Having a good fantasy draft sets a team up really well, but most of the time to win a fantasy football league, acquisitions need to be made during the season. Each week there are several players worth exploring on the waiver wire. Here are five players to add in fantasy football week 3. (Note: These are best used for standard scoring leagues. All players are owned in less than 50 percent of ESPN leagues)
1. Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Redskins
For any thinking week 1 may have just been a fluke, McLaurin put up some big numbers again in week 2. He has 10 catches for 187 yards and two touchdowns so far. This past week he had five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown. He has more than earned a roster pickup.
McLaurin is a deep-play threat that Case Keenum has hit a few times and missed a few times. He is still worth the pick up. McLaurin is owned in just 41 percent of ESPN leagues.
2. Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Hardman was a candidate to be picked up last week after Tyreek Hill was injured in week 1. So far this season, Hardman has 12 fantasy points, all coming in week 2. He has had to split targets with other Chief wide receivers, but Harman likely has the best upside moving forward as he gets more comfortable in the offense.
Demarcus Robinson had a better game than Hardman in Kansas City’s first week without Hill. He is one to watch out for as well, but the Chiefs took Hardman in the second round because they intend to use him. He is owned in just around 38 percent of ESPN leagues.
3. Demarcus Robinson, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
As mentioned, Robinson has stepped up this season in Hill’s absence. He has seven catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns in two weeks. He really stepped up in week 2, which gives some reason for optimism going forward.
Robinson and Hardman will likely battle for touches, but both are worthy of an add this week. In ESPN leagues, Robinson has an ownership percentage of just 1.1 percent.
4. Frank Gore, RB, Buffalo Bills
Devin Singletary may have the flash, but the Bills have shown that they want to give Gore a lot of touches as well. That is for good reason, as Gore had a big game this week with 19 rushes for 68 yards and a touchdown.
To add to his short-term value, the Bills play the Bengals this week, who rank dead last in fantasy points allowed to running backs. He should score a lot in week 3. He is owned in 16.4 percent of ESPN leagues.
5. D.J. Chark, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Gardner Minshew may be starting at quarterback for the Jaguars, but he is doing a capable job. D.J. Chark has played well in both of the two games for the Jaguars. He has 11 catches for 201 yards and two touchdowns for the season.
If Chark can help Minshew stay in the groove, he is worth a roster spot in most leagues. He is owned in just 22.2 percent of ESPN leagues.