Week 2 of 2022 fantasy football the season is almost in the books! And it’s time to improve our lists for Week 3. Let’s take a look at the best Week 3 draft picks you want to give up and the targets fantasy managers should consider adding to their rosters.
Note: All percentages listed are from Yahoo.
In the 3rd week, it is planned to cancel the wires | Quarterbacks
Jared Goff, Detroit Lions (22% on roster)
The Lions offense looks pretty, pretty, pretty good. Jared Goff threw for 256 yards and four touchdowns in the shootout with the Chiefs.
Next week’s game against the Vikings could be another win. Goff is a viable QB streamer next week and a potential long-term replacement for whoever loses Dak Prescott or Trey Lance. It costs 3-5% of the FAAB rate.
Carson Wentz, Washington Commanders (50% on roster)
It took a negative game script and 46 passes, but Carson Wentz posted his second straight QB1 performance. Wentz completed 30 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns.
Commanders can’t seem to stop anyone on defense. Wentz could find himself in situations where he has to throw a lot. Barring a tough matchup against the Packers in Week 7, Wentz looks like the starting QB1 for the foreseeable future. He is worth 5-8% of the FAAB rate depending on your quarterback needs.
In the 3rd week, it is planned to cancel the wires | Running backs
Tyrion Davis-Price, San Francisco 49ers (8% of participants)
With Elijah Mitchell on the shelf, we weren’t sure how the 49ers backfield would turn out. Jeff Wilson led the way with 14 carries. However, the next man up was Tyrion Davies-Pryce. He himself saw 14 wagons.
While TDP wasn’t too efficient, managing just 33 yards, it’s clear that if something were to happen to Wilson, Davis-Price would be the primary back. It is worth a speculative rate of 3-5% FAAB.
Raheem Mostert, Miami Dolphins (43% of participants)
I was stunned to see the instant split between Raheem Mostert and Chase Edmonds. Watching the game live, it seemed like it was all Mostert. In fact, Mostert only played three more snaps than Edmonds.
Although playing time was similar, Mostert outshot Edmonds 11-5 and outshot him 3-2. Mostert looked good doing it too. He carried the ball 11 times for 51 yards.
Mostert isn’t as available as most of the guys on this list, but he’s still out there a lot. It costs 10-15% of the FAAB rate.
JD McKissic, Washington Commanders (23% of roster)
Now I remember that I remember that this is the rear of the commanders. Antonio Gibson had 40 snaps and JD McKissick had 34. Gibson saw four targets. McKissick saw seven. The swingy McKissick also caught all seven for 54 yards.
McKissic will always depend on the game script, but there is value in that if you can predict it. Whenever the Commanders play from behind, McKissick will be useful. At least it belongs on more fantasy lists than it does now. It costs 7-12% of the FAAB rate.
Darrell Williams, Arizona Cardinals (3% in the lineup)
At this point, we don’t know the severity of James Conner’s injury. Darrell Williams’ name is mentioned here because fantasy executives should at least be aware of the fact that he would be worth picking up in case Conner slips at any point.
Williams carried the ball eight times for 59 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals’ overtime win over the Raiders. He appears to be Conner’s direct stand-in, while Ino Benjamin’s role is still a change of pace regardless of who the caller is.
If Conner misses even a couple of weeks, Williams is probably worth about 15-20% of the FAAB rate.
In the 3rd week, it is planned to cancel the wires | Wide receivers
Noah Brown, Dallas Cowboys (1% in stock)
Serving as the Cowboys’ WR2, Noah Brown caught all five of his targets for 91 yards and a touchdown. He also looked pretty good doing it.
Now, the Cowboys could be without Dalton Schultz for a while. It is not yet clear if Michael Gallup is going to return. Cooper Rush looked competent and likely has a relationship with Brown from the other team.
Fantasy managers needing a wide receiver should consider a small FAAB bid on Brown in the 3-5% range.
