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Week 3 Waiver Wire

QBs

  • 1. David Carr (HOU) - The Texans won't always be pretty to watch, but Carr will put up solid numbers in this system. He played well in this blowout and finished with 217 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INTs. He completed 22 of his 26 pass attempts and made great decisions with the football. He is a solid #2 and should be picked up off of waivers if he is available.
  • 2. Byron Leftwich (JAC) - The Jags are committed to the pass and run a 3WR, 1 RB base offense. Leftwich looked very good against the Steelers and threw for 260 yards as he completed 26-39 pass attempts. He has a very good match-up with Indy in week 3 and is a great pickup and start play on Sunday.

RBs

  1. Michael Turner (SD) - Turner took over in garbage time and ran for 138 yards on 13 carries.  He has scored or topped 100 yards in each of the team's 1st two games and would be a #1 fantasy back should anything ever happen to LT.  If he is on waivers get him immediately because no backup RB has nearly as much potential as The Burner
  1. Ron Dayne/Sam Gado (HOU) - Dayne led the Texans with 11 carries and picked up 37 yards.  Gado had just 3 carries and but racked up 36 yards.  One of these two will likely end up as the featured back in Houston and are worth a look on the waiver wire.

WRs

  • 1. Jerricho Cotchery (NYJ) - One of my better deep sleeper calls, Cotchery has emerged as a bonafide weapon for the Jets. He caught his 2nd TD in as many games and led NY with 6 catches for 121 yards and a 71 yard TD. If he is still on waivers, add him to your squad.
  • 2. Reggie Williams (JAC) - Williams was the primary target for Byron Leftwich in week 2 and led the Jags with 8 catches for 95 yards. He was on the field for almost every offensive snap in the team's 3WR set and was very involved in the gameplan. He had a solid week one with a TD catch and is also a very nice bye week plug in against Indy this week.

TEs

  • 1. Desmond Clark (CHI) - The Chicago TE is clearly an integral part of the Bears' passing attack as he hauled in 5 catches for 85 yards and a TD. If he is on the waiver wire add him to your team unless you are loaded at TE. He has topped 75 yards and recorded 5 catches in each game this year and that is serious production from the TE spot.

Ks

  

  • 1. Nate Kaeding (SD) - The Chargers will move the ball all year long and he should get plenty of chances, especially when they play it conservatively on 3rd and long with Philip Rivers. He was 4-4 on FGs this week and also knocked in 4 XPs. He is a great target if your kicker is struggling.

 

DEF

  1. Atlanta Falcons (ATL) - The Falcons have yet to give up a TD in 2006 and have a favorable match up with the Saints in week 3.

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