Published: Sept. 17, 2018 at 01:35 a.m.
Updated: Sept. 17, 2018 at 06:55 p.m.

2018 Week 3 fantasy football waiver-wire targets

Looking to improve your fantasy football team? The best way to do is by adding the hottest names in the National Football League off the waiver wire. Each week, I'll hook you up with (at least) 10 players you'll want to target. For more fantasy analysis and information, check me out on TwitterFacebook, YouTube and Instagram!

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  • The Bengals have lost Joe Mixon (knee) for the next 2-4 weeks, so Bernard is set to become the most popular add in fantasy football. While the team will also sprinkle rookie Mark Walton into their backfield mix, Bernard will be the team's new featured back for all intents and purposes. A versatile vet who was solid in a featured role last season, Bernard should be your top waiver-wire target this week. 11

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    Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals

    The Bengals have lost Joe Mixon (knee) for the next 2-4 weeks, so Bernard is set to become the most popular add in fantasy football. While the team will also sprinkle rookie Mark Walton into their backfield mix, Bernard will be the team's new featured back for all intents and purposes. A versatile vet who was solid in a featured role last season, Bernard should be your top waiver-wire target this week.

  • Enunwa opened the season with six catches, 63 yards, a touchdown and 18.3 PPR points in a win over the Lions. He followed it up with another nice stat line, posting seven catches for 92 yards in a loss to the Dolphins. Enunwa has now seen a combined 21 targets overall, so rookie quarterback Sam Darnold has obviously gained a strong rapport with him. A PPR asset, Enunwa should be owned in all leagues. 10

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    Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets

    Enunwa opened the season with six catches, 63 yards, a touchdown and 18.3 PPR points in a win over the Lions. He followed it up with another nice stat line, posting seven catches for 92 yards in a loss to the Dolphins. Enunwa has now seen a combined 21 targets overall, so rookie quarterback Sam Darnold has obviously gained a strong rapport with him. A PPR asset, Enunwa should be owned in all leagues.

  • Cole was a popular deep sleeper during the fantasy preseason, but he's still a free agent in more than 90 percent of leagues on NFL.com. That should change after his big performance against the Patriots, as the talented wideout hauled in seven of eight targets (including a ridiculous catch) for 116 yards and one touchdown in a win over the Patriots. Cole has big-play ability and is the top Jaguars wideout to own. 9

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    Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

    Cole was a popular deep sleeper during the fantasy preseason, but he's still a free agent in more than 90 percent of leagues on NFL.com. That should change after his big performance against the Patriots, as the talented wideout hauled in seven of eight targets (including a ridiculous catch) for 116 yards and one touchdown in a win over the Patriots. Cole has big-play ability and is the top Jaguars wideout to own.

  • Jones showed flashes of potential during his rookie campaign, averaging 5.5 yards per carry while also putting up 12.13 PPR points per game in his four starts of 2017. Slated to return from a two-game ban, Jones will no doubt be allowed a chance to push Jamaal Williams for touches moving forward. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see him pass Williams on the depth chart at some point. Add and stash Jones. 8

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    Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers

    Jones showed flashes of potential during his rookie campaign, averaging 5.5 yards per carry while also putting up 12.13 PPR points per game in his four starts of 2017. Slated to return from a two-game ban, Jones will no doubt be allowed a chance to push Jamaal Williams for touches moving forward. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see him pass Williams on the depth chart at some point. Add and stash Jones.

  • LeSean McCoy suffered a rib injury in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, which leaves his status somewhat of a question mark heading into a Week 3 contest in Minnesota. While the matchup is brutal, Ivory would still be worth a look off the waiver wire if McCoy were forced to miss time. A former 1,000-yard rusher, the vet would see an obvious uptick in touches if he's moved into a bigger role in the Buffalo offense. 7

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    Chris Ivory, RB, Buffalo Bills

    LeSean McCoy suffered a rib injury in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, which leaves his status somewhat of a question mark heading into a Week 3 contest in Minnesota. While the matchup is brutal, Ivory would still be worth a look off the waiver wire if McCoy were forced to miss time. A former 1,000-yard rusher, the vet would see an obvious uptick in touches if he's moved into a bigger role in the Buffalo offense.

