Top Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 3

Top Waiver Wire Pickups for NFL Week 3 of the 2020 Season

An athlete getting his knee examined by a doctor
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With a plethora of star players getting hurt this weekend, the waiver wire is the quickest way to improve your fantasy football team. Here are the Top Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 3 of the 2020 NFL Season.

Players are ranked in the priority they should be pick up off the waiver wire.

NFL quarterback Cam Newton smiling after a game.
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  • Cam Newton NE
  • Gardner Minshew JAC
  • Ryan Tannehill TEN (Streaming option this week @MIN)
  • Joe Burrow CIN
  • Derek Carr LV
  • Mitchell Trubisky CHI (Streaming option this week @ATL)
  • Baker Mayfield CLE
  • Justin Herbert LAC
  • Jeff Driskel DEN
  • Nick Mullens SF (Streaming option this week if Jimmy G doesn’t play @NYG)
  • Tua Tagovailoa MIA (Stash)
NFL running back Devonta Freeman
Thomson20192/flickr/CC 2.0

Running Back

  • James Robinson JAC
  • Leonard Fournette TB
  • Jerick McKinnon SF
  • Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR
  • Mike Davis CAR
  • Joshua Kelley LAC
  • Devonta Freeman NYG
  • Myles Gaskin MIA
  • Dion Lewis NYG
  • Ito Smith ATL
  • Wayne Gallman NYG
  • J.D. McKissic WAS
The Green Bay Packers offense huddled up on the football field during an NFL game
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Wide Receiver

  • Robby Anderson CAR
  • Jerry Jeudy DEN
  • Brandin Cooks HOU
  • Russell Gage ATL
  • Corey Davis TEN
  • Jalen Reagor PHI
  • NKeal Harry NE
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB
  • Allen Lazard GB
  • Tre’Quan Smith NO
  • Curtis Samuel CAR
  • K.J. Hamler DEN
  • Mecole Hardman KC
  • Keelan Cole JAX
  • Isaiah Ford MIA
  • Michael Pittman Jr. IND
NFL tight end Jordan Reed lining up on the football field for a play
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Tight End

  • Jonnu Smith TEN
  • Mike Gesicki MIA
  • Dalton Schultz DAL
  • Mo Allie-Cox IND
  • Jordan Reed SF
  • Jordan Akins HOU
  • Tyler Eifert JAX
  • Drew Sample CIN
Indianapolis Colts defense against the Las Vegas Raiders
Jamie Lamor Thompson/shutterstock

Defenses to Stream Week 3

  • Indianapolis Colts vs NYJ
  • Arizona Cardinals vs DET
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ DEN
  • Los Angeles Chargers vs CAR
  • Cleveland Browns vs WAS
  • Tennessee Titans @ MIN
  • Jacksonville Jaguars vs MIA
NFL New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley running with a football for a touchdown against the Washington Football Team
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Players You Can Drop

  • Saquon Barkley RB NYG – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • Courtland Sutton WR DEN – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • C.J. Uzomah TE CIN – Season Ending Achilles Tear
  • Marlon Mack RB IND – Season Ending Achilles Tear
  • Blake Jarwin TE DAL – Season Ending Torn ACL
  • Parris Campbell WR IND – Knee Injury
  • Drew Lock QB DEN – Shoulder Injury
  • Tyrod Taylor QB LAR – Chest Injury
  • David Njoku TE CLE – MCL Strain Put on IR
  • Denzel Mims WR NYJ – 2nd Hamstring Strain Put on IR
  • Irv Smith TE MIN
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick QB MIA
  • Emmanuel Sanders WR NO
  • Randall Cobb WR HOU
  • Chris Thompson RB JAC
  • Rob Gronkowski TE TB
  • Anthony Miller WR CHI
  • Tarik Cohen RB CHI
  • Carson Wentz QB PHI

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