Robinson Headlines Week 3 Waiver Wire

Devin Maney
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I am dubbing week 2 … The QB killer.  We saw Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, and Trevor Siemian all leave their games early due to injuries, along with Sam Darnold likely out until Week 5, due to the always popular high school disease, Mononucleosis.  Week 2 also showcased some breakout performances, which leads to how Demarcus Robinson headlines the Week 3 waiver wire in Tyreek Hill‘s absence.  Initially, I thought to myself “Good for ole Shoelaces Robinson finally making a name for himself” and then I was disappointed to find out it was Demarcus Robinson, and not Denard Robinsonit’s a classic mix up.

Expect to pay up for Robinson this week after his 6 receptions for 172 yards AND 2 touchdown performance.  Demarcus Robinson is either really good at football or Patrick Mahomes is just that lucky he has Robinson as target. Perhaps it’s the other way around. Through 2 weeks, my teams are 10-4 combined.  I’m happy with it, but I need to make some moves, let’s go over who I’m targeting on the waiver wire.


Josh Allen

I know, I talked about him last week, I’ve added him almost everywhere I could, I’m possibly madly in love with Allen, and I don’t care.  It’s fun starting him every week knowing you’ll end up with 15 points most weeks from your QB worst case scenario.  It also helps Buffalo is going up against a Bengals D/ST that has given up 21 points to Seattle, and 41 to a Jimmy Garoppolo-led Niner team.

Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy G led the 49ers to a 41-17 victory while passing for 297 yards and 3 touchdowns.  After starting the first two weeks on the road, 9ers return home with a match-up against the Steelers that Garoppolo should look good in.

Andy Dalton

There’s no question Dalton has balled out this season so far, so you have to add him.  Looks to be a tough match-up, so I’d look for one of the other two first, but could be worth the add.

Others to Consider

Teddy Bridgewater – Hard to tell what Bridgewater will do, but hard to bet against the Sean Payton led offense.

Running Backs

Raheem Mostart

Mostart showed flashes last season of what he could do but took a back seat this season with the signing of Tevin Coleman.  But an Injury to Coleman has allowed Mostart a chance to get more work in, again.  Mostart  had 13 carries for 83 yards as well as 3 catches for 68 yards and a touchdown.  Matt Breida had 12 carries for 121 yards.  Dual backs can and will thrive in the Kyle Shanahan rushing scheme.

Frank Gore

He’s about 100 years old, it doesn’t feel good starting him, but if the rookie standout, Devin Singletary, misses time due to a hamstring injury that he left Sundays contest for, he’s worth the add. If you need 7.9 points, he’s a clear-cut lock.

Jaylen Samuels

Will James Connor play or will he not? Samuels add is dependent on that factor, but perhaps with Big Ben not on the field, Mike Tomlin may be more inclined to use two backs, even though he has proven he doesn’t.

Running back is still a tough one on the wire this week.  On the plus side, Guys like Kerryon Johnson, and David Montgomery were seeing more utilization the way fantasy players had anticipated heading into the season, so that’s a plus.  Both still haven’t had great weeks, perhaps take a look and send a trade offer.  Worst case, it’s rejected.

Wide Receiver

Demarcus Robinson

Everyone expected Sammy Watkins and Mecole Hardman  to get all the work when Tyreek Hill got hurt.  I do not think that’s the case, Mahomes has proved he can and will spread the ball around to anyone on the field.  Anytime you can add a Patrick Mahomes target, it’s worth the add.  There’s also a high possibility when Hill returns, Robinson will remain the number three or four target.

Randall Cobb

Dallas goes against Miami, who is clearly not good at football.  Michael Gallup is having knee surgery and will miss a few weeks.  Dak has targeted Gallup this season, Cobb should see an increase in targets.

Golden Tate

He may be available, he may not.  He shouldn’t be clogging up someones bench for the first four weeks of the season, but he probably is.  It’s worth adding him a week early before he returns from suspension.  Plus, New York may have a solid QB again.  If not, oh well, Tate isn’t the same player he used to be.

Should Already Be Owned but Need to Take a Look..

Terry McLaurin

John Brown

D.J. Chark

John Ross III

Marquise Brown

Deebo Samuel

Tight Ends

Jason Witten

Witten faces an awful Miami team.  That’s all I should have to say.  He’s also scored a touchdown in each game this season.  He’s not an upside play, but could be consistent.

Should Also Already be Owned, but Take a Look…

Mark Andrews

Vance McDonald

Darren Waller

O.J. Howard (hasn’t been dropped, but will be by a lot of owners, and he needs to be rostered.  He’s had a tough start to the season, but don’t tilt)

Will Dissly – He’s not owned but worth a look, depending on everyone else.


I’m targeting Dallas Cowboys.  I don’t have any hard facts as to why, of course other than their playing Miami.


Add Eddy Pineiro

As always, remember to check who your league-mates dropped throughout the week.  Sometimes they make silly decisions and tilt hard.  One question I recently saw was “Should I drop Robert Woods for John Brown?”