Fantasy Football Week 3 waiver wire pickups: Garrett Wilson and more

Fantasy Football, Garrett Wilson, New York Jets - Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Sterling Shepard – Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Fantasy Football waiver wire, Week 3: Wide Receivers

1. Garrett Wilson, Jets

Get used to hearing about and reading about this guy. The 2022 10th overall draft pick exploded in Week 2 in the Jets’ comeback 31-30 win over the Browns. He commanded 14 targets and hauled in 8 of them for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also recorded a rushing attempt. He had this monster day on only 61% of snaps.

Only rostered in 26% of fantasy leagues, Wilson will emerge as the Jets’ number 1 receiver. He is a priority add in all formats as he makes a push for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He could help you make a push for your fantasy football championship, as well.

2. Sterling Shepard, Giants

After many conflicting offseason and preseason reports, it appears that Shepard is the Giants’ number 1 receiver. With that role, he’s recorded 14 targets and 1 touchdown through the first two weeks. The Giants are 2-0 and are outperforming expectations with new Head Coach Brian Daboll.

Only rostered in 16.1% of fantasy leagues, Shepard has been on the field for more snaps than Kenny Galloway and Kadarius Toney through two weeks. In an offense that doesn’t have an elite tight end, Shepard is worth stashing in all formats. He can boom some weeks as he did in Week 1 for 15.10 points in PPR, which is helpful with injuries and bye weeks coming up.

3. Noah Brown, Cowboys

For the second week in a row, 2022 3rd round draft choice Jalen Tolbert has been out and the 2017 7th round draft choice has been in. Not only that, but he has been operating as the Cowboys’ second wide receiver. With James Washington on IR and Michael Gallup still out, Brown has been taking advantage of his opportunity, with 10 receptions on 14 targets, 159 yards, and 1 touchdown through two weeks of action.

Available in nearly 99% of fantasy leagues, the Cowboys receiver sustained a PCL injury and may miss some time. As long as Cowboys receivers have the injury bug, Brown will be heavily involved and is worth the roster spot in all formats. His play has been good enough to warrant a role, even with players getting healthy and returning.

If he’s still available, pick up Greg Dortch, Cardinals