptions, 28 receiving yards — 10.9 fantasy points

One thing to know: Starting running back Chase Edmonds was limited to just five carries for the Dolphins on Sunday. Meanwhile, Raheem Mostert finished the game with 11 carries to go along with three receptions. The Miami offense looks like it's going to produce a lot of fantasy points this year.

Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, San Francisco 49ers

Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, San Francisco 49ers
Jeff Wilson Jr. makes a run against the Seattle Seahawks.AP Photo/Josie Lepe

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 60.6%

Week 2 stats: 84 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 19 receiving yards — 12.3 fantasy points

One thing to know: Jeff Wilson Jr. was a vital fantasy add last week after starting 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell went down with an injury. In his first week as the top back in San Francisco, Wilson showed himself a solid fantasy player, despite not finding the end zone. He's still available in nearly half of leagues.

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Darrel Williams, RB, Arizona Cardinals

Darrel Williams, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Darrel Williams celebrates a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders.AP Photo/Mark Zaleski

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 3.7%

Week 2 stats: 59 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 3 receiving yards, 1 touchdown — 14.2 fantasy points

One thing to know: Starting running back James Conner was out for the second half against the Raiders due to injury, opening up an opportunity for Darrel Williams to get some run in the Cardinals offense. He held his own, and could continue to get more looks in Arizona depending on how long it takes for Conner to get back to 100%.

Nelson Agholor, WR, New England Patriots

Nelson Agholor, WR, New England Patriots
Nelson Agholor makes a catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers.AP Photo/Justin Berl

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 0.6%

Week 2 stats: 6 receptions, 110 receiving yards, 1 touchdown — 23 fantasy points

One thing to know: Nelson Agholor has emerged as the top pass catcher in New England through two weeks of action. Next week the Patriots face off against a Baltimore defense that just gave up 469 passing yards and six touchdowns to Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins.

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Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington Commanders

Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington Commanders
Curtis Samuel reels in a touchdown against the Detroit Lions.AP Photo/Paul Sancya

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 66%

Week 2 stats: 7 receptions, 78 receiving yards, 1 touchdown — 22.9 fantasy points

One thing to know: The Washington Commanders are pretty intent on passing the ball this year. Through two weeks, just two quarterbacks in the NFL have attempted more passes than Carson Wentz. Curtis Samuel has been on the receiving end of a good amount of those throws, and looks likely to be a relevant fantasy player as the season goes on.

Chris Olave, WR, New Orleans Saints

Chris Olave, WR, New Orleans Saints
Chris Olave attempts to make a catch against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 77.2%

Week 2 stats: 5 receptions, 80 receiving yards — 11 fantasy points

One thing to know: Chris Olave was targeted a whopping 13 times against the Buccaneers. Not only is Jameis Winston looking for Olave, but he's looking for him deep.

While Olave only came down with five catches on Sunday, the fantasy potential here is extremely high.

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Jahan Dotson, WR, Washington Commanders

Jahan Dotson, WR, Washington Commanders
Jahan Dotson celebrates a catch in the end zone against the Detroit Lions.AP Photo/Paul Sancya

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 60.7%

Week 2 stats: 4 receptions, 59 receiving yards, 1 touchdown — 17.9 fantasy points

One thing to know: Rookie Jahan Dotson now has three touchdowns in two career games. While that pace can't keep up, it's a promising start to his fantasy production, and evidence that Carson Wentz already sees him as a reliable set of hands in the red zone.

Garrett Wilson, WR, New York Jets

Garrett Wilson, WR, New York Jets
Garrett Wilson fights off a defender against the Cleveland Browns.AP Photo/Ron Schwane

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 70.3%

Week 2 stats: 8 receptions, 102 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns — 30 fantasy points

One thing to know: Rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson had a coming out party against the Browns, catching the Jets' game-winning touchdown to complete an epic comeback. Wilson's value should only increase when Zach Wilson finally returns to the New York offense and can start firing deep shots in his direction.

