2023 Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire

by Dylan Clemons
2023 Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire

Hello Fantasy nerds! NFL Week 1 has wrapped up, which means it is to discuss the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire!

What a wild ride Week 2 was. Puka Nacua kept up his scorching hot play against the 49ers, Drake London bounced back with a touchdown. Plus, the Cincinnati Bengals are 0-2  after Lamar Jackson and the Ravens took it to them. It was a great week, but now we need to start by preparing for Week 3.

I will be here every week helping to decipher what players are one-week surprises and which players can add value to your squad moving forward.

In this article, we will be targeting players on the waiver wire who are under 50% owned on the FantasyPros consensus roster percentage.

At this point in the season, you need to make sure you aren't overreacting to a small sample size. I am here to help with that. Now let's jump into the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire!

2023 Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire

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Top Waiver Adds

*Editor Note: Jerome Ford is a clear top add. Dylan wrote this article before the injury occurred to Nick Chubb on Monday Night.

Roschon Johnson, RB, Chicago Bears  (33.5% Rostered)

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This Bears offense is in shambles at the moment. They need to get back to the simple things and start running the ball more, and not just with their quarterback Justin Fields. D'Onta Foreman was a healthy scratch for the Bears and Roschon Johnson was elevated to number two in the backfield.

Through two games Khalil Herbert has outsnapped Roschon Johnson 59-51. However, according to fantasydata.com, Johnson has a higher fantasy points per 100 snaps rate, which is a great sign for Johnson. this is only Week 2 ladies and gentlemen. The rookie is already making his presence felt, and it is only going to grow.

Johnson averaged eight yards per carry last game, and has seen nine targets through two games. This week the only way the Bears will be able to be in this game is if they slow it down and keep Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs offense off the field. I look for the Bears to lean on both running backs moving forward and Johnson needs to be rostered.

Zack Moss, RB, Indianapolis Colts (41.3%)

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Zack Moss may not be on your waiver wire as he sits just under 50% rostered. However, I need to eat my words. I said Zack Moss wasn't a fantasy factor on the Fantasy Six Pack YouTube channel. I was 100% wrong and I'll own that.

Moss played 98% of the Colts' snaps in Week 2 against the Texans which you hardly see any longer. He produced as well getting 18 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown. Plus he also saw four targets through the air through the air for 16.7 fantasy points.

Moss is the clear-cut guy in the backfield for the Colts as they head into Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens. I should add a disclaimer that if Jonathon Taylor is not traded he will be back after Week 4. But if you are hurting at RB, throw a claim on Moss and plug him in your lineup.

Justice Hill, RB, Baltimore Ravens (36.8%)

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I will start this out by saying both of these running backs from Baltimore need to be rostered. I would rather have Gus Edwards, but he is rostered in too many leagues. But that doesn't mean I don't like Justice Hill.

Hill found the end zone twice scoring in Week 1 but had just eight carries for nine yards and 12.9 fantasy points. In Week 2 Hill was more efficient on the ground getting 11 carries for 41 yards, and saw three targets he just didn't score. Hill did however play more snaps than Gus Edwards 43 to 32. His next three opponents include Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. None of those matchups are scaring me away from rostering Hill.

Josh Reynolds, WR, Detroit Lions (8.2%)

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Through two games Josh Reynolds is the number two target in this Detroit Lions offense. He is only three targets behind Amon-Ra St. Brown 16-13 through two games. There was a time when we thought the rookie Jahmyr Gibbs could be that guy. Gibbs does have a 16.7% target share after seeing nine targets this week but Josh Reynolds' is just under a 20% share.

Amon-Ra St. Brown looks to be dealing with a toe injury as we flip the script to Week 3. That bodes well for both Reynolds and Jahmyr Gibbs this week as they take on the Falcons. This Lions offense is legit and with Jameson Williams being out until after Week 6, I expect Reynolds to keep up that target share at least until then.

Tutu Atwell, WR,  Los Angeles Rams (27.5%)

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All of the hype from this Rams team is going straight to Puka Nacua and rightfully so. However, Tutu Atwell has quietly put together a great first two weeks as well. He is the WR18 without scoring a touchdown through two weeks. Atwell has done it on the back of catching 13 of his 17 targets as the primary slot receiver in this offense.

This Rams offense is much better than anybody anticipated as Matthew Stafford has thrown for over 300 yards in each game in a couple of tough matchups in theory. The Rams travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals this weekend, which we'd like to think should lead to a lot of volume for the Rams wide receivers. I expect Atwell to keep up the good work in Week 3 as well.

Hunter Henry, TE, New England Patriots (44.5%)

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With the tight end position the way that is you have to chase volume, and that is what Hunter Henry is getting in this New England Patriots offense. Through two games has seen 13 targets on a 13.5% target share.

What we love to see the most from Henry is that he has played 85% of the snaps for the Patriots thus far this season. I don't think anybody saw that coming with Mike Gesicki on the roster as well. However, they have found a way to make them both work.  We have seen time and time again that Henry is the red zone favorite for Mac Jones and it has become clearer as Henry has scored in each game.

The matchup for Henry this week is very solid as well taking on the New York Jets. The Jets have allowed 11 receptions on 13 targets and two touchdowns to the tight end position this season. Henry needs to be a waiver priority for tight-end needy teams.

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