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BucDad's Fantasy Waiver Wire

Injuries were a major concern during Week 2 as Giants running back Saquon Barkley and Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton both go down for the remainder of the season while Panthers running back Christian McCaffery will miss the next 4-6 weeks with an ankle injury.


For many, players like Barkley and McCaffery are the whole damn fantasy team even though CMC is truly the only one mentioned that is week-in and week-out a threat. Below are a few waiver-wire options to help fill that void.


RB Joshua Kelley (LA Chargers): Week 3 vs Carolina Panthers

Yes, Austin Ekeler is the featured back for LA, but there's no reason to ignore the production from Kelley. During the first 2 weeks, Kelley has quietly mustered 124 yards and a touchdown on 25 attempts. The upside for Kelley is he has shown his strengths in the pass-catching department along with carrying the goal-line duties for the Chargers which in turn could be a positive pickup for fantasy owners in Week 3 against the Panthers as they have surrendered 65 points in the first 2 weeks of the season (Week 1: 34 points vs Las Vegas and 31 points during a Week 2 loss to Tampa Bay)



RB Jerick McKinnon (San Francisco 49ers): Week 3 vs New York Giants

With Coleman and Mostert going down during Week 2 win against the Jets, the 49ers return to Met Life Stadium for the second week in a row, and where a good chunk of their team fell to injuries due to what is being blamed on the turf conditions. It'll be interesting to see how things play out in those regards throughout the week and it should help give fantasy owners more of an insight on how the Week 3 game could happen. McKinnon through the first 2 weeks has recorded 121total yards and 2 touchdowns and this could a favorable matchup for McKinnon as the Giants have surrendered 138-yards on the ground through the first two weeks.



RB Dion Lewis (New York Giants): Week 3 vs San Francisco 49ers

With Saquon Barkley out for the season with a torn ACL, the Giants could be looking to backs, Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis. There were also talks of De'Vontae Freeman who was set to visit the Giants, but nothing was reported about a signing. Lewis and Gallman could indeed split carries, but look for Lewis to get a majority of the touches due to his familiarity with head coach Joe Judge and his "special teams turned head coach" playbook after rushing for 56 yards and a touchdown on 14 attempts.



WR Corey Davis (Tennessee Titans): Week 3 vs Minnesota Vikings

With AJ Brown out for a few weeks, Tannehill will be looking for wideout Corey Davis just a bit more. Granted Tennessee has a few other options, but the only one worth noting would be former Buccaneers wideout Adam Humphries, who was known for making clutch catches when needed. Outside of that, the Titans are limited in their air attack. It's worth noting that they still have a healthy Derrick Henry, but Davis could easily see a very productive next few weeks in regards to fantasy.



WR N'Keal Harry (New England Patriots): Week 3 vs Las Vegas Raiders

The Patriots seem to still have the same under-the-radar receivers on the roster. Since the signing of Cam Newton, there has been a whole new dimension added to the passing game as now there is a real threat under center seeing is how Newton can buy time in the pocket and that has absolutely helped N'Keal Harry's stock a lot this season. During a Week 2 loss to the Seahawks, Harry had 8 receptions for 72 yards. Even with Edleman being WR1, but Harry is worth a waiver wire pick up especially during the Patriots Week 3 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders which has 3 very young defensive backs starting that could easily become one of the best additions of the week.



Stay tuned Thursday for BucDad's Week 3 Start'Em/Sit'Em picks.

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