This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.
At Week 3, we're starting to get a better idea of playing time and usage trends. That makes it a bit easier to determine players who truly have the chance to enhance our fantasy rosters. As a result, I've tried to cut this list down yet still provide plenty of options to consider. As a reminder, any player covered in the traditional waiver wire column will not appear in this article.
Kirk Cousins vs. Seahawks (30 percent)
Cousins has taken advantage of two favorable matchups to head into Week 3 as QB10 in terms of points scored. He'll draw another positive game where he'll go more regularly to the air as Seattle figures to rack up points against the Vikings' defense.
Derek Carr vs. Dolphins (35 percent)
Carr has produced 12 completions of 20 yards or more, a mark only Tom Brady has matched. Perhaps even more impressive is the fact those performances came against Baltimore and Pittsburgh, whose defenses have already stalled the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. Miami is yet another fairly stingy D, and the absence of Tua Tagovailoa could make this a slow-paced and low-scoring contest. At the same time, it's difficult to question what Carr has accomplished to this point.
Matt Ryan at Giants (35 percent)
Ryan has endured a tough start to the season, as has the entire Falcons offense. However, he'll draw what appears to be his best matchup against the Giants, who have allowed 287.5 passing yards