Fantasy injuries and waiver adds for week 3
Welp… Hopefully you managed to survive a week brutal week 2 that saw countless injuries all across the league. From quarterback to running back, if you’re in need of some waiver adds or need some streaming options look no further as I will do my part to help you out bounce back in week 3.
Jimmy Garropolo (Shoulder)
Jimmy has had no problem thus far into the season filling in for Tom Brady as he was having himself a nice day throwing for 234 yards and three TD’s torching the Dolphins before he took a big hit in the 2nd quarter by Kiko Alonso knocking him out of the game. Garoppolo suffered a sprained right shoulder, and at the moment there’s no word if he’ll be starting in week 3. UPDATE: Garoppolo is listed as doubtful
Josh McCown (Shoulder)
Say what you want, but dating back to last year McCown has been a viable fantasy and real life quarterback. Before he was taken to the locker room in the first quarter McCown got to work early leading the Browns to a 20-2 lead.
Jay Cutler (Right thumb sprain)
Say what you want about Cutler, but at the end of the day the dude is tough as hell. After watching him take that first huge sack in their opening drive I told myself that Jay Cutler would end up being carted off before the game was over. Luckily for Jay it didn’t get to that point, although he did spend majority of the time running for his life. Jay Cutler ended up going down with a right thumb sprain. You’re not going to get much production out of your quarterback with that kind of protection.
Adrian Peterson (MCL)
Breaking news folks! Adrian Peterson really isn’t a cyborg and is actually a human being. It was announced on Monday that he suffered a torn MCL, but has yet to be announced if surgery is needed. AP will always be a freak of nature, but at 31 years old even AP might have to take time to heal with this injury.
Danny Woodhead (ACL)
Yet another heart breaking season ending injury for the Chargers in consecutive weeks. Woodhead has given his all for San Diego, and it is a shame to such a talented football player miss the rest of the season due to an ACL tear.
Julio Jones (Ankle)
Every time I watch a Raiders home game I always tell myself it’s just a matter of time before someone seriously injures themselves on that field. It’s ugly and doesn’t look safe at times. Fortunately for Jones he’ll be okay as his ankle continued to nag him going into week 2, and more than likely will follow him for the rest of the season. There are no signs of him missing week 3.
Arian Foster (Groin)
Arian only pulled his groin that was ripped apart last season causing him to have season ending surgery. If you’re a Foster owner hopefully he was your 4th or 5th option at the RB position.
Doug Martin (Hamstring)
Martin had a rough day gaining 23 yards on seven carries before he would miss the remainder of the game with a hamstring injury. At the moment it seems day-to-day, but not what you want to hear with Martin.
Thomas Rawls (Leg)
Rawls suffered a leg injury in which Pete Caroll later said that he was kicked causing him to have a contusion. Rawls should be back in no time, but he did lost 7 yards on seven first-half carries.
Doug Baldwin (Knee)
Baldwin missed two plays before returning back with a knee injury. It was encouraging to see him return. It doesn’t seem serious, but it is something I’ll monitor going into week 3.
Ameer Abdullah (Foot)
Ameer hurt his foot at the end of a 24 yard run in the second quarter. He was ruled out of the game immediately. Still waiting on the time-table for his return.
Jonathan Stewart (Hamstring)
For starters he was already entering week 2 with an ankle injury, and was later pulled out of the game due to a hamstring injury. Stewart is expected to miss 1-2 weeks.
Donte Moncrief (Head)
Moncrief suffered a scary head/neck injury from safety T.J. Ward. Immediately he was taken out of the game and did not see the field after that. No timetable has been issued at the moment.
Unfortunately we all hate seeing injuries, especially a long list like the one I just put out, but in fantasy the game doesn’t stop and the waiver wire is a gold mine for owners like you and me who need to look elsewhere when it comes to filling a position.
Waiver adds for Week 3
Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ QB- 374 yards, 1 TD in week 2. Fitzpatrick is a viable quarterback or fill in if you’re waiting on a guy like Brady to come back. Not to mention Fitz has the supporting cast in a very fantasy friendly offense.
Dak Prescott DAL QB- 292 yards, 1 rushing TD. Dak is only going to continue to improve and get more comfortable as the weeks go by until Romo is ready to come back.
Sam Bradford MIN QB- 286 yards, 2 TD’s. Bradford was surprisingly sharp on Sunday night, and made sure he got the ball to his best receiver. If Bradford can stay healthy he can be a sneaky add, and his schedule only lightens up going forward.
Fuzzy Whittaker CAR RB- 16 attempts 100 yards, 3 catches for 31 yards. He’s a nice fill in if you’re a Stewart owner, or need a fill in position for the coming weeks.
Kenneth Dixon BAL RB- He has yet to play, but with poor play from Forsett and Terrance West this is Dixons backfield for the taking. Get him while you can.
Matt Asiata, Jerrick McKinnon MIN RB’s- If you’re an AP owner then I’m confident you took McKinnon as your and cuff. If Not we’ll have fun getting in line and hopefully not losing out on a guy you should’ve had. Then again there is the TD vulture Asiata who’s worth an add.
Phillip Dorsett IND WR- Dorsett hasn’t proven himself just yet, but with Moncrief out he moves into the #2 WR spot.
Tyrell Williams SD WR- 3 catches 61 yards, 1 TD. He’s only going to improve. There’s no way he should still be on waivers.
Quincy Enunwa NYJ WR- 6 catches 92 yards. Fitzpatrick is spreading the field and Enunwa is taking advantage of the looks he’s getting.
Vance McDonald SF TE- 1 catch 75 yards, 1 TD. Yeah you can’t always depend on that kind of production, but I do believe in his talent and his ability to be consistent. It’s hard finding an elite or consistent TE to begin with. Vance McDonald is definitely worth an add.
Dennis Pitta BAL TE– 9 catches 102 yards. It is good to see Pitta back on the field healthy and in sync with his bff Joe Flacco. Those two a similar or the same chemistry as duo’s such as Romo/Witten, Rivers/Gates. So if that’s not enough to add him I don’t know what else is.