Jahan Dotson, Commander Washington (42% on the list)
Terry McLaurin was the Commanders lowest scorer for two consecutive weeks. Freshman Jahan Dotson led the team in sacks and route running this week. Even though he still only saw five targets, he found the end zone again.
Dotson’s performance was too good to ignore. It’s clear that targets will follow playing time. Dotson rate is worth 18-22% FAAB.
Jacoby Myers, New England Patriots (35% on roster)
I’m stunned that a real team’s WR1 is available. Jacoby Myers is the same guy he’s been the last two seasons. He won’t win you any matchups, but he’s a very serviceable weekly WR3/Flex.
Meyers led all Patriots pass catchers in sacks, route runs and targets (13). He caught nine of them for 95 yards. Fantasy managers should be willing to bet 12-17% FAAB on Myers.
Josh Palmer, Los Angeles Chargers (27% of participants)
Keenan Allen will likely be back next week, making Josh Palmer out of the question. However, every time he was promoted to the WR2 role, Palmer proved himself a worthy Flex play. It happened again last Thursday. Palmer caught four of eight targets for 30 yards and a touchdown.
The likelihood of either Allen or Mike Williams missing another game at some point is high. Palmer will be a viable starter if that happens. It costs 5-8% of the FAAB rate.
Sterling Shepard, New York Giants (10% of roster)
In his second game back from a torn Achilles, Sterling Shepard didn’t have as good a game, but he looked more comfortable and was a bigger part of the offense.
Shepard led all Giants with 10 targets and tied for the team lead in sacks and route runs. David Sills and Shepard were the obvious starters for the Giants. Everyone else basically rotated behind them without a clear cut WR3…except for Kenny Golladay who played all two snaps because Brian Daboll is a great coach.
Shepard’s roster percentage will exceed 75% for several weeks. Come in now. It costs 10-15% of the FAAB rate.
Garrett Wilson, New York Jets (20% on roster)
Some might think that Garrett Wilson is the Jets WR1. He… not yet. But it goes. Wilson is just so talented.
The first-round pick caught eight of 14 targets for 102 yards and two touchdowns. It is safe to say that he has arrived. I can’t imagine that Robert Saleh can justify not increasing his number of shots.
Wilson still only completed 61% of his snaps, well behind Corey Davis’ 55. However, he ran two more routes than Davis. And, well, the aim was not close.
Maybe things will change when Zach Wilson returns, but Wilson should be on the roster everywhere. It costs 30-40% of the FAAB rate.
In the 3rd week, it is planned to cancel the wires | Tight ends
Tyler Conklin, New York Jets (2% on roster)
With CJ Uzoma out, Tyler Conklin was the tight end for the Jets…literally. Conklin replayed every snap. He was second on the team in targets with nine and caught six of them for 40 yards. Those are great TE1 numbers.
Fantasy managers could certainly do worse than Conklin. It has a decently high target minimum and won’t give you zero. Also, there is a reasonable landing advantage. It costs 3-5% of the FAAB rate.
Evan Engram, Jacksonville Jaguars (20% of roster)
The tight end position is a wasteland. Evan Engram…not scary. He played 70% of the snaps against the Colts, ran a route on just over half of his snaps and led his team in targets with eight. If you don’t have an elite tight end, you will make seven catches for 46 yards from your tight end.
Engram should be considered a back end TE1 and is worth 5-7% of the FAAB rate.
Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders (13% on roster)
Logan Thomas isn’t quite there yet, but he’s getting there. He completed 73% of his throws and caught three of five targets for 37 yards and a touchdown.
It’s only a matter of time before Thomas becomes the weekly back end TE1 he was last season. If Carson Wentz is playing well, Thomas should be on more rosters. It costs 8-10% of the FAAB rate.
Week 3 waiver wire pickups: Garrett Wilson, Jakobi Meyers, and Raheem Mostert are priority adds