2023 Week 3 Through the Wire

Mario Adamo Jr. breaks down the hot waiver wire pickups ahead of Week 3 for your fantasy football rosters.

Top Players to Add in Week 3


A good draft makes a good team, but leagues are won and lost on the waiver wire. Here are my top five targets this week.




1. Josh Reynolds, DET – This was the second straight week Josh Reynolds had 6+ targets. Reynolds only trails the Amon-Ra St. Brown in regard to the Lions’ target share. Jared Goff plays better at home (last year 23 TD/ 3 INT at home vs. 6 TD/4 INT on the road last year) and the Lions play the Falcons, you guessed it, at home next week. Reynolds should continue to be the steady number two in this offense at home and on the road, but I like his touchdown upside in all home games for the Lions.


2. Zack Moss, IND – Due to a forearm injury Zach Moss missed Week 1. He returned in Week 2 as the answer to the question that is the Colts’ backfield. With Jonathan Taylor starting the season on the PUP list, he will miss at least two more games. Even after Taylor is eligible to return, there’s no guarantee he will return immediately between his injury and his contract disputes with the Colts’ front office. Moss feels like a safe roster lock for at least two weeks, and possibly beyond.


3. Jerome Ford, CLE – After Nick Chubb’s injury last night I have my sights set on Jerome Ford. Ford seemed to fill the big shoes well. With Chubb now out for the season, Cleveland could sign someone from the practice squad, but I would consider Ford a priority add.


4. Jayden Reed, GB – Jayden Reed led the Packers in targets in Week 2. He brought in 4 of them for 37 yards and 2 touchdowns. I do have some concerns about his target share when Christian Watson returns, but in the meantime, Reed is worth a roster spot.


5. Nico Collins, HOU – While Nico Collins is a little above the normal 50% threshold, it’s close enough for a player who finished top-4 this week (before the Monday games finished). Collins caught 7 of his 9 targets for 146 yards and a touchdown. Collins seems to be building a strong rapport with C.J. Stroud and I would trust him as someone with a WR2 floor going forward


Other players to consider – With Saquon Barkley missing what sounds to be at least three weeks Matt Breida should see a steep volume increase. Tutu Atwell had another strong performance this week and while I worry his volume will dip when Cooper Kupp returns he’s taking serious advantage of the situation he’s in. Marvin Mims Jr. is someone I consider to be a stash for later in the year as the rookie sees more opportunities.


Streaming Positions


Tight End


Sam LaPorta (72% Yahoo, 49% ESPN) is so close to being over the 50% threshold and he deserves to be there, the rookie has two finishes as TE8 this year. He’s caught 5 passes in both games and continues to get steady targets. Zach Ertz (10% Yahoo, 47% ESPN) is another consistent TE, bringing in exactly 6 targets in both weeks so far. While his Standard League finishes leave a little to be desired his he’s volume keeps him afloat in PPR.



Jordan Love (61% Yahoo, 40% ESPN) has thrown 3 touchdowns and no interceptions in both weeks so far this season. While his 151 yards in Week 2 leave a little to be desired, I’m impressed with his decision-making and expect his yards to take a bump up once speedster Christain Watson returns. Baker Mayfield (15% Yahoo, 10% ESPN) has two finishes in the QB2 range (QB13 & QB18). He faces a beaten-up Eagles secondary this week and has solid matchups in Week 6 (DET) and Week 7 (ATL). He seems to have a strong connection with Mike Evans, I like him in deeper leagues or for bye weeks coming up.




Jacksonville (2%) squares off against rookie C.J. Stroud in an AFC South divisional matchup and put up solid numbers against the Chiefs, 9 points. They’re currently the number 6 defense.

Kansas City (5%) plays the Bears and Justin Fields who have looked like they’ve taken a huge step back offensively.


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