NFL Waiver Wire: Week 3 Pickups

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 3 Pickups

This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.

Week 2 was a big injury weekend with several fantasy starters getting hurt. The two biggest injuries being to Christian McCaffrey (out 4-6 weeks) and Saquon Barkley (out for season) while the 49ers were the team that collectively got hit worst. Let's get right to take under consideration this week. Spoiler alert: there are plenty of running backs to acquire this week.

This columns is geared toward "standard" 12-team leagues and based upon a $100 free-agent budget. Please adjust for your league based on both the number of teams (I'm in a 24-team league, for example) and remaining budget.

Quarterback

PRIMARY TARGETS

Gardner Minshew, JAC - Minshew has a short week playing against the Dolphins on Thursday night. Miami just gave up 417 passing yards and four touchdowns to Josh Allen, and both Xavien Howard and Byron Jones are playing at less than 100 percent health. Minshew has looked excellent to start the season, scoring 22.6 and 30.9 fantasy points in his first two games. There's a good chance he's better than whoever you have on your bench as the backup to your starter FAAB: $5-$10

SECONDARY TARGETS

Justin Herbert, LAC - This might look like a bit of an odd pick given that it appears Tyrod Taylor will start once he's healthy. According to coach Anthony Lynn, Tyrod is the starter and there's a reason Herbert is the backup. However, outside of a "rookie" interception, Herbert moved the ball well Sunday in his debut, finishing with 311

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