Waiver Favors™: 2022 Week 3 Fantasy Football Pickups

By Ha Kung Wong  Week 3 Fantasy Football Pickups

Twitter: @FBGarbageTime

As I do every year over the last 10 years, I’m here to help with waiver wire adds via my weekly Waiver Favors™ article!  And I’m assuming if you’re reader right now, you’re in your fantasy football playoffs, so congratulations!

I’ll make a couple suggestions for after Week 3 of the 2022 fantasy football season that hopefully will keep your team running.  You’re welcome.  Again.

As usual, all pickups are available in at least 50% of Yahoo standard fantasy football leagues (with some minor exceptions) as of Sunday evening.

Khalil Herbert

RB – Chicago Bears – 49% Owned

David Montgomery was ruled out for most of the game due to a knee/ankle injury and Khalil Herbert picked up exactly where the Bears left off and rushed 20 times for 157 yards and two TDs, adding two receptions for 12 yards.  Even without the 52-yard run in the third quarter he looked like a bona fide RB1 in a run heavy Bears offense. All Montgomery owners should get him immediately, and everyone else in 10-team leagues or deeper should scoop him up as well.

Alexander Mattison

WR – Minnesota Vikings – 55% Owned

And another big name RB went down when Dalvin Cook injured his shoulder in the third quarter.  And just as we’ve seen in the past, Alexander Mattison was a capable replacement with 7 carries for 28 yards and a TS, adding one reception for 16 yards. It’s unclear whether Cook will miss any time, but if he does, you better have Mattison.  Go grab him in all 10-team leagues or deeper.

Alexander Mattison Rushing & Receiving Stats
Game Rush Rush Rush Rush Rece Rece Rece Rece
Year G Rush Yds TD Y/G Tgt Rec Yds TD
2019 13 100 462 1 35.5 12 10 82 0
2020 13 96 434 2 33.4 15 13 125 1
2021 16 134 491 3 30.7 39 32 228 1
2022 2 10 44 0 22.0 5 3 6 0
Care 44 340 1431 6 32.5 71 58 441 2

Russell Gage

WR – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 40% Owned

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are having issues with their WR core.  Mike Evans was suspended and Chris Godwin and Julio Jones were out due to injury.  Russell Gage was essentially the lone bright spot scoring the team’s  only TD and leading all Bucs receivers with 87 yards on 12 receptions.  It’s unclear what the Bucs receivers will look like in Week 4, but Gage would be a nice stash just in case they remain banged up, even with Mike Evans returning from his suspension.  Pick him up in all 14-team leagues or deeper.

Romeo Doubs

WR – Green Bay Packers – 25% Owned

The Packers receiving core has been a bit hit or miss this season, and with Christian Watson and Sammy Watkins out due to injury, it was Romeo Doubs turn to step up catching all 8 of his targets for 73 yards and a TD, leading the Packers in targets, receptions and yards.  He looks to get more opportunity moving forward, so would be a solid pick up in all 14-team leagues or deeper.

UPDATE for Monday Night Football

Check back for the update after Monday Night Football!

Here our previous week’s waiver picks that we still think are worth a pickup:

10-Team Leagues

RBJeff Wilson Jr. (49ers)

12-Team Leagues

QBJimmy Garoppolo (49ers)

WRNoah Brown (Cowboys), Greg Dortch (Cardinals), Jahan Dotson (Commanders), Devin Duvernay (Ravens)

TEGerald Everett (Chargers)

14-Team Leagues

QBMarcus Mariota (Falcons), Cooper Rush (Cowboys), Jameis Winston (Saints)

RBJ.D. McKissic (PPR)(Commanders)

WRNelson Agholor (Patriots), Joshua Palmer (Chargers), DeAndre Carter (Chargers)

TEHayden Hurst (Bengals)

16-Team Leagues


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