Week 3 – Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups

Alright Machine loyalists, if you paid attention to us last week, you probably won.  Matt Asiata, Larry Donnell, and Jake Locker all turned in stellar performances.  So here’s your hookup for this weeks’ games.  Note, Knile Davis is obviously the pickup of the week, but he’s already owned in over 75% of leagues.  The Machine’s here to give you the under-the-radar guys that will put you over the top.

Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington (44%)

RGIII's pain is Kirk's gain.

RGIII’s pain is Kirk’s gain.

If you’re an RGIII owner and didn’t take our advice to grab Jake Locker, then take our advice and pick up Cousins.  Kirk, who some people think is better suited for Jay Gruden’s offense, showed that he can carry the Redskins.  Granted, he played against the Jaguars last week, but the numbers don’t lie:  22/250/2 and 0 ints.  Kirk chucked it 33 times last week, and we like his chances to have 30+ attempts again.  With RGIII out an indeterminate amount of time and some favorable matchups in the next few weeks, Kirk could slide in nicely for you and keep your team afloat.

Jared Cook, TE, St. Louis (17%)

Great matchup today.

Great matchup today.

It’s boom or bust in the TE market.  You either have Jimmy, Gronk, or Julius, or you have a revolving door of uncertainty.  It’s totally boom or bust, just ask Antonio Gates and Jason Witten owners.  But The Machine’s trying to add some clarity to the murky TE world, and we like Cook’s matchup against Dallas.  He’s a solid TE2, and should reach double digits in points.  As the Rams primary red zone option, he has a chance to sneak a touchdown in as well.

Justin Forsett, RB, Baltimore (47%)

We like Justin's chances to score against Cleveland.

We like Justin’s chances to score against Cleveland.

We’re surprised Justin’s available in more than half of Yahoo! leagues.  Sure, he’s splitting carries with Bernard Pierce, but very few teams don’t have a running back by committee.  With Baltimore though, there’s no clear cut favorite, which means that Justin and Bernard should each receive double digit touches week in and week out.  Forsett should have plenty of opportunity against Cleveland.  He’s a low end RB2 and is at least worth a spot on your bench.


When setting your lineup, make sure to…whatever, just enjoy.

1 thought on “Week 3 – Fantasy Waiver Wire Pickups

  1. Bonus pickup: Niles Paul, TE, Washington (40%) – Since RGE and Jordan Reed are I.R.BFF’s, the Redskins are left with the Cousin’s-to-Paul connection; exactly how the lesser Gruden envisioned it when he shook Satan’s….er, Dan Snyder’s…. hand.

    Paul… an athletic freak in his own right (former college WR)… has both usage (15 targets) and efficiency (185 yards/1 TD) going for him. As GK mentioned above, Washington will probably have to chuck the ball quite a bit today. With MeSean Jackson banged up, Paul should continue to gobble up targets. Stream with confidence!

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