Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Watch Week 3: Garrett Wilson has Arrived

Sep 19, 2022
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Watch Week 3: Garrett Wilson has Arrived

As a refresher, The Drop List consists of players who are rostered in at least 50% of Yahoo leagues and are no longer must-have assets, recommended additions are available in over 50% of Yahoo leagues, the Watch List contains in-depth notes on fringe waiver adds, and Deep Cuts includes player notes on those rostered in five percent or fewer of Yahoo and FFPC leagues.

The Drop List

Dak Prescott’s (thumb surgery) initial timeline remains “6-8 weeks” with team doctors reportedly eyeing the maximum absence, presumably putting Prescott back on the field following the team’s Week 9 bye. In shallower leagues with few bench spots and no IR, I’m fine parting with Dak rather than rostering a second QB through November.

Elijah Mitchell (MCL) will reportedly miss "about two months", which logically keeps him sidelined through San Francisco's Week 9 bye. I'm comfortable dropping him for Tyrion Davis-Price as an apples-to-apples trade on waivers in shallow leagues that do not have an IR slot.

The Seahawks failed to run 50 plays in both games to start the year, leaving no volume for any of the team’s running backs to succeed in their current three-headed committee. On Sunday for example, Travis Homer (45%) out-snapped both Rashaad Penny (41%) and Ken Walker (24%) while Penny handled just six carries to Walker’s four. You can’t start any of them in this environment.

Buffalo must have forgotten it used Isaiah McKenzie from the boundary at times during the preseason because, without Gabriel Davis (ankle) on Monday night, it was Jake Kumerow who started and ran the second-most routes on the team. I'm completely fine dropping McKenzie for any of the top six receivers ranked below since he merely split routes 20-17 with Jamison Crowder.

Cole Kmet’s route participation on 80% of Justin Fields’ dropbacks does not matter for fantasy since the Bears have totaled just 28 pass attempts through two games, averaging nearly as many plays per game (48.5) as Seattle (48). I would shed Kmet for any of the tight ends ranked below.

Henry’s touchdown-or-bust outlook in this particular offense is not worth rostering given New England’s median pass play rate from neutral game script (16th-overall) and inability to punch it in with just 24 total points through Week 2. Note that Henry’s route participation additionally plummeted from 83% in Week 1 to 60% (to Jonnu Smith’s 33%) on Sunday.

Maybe nothing comes of keeping Kadarius Toney stashed even though his snaps increased from seven (12%) in the season opener to 28 (38%) in Week 2. But I refuse to drop him for at least one more week since Kenny Golladay could be on his way out of New York after running two empty routes and emptying his locker post-game.

Overall Top 10

1. Garrett Wilson

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