Week 3 of the Fantasy Football season is around the corner and in this article, we'll highlight the best adds and drops in this week's waiver wire.
1. Miami Dolphins RB Raheem Mostert - 43% rostered
The top add of the week is Mostert. We didn't really know what to expect in Miami's backfield and Week 2 continued that trend. Comparing Mostert to Chase Edmonds, it looks like the team will deploy a week-to-week strategy featuring either one of those players.
Edmonds was the preferred back in Week 1, while Mostert had the edge this past Sunday. At worst, Mostert is going to be included as a near 50/50 type of player and he still provides a solid ceiling in the event that Edmonds is lost to injury. There is a capped ceiling to some degree, as Edmonds was still able to scoop a lot of the important work:
Two-minute snaps: Edmonds (6), Mostert (0)
Short-yardage snaps: Edmonds (3), Mostert (2)
Third-down snaps: Edmonds (6), Mostert (2)
Mostert is at the worst worth a bench stash spot. He has FLEX upside in his current role, and could even sneak his way into RB2 territory if Miami's backfield suffers any injuries. This is a backfield to keep an eye on moving forward.
2. New England Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers - 35% rostered
Meyers should be rostered in all fantasy football formats, but especially full-point PPR leagues. The veteran slot receiver has now scored double-digit fantasy points in back-to-back weeks and scored nearly 20 this week. There is no doubt that Meyers has a limited ceiling, but he is also one of the better slot options who can do damage in the short-to-intermediate portion of the field.
He secured an absurd 37.1% target share in Week 2 and a 20% target share in Week 1. It's clear he's going to once again be the focal point of the passing attack and should continue to produce, even in a subpar Patriots offense.
3. San Francisco 49ers RB Tyrion Davis-Price - 8% rostered
TDP was active for the first time in his career and came away with respectable 14 rushing attempts in this game. The rookie reeled in just a measly 3.3 fantasy points, but the usage and opportunity share are important to note. TDP played 30 snaps compared to just 37 for Jeff Wilson Jr. Both players ran exactly 10 routes, and Wilson had just four more rushing attempts than TDP.
Reports surfaced throughout the week that the 49ers will "ride the hot hand" in the backfield. While we have no reason to believe TDP is in a position to inherit that role next week, he could be at some point. Wilson looked good as a starter in Week 2 but Davis-Price is a widely available opportunity to grab a piece of the pie in one of the strongest rushing games in the league. Davis-Price is one of the best waiver wire options this week.
4. New York Jets WR Garrett Wilson - 21% rostered
It remains to be seen if Wilson is pegged for a larger role going forward or if this week was just a mix of perfect circumstances:
Berrios was injured going into this game, which is why there could be some gray area when it comes to Wilson's usage in this contest. But, still, the Jets — who are starved for offensive playmakers — should look to continue expanding Wilson's role moving forward. The rookie first-round pick actually left the game because of an injury at one point but returned and ended up scoring the game-winning touchdown. Wilson dominated to the tune of 33 fantasy points and secured an elite 31.8% target share. He played just the third-most snaps (43) but ran the second-most routes (37) among the team's receivers.
5. Arizona Cardinals WR Greg Dortch - 6% rostered
Dortch is no longer just a cool story — he needs to be rostered in a lot more leagues. The young weapon scored 13.3 fantasy points in Week 1 and 15.5 points this past week. The Cardinals still have health issues at receiver, and Dortch doesn't look any closer to losing playing time or opportunities.
This week, Dortch secured just an 8.1% target share and still scored double-digit fantasy points. His 26.5% target share in Week 1 was much more enticing. Yet still, the young receiver played 62 snaps this week and ran 42 routes. Both ranked third among the team's receivers. Dortch is going to continue contributing to the Cardinals' offense. He has WR3/FLEX upside in plus matchups.
6. New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard - 10% rostered
The Giants are 2-0 and yet their receiver room is an objective disaster. Kenny Golladay played just two snaps in Week 2, Kadarius Toney played just seven in Week 1, and the team has lacked productivity from a highly-paid and highly-drafted group. That's where Shepard comes in.
