In today’s Fantasy Life Newsletter we recap Aaron Jones MNF explosion, share the top waiver adds of the week, and round up Cooterdoodle’s favorite tweets. It's 9/21. Take it away, Peter Overzet…
There’s the Aaron Jones we know and love. The Packers beat the Lions 35-17 last night behind Jones’ massive four TD game. Along with the touchdowns, he finished with 67 yards rushing, 6 receptions, and 48 receiving yards.
On the Lions side of the ball, Jamaal Williams didn’t quite get the revenge game he likely wanted, but still split playing time equally with D’Andre Swift. T.J. Hockenson was solid per usual leading the team with 9 targets and finding the end zone. Quintez Cephus is emerging as the top WR in Detroit.
Read on below for the top pickups in fantasy leagues for Week 3, as well as a roundup of all the biggest injuries.
🛒 THE TOP WAIVER WIRE ADDS
Rotoviz’s Sam Wallace lists his top waiver wire targets for Week 3, as well as the percentage that they are currently rostered in ESPN leagues. Take it away, Sam...
- Tony Pollard (RB - 38.6%) - When it comes to the best pure handcuff, I can think of no one better than Pollard. Ezekiel Elliott rarely affords touches to anyone else but that seems to be changing. In Week 1, the stout Tampa Bay defense limited the Dallas backfield, but in Week 2, both Elliott and Pollard topped 10 carries, and each found the end zone. Pollard has been more efficient and explosive with his opportunities.
J.D. McKissic (RB - 42.0%) - In a thrilling Thursday Night Football matchup, McKissic vultured a short rushing touchdown on one of his four rushing attempts and reeled in five of six targets for 83 yards. He broke out in a big way last season and averaged 8.6 targets per game from Weeks 9-17. Like Pollard, his availability will depend on the depth of your league.
- Cordarrelle Patterson (RB - 7.7%) - Patterson can seemingly do it all. He scored both on the ground and through the air in Week 2 and has 21 touches through two weeks. Patterson and fellow running back Mike Davis have seen extensive action in both the running game and the passing game as the Falcons look to generate some consistent offensive production.
- Rondale Moore (WR - 19.3%) - Moore was highlighted last week, and there’s a good chance he tops the 50% owned mark by this time next week. The explosive playmaker led the Cardinals in targets and scored his first career touchdown in a thrilling Week 2 victory. His line of 7-114-1 (on eight targets) gives us a glimpse of his weekly ceiling on one of the most up-tempo offenses in the league.
- K.J. Osborn - (WR - 1.1%) - I’m recommending Osborn for a second consecutive week due to his second consecutive impressive performance. He scored his first NFL touchdown on a 64-yard strike in the first quarter. Osborn has racked up 15 targets, 167 yards, and a score through two weeks. He may be the third receiving option for the Vikings but he is firmly entrenched in the weekly game plan.
- Hunter Renfrow (WR - 6.3%) - The third-year veteran is averaging eight targets per game through two weeks and has averaged over six targets per game since Week 12 of last season. Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards may be more flashy names but Renfrow is quietly leading the receivers in targets. He is worth a look in PPR leagues.
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🚑 THE INJURY WARD
* Darrell Henderson’s status for this week’s matchup vs. the Bucs is uncertain due to his rib cartilage injury, but it doesn’t sound super serious. Sean McVay on the injury: “We want to give him as much time as possible to get as healthy as possible. This is something that if the pain subsides then we will be confident to be able to utilize him.”
* 49ers RB JaMycal Hasty will miss multiple weeks with a high ankle sprain. Elijah Mitchell is day-to-day with a shoulder injury. Trey Sermon suffered a concussion. Trenton Cannon is currently the only healthy back on the roster, so the team will look to add some bodies this week.
* Carson Wentz has not one, but two ankle sprains and Colts coach Frank Reich says it’s too early to tell what his status is for Sunday at Tennessee.
* Texans rookie WR Nico Collins will miss 3-4 weeks with a shoulder injury. There isn’t much production to go around here outside of Brandin Cooks, but Chris Conley and Anthony Miller should see some more playing time now.
* Derek Carr (ankle) underwent an MRI yesterday and is officially questionable for Sunday vs. the Dolphins. Head coach Jon Gruden said, “I think he’s going to be able to play.” Josh Jacobs remains “very questionable” according to Gruden.
* It sounds like Laviska Shenault is going to be okay:
* Dolphins coach Brian Flores says QB Tua Tagovailoa is “day-to-day” with his rib injury. Will Fuller returned to the team yesterday after missing Week 2 due to an undisclosed personal matter.
* Zach Ertz was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
🐦 COOTERDOODLE'S FAVORITE TWEETS
- Pete Overzet