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Sammy Watkins, WR, Green Bay Packers

Sammy Watkins, WR, Green Bay Packers
Sammy Watkins brings in a catch against the Chicgo Bears.AP Photo/Morry Gash

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 4.5%

Week 2 stats: 3 receptions, 93 receiving yards — 12.3 fantasy points

One thing to know: Aaron Rodgers is still looking for people to throw to, and right now, it looks like Sammy Watkins is working his way up his list.

Devin Duvernay, WR, Baltimore Ravens

Devin Duvernay, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Devin Duvernay runs for the end zone against the Miami Dolphins.AP Photo/Terrance Williams

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 15.9%

Week 2 stats: 2 receptions, 42 receiving yards, 1 touchdown — 12.2 fantasy points

One thing to know: Devin Duvernay found the end zone again this week, although this time it came on a kick return. Duvernay left Sunday's game early with a concussion, so watch out for injury updates before investing a roster spot on him, but he's worth a pick up whenever you know he's going to be back in the Ravens lineup.

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Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys

Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Michael Gallup makes a catch against Washington.AP Photo/Julio Cortez

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 44.8%

Week 2 stats: N/A

One thing to know: Michael Gallup still hasn't played a snap this season, but should be close to making his debut in Week 3 or shortly thereafter. If you're looking for some depth at wide receiver, grab him now and stash him until he's 100% back.

Noah Brown, WR, Dallas Cowboys

Noah Brown, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Noah Brown reels in a touchdown catch against the Cincinnati Bengals.AP Photo/Ron Jenkins

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 0.8%

Week 2 stats: 5 receptions, 91 receiving yards, 1 touchdown — 20.1 fantasy points

One thing to know: Noah Brown appeared to have a solid connection with backup quarterback Cooper Rush against the Bengals. With Rush likely the man under center for the Cowboys for the next couple months, Brown could continue to see more looks than might have been expected before the start of the year.

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Evan Engram, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars

Evan Engram, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars
Evan Engram signals at the line against the Washington Commanders.AP Photo/Nick Wass

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 16.8%

Week 2 stats: 7 receptions, 46 receiving yards — 11.6 fantasy points

One thing to know: Evan Engram led the Jaguars in targets and receptions in their shutout win over the Colts. If you're in need of an upgrade at tight end, there aren't that many available on the waiver wire that finished the week as their quarterback's top target.

Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami Dolphins

Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami Dolphins
Mike Gesicki scores a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens.AP Photo/Julio Cortez

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 59.2%

Week 2 stats: 4 receptions, 41 receiving yards, 1 touchdown — 14.1 fantasy points

One thing to know: With Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle taking up so much attention from opposing defenses, Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki should find himself more open than ever before.

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Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Miami Dolphins

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Miami Dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa looks to pass against the Baltimore Ravens.AP Photo/Julio Cortez

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 64.3%

Week 2 stats: 469 passing yards, 6 touchdowns, 2 interceptions — 38.9 fantasy points

One thing to know: The Miami Dolphins offense is going to bring the fireworks all season with Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle making up what looks like the most dangerous wide receiver tandem in the league. Tua Tagovailoa might still be prone to some bad turnovers, but the upside looks likely to outweigh the mistakes he'll make this season.

Carson Wentz, QB, Washington Commanders

Carson Wentz, QB, Washington Commanders
Carson Wentz makes a pass against the Detroit Lions.AP Photo/Paul Sancya

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 55.7%

Week 2 stats: 337 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception — 27.8 fantasy points

One thing to know: Carson Wentz is the only quarterback in the NFL to finish as a top-three fantasy player in both Week 1 and Week 2, and he's still available in nearly half of leagues. Washington doesn't look like they'll be slowing down their passing attack any time soon, and appear to be fully committed to the Wentz roller coaster wherever it may take them.

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Streaming defense: Chicago Bears

Streaming defense: Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears linebacker Trevis Gipson sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.AP Photo/Mike Roemer

ESPN fantasy % rostered: 1.8%

Week 2 stats: 1 fumble recovery, 3 sacks, 27 points against — 2 fantasy points

One thing to know: The Chicago Bears didn't exactly shut down the Green Bay Packers offense on Sunday night, but with a favorable matchup against the Houston Texans on the horizon, they're a solid stash for anyone who has been juggling defenses to start the year.