Alex the Great’s Week 3 Recap


At first glance, this week’s waiver wire seems like a B movie at best. Most fantasy players would leave the wire alone this week. But smart fantasy players take a week like this and prepare for their bye-weeks. Think long-term. Give your team some depth.

A word of caution. Chris Thompson has made a name for himself this season. The Redskins’ tailback is averaging a ridiculous 13 yards per touch and is coming off a game where he erupted for 150 yards receiving and a score on six receptions and picked up 38 yards on the ground on eight carries. Don’t let this production fool you. The numbers are not sustainable and he is not even the starting running back. Sell high on Thompson.

Wendell Smallwood of the Philadelphia Eagles will be the main beneficiary of the recent season ending injury to fellow back Darren Sproles. He will mainly operate as the passing and third-down back and is worth the add, especially in PPR formats to fill those bye-week needs.

Jamaal Charles of the Denver Broncos and rookie Matt Breida of the 49ers are sneaky hand-cuffs at the running back position. They are currently operating behind two often injured feature backs and having one of these guys on your roster as a stash will pay dividends down the stretch. The most intriguing tailback stash must be D’Onta Foreman. The Texans rookie has seen back to back games of double digit touches and is operating behind a sluggish Lamar Miller. Not only does Foreman have stand-alone fantasy value, but if something were to happen to Miller, Foreman is an automatic top-10 RB1.

Wide receivers are a dime a dozen in fantasy football. There is a lot of talent at this position and after this past week there are a few more wide outs trending upward. New York Giants receiver Sterling Shepard, Seattle’s Paul Richardson, Mohamed Sanu of the Atlanta Falcons, and Josh Doctson of the Washington Redskins all had great games this past week and will fill your roster spots nicely as we approach the start of bye weeks.