Fantasy football: Week 3 waiver wire, streamers and starts


Well that happened. Week 2, or as I like to call it, Fantasy Armageddon, was one of the most ruthless we’ve seen, a flaming carnival of misfortune for all involved. Sunday’s injury devastation left no fantasy player unscathed. The remarkable carnage included season-enders to Saquon Barkley and Courtland Sutton with perennial league-winner Christian McCaffrey, chunk-gainer Raheem Mostert, Drew Lock (for the two-quarterback and superflex crowd) and Parris Campbell each slated to endure absences. Packers target hog Davante Adams and Niners marksman Jimmy Garoppolo enter Week 3 with similarly dire injury outlooks.

Whether Sunday’s rash of injuries was the result of poor field conditions (the 49ers contend that it was), a lack of training camp reps, simple bad luck or a depressing confluence of all three, aggrieved fantasy players are now left to pick up the pieces, salvaging what’s left of their massacred rosters. Amid the chaos, fantasy managers will look to do some much-needed remodeling this week, addressing their vacancies through aggressive bidding on the waiver circuit and a generous allotment of FAAB dollars.

Ahead of what could be the most important waiver period of the 2020 fantasy season, Stephen Andress, Jordan Cohn and I are here to steer you in the right direction, offering our thoughts on a variety of subjects including the Giants’ post-Saquon pecking order, how to navigate San Francisco’s injury-riddled backfield, a Bengals duo worth streaming in a tailor-made matchup with Philadelphia (condolences to Eagles fans) and a pair of blossoming tight ends trending toward must-start status. Soak in the knowledge with our latest episode of the RADIO.COM Fantasy Football Show.

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