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Mike Wallace is worth a look this week.
Mike Wallace is worth a look this week.
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The Wire: NFL week 3 fantasy football advice

Which waiver wire quarterback should you be looking at this week?
Sep 20th 2016, 2:00 PM 3,891 5

THE WAIVER WIRE in NFL fantasy football is something of a crapshoot as you’re making decisions of the future of your franchise based, mostly, on the limited sample size of the previous weekend.

However, in The Wire, we hope to steer you right and look at not just previous production but the upcoming match-up.

Don’t blame us if it all goes horribly wrong though.

Quarterback

Dolphins Patriots Football Ryan Tannehill is a better for your fantasy franchise than he is your real-life one. Source: Charles Krupa/AP/Press Association Images

Pick Up – Ryan Tannehill

He was disappointing in the opening half against the Patriots but Ryan Tannehill is still averaging 18 points per game this season and is available in about 80% of leagues.

Worth a punt - Marcus Mariota

The Titans quarterback has been disappointing so far ranking 17th of the 36 quarterbacks who have taken a snap so far. However, this week he faces an Oakland Raiders defence that has already given up 70 points and over 1,000 yards. Cash in.

Ignore – Case Keenum

This probably doesn’t need saying but some of you might expect Keenum to finally throw a touchdown this week as he faces the 29th ranked Buccaneers defence. Don’t even think about it.

Running Back

Panthers Whittaker Football Fozzy Whittaker should be best avoided this week. Source: Mike McCarn

Pick Up - Isaiah Crowell

Through the first two weeks, Crowell has been a top-10 fantasy running back and is still available in about 30% of leagues. If he is owned, the likelihood is that he’s not being started so put in a trade offer.

Worth a punt – Tevin Coleman

Despite only being the back-up running back on the Falcons, Coleman is averaging 15 points a game and faces a Saints defence this week that gave up big fantasy numbers on the ground in week one.

Ignore - Fozzy Whittaker

Whittaker is available in most leagues but, while decent against the 49ers, is not a three down back and will likely be sharing snaps with Cameron Artis-Payne against a very, very good Vikings defence.

Wide Receiver/Tight Ends

Ravens Browns Football Mike Wallace is worth a look this week. Source: Ron Schwane/AP/Press Association Images

Pick Up – Stefon Diggs

Probably because his quarterback went down before the season even started, but Diggs is available in nearly 20% of leagues and, if yours is one of them, get that waiver claim in ASAP.

Worth a punt – Mike Wallace

Wallace is quietly having himself a decent start to the season averaging 19.5 points per game. Available in over 35% of leagues, he faces a Jaguars secondary this weekend that has proven inept at defending the pass this season.

Ignore - Corey Coleman

The Browns receiver has been a revelation in his first two games but, with the likelihood that Cleveland could be starting their third quarterback in as many games this weekend, it might be best to avoid the rookie.

The42 Weekly Fantasy Update

Through two weeks of the season and you lot are proving to be quite good at this fantasy lark.

In week one, we had three teams across the four leagues finish on 132 points with Stephen Van Loon‘s ‘Team Van Loon’ coming out on top in the tie-breaker with 11 touchdowns scored.

Week two was also won with 132 points, this time it was Dara O’Brien‘s ‘South Circular Clampers’ who was way out on his own.

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