Our weekly fantasy football waiver wire takes a look at the top pickups for Week 3 of the NFL season. These players are available in many leagues and could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster, or simply just players to keep on your radar. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.

Running Backs

Bishop Sankey TEN | RB

I know it’s hard to be patient with guys like Sankey early in the season, but you need to try to keep this guy on your bench. The Titans drafted him to be their running back of the future and I fully expect him to be the man as they year goes on. Sankey is a talented running back and the Titans would be stupid to not get this kid more involved. (about 75% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Stevan Ridley NE | RB

After a slow start Ridley was dropped in a good amount of leagues, that appears to have been premature at this point though. It’s always tough to predict which New England running back is going to get the touches, but it looks like Ridley is gaining back the confidence of the coaching staff. At this point Ridley needs to be picked back up in all leagues. (about 70% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Knile Davis KC | RB

Jamaal Charles has a dreaded high ankle sprain and is going to miss multiple weeks. This makes Davis a must own in all leagues and if you have the number one waiver then you need to use it on him. Once Charles comes back Davis will go back to the bench, but he could be huge over the next few weeks. (about 25% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Donald Brown SD | RB

Ryan Mathews proved that him staying healthy last year was a fluke, because he is once again banged up with a multi week injury. Brown should take over close to the role that Mathews had and this should mean that he will have value in most leagues. I expect Danny Woodhead to get a few more touches as well, but Brown should take over most of the carries for the Chargers. (about 10% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Ahmad Bradshaw IND | RB

The Colts are using pretty much a full committee running back approach between Trent Richardson and Bradshaw, but I still think Bradshaw needs to be owned in more leagues. The Colts love to use him in the passing game and he should get enough overall touches to be relevant most weeks. There is also still the chance that he wins the job outright if Richardson starts to slip at all. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Danny Woodhead SD | RB

The Chargers running backs haven’t looked that great so far this year, but when you look at their opponents it’s not surprising. It’s a tough pull getting Seattle and Arizona for the first two weeks and their schedule is much easier looking forward. Woodhead is going to go back to his old ways and with Mathews out of the way for a few weeks this should mean a more touches for Woodhead. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Matt Asiata MIN | RB

Asiata looked decent in relief of Adrian Peterson and he is a must own until we know what the league is going to do to Peterson. There is still a chance that Peterson will receive a multi game suspension and this could mean that Asiata is more than just a one week wonder. All Peterson owners need to do what they can to get Asiata on their team as a backup plan. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Terrance West CLE | RB

There were varying opinions on who the guy to own was in Cleveland after the Ben Tate injury, but that question was answered Week 2. The Browns seem to trust West a bit more than Isaiah Crowell at this point and West should continue to be the lead running back. It’s going to be an even bigger mess once Ben Tate comes back, but until that happens West is the guy to own. (about 65% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Bernard Pierce BAL | RB

After fumbling Week 1 there was some doubt when it came to who was going to be the running back to own for the Ravens. At this point though it’s clear that Pierce has the upper hand and I was surprised to see how many leagues he is still available in. Pierce should have value for the rest of the season and he is well worth a solid waiver number if he is available. (about 60% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Jeremy Hill CIN | RB

Hill was drafted in almost all leagues, but after a quite Week 1 he was dropped by many owners. His role was increased Week 2 as the Bengals played with a lead and it’s clear that they will give him plenty of touches in some situations. The rookie running back is a talented player and he will be a great compliment to Giovani Bernard all season. (about 50% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Khiry Robinson NO | RB

With Mark Ingram out for about the next month this should mean more touches for Robinson. The talented youngster has a big upside and if he takes over the Ingram role he could have some solid value. Pierre Thomas scares me a bit when it comes to the overall value of Robinson, but I think the second year player should get a decent amount of work and potentially the goal line carries for the Saints. (about 20% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Bobby Rainey TB | RB

