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NFL Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire Studs

Week 2 is in the books and fantasy football owners are shopping the waiver wire looking for a good bargain. Which players are worthy of a pickup? We're here to answer your questions.

Green Bay Packers running back James Starks picks up yards against the Washington Redskins
Green Bay Packers running back James Starks picks up yards against the Washington Redskins
Wesley Hitt

Week 2 is in the books and fantasy freaks are likely shopping the waiver wire looking to add players. Here is a list of the top 5 waiver wire options with a few bonus picks thrown in for good measure.

James Starks Running Back Green Bay Packers

20 carries, 132 yards, 1 touchdown (6.6 YPC) 4 receptions, 36 yards (9.0 YPC)

Don't look now but the Green Bay Packers actually have a running game. Eddie Lacy won the starting but he is sidelined with a concussion and his status is up in the air. Starks is worth snag in all leagues as he is clearly ahead of rookie Johnathan Franklin and will get some carries.

Eddie Royal Wide Receiver San Diego Chargers

10 receptions, 14 targets, 114 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns

While Royal hasn't put up amazing receiving yards he has found the end zone 5 times through 2 games. All of the Chargers 7 touchdowns have been through the air and Royal has become Rivers' red zone target. He is a solid fantasy right now.

Phillips Rivers Quarterback San Diego Chargers

50 of 76 for 614 yards, 7 touchdowns and 1 interception

Rivers is off to a great start and is a viable fantasy quarterback thus far. I still find it hard to trust him but numbers don't lie. If you need a quarterback you can safely snag him now.

Charles Clay Tight End Miami Dolphins

10 catches, 13 targets for 163 receiving yards and 0 touchdowns,1 rush for 1 yard and 1 touchdown

Clay hasn't found the end zone in the passing game but he did get a goal line carry that he converted for a touchdown. He has also been a favorite target of quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The Dolphins only have two receiving touchdowns on the year but their offense is starting to click. Clay gets called into action due to the season ending injury to tight end Dustin Keller and appears to be the guy the Dolphins expect to take over his anticipated production.

Knowshon Moreno Running Back Denver Broncos

22 carries, 121 yards, two touchdowns, 6 receptions, 51 yards

Moreno has assumed the role of the #1 running back and has been solid through two games. He will continue to get the bulk of the carries while the Broncos ease rookie Montee Ball into the lineup. Moreno is the best Broncos running back in protection so he will continue to see the field.

Deandre Hopkins Wide Receiver Houston Texans

12 receptions, 19 targets for 183 yards and 1 touchdown

I don't know why he would be available in your fantasy league but according to waiver wires across the board he is in the top 5 players being added. If you are so fortunate to have a shot at him please by all means grab him. I added Hopkins and Bennett below simply because they are showing up high on transaction wire lists. They aren't available in any leagues I participate in.

Martellus Bennett Tight End Chicago Bears

10 receptions, 16 targets for 125 yards and 3 touchdowns

Like Hopkins, Bennett isn't available in any of my leagues but since he shows up high on transaction lists I put him here. Grab him if you can he is a hot commodity.

Bonus option:

Inside linebacker Brian Cushing Houston Texans

16 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 TFL, 1 pick six and 1 pass defended

If you play in an IDP league Cushing is a great add if he is available. He is racking up IDP points and has been available in a lot of leagues.