Welcome to the 2023 IDP Football Week 3 Waiver Wire!
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Robert Spillane, LB, Las Vegas Raiders (5% rostered)
I had to check this again. My eyes do not deceive me. For some reason, this guy isn't roaming many places and that's a huge mistake for IDP owners. He has an opportunity for playing time, no major competition, and will be ran at often by teams so you should grab him now. The Raiders have an obvious need at linebacker, and teams will attempt to run the ball. Expect Spillane to rack up some tackle numbers each week. He should continue to be a solid IDP option based on the way this team always finds itself being blown out and the team will want to run the time out. In two games so far, this monster has had 21 tackles, and 1 sack and should be owned everywhere.
Germain Pratt, LB, Cincinnati Bengals (25%)
Pratt is generally on waivers or a depth piece on someone's roster. He is starting to come into his own now so look for ways to aquire him if possible. Another solid week makes Pratt a solid linebacker especially when bye week comes up. Consider a LB2, that produces LB1 weekly upside. Pratt had 7 solos, and 3 assists in Week 2 He doesn't make many big plays but is a workhorse and has produced both weeks. Often an overlooked good player, he will likely produce greater than what it takes to acquire him.
Terrel Bernard, LB, Buffalo Bills (8%)
A late switch last week, the Bills decided to bench Tyrell Dodson for new permanent starter Terrel Bernard. For the second straight week, he has delivered.
Facing the Raiders, Bernard finished this game with 6 tackles and one huge interception. As long as he continues to produce, he is in a key position to succeed and generate points for needy owners in search of linebackers.
Expect the Commanders next week to be involved in more passing, due to the success Sam Howell had they might expect to open it up. This would be great news for the linebacker's stat line. If for some reason this player is still available, enjoy his production at great value.
— Summer Spain Spooner (@summerspooner) September 17, 2023
Camryn Bynum, DB, Minnesota Vikings (2%)
The Vikings are low-key rebuilding. Back-to-back solid games are proving that Bynum is a tackling machine. In week 2, Camryn Bynum had 6 solos, 9 assists, 1 TFL. During the Eagles game, he became the team's leading tackler and held his own against a run-heavy offense, that produced 259 yards and 3 TDs on his defense.
This is interesting because the team is now 0-2, and has been partially rebuilding this off-season. If the team goes full fire sale, I would surmise this 25-year-old to be in the future plans and receive even more playing time.
He now has 25 tackles in two games, including 10 tackles in week one.
Camryn Bynum got #ProBears NFL Week 2 action started Thursday with a career and game-high 15 tackles and his second career TFL in Minnesota's 34-28 loss at Philadelphia. None of those stops came on plays of more than 11 yards. Bynum has 25 tackles in his first two games of 2023. pic.twitter.com/izgsjIKcj7
— CalFootballPR (@calfootballpr) September 15, 2023
Denico Autry, DL, Tennesee Titans (4% Rostered)
He continues to be underrated despite putting up big stats week to week. Autry now has had 2.5 sacks, and 8 tackles, on the season. With matchups coming up against- the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, and Baltimore Ravens he could eat.
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