This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.
If there's any consolation to last weekend's wave of injuries, it's the bitter satisfaction in knowing that just about everyone got a taste of what it's like to lose a lynchpin of their roster: "and so the universal thump is passed round, and all hands should rub each other's shoulder-blades, and be content."
The primary edition of the NFL Waiver Wire runs Tuesdays, and already provided a number of options that can be used to plug the holes that injuries have created in one's roster. This Thursday edition provides a more extensive dive into the free-agent pool. Even if you've lost as big a name as Saquon Barkley or Courtland Sutton for the season, there's reason to persevere and maintain hope. As early as Week 3, the waiver wire is still abundant with intriguing options.
The list below includes players rostered in no more than 50-55 percent of Yahoo leagues and is listed in order of preference based on half-point per reception scoring and a 12-team league. Depending on your league's scoring and roster settings, certain players might warrant higher consideration than what is listed. Each player's listed roster percentage is based on Tuesday's Yahoo statistics, to give a general sense of availability for a given week.
Ryan Tannehill, Titans (46 percent) - Tannehill has been a fairly reliable QB1 since mid-2019, and he's on pace to throw the ball significantly more in 2020. A healthy A.J. Brown (knee) should at some point join emerging weapons Corey Davis