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Fantasy football Week 3: Add, Drop, and Ignore

Some last minute waiver wire advice before you make your Wednesday claims.

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John Grieshop


Khiry Robinson, RB, New Orleans Saints

Mark Ingram will be out for around a month with a hand injury. Pierre Thomas should have the most to gain in Ingram's absence, but he's owned in 78 percent of leagues. Normally, I'd consider Robinson only relevant in deeper leagues. However, there has been an absurd amount of injuries around the league lately. At this point, Robinson carries a higher premium as a result. Truthfully, I do like Robinson's upside, and this is a massive opportunity for him. Scoop him up as a RB4, but he could easily be putting up RB2 or RB3 numbers quickly.

Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals

He's still owned in just 50 percent of leagues. I expect 65 percent or better by this time next week. Grab him before it's too late.

Larry Donnell, TE, New York Giants

Donnell may be one of the best tight ends on your waiver right now. Owned in just 22 percent of leagues, he's a low-end TE1 that has even more upside in PPR leagues. As lethargic as the Giants have been this season, Donnell has put up strong numbers in two weeks with 137 total yards and a touchdown through two weeks. Even if the Giants don't bounce back this season, Donnell will likely continue to be a safety blanket for Eli Manning. If you down own an elite tight end like Jimmy Graham or Julius Thomas, Donnell is worth plugging in on any given week.

Aaron Dobson, WR, New England Patriots

Dobson will likely be dropped throughout your leagues - at least among the 19 percent that own him. He had a rough return in Week 2, but the second year receiver still has a lot to prove. Dobson is worth a stash for a week or two as Tom Brady factors into his potential breakout season.

Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts

Bradshaw is owned in just 39 percent of leagues. The Colts will likely continue to give Trent Richardson opportunities to prove himself because they gave up a lot to acquire him, but it likely won't matter. Bradshaw will be the hot hand in Indianapolis as long as he's healthy and on the field. He has 181 total yards and two touchdowns through two weeks. He should be owed in all formats.


Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns

It feels odd having to put this out there: Gordon is still owned in 66 percent of leagues, and that percentage is simply too high. If you snatched up Josh Gordon hoping to look like a fantasy genius, the good news is it was a great pick up. The bad news is that Gordon isn't coming back until Week 12.

Gordon owners know this. I'm writing about him because it's time to let go. It's simply not worth eating up a roster spot for ten weeks only to plug him into your lineup a week before a fantasy Super Bowl you may or may not be a part of. He had a phenomenal 2013 season, but he's not a guarantee for fantasy dominance after a 12-week absence.

Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots

His ownership is falling, but I'm just reminding those that drafted him around his 14th round ADP: It's okay to drop him now. He isn't seeing the targets, and even if Amendola has one great game, I'd ignore him until he can show something consistent.

Hakeem Nicks, WR, Indianapolis Colts

Nicks is owned in 53 percent of leagues. Nicks is a great talent, but it's looking like Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton are truly the better options for both Andrew Luck and fantasy owners. Unless one of them suffers an injury, Nicks will be a scattershot play on any given week. His ownership is too high at this point. Don't hesitate to drop him for a more urgent need.


Owen Daniels, TE, Baltimore Ravens

Daniels had two touchdowns against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. Don't bother grabbing him. Daniels will find the end zone from time to time, and he has a history with offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak. That's all well and good, but Dennis Pitta will continue to be Joe Flacco's preferred option for the majority of the season.

James Jones, WR, Oakland Raiders

Look, I like James Jones. I've followed the Packers for my entire life, and I appreciate what he did in Green Bay. I'm not even going to say that Jones deserves a complete "ignore" in terms of your waiver wire. I'm just suggesting that you don't ruin you waiver wire priority over him.

Yes, he was targeted a ridiculous 14 times in Week 2. He put up an impressive 9-112-1 stat line in the process. That said, I just don't see Jones being a consistent option in fantasy. He's a 30 year old receiver, with limited athleticism, that benefited form a high octane offense in Green Bay.

I don't see Oakland enabling him to pick up where he left off in Green Bay. If you want to stash him, then by all means do so. Don't grab him expecting an answer at WR3 or better, at least not immediately. To put it simply, don't overreact on James Jones.

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