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Waiver Wire: Week Three

Waiver Wire: Week Three

Sep 18, 2012

Another week in the books and another hustle to improve your fantasy team.  Here are five waiver wire choices after week two with last weeks results posted below:

—- Upgrade from Honorable Mention —-

Dennis Pitta – TE Ravens:

With 24 targets over the first two weeks, Pitta has become a trusted entity for Joe Flacco.  He added another eight catches this week taking his total to 13 in two games. 65 yards after being targeted 15 times, Pitta has proved that he is a valuable pick-up for anyone looking for an upgrade at their TE position. Next week at New England.

—- The annual Antonio Gates is hurt pick-up —-

Donte Rosario – TE Chargers:

With four catches, three touchdowns and 48 yards on Sunday, Rosario might have earned the starting spot over Randy McMichael while Gates is out with a rib injury.  Tennessee defense isn’t exactly stellar and Gates will be back this week so the jury is still out on if this type of production will continue. Next week against Atlanta.

—- The annual Ryan Mathews is hurt pick-up —-

Jackie Battle – RB Chargers:

This guy continues to fight for his position on the field.  After taking the job from Curtis Brinkley half through the game, Battle had 14 carries for 69 yards and two touchdowns.  With this production the Chargers are likely to allow Matthews another week to recoup and give Battle the rock again this coming week.  Next week against Atlanta.

—- You caught how many balls? —-

Danny Amendola – WR Rams:

15 catches, 12 in the first half, for 160 yards and one touchdown – Amendola has risen as a nice third down receiver for Sam Bradford.  His production seems to be something to start taking note of and if your receivers are struggling this may be an option for you. Next week at Chicago.

—- Arian Foster who? —-

Ben Tate – RB Texans:

With Arian Foster under the weather Ben Tate filled in nicely.  Foster was still extremely productive, but Tate stole some valuable touches down in the redzone. With 12 carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns, Tate has started to emerge as a reasonable option even with Foster healthy.  Next week at Denver.

Last week results:

Kevin Ogletree – One catch for 26 yards with one target.

Michael Bush – 14 rushes for 54 yards.

Mark Sanchez – 10 for 27 with 138 yards and a touchdown.

Stephen Hill – No catches with two targets.

Alshon Jeffery – One catch for seven yards.

Dennis Pitta – Eight catches for 65 yards with 15 targets.

Rand Holdren


Things I've learned in life: I want to play a series with the Baltimore Ravens Defense. A hole-n-one is extremely exciting. I enjoy coaching Quarterbacks. TV timeouts kill games. Predator is best action movie of all-time. College athletes should get paid. Fantasy football brings joy to my heart. Follow Rand at @randoutwest

  • beaV

    I’d like to second the notion that fantasy football brings joy to your heart. Well put.

    It’s a love affair really. A big win brings ecstasy. Around the corner, heart-ache looms..