2020 Fantasy Football Week 3 IDP Waiver Wire

by Bob Van Duser
2020 Fantasy Football Week 3 IDP Waiver Wire

Another week in the books and it's time to dive into 2020 Fantasy Football Week 3 IDP Waiver Wire! After a Week 2 that was ravaged by injuries, you're likely looking to fill some holes or strengthen your lineups if you avoided the injury bug.

Looking back at the 2020 Fantasy Football IDP Waiver Wire article from last week we did pretty well at seeking out players who were reliable starts for the week and can be mainstays in your lineup throughout the rest of the season! Most of them were able to make an impact and I believe some have the opportunity to see their role grow throughout the season.

The following is a list of players who have either managed to carve out a larger role than projected or have had their numbers called in case of injuries. These players project for larger roles going forward and can strengthen your squad or fill in for injuries.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 3 IDP Waiver Wire

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Jordan Fuller, DB (S), Los Angeles Rams

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Week 2 Stats: 9 Tackles (5 Solo)

As a Taylor Rapp fan and truther, this hurts me. I was hoping it was just a case of them easing Taylor Rapp back into things after missing time in the preseason. However, it's clear that rookie Jordan Fuller has played himself into a full-time role on the Rams defense. Fuller was one of the five Rams defensive players that never left the field.

The one concern I have is that it's possible that Rapp could fight to reclaim his role, leaving those that invest in Fuller to be let down. On the other hand, Rapp could continue to be a rotational player at best in this defense. That would ultimately make him drop-worthy in leagues with smaller rosters.

Fuller is a must-grab, especially in dynasty leagues. With fellow safety John Johnson likely to hit free agency next off-season, Fuller could see a meaningful role in 2021.

Kenny Vaccaro, DB (S), Tennessee Titans

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Week 2 Stats: 11 Tackles (10 Solo), 2 Tackles for Loss, 1 Sack, 2 Passes Defensed

Talk about stuffing the stat sheet my, oh my. Vaccaro has been a decent Fantasy option over his career which left me fairly surprised when I saw him available in several of my IDP leagues.

My guess is that seeing a highly rated front seven ahead of him can cause people to worry that there's not enough to go around. In some cases, this can lead to a player having a lower weekly floor. However, Vaccaro's skill and talent as a ballplayer offer up an incredible weekly ceiling.

Vaccaro is a high priority add for me.

Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB, Washington Football Team

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Week 2 Stats: 15 Tackles (10 Solo), 1 Forced Fumble

Kevin Pierre-Louis has been a backup and special teams regular up to this point in his career. However, it seems he may have found his groove in this fresh stint with Washington.

Whether it be due to injury or a well-earned role, Pierre-Louis has played 98% of the team's defensive snaps through two weeks. As it stands, he's not a high priority add for me. However, he is someone I'm looking at especially if I'm hurting at linebacker.

My sole concern for Pierre-Louis is the impending return of Cole Holcomb and quite possibly Reuben Foster. However, if he's healthy and maintaining this level of play, it might not matter. Washington is likely to face a favorable game script with most teams electing to run against them rather than pass which will provide ample tackling opportunity for this LB group.

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Rashan Gary, LB/DL, Green Bay Packers

Week 2 Stats: 4 Tackles (2 Solo), 1.5 Tackles for Loss, 1.5 Sacks

Rashan Gary was a first-round pick in 2019 for the green and gold who saw very little playing time in his rookie season. Part of that was due to injury. A much larger part was trying to find him playing time behind studs Zadarius Smith and Preston Smith. Mike Pettine, the Defensive Coordinator of the Green Bay Packers, also runs a very complex defensive scheme that takes a lot of time to develop an understanding of.

I am a Packer fan and I'll be the first to say I hated this draft pick. Between what was available and the needs we had elsewhere I thought it was not only a reach but a wasted pick. After a year in the system and in the NFL, Gary looks great - not only physically but within the system as well.

I really like Gary as an add in leagues where he's DL eligible. As a linebacker, he's a weaker play unless either of the Smiths miss time.

Sheldon Richardson, DL, Cleveland Browns

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Week 2 Stats: 6 Tackles (4 Solo), 2 Tackles for Loss, 1 Sack

Sheldon Richardson put on one of the best games he's had in a while on Thursday night. His best games are probably behind him, but he's an easy grab as a depth piece who you can stream against bad offensive lines.

He's not a high priority add for me as I think his production will be based heavily on the matchup he faces. Whether you have a deep bench or you're facing injuries, he's a guy that can help you as a streaming option.

New York Jets, DL, Quinnen Williams

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Week 2 Stats: 2 Sacks, 2 Tackles for Loss, 7 Tackles (4 Solo), 1 Forced Fumble

Quinnen Williams finally showed off some of the talent that got him drafted at third overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. He stuffed the stat column in Week 2 and was a lone bright spot for the wayward Jets team.

After dealing with a high ankle sprain throughout most of 2019, Williams looks ready to go in the early stages of the 2020 season. Williams has a high draft pedigree paired with great college production.

As a second-year player he could prove to be a great addition in Dynasty. He is a high priority add for me.

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