The veteran slot receiver leads the team with 14 targets through two games and has one of the only explosive plays the passing game has created through two games (a 65-yard touchdown in Week 1). Shep's 29.4% target share was by far and away a team-high mark this week. He also had 66 snaps this game — that was just one behind David Sills, who led their receiver room.
Shepard isn't going to be a consistent threat each week, but he has some legitimate value in full-point PPR formats.
7. New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram - 30% rostered
Even though Ingram is likely to relinquish starting back duties to Alvin Kamara once again in Week 3, he's still worth the addition. Ingram played just 25 snaps this past week compared to 34 for Tony Jones Jr. But, Ingram was also dealing with an injured ankle and that likely played a role in his minimized usage.
Once Kamara (ribs) returns, the one-two punch between him and Ingram should too. In Week 1, Ingram played 20 snaps and Kamara 38, with Jones registering just one single snap. There is no doubt that Ingram has a very limited ceiling, but he has a relatively stable floor. He averaged six yards per carry this week and was able to pull in both of his targets. He's a strong option for those who also roster Kamara and need a good handcuff on the bench.
8. Washington Commanders QB Carson Wentz - 51% rostered
This may be hard to believe, but Wentz is actually the second-highest-scoring quarterback pre-Monday Night Football. Yes, his real-life performance can be head-scratching sometimes, but Wentz is averaging an absurd 29.25 fantasy points per game through two weeks. The veteran has tossed for over 300 passing yards in both games and has a combined seven passing touchdowns.
Something does need to be said that Wentz was able to do this vs. the Jaguars and Lions defenses. They aren't exactly the barometer of high-level play in the NFL, but Wentz is still a solid fantasy football option and is rostered at nearly the same rate as someone like Matt Ryan.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars TE Evan Engram - 20% rostered
The tight end position is an absolute punt, there's no doubt about it. The waiver wire is a good spot to stream this position and that's arguably the best strategy. With that being said, Engram is coming off a game where he demanded a 23.3% target share. Although Week 1 wasn't as desirable, Engram still pulled in a 9.5% target share.
This week, he'll get to go against a Los Angeles Chargers defense that allowed the ninth-most points to the position in Week 1.
10. Atlanta Falcons RB Tyler Allgeier - 13% rostered
Allgeier is my final waiver wire add this week. The rookie was active this week for the first time and played 19 snaps. While the snap share isn't nearly as high as we'd like, Allgeier did have a team-high 10 rushing attempts and ran as many routes as Avery Williams (five). The Falcons allowed Damien Williams to work into a one-two sort of punch in Week 1 while healthy with Cordarrelle Patterson, and could look to do the same but with Allgeier.
The rookie certainly doesn't have any standalone or starter value right now. But, he's carving out a role in a backfield that's willing to split work and could be in a favorable position in the event of an injury.
Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Ryan - 43% rostered
The Colts did not have their No. 1 wide receiver this past week, but there is no excuse for Ryan's performance. The veteran put together a 4.8-point performance on the back of a three-interception game. In Week 1, Ryan was able to score 20.2 points. He's the QB21 pre-MNF.
At this point, Ryan is droppable. Someone like Jimmy Garoppolo might even make more sense over the remainder of the season.
New England Patriots TE Hunter Henry - 53% rostered
Henry has just four fantasy points through two weeks and is coming off a zero-point stinker. He's entirely touchdown dependent and plays in an offense that is terrible. Not just that, but as expected, Henry is splitting work nearly down the middle with Jonnu Smith again.
There is nothing to hold onto here — Henry is droppable. Someone to potentially replace him with on the waiver wire? Washington Commanders tight end Logan Thomas.
San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance - 84% rostered
This one is fairly self-explanatory as Lance is set to undergo season-ending ankle surgery. There is no longer any reason to roster him. Garoppolo would be a fine replacement, though his skillset is obviously quite different than Lance's.