NFL Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire – Top Picks

09 / 20 / 2022 By Jacob Shrader

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  1. Tua Tagovailoa, MIA
  2. Carson Wentz, WAS

I told you to pick up Wentz last week, hopefully you listened. Wentz has a great supporting cast around him. Terry Mclaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Jahan Dotson are all solid pass-catchers. The line is solid and Logan Thomas is dependable. Wentz is a top 10 fantasy QB in 2022. 

Much was made of Tua and the Dolphins this offseason, with critics calling it a “make-or-break” season for the third-year pro. Tua and the Dolphins are playing even better than expected. Tyreek Hill got loose twice last weekend, and Waddle is great in the slot. Tua might not be available in your league. If he is, pick him up and start him. 


  1. Mark Ingram, NO
  2. Samaje Perine, CIN

Who knows how long Alvin Kamara will be out for. The Saints made it clear last weekend that Ingram is still the go-to replacement, this should make him an RB2/FLEX play until Kamara is back and healthy. 

Perine is a safety play, especially for Mixon owners. I worry about Mixon, especially from an injury perspective. He is averaging about 30 touches per game behind a terrible offensive line. If I am a Mixon owner, I am looking to offload him after two solid, but not great performances. 


  1. Van Jefferson, LAR
  2. Nelson Agohlor, NE

Van Jefferson is likely to come back from injury soon. He was a staple of the Rams’ offense last year, especially on deep passes. Stafford likes Jefferson, and he will likely have made some progression in the off season. A potential injury to Kupp, Robinson, or Higbee gives Jefferson WR2 potential. 

Nelson Agohlor caught six passes for 118 yards this past weekend. The Pats offense looked good, and Agholor is a veteran presence. I wouldn’t start him immediately unless you need to, but he could put together a solid season with a few standout performances. 


  1. Evan Engram. JAX
  2. Logan Thomas, WAS

Engram never really played well in New York, but looks to be showing significant improvement in Jacksonville, along with a higher target share. He has strung together two solid performances, and is a great TE option who is not touchdown dependent. 

Thomas has had quite the NFL career, starting as a QB and throwing an 81 yard TD pass to Andre Ellington, before transitioning to TE. He is one hell of an athlete, but don’t forget about his injury history. He is a solid part of the Washington offense, but a bit too dependent on TDs at this point in time. I would stash and hold if you have the roster space. 


  1. Eagles
  2. Chargers

Big Play Slay is back! I had a lot of fun watching that MNF game, as I have always been a fan of Slay. With that being said, the Eagles defense is almost always good in fantasy. If no one in your league knows that, you do. 

The Chargers are playing Jacksonville this weekend, making them a solid start. They also put up OK numbers against two solid offenses in the Chiefs and Raiders. 


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