Sept 23, 2012; Landover,MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) dives to gain yardage against the Washington Redskins during the first quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-US PRESSWIRE

Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

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We are lucky enough to have a guest Fantasy Football Writer this week while Sal tends to some family matters.  Corinna Evans from Aerys sports Roar Black and Teal was kind enough to provide some waiver wire suggestions. Follow Corinna @RoarBlackNTeal


It’s only the 4th week of the NFL season, yet it seems  Fantasy Football starters are dropping like flies. If it’s not your running back tearing his ACL in one league, it’s your wide receiver with a foot injury in the other.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Luckily for you, when one door closes another one opens. Here are just a few suggestions for players you need to pick up on this week’s waiver wire if you are suffering from serious injuries on your fantasy football team.


Andy Dalton (CIN) – Owned in 87.4% of leagues

If you are struggling in the QB position, you need to jump on Dalton immediately. In just three games he has averaged 289 passing yards, with six touchdowns & only three interceptions. Next week he travels to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars mediocre defense. With two 300 yard games already under his belt this season, chances are we could be seeing another one.

Running Back

Daniel Thomas (MIA) – Owned in 57.8% of leagues

With Reggie Bush out for 3-4 weeks, there are a lot of people scrambling to replace that hole in their lineup. Thomas is just the answer you were looking for. He finished yesterday’s game with 19 carries for 69 rushing yards with a touchdown to top it off. Even though the Dolphins couldn’t pull out the win in OT, Thomas is clearly a great replacement for Bush.

Tashard Choice (BUF) – Owned in .3% of leagues

It’s no surprise that Choice is probably only owned on his own fantasy team before this weekend’s performance. With CJ Spiller & Fred Jackson on the depth chart, no one expected Choice to receive legitimate playing time this season. That was until the two star running backs were injured, leaving Choice to take on the rushing work load. In Sunday’s game he had 20 carries for 91 yards. This is just the beginning for the running back that could see some serious playing time this season.

Wide Receiver

Ramses Barden (NYG) – Owned in .7% of leagues

Fantasy owners are feeling the pain from Hakeem Nicks foot injury. It’s not clear how serious the injury is or if he will miss any more time this season. However, if you are looking to fill a void in the wide receiver slot, Barden is a great option and should be available in almost every league. Barden has nine catches for 130 receiving yards on Thursday versus the Panthers.


Tight End

Heath Miller (PIT) – Owned in 27.5% of leagues

For me the tight end position is always hit or miss; so if you have an under-performing TE, it’s time to pick up Heath Miller. With four touchdowns in three games, it’s clear this TE is putting up some serious points this season & will be an intricate part of the Steelers offense.

Kyle Rudolph (MIN) – Owned in 17.1% of leagues

Another TE to pick up while he is still available is the Vikings TE Rudolph. In just three games he has managed to score three touchdowns. In Sunday’s game versus the 49ers he had five catches for 36 yards with two touchdowns.

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