Waiver Wire is our weekly look at players available in many leagues that could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster, or simply just players to keep on your radar. We’ll be here all season to let you know which players to watch, who to ignore, and most importantly, who to pick up. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.

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Daniel Thomas MIA | RB

Thomas looks to be the real deal. He had a solid week 2 and even a better week 3. Not only is Thomas a must add, but he could end up being a top 15 back this year. He got off to a slow start in the preseason, but he has clearly turned things around. (about 70% owned)

Ryan Grant GB | RB

Right when it looks like Starks is going to take over this job, then here comes Grant. Grant had 6 more carries than Starks, and he averaged about 5 yards per carry more. To add insult to injury Starks lost a fumble which could hurt his amount of touches moving forward. (about 70% owned)

Bernard Scott CIN | RB

With Benson potentially having to serve a 3 game suspension, this could open the door for Scott to get some carries. He has always been productive when given the chance, but the Bengals always seem to want to limit his touches. If Benson is out this may force the Bengals to see if Scott can handle the load. If Scott plays well there is even a chance he gets an expanded role in the Bengals offense. (about 15% owned)

Stevan Ridley NE | RB

It might be a little early to be calling Ridley a must add, but I really like his upside. He was impressive during the preseason, and he was clearly the most productive back week 3 for the Patriots. Ridley is a gamble, but he is the perfect guy to stash on your bench and just see what happens. (about 5% owned)

Eric Decker DEN | WR

Decker is quickly becoming one of Orton’s favorite targets, and Royal might be out of a job when he comes back from his injury. Decker was targeted 12 times week 3, and he hauled in 7 catches for 48 yards. In a standard league I don’t think he has a ton of value, but he is worth a look in all PPR leagues. (about 75% owned)

Kendall Hunter SF | RB

I love it that I get to talk about Hunter and it’s only week 4. Gore hasn’t looked that good this year, and now he is battling an ankle injury. Hunter might get a chance to start if Gore misses any time, and I think Hunter has potential to put up huge fantasy numbers. Gore is only averaging about 2.5 yards per carry, and so far this year he hasn’t looked like the Gore we are used too. (about 10% owned)


David Nelson BUF | WR

Even after all the hype that Nelson got last week he is still only owned in about half the leagues. Nelson didn’t disappoint week 3, he caught 6 balls for 84 yards, and I love his potential moving forward. Fitzpatrick continues to impress, and it looks like Nelson is one of his favorite targets. (about 50% owned)

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Torrey Smith BAL | WR

Smith had is national breakout party week 3 and he is going to get picked up in a ton of leagues. There are however a couple things to consider before you run out and snag him. He was filling in for Lee Evans, so there is no guaranteed playing time in his future once Evans is healthy. Also, Smith suffered a hamstring injury late in the game that might play a factor week 4. He is an exciting young receiver, but there are still too many question marks around him for me to consider him a must add. (about 10% owned)

Tampa Bay TB | DEF

Tampa has been ok on defense up to this point, but they have a good chance to put up some fantasy points against the Colts. The Manningless Colts played pretty well against the Steelers, but they scored most of their points on turnovers. I think the Bucs D is a solid pickup and play for week 4 if you don’t like your defensive matchup. (about 10% owned)

Denarius Moore OAK | WR

The Raiders expect Ford to come back next week, which could limit how much time Moore is on the field even further. Moore has proven however that he needs to have the ball in his hands. I still think he has limited value with everyone healthy, but it looks like the Raiders are going to find ways to get him involved. (about 55% owned)

Nate Washington TEN | WR

Another big name bites the dust. With Britt out for the year Washington is going to be asked to do a lot more for the Titans. He had a great week 3, and he should get a lot of targets moving forward. It seems like Washington has been around forever, but he is still only 28, and he should be a serviceable fantasy receiver for the rest of the year. (about 30% owned)

Brandon Gibson STL | WR

The Rams passing game has been a bit of a mess so far this year, but Gibson could emerge with some fantasy value. This his is 3rd year in the league and the breakout potential is there. If you are desperate for a wide receiver then Gibson could be a decent gamble. (about 10% owned)

Antonio Brown PIT | WR

In leagues that count return yards I think Brown needs to start getting some attention. He has proven to be fairly consistent in the passing game, and he handles all of the return duties for the Steelers. Brown has big play potential, and I think the ball will be in his hands enough to give him value in some leagues. (about 20% owned)

Andre Caldwell CIN | WR

The status of Jerome Simpson is currently up in the air, and if he were to miss any time then Caldwell would be the beneficiary. He will not have a ton of value, but could be a decent plug in once bye weeks roll around. (about 5% owned)

Brian Hartline MIA | WR

Hartline continues to get no love in the fantasy world, but he is currently a top 35 fantasy receiver. He is one of the most consistent WRs in the league, and is worth a look in deeper PPR leagues. I am not expecting huge things from Hartline, but I don’t think 75 catches and close to 1,000 yards is out of the question. (about 5% owned)

Mike Kafka/Vince Young PHI | QB

With Vick banged up it looks like there is a good chance he will be out week 4. If you are in a deeper league or a 2 QB league then you need to consider picking up Kafka or Young. If Young is health enough to go then he will probably get the nod, but it’s too early to tell at this point. (about 5% owned)

Keep an Eye on

Victor Cruz NYG | WR

Cruz looked amazing filling in for Manningham week 3, but at this point I don’t recommend using a roster spot on him. He should be good for some big plays here and there, but if Manningham and Nicks are both healthy then we just don’t see Cruz getting enough targets. (about 5% owned)

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