2022 Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire Stashes

by Herms
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The pressure is on as we enter Week 3, and we're here to help at Fantasy Six Pack. This article will examine some of the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire Stashes you need on your rosters.

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It's fair to say this season has already had its ups and downs, but hopefully, some of the names on this list will be the difference between a win and a loss.

If you've been reading past editions, perhaps you beat your league mates to the San Francisco backfield, picked up wide receiver Greg Dortch of the Arizona Cardinals, or solved your quarterback problem with Carson Wentz already.

2022 Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire Stashes

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Top Quarterback Adds

Jared Goff, QB, Detroit Lions (41% rostered Yahoo / 27.3% rostered ESPN)

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Truth be told, the Lions' offense has looked far better than I had anticipated it would. More specifically, Jared Goff's QB10 overall start to the season has been quite the revelation. This week, he takes on a Minnesota Vikings defense that has allowed the eleventh-most points per game to quarterbacks so far this season, per Pro Football Reference. To make matters even better, Goff and the Lions get the god-awful Seattle Seahawks in Week 4. Speaking of Seattle...

Marcus Mariota, QB, Atlanta Falcons (16% rostered Yahoo / 19.3% rostered ESPN)

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If you're looking for more of a streaming option, the Falcons are on the road to face the Seahawks on Sunday, a defense that ranks third-worst in the league per PFF and has also allowed back-to-back top 15 quarterback performances according to FantasyData. He may not be the most appealing option, but with his upside in the rushing department and easy matchup, he's worth the stream.

Top Running Back Adds

Brandon Bolden, RB, Las Vegas Raiders (1% rostered Yahoo / 1.3% rostered ESPN)
Zamir White, RB, Las Vegas Raiders (12% rostered Yahoo / 5.5% rostered ESPN)

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As of this writing, the latest on Josh Jacobs is that he's not traveling with the team en route to their game against the Tennessee Titans, per Paul Gutierrez of ESPN. [UPDATE: Jacobs is travelling to Nashville per Levi Damien, still listed as questionable]

Running back Ameer Abdullah is also worth mentioning here as an option, but Bolden or White would be the two players to look at as the Jacobs replacement. Bolden had himself a nice Week 1 performance due to his receiving acumen but missed last week's game with a hamstring injury. White, the rookie out of Georgia, is more of the in-between-the-tackles runner that I would anticipate carrying the bulk of the load and the one I'd prefer to pick up.

Raheem Mostert, RB, Miami Dolphins (56% rostered Yahoo / 57.7% rostered ESPN)

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This player is above the 50% rostered threshold I normally like to hold myself to in this column, but Mostert seemed to make teammate Chase Edmonds disappear last week in their game in Baltimore. Just look at the split of the Dolphins' workload. Given Mostert's connection to head coach Mike McDaniel dating back to their days in San Francisco, it's worth keeping tabs on this. Put Mostert on your bench if he's still available in your league.

Top Wide Receiver Adds

Richie James, WR, New York Giants (2% rostered on Yahoo / 1.1% rostered ESPN)

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I mentioned this behind the paywall of the regular waiver wire column, but I figured it would be worth spilling here too. To date, James is neck-in-neck with Sterling Shepard thus far for the Giants' team lead in targets. While it's certainly mind-numbing to see that Brian Daboll and the Giants won't use Kadarius Toney, considering how explosive he looks whenever he gets the ball,  but we don't react to what we think a team should be doing.

The fact of the matter is that James is the 1B to Shepard's 1A. James being the WR41 in PPR to this point is rather impressive and perhaps worth seeing where it goes as a bench stash that could be in your flex spot sooner rather than later.

Greg Dortch, WR, Arizona Cardinals (13% rostered Yahoo / 5.4% rostered ESPN)

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I'm adding this again, one more time, and then I won't bring it up again. For the third straight week, Dortch is a good stash and currently sits at WR21 overall in PPR on the season. The Cardinals are still without DeAndre Hopkins and Rondale Moore, and as long as the opportunity exists, Dortch will keep being a quality option.

Breshad Perriman, WR, Tampa Bay Buccanneers (2% rostered Yahoo / 4% rostered ESPN)

In order to actually be helpful, I'll add a third player to this section. With Mike Evans serving a one-game suspension stemming from an altercation against the Saints last week and Chris Godwin already ruled out per the team's injury report, Perriman becomes an intriguing option for fantasy managers. Historically speaking, Perriman has been effective in games in which the Bucs are without Mike Evans. My friend Jeff Bell of Footballguys can take it from here:

Top Tight End Adds

Tyler Conklin, TE, New York Jets (19% rostered Yahoo / 10% rostered ESPN)

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Don't look now, but Conklin is currently ranked tied for fourth in the league in targets among tight ends per FantasyData with the likes of Travis Kelce through two games. With a 16% target share in the Jets offense to date, Conklin is a worthy volume play that could very well answer your tight end concerns if you haven't figured out an alternative yet.

Irv Smith Jr., TE, Minnesota Vikings (54% rostered Yahoo / 35.7% rostered ESPN)

After a quiet Week 1 outing, Smith Jr. absolutely balled out in Monday night primetime in Week 2 with a performance good enough for a TE4 finish in PPR scoring per FantasyData. Should this type of usage persist, the Minnesota tight end would certainly be in "league winner"-type consideration.


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