  • Brown has opened the season with a pair of solid fantasy performances, as he followed up a 13.5-point output in Week 1 with an even better 19.2-point effort during a loss to the Bengals. A former 1,000-yard wideout, Brown saw 79 percent of the snaps in that contest and should continue to see a big role in the Ravens improved pass attack moving forward. If he's still available, I'd see what Brown can do for you. 6

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    John Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens

    Brown has opened the season with a pair of solid fantasy performances, as he followed up a 13.5-point output in Week 1 with an even better 19.2-point effort during a loss to the Bengals. A former 1,000-yard wideout, Brown saw 79 percent of the snaps in that contest and should continue to see a big role in the Ravens improved pass attack moving forward. If he's still available, I'd see what Brown can do for you.

  • I mean, I guess you have to pick him up now, right? Fitzpatrick followed up a ridiculous five-touchdown performance in the opener with a four-touchdown effort in a win over the Eagles. (Yes, that is egg all over my face). The great bearded one has gone all Dan Marino on us to start the season, and he's still a free agent in most leagues. With Jameis Winston banned one more game, you must add Fitz-magic. 5

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    Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    I mean, I guess you have to pick him up now, right? Fitzpatrick followed up a ridiculous five-touchdown performance in the opener with a four-touchdown effort in a win over the Eagles. (Yes, that is egg all over my face). The great bearded one has gone all Dan Marino on us to start the season, and he's still a free agent in most leagues. With Jameis Winston banned one more game, you must add Fitz-magic.

  • Clement is coming off a tremendous performance against the Buccaneers, touching the football 11 times for a combined 85 yards with one touchdown. His workload did increase with Darren Sproles inactive and Jay Ajayi out for part of the contest, but Clement showed that he can make an impact even with a limited share of the touches. A talented pass catcher, Clement is a solid addition in PPR formats. 4

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    Corey Clement, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

    Clement is coming off a tremendous performance against the Buccaneers, touching the football 11 times for a combined 85 yards with one touchdown. His workload did increase with Darren Sproles inactive and Jay Ajayi out for part of the contest, but Clement showed that he can make an impact even with a limited share of the touches. A talented pass catcher, Clement is a solid addition in PPR formats.

  • The biggest negative when it came to Ebron's fantasy value in Detroit was his inconsistent production. Well, he;s now scored a touchdown and double-digit PPR points in two straight games as a member of the Colts. That's what playing for a healthy Andrew Luck can do! With the tight end position being as thin as ever in fantasy circles, Ebron needs to be owned in most leagues as a borderline No. 1 option. 3

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    Eric Ebron, TE, Indianapolis Colts

    The biggest negative when it came to Ebron's fantasy value in Detroit was his inconsistent production. Well, he;s now scored a touchdown and double-digit PPR points in two straight games as a member of the Colts. That's what playing for a healthy Andrew Luck can do! With the tight end position being as thin as ever in fantasy circles, Ebron needs to be owned in most leagues as a borderline No. 1 option.

  • John Ross was the name being bounced around as a potential fantasy sleeper in the preseason, but Boyd has been the better option. In Week 2, he tied A.J. Green with a team-high nine targets and paced the squad with 91 yards while also scoring a touchdown. Boyd also saw 77 percent of the snaps, compared to Ross' 57 percent. With Cincinnati's offense flying high right now, Boyd deserves an add. 2

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    Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

    John Ross was the name being bounced around as a potential fantasy sleeper in the preseason, but Boyd has been the better option. In Week 2, he tied A.J. Green with a team-high nine targets and paced the squad with 91 yards while also scoring a touchdown. Boyd also saw 77 percent of the snaps, compared to Ross' 57 percent. With Cincinnati's offense flying high right now, Boyd deserves an add.

  • When news broke that the Browns were going to part ways with Josh Gordon, Callaway's value started to rise. That was before he went out and balled against the Saints, posting 81 yards and one touchdown (most of it on a 47-yard scoring strike from Tyrod Taylor). Callaway, who saw 80 percent of the offensive snaps, should remain a big part of the Cleveland pass attack during the season. Add him. 1

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    Antonio Callaway, WR, Cleveland Browns

    When news broke that the Browns were going to part ways with Josh Gordon, Callaway's value started to rise. That was before he went out and balled against the Saints, posting 81 yards and one touchdown (most of it on a 47-yard scoring strike from Tyrod Taylor). Callaway, who saw 80 percent of the offensive snaps, should remain a big part of the Cleveland pass attack during the season. Add him.