Our weekly fantasy football waiver wire takes a look at the top pickups at each position for Week 3 of the 2018 NFL season. Many of these players are still available in a majority of leagues and could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster. Others might be worth stashing on your bench or are simply just players to add to your watch list. With that in mind, here’s a list of players should you consider adding to your squad for Week 3.
For a more in-depth look at the players on this list, watch our our Week 3 waiver wire video.
Top QB pickup: Andy Dalton (30% owned)
Dalton turned in an impressive performance against the Ravens in Week 2 completing 24-of-42 passes for 265 yards and four touchdowns. He has looked good in his first two games this season, passing for six touchdowns and just one interception. With A.J. Green, John Ross, Tyler Boyd, and a healthy Tyler Eifert, he has a strong supporting cast and should maintain upside QB2 value. He’ll look to stay hot on the road against Carolina in Week 3.
Top RB pickup: Giovani Bernard (30% owned)
Joe Mixon will miss 2-4 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, making Bernard a priority add in all leagues where he is available. Bernard rushed the ball six times for 27 yards and caught four passes for 15 yards the Bengals’ Week 2 win over the Ravens. Bernard will likely be the team’s unquestioned lead back and is a worthy starter as long as Mixon is out.
RB priority list: Giovani Bernard (30% owned), Matt Breida (65% owned), Phillip Lindsay (70% owned), Austin Ekeler (45% owned), Aaron Jones (65% owned), James White (65% owned), Giovani Bernard (30% owned), Corey Clement (25% owned), Javorius Allen (10% owned), Chris Ivory (5% owned), Corey Grant (5% owned), Malcolm Brown (5% owned)
Top WR pickup: Kenny Golladay (65% owned)
Golladay continued his hot start to the season with six catches for 89 yards and a touchdown on nine targets in Week 2. He showed flashes of potential last year as a rookie, but struggled to stay healthy. He is now in the midst of a sophomore breakout and is emerging as more than just a big-play threat. While he may not sustain weekly volume competing for targets with Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, and Theo Riddick, the Lions’ poor rushing attack should continue to create plenty of opportunities in the passing game.
WR priority list: Kenny Golladay (65% owned), Keelan Cole (50% owned), John Brown (30% owned), Quincy Enunwa (65% owned), DeSean Jackson (50% owned), Antonio Callaway (10% owned), Dede Westbrook (20% owned), Geronimo Allison (35% owned), Chris Godwin (40% owned), James Washington (5% owned), Tyler Boyd (5% owned), Calvin Ridley (25% owned), Willie Snead IV (5% owned), Albert Wilson (5% owned), Tavon Austin (5% owned)
Top TE pickup: O.J. Howard (70% owned)
Howard caught 3-of-4 targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs’ Week 2 win over the Eagles. Most of the yards came from a 75-yard catch and run for a touchdown. While his six targets through the first two games are a bit concerning, Howard has played 88 snaps, while Cameron Brate has played just 38. Howard has some streaming appeal in a Week 3 against the Steelers, who served up a pair of Travis Kelce touchdowns in Week 2.