Week 3 Waiver Wire Hot List
As the Week 4 waiver wire gets set to open up, let’s take a look at some of the key players you should be targeting this week:
Dustin Keller, TE, New York Jets: Keller’s Sunday night performance (6-98-2) gives him a ridiculous two-week total that consists of 13 receptions for 213 yards and three touchdowns. He’s clearly become quarterback Mark Sanchez’s favorite target. If Sanchez stays hot, Keller could finish the year as a top-five tight end.
Louis Murphy, WR, Oakland Raiders: With Jason Campbell out of the picture, Murphy has emerged as quarterback Bruce Gradkowski’s go-to-guy. Since Grad took over in Week 2, Murphy has hauled in 11 receptions for 210 yards and one touchdown. There will be some inconsistent weeks here, but Murphy brings some nice upside to the table.
Brandon Lloyd, WR, Denver Broncos: Several receivers have stepped up in Denver so far this season, but Lloyd has been the best and most consistent of the bunch. He’s averaging 12.6 fantasy points per week (standard scoring) and is coming off his biggest game of the year (6-169-1).
Peyton Hillis, RB, Cleveland Browns: Jerome Harrison may have officially lost his job with the way Hillis played on Sunday. The former Denver Bronco rolled up 144 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries against a very tough Baltimore run defense. If this guy is still available, get on him now.
Mike Wallace, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: I know this one is a long shot, but with the way the Steelers offense looked heading into Monday, there’s a decent chance that Wallace could be available. He put on a show in Week 3 (3-100-2), but the real fireworks will come when Big Ben returns in Week 6.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Buffalo Bills: Whether or not the Bills are giving Lynch the workload to drive up his trade value is irrelevant. The bottom line is that he’s currently getting the most carries out of the three Buffalo running backs and is producing better numbers to boot. Should some other team acquire him, his stock will soar even higher.
Lance Moore, WR, New Orleans Saints: Be very cautious here. Yes, Moore looked awesome on Sunday against Atlanta (6-149-1) but he only posted four targets and three receptions prior to Week 3. Remember, quarterback Drew Brees loves to spread the football around to his arsenal of weapons. There will be some inconsistent weeks here.