Whenever given the chance Rainey doesn’t disappoint and that held true Week 2 against the Rams. He touched the ball 25 times and he totaled close to 200 yards for the Bucs. At this point you have to wonder if Tampa Bay is going to keep him as their starting running back even after Doug Martin returns. (about 20% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Damien Williams MIA | RB

The Knowshon Moreno injury is going to open the door for Williams to have a role in the Dolphins offense. It’s clear that the Fins don’t want to give Lamar Miller a huge workload, so I expect Williams to get a decent amount of touches each week. The Moreno injury is going to keep him out for over a month, so Williams could be a decent temporary solution in deep leagues. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Alfred Blue HOU | RB

If the Texans keep giving Arian Foster the same workload that he has had in the first couple weeks, then it’s only a matter of time before he goes down with injury. With that being said if you are a Foster owner then you need to own his handcuff. At this point Alfred Blue appears to be the guy to own and he could be decent if Foster were to go down. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Wide Receivers

Andrew Hawkins CLE | WR

Hawkins continues to be a big part of the Browns offense and it’s surprising to me that more owners aren’t grabbing him. He has value in more than just PPR leagues and it looks like the Browns offense isn’t going to be as bad as expected. If you at all need help at receiver then you need to give Hawkins a look, he is better than the fantasy world is giving him credit for. (about 35% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Mohamed Sanu CIN | WR

With the injury to A.J. Green this should mean a huge role for Sanu next week against the Titans. Sanu looked good in relief for the injured Green Week 2 and I think he could be a great spot start if you need help at receiver. I doubt he will have much long term value though since Marvin Jones and Green are expected to come back after the Bengals Week 4 bye. (about 10% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Marvin Jones CIN | WR

Jones was on many sleeper lists before he got hurt during the preseason and it’s time to think about picking this guy back up. The Bengals offense has looked good so far this year and he could have solid value once he returns. As of now it looks like Jones will be back Week 5 after the Bengals bye. (about 20% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Brian Quick STL | WR

The Rams don’t have many weapons on offense, but Quick continues to be one of the only bright spots. In only two games he already has 18 targets and even though the Rams found a way to win Week 2, I expect they will be playing from behind for most of the season. This should mean plenty of junk yards for Quick as they play from behind in the second half of most games. (about 20% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Quarterbacks

Kirk Cousins WAS | QB

The RGIII injury will keep him out for over a month and this opens the door for Cousins to show us what he can do. There have been many Redskins fans wanting to see Cousins as the starting quarterback and they are about to get their wish. Cousins is a solid quarterback and it’s possible that he gets the Redskins offense going. (about 10% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Tight Ends

Delanie Walker TEN | TE

Walker had a monster game Week 2 and if you are one of the Vernon Davis owners looking for a tight end, then you want to check your waiver wire for Walker. The Titans have a decent amount of weapons on offense and I think they will put a points on the board this year. Walker has been around for awhile and he has never had a huge season, but it’s very possible that the 30 years old will have a career year. (about 75% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Niles Paul WAS | TE

Paul came up big for the Redskins Week 2 and it looks like he could be a big part of their offense moving forward. At this point players on the Redskins offense are dropping like flies and Paul took full advantage of the extra looks. He is a big target and it was clear the the new quarterback Kirk Cousins likes this young tight end. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Larry Donnell NYG | TE

Donnell is a big boy and he is proving to be one of Eli’s favorite targets. The Giants have always been a fan of having their tight end be a part of their offense and it’s clear that they plan on doing that with Donnell. The 6’6″ second year player out of Grambling State could be in line for a breakout year and I think he is worth a look in deeper leagues. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Defense/Special Teams

Cleveland CLE | DEF

The Cleveland defense was impressive Week 2 against the Saints and I like them at home against the Ravens Week 3. The Ravens have some weapons, but overall it’s an offense that I am not that afraid of. If you are looking for a pickup and play defense then I would give the Browns a look. (about 15% owned)
Recommendation: Worth a look as a pickup and play