Even though Week 2 isn’t fully in the books, we are ready with our Week 3 waiver wire pickups for the 2021 season. I’m hoping that you don’t need any miracles for Monday Night Football, but there were certainly some surprises from the opening Week.
For this week, I’m moving over to ESPN for the rostered percentages (I can’t seem to get DST and Kicker information on Yahoo anymore?). All of these pickups are written in percentage, not priroity. Now, let’s get into them!
Matt Ryan (ATL) 37% rostered
The Falcons offense is built around the passing game. Which gives Ryan a good level of production to work with. That’s the good news. The bad news is that there is something that isn’t quite firing for the offense. Against a soft Giants secondary he could get his season back ontrack.
Derek Carr (LV) 17% rostered
Carr is back?? Well after the opening two weeks it certainly seems that way. The Raiders have trusted Carr to lead the offense and he hasn’t put a foot wrong. This past week against the Steelers (at Heinz Field) he threw for 382 yards and 2 TDs. Next week he faces a Dolphins defense that has struggled to repeat their performances from last season.
Teddy Bridgewater (DEN) 14% rostered
Bridgewater started out well in Week 1, and followed that up in Week 2 against Jacksonville. Yes, he may have faced some easy defenses, but you can only beat what is infront of you. Next week he faces the Jets, so another softer matchup
Others to Consider
- Kirk Cousins (MIN) 25% rostered
- Mac Jones (NE) 21% rostered
- Daniel Jones (NYG) 11% rostered (Only because he plays the Falcons)
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