Each week during the NFL fantasy football season, FST brings you our Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups, which breaks down players available in many fantasy football 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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Mikel LeShoure DET | RB

I have been talking about taking a gamble and adding LeShoure to your bench for weeks now, so hopefully you took my advice. It looks like the Lions are ready to hand LeShoure a heavy workload, and as long as Best stays out with his concussion issues then LeShoure should have a ton of value. On that offense I really don’t think it’s out of the question for LeShoure to be a top 20 running backs from here on out. (about 60% owned)

Daniel Thomas MIA | RB

The injury to Reggie Bush doesn’t look that terrible, but I think it’s still time to make sure Thomas is owned in your league. So far during his short career he has shown some signs of greatness, but for the most part he has battled injuries. I am still a Daniel Thomas believer, and I think if he could have decent value if he is given another chance to handle the load, and if he can stay 100% healthy. (about 15% owned)

Tashard Choice BUF | RB

I wouldn’t use any type of good waiver number to pick up Choice, but I do still think he is worth an add in all leagues. With Spiller and Jackson now hurt for the Bills, they will look to Choice to carry the load. Since he is only going to be a temporary solution I would only roster him if you need short term help, or if the team you are playing this week could potentially play him against you. Sometimes it’s a good idea to pick up guys that have temporary value even if you don’t plan on playing them. (about 10% owned)

Rashard Mendenhall PIT | RB

The Steelers have their bye next week, but there is a great chance Mendenhall will be ready for game action week 5. The Steelers running game so far this year has been nothing amazing, and I think there is a great chance that Mendenhall takes back over the starting gig. It’s always hard to say exactly how a player will come back from a major knee injury, but I think Mendenhall is well worth a roster spot at this point. (about 65% owned)

Ryan Williams ARI | RB

Williams finally got things going week 3 against the Eagles, rushing for over 6 yards per carry and throwing in a reception as well. The most important stat for Williams though is that he didn’t fumble this week. He lost a fumble each of the first two weeks, and if he is going to get an expanded role on the Cardinal offense he is going to have to learn how to old onto the ball. Beanie Wells is currently banged up with a toe injury, and this could be the window Williams needed to try to take over as the featured back. (about 40% owned)

Arizona ARI | DEF

The Cardinals have been one of the biggest surprises this year, and their defense is a big part of why they have had success. The Cardinals over the next four weeks play Miami, St. Louis, Buffalo, and Minnesota, all of which have mediocre offenses. I almost never put defenses in the must add list, but I think the Cardinals are just that in this case. If you are at all looking for a defense then I would grab Arizona if they are available, I wouldn’t even call you crazy if you decided to use your waiver on them. (about 40% owned)

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Titus Young DET | WR

After an extremely slow start to the season Young finally go things going for the Lions. I really liked Young coming into the year for a number of reasons. I don’t have that much faith in the rest of the Lions receivers, and with all the attention that Calvin gets this should leave a lot of single coverage for Young. I expect him to continue to impress, and I think he will end up having a solid overall season. (about 50% owned)

Jacquizz Rodgers ATL | RB

Turner looked a lot better week 3, so I don’t expect there to be a changing of the guard for the Falcons anytime soon. However, I still think Rodgers is worth an add in most leagues because of his value in PPR leagues. He caught 5 passes against the Chargers and he was also able to find the endzone. As long as Turner is healthy I don’t expect huge things from Rodgers, but he should still have value in most PPR leagues. (about 55% owned)

Daryl Richardson STL | RB

I have been saying it all year, I think this is the year that Jackson breaks down. We are already starting to see it happen, and this would open the door for Richardson to have huge value. He has looked great so far this year averaging almost 6 yards per carry, and almost 8 per catch. He is the clear cut backup to Jackson, and at some point this year Richardson is going to be a hot pickup. So I say you stash him on your bench now so you don’t have to fight to claim him of waivers. (about 25% owned)

Andrew Hawkins CIN | WR

It’s always hard to tell early in the year who is for real, and who is a one hit wonder. At this point it looks like Hawkins could be the real deal. He has a touchdown in each of his last two games, and I see no reason why he will not continue to be a big part of the Bengals offense. Another thing I really like about Hawkins is they are starting to use him in the running game as well. He is a speedster with a huge upside, and the Bengals are going to find a way to get the ball in his hands. (about 25% owned)

Kyle Rudolph MIN | TE

The second year tight end out of Notre Dame continues to impress this year. Rudolph has been compared to Jimmy Graham, and it’s easy to see why. He already has 13 catches and 3 TDs on the short season, and I think he continues to put up big numbers for the rest of the year. If you are at all upset with your current tight end situation then it might be time to start thinking about a swap. (about 40% owned)

Dennis Pitta BAL | TE

I wasn’t a complete believer in Pitta after week 1, but after three straight solid games I really like him as a tight end pickup. He has been one of Flacco’s favorite targets so far this year, and with the Ravens offense looking good Pitta could have a great year. I might be getting a little ahead of myself, but with Boldin getting older and Smith being more of a big play guy, the Ravens are going to need to look at Pitta for the short to mid range routes. (about 30% owned)

Akeem Ayers TEN | LB

The Titans second round pick from 2011 is off to an amazing start this year. He already has 36 total tackles, and he has thrown in a sack as well. He is a guy that is certainly worth owning in deeper IDP leagues. The coaching staff for the Titans even plan on using Ayers as a pass rusher a decent amount this year, so look for him to get plenty of tackles and probably some sacks as well. (about 10% owned)

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T.Y. Hilton IND | WR

The Colts rookie receiver had a breakout game against the Jags week 3. He only had a few catches, but he turned those 3 catches into 113 yards and a TD. I am not expecting Hilton to have an amazing year and I don’t think he will be consistent, but I also don’t think this will be his only big game this year. The young man out of Florida International was the Colts 3rd round pick in 2012, and he and Luck could have a nice future together. (about 5% owned)

Bilal Powell NYJ | RB

At this point I think we all need to keep a close eye on Powell. Shonn Greene has been very unimpressive to this point this year, and it looks like Powell is starting to take some of his carries. I don’t think Greene’s job is in danger, but it is a bit concerning for Greene owners to see Powell get such a large chunk of the carries. I would take the wait and see approach for Powell, but if he keeps averaging more yards per carry than Greene then it might be time to scoop him up. (about 5% owned)

Rod Streater OAK | WR

With Heyward-Bey a bit banged up this could open the door for Streater to get more targets. The Raiders passing game isn’t the best, but there should be plenty of targets to go around. Streater has been involved with the passing game each week so far this year, and his numbers should go up if Heyward-Bey misses an extended period of time. (about 5% owned)

Shaun Draughn KC | RB

The Chiefs might be forced to look to their rookie running back to help share the load with Charles. Hillis and McCluster got hurt week 3, and the Chiefs should limit the touches for Charles since he is coming off of knee surgery. With limited touches this year Draughn has great yards per carry averages, and he has been involved in the passing game as well. I don’t think he is worth a roster spot in many leagues, but I think he might be the guy to own if you are looking to handcuff Charles. (about 15% owned)